Some coral lip colors to try: Sleek Makeup True Color Lipstick in Coral Reef Sleek Makeup True Color Lipstick in Papaya Punch MAC Lipstick in Costa Chic MAC Lipstick in Vegas Volt MAC Lipstick in Crosswires MAC Lipglass in Lychee Luxe MAC Lipglass in Pink Lemonade Wet N' Wild Megalast Lip...

Even lipstick diehards are tempted by the aesthetic allure of sparkling lip gloss. But who wants the feeling of gooey thickness? That's why the release of her new High Shimmer Lip Gloss is pout genius. It gives you color and shine, with none of the glop! Bobbi even included vitamins in the...

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...

Wherever your Fourth of July plans take you this weekend, knock 'em out with a long-lasting powerful bright matte lip. If you're a lover of lip color, you'll appreciate how matte finish lipsticks tend to stay on much longer. You can enjoy your ribs, burger, and corn on the cob and still have...

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...

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...

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?

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...

and matches with every lip color). Some brands with great blush colors for women of color: NARS, Illamasqua, Sleek (I just bought some blushes at $6.50 each from this brand and apparently the internet says they're #boutthatlife. I'll have my thoughts and swatches up when I get them in from...

 

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