Donyale Luna - ICON

Donyale Luna is my FOTD inspiration today.

Donyale is regarded as the first African American supermodel, way before Iman & Beverly Johnson. She graced British Vogue & was one of two black women to be apart of Andy Warhol's factory(the other being Pat Hartley). - Now if all that doesn't spell ICON, I don't know what does.
Tragically her outspoken love for LSD was her downfall and she died aged 34 in Italy in a clinic after a drug overdose.

I decided to recreate the above image, as it's black and white I could only guess what colours were used.

Products Used :

Face :
K By Beverley Knight Matt Primer
Max Factor Second Skin Foundation - Golden
AVON True Colour Blush - Earthen Rose

Eyes :
Neutral 28 Palette - white & black e/s
MAC Carbon
W7 Paint The Line Gel Liner -Black
NYX Jumbo Pencil - Milk
Eyelashes - Ebay
MAC Espresso - Eyebrows - to define the similar shape.

Lips :
I just used my foundation over them for a matte nude.


  1. Another super look and I like the history lesson. I never knew about this lady. She sure was a stunner.

  2. @WorshipBlues, Aww thank you.
    I didn't either until a few years ago and I was going through my Andy Warhol stage. She reminds me of the actress Pam Grier. xo

  3. I feel like Beyonces 'why dont you love me' makeup was heavily inspired by her and this look in particular. She is a stunner if I ever did see one!

  4. @Imo, yes I agree with you there. The whole deep colour in the sockets very 1960s. Love it, need to perfect it more.

    She is definitely beautiful, she's a lost one in my eyes.

  5. Looks amazing!! wonderful job. :)