With contouring, you can sculpt your face into whatever shape you like. To add shadows or depth, we’re going to use darker powders or creams. Usually, the key places to contour are the hollows of the cheeks (You can find these by sucking your cheeks in like a fishy face), the temples, and the jawline. However, you can pretty much contour wherever you’d like! (Even your nose or eyes – it will help add dimension to your face if it’s looking a bit flat.) When contouring it’s best to use matte products (without shimmer), because this will be more natural looking. (more…)
As a woman of color I know how difficult it is to find an appropriate nude lip color. I’ve gone through many different brands, finishes, colors ect. Some are too light for my skin tone and make me look washed out. Some are too frosty. The list of issues is endless. My advice: Look for lipstick that is only a shade or two lighter than your natural skin tone. One’s with brown or red undertones look great. Finding a nude lipstick that is perfect for you is a great addition to your makeup collection. These can be used when you want to have the focus off of your lips. Perhaps with a smokey eye or bronzed skin. Another option is a “your lips but better” nude. This color will not be something that will hide the lips, but accentuate them. This can be a neutral toned lipstick with red undertone (as picture) or even a tinted lip balm. Anything that makes your lips pop.
For this tutorial I’ll be showing you how to make that lipstick that is too light work for YOU. Let’s get to it! (more…)
Nicki Minaj always looks fabulous when she is on the red carpet. Her makeup is never not perfect. Whether she’s rocking a bright eyeshadow or a poppy lip color, she‘s on point! Her look is a variety of fun, artistry, and stylishness. To rock her look you must be one word, fierce. Today, I will be showing you how to get one of her most fierce looks- bright teal eyes and a soft pink lip. After this tutorial you’ll be ready to show off your inner Nicki!
One myth when it comes to women of color, especially dark skinned women, is that we can’t rock pink lips. Over the past few years, many stars such as Nicki Minaj, have shown us that we can pull off the perfect pink pout. However, when choosing the right shade of pink, be cautious: stay away from light pale pinks because they do not compliment the inner hue of your skin tone. Instead, opt for deeper pinks, in shades of fuchsia, mauve, and magenta. Paired with a cute cat eye and lots of mascara, you’ll look like just hopped off the red carpet! (more…)