Essence Online: Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Lids and More


Finally, Essence has put out a gorgeous collection of makeup looks!! The first look is soft and Springy. Of course, the embellished flower petals are added for effect, but the rest of the look is simply beautiful, and PERFECT for an everyday look! The lip is really, really drawing me in. Reminds me of one of my favorite girly lip combinations, MAC Sweetie lipstick with Clear Lipglass right on top. I actually feature this on one of my newest videos, guide to MAC lipsticks. If lipstick isn't your thing, you can go after the billions of pink glosses on the market!! A few that I keep in my makeup bag are Becca Glossy Lip Tint in Flirtini or Kissable Couture lip gloss in Johnny. Seriously, I never leave the house without them. Also, can't forget the gorgeous pink blush, one of the few things that we as Women of Color run the farthest from!! Well, at least in my opinion. MAC Dollymix blush, anyone?? These lashes are infectious, large, wispy and LOUD!! Make Up For Ever and Shu Uemura are the perfect companies to refer to!!!

On the picture to the left, the all around nude look is captured. This lid looks exactly like the new Nars Eye Shadow Duo in Portobello. I love, love, love it!! When I wear it, I apply it over Painterly Paint Pot by MAC. This way, you can retain the light color of the shadow, versus the shade getting darker over a darker color base. Wearing a nude eye really gives you the option to do much more with your cheeks and lips. In this picture, the lips are reminiscent of Innocence lip gloss by Kissable Couture.

So thank you, Essence, for showcasing an array of looks that are full of color and choices!! Again, thank you for showing us that we can wear ANYTHING! Check out all 11 looks at Eyebrows, Eyelashes, Lids and More on Essence.com!!