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,...

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...

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...

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

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...

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?

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...

Here are some ideas to give you a polished look without rocking a full face of makeup. *Any look (bare faced or not) should always include sunscreen and must be reapplied for prolonged periods of sun exposure *Try waterproof mascara on the upper lashes to open up the eyes and to fake...

 

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