Must Have Makeup For African-Americans


As seen in Marie Claire, August 2003

How do African-American stars like Jada Pinkett-Smith always look so flawless? They pick the right makeup shades, says Courtney Corvan, a makeup artist in Los Angeles, who’s worked with Jada. Her pointers:

  • Pick a loose powder that matches your foundation, not a translucent one (which can look ashy).
  • Try caramel to deep-cabernet colors for lips – and apricot or gold tones for cheeks.
  • Similarly, go for rich pigmented eyeliners, topped with matching eyeshadow so the color really stands out.

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