This Viral Danessa Myricks Product Was Key to Usher’s Super Bowl Halftime Show Look

The R&B superstar and his dancers wore the brand’s Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder.
Usher and Danessa Myricks Beauty

Usher and Danessa Myricks Beauty product.

Usher’s star-studded Super Bowl Halftime Show performance on Sunday, Feb. 11, was about 13-minutes long, and thanks to a viral Danessa Myricks Beauty product in particular, the R&B superstar and his dancers didn’t have to worry about oily skin while breaking a sweat.

Makeup artist Lola Okanlawon worked with the eight-time Grammy Award-winning artist, while glam guru Jenn Hanching made up Usher’s backup dancers. Both women used products by the SI Lifestyle-beloved brand on their respective clients, including the Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder ($36).

Danessa Myricks Beauty Yummy Skin Blurring Balm Powder, $36 (

The cream formula of the product provides light coverage that visibly reduces skin texture while keeping oil at bay—something that was obviously crucial while performing for a record 123.4 million viewers. While Okanlawon used shades 8.5 and 9 on Usher, the product is available in over a dozen shades, so you’ll likely have no trouble finding one to match your natural skin tone.

Following the Big Game, Okanlawon shared a pic of her celebrity client on Instagram on Monday. Myricks reposted the pic, along with a message of gratitude. 

“I AM SHAKING! Yesterday @lolasbeautymark used Blurring Balm Powder on @usher during one of the most iconic halftime shows ever!” she wrote. “I am so grateful to you, Lola; your artistry and beautiful spirit inspire me.”

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Cara O’Bleness


Cara is a trending news writer/editor for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit. A passionate writer and editor with more than 10 years of experience in print and online media, she loves storytelling and believes that words have the power to change the world. Prior to joining the team, Cara worked as a writer and editor across a number of content verticals, including food, lifestyle, health and wellness, and small business and entrepreneurship. In her free time, Cara loves reading, spending time with her family and making her way through Michigan’s many microbreweries. She is a graduate of Michigan State University's School of Journalism.