All The Deets Behind Taraji P. Henson’s Flawless Emmys Look

Taraji P. Henson x Emmy's 2018
Photo Credit: Credit: Todd Williamson/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty

Taraji P. Henson served a major lewk at the 2018 Emmy’s Monday night. The Empire actress pulled up in a dreamy ensemble that left us drooling over every detail. 

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Her dress, a floral Giambattista Valli gown picked out by stylist Jason Bolden, deserved its own fashion drama award. The gown featured embellished detailing and a short tiered skirt paired with a flowing train  giving a unique hi-low effect.

The dress also served as inspiration for her hair and face beat courtesy of her go-to glam team hairstylist Tym Wallace and makeup by Ashunta Sheriff, with brows by Damone Roberts.

“My inspiration came from a whimsical fairytale which had a lot to do with the dress,” shared Tym, who created a face-framing style with soft curls and a messy low braid.

To get the look, he diffused and set the natural texture with Suave Professionals Captivating Curls Mouse Cream and FHI Heat Platform Nano Salon Pro 2000 blow dryer.

Taraji P. Henson
Photo Credit: Instagram/@ashuntasheriff

For a more defined curl pattern, he took random sections and wrapped the hair around a 3/4″ FHI Heat professional curling iron.  To finish off the look, Tym created a low, loose braid which he teased out to play up texture.

Ashunta complemented the look with a mauve nude lip and cheeks paired with deep lined eyes and fluttery lashes.


Ashunta shared ALL of the products she used to create Taraji’s magical face glow. Check out her Instagram post below with all of the product details. 

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Yesterday’s #GetTheLook from #emmys2018 on @tarajiphenson #MyMuse skin: #1stYouFlash with @dermaflash 2.0 Luxe @ashuntasheriffbeauty #PorePerfectingPrimer #TheBase #mattefullcoveragefoundation in #Tawny and #RichAlmond set with #UniversalPowder Cheek, Eye and lip used #Allowovercremecolorstick in #Sexy Eye: I set the creme color stick with a @fentybeauty #MorracanSpicepalette smudged on upper and lower lids the added my new faves @eylureofficial #JasmineBrownLashes LOVE THESE❤️❤️❤️ and then added @Gucci #BlackMascara on top and bottom lashes going heavier on bottom lashes. #HIGHLIGHT🤗 in #Popstar Added to cheekbones, bridge of the nose and corners of he eyes and on the legs feel r added glow. 👄’s I used #sexy #allovercremecolorstick on lips then popped #FairyDustLiplustre in #Flashy on top I lined with @maccosmetics #corklipliner finally I finished brows with @damoneroberts #browgel and #Brunette and #Auburn #browpowder … I set makeup with #BeautyElixihydratingSpray… voila 💋#ashuntasheriffbeauty coming soon Oct’ partnered with @yournamepro @thee.mastermind

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Stephenetta (isis) Harmon

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