Blushes For Dark Skin That You Need Now

Best Blushes For Dark Skin

I used to be scared of blush. I loved when makeup artists used it on me, but whenever I tried to use it on myself I would freak myself out. There definitely is such a thing as too much blush, and when you see it, it’s undeniable. Growing up around Aunty (name redacted) laid the […]

Beauty Brand History – Queen Helene Has Never Let Me Down

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Beauty Brand History is a new regular series I’m beginning here on Afrobella! We all have the brands we’ve grown up using, the brands we’ve known our whole lives. Here are memories and the true stories behind the beauty brands we love.    Think back to the earliest days of using a brand of hair […]

Enhance Your Eyes By Shape. Get Into The Smashbox Full Exposure Palette

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Shape matters, and it always has to me. Ever since I hit puberty I had to figure out early how to dress for my shape, to enhance what I was born with and celebrate my best attributes. Through the years I’ve gotten pretty good at figuring out what suits my shape the best. However, the […]

Your Official Afrobella Natural Hair Holiday Shopping Guide

Natural Hair Holiday Gifts

Christmas Day is right around the corner. If you haven’t started your holiday shopping yet, this is your day to do as much online shopping as possible. I’m here to help! Before I get into my natural hair holiday shopping guide, allow me to share two similar guides with you. Buzzfeed is one of my […]

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire. The Afrobella Review

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This week, I was invited to a special, press only screening of one of the most highly anticipated movies of the holiday season. The Hunger Games was one of the most popular book series of the decade, and the first film of the trilogy was one of the biggest movies of 2011. I got sucked […]

Moisturize. Exfoliate. Don’t Be Out Here Ashy This Winter.

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  My friends in Florida make me laugh around this time of year. “OMG, it’s 50 degrees,” one of them lamented on Facebook this week. At one time, I might have said the same kind of thing. But right now in Chicago, it’s 30 degrees and the inevitable slide into winter has begun. It’s cold, […]

All About Alphabet Creams. BB Creams, CC Creams For All Skin Tones

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  The first time I heard about BB Creams, it was from my friends familiar with the Asian beauty market. I had heard whispers about these miraculous balms, intended to mask imperfections while improving the quality of your skin. I remember wanting to try them, but word on the street was that BB creams weren’t […]