Television brilliance and Oprah Winfrey go hand in hand, so
when it comes to her red-carpet look for this year’s Emmy Awards, we were
beyond excited to see what she had up her sleeve. In true Oprah fashion, she
didn’t miss a beat, sporting a wide-legged black and white Elizabeth
Kennedy tuxedo, paired with a slicked-back ponytail, a fresh,
glowing complexion and her signature black specks.
Prior to the show, Oprah posted a series of photos to
Instagram showing fans what pre-Emmys prep really looks like—including a brow touch-up
with guru Anastasia Soare, hair appointment with Nicole Mangrum and a
last-minute pedicure with the Footnanny—but our favorite photo (and also the
most insightful) was when she was in her makeup artist’s chair.
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Derrick Rutledge, Oprah’s long-time makeup “maestro” was
shown tracing her brow bone and bridge of her nose with a light nude pencil to dramatically brighten the area and deliver a “lifted” look to the eyes. Once blended, the
pencil acts as a pigmented highlighter (similar to the light eye shadow shade
you might blend under your brow bone to “lift” it) that won’t crease, smudge or
fade—perfect for when you’re trying to look your best (i.e. the red carpet).