It was lights out for the Cincinnati Bengals who lost the Super Bowl LVI to The Los Angeles Rams (23-20) this past Sunday.
It was a nail-biting game that ended with a fourth-down stop by the Rams definsive tackle Aaron Donald who locked the win. But what had social media buzzing was the half-time show which featured a show-stopping throw-back, nostalgic infused performances by music icons Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Eminem, Kendrick Lamar, 50 Cent, and Mary J. Blige.
“Aunty Mary” aka Mary J. Blige was literally twinkling in a bodysuit embellished with 10,000 Swarovski crystals. She let loose performing her 2001 hits “Family Affair” and “No More Drama” at the SoFi Stadium that was transformed into a California house party riding on the power of hip-hop.
The look, complete with matching gloves and thigh-high boots, was custom-made by Norwegian fashion designer Peter Dundas. It featured a long-sleeve crop top with lace detailing and was later accessorized with a silver fedora hat, which Blige wore to close the show alongside fellow performers Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, 50 Cent, Eminem, and Kendrick Lamar.
But let’s push into the legendary’s “beat face” which was created by makeup artist Porsche Cooper using all Fenty Beauty. The look featured a bold, exaggerated smoky eye with a natural pink lip and stunning copper highlight.
Porsche created a soft matte base layered with showstopping highlight for the “ultimate glow factor” featuring Fenty Beauty Diamond Bomb All-Over Diamond Veil in Cognac Candy– pure copper microfine sparkle mixed with Fenty Beauty Liquid Killawatt Fluid Freestyle Highlighter in Honey Hawtie – copper gold liquid shimmer.
To start, Porsche applied Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Liquid Foundation in 420, followed by Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Longwear Liquid Concealer in 400 and 420to create a flawless base before layering on highlight across the highpoints of cheekbones. To create contour, she used Fenty Beauty Match Stix Matte Contour Skinstick in Espresso – the perfect contour with a cool undertone for medium to deep skintones – and Fenty Beauty Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer in Mocha Mami for overall warmth. Lastly, she set the makeup with Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Honey plus Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Powder Foundation in 440to keep skin looking radiant, but not shiny, as the ultimate performance-proof beauty trick.
To accentuate Mary’s beautiful eye shape, Porsche created a dark smoky eye using Fenty Beauty Snap Shadows Mix & Match Eyeshadow Palette in True Neutrals Palette in shade Cumin Get It in the crease and Smoky Palette in shade That Deep?across the upper and lower lids. For definition, she used Fenty Beauty Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Blackacross the upper lid, lower lid, and waterline, followed by Fenty Beauty Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Black.
To punctuate the eyes, Porsche usedFenty Beauty Brow MVP Ultra Fine Brow Pencil & Styler in Dark Auburn to shape and style Mary’s strong brows.
With the focus on Mary’s dark, dramatic eye look, Porsche created a natural pink finish to the lips with NEW! Fenty Beauty Icon Refillable Lipstick in Motha Luva, a light pink nude, and Fenty Beauty’s best-selling Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow, a shimmering rose nude, for a final glamorous finish.
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