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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