just a little peek at what’s to come from my last shoot!!! GREAT JOB TEAM!!! :o)
model: veronica of RED
photographer: tony veloz
hairstylist: jessica kidd
wardrobe: oksana anel
manicurist: angel williams
screen shot of interview/feature of @idlewarship at Red Bull online. vintage chic. peep that neckline on the jumpsuit. YES THAT’S A JUMPSUIT!!! @chaythegr8 ROCKS!!! #makeupbyme
sneak peek of today’s photoshoot. can’t wait to see the actual images. i took these with my phone! :o)
Here’s my recent post for Afrobella about Summertime makeup tips! Trot on over and take a lookie loo (i got that from Toni Braxton on #BFV) and I hope you learn something you can use. :o)
click here —————> Summertime Makeup Tips & Tricks on AfroBella
ENJOY & LOVE YA!!!
beauty story i did with Tony Veloz & the lovely DeSalle… :o)
We had a great time at this shoot… GOOD TIMES TO BE HAD BY ALL!!!
Spring is OFFICIALLY here, and I am OFFICIALLY happy! The sun will be shining, there’ll be a nice crisp breeze, flowers will be blooming galore and beautfiul colors will be everywhere! To lovers of makeup, that means, it’s time to go shopping for or look in our stash for the hot colors of the season. Everybody jump up and get excited! No more snow!
At the top of every season I go out & purchase magazines that review collections for the season, as a makeup artist I gain inspiration from designers choices of color, pattern and texture. It also gives me an idea of what will be hot that season. After doing some research & catching up on the runway shows for S/S 2011, from last Fall, I noticed a few trends. Here are the trends including product suggestions for you to try!
Trend #1: Purple Eyeshadow
Purple looks great on warmer skin tones! Experiment with different shades, from lilac to violet, plum to royal purple and my fave for a smokey eye – eggplant!
photo courtesy of Essence Online
Product Suggestion: Make Up For Ever’s EyeShadow #92 (left) – $19
Product Suggestion: MAC Grape Pigment (right) – $19.50
Trend #2: Bold Fuchsia Lipstick
This trend takes me back to the 80’s when my Mom would wear her Wet & Wild fuchsia lipstick. I love to wear it, and in my opinion it looks best on women of color. When the warmth of our skin meets that bold pinkish/purple – it’s like a beautiful color combo explosion!
photo courtesy of Getty Images
Product Suggestion: Make Up For Ever’s Rouge Artiste Intense #36 – $19
Product Suggestion: MAC Lickable – $14.50
Trend #3: Coral Blush
This trend is tricky – simply because oftentimes brands don’t have a coral deep enough or warm enough for our deeper skin tones. This is where you MAY have to get creative. If you can’t find a coral blush deep enough – USE AN EYESHADOW!!! For the past two years I’ve used a NARS eyeshadow (Emanuelle) as my blush. True beauty is all about thinking OUTSIDE of the box!
The color to the right is more orange for women with a deeper complexion. For my complexion, I’d like to blend the two color together for a PERFECT coral blush!
Product Suggestion: Illamasqua Cream Blush in RUDE (left) – $24
Product Suggestion: Illamasqua Cream Blush in LIBIDO (right) – $24
SIDE NOTE: With deeper complexions and this trend I recommend using a CREAM BLUSH instead of a powder to avoid an ashy look on the cheeks. The cream will blend into the skin more, not to mention cream blush is really hot this season!!!
Trend #4: Gold/Bronze Metallic Smokey Eye
Can you say HAUTE! This look is simply gorgeous on EVERY AND ANYBODY. It can be played up and made dramatic, or kept simple and elegant. The colors are so soft it works either way.
photos courtesy of Essence Online
Product Suggestion: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in Baked – $17
Product Suggestion: Urban Decay Eyeshadow in SMOG – $17
Product Suggestion: NARS Cream Eyeshadow in Savage – $23
Product Suggestion: NARS Eyeshadow in Galapagos – $23
(product suggestions listed from left to right)
SIDE NOTE: If you want a really smokey eye remember to line your upper lash line with a black eyeliner or a cream black eyeshadow, smudge upward and then put the color used for an accent over the black cream and blend up above the crease in the eyelid.
Ladies, go out and paint those faces with this beautiful array of Spring colors! Don’t be afraid to try something new. Remember, it’s okay to try fun, new things! It’s only makeup, it’ll wash off!
Peace, Love & Paint.
Like this article? Read the full story: Spring Makeup Tips from Afrobella’s Makeup Expert, Meagan Sheá | Afrobella http://www.afrobella.com/2011/03/30/spring-makeup-tips-from-afrobellas-makeup-expert-meagan-shea/#ixzz1IDcXMceg
Before there was Rihanna, Beyonce, Halle Berry, Nia Long and even Janet Jackson there was Dorothy Dandridge. Dorothy Dandridge was born to be an entertainer, and began performing very early on in life. I can’t bring myself to call her Dorothy or Ms. Dandridge, I like Dorothy Dandridge. That sounds proper!
It’s sad to say that many people didn’t have a clue who Dorothy Dandridge was until Halle Berry portrayed her in the HBO biopic. She was (and still is, in my opinion) one of the most beautiful women to grace the silver screen - EVER!
Dorothy Dandridge was a singer and an actress. She performed in several plays, as well as feature length films. The film she’s most famous for is, “Carmen Jones”. In Carmen Jones she acted alongside big names on the African-American film circuit such as Harry Belafonte, Pearl Bailey and Diahann Carroll (remember that name, you’ll see it again here one day).
Dorothy Dandridge left a beautiful legacy and definitely paved the way for many of the beautiful Black actresses that come after her. She was the first Black actress to be nominated for an Academy Award in the category of Best Actress and the third to be nominated in ANY category. We’ve come a long way in Hollywood, I would venture to say, with so very far to go.
Now let’s look at just how beautiful this woman was. Her story ends tragically, however she is still to be celebrated! Dorothy Dandridge lived a life that ended far too soon (she died at age 42), that we should appreciate and honor forever.