Chaka Khan

Music legend Chaka Khan is best known for her timely hit songs such as "Tell Me Something Good" (1975) and "I'm every Woman" (1978), but she is concerned about today's women's obsession with Trans Glam makeup.

At 64, Chaka is wary of today's makeup artists -- mostly feminine men who are heavy handed with their makeup brushes, so she chooses to apply her own makeup these days.

“Mostly I taught myself. I have put my makeup on in the back of limousines, on the way to gigs," she told Vogue magazine.

Chaka shared her makeup tips with Vogue's magazine readers.

She said the secret to achieving a proper balance of makeup lies in revealing and accentuating different parts of her face.

That means leaving some parts of her freckled face bare while accentuating other parts with eyeliner and powder. In other words, don't overdo it.

Chaka Khan

“Go cuckoo,” she says while applying a jet-black waterproof eyeliner, “as thick as you’d like.”

Chaka Khan

The legend also defines her jawline ("just a little bit, not a lot") with a contour brush and edges her full lips with her favorite bold magenta lipstick -- an Urban Decay shade called Firebird.

Chaka Khan

Chaka follows her natural cheekbones with a light dusting of powder and thickens her eyebrows with an eyebrow pencil. She applies a Liquid gold pigment, traced along the inside of the eyes for a pop of color.

Chaka Khan

And she finishes with a light spritz of perfume. Chaka's last bit of advice: “Always look your best.”

Accentuate your God-given feminine pulchritude with a little man-made enhancements. Don't overdo it. You don't have to look like a man to attract men.

Chaka Khan


  • Noirluv45

    I have so much respect for this legend. She's been in the business for more than 40 years. Accent but don't overdo. I like that.

  • Blaque Mahogany

    I like Chaka Khan. She looks like she reads people for filth in private.

  • Julia Lyons

    A goddess!??

  • Cocoa Rose

    She looks awesome. Love her.

  • Blue

    Wow. Get it Chaka.

  • Junkanoo

    When l saw her age ,64 it put a smile on my face she is an amazing person one of the best RB voices EVER! No one has snatched her crown vocally to this day

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  • Rayne

    She’s still fine. I love her!

  • Renee26


  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    chile, i like to fell OUT in my cube! all i saw was "R & B Legend Chaka Khan" ....i thought Sandra was tryna tell me the queen was deadt!!!!!!

  • Marlika

    Chaka has always been a bad mama jama!!!! ???

  • DaughterOfaQueen


  • TheThrowbackBeauty

    Every woman???

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    I love Chaka!! She has overcome so much!!!

  • E-VannaRootsAllEvil

    Me too Nancy my heart stopped!!! How u doing happy holidays

  • Noirluv45

    Same here, girl!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Vanna! girl i'm over here gulping water,
    tryna resuscitate myself, smh

    Happy Holidays to you too Shug!

  • Noirluv45

    I saw her (when she was with Rufus) in concert in 1977 and she was dressed in Native American garb. She showed up and showed out!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    girl you know when you see the name AND the age, you automatically think that's somebody's "sunset" announcement, ROFL!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Chaka is a mess, but she already knows that she can share all the tips she wants to, but unless she can "share" those naturally natural cheekbones of hers, everybody not gonna look like her after it's all said and done, Lol!

    You a bad one Chaka, still!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    like a lady? ROFL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!


  • the conscious one

    Now here's a makeup tutorial I'll watch. You don't need a whole makeup case and supplies to look good. Simple and nice, not overwhelming.

  • You Could Never

    My daddy loved this here woman. Like loved loved loved lol. Gone head Chaka.

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    I absolutely LOVE Chaka. She gave me my first and still theme song for life when i was just in jr high! I heard "i'm every woman" and my lil hips fell right in step with it, and i still hear it in my head when i walk down the street on those days i'm really feeling myself! LOL!!!!!

  • Junkanoo

    She's a star not all famous people have star quality

  • Noirluv45

    Got that right.

  • missarewa


  • Noirluv45

    Sure do! I knew that "sunset" announcement was coming. LOL!!!! My heart leap out of my chest. ??

  • Bonita

    She's beautiful! She doesn't even need makeup.

  • Yardgirl

    Phew, chile me too!! I almost fell off my chair and my heart did a blip!! I was like "nooooo not today!!"

  • BeUtFullSoul

    Well ALRIGHT CHAKA...School is IN!


    Man o man........I wish I was around back then. I dont know any woman sexier. God out did himself for us brothers on this one

    End of story!

  • Camden

    Chaka is still a stone cold beauty and the TRUTH!
    With a name like "Chaka!" its a given!
    She comes from Chicago so she dont take no shat either! lol!
    Long Live Chaka!

  • SDot

    LOVE HER! My Mom's girl

  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    *fans you*


  • Tammie Reed


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  • JRock

    That was cool. Picked up some good makeup tips.

  • justlooking
  • Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    Sis! i swear this was finna be me in my cube!!! chile, i was bout to hit my 'gone too soon' swoon...

  • justlooking

    I am in tears....

  • Michael Washington

    Beauty....and Love her Voice even til this day.. My Favorite song is from 1995 New Jersey Drive sdtrk.. "Love Me Still"...with Mekhi Phifer.

    "Empty expectations face less fear." Something to be accepted... "Sometimes this life , iza bitter pill."

  • Trace da Ace

    my spirit will not allow me to say anything bad about this I'm moving on...but what ever happened to her daughter Malani that use to be in that girl group back in the 90's???

  • Dahl

    Well done, she looks good

  • Mrs. S. Kidd

    Chaka has kept up very well despite her hard core drug use. She's blessed with good genes.

  • Liah

    Chaka is one of My FAVORITE artist is the world!!1...Love you Queen!!

    Im going to leave the shade right here and keep it moving:

    Accentuate your God-given feminine pulchritude with a little man-made enhancements. Don’t overdo it. You don’t have to look like a man to attract men.



    My God, that wide smile and beautiful hair!!! Blessed lady!

  • Ozad

    Chaka still looks great because her drug use was legendary

  • Guest

    My favorite female singer! You still fly Chaka!

  • MRiGOThim

    Nicki Minaj in 30 years!!!

  • KB

    I agree with her 100%. I've always done my own make-up and always receive compliments, even some from those gay men ?. Most thought I was trained and/or used expensive products they couldn't be more incorrect.

  • laidbackgal4real

    Chaka khan ?

  • Toni ToniToni

    I enjoyed her video.. She looks fab either way! But wow.... Did yall see Cassies video on the Vogue YouTube channel. I couldn't even believe that was her. WOAH.
    MAKE UP REALLY HELPS to being out some folks looks.

  • Dowoop