Fall Makeup Tips from Tia Dantzler

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Tia Dantzler is more than just one of my favorite makeup artists, she’s one of my favorite PEOPLE, period. There’s a reason so many celebrities ask for her by name. Tia is professional and polite, but oh so down to earth, genuine, funny and sweet. She’s just great to be around. If you read her […]

My Lancome House of Color Video

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Part of the motivation for starting my blog was the fact that I wasn’t seeing a reflection of myself in the media. Five years ago, there was nobody looking like me in magazines or in advertisements. If you had told me five years ago — in the not-too-distant future, there’ll be natural haired women in […]

Spring Makeup Tips from Afrobella’s Makeup Expert, Meagan Sheá!

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Bellas, in the almost 5 years that I’ve been blogging, I’ve more or less done it alone. I have been very hesistant to share my baby with anyone, and while I’ve done very rare guest posts here and there it hasn’t been an ongoing thing. Until now. Get ready to see some new faces and […]

Cover Girl Queen Collection How-To’s and New Lipsticks!

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Bellas! 2011 is bringing in some gorgeous new makeup to the drugstore, are you ready? The Queen Collection has had a classy new makeover, and their new Queen Collection Lip Color lipsticks are swoon worthy! Moisturizing, smooth, rich, vibrant color in a wide range of shades. I just got some samples in the mail and […]

Hot Holiday Makeup!

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In case you didn’t notice, the models in the Hot Holiday Hairstyles for Natural Hair also had pretty bangin’ makeup, too! And in case you didn’t know, one of the models is the hairstylist herself, Felicia Leatherwood! Love the luxe look on the model below. Winged eye makeup, bangin’ lashes and a bold red lip. […]

Etta James and the PERFECT Cat’s Eye

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Etta James may have had a cherubic face — but listen to that voice. And check out that cat’s eye. Etta was BAD and letting us know in her own inimitable way. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzibSiJv8hc Drink that in, cause they don’t make it like that anymore. I first featured that video in a Throwback Thursday in 2008, […]

Beauty Tips for Ebony Skinned Bellas

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I often hear from bellas with deep skintones, who say they’re afraid of wearing the trendier colors of makeup. Heck, I think quite a few of us brown skinned beauties tend to play it safe when it comes to makeup. Here in Chicago I tend to see lots of golds, deep browns, and berry lips […]