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Taraji P. Henson Covers The Hollywood Reporter’s Beauty Issue

Taraji P. Henson and her makeup artist/”sister friend” Ashunta Sheriff are covering The Hollywood Reporter’s beauty issue.

In it, Sheriff dishes on Taraji’s transformation into Cookie Lyon and her signature looks.

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

Fan pages devoted to Cookie’s beauty, including tens of thousands of YouTube tutorials on how to re-create the diva’s makeup, have flooded the Internet this year.

Why the obsession? According to Ashunta Sheriff, Henson’s makeup artist both onscreen and off, “Cookie is uninhibited, and that is giving women the courage to try new things. She isn’t afraid of the trends, whether it’s a dark plum or bright turquoise eye shadow.”

It also helps that Cookie’s signature look — what Sheriff calls her “wispy lash, red or wine lipstick, winged liner and natural foundation coverage” — is easily imitated. One person not copying the Lyon-ess’ makeup, however, is Henson, 45.

“I definitely try to give Taraji a different look from Cookie,” says Sheriff, who forgoes bold lip colors in favor of soft pink and coral glosses for the red carpet. Lips aside, all eyes are on both women right now.


Taraji has since praised the cover and thanked The Reporter for giving Ashunta shine.

They look great, riiiight???

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David Needleman/The Hollywood Reporter



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