the heavy contrast that a smoky eye can give against your skin tone and eye color. I'm basically swooning over RuPaul‘s look below. You can get fancy with a black eyeshadow and a fluffy eyeshadow brush to create your smoky eye, but if you want a quick and easy way, grab a black waterproof...

Here are the following products that I used below: FACE: MAC Prolongwear Foundation in NW50 and Revlon ColorStay Foundation in Cappuccino (mixed) MAC MSFN in Deep Dark MAC Beauty Powder Blush in Eversun MAC Blush Duo in Mighty Aphrodite (the top part of the blush as highlight) EYES: TFSI...

, apply it along the upper lash line starting from the inner corners of the eyes and keep drawing into the outer "V" of the eye. Allow the line to extend just into the bottom portion of the lid and gently blend. 4. To create the extended cat eye, you can dampen an eyeliner brush and use the...

Some cobalt and turquoise liners to try (if you have a great blue shadow, you can grab an eyeshadow brush, dip it in your shadow, and mist the brush with makeup spray to convert to liner): Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Binge Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil in Deviant Urban...

I'd forgotten I was out of contact lens solution when I got the urge to play with the new Urban Decay 15-Year Anniversary Palette last night, and I remembered just about the time I finished this look with blue, green, brown and gold. So I went to Target, LOL! I felt a little crazy town...

flash of acid green eye color and a hot pink lip. Reminiscent of the MAC Barbie collection (and Nicki Minaj), the colorful look works on practically every skin tone. But since the colors are more playful, be sure you have the 'tude to match it. Bright green eye makeup to try: Urban Decay...

* Cat eye liner is a great way to make smaller eyes appear more almond shaped * You don't only have to use black. If the occasion calls for it try a color like blue, purple, or green. Liquid liners to try: Urban Decay Liquid Liner Wet N' Wild Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner mark On the Edge Hook...

Quite a number of brands from the drugstore to the department store sell great rosy makeup. Look at brands like Black Radiance, Wet N' Wild, Milani, MAC, Make Up For Ever, Illamasqua, Urban Decay,–even conservative brands like Bobbi Brown and Clinique offer shades of pink lipstick. There's...

If you have more time, use it in complex looks mixed with deeper colors like plum, green, or blue or use it to highlight the inner corners of the eyes for a bright eyed look like the celebs rock on the red carpet. It's also gorgeous when used in conjunction with a smoky eye. Champagne...

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...

 

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