Imagine you're in Barbados partying alongside Rihanna for Carnival. You’re decked out in all the festival regalia. You've got your jeweled bustier and your elaborate headdress. Your makeup is apropos and elegantly on fleek. Now take away all the fanfare and the feathers. The music and the dancing. What’s left? That amazing face.
The classic black smokey eye and red lip. This look is an absolute go-to during the holidays. It's unabashedly forward, screams and feels sexy, confident and bold and also commands attention. So naturally, when Latarsha told us that she was definitely in the mood for this look, we were all in to show off just how much attention it commands.
A few weeks ago we spotted Aïda at a Make Up For Ever event. She walked through the door and we couldn’t help but to double take. She was tall and beautiful and her dark black skin was so lustrous. That’s the best way to describe it. It was late at night and she was shining like a diamond. We knew we had to meet this beautiful woman and
beg her ask her if she’d like to shoot with us. [Read more…]
We found this "ridiculously pretty", "perfect pinkish-brown nude" at the drugstore. You should buy it too. 💄
For those of us who love glitter, sparkle and shiny thing, this is the season for you. With a new year right around the corner, nothing screams I’m ready to party like a pair of Swarvoski Crystal donned eyes. P.S. This look is so simple to do.
Maybe red lips aren't for you this year and purple is just too cliche. Maybe a soft pink could do your eyes some service this year. Maybe it's time to mix things up. We found just the right pink in this soft, metallic pink liner; the perfect base color for pink shadow.
Red blush looks amazing. It's a color that flushes you and gives a sort of innocent glow to your face. It works well on all skin tones, but is exceptional on darker skin tones. It brings out the natural red, olive and orange undertones of dark skin which is why they look so beautiful on darker skinned beauties.
This finish is flawless and light. Somewhere between a tinted moisturizer, BB or CC cream and a foundation, this is our new favorite no makeup, makeup.
White mascara and glossy peach lids make this look seem almost dreamy. Can you wear this out of the house? Of course you can. Will you probably get stared at? Most likely.
Cleopatra, Nefferti, Prince. What do all of these royals all have in common? If you guessed a bomb closet you were close but no cookie. We're thinking more along the line of a bomb kohl liner.
Who doesn't love a good lipstick? Even better, who doesn't love a good lipstick from a new brand that they've never tried before that delivers on pigment and wear?
Jana's Afro Punk makeup inspired look is reminiscent of the club kids of the '90s with their baby backpacks, glitter, and candy necklaces.
It comes in 6 different shades and one clear matte--which means they work for women of color who have darker lip tones. There is also no need for a lip liner. It's all kinds of winning.
Somewhere between this photo shoot and all the others, we'd forgotten about this one until one day we were reminded that we have these amazing photos. But there is a problem, we have not idea what’s on Nikia’s lips. Her eyes, yes. That’s a liquid liner, but her lips. Ummm…