We sat down with Roncal to get her beauty tips and tricks and the best beauty advice she’s ever received.
ESSENCE.com: What are three must-haves that every Black woman should carry in her makeup bag?
Mally Roncal: I think it’s important to always have an eyebrow pencil as brows frame the face and pull any look together, a lip gloss in a bright pink shade, which awakens any face and my Evercolor Poreless Face Defender ($40 at http://www.mallybeauty.com), which is a replacement for translucent powder. Translucent powder is evil! It makes the face look drier and washed out.
ESSENCE.com: Mally, could you please set the record straight once and for all? Can Black women wear bronzer?
Roncal: Absolutely! The right bronzer should be a shade darker than your skin tone but shouldn’t be loaded with shimmer. So, use a matte powder bronzer and apply it only where the sun naturally hits your skin. To do so, take the bronzer and put it on the perimeter of your face, starting behind the ear, work it down along the jawline, then go across the top of the forehead, along your hairline. Then, lightly sweep it across your forehead, the bridge of your nose, on your cheeks and the tip of the chin. Finish it off with a pink blush on the apples of your cheeks, and a sweep of shimmery highlighter on the tops of your cheekbones.