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Monday, October 5, 2015

Makeup Monday!.....Shonda Rhimes' October Essence Cover

This week's look was inspired by the simplistic beauty of thee boss lady herself, television genius, mogul and not to mention the creator of my favorite Thursday night guilty pleasures: Shanda Rhimes! Fresh off the amazingness of her remarkable 100 lbs weight loss (I wish my makeup could've recreated that!), she was featured in one of 5 amazing Essence's Covers.  I chose to recreate this her very sexy work to date night friendly look. This look focuses on a strong highlight and contour, emphasizing her cheeks bones and her gorgeous defined chin. 

Primer: Hard Candy 12 hour Long Wear
BH Cosmetics 6 Color Concealer & Corrector in Dark
(pink tone for color correction)
Foundation: True Match Lumi in C6 soft sable
Highlighter: LA girl concealer in Pure Beige
Ben Nye Banana Luxury Powder
BH Cosmetics Baked illuminating & Bronzing Palette
Contour: EBay Cream Contour palettee Dark Brown Color
Black Radiance Artisan Color Baked Bronzer in Rum Spice
Setting Powder: Wet and Wild Fergie Center Stage Collection in Take On the Day Mattifying Powder

Cheeks: Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush in Hot Tamale

Lips: NYC City Proof in Gold with me
Eyebrows: Gabriella eyeliner in dark brown.
BH Cosmetics  Flawless Brow Gel  in Dark Brown.

Primer: Jane Cosmetics eye shadow primer
Brow Highlight: LA girl concealer in Pure Beige
                           Wet & Wild Fergie  Centerstage Collection in Hollywood Boulevard
Browbone: BH Cosmetics 120 Palette 1st Edition Reddish Brown Color
                      BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette Chocolate Brown
Lids: Jordana 12 hour made to last eye shadow pencil in Stay on Black
Lower Lash line: BH Cosmetics Party Girl Palette Chocolate Brown
Mascara: Tarte lights, camera lashes

Hope you loved this look!
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  1. Gorgeous Look. I love how this look is made up of a lot of affordable products which is always handy when you want to recreate it.

    1. We are glad you enjoyed it! We don't believe that beauty needs to bankrupt you. Thanks for your comment!