Cookie Lyon wears her slay on her face. Her fiery attitude is matched with pops of colorful eye shadows and bold lip. Fearless woman = fearless makeup choices. And although her fierce demeanor cannot be bought, simple products to channel this blazing bombshell can be. We talked to professional makeup artist Evan Howley, who gave us the skinny on how to get the lioness’ look. With these five products, you’ll be feeling fabulous and running your own empire in no time.
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour FoundationSephora
“To achieve Cookie’s flawless complexion, choose a full-coverage foundation in your skin tone. Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hour Foundation is a great choice to get this look, with a great array of shades for everyone. It’s a natural matte finish with full coverage, and it will not budge. You’re running an empire–you don’t have time to worry about touching up throughout the day!”
Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No 7 PaletteSephora
“Cookie usually has a more matte eye look, with most of the focus on her lips. To achieve her eye look, I recommend the Marc Jacobs Style Eye Con No 7 Palette in the appropriately-named: “The Starlet.” It has great eyeshadow colors for deeper skin tones, with some matte and some satin finish colors, in both warmer and cooler tones. You can easily customize the look with this palette.”
Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick, Black Up lipstick, and/or Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist IntenseSephora
“For the bold lip, the choices are endless! Cookie dons either red, berry, or nude lips depending on the day. I would recommend the Kat Von D Everlasting Liquid Lipstick in “Outlaw” for red–it’s a great shade and looks good on almost every skin tone. The nude shade depends on your skin tone; try the Black Up lipstick in #11 (satin seal brown). For a pop of color, try the Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #36 (satin fuchsia) or #48 (satin blackcurrant) for a deeper pout.
Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof EyelinerSephora
“Cookie is all about the subtle smoky eye, which entails a lot of eyeliner and a lot of blending. To achieve this look without too much fuss, the Sephora Collection Retractable Waterproof Eyeliner in (01 Black) or (10 Matte Brown Black) is a fool-proof product. It’s retractable, has a sharpener, and comes with a handy sponge tip for smudging. Just outline the top and outer corner of your eyes, blend until you get the desired smokey effect, and you’re good to go!”
Make Up For Ever Lash Show Instant Drama False LashesMake Up Forever
Last but not least, Cookie always has amazing lashes that look like extensions or really good falsies. A great mascara could do the trick, but I highly recommend false lashes to add the sass and drama that Cookie always brings to the table. The new Make Up For Ever Lash Show Instant Drama False Lashes are incredibly user-friendly, and you actually apply the lash glue to your lash line and then pop them on! The N-103 lashes are one of the most natural, giving you a natural but impactful look.
Watch Taraji give her input on Cookie and Lucious’ romantic fate below, and for further beauty inquiries you can reach Evan at firstname.lastname@example.org.