“Black women are afraid that colorful makeup looks tacky,” said Wright. “But if you use it sparingly — a little purple here, a little pink there — it brightens the whole face!”
Wright recommends blending a few foundations and powders to match your complexion. “On Kelly, I use MAC StudioFix and Bobbi Brown Powder in Golden Orange ($34, nordstrom.com).”
“Natura Bisse Diamond Cream ($285, neimanmarcus.com) leaves my skin so soft, I swear by it,” raves Kelly. “It’s expensive, but its worth it to invest in your skin.”
“I always have MAC Lipstick in Pink Nouveau ($14.50, maccosmetics.com) in my makeup bag,” reveals Wright. “You can’t go wrong with a soft pink lip!”
“I use Make Up Forever HD Micro-finish Powder ($15.50, amazon.com) to set Kelly’s makeup,” says Wright. This translucent mattifying powder is white in the packaging, but disappears on skin!
When it comes to her lashes, Kelly’s faithful to her old favorite: L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara ($6, drugstore.com). “It’s the best,” she raves. “It gives me the longest lashes!”