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…All The Details For Danai Gurira’s Oscar Red Carpet Look!
RED-CARPET READY…”Black Panther” star Danai Gurira steps out in cornrows and braids crowned in gold.
We’re still stunned at the gorgeousness of “Black Panther” actress Danai Gurira’s look from the Academy Awards. So, we’re zooming in for the all the beauty details…courtesy of her glam squad! THE HAIR: “Danai’s hairstyle was inspired by African Princess Royalty,” shared celebrity hairstylist Larry Sims. “I wanted to create something strong, regal and elegant that complimented her dress along with her 1920’s Fred Leighton Headband so we went with gorgeous regal braids” To craft the look, Larry started by applying Biolage BlowDry Glotion to damp hair. He then parted hair into small sections, applying Biolage Texture Sap to the roots of the hair, fashioning cornrows away from the face. He finished with an all-over mist of Biolage Freeze Fix Hairspray to make sure there were no flyaways on the red carpet. THE MAKEUP: Celebrity makeup artist Tym Buacharen created an amazing “Black Panther” inspired glow for Danai for her appearance at the 2019 Academy Awards using drugstore brand, BLK/OPL. On a clean and moisturized face, Tym applied BLK/OPL True Color Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 the shade Black Walnut to the inner and outer parts of the face. Creating a smooth, long lasting base. Next using an angled brush, Tym applied BLK/OPL ColorSplurge Brow Shaper Kit in Deep Brown to outline and fill in Danai’s eyebrows using light strokes to fill in sparse areas. Moving to the eyes, Tym used BLK/OPL ColorSplurge Eyeshadow Quads in in Sahara to create a subtle glow. Using an eyeshadow brush, he used gold as the base and pink along the crease for a hint of blush to the lids. To make the eyes pop a bit more, Tym used a dark brown pencil liner and volumizing mascara. To complete the look, the makeup pro used BLK/OPL ColorSplurge Patent Lips in Copper Tone (which provided an ultra shine yet non-stick lip). He first applied it in the center and working the gloss to the outer edges of the lips. THE NAILS: Star nail pro Tracylee created Danai’s mani by applying OPI Natural Base Coat to nails. Next, she applied one coat of OPI Nail Lacquer in Bogota Blackberry followed by one coat of Black To Reality to create a warm metallic red. She finished with OPI Top Coat for the perfectly custom look to compliment the warmness of Danai’s Brock Collection gown.
EVERY DETAIL, right down to Danai’s manicure: flawless.
Photos: Red Carpet by Getty/courtesy Biolage; Every Detail courtesy OPI.

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