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...

Shimmery eyeshadows to try: MAC Blitz and Glitz Fluidline MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology MAC Eyeshadow in Swimming MAC Eyeshadow in Greensmoke MAC Eyeshadow in Tempting Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Midnight Cowboy Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Twice Baked Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadow in Ransom Urban...

, 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...

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...

And it passed the boyfriend test too: He didn't hate it, which is usually a sure sign that my makeup has crossed the line from experimental to just plain nuts. That next day, contributing editor Meirav Devash painted on her signature cat eye, but in an electric shade of cobalt using Milani...

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...

To get Burke's highlighted look, grab a creamy concealer about a shade or two lighter than your skin tone and apply it under the brow bone, under the eyes, and right above the cheekbones. Carefully blend so the look is seamless. More berry makeup ideas: NARS Dolce Vita Blush Black Radiance...

Emerald shades applied on the lower lash line make just about any eye color dazzle and looks great against all shades of brown skin. To get the look you can simply grab a green eyeliner pencil (like Urban Decay 24/7 Eye Pencil in Mildew, Graffiti or Covet) and apply it to the area directly...

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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