Iman is timeless, so it wasn’t difficult to draw my inspiration from her. I approached the challenge by channelling the aura Iman exudes in the photo. Starting on well moisturized skin, I applied the Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup in Earth 1.
I knew the gold shimmer in the foundation would complement the sun rays on my skin. Next, I applied the Perfect Eye Pencil in Jet Black to my top and lower lid to create the base for the smokey eye look. Then I applied Eyeshadow #4 from the St. Tropez kit on my upper lid to blend into the eyeliner.
To create the cheetah eye look I smudged the outer corner of my eyes . Next I used Eyeshadow #2 to highlight the inner corners of my eyes and create the illuminesent gold look from the Iman photo. I used Eyeshadow #1 to highlight my brow bone and Eyeshadow #3 to fill in my eyebrows.To finish up my eyes I added two coats of the Perfect Mascara in Black. To accentuate my check bones I used the blush and set the liquid makeup with the bronzer. To complete the look I applied Lipstick #2 to moisturized lips and a heavy coat of Lipgloss #1. The Perfect Eye Pencil was my favorite beauty tool! It made creating the smokey eye effortless. For my hair I decided to do a flexi rod set. I love BIG hair and thought this wet set would prove that natural hair can be big AND chic.
Using Iman Cosmetics made me feel luxurious and royal. Every product left me feeling like I enhanced my natural beauty. Browsing through the Iman Cosmestics website, I found that a lot of the products complimented my brown skin tone especially the Spring 2011 Boho Chic line. It is important for women of color to have an accessible beauty product line that reflects their natural beauty. In a world where whitening and lightening creams are sold in excessive quantities, it’s refreshing to see products that help us embrace our variety of hues. No matter what skin complexion, no matter what hair type we are all chic, luxurious and royal.
A day-time smokey eye with Iman Cosmetics.
The St. Tropez Kit will accentuate your natural beauty!
The Luxury Radiance Liquid Makeup will enhance your natural glow.
Use the Perfect Eye Pencil to create the foundation for a smokey eye look.
Definitely looking forward to exploring the Iman Cosmetics product line in the future.
Photographer: Alex Conley http://alexcconley.com