The photos of Angela Bassett at the Emmys have been floating around my timeline and getting tons of social media likes, with good reason. Because Angela Bassett looks AMAZING. The word flawless gets tossed around a lot. Here, I’d say it applies. Behold.

get the look angela bassett emmys 2015

Angela Bassett is never one to half-step and she SLAYED at the Emmy Awards. I had to get the full breakdown of that look. Who doesn’t want to know what’s being used to beautify this goddess of film and television?

I reached out to Angela’s makeup artist, D’Andre Michael. D’Andre’s been working with Angela off and on since 1999, and consistently since 2003.


Image source: D’Andre Michael

I’ve had the pleasure of meeting D’Andre in LA and he’s such a sweet, wonderful person! And so knowledgeable and multi-talented. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram @DAndreMichael! And check out his products at U.G.L.Y Girl Cosmetics.

For Angela Bassett’s look at the 2015 Emmy Awards, the focus was flawless skin and bold, seductive eyes. Here’s the breakdown of Angela’s look straight from the one and only D’Andre Michael!


Image source: D’Andre Michael


Concealer – MAC Studio Finish Concealer – NW 40

Foundation – Kevyn Aucoin – The Sensual Skin Enhancer (SX13 / SX15)

Setting Powder – Dermacolor Water Resistant Powder – P5

Powder – Ben Nye Mojave Luxury Powder – Dolce

Beauty Blender Sponge

Contour Palette – Ben Nye Media Pro Poudre Palette Mojave



Highlights – MAC Cosmetics – Mineralized Skin Finish Powder – Cheeky Bronze

Blush – MAC Cosmetics Mineralized Blush – Love Joy


Image source: D’Andre Michael


Eyeshadow 1 (Lid / Brow) – L’Oreal – Studio Secrets – Smooth Latte

Eyeshadow 2 (Crease/Lower Lid/Smoke) – MAC Cosmetics Eyeshadow Matte 2 – Brown Down / Brown Script (Blending Shadow) Black Tied ( smoke by lower lash) and L’Oreal – Studio Secrets – Lush Raven (blending smoke shadow)

Eyeliner – NYC Cosmetics – Waterproof Eyeliner Pencil – Black

Mascara – L’Oreal – Voluminous Waterproof Mascara – Carbon Black

Eyebrows – Anastasia Beverly Hills – DipBrow Pomade – Dark Brown

Eyebrow Brush – Anastasia Beverly Hills – Duo Brush #12



Lipliner – MAC Cosmetics Lipliner – Cork and Chestnut

Lipstick – MAC Cosmetics Lipstick –Matte- Naturally Transformed

Lip Gloss – U.G.L.Y. Girl Cosmetics Lip Gloss – Pout



Image source: D’Andre Michael

And that’s the way it’s done!

Thanks for breaking it ALL the way down, D’Andre! You can follow him on Twitter and Instagram @DAndreMichael! And you can follow Angela Bassett at @Im.AngelaBassett.


Blue Labels Boutique says:
September 26, 2015, 10:20 am
Gorgeous and she gets better with age! Http://
Sheena Kali says:
October 8, 2015, 9:25 am
Angela Bassett looks flawless at the emmys!
Deangelo Frietas says:
June 7, 2016, 3:33 am
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