Get the Look: Alicia Keys at the AMAs

11/20/2007 at 01:00 PM ET

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Alicia Keys‘s makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff, took inspiration from the songbird’s sexy Giorgio Armani dress to create a “sophisticated, sexy, glamorous” look for her. Ashunta created a retro smoky eye by first drawing a super thick line along Alicia’s upper lashline and adding an exaggerated wing at the outer corner, then lining the inner rim of her lower lid with Dior waterproof pencil in Trinidad Black, $24. Then for a little sparkle, she brushed Dior 1-Colour Powder Mono Eyeshadow in Silverdust, $24, onto her lid and inner corner of her eye. Finishing with a swipe of Dior 1-Colour Powder Mono Eyeshadow in Ready to Beige, $24, on the browbone and crease. And then she added a couple of coats of Dior DiorShow Mascara in Black, $23, for dramatic lashes. To complement Alicia’s dramatic eyes, she went for neutrals on the rest of the face — a coat of peachy Dior Addict Ultra-Gloss Reflect in Lacy Sorbet, $25, and some rosy Dior Blush in Stawberry Sorbets, $34, along her cheekbones. To give Alicia a gorgeous glow, Ashunta brushed Bare Escentuals I.D. All-Over Face Color in Warm Radiance, $18, to her entire face. The look was so glamorous that all she had to do to get her stage ready was add sparkles with Girlactik Signature Sparkle Shadow in Bronze and Gold, $10.

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SophieD on

She just isn’t sexy at all to me. The girl has not an ounce of sex appeal. Her face is so…yuck. Great body though.

Heather on

I totally disagree..she looks beautiful! The best she’s looked yet.

nene on

I don’t know who “SophieD” was looking at but she couldn’t have been looking at Alicia Keys. Alicia Keys is absolutely beautiful, and talented. Her look that night was on fire….so,so hot!!!!!!!!!!

GG on

SophieD must be blind because Alicia is so damn beautiful…she must not have seen her on the latest cover of Entertainment Weekly where they only have shot of her gorgeous freaking face! Get some glasses girl or a class in taste because Alicia is so distinctly beautiful it hurts!

Robin on

I think that Alicia Keys is fine as hell. I know that she has haters, but people need to realize that she has done so much to help different people around the world. She is very insperationsl, and a very great rolemodel. If i had the chance to meet her, then I would pass out.
I think that the haters need to get some business.

brittany on

i have always been ugly.sort of cute as a baby,but seeing alicia keys,andbeyonce,and angelina jolie,makes me feel hurt and sad,because i always get made fun of and called ugly,and i see everybody with a man,and not me.and i know i dont have anybody too share my life with.iwant too kill myself.i would rather get killed,than get treated differently.its not fair that i am the ugly duckling,and everone else is a beautiful swan.i know god hates me.

Sandy on

Uh Brittany…Are you ok? You know sometimes it’s not the physical appearance that matters! I know alot of beautiful women who have the worst attitude and outlook. Aside from all the airbrushing these girls get dont dwell on it. So please cheer up and smile you are beautiful!

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MsDarlene45 on

Hey brittany, have ever seen Ophra without her makeup? She’s not a swan when she get out of the bed ya know. Look honey makeup and high heels are two of the best gifts women have been blessed with. Girl with a good makeup job, a sexy hair cut, hook it up with just a t-shirt, a pair of snug fitting blue jeans and a hot pair of stilletos… you will turn heads. It’s all my husband want me to wear. Give it a try sister, you will see a difference. Be blessed sister.

kiana on

I think Alicia keys is very beautiful, she has a very pretty face, she sings perfectly, just one body part of her makes her body is unbalanced that is lower body, but who does care? she is beautiful anyway.

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