#TBT: Contouring for Dark Skin

Thursday, August 22, 2013

We found this amaazing contouring video with a darker-skinned model from Give Good Face that needed to be shared. Though the video is from 2012, it's easily one of the best videos we've found in regards to detail. Finding face sculpting videos tips for dark skin (that look natural) aren't always the easiest so keep this bookmarked.


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

NARS Easy Walking Right nail polish from the Pierre Hardy for NARS Nail Polish Pairs Collection (one of two included in the set), $29 


The description on any product brings about the inevitable question of "Whose nude is it?" NARS Easy Walking Right (one of a pair that includes a rose gold polish) appears to be a perfect nude for cinnamon- complexioned women (or a neutral for other darker-toned ladies). The set is part of the Limited Edition Pierre Hardy collection and is available at Narscosmetics.com.

Check the #Nude tag for more products that match tones for deeper skin.

A Light Summer Look

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Tips from Makeup Artists: Charlie, The Makeup Lab Artistry, New Orleans

Monday, August 12, 2013

Charlie from the Makeup Lab, New Orleans
The use of makeup artists for special occasions is something that I have only recently embraced. One, because it calls my own makeup "skills" into question (you can custom blend my foundation colors?!?*) and two, it never occurred to me to use one until my sister booked one for her bridesmaids last year. I have since learned that if going to the hair salon is a requisite for a special occasion, perhaps a makeup artist should be too.

Inspired by Emeli Sandé whose Live At Royal Albert Hall concert featured not only her amazing voice but a flawless face, I let Charlie McLaughlin of the Makeup Lab Artistry know that I wanted a contoured face and bold eye for my friend's gala. While in his chair I quizzed him about contouring at home and other makeup topics. He graciously indulged my curious makeup mind.

It's Official / The Big Chop

Thursday, August 8, 2013

We are having a roaring 20s moment.  The short cut is here endorsed by Queen Bey herself.  Time to do another kind of "big chop" ladies!

It Still Needs to Be Said...

Source: NY Times 

Years after the topic has been raised in publications that include Time, Vogue, the New York Times and the blog Jezebel (props to you), we are still talking about the lack of models of color in fashion.

NY Times brings it up again in today's article "Fashion's Blind Spot". Writer Eric Wilson notes that even with the spotlight given by the aforementioned publications and the personal efforts of Franca Sozzani (editor of Italian Vogue), Bethann Hardison (former model and advocate for diversity in fashion) and Diane von Furstenburg (designer and President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America) to encourage greater diversity in fashion, many fashion houses have not budged. With so little gained, big names such as Iman are ready to boycott.

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