Red Carpet Radiance: Issa Rae


1. Joanna started with the NEW Bio Lifting Mask+, which gave Issa’s skin a lifted glow, then followed with the Gold Recovery Intense Concentrate A.M. and a facial massage with the Advanced Bio Lifting+ Massage Tool

2. NEW 24 Karat Gold Firming Moisturizer was applied all over as a foundation base, and Issa wore Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Masks during eye makeup application.

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"All of our skin prep really allowed me to be sparing with her foundation, brushing it mainly on the center of the face and flirting it out to the edge."


1. For Issa’s complexion, Joanna used Future Skin Foundation in Carob along with Real Skin+ Eye and Face Stick in #9, a deep bronze shade with balanced undertones to brighten.

2. Next, she tapped Cheek Gelée in “Vibrant” on Issa’s cheekbones then layered with Real Bronze in Goa.

3. “I then finished with Perfect Blur Finishing Powder in Medium/Deep to set the center of the face only, leaving the rest very dewy” says Joanna.

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"Adding the rose gold shadow really changed the entire tone of the eye, and brought the whole look into a springtime palette."


1. Joanna used Giraffe Eye Quartet to create Issa’s eye look:
— Shade 1, a matte soft brown, all over the lid then using a fluffy brush.
— Shade 3, bronzy brown shimmer, to the corners for some depth.
— Shade 4, a pewter chrome pearl, from the giraffe quartet in the inner corner of the eye.

2. After the eye shape was defined Joanna dusted Luminescent Eye Shade in Rose Gold shade Zebra on the lids.

3. Then she lined the inside waterline using the Eye Kajal in black and added more to the lower lash line for soft smoke.

4. Finally, Joanna created “baby wings” (just the wing on the outer edge of the eye instead of a full line) using Eye Kajal in black, and finished with Longest Lash Mascara in black. 

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Joanna lined Issa’s lips with Lip Definer in Chic, then applied Lip Chic in Freesia, a flattering beige rose hue in the center for a soft mauve nude lip.


“On her body we mixed CBD 300 Face and Body Cream with Liquid Lumière in Brilliance, a sheer radiant gold shade”.

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