Wherever your weekend plans take you, here are three makeup ideas straight from the Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon:
1. Nicole Ari Parker’s Smudgy Eye Liner and Coral Lips: Grab a super black pencil like Cover Girl Queen Collection Vivid Impact Liner in Midnight and smudge it either with the edge of a makeup wedge or your fingers then slide on a creamy peach lipstick like MAC Lipstick in Ravishing.
2. Kerry Washington’s Bold Cheeks and Bold Red Lip: Sweep on a bold hued blush like NARS Blush in Taos on the apples of the cheeks and then a highlighter like NARS Blush in Albatross to the tops of the cheekbones. Finish with a shimmery red gloss like Milani Haute Flash Full Coverage Lipgloss in Hot Flash.
3. Sharon Leal’s Mauve Lip and Eye Moment: Blend a metallic cranberry-hued eyeshadow like MAC’s aptly titled Cranberry eyeshadow on the lid and under the lower lash line then dot the inner corners of the eyes with a highlighting shade like MAC Rice Paper eyeshadow. Use the same shade to highlight the brow bone area. Finish the eyes with black liner and 2-3 coats of mascara. For the lips, a rosy pink like Yves Saint Laurent Rouge Pur Couture in #9 Rose Stiletto topped with a shimmery gloss like NYX Mega Shine Lip Gloss in Gold Pink.
Will you try any of these looks this weekend?