Gwen Stefani presented Cher with the Icon Award at the 2017 Billboard Music Awards after the 71-year-old singer performed a dazzling retrospective of her top hits (somewhere Kim Kardashian was cheering). Makeup artist Gina Brookes was responsible for crafting Cher’s beauty look, saying she was “Honoured to do [Cher’s] makeup for the Billboard Icon Award, especially when she can do it herself!” Brookes broke down the exact products she used on her Instagram account. See them all below.
Honored to do @cher makeup for the Billboard ICON awards especially when she can do it herself! Makeup ..Prime the skin with @marc Jacobs Invisible uncover, using "the shape" brush to apply contouring 102 in Tantric-on the apples of the cheek I used blush in 500 In Luca and Libido with "the blush" brush, mascara in Noir #10, lip liner in prim (rose) and lip gloss in truth or bare" Loving the new Eyeshadow Palettes all by @mar beauty Marc Jacobs new Eye-Conic Eye Shadow Palettes launching in July @marcbeauty @sephora @neimanmarcus #marcjacobsbeauty #makeitmarc
Prime skin with Marc Jacobs Beauty Under(cover) Perfecting Coconut Face Primer, “which brings the refreshing feel of coconut to your face while it perfects and creates long lasting makeup,” says Brookes. Apply #InstaMarc Contouring Powder. “[It] contains micro-fine pigment technology and built-in skin conditioning agent,” she says. Blend together the two hot pink hues in the Air Blush Soft Glow Lush & Libido palette and apply to the apples of the cheek.
“I really wanted to enhance Cher’s eyes and sparkle each time the light reflected off her beautiful face,” says Brookes. Using the Marc Jacobs Beauty Eye-Conic Eye Shadow Palettes (not launching until July), apply a light shadow over the base of the lids, then “enhance” the crease with a darker shade. “I applied the metallic shade to the base over the eyeshadow to catch the light,” she added. Finish by applying mascara in Velvet Noir to top and bottom lashes.
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