“Say Yes” to Ava DuVernay And Fashion Fair!

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  How amazing is Ava DuVernay? In the dazzling span of her film career, she’s blazed a trail and changed the game. She was the first African-American woman to win the Best Director Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, for her film Middle Of Nowhere. Her first feature film, I Will Follow was critically acclaimed […]

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

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  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 […]

The Foundations in Rotation

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What are your current foundations of choice? I thought it’d be fun to show you mine! These are the latest that match my shade of beautiful the best. Counterclockwise from the top – Cover FX total cover cream in N90 MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Fashion Fair True Finish Foundation in Joyful Caramel Lisi Silk Veil foundation #109 […]

I Found My Match With Fashion Fair’s New Foundation

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Every now and then I’ll find myself at an event so special, it makes me reflect on my life and marvel at the company I’m surrounded by. That happened last week, when I attended a shade matching event and launch for Fashion Fair’s newest foundation, True Finish Refining Mineral Foundation, at the home of Desiree […]

Favorite Products, Back on the Shelves

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The New York Times just did a lovely little piece on products brought back by popular demand. Social Media Breathes Life Into Shelved Products featured the stories of women who have been stockpiling their favorite products via Amazon and Ebay, and the brands who are bringing their most popular products back according to Twitter and […]

Travel Beauty — Makeup That Came With Me To The Caribbean

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I travel a fair amount, so I am well familiar with the ins and outs of beauty on the go. When I pack my makeup bag, I tend to go for flat eye shadow palettes, multi-use products, and anything that comes in pencil form. I’ve got an always packed makeup travel bag, so at the […]

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 […]