Hilson's caramel blonde crop had just been blown and flat-ironed to a volumized and lustrous layered perfection.
Sounds super glam, doesn't it?
Don't be fooled, says Hilson.
"My fashion choices have always labeled me as a tomboy. Even with the photo shoots, it's always embedded in me. It's this go-getter mentality, the spirit of being yourself no matter what is going on around you," Hilson tells StyleList.
But being the newest face of Avon comes with its perks; among them, picking up some of Hollywood's best beauty secrets.
Innis says the key to pulling off contouring at home is to always use a flat dark color with no red tone to it, and to blend, blend, blend! "A brown with too much red in it won't look like a shadow. The goal is to make the contour look like a shadow, so stick with a very true brown color," Innis tells StyleList.
Hilson has also recently discovered a new beauty must-have: Avon's SuperExtend Mascara in Navy.
"It isn't completely black, but it's just interesting enough to draw attention to the eyes, which I love to accentuate, especially when I perform," says the singer.
Though her finished images in magazines, on album covers and in advertising campaigns always look like flawless perfection, the 27 year-old admits to battling the same kind of skin issues so many other women contend with.
"My biggest beauty issue is clogged pores. I'm sweating in makeup all the time, and the resulting clogged pores can cause bumps and acne. I need a really great cleanser with me always, and a good full-coverage foundation to conceal it until I can get into the nearest esthetician!" reveals Hilson.
"I always carry extra jewelry too because you never know what you might stumble upon. You gotta carry a pair of studs to jazz up whatever you may end up having to wear," advises Hilson.
Aside from voguing on Avon photo shoots, the R&B singer is in the middle of working on her next album, which she says will "prayerfully" be released later this year.
"The vibe of it is very much like my first album, it's for women. My message is to embrace your imperfections and vulnerabilities because we all have them, inner or outer. Know that there is no perfect woman out there, no matter what it looks like on the outside, we all deal with things. We can all relate," says Hilson.
While Hilson may be a performer, we think she's clearly no act.