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 […]

That Twenties Glam

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When I sit to put my makeup on, I sometimes try to evoke the look of the beauty icons who inspire me the most. Of late, I’ve found endless inspiration in flapper chic and the biggest stars of that twinkling era. Especially if I’m going out on a romantic dinner date, or a fab night […]

When Bella Goes a-Traveling

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I’m looking forward to this weekend for the dorkiest reason — finally I’m going to unpack my suitcases, put away my summer clothes, and take my makeup and hair products out of my travel bag. Until February, when I go on another trip! With all the traveling I’ve been doing, I’ve had to learn the […]

Best of 2009 – Makeup

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There were SO many amazing makeup releases in 2009, it was really difficult to narrow down this list. Like, really difficult. I spent quite a while playing with makeup researching the best of the best for this post. I hope it helps to inform your next purchase, or at the very least let you know […]

Mally Roncal Makeup Giveaway!

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How cute is Mally Roncal? Seriously — she’s the living embodiment of adorable. Always impeccably turned out, always smiling, always encouraging regular women like you and me to believe in our own beauty. I think she’s the bees knees. The celebrity makeup artist earned her stripes by beating the faces of Jennifer Lopez, Beyonce, Mariah, […]