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The $36 Product Behind Tracy Chapman’s Flawless Grammys Skin

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As Tracy Chapman belted out a moving rendition of her hit “Fast Car” alongside Luke Combs at the 2024 Grammy Awards, it was hard not to notice her gorgeous skin shimmering under the spotlight. Makeup artist Shadara Holmes shared that she exclusively used black-owned beauty brands to give Chapman, 59, a flawless complexion.

“I had the honor and privilege to finish my Grammy Awards day by doing glam for the talented legend Tracy Chapman,” said Holmes on an Instagram post celebrating the night. “I’m so over the moon, plus she’s another artist from Ohio. Who would’ve thought two little brown girls would be here in this moment together?”

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Fueled by the spirit of Black History Month, Holmes prepped Chapman’s skin with products from Uzo Beauty and Danessa Myricks. As Chapman became the first black woman to win in the country category, she wore only female-owned black beauty brands.

To bring out Chapman’s natural radiance, Holmes prepped her skin with Uzo Beauty Stem Cell Serum Complex ($110) and Stem Cell Moisturizer ($95). She then used a touch of Danessa Myricks’ Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder ($36) in shade 9. to expertly conceal any imperfections.

The blurring balm is a multipurpose product that can be used for priming, concealing, setting foundation and providing sheer coverage. The formula contains skin-loving ingredients such as olive-derived Squalane and hyaluronic acid. “It was the skin care and the foundation combo that made her skin. It’s important for people to know that it was the combination because the foundation alone is matte and it gives no illumination,” she tells us.

Tracy’s glowing skin and perfect performance had viewers mesmerized and downloading the 1988 hit again. After the singer-songwriter’s performance on Sunday night, her original recording rose to number one on the iTunes Charts in less than 24 hours.  

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