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Dazzling party looks with black|Up cosmetics


I love it when new ranges arrive and we’ve recently welcomed an exciting new beauty brand to our website. black|Up is a complete make-up range created for black and mixed-race women featuring products that are rich in natural pigment. The products provide extreme radiance and incomparable hold keeping you looking fabulous all day long.

Whether it’s a skincare routine you need, some glam and colourful cosmetics or the perfect base we’ve got it covered. We’ve included below some dazzling make-up looks for the party season with step-by-step instructions so you can achieve the same flawless finish at home.

Shimmering eyes and glossy lips for perfect Hollywood glamour.

Shimmering eyes and glossy lips for the ultimate in Hollywood glamour.

Look n°1 – Hollywood glamour
  1. Use the primer base all over the face for extraordinary feeling skin and long-lasting make-up hold. Then apply the oil free foundation. Highlight with the Sublime Powder high-points of the face, such as the forehead, nose, and chin or décolleté.
  2. For eyes, use a sponge applicator or shading brush to apply the pearl powder n°11. Then line the top of the lid with eyeliner N°1; winging out the end using the Pearl powder n°13. Use a light colour pearl powder to highlight your brow bone. For cheeks apply the n°7 blush.
  3. For lips use lipstick and gloss for a fabulously glamorous look.
  4. Complete your make-up before applying glitter to your face. Using a very small amount of glitter, dab it gently from the inner to the center of the lid.

Suggested black|Up products:

On the eye: Pearl Powder n°1, Pearl Powder n°11, Pearl Powder n°13, Glitter n°2, eyeliner n°1
On the skin: Matifying Base, Fluid Oil free foundation n°7, Two way cake n°4, blush n°7, Sublime Powder n°4
On the lips: Lipstick n°25, Gloss n°1

Plum lips and peackock hued eyes.

Plum lips and peacock hued eyes give instant drama.

Look n°2 – Peacock eyes
  1. Use the primer base all over the face and also on the eyelid for make-up hold. Then apply the oil free foundation. For cheeks use blush n°6.
  2. For the eye apply the pearl powder on to the inner half of the lid with a shader brush. Then apply the mono eye shadow n°26 to the outer half of the lids in a horizontal V shape. Follow by applying mono eye shadow and pearl powder under the eye. Finish by using black eyeliner to rim the eye, top and bottom.
  3. On the lips use lipstick and lipshine for a glossy and intense effect.

Suggested black|Up products:

On the eye: Pearl Powder n°12, Mono Eye n°26
On the skin: Matifying Base, Fluid Oil free foundation n°7, Two way cake n°4, blush n°6
On the lips: Lipstick n°13, Lipshine n°8

Be Pretty in Pink and grey.

Be Pretty in Pink and grey for a gorgeous day or evening look.

Look n°3 – Pretty in pink
  1. Use the Matifying Base all over the face. Then apply the creme to powder foundation; Use the two way cake for a matt finish. For cheeks use the peach blush n°7.
  2. For the eye apply with a shader brush the pink eye shadow on the inner lid, the grey eyeshadow on the centre of the lid and the dark green on the outer lid. Then apply the dark green eye shadow under the eye.
  3. For lips mix the lipshine n°7 and the lipshine n°6. Highlight with the Sublime Powder highpoints of face, such as forehead, nose, and chin or décolleté.

Suggested black|Up products:

On the eye: Mono Eye n°12, n°35, n°33.
On the skin: Matifying Base, Crème to powder n°10, Two Way Cake n°4, Sublime Powder n°4, blush n°7
On the lips: Lipshine n°7 and lipshine n°6

Shop the full black|Up range

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    This looks interesting, would like 2 find out more, will get down 2 my local store soon…

  • kez

    will there be a beautician instore to help with advice on these products or will we just have to muddle through as usual ??????

  • Sarah

    Yep, will definitely give it a try..watch out MAC lol

  • http://blog.debenhams.com Editor

    In answer to your question Kez, black|Up is currently available in our Croydon store and we do have a beautician who is able to advise you on the best products and techniques for your skin.

    If you aren’t near to our Croydon store you can of course buy online and there is a guide available from black|Up. Just let us know if you’d like one to be sent out to you.

  • lillian

    I will definitely check it out. Sad that Iman disappeared from Department stores.

  • jaz

    Treated myself to £92 worth of the range today at Debs in London, beautiful product…thank you, long awaited! PS the french makeup artist was wonderful too…

  • Samantha

    I’m delighted to see that Debenhams are stocking Black Up’s make-up range.

    I came across this brand in Paris where it is widely available (Galerie Lafayette, Sephora as well as their own flagship store) and have been using it for 3 years now without any complaints.

    Mac better watch out!

  • Alero

    I recently bought the Oil Free Cream to Powder Foundation!I would highly recommend this range!I’m always sceptical about trying different make-up brands but black|up definitely ticked all the boxes for me!

    I definitely concur..Mac WATCH OUT!lol

  • Allyson

    Popped into Debenhams, Oxford Circus and came across the “Black Up” make up range, had a make over done, the oil free Creme to Powder Foundation & Sublime Powder felt beautiful against my skin.The beauticians were very helpful.I’m now a definite convert.

  • http://blog.debenhams.com Jenny, editor

    Great to hear, thanks for your feedback Allyson.