We can wear the most glorious and bright colors, and totally pull them off.
I found this photo of the gorgeous Liya Kebede on Supermodels NL, a comprehensive site of model news, business, and fabulous photos. I’ve been mining it for makeup inspiration since always-knowledgeable afrobella Coffy suggested it as a good link for makeup newbies.
If you prefer your models on the fledgling side, you’re in luck because the eighth season of America’s Next Top Model will be starting on February 28 (damn, has it been eight seasons already?).
Every season we’re guaranteed some fierce, unusual makeup looks; like this one my girl Toccara got in season 3.
Truth be told, I haven’t watched a season of ANTM all the way through since Nik lost to Nicole in cycle 5. I turn to Television Without Pity and Rich’s recaps to get my fix vicariously.
We’re not in the right season for extreme brights, but my philosophy is wear what you want, when you want. And I’m fiending for bright, quality eyeshadow.
I’m keeping a close eye on the Urban Decay Deluxe Eyeshadows. Some new shades have hit store shelves, and I must have Sting and Ransom. Seriously, I must. Brights do a lot for my mood and attitude. Fierce eye makeup and a glossy yet understated lip is a bonafide attention getter, makeup newbies. If you’re the kind of afrobella who tends to stick to earth tones, try something new! Go for a bright yellow, orange, or fuschia shadow and watch that color just illuminate your beautiful brown skin.