The Black Women Who Aren't Afraid Of Bold Make-up


Step away from the nudes and take your cue from the ladies brave enough to rock the brights.
Think blue eyeliner belongs back in the 80s? Think again. Joan Smalls (who also wowed us with dark purple lips at the Met Ball 2014) shows us just how good it can look against darker skin. Follow Joan's lead by lining your waterline with a bright, cobalt blue and pairing it with a good few strokes of Chanel blue mascara. Because no one questions Chanel.


Lupita Nyong'o doesn't know the meaning of beauty rules and we're so glad. Why? Just look at how incredible her clashing eyes and lips look. And, the best part, this is totally easy to recreate. Stick to a clean line of aqua eyeliner, a sheer red lip and glowing skin to get the full Lupita look.


Orange on the eyes sounds plain crazy but one glance at Solange Knowles' bold, tangerine liner had us convinced. The trick is to keep the rest of your face paired down with neutral tones, making a bright colour such as orange the solo star.


White eyeliner is big news for AW14, and Zoe Kravitz is way ahead of the curve. Keep it simple with just a clean white line or rock it up like Zoe with a contrasting smoked outline of grey along the lower lashline.


A red lip can be so much more than a classic retro look. Keep it modern by choosing an orange-toned red and wear it with a straight, smoky liner that doesn't have a wing - just like Zoe Saldana. The actress loves this look and has supported it on several red carpet events. We can totally see why.