The transformation of Jennifer Hudson over the last few months has been incredible. Through tragedy, she’s come out on the other side with a fiancé, a baby and now a new body that is dressed in what I call urban chic attire, which is described in the fabulous book from Harper’s BazaarGreat Style, as “city dwellers that keep a cool vibe in sleek separates.” I’m in 100% agreement, but I’d take it a step further and incorporate the coolest beauty products to bring her entire new look to life. After all, beauty is the icing on the cake.

While Jennifer’s makeup generally looks the same from red carpet to red carpet, I absolutely have no problem with it because she (or her glam squad) have determined that this “unfussy” natural makeup look best suits her and she’s sticking to it. To attain the same easy-breezy look, use L’Oreal’s Wear Infinite Quads Eye Shadow, Earthscape ($7.15, I like how blending is made easy with the four shades in this quad to help you create the perfect eye look every time. Check out my entry Can You Catch A Man With These Eyes? to learn how to apply eyeshadow.

I don’t find that there’s much difference between the many brands of blotting powders on the market which absorbs oil and perspiration from your skin. What sets Bobbi Brown’s Blotting Papers ($20, apart from the rest is its sleek, leather-like refillable case with mirror. Can you think of better packaging for the urban chic lady?

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