Kick off the unofficial start of summer this weekend with a cool coral lip! The peachy-pink color looks great on a variety of skin tones and just screams summer. Wear it with little else on the face like some bronzer, a coral blush and black liner. Go full-on with the color and wear it with a...

To do grab a bronzer like Too Faced Caribbean in a Compact Bronzer in Sun Bunny or Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer (comes in three colors depending on how bronzy you want to get). Gently dust the bronzer on your cheeks with a makeup brush (try Crown Brush S207 Deluxe Soft Fan Brush...

This weekend is the first IMATS (International Makeup Artist Trade Show) in NYC and yours truly will be in attendance. If you're there and see me, come say hey! Maybe we can get wings and talk lipstick...lol. If your weekend plans consist of something where you can have fun with your makeup,...

A striking spring wardrobe calls for simple yet pretty makeup. So this weekend get it started with gorgeous luminous skin like Selita Ebanks did at a recent OK! magazine event. The trick to this look is to have somewhat decent skin to begin with. Luminizers will only highlight things like...

If your weekend plans involve something really fun—why not show up pretty in pink? As in pink shadow, pink blush, pink lips–all pink everything. While not for everyone and certainly not for every occasion, wearing varying blush tones on brown skin is a fresh way to flaunt color. Varying the...

Happy weekend makeup-ing! ~Danielle

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...

If I ruled the world, I'd make sure all brown girls near and far would wear blush. Far too many are still scared of the stuff even though the right color looks so pretty on the skin. So this weekend if you typically don't wear blush, run out and get the brightest pink one you can find. Don't...

If an orange-red or a blue-red is too much for you, consider a brown-red lip. The color is a happy medium between fire engine reds and deep berries. Plus it gives you a bit of a vintage yet fashion-forward look. Universally flattering brown-reds to try: MAC Lipstick in Chili, MAC Lipstick in...

More berry makeup ideas: NARS Dolce Vita Blush Black Radiance Artisan Baked Blush in Warmed Berry Covergirl Queen Collection Lip Color in Fine Wine MAC Desire Lipglass MAC Cranberry Eyeshadow Black Radiance Eyeshadow Quarter in Deep Tapestry Would you try an all-berry look?

 

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