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Is Hollywood ready for Dark-Skinned Superstars?

Born in Mexico and raised in Kenya (and now a resident of Brooklyn), Nyong'o studied at the Yale School of Drama before scoring what has become her breakout role. She stars as Patsey in McQueen's searing drama, a slave who endures unspeakable acts of physical and emotional abuse at the hands of her psychotic owner, played by fellow Oscar hopeful Michael Fassbender. (Chiwetel Ejiofor, Paul Giamatti, Benedict Cumberbatch and Brad Pitt are among the film's other co-stars.) "This is Lupita's first movie. Think about where she goes from here," Sarah Paulson, who co-stars with Nyong'o in "12 Years A Slave," told HuffPost Entertainment in a recent interview. "It's like, 'Come on, lady. You've got 10 movies in your future that are not going to be as good as this, no matter how good they are. Just so you know. Then you'll have another great one.'"


Come Oscar season, Lupita Nyong’o will be a household name, but wh…

Tutorial – Contour & Highlighting the Face

You need the following tools for contouring: a contour brush (use Devezin Cosmetics #16) and a contour color (use Devezin Cosmetics Enriched Highlighting Bronzer). An angled powder brush can usually double as a contouring brush, just like you can make your choice in the color you want to use to contour. In general, Its safe to use a color that is darker than your normal skin tone. Contouring adds shadows to your face to create more dimension (carving the cheeks or accenting the cheekbones, thinning out the nose, etc. Contouring is really pretty easy, so long as you place the contour line in the right position, and it is quite simple to find that right area. You need to make a “fishy” face, which is when you suck in your cheeks as much as you can. You can see/feel the hollow it creates below your cheek! Using your contour brush, pick up your contour color, and apply along the hollow created by the fish-face.The brush should fit nicely into the hollow of your cheeks, and yo…

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Press Release - LA FASHION WEEK CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST

Contouring and Highlighting: A Must for Makeup Lovers

Contouring  is one of the 'cosmetic' worlds best kept secrets. Sure, you're favorite celeb always looks flawless. Not such a hard task to achieve when you pay a professional to put your face on. With a few simple products, you too can look like you just went under the knife.

Nose to wide? Double chin? Dark under eye circles? Dying for those killer, sky high cheekbones? For those of you who aren't familiar with highlighting and contouring your pretty, little faces; let me give you a quick peek. Promotional video coming soon.
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