SAG Awards 2017 Nominee’s Beauty Challenge

Over the weekend, I finally got around to see the SAG nominated film, Hidden Figures. Not only did I feel empowered as a black woman, but I looked at my all progression as personal and communal wins! Also, I loved seeing Taraji P Henson, who played Katherine Johnson, in a whole other element. She did THAT! In the spirit of the SAG Awards creeping up, a few of my blogger friends and I thought it would be cool to participate in a SAG Awards 2017 Nominee’s Beauty Challenge. Each participant in the beauty challenge will create a look from someone on the nominee list. Since Hidden Figures left me speechless, I chose to recreate the Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture – Hidden Figures. More specifically, I wanted Taraji’s look. It was simple, beautiful, and reminds me of something I would wear to work on most days.

Before I get into the products that I used, here’s the final product.

Let’s talk about these brows! Now, most of you know I don’t get my eyebrows done. I grew up with a strict Haitian mother and by the time I was of age to start making decisions for myself (in her eyes of course) my eyebrows pretty much looked beautiful to me…never thought about getting them done. But I’m not going to lie, some days I want to make them look shaped up without the hassle of having to get them threaded or waxed.

Palladio has an amazing brow definer that gives my brows a quick pick me without the having to pluck or tweeze! Also, their products are enriched with Ginseng, Green Tea, Gingko Biloba, Vitamin E and natural humectants and skin soothers such as Aloe Vera and Chamomile.


In combination with the brow definer, I used two products from City Color Cosmetics: Mattifying Balm and Brow Quad. Before I started, I applied the Mattifying Balm as a primer. It goes on glossy and allows for a seemingly poreless finish! The Brow Quad gave more of a natural color for my eyes brows after using Palladio’s Brow Definer.


The next item I used was the Firming DMAE Eye Lift. I naturally have baggy eyes, and they often take away from any eye shadow or lash extensions I apply. Instead of using lots of concealer, I added a little bit of Derma E’s eye lift, and it truly made a difference. After using my Fit Me Matte + Poreless Foundation (which is one the best full coverage foundations I’ve used), I topped off my look with e.l.f. Cosmetics Velvet Matte Lipstick.



So what do you think? I know I don’t do many makeup hauls, or skin care regiments on the blog, but why not try now?


Want to see other girls? Check out my friend and blogger boo Kurvy Katie’s SAG Awards 2017 look! Hope you enjoyed my first beauty post!! And if you want to find the items, click on the text or the pictures! Also a huge shout out to Face by Trace! She’s my dear friend and makeup artist that helped me execute this look! She actually does all my looks!




  1. January 23, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    I love this look! I need to check out that brow pencil!!

  2. January 23, 2017 / 7:16 pm

    Ah I really wanna go see Hidden Figures and support women in film!


  3. January 23, 2017 / 8:29 pm

    1. I want your glasses! 2. I love the berry color lippie.

  4. January 23, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Love loved Hidden Figures. The scene where Taraji explained why she had to leave for 40 mins each nroke ke to pieces. I wept! So powerful. With that said I love your beauty haul and simple makeup. Love

  5. January 23, 2017 / 11:01 pm

    Beautiful … Love the lippie💜💜💜

  6. January 24, 2017 / 4:27 pm

    I totally wanna see the movie. I’ve always loved strong female characters (and real life women in power too of course) and this sounds like a movie for me. Inspired by that you’ve created a gorgeous makeup and a lovely tutorial to go with it! And yes, your eyebrows don’t need any doing sweetie! 🙂

  7. Stavana
    January 24, 2017 / 5:30 pm

    I really love the way you made this look so flawless. I haven’t seen hidden figures yet but I’m be sure to this weekend!!!

  8. January 24, 2017 / 8:02 pm

    I love this and the hint of purple

  9. January 24, 2017 / 11:29 pm

    I love this idea!! And she’s amazing, she really is!
    Lets talk about you though! Love your hair and makeup!
    And keep smiling babe 🙂 You are gorgeous!

  10. January 25, 2017 / 7:51 am

    You’ve really got the coolest brands for makeup! I’m loving it all!
    Awesome post and I will definitely take note of your tutorials


  11. January 26, 2017 / 12:18 am

    Wow !! Absolutely love this makeup! You look so gorgeous! I love the colors and most of all that gorgeous smile!!

  12. January 26, 2017 / 3:16 am

    That’s such a cool idea! You really channeled your inner Taraji. I’ve been wanting to see this movie so bad!! Now I’ll have a reason to. 🙂

  13. January 26, 2017 / 6:19 am

    LOVE the hair and makeup on you babe!!
    Those glasses fit you so perfect and you look so cute in them.


  14. January 26, 2017 / 7:01 pm

    Listen here, i’m going to need you to slow down with all this black girl magic!!! dope cha

  15. January 28, 2017 / 11:19 pm

    This is such a great idea Char! I have been dying to see that film btw. Anyways, you look flawless and beautiful as always. Keep on slaying queen.

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