R&B artist Ella Mai is only 25 so we were relieved to see at the Grammys that she wasn’t so made up that she was unrecognizable (hello, Tanya Tucker.) The fresh-faced beauty had celeb makeup artist Emily Cheng on her team, who gave us some hints on how she got the look.

INSPIRATION: Ella has these beautiful almond-shaped eyes that I love accentuating. With this gown I wanted to do a smokier eye but instead of a classic black, I incorporated the red from the gown as the main hue.


1.  Start by applying Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation in 340 using a beauty blender
2.  With the pointed tip of the beauty blender, apply Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer in shade 302 in order to get right under the eyes
3.  Finish the face off, apply Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Powder Foundation in 310
4.  For a slight contour of the hairline, apply Shiseido InnerGlow Cheek Powder in Cocoa Dusk for a flush of color
5.  Lastly, tap Shiseido Aura Dew in Cosmic in the inner corner of the eye, the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and cupids bow for further dimension


1.  Start by creating a wing-shaped just on the outer corner of the eye blending inward with Shiseido’s Kajal InkArtist Shadow Liner in Adzuki Red – lightly buff out the outer edge of the lower lash-line
2.  To further blend out the edges, buff over the color with Shiseido Kajal InkArtist Shadow Liner in Rose Pagoda
3.  Define the eyes by smudging Shiseido MicroLiner Ink Eyeliner Black into the lash line
4.  Using the Shiseido ArchLiner Ink, create a clean sharp wing
5.  FInish the lash with Shiseido’s Imperial Lash Lengthening Mascara Ink in Sumi Black, top and bottom. Doing 3 coats give a very lashy look

Here’s a rundown of all the products used. DO try this at home.


Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Foundation

https://www.sephora.com/product/synchro-skin-self-refreshing-foundation-spf-30-P449106?skuId=2248631Price: $47.00

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Concealer (shades 302)
302: https://www.sephora.com/product/synchro-skin-self-refreshing-concealer-P449107?skuId=2248854Price: $31.00

Shiseido Synchro Skin Self-Refreshing Custom Finish Powder Foundation

https://www.shiseido.com/synchro-skin-self-refreshing-custom-finish-powder-foundation-9990000000198.htmlPrice: $45.00

Shiseido InnerGlow Cheek Powder in Inner Light
Cocoa Dust: https://www.shiseido.com/us/en/innerglow-cheekpowder-9990000000167.html?dwvar_9990000000167_color=0852151079Price: $29.00

Shiseido Aura Dew – Cosmic
Cosmic: https://www.sephora.com/product/aura-dew-face-eyes-lip-P435418
Price: $25.00


Shiseido Kajal InkArtist – Shadow, Liner, Brow – Rose Pagoda/Adzuki Red
https://www.shiseido.com/us/en/kajal-inkartist-shadow-liner-brow-9990000000168.htmlPrice: $25.00

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink Eyeliner
https://www.sephora.com/product/microliner-ink-P435415Price: $22.00

Shiseido ArchLiner Ink
https://www.shiseido.com/archliner-ink—shibui-black-0729238147324.htmlPrice: $24.00

Shiseido Imperial Lash Lengthening Mascara Ink – Sumi Black
https://www.sephora.com/product/imperiallash-mascaraink-P435409Price: $25.00

About The Author


Evan Hosie has worked as a Women's Lifestyle editor/writer (expert in the beauty and fashion vertical); created the Pop Culture section for Radaronline.com; never met a gadget she didn't want, and spends waaaaay too much time on Social Media.

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