Now that the weather is warming up (and hopefully stays that way for a while), we'll be out more showing our beautiful faces and bodies dressed in bright-colored and printed duds. A striking spring wardrobe calls for simple yet pretty makeup. So this weekend get it started with gorgeous...

Wanna try a colorful makeup combo this weekend (or perhaps rep your sorority if you're an AKA)? Try a 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...

Where ever your weekend plans take you, I beg you to consider rocking bright cheeks. Blush has got to be one of my most favorite beauty products. I've never counted but I probably own at least 40 different blushes. Basically it's me and blush against the world. We're ride or die, ya...

and matches with every lip color). Some brands with great blush colors for women of color: NARS, Illamasqua, Sleek (I just bought some blushes at $6.50 each from this brand and apparently the internet says they're #boutthatlife. I'll have my thoughts and swatches up when I get them in from...

Bright pink blushes to try: Make Up For Ever Eyeshadow in #75 (works as both shadow and blush) NYX Powder Blush in Pinky MAC Pro Powder Blush in Azalea Sleek Makeup Blush in Flamingo Who's rocking pink blush this weekend?

Spring 2016 makeup Launches from Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème Milani Amore Matte Lip Crème. Top: Devotion. Bottom: Sweetheart. This revolutionary, highly saturated liquid-to-matte formula dries to a soft, velvety finish for fuller-looking lips. Its double-sided, flexible plush applicator...

a bold lip and matching nail color for your end of the week outings. The look is a quick and often inexpensive way to incorporate color in your look. You have a number of options, too: shades of violet, orange, red, coral, and bright pink. Don't get me started on how gorgeous vibrant colors...

Go easy on the eyes—a neutral shade or just liner and mascara and then go for bold peach, coral, pink, berry, or even red on your cheeks and lips. Don't have a matching cheek color on hand for your bold lipstick? Not a problem—just dab a touch of the lipstick on your cheeks, blend out with...

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?

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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