Tag Archives: women of color
Image

Black Radiance’s 4 Color Eyeshadow “Vivid Imagination”

16 Feb

So it’s obvious that I’m totally I love with Black Radiance as a brand. It’s a drug store brand of cosmetics that really cater to women of color. Score! Not only does Black Radiance currently have an impressive selection of products you can use on your entire face, they have these incredible new high impact color quads that are sure to look fab on anyone!

The look I created I used almost all Black Radiance products but the intensity of the rich cobalt blue from the Vivid Imagination palette definitely is the stand out star of this look. Silky smooth, super pigmented and super blend able, this palette gets high marks all across the board for me!

Fall Trend: Sexy Print, Form Fitting dress w/ Nude Pumps & Funky, Chunky Accessories

4 Oct

Dress: H & M

Pumps: Chinese Laundry

Black Top: Victoria Secrets (strapless bra)

Bangles: (purchased years ago, different places)

Earrings (two pair): Beauty 4 U (green, oval shaped, crackled earrings), Forever 21 (long, gold, leaf accented, dangles)

So this is what I decided to “throw” on for my “FIRST TIME IN A LONG WHILE GOING OUT” outfit. I was definitely inspired by the fall trends of big, animal prints and chunky accessories. You can either accessorize by throwing on a wide belt, thick bangles, chunky/ funky neck piece or large geometric or organically shaped earrings. Remember don’t over-accesorize! Less is definitely more! I chose three chunky bangles; two black and one ombre cream and gold. All three bangles have different sizes and finishes (from shiny, semi-glossy, to matte) but the choice of allow one of the three bangles to bring in the “pop” of color still balances the look.

With such a bold print it’s easy to want to go the other way and be a little more conservative with your accessorizing. Don’t be deterred. It’s all about the hue choices that would take a look from abstract to mismatch. For this look I stuck with one formula; add a pop of contrast with greens, bronzes and golds. It will give you a pop of color, without being too electric…unless that’s what you like 😉

Inspired by these trends and trendsetters:

Jessica White, model

Though I’m not a fan and is not often inspired by the beautiful model’s fashion choice, it’s something about a sexy animal print, hugging a womanly shape that’s always inspiring. Sure, I would’ve made different shoe and clutch choices but as a whole, she’s got the look.

Kim Kardashian, reality tv star Keeping Up with the Kardashians

Shapely Kim K knows how to work form fitting dresses baby! With more curves than a bottle of Coke and a super plunging, sweetheart neckline, she’s spot on for using very minimum accessories. I mean, what more do you need to set something like this off?!

Khloe and Kim Kardashian

These chicas accesorized these fits in different ways that both anchored this look conservatively, yet made it fashion forward and super sexy; tights and belts! Both ladies rocked solid, black, opaque tights, but Khloe rocked it out with thigh high boots while Kim wore a wide, patent leather belt and peep toe suede ankle booties. FAB!

Although there’s an overload of prints, you get the general idea. There’s an inspiring, animal print piece that you can take from each of these looks and add to your existing wardrobe. Now unleash the Animal DIVA you have inside and WERK!!! lol

Makeup Look/ Products Used:

Face:

Black Opal Total Coverage Concealing Foundation

NYC Translucent Powder

MAC MSF “Dark”

Cheeks:

MakeUp by Sparkle “Hot and Spicy” blusher/ bronzer

Eyes:

Black Opal Spot and Scar Concealer

Coastal Scents 36 Smokey Palette

Colorful Online 88 color Mirage Palette

http://www.colorfulonline.com/index.php?main_page=advanced_search_result&inc_subcat=1&search_in_description=1&zenid=bbmoutknbevc777njqj49vm380&categories_id=&keyword=88+mirage

MakeUp by Sparkle eye khol pencil, Onyx

Too Faced Size Queen mascara

Lips:

Milani lip/ eye pencil, coffee

MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss, Spiritual

I wanted to bring out the greens that I had in my earrings because I didn’t think they were showcased enough amongst all that HAIR!! LOL! Plus I just love greens and golds on brown skin so any excuse to rock it, I’m takin’ it!

Would you like to see more fashion/ OOTD type posts?? Leave your comments below!

Get the look: Lala Vasquez Inspired Look

16 Aug

Hey Divas!!

So I did a google search of Lala Vasquez makeup because I’ve always been inspired by the carefree yet high maintenance look she always rocks in general; her smokey eyes always looks effortless, yet polished, and when she does a more extreme look, it still has a toned down elegance that is to DIE FOR! I decided to do a look inspired by this look (see below);

Products Used:
(brows)
Maybeline Line Stylists pencil “Expresso”
BitchSlap Cosmetics brow powder “Auburn”
Maybeline FIT Concealer “#30”
(face)
Revlon Color Stay foundation “380 Caramel”
BitchSlap Cosmetics Loose Powder “Butternut”
Iman Foundation Stick “Clay 2”
28 Neutral Palette dark brown e/s & copper blush (blush/contour)
Graffiti Divas Cosmetics Blush “Cordial”
Femme Couture Mineral Effects Bake Bronzer “Twice Baked”
(eyes)
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Cutting Edge”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Minx”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Ochre”
MakeUp by Sparkle e/s “Carbon”
120 Matte Eyeshadow palette (highlight, burnt orange, brown, sage)
L’oreal liquid liner “Carbon Black”
Milani Liquif’Eye khol liner “Black”
Select Lash eyelashes “S42 Black”
L’oreal Voluminous Million Lashes “635 G900”
(lips)
NYX lip liner “Purple Rain”
NYX Black Label Lipstick “Beige”
MakeUp by Sparkle lipgloss “Nearly Naked”
Revlon Super Lustrous lipgloss “Pearl Plum”

I absolutely love this look. There’s a lot of warmth all over her face, from the rich berry toned lips, to the burnt orange and brown shades applied to her crease areas and lower lashline of her eyes, to even the subtle hint of flushness to her cheeks. Then the artist brought in the cool tones of a icy silver and forest green on her lid, which makes her green eyes pop! To further glamify this look, the artist incorporated lush, full lashes; icing on the cake!

I later decided to re-do this look, using different products, and “upping the Glam” by choosing both lighter and darker, yet equally bolder colors. See below! Continue reading