It’s no secret that tinted moisturizers, also known as BB Creams or Beauty Balms, are taking over the make-up scene as the new and improved way to flawlessly give your skin the look of natural coverage.
Whether worn alone or under your favorite foundation BB Creams are a great way to moisturize, hydrate, prime, and cover imperfections.
But like most cover-up products and brands marketed for women of color, finding one that compliments brown skin can be difficult.
So before you go trying every cosmetic line on the market looking to find the perfect tint to fit your shade of brown, Juicy has compiled a list of our favorite BB creams known to work for darker skin tones.
Thank us later…Click inside to view our top five!!!
In order to get the flawlesss skin you desire, investing in quality skin care products, like Taylor Owen Beautiful Skin Care, are a must….Read more inside!!!
NARS is known for creating cutting edge beauty for the modern woman.
Recently, the niche beauty brand teamed up with The Andy Warhol Foundation to launch a special limited-edition collection of products inspired by famed 80′s pop artist Andy Warhol.
In her most recent video,”Where Have You Been,” RIHANNA puts us on to yet another new trend, showing off her sexy reptile manicured nails.
Minx Nail celebrity manicurist KIMMIE KYEES worked on RI-RI Luxury Lizard Minx, a snakeskin design that features a red tip which fades into yellow, then green at the cuticle.
“This design came from a manicure kit I bought a while back, as it had a similar design,” explains KYEES. “When I see cool textures or bright colors, I take photos, and when I had the chance to create the design, I played around with the colors until I found this combination.”
Minx co-founder and head designer Janice Jordan suggested translucent Minx, but Kimmie eventually decided to combine the snakeskin print over a hologram base for a final Minx template that sets off the dark lines of the scaling and shimmers in the light.
This new nail look is sure to be one of the hottest styles for mani and pedis this summer. It definitely has our Juicy stamp of approval.
For more information on Minx Nails or to find a salon that carries Minx Nails, please visit www.minxnails.com.
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ADRIENNE BAILON is stepping up her game.
Not only is she gearing up to debut a new reality show Empire Girls on June 3rd, she also is getting involved in the beauty business.
Recently, BAILLON launched a new nail collection, Fingertip Fetish, at a private event held at at the Haven Spa in Soho, New York.
Inspired by a weekly blog entry, BFFs JULISSA BERMUDEZ, ESTELLE ASHLEY WEATHERSPOON and ANGIE MARTINEZ all came out to support her new venture.
Fingertip Fetish was created with the nail fanatic in mind. The girl who is up on the latest trends, and is search for the most unique fashion forward colors.
You can learn more about the Fingertip Fetish by visiting BAILON’s site, www.adrienne-bailon.com.
With textured nails quickly gaining momentum both on and off the runway, LALA ANTHONY even cosigns on her blog, that caviar manicures are a surefire way of adding some serious texture to your look without sacrificing your love of color.
Currently Sephora is the only US retailer that carries Ciate, the nail brand that makes the caviar polish, which in actuality are tiny glass beads and not fish eggs as some may fear.
Each Ciate Caviar Manicure set comes with a nail polish and nail beads in a correlating color.
The Ciate Caviar Manicure kits come in the three different colors:Rainbow – with a corresponding nail polish in Strawberry Milkshake Mother of Pearl – with a corresponding nail polish in Snow Virgin Black Pearls – with a corresponding nail polish in Ghetto Fabulous (suspect, we know)
The way you execute this super chic manicure is by applying two coats of the nail polish to your nails. While the second coat dries you lightly sprinkle the micro beads onto the nail bed and let them settle into place and dry.
Viola! In less than five minutes, your nails are totally on trend.
To purchase the Ciate Caviar Manicure please visit www.Sephora.com
KIM is the queen of the “beat,” face and seems to always have her makeup perfectly on point.
Over the weekend KIM posted a photo of a bright yellow pretreatment that her makeup artist used on her face, and we were all left wondering what was that?
Juicy of course figure out one of the many ways KIM manages to look like she has perfect skin in the use of Color Correcting Foundation Primer.
Makeup lines like MAC, Smashbox, and REVLON carry color correcting foundation primers, that come in a wide variety of shades including purple, yellow and green to be used according to your complexion.
These primers are more lightweight primers than the ones you are used to, so that they can soften skin and diffuse light to help minimize flaws and even out skin texture. It creates a perfect canvas to apply your foundation so skin is completely even and discolorations are gone.
You can find color correcting foundation primers in different textures including creams, liquids and even powders.
Women of all colors and skin tones can use color correcting foundation primers. In order to figure out which color is best for you, we’ve broken down the top four color correctors and their function:
1. Green Color Correcting Foundation Primer – Green is the best color to diffuse any areas of redness or irritation on the skin. Think acne, rosacea, pimples and scarring. You will want to cover the areas of redness with a thin coating of green color correcting foundation primer and as soon as you apply your favorite foundation, those red areas will magically disappear.
2. Yellow Color Correcting Foundation Primer – Yellow is ideal for correcting dark circles, bruising and any area of discoloration that takes on a purple or bluish tint. This is what Kim’s makeup artist used in the infamous twit pic above which created a flawless result along with warming up and evening out her skin.
3. Purple Color Correcting Foundation Primer – Purple color correctors balance out sallow complexions and any areas of discoloration with a yellowish tinge to it. This shade is also great for evening out yellowish bruising on those with olive or bronze skin tones.
4.Orange Color Correcting Foundation Primer – Orange or red color correctors are great for dark complexions. They are used to even skin tone while bring back the life to dull skin.
Juicy Magazine was behind the scenes of the Sammie B Fashion Show, to witness Sammie B pull together her Spring 2012 line with the help of IMAN Cosmetics.
Led by lead makeup artist VALENTE FRAZIER, the Iman Cosmetics makeup team worked out royal looks for the models, including former ANTM TOCCARA and CAMILLE.
Watched the video above to see how beauty made it’s mark during New York’s Fashion Week.
While we she’s one of the few who can pull it off, KEYSHIA expressed her insecurities on Twitter about the photos.
“I really dislike when paps catch me with NO MAKEUP!!” she wrote.
Her husband baller DANIEL GIBSON, must like the natural look because she continued to write, “Gib says U look better wit no make up on. Very sweet but, I’m so used to makeup after all these years. Didn’t think they would catch me tho.”
“Gotts to be #On when u walk out the door in L.A LOL. They be on it out here.”
Dear KEYSHIA, there are few celebs who NEED makeup, and you are not one of them girl…