It's been a while since I've done any Get Jay's Look posts and it feels good to bring them back. Kicking off my 2018 makeup looks, it was only right to recreate Beyonce's makeup from her performance at Coachella.
Happy Valentine's Day! Typically for this holiday, you have the ones who are Pro-Valentine's Day and the people who are Anti-Valentine's Day spectators. Last year, I created an Anti-Valentine's Day look that ended up being quite successful with a dark gray smokey eye and a wine colored lip. This year, I wanted to create a look for the lovers and haters of the holiday of love.
Now I am not going to lie; I was a little nervous about creating this look. As a woman of color, I usually do not experiment with vibrant colors as much. I can also recall a few years back where I did not know how to use such colors, especially on my eyes. Fast-forward to 2016, I am no longer afraid, and I was pleased with the final look.
At last! We are in the fall season. Now don't get me wrong, I love the summer, but I also love the fall just as much. The dark hues, the layers, the scarves, leather jackets, boots, sweaters are my favorites. There's nothing like wearing darker, bolder colors and to add a kick of highlight just ties everything together. For this look, I was preparing to see Mary J. Blige in concert.
*Pops mouth* First of all, I would like to send congratulations to one of my favorite professional makeup artists in the world, Shayla, as we all know as MakeupShayla on her collaboration with Tarte Cosmetics. She teamed up with Tarte to create a contour palette that is easy to use, and most importantly, it is catered to women of color. From the moment I discovered the palette, I could not wait to get my hands on it.
For this look, I wanted to pay homage to one of my favorite musicians, Prince. Unfortunately, we lost him on April 21st, but his legacy will live on. As many expressed their love for him, I was overjoyed to witness how much of an impact he had over the world. I always loved his music, but I admired his artistry. He marched to the beat of his drum and did not give a damn on what people said or thought. He kept pushing on and breaking barriers and remained himself through it all. His drive has always been motivational to me, and now that he is gone, my takeaway is to keep pushing and aim for success in my artistry.
This was one of my favorite looks! With spring on the horizon, it is time to bring out the lighter shades with an emphasis on a sun-kissed glow. I decided to call this look the Georgia Peach not only because of the hues, but I love the State of Georgia. Glitters are trendy and give your eyes that extra pop of color for drama, and I am enjoying using it. To tie the whole look together, I added a bronzer and finished with a sensual nude lip.