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Channeling Diana Ross for Black History Month

This is the first video I am doing in honor of Black History Month.  For those of you that don’t already know, I’ll be honoring some of the biggest and most influential black divas of the century by recreating their makeup looks. I thought it would be a great way to combine my love for beauty with a way to honor those that have paved the way for us, like Ms Ross the Boss herself!

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

Diana Ross

I chose Diana for this series because she exudes poise, confidence, has voice that is to die for and an on camera presence to match. Diana’s claim to fame was she became the lead singer of The Supremes in the 60’s until eventually going solo in the 70’s. Here are some fun facts about Ms. Ross that I thought I’d share.

-The Supremes was the most successful female group with 12 number one singles

-Diana’s 1972 film debut starring as Billie Holiday in “Lady Sings the Blues” earned her her first Academy Award nomination

-Diana is a recipient of  France’s prestigious Commander in the Order of Arts and Letters

-Miss Ross has been recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as “most successful female artist of all time” with 70+ hit singles

*Source: Diana Ross website

THIS ladies and gentlemen is apart of our black history. Thank you Ms Ross for your contributions not only to us as a community but as women of color who are striving to break barriers!

Diana Ross Black History Month

Diana Ross Black History Month Makeup

Diana Ross Black History Month

Black History Month

I also have to take the time to give a special HUGE THANK YOU to Frends Beauty in North Hollywood, California for being the official sponsor of this series. They sponsored makeup and supplies all the way down to the wigs. I could not have pulled out this fabulousness without them. If you’re looking for a pro makeup and hair shop please check them out! And stay tuned for future promotions and discounts from them.

In the meantime if you follow the Frends Beauty Facebook page and tell them “Jackie O sent you” you’ll be entered for a chance to win a Stilazzi Brush set!

Here’s what you used to get the look

BlackUp Paris Base Correcting Primer
Black Opal Foundation Stick | Rich Bronze
Beauty Blender Sponge
Ben Nye Mojave Matte Foundation | Cocoa Souffle
Covergirl Queen Collection Bronzer
Black Opal Invisible Oil Blocking Powder
MAC Brow Crayon | Spiked
Black Opal Flawless Concealer
Kevin Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
Stila In The Light Eyeshadow Palette
Cailyn Eye Primer
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Smote Pigment
Magnolia Makeup Raw Diamond Pigment
Benefit They’re Real Mascara
Ardell Lashes | #201 | Individual Regular
MAC Chromagraphic Pencil NW15
MAC Mineralized Skinfinish Natural | Dark Deep
MAC Contour Powder | Shadowy
Magnolia Makeup Illuminating Powder | Soul Glo
BlackUp Paris Blush | #9
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Pencils | Berrywood | Pecan
Aboni Cosmetics Lipstick | Provoke

That’s it guys! I hope you enjoy this series as much as I am having fun creating it for you guys. I can’t wait to show you guys what I cook up next and thank you to everyone who gave suggestions of who to feature!


Happy black history!! Notice how I left the word “month” out, black history is all year round! xoxo



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  • Teetee

    Hey! Great tutorial :) what colour did you use in the Kevyn aucoin concealer?

  • PS

    Hi Jackie! I use Mac’s mineralized skinfinish natural in dark. I bought it in 2010, and it barely has a dent in it. How long can these products last before you have to throw it out? Thank you!