15 Minutes To Fierce – The IMAN Cosmetics Bronze Goddess Makeover!

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I’ve been hearing from quite a few of my readers lately, that makeup is challenging and intimidating. For those of us who aren’t used to wearing makeup on a day to day basis, when we’re presented with an event where we’re expected to wear makeup it can cause anxiety and stress. I’m here to tell […]

IMAN Cosmetics BB & CC Cremes – The Afrobella Review & How-To!

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This post is sponsored by IMAN Cosmetics, but the opinions are all mine! Here are my top concerns in terms of skin and makeup for spring and summer. #1 – Breakouts and hyperpigmentation (I thought this would have stopped by my 30’s, honestly). #2 – appropriate coverage for the above #3 – achieving appropriate coverage […]

7 Bold, Bright Lip Glosses to Stunt With This Summer

Lip Glosses To Stunt With

Hot weather makeup should do a few things. It should last in the heat, and not melt off your face the second you step outside. It should be light and easy to apply and non-transferable (or as non-transferable as possible. Nobody wants to leave a face print behind). And when it comes to lips, your […]

Lupita Nyong’o's Makeup – Get The Look From Her Makeup Artist Nick Barose

Lupita Nyongo Makeup

There are so, so many reasons to love, respect and admire Lupita Nyong’o, but from a beauty perspective she truly makes my heart flutter. Just by being, by wearing her hair the way she wants to and rocking every color in the rainbow, she debunks so many foolish and old school beauty perceptions that still […]

Defining Moments in Black Beauty History – The TV Edition

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In 2013 I got ambitious for Black History Month, and decided to kick off a month-long series on black beauty history. I titled it 28 Moments in Black Beauty History, intending there to be a new post every day. Things were going great at the beginning. I wrote informative, research-heavy posts about Josephine Baker and […]

You Deserve – the We Are Onyx Box

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Bellas, I’ll be honest. Not all subscription beauty boxes are made equal. You sign up and hope for the best, and sometimes you find yourself disappointed by the tiny samples, the overabundance of drugstore products you could’ve bought yourself, or the look and packaging of the box itself. Sometimes you just want more than a […]

Fashion Fair’s 40th Anniversary Collection — All Pink Everything

Fashion Fair Four Capsule Collection via Afrobella

  For 40 years, women of color have known and loved Fashion Fair Cosmetics. The venerable beauty brand based in Chicago was a staple in my formative years and I know I’m not the only one who remembers that familiar pink marbleized compact being on their mother’s dresser. The brand has been through so many […]