Taraji P. Henson "vibed" out to Kendrick Lamar while getting ready for the Oscars.
The Hidden Figures actress stunned at the 89th annual Academy Awards on Sunday (26Feb17), opting for old Hollywood glamour in a navy velvet Alberta Ferretti gown, that sat off the shoulders and featured a thigh-high split. She teamed the look with Nirav Modi diamonds around her neck, Jimmy Choo shoes and soft waves in her hair.
"Taraji loves to have a toast of champagne, listen to Kendrick Lamar or classic hip hop. It's always fun; we just vibe out," her make-up artist Ashunta Sheriff told People.
For the make-up, which included a blue smoky eye, luminous skin and a natural lip, Ashunta took inspiration from Diahann Carroll, the first black actress to star in her own TV series.
She used products from St. Tropez, Urban Decay, Glossier and her own make-up line and said Taraji was delighted with the finished look.
"(Taraji) loved it," the beauty expert smiled. "She knows that I know her face as well as my own so she trusts me and doesn't fight back - usually!"