Tag: dark skin

Vamp It Up with this Great Vampire Makeup Tutorial

[ 1 ] October 13, 2012 |

Ms. JJ is giving us Vampire REALNESS with this great Vampire inspired makeup tutorial for dark skinned ladies!  I love that she kept the eyes light.  It makes the look very wearable.  As a black woman, I know that a dark, almost black lipstick paired with the kind of dark eye makeup you usually see […]

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I’m in love with Maybelline Color Sensational in Nearly There

[ 10 ] July 13, 2011 |

Can you love a lipstick you haven’t seen on your lips?  I hope so. I’m staring at the photo dark-skinned of Jessica White for the new ad for Maybelline’s Color Sensational lip color.  The color is called “Nearly There” and it just may be the perfect nude lip color for a black girl like me.  […]

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Video: Great Holiday Party Makeup Tutorial for My Caramel Sistas

[ 3 ] December 17, 2010 |

This video from ShinyFashion on Youtube is titled “How to: Party makeup for dark skin“.  Um…this sista is NOT dark skinned by my standards as an African American woman…I’m just saying.  Never-the-less, it’s a great tutorial for my caramel brown divas out there.  I LOVE the color on her lids.  YAY, Urban Decay!  Party it […]

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Question: What is Worse

[ 4 ] November 29, 2010 |

Ladies, what is worse?: Foundation that is too dark for your complexion or foundation that is too light? I have to vote for too light.  When sistas wear foundation that is 2-3 shades too light, you can see a mask effect around the temples and the forehead at the hairline.  If the powder is too […]

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Video Tutorial: Blush for Dark Skinned Girls

[ 0 ] November 10, 2010 |

Here’s a blush for dark skinned girls tutorial from destinygodley What do you think, Ladies?  What are your brown girl blush tricks?

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Video: Review of the 120 Palette on Dark Skin

[ 8 ] April 29, 2010 |

Wande is a beautiful dark chocolate sister who has posted a video on her Youtube channel about the 120 Color Palette that has been reviewed time and time again on YouTube.  She notes that many of the reviewers are white or have light skin.  I wonder how the palette will fair on a lovely woman […]

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All Shades of Brown: Campaign for Natural Skin Tone Colors

[ 20 ] April 11, 2010 |

I think I should start a campaign that asks makeup companies to create a more diverse palette of foundation and face powder colors for black women who are are the darker side.  I don’t know how many times I’ve seen a makeup like that had only 1-2 shades that fall in the dark brown category. […]

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Color Ranges for Dark Complexions

[ 2 ] March 22, 2010 |

I find that most women don’t understand how to choose colors that work with their natural undertones.  Age, seasons, and other factors can effect your undertone and the appropriate color ranges.  This is why many of us have a foundation for the summer and a different one for the winter months. Darkcomplexions.com is an awesome […]

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Fabulous Wedding Makeup Makeover

[ 2 ] March 15, 2010 |

I love this wedding transformation that Jane B. has created.  This chocolate bride looks stunning.  Take notes, my dark skinned lovelies.  The bride’s eyebrows are BEAT!!  I personally would tone down the bronzer a bit, but it does make you look very lively in photos…so it’s ok for spring and summer weddings.  Wedding makeup is […]

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Great Neutral Everyday Eyeshadow Look for Dark Skin

[ 3 ] March 14, 2010 |

It’s important to know how to create a toned down look at work?  If you work in a conservative or traditional workplace, sometimes bright colors are too much when it comes to eyeshadow.  Here is a great tutorial for dark skinned girls from the folks at DeadSEXY Cosmetics with a neutral eye shadow look that […]

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