For any dark skinned bella questioning whether or not she should rock bright makeup – I present Alek Wek, as seen in the August issue of Dutch Glamour.

How do you say…d’gorgeous? Like I’ve been saying for years — we can wear the most glorious and bright colors, and totally pull them off!

This inspiring beauty image comes via Black Supermodels Chronicles, a site that offers perpetual style inspiration. And this post comes via my beloved Oh No They Didn’t, which has an awesome post of black supermodels there. Click for images of Oluchi, Alek Wek, Arlenis Sosa, Sessilee Lopez and more!

Makeup like Alek’s may not translate into everyday wear, but the bold brightness of her look inspired me. I probably won’t be powdering primary colors into my brows, but I WILL give rasta colored eye makeup another try.

Alek is just TOO cute. And I LOVE love LOVE her blue, purple and fuchsia look. To die for! I know exactly the makeup brands that offer the highly pigmented colors I need to recreate the look, too. That’d be Sugarpill, and Illamasqua. Look out for a review of these statement making brands soon!

What do you think of Alek’s look? Too cute, or too much?

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