Kick off the unofficial start of summer this 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...

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...

stays put even in the waterline plus comes in an array of colors. Ruby Kisses 24Hr Eye Define Liner: These are creamy, pigmented and last all day on the top line. You may have to reapply to the bottom waterline but if you want a cost-effective liner (these are only $2), try these...

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...

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?

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 wedge. Finish it off with loads of mascara (and if you really want to knock 'em dead, try a colored one like the new...

Formula X #ColorCurators: Makeup By Rose XOXO Edition Nail Color - $16 - in 3 romantic shades curated by makeup artist, beauty blogger, and singer-songwriter, Rose Siard of the blog Makeup By Rose XOXO that were inspired by her true loves: makeup, music, and her guitarist-husband Ben. That...

If an orange-red or a blue-red is too much for you, consider a brown-red lip. The color is a happy medium between fire engine reds and deep berries. Plus it gives you a bit of a vintage yet fashion-forward look. Universally flattering brown-reds to try: MAC Lipstick in Chili, MAC Lipstick in...

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...

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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