Kathleen Delva, Senior Account Exec. Manager

My name is Kathleen Delva and I am a Senior Account Executive Manager. I handle public relations and special events. I am a Haitian-American, who speaks broken Creole, but understands it fluently [Laughs]! You can speak to me in Creole, and I’ll understand everything. But I’ll answer you back in English. I need to do better.…

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How I Finally Mastered Blue Eye Shadow

It’s been one of the most taboo throwback makeup looks that so many women are still afraid to bring back. Blue eye shadow. I still kind of cringed at the thought of it, remembering Christina Aguilera’s blue shadow disaster, circa those terrible blonde cornrows in 2001. Icy blue eyes were slapped on every teenage pop…

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Syreeta Martin, Blogger, SincerelySyreeta.com

My name is Syreeta Martin, freelance journalist and creator SincerelySyreeta.com, a blog dedicated to motivating others to Empathize, Empower, and Evolve! Beauty has always been something that starts internally for me; that probably has a lot to do with my mom and the way that she raised my sister and I. We were taught that while…

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Mercy Chikowore, Communications Manager, Badass African

My name is Mercy Chikowore. I’m 30 years old and I’m a communications manager/writer/badass/African. [Laughing] It’s an occupation! It takes a lot of hard work being an African. I do the bare minimum when it comes to skincare because I had a really bad reaction to a moisturizer 4 years ago. I ended up with…

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You Could Always Just Rock a Red Lipstick, Always

Remember that time we showed you the lovely “Thieving Bandits” color from the (#BlackOwned) Gold Label lipstick collection? Well, it turns out there was another swatch I forgot I shot, and it looks fabulous on brown and darker skin tones. It’s their “First Class” orange-y, reddish shade. With dollops of blue tints (at least, it…

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A Brand That Makes Good Mineral Foundation for Dark Skin

Mineral foundation has never been on my radar. Ever. For some time, there was an internal thought that I’d ever find a mineral foundation that didn’t make me look ashy. The instinct to actually find my “mineral match” was non-existent. Shopping for it in department stores wasn’t easier than in the drugstores (which rarely if…

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Gabrielle Simpson, Dir. of Communications, NBC Universal

My name is Gabrielle Simpson and I’m 29 years old. I’m the Director of Communications for NBCUniversal, where I lead diversity communications, internally and externally. I’m responsible for conveying the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m Black. I classify myself black. My mother is biracial. My mother’s mother was Russian and German. My mother’s father, my…

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