Sizzling Beauty Trends for Summer 2015

Spring has sprung and summer is now ready to make her debut. Typically, summer makeup looks have been airy and light. Summer 2015 has completely changed the game! Bold red lips, bright pops of color on lids, sultry cat eyes and barely there nude faces are in order for this season. The new color palettes of this season have been amped up the glam notch by one hundred.

FaceDrama Cosmetics- Amor $24.50
FaceDrama Cosmetics- Amor $24.50

 From the lightest creme to the darkest obsidian-skinned sisters, there is something for everyone. Check out this multi-faceted daring red from this luxe brand FaceDrama Cosmetics- “Amor”  $24.50. By the way, THIS is one of MY marcas favoritas (favorite brands) and it’s chock full of moisturizers and even boasts natural vanilla, aloe, and Vitamin E to ensure that your lips remain supple and soft.

Rene Daniella's hot red lip
            Rene Daniella’s hot red lip

Eyes are meant to dazzle and command attention at first glance. The hottest chicas become the coolest with the beauty industry’s fave go to product – Aqua Liner in  “Diamond Turquoise Blue” by MakeUp Forever. This is a pretty versatile hue considering the cast shades that exist in our diaspora. With that being said,  It looks PHENOMENAL on olive and dark skin.

Here’s a glimpse of my boo in my head- Lupita! She is serving a dose of slain with her rich chocolate skin and this turquoise. It is an amazing look for my darker sisters. Feel free to pair this with a neutral lip to allow the eyes to do all of the work OR if you are a rebel, pair it with a bright pink lip for the slam dunk! Be sure to add lots of volume and length on your lashes.

Lupita for Essence Magazine
Lupita for Essence Magazine

Many of  my makeup-shy hermanas  would prefer to keep it simple and sweet. Look no further!  There’s a look for you as well, my pretties! Fresh-faced glam creates a youthful, carefree look. Create this look with a BB foundation (smooths and even out skin color), bronzer, mascara, and a nude or light-colored gloss and you are on your way to sun-kissed piel.

Iman’s BB Creme Foundation is an awesome and affordable product when attempting to achieve this look. It has a “barely there” feel and it works by evening out your complexion without sacrificing the beautiful texture of your skin. Are you ready for the bonus? You can wear it with or without makeup. This means this specific product can act as a base for your heavier foundation application if you should need more coverage.

Rosario Dawson serving sun-kissed, radiant skin.
Rosario Dawson serving sun-kissed, radiant skin.

The temperature is rising and summer will arrive in no time. Get a jumpstart on TODO que necesitas para ser fabolusa!



K. Araújo, a native Detroiter, is a cross between Claire Huxtable, Rosie Pérez and Millie Jackson. Widow, bruja, Oni Yemaya, palera,  professional dragger of filth and Mami to the dopest Ethiopian EVER, she is the Editor in Chief of “Negra With Tumbao”, Staff Writer for “The Urban Twist” and a freelance contributor for major publications like The Root, VSB, Huffington Post, My Brown Baby and The Glow Up.

​Keka has been known to shake what her mama gave her, is the hell and high water, an expert salsera and cussologist with a penchant for the finer things in life and is and forever shall be- unapologetically black.