Makeup Memories – My First Lipstick

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In the Eighties my mom was all about red and orange lipstick, to match her red or orange nails. It was an interesting time in the beauty world – in those days beauty was very much about power. In the magazines there were power suits armed with thick shoulder pads, and the perfumes of the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Milani Lip Flash Giveaway Winners!

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Loved the range of responses in the Milani Lip Flash giveaway -it gave me a great idea of your fashion sense! Most of you want to rock Newsflash! Flashy got a fair number of votes. Hot Flash is highly desired, and Lip Flash (the somewhat-confusingly named color) seems to be the universal favorite. I can […]

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. […]

You Deserve: Tarte Natural Matte Lip Stain

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I love a good lipstain, but in my experience, a good lipstain can be hard to find. So often the formulations can be drying and the applicators can be harsh. Few things are more unattractive than dry, chapped lips – and believe me, dry, chapped lips that are stained hot pink or orange are definitely […]

Beauty Challenge: Name Your Top 5 Products

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Last night my homegirl Luvvie asked me a ridiculous question. Ridiculous. She goes, “what are your top 5 beauty products?” And I’m like…huh? What a big question! Do you mean makeup, or skincare? Beauty products? OMG I can’t even begin to wrap my mind around that. I was getting the vapors just thinking about it. […]