Lupita’s beautiful skin and flawless makeup

Lupita's beautiful skin and flawless makeup

Congratulations Lupita Nyong’o on your oscar win!
“No matter where you’re from, your dreams are valid.” – Lupita Nyong’o

I hope young dark skinned girls who feel insecure about their dark skin can find some inspiration in Lupita and change the negative views they have of themselves. It’s true that women who look like her are not always portrayed in the media mainly because they are not deemed as being beautiful. She has proven quite the contrary. Not only is she beautiful – she is refreshing, smart, and classy. ┬áIt is my job as a mother to set good examples for my daughter, help shape a healthy self-image and be a role model for her to the best of my ability. I also understand the media influences our children’s image of self to a degree. I am so grateful that there are young ladies like Lupita Nyong’o, Alek Wek, Janelle Monae who seem to be comfortable in their skin. I certainly don’t mind my teenage daughter looking up to them.

Girl Next Door Spring Look

Girl Next Door Spring Look

So Spring is not officially here yet, but I’m wishing it here in light of the bad weather we are experiencing lately. So, here are the products used to get this look:

MAC Pro Longwear Foundation mixed with NARS Illuminator in Super Orgasm; Femme Couture Ultra Smooth Gel Eyeliner in Expresso used to define brows with angled brush and set with MAC Brow set in Clear; Eyes primed with Maybeline 24 Hour Color Tattoo and blended with MAC Pressed Pigment in Deeply Dashing; on cheeks is MAC Pro Longwear Blush in Stubborn; face contoured with Sculpting Powder Pro Palette in Definitive; MAC Girl About Town mixed with Midimauve on lips.