Hi Lovelies!

Today we have Ikram from the Black Vogue family Sweden showing us how to create this look.

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The first step to achieve really great make-up is to cleanse and prepare the face night before or same day. I like to cleanse my face using a exfoliating face scrub from L’Occitane, then use skin clearing toner, tea tree collection from The body shop. Moisturizing is the second step and i use drops of youth by The body shop to moisturize my skin. I use the Smashbox photo finish primer to prime my face before i start with my foundation. For foundation i have two favorites, Mac pro longwear foundation in shade NC43 and Bearminerals bare skin pure brightening serum foundation with SPF20 in shade bare caramel. The key to a flawless finish is to blend ladies! Blend Blend Blend.

I use my beauty blender to blend my foundation, this time i use my Beareminarals foundation. Make sure you blend the foundation to your neck and ears as well so you dont look like your wearing a mask. I highlighted my under eyes, forehead, nose and chin after putting on foundation using my Ysl Touche Éclat radiant touch concealer and contoured with LA girl pro concealer in shade toast. Same routine, Blend Blend Blend. At this moment you should have something like this: To set and bake i used the Laura marcier translucent powder. I went back to my contour and used the Anastasia beverly hills contour kit in medium to tan, i used the shade espresso to sett my contour and give my face some dimension.

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On my eyebrows i used the Nyx Tame & Frame tinted brow pomade, and set them with Anastasia beverly hills clear brow gel. The trick here is to put less product in the beginning and build on the end of the brow. By doing that you will achieve most natural brow.

13342077_622295517929326_374368276_nThis time i didn’t do anything smoky or dramatic, i went for a pink foiled lid with some warm tone colors on the crease. To achieve this look on the eyes i used the Morphe palette in 35N and Urban decay naked palette 3: As you can see on the Morphe palette i used the colors i put numbers on, and from the naked palette i used the shade Dust. Before applying  i prime my eyelids with concealer and sett them with my face powder. This will help the eyeshadows to blend well. I started with the lighter shade as a transition color and slowly build the crease darker with the other shades. The key is to blend really well. This will give your eyeshadow a flawless look. When blending make sure your not putting much pressure on the brush just blend slightly. You can go back and forth adding more product and blending till you get the look you want.

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The shade dust from the naked palette has shimmer in it and has a lot of fall outs, so i did put some fix plus on my brush before applying on the lid. This will make the eyeshadow a pop even more and you get less fall outs. The best thing is to put on the eyeshadows before any face products at all. But in this case i didn’t consider that first.

For the lashes i went for Velour lashes in style Lash in city. These are gorgeous lashes. Hands down! Now I’m almost done with face , eyes, and brows. Next i bronzed the face using Mac sun powder mineralize Skin-finish. I put this on the places that i contoured, the cheeks, temple of my forehead and sides of my nose.

For blush i used my sleek palette in Pumpkin 363, i used the shade Lantern. The favorite part, highlighting i used my new baby, Mary-lou manizer by The Balm. This is a beautiful highlighter. I usually highlight the highest part of my cheekbones, cupid bows, and the tip of my nose. Before i apply the highlighter i spray my face with the fix plus and wait like 5 to 10 sec and apply the highlighter this trick with make you highlighter to pop even more.

13313589_622295687929309_862663030_o     On the lips i have to lip combinations, one is more like a nude shade and the other one is a burgundy shade which can go really well with this look. I used the mahogany lip liner from Mac and Nyx soft matte lip cream in shade San paulo. The second lip combo is Plum lip pencil from Mac and Lime crime cashmere matte lipstick.

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Hi Lovelies!

As I continue on my quest to learn everything i can about product photograph i decided to continue working on my Swatches so can show you all the glow from my products from Inglot. If you want to see a live video on these products then a video link to my Youtube channel (lovettes house of style) will be available at the end of the post.

Today am going to write about some of my frequently used products from Inglot!!!

I will give you some background information on the brand before I get into the Fabulous products they have for women of colour!

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About the Brand!

Inglot is a polish makeup brand that has been around for over 30 years in the beauty industry. It was not until 2015 that they established two locations in Sweden. The first one is located in Mall of Scandinavia in Solna and the second one is located in Triangeln in the Swedish city of Malmö near Denmark.

Whilst i was (and still am) on my search in Sweden for companies that do foundations and products for black women/men/non gender binaries and that is well pigmented and does not test on animals i stumbled upon Inglot and its owner in Sweden and well….a love story began.

Liquid Highlighters!

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When i visited Inglot for the first time i was mainly drawn to their liquid highlighters especially after i watched them on my forearm and was amazed by the glow, in fact i was DAZZLED by the glow that i watched reflect off of my arm into the universe. (NO JOKE).

I started mixing the AMC body and face highlighters with my foundation I was using at the time to get a summer glow even during the Swedish winter months. The first one i purchased was the one furthest to the left and I gradually bought two others that i use on my clients of medium to lighter skin tones. No matter what melanated skin tone you are I will tell you exactly which may be the most suitable and provide swatches on my squinting.

Get ready to feel and see the GLOW below!

The swatches below are in the same order that the bottles are lined up so

Left: AMC highlighter shade 67

Middle: AMC Highlighter shade 66

Right: AMC Highlighter shade 65

Because i am a deeper melanin tone I find that the AMC highlighter in 67 best compliments my skin and looks amazing on women with Lupita Nyong’os skin tone up to my skin tone.

In the images below you will clearly see that the AMC highlighter 66 (middle swatch) is a much cooler tone which is more suitable for skin tones from my colour to Halle Berry tones.

When you look at AMC highlighter number 65 it is just slightly cooler than the one i use and i find that in winter time when i am lighter, or in the summertime if i want a subtle glow this one is perfect. In short it works on all colours and undertones and you can choose intensity by how much you apply.  I personally like the fact that i can mix it with any of my foundations to get anything from a soft glow to an exaggerated fleekiness depending on how I am feeling at that given time.

Inglot AMC face and body illuminator

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Inglot Sparkling dusts!!!

Inglot Sparkling dust

Ok…have you ever wondered what magic in dust form looks like? It would look and feel like the sparkling dusts below. I want you to envision a melanated tinker bell, flying around your makeup table sprinkling happiness in the form of gold onto your cheekbones and all the highest points of your FACE serving you highlighted goddess realness. If you can imagine that then you will not be surprised by what am about to show you.

BAM!

Inglot sparkling dust swatches

I only ever used highlighters in compact form and i must be honest i was slight scared of trying highlighters in loose form until i had these swatches on me in shop 2 months ago and i was sold. I find them multi versatile in the fact that i can use it as eyeshadow, highlighter and if i mix it with Duraline liquid it turns into a lipstick as well. So i personally feel as though i get my monies worth. A tutorial on this look is already up on my youtube channel if you are curious and want to see the effects of the product on melanin.

If these dusts didn’t already serve you life and all that it comes with then let me give you one more for the road

BAM!

Inglot sparkling dust swatches

Primers, Primers, Primers and more!

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Now within the forum we always mention primers and there will be a post going in depth about the benefits of using both primers as well as sun protection. Many believe people with melanin in their skin do not need sun protection but you are very wrong. Most melanin in our skin only offers 13.5 SPF in sun protection naturally and the skin requires a minimum of 30 in direct sunshine to be fully protected. In the summertime i use spf 50 on my face to protect it from damages from the sun and in the winter i use a lower dose of 20 to allow my body to absorb vitamin d.

Of course when you can combine both the use of a primer with an SPF protection you get double benefits in one product which is a big bonus in my book.

The main purpose of the face primer is to help you achieve the smooth, even complexion prior to applying your favorite foundation, powder, BB cream or just your concealer and there are several kinds available to you in shops. Below i will go through three alternatives that can be found at Inglot.

Mocha HD Corrective primer

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Inglot mocha HD corrective primer

Now the main reason I chose to often use this primer is because it has golden highlights in it that gives me a glow just like the mac strobe cream used to. It works like a primer, colour corrector as well as a mini highlighter for women of darker skin tones. I also find that i use less foundation when i use this primer because it corrects my skin in areas that are darker like under my eyes. And so far this is the only primer i have found that has this colour so similar to my skin tone.

Yellow HD primer

Now this primer is better suited for the lighter scale of the melanin skin tones especially those with yellow undertones. If you have dull skin this instantly corrects that by adding lustre back to the skin. So the effect is the same in the sense that you will use less foundation since you have prepped your skin beforehand. It is a little pick me up in a bottle that i carry with me when i travel and work on clients especially in the theatre industry.

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Inglot HD corrective primer YELLOW

 

Primer with SPF   

Now this base is what i was initially talking about in the primer section. This combines protection from the sun with a primer function. I would love this product much much more if the sf was 30 to 50 because then i could use it all year round instead of only using it in the winter time when we only get a few hours of sun in sweden. But if i have to choose whether to go without sun protection or use spf 20 then i would definitely choose to use this. The consistencyis light and the product itself is white. I photographed a swatch but for some reason i deleted it from my camera roll 🙁Inglot spf 20 primer

Well thats all from me Lovelies and i will be back tomorrow with some more favourites from my makeup kit.

In the meantime let me know if you have tried any of these products and which ones are your personal favourites and which ones you are looking forward to trying out.

Much love and take care until next time.

Lovette

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Hi Black Vogue,

My name is Asia Adan (@_asiaadan) and I am a 22 year old future social worker living in Copenhagen.

Makeup is my hobby. Is something I do for fun and something I do when I need to relax and have “me” time.

When I was younger I used to think makeup was something I needed to hide the things I didn’t like about my face.

As I grew older I learned to love myself. With and without makeup. Makeup is for highlighting not hiding ☺️

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As I grew older I learned to love myself. With and without makeup. Makeup is for highlighting not hiding ☺️

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Products used on this look:

@maccosmetics – primer

@beccacosmetics – ultimate coverage complexion crème

@beccacosmetics – Skin Perfector, opal.

@sachacosmetics – Sacha buttercup setting powder.

@anastasiabeverlyhills – eyeshadow fudge, sienna

@urbandecay – vice4 palette, 1985

@katvondbeauty -eye contour palette – shax & succubus.

@maccosmetics – fever (blush)

@anastasiabeverlyhills – liquid lipstick Madison

@maccosmetics – fix+

@urbandecay – all nighter settingspray.

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Hi Lovelies,

I would like to present a lovely Black Vogue member Elizabeth aka Housebrownin from the United Kingdom.

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Hi all,

Hope your all doing well and enjoying Spring 2016. Today I’m bringing a every day Spring look. You can wear this to anytime of the of the depending on what your doing. This has been my go to look for about 2 months now and i find it to be very beginner friendly. So if your just starting your journey into makeup this is especially for you that likes a simple look.

First of all base your kids with either your concealer or a eye shadow base. I’ve got on here NYX white eye shadow base. I only placed it on my kids and the rest of my eye area has concealer that I used for my brows which has been blended down. When I’m doing natural eye looks I don’t go over board with eye based especially I feel like my concealer dose the job.
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Once I’ve got the base going I then go into the Makeup Revolution Flawless Matte palette. I’ve number the steps of how I have used the palette. 1- I used that as transition colour. 2- I used this colour to deepen my crease a little but not too much. 3- I wanted to get some definition on the eye look so I went in with the deep brown. By now it should look like this:

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Once you’ve done all of this I went into my Urban Decay Naked 2 palette which is the last eyeshodow. Like I said earlier this look can be worn during the day or night so for WOC (woman of colour)  I suggested this rose gold from the palette all over the lid and then blend to achieve seamless application.

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After this I just used my daily liquid eyeliner and slapped on my lashes. I tell you ladies the right pair of lashes will set this look off and the SLAAAAAYYYYAAAGGGEEEE begins.

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As you can see already the face has been lifted the eyes are talking and your ready to beat and bake to the God’s. The reason why I love this look so much because it’s very little work but it speaks volumes. I hope this has been useful. Feel free to follow me on Instagram and Snap Chat….HouseBrownin (for mini tutorial and makeup looks)

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Hi Lovelies!
Today our guest blogger is non other than our Sista Ify Pearl Mcneil from the United Kingdom who will be sharing her favourite highlighters for black skin with Black Vogue. Show her some love and positivity and enjoy her Post!
Ify is a wonderful beauty interested mom and fashionista who will be featuring on this blog frequently.
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Highlighters
Highlighters has really been trending in the past few years but its highest peak was recorded in 2015 with loads and loads of permanent and Limited Edition springing up from cosmetic companies and in 2016 it doesn’t seem like the trend is slowing down either because if you have seen the rainbow highlighters which is now on the rise in the beauty industry.
   For us women of colour highlighters could be sometimes intimidating because of our rich skin tone and under tone so enough caution must be taken while selecting a highlighter that best suits our skin because if we do not i it will come out all ashy and that’s not nice either.
   HIGHLIGHTERS are a perfect finishing touch to our day to day makeup look as they could take our look from 0 to 100 in a snap, Highlighters comes in various form this days: liquid, cream, stick and powder form to mention a few and their prices vary from company to company. Drugstore on the other hand are really really stepping their game in the beauty world too and there are some highlighters in the drugstore which deserve a high-end pricetag because of the way they are made to compete with the high-end ones.
    Highlighters are also known to expose the skin’s texture and pores even if it gives a nice glow at same time,that’s why i personally will advice to set your foundation n pat the highlighter instead of swiping so hard on a textured or problematic skin.
  Mac cosmetics Gold Deposit skin finish highlighter  is one that is generally advised for women of colour, be you medium, dark to darkest this highlighter suits all skin tones.Other highlighters in my collection which are suitable for woc are:
✨bobbibrown  bronze glow
✨inglot shimmer dust in feb04
✨beccacosmetics blushed copper
✨beccacosmetics topaz
      From my swatches it will be seen that topaz and fold deposit are really really close n they could substitute each other ?
     All swatches and pictures of the highlighters talked about will be shown in the pics below.
In conclusion, Highlighters can be worn by everyone n even the darkest person who enjoys her glow,its just a matter of making the right selection to suit your skin tone

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