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African American Makeup Tips From the Pros
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Mills encourages black women to experiment with false lashes and the thick brow trend. "Filled-in brows ... frame the eyes," she explains. "Some women of color tend to have sparser eyebrows, so I use a mixture of pencil, liner and brow powder." If you're nervous about your brow shape looking unnatural, Mills suggests using a brow stencil as a guide.
Makeup artist Erica Bishop suggests trying a classic cat-eye using a liner in a bright, trendy color. "Variations like a bronze cat eye or deep purples look great on African American skin," she says.
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