Friday, October 8, 2010

Beautiful One: Taraji P. Henson

You may recognize Taraji P. Henson from the movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button or you may not, because she looked quite different dressed as the seniors home caregiver who adopts Benjamin Button.

Taraji has worked in television (Eli Stone, Boston Legal, Felicity, ER) and in film (Hustle & Flow, Smokin' Aces, Peep World)

She's got one of those faces that can play older than her years or frumpy, but the girl likes to glam it up when she's in the spotlight. Her figure: tiny and curvy. Her hair: glossy. Her skin: radiant. Her look: sophisticated and sexy.

I happened to get to see her in person at the Toronto International Film Festival, promoting Peep World, in a long, slinky grey dress that showed off her lovely figure. She said in an interview on the TIFF red carpet that she would love to do more comedies since it means she can stop dieting. In comedy you're not expected to be skinny and sexy, she said.
Not my photo, sadly.
Her make-up tends to focus on sexy eyes and a neutral lip but she mixes it up with a bold lip colour now and again. As well as her enviable figure and skin, she's got perfect eyebrows, almond-shaped eyes, stunning cheekbones and a perfect jaw. 

Here, at an event wearing what looks like mauves on her eyes and a bright cherry-red lip.

On a red carpet, with neutral, sophisticated make-up in pinks, peach and brown and lighter brown hair.

Here in a matte red lip, peachy cheeks, black-lined eyes and sporting a sleek, glossy, glamourous bob.

At the 2009 MTV Movie Awards sporting a funky shag haircut, neutral lips and sultry eyes. Unlike many celebs who attend the MTV award shows, she's gone for a rock & roll look but not way over-the-top. This make-up is glam and sexy without making her look like a cartoon character.

This is one of my favourite make-up looks on Taraji, smoky eyes using navy blue, and delicate pink cheeks and lips.

Wearing lavender and keeping her make-up soft in what looks like bright sunlight. Her bob is styled in glossy curls, her lips are pink and matte, her cheeks are peachy and her eyes subtle but sophisticated.

At the 2009 Academy Awards, where she was nominated for Best Supporting Actress, Taraji upped the sophistication with perfect hair, smoky dark eyes, pretty pink cheeks and a natural, nude lip.

Looking a bit more playful and showing off more skin in front of the golden Oscar statues, Taraji looks fresh in soft make-up - light colours on her eyes, a bit of blush and natural, glossy lips.

Sporting a bright fuchsia lip to match her dress, Taraji keeps her eyes soft and sultry to pair. She definitely seems to like the same cheek colour - a peachy-corally-brown in many of the photos in this post.

 I believe this may be an older photo of Taraji - her hair is longer and lighter and the outfit seems a lot sexier than what she's been wearing more recently. Here her make-up is all brown-toned (have you noticed she likes to tie her make-up in with her outfits?).  


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