Get the Look: Nude Lips

A sexy yet subtle nude stiletto can be the perfect staple to a wardrobe bursting with color and personality, when it comesto makeup the nude lip has the same subtle but sexy effect.

Nude lips are perhaps the most versatile look that a woman can wear. A barley-there lip color is perfect for all skin tones and coordinates with all pieces of fashion.

How to create a perfect nude lip:

When applying your liquid or cream foundation throughout your face, pucker up and apply your foundation over your lips. The foundation pigment acts as a flesh-toned base.

Gently line your lips with a flesh toned lip liner, blend the lip liner and foundation by pressing your lips together.

Apply a sheer pink or coral lip gloss to your lips to create the perfect nude lip.

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Nicki Minaj Goes Nude for MAC


Nicki Minaj Unveils Nude Lipsticks for Mac Cosmetics

Raptress Nicki Minaj is once again teaming up with MAC Cosmetics. The enigmatic hip-pop star announced her latest collaboration with the brand earlier today via Instagram, where she showed off two new lipsticks from her upcoming Nicki Nudes collection. Reportedly set to go on sale next month, the limited-edition line will feature 12 naturally-hued lipsticks, including the two you see below; The Pinkprint, a creamy, peachy nude and Nicki Nude, a creamy mocha nude.
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Summer’s Hot New Lip Trend

As the mercury begins to rise we’ve gone from creamy nude lips to hot, bright colors. The color of summer is bold, bright orange.

Take two tips to the makeup counter with you to find your one and only orange!

What lipstick texture are you looking for? Bold and dry matte, a smooth and creamy texture or an easy to wear lip stain?

What is color intensity do you desire? A soft sheer display of color, a medium wash of color that will match accessories like earrings or a bag, or do you want your lip color to be the stand out color in the room?

Once you’ve decided on the look that you want it is much easier to find the perfect color.

If you’ve got a creamy, honeyed skin tone opt for a true orange with a zesty citrus undertone. Olive skin, try a red-orange that will soften in tone against your skin yet stand out against a radiant complexion. Medium brown skin tones should try true orange value to its undertone, this shade will pop against beautiful bronzed skin tones. Deep chocolate skin tones should try an orange with a deep pink saturation to is base color wear with matte skin to perfectly compliment your beautiful and richly pigmented skin tone.

Will you dare to wear the trend this summer?

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Go Nude!

You don’t need to pile on layers of color to get this season’s hottest make up trend. Get ready to go nude! It’s all about enhancing your natural beauty with neutral shades that highlight what you already have.

* Use a bronzer instead of blush to give your face a just tanned, natural looking glow.

* Skip the lipstick and go with a sheer gloss or find a shade that matches the natural color of your lips. You can also try dabbing a little bit on concealer on for a sexy nude lip.

* Naked make up doesn’t have to be all about boring beiges! Play around with colors from peaches to pinks to bronzes that highlight your natural skin color.

Slam Or Glam: Keri Hilson

It’s that time again ladies, where we decide if the brownsistas look deserves a definite glam or an unquestionable slam. This week its the one and only Ms. Keri Hilson. She debuted a new look at the 41st annual NAACP Image awards held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Hilson traded in her normal short cut for long black locks, while wearing a sophisticated all black gown designed by Christian Sirano. Her shoe choice could have been different but overall she deserves a glam. Her makeup was all sorts of awesomeness to me, I loved her smokey, sultry eye, nude lip, and eyeshadow which complimented her skin tone. So what do you think Slam or Glam?

*sidenote* She took home the “Outstanding New Artist Award”.

Tami Roman Goes National


Being one of reality TV’s baddest bad girls is really starting to pay off for Basketball Wives star Tami Roman.

According to a post on her Facebook page, Tami is set to take her TR Love Cosmetics Line national, having recently inked a deal with Walgreens.

Starting this December, Walgreens, the nation’s largest drugstore chain (8,000 locations) will carry TR Love, Tami’s exclusive line of nail polishes and lip glosses.

Tami Launched TR Love in 2012 and says she did so to provide women of modest means with quality beauty products.

Those quality products include nail polishes with names like Jealous Much, Sex You Up, Supa Tramp and #WERK, which is a signature nude color created by talk show host Wendy Williams.

Lest you think Tami is totally ratchet, she flipped the script with her lip glosses and named them after women she says she admires, like Cecily (Tyson), Khloe (Kardashian) and her daughters Lyric and Jazz.