Ashunta Sherrif Sounds Off After Folks Clowned Taraji P. Henson's Makeup
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Got a light-skinned friend look like Michael Jackson

Taraji P. Henson‘s longtime makeup artist, Ashunta Sherrif, took to social media on Wednesday to sound off after folks clowned the “Empire” star’s beat.

Social media had all kinds of jokes about Taraji’s makeup. DC Youngfly had a field day with it.



Taraji was a good sport and even got in on the shenanigans when she joked about being the 6th member of the Jackson 5.

Uuuuuuummmmmm kinda Trippy NO? Hair and makeup is something huh? I think it’s the lighting. If not I was supposed to be the 6th of the 5 ???? ???

Now, we all know makeup and be hit and miss at times depending on our own personal preferences, but what ruffled Ashunta’s feathers is the fact that folks were telling Taraji she needs to fire her.

Peep Ashunta Sherrif’s response below.

Today I got roasted by social media @theshaderoom @dcyoungflyand fans let me have it and even told @tarajiphenson to fire me… well same hair and makeup same day in these two pictures but let me explain to the novice #makeupartist out here in the social media world. Lighting makes a major difference in how your makeup appears.

Taraji has a yellow undertone and in her trailer the lights are fluorescent. Whereas in the #makeuptrailer the lights are natural light bulbs. Anyone who is a pro knows that fluorescent lighting will turn your skin tone green and make you appear ashy.

I’ve done Taraji’s makeup for many many years, in fact, many celebrities and I was reluctant to address this but I decided it was necessary to teach you novice makeup artist and people who don’t know lighting whatsoever that it does affect how your makeup looks.

Furthermore makeup for TV, red carpet, editorial, film etc are all different mediums and makeup reads differently depending on the format used, cameras, lighting, background, hair color, clothing etc. I’ve been doing this over 20 years so imma say this don’t come for my job or my talent cause the work speaks for itself.

I’m so damn tired of people throwing stones and don’t even understand the technicalities involved when it comes to #makeup #hair or #fashion and be so quick to judge people’s work without knowing all the technicalities involved. We all have bad days but just so you trolls know this wasn’t one of them.

Judge my work when you stand next to her in public and if she looks ashy or green then come get at ya girl… f#&? Outta here… but @dcyoungfly you were funny we did laugh and thanks for treating the queen with #respect #tarajiphenson #KnowYourSh$$1st #clownasspeople #socialmediaamesssometimes #doyouhaveacareerNadontthinkso #20plusyearsinthegame #googlemebitches #blessed??

Tell em why you mad, sis!

I totally understand Ashunta’s frustration, but the internet is gone internet and there’s nothing you can do about it accept log off.

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