Some say that black looks good on everyone. In reality, at least in make up, it is one of the most difficult colors to use because the risk of a “witch effect” is always around the corner. To teach us how to dose it perfectly today are the heroines from Black Panther Wakanda Forever, the highly anticipated second chapter of the film set in the fictional African state of Wakanda. A film that only in the States, during the first week of programming, grossed 192 million dollars, effectively telling a story of female empowerment, that of the first female Black Panther in the universe Marvelplayed by the actress Laetitia Wright.
In the film, there is no shortage of twists in terms of beauty looks. With an afro-futuristic creativity that amazesoffering one-of-a-kind makeup inspirations.
Black Panther inspiration: clean lines and precise shading
Part warrior and part femme fatale, the modern black panther chooses dark lipsticks and black eyeshadows embellished with false eyelashesand, 3D applications and tribal strokes of eyeliner. It is no coincidence that black, and dark colors in general, are the protagonists of the collection Marvel Studios Black Panther Wakanda Forever from Mac Cosmetics. “As vibrant as the Wakanda universe, this collection deploys sumptuous and ultra-pigmented shades that flatter everyone,” she explains Fatima ThomasMac Senior Artist. What really stands out is the lipstick Liquid Lipcolour The Shadowan intense black, to be combined with the eight eyeshadows of the eye palette, which include a dark purple, a forest green and a navy blue.
To avoid the effect HalloweenHowever, black requires cleanliness, precision and attention to detail: the lines must be graphics, smudge-free, and very precise nuances. Also true with purple, burgundy and glacé blue. Both on the eyes and on the lips. The lighter and less pigmented the shade you choose, the easier it will be to apply and match it with the other colors. Just think about Gigi Hadid what are you CFDA Fashion Awards 2022 sported a gray lipstick anthracite in combo with nude look and platinum hair.
Black Panther inspiration: not just black
The basic rule sees dark colors marry perfectly with neutral nuances. Therefore, with extra-black lipsticks the eyes remain naked and viceversa. Then nothing prevents you from playing with colors according to the tone of the complexion. On dark skins, for example, black can be combined with pop and bright shades, from electric blue to pure white. On Mediterranean complexions, it is better to combine the darker colors with the reds and the orange that warm the complexion. Light skins, on the other hand, need rosy and romantic nuances that play down black & Co.
Black make-up with 3D applications
The artist’s touch? Halfway between futuristic and nostalgic, with 2000s-style three-dimensional applications. Rhinestones, studs, beads and stickers for eyes and nails are inspired by Metaverse and glamorize dark makeup that might otherwise be too punk. The inspiration comes from super-heroines of course, but also from new beauty influencers such as Johanna Jaskowska (516k followers) e Ines Alpha (150,000 followers), always ready to experiment with new technological areas in terms of social media and make-up.
Even the designer labels succumb to the feline charm of black. Dolce&Gabbana Beauty, for example, has recently relaunched its IG profile by revealing a new image made up of deep gazes, intense lips and sharp nails. You just can’t get more panthers than this!
Discover in the gallery above all the extra-black tricks for a perfect Black Panther-style make-up.
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