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 contrasting eye color like green shadow or...

What are you guys doing this weekend? If you're partying, why not do it up like Beyoncé and copy her purple and green eye makeup from her latest video? The color combo works on all skin tones and is perfect for a night out on the town or if you're usually more tame with your makeup, use...

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,...

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...

Some brands with great bright and long-lasting lipsticks: MAC, Yves Saint Laurent, Black Radiance, Stila, NARS, Dior So who's wearing a bright lip and cheek combo this weekend? ~Danielle

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?

Anyway, it's Friday and all I can think of is smudged liner. It's such an easy, yet sexy way to play up the eyes. Simply grab your eye pencil of choice (deep plum, royal blue, and teal green are great alternatives to black), line your eyes, then smudge with a densely packed brush or makeup...

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...

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...

* A highlight shade (typically something sheer with a silver or gold undertone or just something 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone) * An eyeshadow base (to get your shadow color to really pop, use a base in the same color family) * Black waterproof liner (or add some additional color...

 

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