Lowkey Obsessed–It Cosmetics Vitality Lip Flush

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Lowkey obsessed – 1. To be secretly in the early, heady stages of infatuation with something or someone, the stage when you can’t stop thinking about said thing or person. 2. The feeling you get when you’re ready to tell the world about the new favorite thing you just discovered 3. The instant passion you […]

Finding The Ideal Orange Lip Color

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Tangerine Tango is Pantone’s color of the year, and we’re officially in the midst of Spring – Chicago’s dismal weather aside. Orange is sizzling hot right now for lips, cheeks, nails, and even eyes. Yes ma’am, just the other day I gave Make Up For Ever’s orange Aqua Cream a try on my eyelids under […]

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 […]

What Were The Top Makeup Trends of 2011?

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For an answer to that question, I turned to Afrobella’s friendly makeup vlogger and reviewer Sherry Blossom (follow @MsSherryBlossom on Twitter)! She did amazing, exhaustive research to give you the definitive answer. Take it away, Sherry! What Were The Top Makeup Trends of 2011? With responses from over 100 of my makeup peers: pro makeup […]

Afrobella’s Holiday Favorites Giveaway #2 – the Fashion Fair Holiday Collection

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Around this time of year it’s a beautiful thing to be given a gift — but it’s even more beautiful to be the gift giver. I reached out to some of my favorite brands to arrange special holiday giveaways for Afrobella readers, and I hope you love the products as much as I do! Second […]

The Essential Gift Guide for Your Favorite Makeup Artist!

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If you have a professional makeup artist in your life, consider yourself BLESSED, bellas. Professional MUAs work so hard for the money. The makeup artists I know and respect take their craft SO seriously. They will spend all day on their feet at a shoot to get the right look. They sometimes have to sacrifice […]

Perfect Holiday Eyes — My Secret Weapon

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I love how makeup takes the spotlight during the holiday season. As we edge closer to Christmas and the beginning of a new year there’s a flurry of holiday products and they always focus on a return to beautifully made-up eyes in glitters and metallics and rich holidazzle colors, and of course super bold lips […]