Celeb Inspired Makeup Look: Jennifer Hudson’s Essence Magazine January 2014 Cover


I recently received my January 2014 Essence magazine with Jennifer Hudson on the cover and loved J Hud’s makeup. It looks so girly and sweet yet soft and natural. She looks stunning! I couldn’t help but to do an inspired makeup look.







L’Oreal Studio Secrets Magic Perfecting Base Primer
Inglot AMC Corrective Iluminator, MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW40 & Ben Nye Banana Powder to conceal/highlight under eye
Cover Girl Outlast 3-in-1 Stay Fabulous Foundation in Soft Sable
Ben Nye Neutral Set Setting Powder


MAC blush in Sweet As Cocoa
NARS blush in Albatross


Layla Pro Eye  Primer from lid to brow bone
Milani Shadow Eyez Eyeshadow Pencil in Sand Dunes all over lid as a base
Inglot Eyeshadow in DS 458 all over lid and blended into crease
MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe all over lid (layered over Inglot DS 458)
MAC Eyeshadow in Shroom to highlight browbone
Senna Pinpoint Micro Tip Eyeliner in Black on upper lashline
MAC Eyeshadow in Satin Taupe on waterline
Senna Voluptulash Volumizing Mascara in Blackest Black
Senna Form-a-Brow Kit in Dark & MAC Pro Longwear Concealer in NW40 to define brows


Milani Color Statement Lipliner in Brandy
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Nude Creme
Milani Color Statement Lipstick in Plumrose (layered over Nude Creme)

I like the way it turned out but next time I will smoke out my waterline a little and apply lashes for more drama!


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    • Erica
      12.11.2013 / 3:54 pm

      Thanks Te’rea!

  1. Donna
    12.12.2013 / 1:23 pm

    I love the lipstick combo! I will definitely try it out.

  2. 12.14.2013 / 9:35 pm

    Love the lip combo that you are wearing. Your skin is beautiful. Could you please do a tutorial on your skin care regimen.

    • Erica
      12.14.2013 / 10:15 pm

      Thank you so much. I’ll try to do a tut, if not I will do an updated post 🙂

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