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 colors to try: Sleek Makeup True Color Lipstick in Coral Reef Sleek Makeup True Color...

Queen Latifah): try luminizers with a goldish or sheer bronze color or shimmer Brown/Dark Skin (think Gabrielle Union to Alek Wek): try luminizers with a rosy or even a taupe/champagne tone or shimmer How to wear luminizer: Apply it to areas of the face like the tops of the cheekbones, 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...

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...

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?

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 peach blush looks good on every skin tone and matches with every...

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...

Perhaps it's because I grew up watching women like Grace Jones, Iman, and the entire cast of "Dynasty" (uh, hello Dominique Deveraux fierceness), but I LOVE a good cheek. A great contoured cheek just really sculpts the face and #realtalk can be an instant face lift. So wherever your weekend...

apply a lip base first (regular Chapstick works just fine) and get a lip pencil in a matching color to fill in any missed lines around the lip. Lipsticks to try: tarte LipSurgence™ Natural Matte Lip Tint in Fiery or Lively Make Up For Ever Rouge Artist Intense in #8 Stila Long Wear Liquid...

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...

 

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