Behind Ciara's Radiant Billboard Music Awards Beauty Look

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Instead of heavy contour, her makeup was all about illumination and highlighting.

Makeup: the great unifier. At least it was in Ciara’s case at Sunday’s Billboard Music Awards. The singer slash model wore no fewer than seven thigh-baring gowns to co-host the show with Ludacris, and while her golden and caramel mane underwent almost as many hair changes, her face stayed consistent throughout. “The makeup had to seamlessly unify her entire look,” says Yolanda Frederick-Thompson, her makeup artist.