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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Dark Girl: Rocking Black Lips With Confidence

It’s all about a smooth, even-toned face, your best concealer and balanced brows that are filled in carefully. At least, that’s my take on rocking dark, black lips as a dark brown girl. It’s not impossible, it’s just strategic. I’m a believer that in order to rock any intense, dark color against darker skin, your…

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Ask the Expert: 6 Skincare Questions Brown Women Always Ask

Licensed medical aesthetician and creator of Urban Skin Rx, Rachel Roff, honestly answers six typical skincare questions for Brown women.   Besides drinking more water, what are the best tactics for Black women to keep their skin ultra hydrated in the cold months? The winter elements can be harsh on skin so it’s important to…

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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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