Recreate Queen Latifah’s People’s Choice Awards Makeup

I think we can all agree that Queen Latifah looked stunning last night at the People’s Choice Awards. I love how glam (and comfortable) she looked as she picked up her award for Best New TV Show Host. It was well deserved if you ask me. Queen’s stylist Timothy Snell has been doing an amazing job styling her. I loved her look last night—Angela Dean dress, Sutra jewelry, and Gucci shoes. But, can we talk about her hair and makeup for a second? Would you like to know how you can recreate the same makeup look?

You’re in luck, because I was sent the details from makeup artist and COVERGIRL ambassador Sam Fine.

“Most often the clothes dictate the look; however, once Tim Snell revealed his version of the LBD, Latifah immediately requested a simple eye, glowing skin, and a striking lip instead of our favorite smoky eye/pale lip combination. So, when the Queen makes a request… I aim to please!” said Fine.

From the professional himself…here’s how you can recreate Queen Latifah’s People’s Choice Awards makeup look!

The 40th Annual People's Choice Awards - Red Carpet
Photo Courtesy of P&G


Every look begins with great skin – beautiful coverage and a gorgeous glow!

  • I always begin using truBLEND Fixstick concealer one shade lighter than her complexion.
  • It’s perfect to highlight the under eye area, the bridge of the nose and chin (areas where the light naturally hits the face).
  • After, I use a synthetic foundation brush to gently apply truBLEND Liquid Makeup to unify varied tones.
  • I used Queen Collection Lasting Matte Pressed Powder to set underneath the eyes and the center of the face, then applied my favorite bronzer, Queen Collection Natural Hue Bronzer, near the outer perimeter of the face for glowing results.
  • Tip: I often use two shades of bronzer – one that matches her skin tone, which takes the place of blush, and a deeper shade – to contour and warm her complexion.


A simple, clean eye doesn’t mean that I don’t use eye shadow; it means I used natural looking shades to enhance the shape of her almond eyes.


Now, the fun part… a dramatic lip!