Remember how we went over the color wheel and how it's a really cool tool for making color combos in both your wardrobe and makeup ? You can use those same techniques to make colors appear bolder and brighter. Colors like your eye color! Check out the colors to use to make your eyes (from...

For looks with multiple eyeshadow colors, use at least one matte shade to pull everything together. Shimmery eyeshadows to try: MAC Blitz and Glitz Fluidline MAC Eyeshadow in Mythology MAC Eyeshadow in Swimming MAC Eyeshadow in Greensmoke MAC Eyeshadow in Tempting Urban Decay Eyeshadow in...

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...

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...

If Hurricane Irene doesn't wash away your weekend plans, consider 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...

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...

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...

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?

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...

 

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