Watch Chaka Khan’s Diva Makeup Ritual

Imagine the kind of confidence it requires to sing, “I’m every woman, it’s all in me” and mean it. At 64, Chaka Khan is her own best makeup artist. Here, she shares the secrets to her iconic signature look.

Director: Lucas Flores Piran
Fashion Editor: Yohana Lebasi
Filmed at the Chateau Marmont

Released on 12/18/2017

Transcript

00:00
(upbeat music)
00:02
Hi, this is Chaka Khan and I'm gonna show you
00:05
my day look going into my night look.
00:09
We got the powder on and blush.
00:14
When the sun hits a woman, or any face,
00:17
it hits you here, here, here, sometimes on the nose.
00:22
I have a good nose, full of frecks.
00:24
Going on tonight, of course my eyes,
00:27
I absolutely despise false eyelashes.
00:30
I can't work with them, I sweat too much.
00:32
Waterproof black pencil.
00:34
And there are my eyes.
00:36
I've gone off reds and I do hot pinks, they're more useful.
00:43
Define the chin line, just a little bit, not a lot.
00:45
As for the eyebrows, sometimes I like them thin like this
00:48
other times, I like to thicken them.
00:51
I'm just doing it just fill them in just a tad.
00:54
This is my daytime look.
00:55
Now we're going into the evening look.
00:57
(dramatic music)
00:59
I'll take more black.
01:00
It's gonna make it pop really pretty.
01:03
I always like to start at the top and move down.
01:05
Gold is my favorite.
01:08
I go down the middle of my nose.
01:11
I pick up a little bit more to tie it in.
01:14
I'm gonna do a little contouring.
01:17
It looks natural on stage.
01:21
I like these spongy ones.
01:24
Every time you put on foundation,
01:26
be sure you go over it with powder.
01:28
Then take the other side, take it down.
01:32
Those are the bones.
01:35
You follow the bone, the cheekbone.
01:38
Sometimes instead of lining my lips with a pencil,
01:40
I'll line them with a darker color.
01:46
It's like a liquid liner and it comes in every color
01:48
and what I do is I just put it right on the inside
01:51
so you can see where my eyes begin and end.
01:56
(upbeat music)
01:59
My favorite perfume, you paying them.
02:02
So this is Chaka and I want to thank you
02:04
for watching all my beauty secrets
02:06
and always look your best.
02:11
(upbeat music)
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