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Trend Forecast: Sangria Color




As #boldbrightbeauty lovers, we MUST stay abreast of all of the hottest color trends. So, while watching the 2014 Billboard awards, amidst a sea of black, ombre blonde do’s and legs, I noticed an odd ball,  Melissa Barrera.  As star of the reality show, The Chica’s Project, Barrera may be a reality tv underdog but her  sangria-colored hair  on the Billboard red carpet was to dye for! Sangria isn’t JUST one of the most popular summer drink staples. In fact, Sangria has been named the 2014 Fall Color Trend by Pantone. Pantone calls sangria,  “An exotic red that evokes a sense of glamorous adventures and faraway destinations.” Maybe I’m a rebel, but all this random weather has me wanting to indulge in fall beauty trends. Wanna stay on the bright side? Not to worry. The sangria color trend will always betrending, in beauty and beyond. Take a look!

1. MAC Cosmetics Pro-Longwear Heart Hangover

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One of my all-time MAC faves. This sangria-colored lippy is a matte bombshell! Hurry, it’s discontinued, but you can buy it here.

2. Homemade Sangria


What’s a memorial day cookout without this decadent drink? Want the perfect recipe? Visit our Instagram page @Boldbrightbeauty for specs!


3.  Fashion by Jason Obando in Full Sangria

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The full-color ensemble trend is one to be mastered! Sangria is the perfect alternative to those who shy away from brights, but rather not wear black day in and day out.

4. The 2014 Buick LaCrosse

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That’s right, when the interior of an American staple, luxury  sedan and all-around road warrior has sangria seats, it’s  classic. In addition to advanced technology and safety; the ultra sleek, sophisticated color is a strong enough for travel and sweet enough for leisure, just like sangria!


5. NARS Seduction Blush

nars seductionNARS Blush in Seduction is one sure fire way to brighten and strengthen a bland beauty look. The rich color and texture can be managed to create a soft or strong look providing just the right amount of versatility a bold beauty should have. Buy it for $30.00 from Sephora here.


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Lipstick Fave: Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm Collection Giveaway

I’m Loving Revlon’s Colorburst  Matte Balm Collection so much that I’ve decided to do a Contest!  The line comes in 6 vibrant colors, which last long and moisturize the lips through conditioning menthol. I love this collection because it’s not drying, totally kissable and doesn’t layer and look caky like most drying matte lipsticks. A definite budget beauty option to keep your pockets and smiles happy! Enter Now!

The Winner Will Receive Several products from the Matte Balm Collection! To Enter:

  1. Follow www.instagram.com/boldbrightbeauty1
  2. Repost Anything related to beauty and use the hashtag #boldbrightbeauty
  3. Stay beautiful!

Contest ends 8pm EST May 18th

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Teyana and Riri’s Words Blue You Away? Cut the Drama, and Try these Icy Hues this Fall

Funny how frenemies have so much in common! Bad Girl Riri might not love Teyana Taylor’s voice but one thing’s for sure; both of them look haute in a blue lippy! They’ve announced the trend that makeup artists and beauty gurus have been sporting for the past year now. Nevertheless, now the world knows blue makeup is not limited to the eyes. In fact, the blue lipstick trend is one which has proven to be quite beautiful. Whether you prefer a pale sky-colored replica, or a tone as deep and dark as the sea. Try one of my fave beautiful blues this season!

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Get the Look! Kelly Rowland on the September 2013 Cover of Essence Magazine

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Photos Courtesy of http://www.essence.com; http://www.maccosmetics.com and www. nyxcosmetics.com

Kelly’s aired her dirty laundry and yet again revealed her fresh face! Summer has come and nearly gone far too quickly, but looks like the one Kelly’s sporting here would certainly make the transition to cooler weather and shorter days easier. Last fall’s beauty trend was berry-inspiring! I predict this season’s will be the same (P.s. I’m hoping for a burnt scarlet trend. If the trend launches, say #BBBeautyDC called it!). Until then, here’s a quick tutorial on how you can pull of a flawless rock-star look like Kelly.

1. Prep the Face with Mac Prep and Prime

2. Apply Mac Studio Fix Fluid to the Entire Face. I recommend choosing two different shades, warm for those with red undertones and cool for those with yellow and blue undertones. I prefer to apply the lighter fluid in the t-zone and mountains of the cheeks to provide a soft contour. (If you’re not a contour pro, consider sticking with your perfect match of foundation and use the concealer as a highlight under the eyes and down the center of the nose.)

3. Set your foundation with Mac Skin Finish! Setting liquid foundation with powder will help pro-long the product on the face and give it a less cakey look.

4. Using your favorite highlight, apply with a fan brush to the apples of the cheeks and down the center of the nose into the forehead. I love MACs’ Extra Dimension Skin-finish. In loose or pressed powder, it’s like sprinkles atop a cupcake, Why not?!

5. Apply your favorite cream blush to the apples of the cheeks. No cream blush, no problem! Try your favorite rose colored shimmer-less lipstick and apply to the apples of the cheeks with round circles.

6. Line the lips with your favorite plum or Dark Brown Liner.

7. Apply MAC’s Matte Lipstick in the color Sin. Matte is great to pair with this look because she has a definite highlight and drama in the eyes. A matte lip will create balance and definition.

8. Using the Urban Decay Naked Palette, Apply the lightest golden color to the eyelids.

9. Using the bronze color, beginning at the outer corner of the eye, blend the bronze shadow into the golden lid.

10. Add drama to the look by applying the darkest, charcoal color last. Be sure to concentrate the darkest color on the outside and blend in carefully. This will create the illusion of larger eyes and help beginners with blending.

11. Using Ardell’s Lash Adhesive Apply your favorite lashes. I prefer any lash that has a clear band at the lash line with spaces between each hair cluster. This becomes invisible when lain on the base of the lash line which makes it look more natural from every angle.

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Red Lips for Everybody!!

The next time I hear someone say I’m too this or too that to wear this or wear that It’s Going Down!!! Being a lover of all things crimson (Delta Girl of Course) I love the staple red lip as should every girl. Young or old, chic or of the tomboy sort, every girl should identify their signature red lip. Historically, the red lip has been associated with sensuality, power and brazen feminity. In short, it’a a timeless trend. Here are some tips and examples of some of my favorite red lips on varying skin tones. Enjoy!

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Note #1: Many of my friends with lucious red lips think they can’t rock a red lip! This is not the case. I always recommend going for a red with a hint of fuschia or purple to resemble more of a rasberry rather than a bright red cherry. This will relate more easily to the warmth of the entire face. One special key to pulling off an awesome red lip, especially on those of us with rich skintones is to brightent the T-Zone area; that’s under the eye, upper cheek boned and down the bridge of the nose. Brightening these areas with the appropriate shade of concealer and powder if applicable will help brighten the area and provide more harmony to the face. I love Cover Girl Queen Collection’s Paint the Town;it adds a lustre, easily accessible and if it’s not perfect, you don’t have to feel guilty about spending a fortune.


Note #2 : Personally, I love red lips with a hint of orange to them. Here’s one of my personal faves BlackUp Cosmetic’s Red : RGE 17 ; it’s not drying yet gives a perfect matte finish. Color looks like this; obviously she’s about 12 shades lighter than me, but it looks great on both of us!

Note #3 :Always start with a clean face and a good liner; good looking red lips are well defined red lips; protect yourself from running off by beginning with a solid red liner of the same or slightly darker shade.

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Note #4: I love a matte lip however, if you don’t have any sparkle on the rest of your face, i.e., shimmering eyelids, sparkling cheeks etc, it might be a good idea to go for a gloss. Gloss on top of a matte lipstick works great and you won’t have to worry about losing some of your color throughout the day. Otherwise, go for a stain or tint, just make sure you seal with a liner, as most glosses tend to disorient the actual shape of the lip throughout the course of the day.

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Note #5: In my heart, Tika can do no wrong! She’s so beautiful, but I understand not every woman feels she can pull of this bright lip and over all glamourous look! I mean she has lashes, luminous cheeks a glossed lip ( I would’ve preferred matte lipstick in this look) and  a dramatic eye; a bit much, BUT the lip is certainly a good one. To recreate this look the right way remember, less is more! Tone it down a bit;  try going with a matte skincolor eyeshadow, or none at all, toning down the blush and voila, a gorgeous bright red lip without feeling over done.


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Less is More! Spring/Summer 2013 Beauty Trends

Ok, so I know what you’re thinking, it’s May, a little late for a crash course in what’s the “in” trend for beauty this season right? No! It’s never to late for a refresher of what you must have to look haute this season. Needless to say, if you’ve picked up Glamour, Essence or Cosmo, you’ve noticed four trends which some of the world’s most coveted designers have summoned to grace the faces of their gawgeous runway models – yes, I said gawgeous. Take a look at my top 4 Must Have Beauty Trends for the remainder of Spring and Summer 2013.

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Fave Finds Perfect Your Smile and Scent


Many of us girls carry dozens of beauty products, gadgets and gizmos in our purses and handbags. Ever wonder how you could size down to only a couple of things that can make you look and feel like a beauty bombshell without the chore of toting around what seems like an entire cosmetic counter? Today I decided to take only two items with me to work. I know, only two! I chose Nars Pure Matte Lipstick in a pink shade called Carthage and Pacifica’s Island Vanilla Roll-On. On days when simplicity is a priority, you have to maintain two important beauty must-haves: a great scent and a great smile. Nars matte lipstick is my fave because it doesn’t have a chalky dry feel and sets well, even without liner! Pacifica’s roll-on perfume is awesome because it can be hidden anywhere and is perfect for that after-lunch pick me up when you want to look and smell fresh. What’s your beauty fave? Share with us on twitter @BBBeautyDC #myfave

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