It would be refreshing to see more contrast in beauty. Less perfection and more real. More of what people really want to do with their natural born canvases but dare not to in order to keep in line with “the beauty rules.” There are books full of rules written by well meaning people that strike down the idea of contrasts that are perceived to be too strong. Juxtapositions can be beautiful. In their so-called harshness is where the contrast plays with the eyes and makes you notice something that you may have never before. Like a woman’s beautiful full lips.
On all black skin tones, pale pink lips can look beautiful — see Marie’s pale pink lips for another example. The key to pulling off light pink lipstick for dark skin without the ashyness that we have to watch out for is the base tone of the lipstick. For this look, a mixture of MAC Satin Lipstick and MAC Myth Lipstick was the perfect combination for Kimberly’s rich, chocolate skin tone. The pink had to be warm enough to make her lips pop but not overpower them. Her lashes are all hers and look like a pretty set of falsies thanks to bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara.
MAC Satin Lipstick
MAC Myth Lipstick
Make Up For Ever HD Invisible Cover Foundation N177 Cognac
bareMinerals Lash Domination Volumizing Mascara
MAC MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Gold Deposit (on her body)
Jux·Ta·Po·Si·Tion (jəkstəpəˈziSH(ə)n/). Noun. The fact of two things being seen or placed close together with contrasting effect. “The juxtaposition of black skin and pale pink lipstick is beautiful.”
The Face: Kimberly. The Makeup + The Photography: Angel Jordan.