. 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 liner. Or get really punchy and pair your coral lip with bright pink tones in shadow and blush. Some coral lip...

Then grab a brightly pigmented blush (the darker your skin, the brighter the blush) like Rock and Republic Pressed Blush and apply it to the cheekbones on top of the bronzer using an angled blush brush like MAC #168. R&R Blushes have such a silky and pigmented gorgeous color payoff and...

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...

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...

One of my favorite makeup looks is flawless skin, a bright colored blush, an equally bright lip, and just liner and mascara on the eyes. It's such a pretty and simple way to wear color. You can get the look by combining blush and lipstick colors in similar color families (when in doubt vivid...

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?

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 your fingers or blush brush and set with powder. Your lippie just became a creme blush! Or try a multitasking lip and cheek creme to do the...

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...

The best way to apply blush is to use an angled blush brush and dust it on your cheekbones. If you're feeling a little daring, tap the brush over the blush, blow any excess off, and apply some of the color to the temples. Top with finishing powder to give it a glowing from within...

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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