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FOTD: Lupita Nyong’o Inspired Shimmering Teal Eyes + Muted Red Lips

I’m a huge fan of Lupita Nyong’o and her various makeup looks. I love how she is not afraid to wear colorful eyeshadows and lip colors! Often times, women of color shy away from bright colors because we’ve always been told that those colors weren’t made “for us.” Not true! I love how Lupita just shows up and shows out with her colorful makeup and beautiful dresses. I believe that jewel tone colors look great on women of color, especially darker skinned women! Lupita definitely serves as an inspiration for us all!

This look is inspired by her red carpet makeup look from the 2014 BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) awards show.

The Inspiration:

My Version:




Becca Ultimate Coverage Crème Foundation in Fawn
Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage Concealer in #6 (undereye)
Ben Nye Banana Powder (to set)
NARS Casino (bronzer)
MAC Breezy blush
Hourglass Radiant Light (highlighter)

MAC Steamy (1st half of lid)
MAC Birds & Berries (2nd half of lid) (LE)
MAC Cork (crease)
MAC Plumage (outer v)
MAC PowerPoint Eye Pencil in Buried Treasure (waterline)
Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara

Anastasia Brow Wiz in Dark Brown
MAC Studio Finish Concealed in NW30

MAC Brick Lip liner
MAC Brick-O-La Lipstick

FOTD: Teal Smokey Eye

Teal Smokey-eye with exaggerated double-winged eyeliner.

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Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in 450(N)
MAC Pro Longwear Concealer NW30 (undereye)
Ben Nye Neutral Set (to set)
NARS Casino Bronzer
NARS Blush in Deep Throat

MAC Rollickin Paint Pot (as a base) (Limited Edition)
MAC Saddle + Embark eyeshadows (crease)
NARS Tropic (lid)
MAKE UP FOR EVER #4 (outer v)
NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk (white line)
MAC Crystal Avalanche eyeshadow (on top of Milk)
ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
MAC Woodwinked (inner tearduct)
Covergirl Lash Blast Mascara

MAC Embark eyeshadow
MAC Studio Finish Concealer NW30 (to clean up brows)

MAC Snob Lipstick
MAC Soar Lip Liner
MAC Electric Fuchsia Lipglass (Limited Edition)