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One of our favorite looks from Sunday’s Soul Train Awards was Ella Mai’s stunning eyeliner and bold lip combo.

Emily Cheng, the celeb artist behind Ella’s look is the artist who has worked with Hollywood’s biggest stars – Barbie Ferreira, Yara Shahidi, Kerry Washington, and more.

Emily achieved Ella’s look by using Shiseido’s incredible line of skincare and makeup products. We have listed and linked all products below and Emily gave us her step by step of how you can achieve this look as well!


Shiseido Refreshing cleansing sheets

Shiseido Ultimune Power Infusing Concentrate

Shiseido Ultimune Eye Power Infusing Eye Concentrate

Shiseido Benefiance Pure Retinol Intensive Revitalizing Face Mask

Shiseido Benefiance Wrinkle Smoothing Day Cream


Shiseido Synchroskin Self-Refreshing Foundation in Oak 330 and 360

Shiseido Synchroskin Self-Refreshing Concealer 302 and 203

Shiseido Synchroskin Synchro Skin Invisible Silk Loose Powder Matte

Shiseido InnerGLow Cheek Powder in Cocoa Dusk and Berry Dawn

Shiseido Aura Dew Solar


Shiseido LipLiner InkDuo Prime and Line in Espresso


Shiseido Kajal InkArtist in Tea House

Shiseido InkTrio Ebony Brow

Shiseido MicroLiner Ink in Black

Shiseido Imperial Lash Mascara Ink Waterproof


Shiseido Lash Curler- Gold Limited Edition


“Glammed, androgynous and sophisticated, we kept the lines clean and definition sharp to go

with the rest of the look.

Wanted the lips to stand out as this look came with a hat that shadows the upper half of her

face. However, I still defined the eyes so they would stand out but kept it clean. No color, just

contour, and black eyeliner.”

Credit: Emily Cheng



“Cleanse face with refreshing towels.

I applied the pure retinol intensive revitalizing mask for about 10 minutes then took a hot towel

to do quick steam so the serum from the mask would penetrate further. At this step, take

notice of any dry patches and gently scrub with the towel. I find usually in-between the

eyebrows, around the nose and mouth. I massage the remainder of the serum into the skin.

Once that is absorbed I massage in the serum, moisturizer, and eye cream. I take my time to do

this so that everything is well absorbed and the skin feels smooth. Lastly, blot the tzone with

a tissue.”


“I started by applying Shiseido Synchro skin self-refreshing foundation in 330 all over and then

using 330 I create depth around the edges of the face like the hairline/forehead and jawline.

Ella’s skin is pretty flawless so I used just a dab of Shiseido’s Synchroskin self-refreshing

concealer in 302 right under the eyes and blend out edges with 203.

To finish the base I lightly set the t-zone with Shiseido’s Synchroskin invisible silk loose powder

in matte.

I slightly contour with cocoa dusk and pop berry dawn on the apple of the cheeks.

Lastly, I tapped Shiseido Aura dew cosmic on the inner corner of the eye, the cheekbones,

bridge of the nose, and cupids bow for highlight and further dimension.”

Credit: Emily Cheng

Eyes :

“I worked on creating elongated depth by using the Kajal liner in teahouse. I traced out the

contour/shape and very lightly blended it out. With concealer, I sharpened and cleaned up the

contour so that the shape and depth really pops.

Then I created a wing on the outer corner of the eye blending inward with Shiseido Microliner

ink in black. Next, taking the same liner I fill in the bottom waterline, upper and bottom lashline.

I did a couple of layers to get a very intense black.

Finished the eye with Shiseido’s imperial lash mascaraing waterproof

top and bottom. Doing three coats to get a very lashy look.”


“I muted her lip line with the lightest touch of 302 concealer. Then going in with Shiseido lipliner

inkduo prime and line in espresso to sculpt the shape. Take a brush and blend the lip line

inward. Leaving a slight fade as the color goes into the center.”