Dark Girl, Burgundy Lips

It’s just a fun mini-series I conjured up. I want to, again, stress that brown and dark girls (which, in a sense, we are one in the same), are still somewhat in the thinking pattern that they can’t wear certain beauty trends. Most of the time, we stay away from the colors. For instance, many…

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An Ode to the Unkempt, Somewhat Bushy Eyebrows

They’re slightly thick, lush and heavily un-plucked. They’re no longer waxed to the extremities of skinny, overarched lines residing above our eyes. Instead, they may be threaded, carefully so, to give the appearance of a cleanly groomed, wide eye. We’re talking about the almost unkempt, slightly bushy eyebrows. They’re here, there and everywhere. Once praised…

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So now we’re contouring our collarbone? No thanks.

Le sigh. Another “beauty trend” has hit the Internets, and we’re like “noooo”! Collarbone makeup, or the art of contouring your collarbones so that they look more defined, thus making you look thinner has flourished. While it hasn’t taken over like face contouring and even “strobing” (which is essentially highlighting), it has become the small talk…

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Could this be the Sephora for Brown Women?

Let me introduce you to Vivrant Beauty. A fabulous, chic Harlem based beauty boutique that not only houses major makeup and hair brands that cater to women of color, but, is also owned by a chic Black woman. Desiree Verjedo, founder and owner of the online site and brick-and-mortar store, was a lawyer who recently…

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Beyonce Will Launch a Line of Flash Tats and I’m Going to Buy Them

In a most appropriate collaboration with Flash Tattoos, Beyonce launched a signature line of the metallic, summer crazed temporary body accessories last week. The variety of the Beyonce x Flash Tat collection includes the songstress’ lyrical inspirations, such as “Flawless”, “Naughty Girl” and “Blow”, and even have more edgier pieces, including a large metallic gun,…

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That Time I Found Out I Was Strobing + What I Used

Another day, another new term is born into the beauty world. Ah, the joys of learning that something you’ve been doing since forever is now a “thing”. Strobing, which in real life means highlighting, is the new go-to makeup trend buzzing around the beauty world. For many women, the biggest trend of chiseling and structuring…

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What are the Best Makeup Removers?

Here, there everywhere. New makeup removers pop up just as much as new nail colors. Every time you turn around, a new makeup remover is claiming to be the best, as they should. But not all makeup removers are created equal. What makes a good makeup remover, though? Well for starters, we want it to…

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