Hey — do you remember that Queen Latifah casting call last year? You know, the one where people stood in the snow waiting to be seen? The one that pissed a whole lot of beautiful black women off?

I got lots of e mails from bellas swearing they’d never buy the Cover Girl’s Queen Collection. Well, guess what? The peeps at Cover Girl learned from the experience. This year, the contest is entirely online. No waiting in the snow. No waiting at all!

If you’re an everyday women of color, ages 18-48, you could win. All you need to do is visit EveryWomanIsAQueen.com, upload a photo, and share a story about how you have gone against the odds to achieve greatness in your life. The contest is open until January 31. Queen Latifah herself will judge the online search, and select up to five winners to appear in an advertisement that will be featured in the June issue of Ebony magazine.

And for those of you who just want to know more about the MAKEUP, hang tight! I’ll be reviewing the newest products from the Queen Collection, Vibrant Hue Shine and Vibrant Hue Color, and offering a special giveaway early next week!

Just for fun, here’s a Friday jam. I love me some classic Queen La.

They don’t make ’em like that anymore! Happy Friday, bellas!!

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OldSchoolDance says:
January 18, 2008, 3:43 pm
I love this jam!!! Off to enter contest.... Thanks, bella! U R the best.
Ms. Aja B. says:
January 18, 2008, 4:25 pm
The first foundation that I ever found that worked wonderfully with my skin tone was the Queen Collection (I use shade Spicy Brown). One thing that I have always had a problem with was what people call (I believe) masking, where certain parts of your skin, particuarly around your eyes, is darker than the rest of your skin. Most foundations either made me too dark or too light. With the Queen collection foundation, I was able to use just light concealer under my eyes and then use the Queen foundation to give me a completely even appearance that was MY skin tone and not a shade lighter or shade darker. I am only getting into my full girlie-ness when it comes to appreciating make-up. But I will continue to support Queen Latifah's line.
hoorah77 says:
January 18, 2008, 6:36 pm
I think this collection is just a low-rent knock off of Iman's collection. After all, before she mixed colors for various ethnicities, no mainstream makeup company really put time, money or effort into creating a quality line for women of color. I won't ever support it because of this. Latifah is a flash in the pan modeling-wise, and doesn't even give props to the pioneers who went before her. The Queen Collection. My ass.
MoniMoni says:
January 18, 2008, 10:54 pm
This is my girl! Isn't that her brother Lance in the baseball cap? I miss my girl, but we all must grow up eventually. Damm, we don't have ANY female rappers that represent anymore!!!!
Nichelle says:
January 19, 2008, 1:35 am
After all, before she mixed colors for various ethnicities, no mainstream makeup company really put time, money or effort into creating a quality line for women of color. Uh, actually that's not true. Revlon created the "Polished Ambers" line in the early 80s - and Iman was the spokesmodel. Also, Prescriptives pre-dates Iman's company by about 5 to 6 years.
LeAnne@hairsmystory.com says:
January 19, 2008, 7:37 am
I entered. Hopefully I win... it'll be serious exposure.
regina says:
January 20, 2008, 9:23 pm
Hello, Just passing through, very nice blog! I do wonder if Queen actually uses this line of cosmetics. I don't often like her lip color choices, but Her face in the movie "Taxi" looked very nice, almost flawless. BTW, Congrats on the nomination! Blessings!


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