By Hannah Muehlberger
This past weekend, Keke Palmer and musical guest SZA hosted the vibrant episode 7 on SNL, kicking off their 48th season. Keke Palmer was radiant in her monologue when she pulled a Beyonce by revealing her new baby bump! SZA’s performance only added to the sparkling episode, not to mention her beautiful makeup look! Not only did SZA announce the release date for her next album while performing her latest single, “Shirt.” Her highly anticipated sophomore album, “S.O.S.,” is scheduled to arrive Friday — five years after the release of her hit debut record, “Ctrl.” Lucky for us, SZA’s makeup artist, Deanna Paley, did not gatekeep SZA’s glam routine!
To prep the skin, Paley first used Le Mieux OMG Let’s Glow Trio set. This glow-boosting bundle includes the easy-to-use Ionized Oxygen Infuser, skin-strengthening Oh My Glow Activator, and the breakthrough, illuminating Oh My Glow Serum. When combined with OMG activator and serum, the sleek, oxygenating infuser dispenses an ultra-fine, line-filling mist, that will instantly hydrate, nourish, and brighten skin, leaving a glistening, “glass skin” glow. No need for hands-on application of skincare products—evenly infuses micronized particles for immediate absorption—creating a cooling, de-stressing misting system for FACE and ENTIRE BODY.
For SZA’s brows, Paley used the iconic Benefit Cosmetic Brow pencil to outline and shape. This ultra-fine eyebrow pencil draws incredibly natural-looking, hair-like strokes that last 12 budge-proof hours. A few strokes of the rich yet blendable color will transform brows from shapeless & undefined to filled & defined eyebrows. Then to add body to create a fuller look, Paley used BaeBrows’ Hold Up! Flexible Brow Wax, a transparent, non-sticky styling wax that allows for customizable eyebrow styling, without any stiffness! Lift, groom, and sculpt your brows into place with just a few upward strokes to get those fluffy brows. It’s effortless to apply, leaving eyebrows looking fuller. This is the ultimate smooth brow setter product that comes in a “jumbo” sized dose that will last you forever!
To make her eyes pop, Paley applied some Baddie Beauty False Lashes in #Baddie, a full dramatic lash with a bit of a cat eye flare. To add to the look, Paley added some Illamasqua Precision Gel Liner. Water-resistant & long-wearing, this eyeliner gives intense single-stroke color.
For the glowing skin SZA achieved, Paley used Hourglass’ Ambient Soft Glow Foundation. A weightless liquid foundation that delivers 16-hour medium, buildable coverage with a natural, soft glow finish. Inspired by the iconic Ambient Lighting Collection, this long-wearing formula is infused with blurring spheres that provide a light-diffusing effect, minimizing the look of imperfections for skin that looks smooth, even, and glowing in any light. The fluid texture is easily blendable and delivers a second-skin finish for a complexion that looks seamless and lit from within. For a bright under-eye look, Paley applied some of Benefit’s Boi-ing Bright On Concealer Brighten, color correct, and seal in skin hydration…all in one! That’s bright—Boi-ing Bright On Concealer visibly brightens under the eyes with red algae extract and Vitamin C derivative, helps hide dark circles with color-correcting pigments, and helps seal in skin hydration with a serum-like formula for a healthy-looking undereye glow. This lightweight concealer blends easily and layers like a dream with Boi-ing Cakeless Concealer for full coverage PLUS brightening! SZA may have been shining on stage during her performance, but her face was not because of the use of Lauren Mercier’s Translucent Loose Setting Powder! Cult favorite and winner of major awards, Laura Mercier’s “Best in beauty” Translucent Loose Setting Powder is beloved for its 16HR wear and iconic soft-focus finish with zero flash back. Truly translucent, the #1 Setting Powder* is Laura’s makeup must-have to set and maintain the color of your foundation. Exceptionally milled to deliver incredible staying power without weight or texture so skin looks and feels soft, smooth, and flawless from day to night. It’s no wonder, 1 Translucent Loose Setting Powder is sold every 20 seconds!** In 3 shades for virtually all skin tones including dry skin, combination skin, and especially oily skin.
For those popping lips, Paley outdid herself for SZA’s look. First, she used a lip liner from M.A.C in Chesnut, then applied some Rouge Artist Lipstick in Exposed Guava from Makeup Forever. To finish it all off, Paley used Fenty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer in Glass Slipper.