Melaninated: Donald Trump and the Black Vote

Donald Trump met with 100 Black pastors Monday in a private meeting held in his Trump Tower hotel in New York City. I, as a (legal) Black voter, don’t know whether to raise an eyebrow or be optimistic. It’s voting season. It’s also the time of the year when retail revenue takes a surge with…

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Dark Girl: Rich Burgundy Lips

Burgundy lips on dark skin equals fall’s cutest couple. I’m not talking that drab, lifeless burgundy either. But instead, bold, rich, creamy lip stains that not only make your pucker pout but also set the tone for a fabulous vamp look. What I wore: Did I already talk about how obsessed I am with Hard Candy’s…

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Dark Girl: Dark Purple Lipstick

I personally think deep purple is an easy color for darker girls to mess up. I don’t particularly know why, though. It’s so fitting for those moods we get into when we want to look and feel more sultry, than sexy. Perfect for when we want to be noticed but not stared at. It’s weird.…

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Dark Girl: Black Lipstick

Black lipstick. I begin the series with this look because it was the first color I was told, personally, that I could never be able to pull off. Truth be told, black lipstick can either look ultra depressing and drab on our dark skin tones, or sexily Gothic and edgy. We’re aiming for the latter.…

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Dark Girl: The Extremely Red Lip

I think we’re all pretty much past this notion that dark girls and bold, spicy red lips don’t match. We do. And that’s really all to be said about it. Don’t think about it; just go find your best bright red lip. And make this journey fun; a good red lip is an important arsenal…

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Dark Girl: Orange Lipstick

To be honest, I think that this is the one statement-making lip color that should be planned out a bit. Orange lipstick isn’t as “every day” as a red one is. I think the key to pulling off an orange lip is to make sure you have the right texture (matte, gloss or satin) for…

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Dark Girl: Pink Glitter Gloss, Modernized

Let’s be real: glosses with glitter can look tween-ish. But, I found a glitter gloss that I just thought was cute and fun. It’s nothing dramatic, but Smith and Cult’s lip lacquer in Hi-Speed Sonnet is a perfect pucker pick-me-up for those nights when we just wanna shine. Nothing more, nothing less. What I wore:…

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Welcome to ‘Dark Girl’, the Lookbook Series

Why a new lookbook series dedicated to Dark Girls? It’s simple. I felt as though while we as Brown women are building self-confidence through the lens of beauty, I’ve still heard from many darker ladies speak on their lack of ability in trying certain makeup trends due to their complexion. Actually, just two days ago…

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Dark Girl: Hot Pink Blush

I broke down the reasons us Beautifully Brown gals should rock orange blush. So now, let me put you on to hot pink blush. So many of my darker girls don’t understand how striking hot pink blush looks on our skin. Why hot pink? I feel like (and I could be wrong) hot pink blush…

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