Mariah Carey

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Okay fine, we were probably the only people looking above Mariah Carey's neck in the photos from her performance at the BET Honors this past weekend in Washington, D.C.

But you have to admit the 43-year-old songstress brought the glam big time with her cascading waves and sensual smoky eyes.

Granted, we would have avoided the frosty white highlighter underneath the diva's eyebrows (the frost brings more attention to puffiness and can quite frankly look a little cheap) but otherwise, we thought her look was bombshell perfection.

Get the Look: To copy the Grammy winner's luscious locks, start by applying a conditioning, volume-building mousse like Herbal Essences Naked Volumizing Soufflé.  Next, part hair on one side and with a round brush, blow hair out smooth.

Beginning with the hair in the front, wrap sections (starting about 5" from the roots) around a 1.5" or 2" curling iron and curl away from the face. Then, for the rest of your hair, alternate curling sections away from your face and towards your face to give the look a more tousled look.

Once all the curls are done, spray your roots with a texturizing spray that will build volume and give light hold like Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray. Break up curls and give hair an all-over spray with texturizing spray to give a sexier feel.

To copy Mariah's eye makeup, start by prepping lids with a primer or concealer. Next, apply an ivory or flesh-colored eye shadow to entire upper eye area. Next, apply a matte cool brown eye shadow like NYX Cosmetics Nude Matte Eye Shadow in Betrayal with a contouring brush in a back and forth motion right above the crease.

Mariah Carey, Instagram


Then, apply navy blue gel eyeliner like Bobbi Brown Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Denim Ink to the upper lash line.  Once eyeliner is set, go over eyeliner with a shimmery navy blue eye shadow with a small eye brush and when you get to the outer corners, bring brush upwards into a V-shape with the outer corners of the creases.

Make sure you blend along the upper lash line in a back and forth motion and then in small circles in the outer corners and creases. To brighten the eye area, use a matte white eye shadow under the brow bone and blend. Complete the eye makeup by applying two to three coats of your favorite volume-building mascara.

We want Mrs. Mariah to know that she doesn't have to wear a neckline that plunges to her belly button to get our attention.  Those gorgeous Jessica Rabbit waves and opulent eye makeup are enough to make our heads turn. Now, of course our husbands and boyfriends take the total opposite view on this topic...shocking!

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