There’s something about Mary, it’s something we’ve all known from the moment we heard her sing.  But at this year’s Super Bowl Half Time Show,  Mary solidified her Rock Star Status with a showstopping performance in hair and makeup worthy of the history-making occasion.  The nine-time Grammy winner performed her iconic hit “Family Affair,” wore a one of a kind silver bodysuit and thigh-high boots combo by Peter Dundas, and—true to form—served literally!“ My inspiration for Mary J. Blige’s Super Bowl look was ghetto fabulous rockstar” her hairstylist Tym  Wallace shared with his followers. He added 40” inch extensions to create her cascading Rapunzel hair from The Upgrade Boutique for extra length and volume. And who also darkened her roots over her platinum blonde strands to keep it super edgy.  

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Wallace through his Instagram  shared a breakdown of how he created the look below:  


To achieve the look, I started off by prepping the hair using the @CarolsDaughter Goddess Strength Shampoo to thoroughly cleanse the hair followed by the Carol’s Daughter Cocoon Mask to repair and strengthen the hair in preparation for styling. I added 40” inch extensions in color 613 from @TheUpgradeBoutique for extra length and volume. After rinsing, I took a quarter size pump of Carol’s Daughter Goddess Strength Divine Strength Leave-In Cream and brushed through with a Detangler brush to evenly distribute the treatment through the wet hair while gently detangling.  To begin styling, I applied the TRESemme One Step Texture 5-in-1 Texturizing Mist to the hair. After that, I sprayed the hair section by section with the TRESemmé Total Volume Hairspray and used a 1 1/2 inch flat iron and marcel curling iron alternating waves. Once set and cooled off, I used my fingers to break up the waves. 

Next, I used Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Teaser brush to part the hair, backcomb at the roots, and achieve major volume. then sprayed the TRESemmé Total Volume Hairspray. Next, I used Tangle Teezer’s The Ultimate Finisher brush which has soft tips that glide through the hair to create major volume, texture, and shine. I finished the look by spraying TRESemmé One Step Texture 5-in-1 Texturizing Mist in my hands and created a little piecey-like texture.

Her Makeup artist Porsche Cooper complimented her hair with “Big ICON energy” she says on her Instagram. “Get into this sultry look” she adds To recreate this legendary Super Bowl Half Time Show performance look, Porshe used Fendy Beauty.

“My favorite hero products for the final look were Fenty Icon lipstick in Motha Luva, Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow, and Sun Stalk’r in Mocha Mam.”  Yes, ma’am! We going straight to checkout to pick up these showstopping essentials.  Ok, get out your notepads as we are listing the products and steps, exactly how Porshe gave it as we don’t want you to miss one detail.  You can thank us later.  


•Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation in #420 with #110 Foundation Brush

•Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Concealer in #400 + #420 blended with #210 Blending Brush

•Pro Filt’r Instant Retouch Setting Powder in Honey with #170 Setting Brush

•Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Powder Foundation #440 with #170 Setting Brush

•Match Stix in Espresso for contouring, blended with #110 Foundation Brush

•Sun Stalk’r in Mocha Mami with #170 Setting Brush

•Liquid Killawatt in Honey Hawtie applied across the high cheekbones with #120 Highlight Brush

•Diamond Bomb in Cognac Candy for the ultimate glow factor, applied with #120 Highlight Brush


•Brow MVP in Dark Auburn 

•Cumin Get It eyeshadow from #1 True Neutrals Snap Shadows Palette in the crease with #210 Blending Brush

•Flypencil Longwear Pencil Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Black applied across the upper lid, lower lid and waterline, blended with #230 Blending Brush (upper lid) + #220 Precision Brush (lower lid) 

•That Deep? eyeshadow from the Smoky Eye Essentials Palette applied across the upper and lower lid with the #200 Eyeshadow Brush

•Flyliner Longwear Liquid Eyeliner in Cuz I’m Black


•Icon lipstick in Motha Luva

•Gloss Bomb Lip Luminizer in Fenty Glow

You got this because I do! We’d love to see how you did share your look with us in the comments section.