Hi all, join me on my self discovery of makeup. I want to inspire all women that color is our friend and was created for us to play with. I truly believe every color can be used its just a matter of finding the right shade and lastly having confidence to rock it. From natural to edgy each week i will try to do colors that "not used" by darkskinned women.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Summer Trend: Bold purple eyes and orange lips

I've been wanting to try this combo for a while now. It features the famous MUFE #92 with a bright lip color named Mac SO CHAUD!!!. It is so not for the meek hearted. I wore this look with a turban style inspired by June Ambrose (celebrity stylist to Chrisette Michele and many many more). It took a lot of tying and retying for this turban to look remotely good lol, but I think it came out well.
Now for the makeup!!! I did this look as a contest entry for Laura62484 who wanted a summer/spring trend look and any one that follows trends knows that orange/ basically any bold lip color is the choice of the season. The look also features summers best accessory : GLOWY SKIN!!! For a long time I struggled with the fact that I didn't have an even skin tone, but accepting my body and having a great support (my beautiful sister Olamide and wonderful cousins) removed 95% of that insecurity. Also if you have confidence in yourself the rest is easy!!
(Caution if you have a pimple, don't put a highlighter on it, just makes it a thousands times more visible no matter your skin tone)
Products used for this look:
(All mac unless otherwise stated)
Face: MUFE 180 and Pro Long wear NW45 concealer (love love love this stuff), set with any powder of choice, highlighted with Comfort msf and Natural deep dark, contoured with Mac socrery.
Eyes: Applied Nars smudgeproof base, then contruvist paintpot, brown down in the crease, then socrery for some more dimension. For the purple cat eye, I used my Jordana purple passion eyeliner as a base, then applied MUFE #92 with fix+ to set it. In the inner third I placed Parfait amour to open the eyes. Used some random natural lashes and my favorite mascara Lash Stiletto.
Lips: Cork lipliner with SO CHAUD lipstick
Blush: Nars Exhibit A.

Comment if you would like to see any particular trends for this season. Thanks


  1. Very haute babe. Love the turban!

  2. i really love the lipstick and turban is fab how did you tie it?

  3. Loving this! I need to pick some orange lipsticks very soon!!