Plum-Toned Taupe Lips Are Awkwardly Pretty

You know how you always see those random lipstick colors that look striking in their packaging but you’d never even think of trying? That’s how I felt about this OCC shade called Sebastian. I saw it in Urban Outfitters and tipsily bought it, because two champagne flutes and a random spring day in New York…

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Overcoming Me and Mama’s Eczema

Mama’s battle with eczema began with an itchiness from barely-there fine bumps that only she could see in the mirror, before covering them with face powder. She was the 30-year old single mom and daughter of a nurse, so heading to the doctor every time a small thing came up just wasn’t the mindset. There…

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#TBT with NYX Cosmetics’ Wicked Lippies

Remember the NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippies? They were a thing in 2014 and I fell head over heels for them. Lip colors so bold, so bright that most people wouldn’t dare to try them. Especially darker girls like me. But, alas, times are a changing. We’re not afraid of bold makeup, as we shouldn’t be (and shouldn’t…

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I Look Young and This is Why

*Editors Note: our previous post stated that Tricia was a 30-something. But she’s actually 42 and again, she snatched our edges since we seriously thought she was in her 30s.  Black don’t crack, right? Nah, actually, sometimes it does. The truth about looking youthful and feeling ageless lies more in the skincare routine than any…

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The Somewhat Imperfect Ways to Rock the Fall 2016 Beauty Trends

Skin is in, all that glitters is…glamorous, and brown 90s lips are here to stay. Oh, and did I mention those less than perfect, heavily lined eyes with deep, dark black liner are a go? Now, we all know that none of the beauty trends are new. The industry just recycles and renames the looks,…

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Pat McGrath Makes Glamour Approachable and Easy for Brown Women

To say that that I had by far the most fun reviewing Pat McGrath’s Lust 004 collection would be an understatement. Ah, the glamour, the gold, the glitter. The anticipation at attempting all of the glitzy looks began Thursday night, as I stood in line at the Union Square Sephora, hyperventilating over the fact that…

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