• Weekend Makeup Ideas: Steal Three Looks from the 5th Annual Essence Black Women in Hollywood Luncheon

    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?


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