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While we don’t yet know how many statuettes Quinta Brunson will take home on Monday night, the three-time nominee already made waves at the 74th Emmy Awards by stepping out in a stunning copper gown and shimmery eye makeup.
Given her catapulted stardom since her freshman sitcom Abbott Elementary hit ABC last year — for which she became the first black woman to earn three Emmy comedy nominations — Brunson knew she had to look like a star at this year’s ceremony.
For her glamor on the red carpet, she supported makeup artist Renée Loiz, who has worked with Brunson for almost two years. “We knew to make her eyes a big focal point of her look — she has these big, beautiful eyes,” Loiz said diversityadding that they opted to cover Brunson’s lids in a gold-hued copper to match her shimmering gown.
Aside from bold eyes and neutral lips (thanks to Westman Atelier’s liquid lip balm in Garconne, which “matches Brunson’s lips perfectly”), Loiz says skincare prep is the hidden step that turns any makeup look on makes or breaks the red carpet.
“Your skin prep is key,” says Loiz. “The reason we don’t use heavy, heavy makeup or heavy foundation is because her skin is flawless. I mean, it’s flawless, so I don’t want to clog her pores or anything.”
your favorite products? The Olay Retinol24 Collection and the Révolve Contouring Massage Roller. “It pushes out any lymphatic drainage and puffiness under the eyes. I definitely see a difference which is why I use it all the time.”
Check out more products below that Loiz used to achieve Brunson’s stunning red carpet glamor:
Olay Retinol24 Collection
“Her prep actually starts the night before with the Olay Retinol24 collection she uses – this will only help her prep her skin and be ready for the next day.
And the day after I clean her face with Olay Cleansing Cloths, so I start her prep all the time. I like to clean her face just to make sure I have a clean canvas, nothing from the night before. Then I spray it with a Youth Foria foundation spray.”
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Revolve Contouring Massage Roller
“I also do the contouring of the facial massage. First, it relaxes her and I get under the cheekbones, the eyes, the neck – just like giving her a full face massage to calm the nerves.
I use the Révolve Contouring Massage Roller. It has two rollers on one end and on the other end it has a really small roller that I use under the eyes. With the first one, because there are two, it really goes under the jawline and under the cheekbones. You apply your moisturizer so it soaks into whatever you put on your skin, and then you literally just push it in and it sculpts.”
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Westman Atelier Vital Skincare Complexion Drops
“Because her skin is flawless, this foundation is perfectly dewy, natural and really lets her skin shine through. And then I mix two Western Atelier products for her cheeks: the Baby Cheeks Blush Stick in Bichette and the Lit Up Highlight Stick in Brûlée. So that’s supposed to give her a sun-kissed glow on her cheeks.”
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Westman Atelier Eyeshadow in Champagne
“Her dress will be copper colored which will look absolutely stunning on her skin tone. So the focus on her eyes is a golden copper color that will run all over her lids, by Westman Atelier in Champagne. I’m going to use my ring finger and just tap it. And that will achieve the wet look I want without it interfering with the copper color underneath. It will be a bit see through but it will give it that wet look.
I’m going to round off her eyes by lining them with Juvia’s Place liquid liner and Kasha Faux Lashes to really define her lashes.”
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Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm in Garconne
“For her lips, I definitely want to keep them neutral because her eyes will be the focus. We keep her bare with Mented Cosmetics Lip Liner, which matches her lip color perfectly. And then the Westman Atelier Squeaky Clean Liquid Lip Balm in Garconne, which is kind of a soft plum color, the same colors as her lips, so it’s going to be pretty neutral and soft on her lips.”
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