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Everyday Glam Makeup Look with BLK/OPL Ambassador Ryan Destiny

Love Ryan Destiny's beauty looks as much as we do? Watch as she uses her favorite BLK/OPL products to recreate her go-to everyday glam look and spills the tea on her signature shades and techniques.

Our BLK/OPL Brand Ambassador shares her favorite makeup techniques and BLK/OPL makeup and skincare products.
Our official Glam Queen and BLK/OPL Ambassador Ryan Destiny has finally shared the answer to what so many in the #BLKBeautyMovement have been wanting to know: What's her go-to, never-fail everyday look? Using her favorite techniques and products, Ryan's 5-minute beauty routine is easy to recreate or use as a base for your favorite glam look. So, let's tap in.


Black Opal blemish control bar on left, brightening plumping serum top right, invisible oil blocking gel primer bottom right.


Step 1: It All Starts With Skincare
Like our girl Ryan, we love a good face beat, but we also value the importance of loving your skin even when it's makeup-free. That's why we asked her how she preps before diving into makeup application. Her skincare routine go-tos? Our Blemish Control Bar, Invisible Oil Blocking Gel Primer, and Brightening And Plumping Serum, "which helps plump up my skin and keeps it vibrant without looking oily." This complexion trifecta keeps skin cleansed and luminous while creating the perfect canvas for a flawless beat


 Step 2: Create A Flawless Base

Ryan has been a BLK/OPL fan since she was 16 years old, using our products to achieve her effortless makeup looks.

 "I've been wearing TRUE COLOR® Skin Perfecting Stick Foundation SPF 15 since I first started doing my makeup. They were the only foundations that matched my skin at that time. I love using different shades as a base and to conceal, contour and highlight."

Some of Ryan's favorite shades (and ours, too) are the three she reaches for most: Beautiful Bronze as a base, Truly Topaz to conceal, and Suede Mocha to contour. Check out our Shade Finder to uncover your perfect BLK/OPL match.



 Black Opal True Color Stick Foundation on left, Finishing Powder top right, Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder bottom right.


Step 3: Accentuate Your Eyes

Ryan keeps things simple for her everyday look with a neutral eyeshadow on her lids from our bestselling True Melanin Eyeshadow Palette paired with a few swipes of COLORSPLURGE™ Super Volumizing Mascara for lash lift and definition.

We formulated each of the palette's 12 shades to naturally accentuate the glow of darker skin tones in high-impact hues with a dimensional shine finish. Every BLK/OPL eyeshadow palette is designed with ultimate versatility in mind, so you can transform any eyeshadow looks for day into dramatic statement eye looks for evening.


Black Opal True Melanin Eyeshadow Palette on left, Colorsplurge Super Volumizing Mascara on right.


Step 4: Set To Finish

To complete her look, Ryan sets her makeup with Oil Absorbing Pressed Powder in Smokin' Topaz ("This powder makes it so I stay shine-free all day”) and our Soft Velvet Finishing Powder. This powerhouse powder duo maintains a natural-matte finish and ensures her look lasts well into the night, no matter how crazy her day gets. No reapplying necessary!


Step 5: Ryan’s Go-To Nude Lip

Now, the answer to the question we've all been wanting to ask —how do we get Ryan's stunning nude statement lip? Ryan is known for channeling 90s glam with lush brown lipstick. She prefers a nude lip with a warm tint, so she combines our long-lasting COLORSPLURGE™ Risqué Crème Lipstick in No Filter with COLORSPLURGE™ High Shine Lip Gloss in Uptown Brown for a full coverage lip with a gorgeous, glossy finish.


Black Opal Colorsplurge Risque Creme Lipstick on left, Matte Lipstick top right, and High Shine Lip Gloss bottom right.


Channel Ryan With Your Perfect Match

Now you've got the deets on Ryan's go-to look, it's time to experiment and create one that works for you! Explore our collection of eyeshadow palettes and lip colors, and don’t be afraid to get creative. From neutrals to nudes to power hues, your everyday essentials should build an empowering beat that makes you feel gorgeous.

Watch Ryan's full Everyday Glam tutorial.




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