All eyes are on Taraji P. Henson as she continues her meteoric rise as the Cookie everyone wants a piece of her. This time, she’s sharing the spotlight with her makeup artist Ashunta Sheriff on the cover of The Hollywood Reporter.The glossy’s beauty issue featured the pair, along with other celebs and their artists, including Lupita Nyong’o and Reese Witherspoon (who shares the double cover with Henson), to showcase the the power glam squads have to take celebs to new heights in Hollywood.
Inside, Sheriff, who is Henson’s exclusive makeup artist, reveal how they first started working together, the inspiration behind her various looks and the difference in approachs between beautifying Cookie and Henson.
“Cookie has a few lipstick colors and one basic lash and we keep it like that because that works for her character.” said Sheriff. “Taraji is many characters.”
Henson, agreed, adding, “I try to stay as far away from Cookie as possible when I’m on the red carpet. I like to be Taraji.”
Press play below to watch the two friends laugh, joke and talk all things beauty in a behind-the-scenes clip and click through for pics from their shoot.