How To Get Queen Latifa’s People’s Choice Awards Look by Artist Sam Fine

Did you love Queen Latifah, the hostess with the mostess’s, look last night at the People’s Choice Awards? Wish you could create the look for yourself at home? Celebrity makeup artist and true legend in the business, Sam Fine, who helped Queen look her most fabulous self last night, gives a how-two below.

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Classic with a hint of color – Fine complimented her purple dress using subtle shades. For the green dress, he simply created a bolder lip.

Fine used eggplant on the eye – it’s easier to wear than lilac and is closer to brown/mahogany tones. He applied it to the crease of the eye and underneath for definition. Fine used CoverGirl Eye Enhancers 4-Kit in Ice Princess, $5.61 at He paired the eggplant with an opalescent beige shadow on the eyelid to open up the eye. Fine used eye liner for definition on the top and tons of lashes.

“I don’t know anyone who can hit the red carpet without lashes.” – Sam Fine

Mascara help to fuse Queen’s lashes to the fake lashes. Fine used CoverGirl VolumeExact Mascara in Very Black, $8.47 at

Fine started with a dusting of bronzer. Queen had just come back from the holidays so she had a nice base tan. The bronzer helped to keep the golden glow going. He then layered on a rose colored blush on top of the bronzer. It added a hint of sublte color. Fine used CoverGirl Queen Collection Natural Hue Minerals Bronzer in Brown Bronze, $8.18 at

Fine lined Queen’s mouth with a liner.

“Liner is s step I never skip, even when doing a nude lip, especially on women of color. It really helps to define the lip.” – Sam Fine

The lipstick and gloss were a neutral yet mauvy tone. The gloss was put on top to make the color stand out against her skin. Fine used CoverGirl Wetslicks AmazeMint in Pink Positive, $6.25 at

For the green dress:
Fine went with a bold mouth. He created a totally different look by just changing the lips. It completely transforms the look into one that is glamorous and sexy. Fine used a cranberry colored lipstick and gloss. Fine used CoverGirl Queen Collection Vibrant Hue Color Lipstick in Cherrylicious, $7.26 at

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