Archive of ‘MAC Cosmetics’ category

LBS BEAUTY: 5 Fall Blushes For Brown Girls

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Finding the perfect blush can be a real challenge for us brown girls. It seems that most are either too pink leaving us with skin that looks dry or too orange. Although brighter shades like bold pink and coral work well in the summer and spring months during the cooler months our skin tones change and we need something with more warmth to add color back into our skin. With cooler weather slowly approaching this is the perfect time to find your match. Keep reading for 5 of our favorite fall blushes for brown girls!

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The Ultimate Red Lipstick Guide For Brown Girls

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Adding a pop of red lipstick is the easiest way to spice up a casual outfit or fun evening dress! Red lipstick is one of those shades that can complement so many different skin tones. If you are on a hunt for the perfect lip color for your complexion keep reading for the ultimate red lipstick guide for brown girls and tips for pulling off this bold color!

Related:The Ultimate Purple Lipstick Guide for Brown Girls 

1. Ruby  Woo By MAC: This may be the holy grail of red lipsticks for us brown girls. The color pay off of this matte lipstick is rich and vibrant. The only issue most have with this product is how drying it can be on the lips. When rocking this lipstick be sure to apply a lip balm first! This red shade has a subtle blue undertone that complements a variety of brown skin tones.


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LBS Red Carpet Beauty: Bouncy Curls With African Pride


Last week, when I attended the NAACP Image Awards screening event with African Pride and Walmart, I had a pretty simple beauty look. Before I left for my trip, my hairstylist Seto Mccoy gave me a fun side part and long flowing tresses with a u-part wig he made using Vixxenn Hair extensions. I haven’t actually had long straight hair in a while so this was a fun look to switch up from my normal curls.

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3 Combos of Blush and Bronzer For Brown Skin That Glows

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Winter is slowly approaching and that bronzed glowing skin you had a few months ago has totally faded by now right? This is the perfect time to fake a glow with your makeup routine. Healthy glowing skin starts on the inside by eating a balanced diet and drinking plenty of water. However a few inexpensive products can really transform your face. Finding the perfect combo of blush and bronzer can be a true challenge for many women. With so many different brands and techniques it’s easy to get lost in all the information, especially if you are a makeup newbie. This week on LBS we are sharing some of our favorite affordable blush & bronzer combos that will give you a natural glow all year long! Check out these three combos of blush and bronzer for brown skin that glows:

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LBS Beauty News: Prabal Gurung for MAC Cosmetics Collection


The modern glamour and immaculate style of fashion designer Prabal Gurung comes to M· A· C in an opulent collaboration featuring smoky, gilded hues and beautiful custom gold packaging. The Prabal Gurung for MAC Cosmetics collection is expected to launch online today November 20th!  However, it won’t be available in stores until November 26th. Perfect for those last minute gift shoppers! The collection is limited edition and will only be sold until December 26th.

cf217830-4bed-0132-41e6-0ebc4eccb42fThe 14-piece collection  includes everything a girl needs. Three fabulous eyeshadow duo palates, three lipsticks and three lipglass shades, two eye pencils, a bronzing powder, a cream color base, and a powder  brush. Prabal Gurung x MAC retails between $20 and $70. That may seem a bit steep for some of the bargain beauty hunters out there, but with MAC you truly get what you pay for.



 We are loving the variety of classic hues, like red and nude. As well as the bold orchid lipstick and lipglass. These shades are easy to pull off no matter your skin tone. In addition to versatility the packaging is absolutely beautiful. The sleek and sophisticated gold designs captures the essence of  “Old Hollywood Glitz”, while staying true to Prabal Gurung classic modern luxury esthetic.PrabalGurung-AMBIENT-72

Which product are you most excited to try from the Prabal Gurung collection this holiday season? 

The Ultimate Purple Lipstick Guide for Brown Girls


Fall is finally here ! The cooler months of the year are the perfect time to swap out old makeup looks for new fresh trends. One beauty trend that we love at LBS is purple lipsticks for brown skin! From orchid to plum, purple is a color that can look great on every skin tone, if it’s done properly. The key is finding the right hue for your complexion. Keep reading to learn more about a few of our favorite purple lipsticks and a few tips to help you pull off this fabulous beauty trend with confidence.

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LBS Backstage Beauty: Kaelen Spring 2015


Backstage at the Kaelen Spring 2015 show, the beauty look was a modern mix of 60’s mod meets alien. MAC Cosmetics lead artist Chantel Miller explains:

The makeup has a 60’s reference. We did a really bleached out eyelid almost in the form of a reversed smoky eye.


So it goes from a white lid to a dark taupe that goes up almost into the eye. It’s 60’s meets alien. There’s also a contour on the cheek following the same run as the eye.


No mascara and a little bit of a brow.


For nails, lead manicurist for KISS products Gina Edwards did a polished yet feminine nude nail look. Nudes are all the rage this Fall season and so it seems the same concept continues into Spring 2015.

How To Get The Nail Look:


1. Prep nails with the prep pad to remove all oils and lightly buff around the cuticles.
2. Peel off and press on imPRESS nails.
3. File nails, tapering to a point at the tip to create the desired pointed almond shape.
4. Paint two coats of Broadway Nails polish onto each nail.
5. Apply KISS quick dry top coat and allow to dry.


Beautiful beauty look for the Kaelen Spring 2015 collection. Would you try this look at home?

LBS Beauty News: RiRi Hearts MAC Holiday Launches Today


Woot! It’s the day many of us have been waiting for. Today, Rihanna & MAC Cosmetics launch the final installment in their year-long creative partnership – the RiRi  M·A·C Holiday collection!

You guys remember when I did a review of MAC RiRi Woo vs. Ruby Woo and also when we told you guys about Rihanna’s previous RiRi Hearts MAC collections, right?

Wearing MAC RiRi WooI’ve been a big fan of the collection since its launch. I think Rihanna and the MAC creative team did a really great job with it. And RiRi Woo has become one of my beauty staples as far as red lipstick goes.

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