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Dorothy Dandridge Makeup Tutorial | Black History Month Series

Dorothy Dandridge was one of the biggest Hollywood film stars of the century. She open doors tremendously for African American women in film; opening doors for leading role opportunities as well as interracial relationships on film.

dorothy dandridge in carmen jones

Here’s Miss Dandridge as the first black woman to be on the cover of Life magazine for her most notable film to date, Carmen Jones. This was also the first time in history a black woman was given the leading role in a Hollywood film.

Dorothy Dandridge

Dorothy, although quite controversial at times with her feminine physic and sometimes overly sexual roles, still made quite an impact on this industry because she advocated for change. Change in what roles black women received in films and change in how black women were treated in general. Dorothy was truly a natural born star.

Here’s my version of her makeup look from the movie Carmen Jones

Dorothy Dandridge Makeup tutorial

Dorothy Dandridge Makeup tutorial

Dorothy Dandridge Makeup tutorial

Dorothy Dandridge Makeup tutorial

Here’s what we used to achieve the look

Makeup Forever HD Foundation | #177
Viseart Paris Palette | Muse Palette
Black Opal Flawless Concealer | Toast
Black Opal Invisible Oil Blotting Powder | Invisible
Laura Mercier Translucent Loose Setting Powder
MAC Spiked Brow Crayon
Beauty Blender
E.L.F. Mist and Set Spray
Black Eye Pencil | MUFE
blackUp Paris Blush #12
MAC Lip Pencil | Cork
Makeup Forever Pro Finish Powder | #177
Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Lip Tar | Stalker
Aboni Cosmetics Lip Gloss | Rockstar
Lancome Definicils Mascara
Frends Beauty #213 Lashes

If you haven’t already had the chance to check out my Josephine Baker and Diana Ross makeup tutorials from this black history please do so now!

Hope you all are having a fabulous Tuesday and thank you for reading, watching, and sharing! x

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  • Shireen

    What a beautiful look and I am sure you get this a lot but wow, you look so much like Kelly Rowland here. Just gorgeous!