Do you guys recognize this beautiful brown sista? I know when I first saw the image I did not. It is none other than twenty-two year old actress Malika Haqq. Make-up artist and photographer Troy Jensen said he was moved to photograph the bronze goddess wearing colors from the new Tropical Beauty make-up collection by NARS, when the actress showed up at his studio one afternoon to pick up prints for her good friend Khloe Kardashian. So how did Troy create this stunning look on Malika? Click over to the next page to see exactly what the make-up guru used.
I love the Bright teal blue eye shadow in “Tropic” against Malika’s flawless, dark almond skintone…isn’t she hot? And she has an identical twin sister Khadijah, whom I can never tell apart. I will be doing a beauty story with them together soon for sure. I used the golden eye shadow duo in “Scorching Sun” first as a base, then blended the bright glittery blue “Tropic” shadow over Malika’s entire eye lid. Then using a liquid black eye liner, I applied a very thin line along the lash line, and coated and curled her lashes.
I softly defined her brows with a light brown eyebrow pencil and to finish the look. I used the pale pinky-beige lip gloss in “Belize” to give a fresh, chic look with the blue eye make up. I also added a faux strip eyelash for added flare. This is a great collection for your island get away or if you just want to create one at home, like I did with the beautiful Malika Haqq. Let me know what you think? Would you dare to wear Blue?
Check out Troy’s Blog to see more of his work.