Posted on February 12, 2015

Beauty Dare: Amethyst Smoky Eye Look with black|Up Cosmetics

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Happy Thursday beauties, we are almost to the weekend, YAY! I know it is hard to believe that we are into the second week in February already. I am not a fan of the colder months, but February is the exception because it’s my birthday month and Valentine’s day a week apart, in addition to several family members and friends with February Birthdays. That means lot’s of fun things to celebrate, and of course cake!
If you caught one the January Beauty Council posts you know that we touched on New Year’s resolutions. I mentioned in that post that one of my resolutions was to try a beauty dare each month.
I have been obsessed with the cosmetics brand black|Up lately. Two of the single eyeshadows I received were super bright, bold colors that are way out out of my comfort zone. Last weekend I went out for my birthday and decided to be daring and use a purple shade in line with the theme for February since my birthstone Amethyst is purple.
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If you are not familiar with black|Up Cosmetics they are a luxury line out of Paris that was developed with Women of Color in mind. 
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The quality and pigmentation of the products blew me away, and it is definitely nice to shop for foundation with a brand that caters to a variety of skin tones. 
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I have been trying out several products from the line so keep an eye out, this is one of many posts to come featuring blackUp products. 

 

I know purple eyeshadow may not seem very daring for some people. I am a neutrals girl, so this was a bid deal for me. 
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For this look I used; 
blackUp Matifying Fluid Foundation in NFL10
blackUp Sublime Powder in NPS03
blackUp eyeshadow in OAP07M
blackUp Blush in NBL10 
blackUp Lipstick in RGE05
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The eyeshadow blended nicely with little effort and no fallout. Who knew I would totally fall in love with this purple shadow, there is something to be said for trying something new.Peep the subtle glow of the blush color, I LOVE IT. This is my new go to everyday blush, the shade is just perfect for me.
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The blackUp foundation is AMAZING. The formula of the matifying fluid was perfect and it kept the oil at bay, but didn’t make me look dry. I can get 8 hours wear out of this foundation with no touch ups and it still looks like skin. Some full coverage matte foundations can start to look cakey, so I was extremely happy that this one looked very natural and not like a mask of makeup. 

I have been using this foundation every day for the past few weeks and I love it so much, its like my skin but BETTER! 

What do you think of my purple eye look? Did I nail this beauty dare or miss the mark? 
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blackUp is not only for women of color, check out the looks created by some of the other ladies in The Beauty Council. 

 For more on black|Up Cosmetics visit blackupcosmetics.com


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  • Anastasia

    As a fellow neutrals girl a purple lid would be quite daring for me, too. I love how your look came out, you can totally pull off bold colors!

  • Anastasia

    As a fellow neutrals girl a purple lid would be quite daring for me, too. I love how your look came out, you can totally pull off bold colors!

  • This a gorgeous look. All these gorgeous bright color have me wanting to step out of my neutral zone. I am loving it all!!! Great look girl!

  • This a gorgeous look. All these gorgeous bright color have me wanting to step out of my neutral zone. I am loving it all!!! Great look girl!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I love your dreamy photos and your makeup is flawless. I love the matifying foundation too!

  • FabZilla_Kath

    I love your dreamy photos and your makeup is flawless. I love the matifying foundation too!

  • Very pretty! I love the bright pink on the lids, and the lipstick is pretty too.

  • Very pretty! I love the bright pink on the lids, and the lipstick is pretty too.

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  • Betzy Carmona

    Your eyes are extremely gorgeous in pink and purple 😀

  • Gorgeous! I do love the foundations.

  • Norah Salazar

    I loved that you used a cool tone, it worked so well! Gorgeous look.

  • Mercedes you look stunning!!

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