The 8 Beauty Products Taraji P. Henson Can't Live Without
"I was like a mad scientist," says Henson of the more than 10 years it took to create her TPH by Taraji hair care line. Here, she shares her routine: "I wear my hair mostly in protective styles. Sundays [are] like a spa day. I start with my scalp scrub (right), follow that up with one of my shampoos and masks, then we braid it down with my oil (left) so that my hair won't feel brittle and deprived when I take it out."
Buy It! TPH by Taraji Never Salty and Glow Up, $13 each; target.com in January
"Whenever I want a natural look, I use these strips with black glue, so I can go over it with black eyeliner."
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"I need my face to feel squeaky-clean, so I wash with this, then use Paul Scerri moisturizer. I swear [the moisturizer] was made for me. If they stop selling it, my face might turn to stone!"
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Henson uses this formula on her lips and eyelids. "My makeup artist [Ashunta Sheriff-Kendricks] taught me that trick," she says. "You've got to blend it fast because it dries quickly, but it's easy and creates such a beautiful look."
Buy It! Milani Amore Soft Matte Lip Crème in Loved, $8; walmart.com
"If I'm running to the store, I'll use it on my undereyes if they look tired. I like these because I can mix the colors."
Buy It! Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Pro Filt'r Instant Retouch Concealer, $26; sephora.com
"When my eyes get puffy underneath, I'll put these on. My fiancé [Kelvin Hayden] uses them too."
Buy It! Peter Thomas Roth 24K Gold Hydra-Gel Eye Patches, $75; sephora.com
"Whenever I wear this, people follow me," the Empire actress says of the citrusy scent. "But I spray it sparingly, because it's expensive!"
Buy It! Boadicea the Victorious in Valiant, $921; boadiceaperfume.com