Billy B on Makeup, Jody Watley, Life, and Being a Legend

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When I first opened my eyes to the world of beauty and makeup and possibility that I too, might be an attractive girl in my own right….there was the makeup of Billy B to guide me. In case you don’t know, the celebrity makeup artist who today is beloved for his work on RuPaul’s Drag […]

Paula Patton is a Cover Girl and I Couldn’t Be Happier For Her

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Paula Patton is killing the game on just about every level. She’s drop dead gorgeous and has a killer body – as evidenced by her sexy scenes in Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol (yeah, my husband loved that movie). She’s married to the musical deliciousness that is Robin Thicke. Her career is on fire and her […]

Nyssa Green Beat My Face to the Gods

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From the moment I knew I was going to Atlanta to appear as the keynote speaker for Fro Fashion Week, I had three immediate concerns. 1 – OMG I have to give a speech? And not just be on a panel with other people? Everyone will be looking at me — yikes! 2 — What […]

Octavia Spencer – Red Carpet Beauty Secrets!

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Octavia Spencer has been making waves on the red carpet, but in my opinion – not for the right reasons. Nobody wants to talk about how beautiful she is, how luminous her skin is, or what she’s wearing. The media is obsessed with issues like weight, size, and how many pairs of Spanx she may […]

Jennifer Hudson’s Makeup at the Met Ball – Get The Look!

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By now you’ve seen the GORGEOUS pics from the Met Ball — if not, get thee to the Glamazons to drink in all the glitz and glamour! One of my favorite looks of the night was Jennifer Hudson. She wore an elegant and lovely Vera Wang dress, and of course her makeup was ON POINT. […]

Sam Fine’s Thoughts On Black Beauty Today

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April 30th 2010 – a day that shall shine in my memory forever. On that day I was lucky enough to go to The Wit — one of downtown Chicago’s chicest hotels — to meet a legendary makeup artist. Sam Fine. Artist to celebrities such as Iman, Tyra Banks, Mo’Nique, and Vanessa Williams. Author of […]

Patrice meets Patrece!

As I type this, bellas I’m in a moving car in the front seat, laptop on my lap, North Carolina zooming past me outside. But I’m bearing glad tidings of fabulous makeup tips, thanks to the gorgeous and wonderful Patrece Williams! We met and clicked right away at the Macy’s Women of Color event, and […]