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23 Stunning Makeup Ideas for Black Women

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We don’t know about you, but we are always looking for new makeup to try. Whether it be a new brand or a cute new trend. To save you hours of scrolling through Insta for your next makeup look, we have done some of the hard work for you and have found 23 stunning makeup ideas for black women. We have a bit of everything, from soft and natural to vivid and vibrant. Take a look, you will want to wear them all. You may even find some new beauty brands for your makeup bag, too!

1. Bold Blue Eye Makeup

The first makeup idea that we have to show you is bold and beautiful. For this look, the eyes have a blend of warm and bright tones with a sweep of blue across the eyelid. The jewel shades are stunning and that blue really makes a statement. Recreate this look or you can use a more natural lip color. Either way, your makeup will be amazing!

Products used: Warrior 3 Palette, I Am Magic Foundation in Havana, I Am Magic Concealer #18, Shade Stick in Abidjan, Setting Powder in Sahara, Heroine Highlighter and Liquid Lipstick Soil & Madame. All by Juvia’s Place.

2. Eye Makeup with Subtle Sparkle

Add some sparkle to your look with makeup like this. This makeup idea features dark and smokey eyes with subtle gold sparkle. The lips are lined with brown lip pencil and topped with nude gloss. This makeup is so easy to wear and it will suit everyone. It would be perfect for a party and you can even use a gold color with less sparkle for a more everyday look.

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Amrezy Palette (Gold is shade Gemini), ABH Dipbrow Pomade in Dark Brown, Dipbrow Gel in Dark Brown, NYX Lip Liner in Espresso, Annette 69 x Beauty Creations Gloss in Mood and Style Queen Lashes by Beauty Creations Official.

3. Gold Eyes + Red Lips

This next makeup idea is one of our favorites because it is so glam! The eyes are beautiful and dramatic with sparkle, bold liner and long lashes. Her lips are a statement making and rich red shade too. This is a stunning makeup idea and it is perfect for a special occasion. You can recreate this or you can choose a softer lip color for a subtler look.

Products used: I Am Magic Foundation in Kampala, I Am Magic Concealer #13, The Nudes Palette, The Chocolates Palette, Heroine Highlighter, Sahara Setting Powder and Afrik Liquid Lipstick with Clear Gloss.

4. Chic Eye Makeup and Light Lip Color

Bring out your inner diva with makeup like this! This gorgeous makeup idea features a dark and smokey cut crease that is complete with long lashes and light lip color. It is such a chic and bold look. This makeup is great for the occasions where you want to wow and impress. If recreating, try to keep the lip color light like the image as it compliments the light sections of the eye makeup. You can watch a YouTube tutorial for this, the link is down below.

Products used: Beauty Vaulte Lip Color in Send Nudes and Lashes by AhZaylaRhianne.

5. Matte Lips with Classic Black Eyeliner

Sometimes less is more and this makeup is the perfect example of that. Here we have a simple and stunning makeup look. The eyes have a classic black eyeliner flick complete with a soft and more natural lip color. Makeup like this is easy to wear and it will suit everyone. It can be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Use an even softer lip color for every day or you can be bolder and go for a more bold lip color.

Matte Lips with Classic Black Eyeliner

Source: @kaadijaa

6. Black Smokey Eyes with Glossy Lips

Next, we have another smokey makeup idea. This time the eyes have beautiful black eyeshadow with grey and silver tones. The makeup is complete with nude and glossy lips. Makeup like this looks effortlessly gorgeous and it is perfect for parties and other special events. Recreate a similar look or you can go for more statement making lashes and lip color.

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Soft Glam Palette, Beauty Creations Official Annette 69 Collab Lashes Smoked Out, NYX Cosmetics Lip Liner in Toast with Annette 69 x Beauty Creations Official Gloss in Mood.

7. Pretty Pink and Purple Eyes

If you prefer to wear more fun and bright colors, then this is for you. Here we have pretty pink and purple eyes. The eyes have a dark purple blend with sparkly light pink on the top. This look is complete with black liner, long lashes and glossy lips. It is a beautiful and bold look, it would be great for the spring and summer. You can find a short tutorial for this makeup on the Instagram page below.

Products used: OFRA Cosmetics Dip Brow, Plouise Makeup Academy Base 1 & Secret Sinner Palette, Pat McGrath Quad, Sephora Eyeliner, Pat McGrath Foundation 33, LA Girl Cosmetics Concealer in Chestnut, RCMA No Color Powder, Brown Melanin Makeup Palette, Revolution Highlight, Mac Cosmetics Chestnut Lip Liner and Primark Lipstick and Gloss.

8. Simple and Stunning Makeup Idea for Black Women

Looking for makeup that is pretty, stylish and easy to wear? If so, this is perfect for you. For this look, the eyes have warm and neutral colors on the eyelids with long lashes. While the lips are a glossy brown shade. This versatile makeup will suit all seasons and occasions and it will suit everyone too. You will wear makeup like this again and again.

Simple and Stunning Makeup Idea for Black Women

Source: @kaadijaa

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown, 747 Lashes by Baby Doll Cosmetics, ABH Mahogany Bronzer, Color Pop Cosmetics BFF 4 Lip Liner and So Juicy Lip Gloss in Princess Cut.

9. Beautiful Blue Eye Makeup with Glossy Lips

Next, we have another blue makeup look to show you. This one uses different cool blue tones on the eyelids with a warm color on the lips. We love blue makeup like this because it compliments the eyes and skin tone perfectly. It is just a stunning look and it would be great for the summer. You can view a tutorial for this makeup on the Instagram page below.

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Gel in Ebony, Huda Beauty Sapphire Obsessions Palette, Icona Lashes in style About Last Night, Covergirl Exhibitionist Mascara Very Black, Matte Ambitious Foundation 415, Matte Ambition PowderTan Golden, Cheek Palette Rose, Lipstick Prodigy, Mac Cosmetics Lipliner Chestnut and Tarte Cosmetics Strike Gold Lipgloss.

10. Mermaid Makeup

We love this next makeup idea because it reminds us of magical mermaids! The eyes have a blend of beautiful jewel tones which include green shades. There is even a little sparkle too, while the lips are kept light and neutral. It is a bold and gorgeous makeup idea that is great for those who like to make a statement.

Products used: WTC OKC Brow Pencil Warm Brown & Clear Brow Gel, LA Girl Cosmetics Concealer Pure Beige, Plouise Makeup Academy Rumour 3, BPerfect Cosmetics x Stacey Marie Palette, Mixed Glitters from Amazon, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake Foundation 321w & Insta Bake Concealer Butter Back Off, Black Opal Beautiful Bronze, Black Radiance Contour Palette Light to Medium, Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush II, BH Cosmetics x Raye B Highlighter Moonlight, Colorpop Cosmetics Liner BFF3, ABH Lip Palette with gloss and Morphe Setting Spray.

11. Statement Making Eye Makeup

Next, we have a statement making and glam makeup idea. The lips are light while the eyes are smokey and dramatic. The green and gold eyeshadow colors are stunning and the lashes finish off the eyes beautifully. This makeup is perfect for parties and nights out. You can view a tutorial for this makeup on the Instagram page below.

12. Edgy Eye Makeup with Glossy Lips

Give your makeup an edgy look by using dark colors. Here is a great example. For this look, the eyes are bold and stylish with black eyeshadow and the lips are warm and glossy. The black eyeshadow is amazing and your makeup will look effortlessly trendy. This is a bold idea and it will suit everyone. There is a short tutorial for this on the makeup artist’s page. If recreating, keep the lips neutral so your eyes really pop.

Products used: OFRA Cosmetics Dip Brow, Plouise Makeup Academy Base 1, Morphe Brushes x James Charles Palette, Juvia’s Place Stick Foundation Katsina, Jeffree Star Cosmetics Concealer C22, Juvia’s Place Stick Foundation Congo, Jeffree Star Setting Powder Banana, Fenty Beauty Bronzer Mocha Miami, Loreal Powder, Technic Cosmetics Get Gorgeous Highlight, Pat McGrath Lip Liner, LA Girl Cosmetics Concealer and Primark Clear Gloss.

13. Bold Red Eyeliner

If you love to wear bold eyeliner, then this is for you! This makeup artist has used black eyeliner with a red line above. As you can see, it is a simple idea but it really makes a statement. This is just a great way to jazz up your classic liner. You can recreate this or you can use other colors. Try different bright colors to create your own unique look.

Bold Red Eyeliner

Source: @kaadijaa

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Dark Brown, ABH Liquid Liner, ABH Spicy Matte Lipstick – used as a lip liner, Safi Bille Phalis Lashes, Fenty Beauty PROFILTR Foundation in 390, ABH Mahogany Bronzer, Color Pop Cosmetics BFF 4 Liner, Slow Down Ultra Satin Lip and So Juicy Lip gloss in Beachwood.

14. Bright Blue Eye Makeup

Earlier in the post we featured some beautiful blue makeup ideas. If you loved those, then check this one out too. The eyes have a sweep of sparkly and bright blue while the lips are kept neutral. It just shows another beautiful way to wear blue. We love this idea and think the blue will look amazing on everyone.

Bright Blue Eye Makeup

Source: @nova.rella

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills x Amrezy Palette, Benefit Cosmetics Goof Proof in 5 & Gimme Brow Gel, Baddie B Lashes in Plastic, Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation in 310 & I Am Magic Concealer in 10, ABH Bronzer in Mahogany & Blush Trio in Peachy Love, Mac Cosmetics Lipliner in Chestnut and Nudestix Lip Plush Paint in Waikiki Rose.

15. Stunning Gold Makeup for Black Women

The next makeup idea is perfect for special occasions, parties and nights out! For this look, the eyes use stunning and dramatic gold color with long lashes. The lips are kept neutral to keep all attention on the eyes. This is one of our favorites because it will make you look like the Queen you are. It would be great for NYE!

Stunning Gold Makeup for Black Women

Source: @nova.rella

Products used: Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow in Ebony & Clear Gel, Colored Raine Safari Palette, Baddie B Lashes in Plastic, Juvia’s Place I Am Magic Foundation in 310 & I Am Magic Concealer in 10, ABH Bronzer in Mahogany & highlighter in SoHollywood, Smashbox Lip Liner Dark Nude and Always on Lipstick Stepping Out.

16. Glam Eye Makeup with Pink Tones

Next, we have another pretty and glam pink makeup idea to show you. Pink makeup like this looks stunning because it is vibrant and fun. This is a gorgeous way to wear it. The eyes have blend of pink and purple tones with long eyelashes. This makeup would be great for the spring, summer and even special occasions like weddings. You can find a tutorial for this on the Instagram page below.

Products used: I Am Magic Foundation Togo, I Am Magic Concealer #10, Globe Setting Powder, The Berries Palette, Shade Stick in Congo and Saharan Blush Palette. All by Juvia’s Place.

17. Natural and Beautiful Makeup Idea

If you prefer a more natural look, then this makeup is perfect for you. The eyes are left neutral with beautiful and long lashes while the lips are soft and glossy. This is easy to wear and makes your skin look perfect without the makeup being too over the top. Makeup like this is a must-have for every woman as it can be worn every day.

Products used: Tarte Cosmetics Tan Sand & Deep Shape Tape, Sacha Cosmetics Light Buttercup Setting Powder, Mac Cosmetics Medium/Dark Contour Palette, Colorpop Cosmetics 210 Foundation Stick, Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Vol 1 Palette, ABH Ebony Dipbrow, Fenty Beauty Mascara, AhZaylaRhianne Zayla Lashes, Fenty Beauty Pretty Please Gloss and BUXOM Cosmetics Alexis Gloss.

18. Gorgeous Eyeliner and Pink Lip Color

We love this next makeup look. For this, the eyes have a beautiful and stylish eyeliner flick with subtle metallic color. The makeup is finished off with soft pink color. This is a pretty and trendy look that will suit everyone. Makeup like this can be worn anywhere from a relaxed day to a party. You can view a tutorial for this makeup on the page below.

Products used: Mac Strobe Cream Goldlite, IT Cosmetics Full Coverage Cream Rich, Florence by Mills See You Never Concealer D175, Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Concealer Tan Deep Sand, Huda Beauty Banana Bread Easy Bake Powder, Rimmel Volume Flash Mascara, Nars Hustle Cheek Palette, Revolution Rosehip Essence Spray, Pixi Beauty Wednesdays Glow-y Powder, Pop Beauty Pout On Point Lip Liner x Pink Tutu Liquid Matte and Huda Beauty Lip Strobe Snobby.

19. Dark Brown Smokey Eyes

Next, we have another smokey makeup idea. This time the eyes are super dark in the outer corners with lighter color on the inner corners. The makeup is finished off with bold lashes and soft glossy lip color. This makeup looks effortlessly glam and it looks so chic and trendy too. Makeup like this will look amazing on everyone!

Products used: Colorpop Cosmetics Precision Brow Pencil Dark Brown, Elf Cosmetics Brow Gel, LA Girls Cosmetics Concealer Pure Beige & Cool Tan, Plouise Makeup Academy Rumour 3, Colorpop Cosmetics California Love Palette, Smashbox Photo Finish Primer, Juvia’s Place Stick Foundation Jacmel, Tarte Cosmetics Concealer Med Tan, Black Opal Beauty Stick Foundation Beautiful Bronze, ABH Powder Bronze Mahogany, Colorpop Cosmetics Super Shock Blush Drop of a Hat, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, The Crayon Case Honor Roll Highlighter, Morphe Setting Spray, Colorpop BFF3 Liner with Lipstick Quickie and Juicy Gloss Chinchilla.

20. Soft and Natural Looking Makeup

The next makeup idea features a softer and more natural look. For this, the eyes have a beautiful and neutral blend of color with stunning, long lashes. The lips are lined and glossy. This makeup is easy to wear and it looks so pretty and chic. Makeup like this will enhance and show off your natural beauty.

Products used: Benefit Cosmetics Precisely Brow Pencil, Benefit 24hr Brow Setter, LA Girl Concealer Pure Biege, Plouise Makeup Academy Rumour 3, Morphe x James Charles Palette, Slay By Kiara Glitters Pigment Cream Soda, Lashes maicanbeauuuty_mua Caribbean Girl, Maybelline Baby Skin Foundation, Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake Foundation 329wn &325n, Beauty Bakerie Inta Bake Concealer Butter Back Off, Tarte Cosmetics Shape Tape Med Tan, Beauty Bakerie Insta Bake Sugrr Daddy, ABH Mahognay Bronzer, Juvia’s Place The Saharan Blush Vol 2 Sola and Tau, Laura Mercier Translucent Powder, Black Radiance Beauty Bold and Sexy Glow Off Highlighter, Morphe Setting Spray, Colorpop Cosmetics BFF4 liner with Attention Haul Lipgloss.

21. Wedding Makeup Idea

Want to wear sparkle but don’t want to go too over the top? If so, this is perfect for you. Here we have gorgeous makeup with subtle sparkle. This is a pretty, elegant and feminine makeup idea. Something like this would be great for weddings, parties and more. Recreate this or add more sparkle for a bolder look.

Wedding Makeup Idea

Source: @mua_ttt_tia

22. Stylish Makeup Idea

This makeup idea uses stylish colors in a very chic way. The upper eyelid has a shimmery look and the lower line has a pop of color. The lip color matches that brighter lower lash line. This is a trendy and fun look that allows you to wear color without being too statement making. Try something similar or use a different bright color. Just make sure the lip colors and eye colors match.

Stylish Makeup Idea

Source: @nymatang

Products used: Loreal Brilliant Eyes Liquid Eyeshadow in Crown Gold

23. Bold Eye Makeup and Lip Color

The last makeup idea that we have to show you is vivid, vibrant and fun. For this look, the eyes are a bright purple tone while the lips are a bright red shade. We love this color combo and it has a retro vibe. Makeup like this is a must-have for the spring and summer seasons! Recreate this or try the eyes with a softer lip color.

Bold Eye Makeup and Lip Color

Source: @dajjrambo

Products used: ABH x Norvina Vol 1 Palette, Luminous Foundation, Dipbrow Shade Ebony, Glow Kit Highlight and the Lip Coral Collection. All by Anastasia Beverly Hills.

We hope you have found some makeup inspiration!

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