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

Fashion Fair Siren Call Holiday Collection

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 […]

Makeup Memories – My First Lipstick

Behold. Copper Rosa

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 […]

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 […]

Lady Gaga Viva Glam 2 – How Do You Rock It?

MAC Lady Gaga Viva Glam 2

I love MAC cosmetics and I especially love their Viva Glam initiative. By pairing up daring and outspoken celebrities with the brand’s initiative of raising awareness and funds for HIV/AIDS, MAC has created a campaign that never fails to inform, inspire and excite. Lady Gaga is THE perfect celebrity to be the face of Viva […]

How to Wear Nicki Minaj and MAC’s Pink Friday

MAC + Nicki Minaj Launch Pink Friday Lipstick

I’m not here to discuss Nicki Minaj’s music or to present an analysis or spoken word poem about her as an artist…this post is all about the lipstick. Nicki Minaj and MAC just came out with a lipstick, in honor of her album Pink Friday. Pink Friday is a very girly, very opaque satin pink. […]

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 […]

Afrobella’s Top 5 Favorite…Cover Girl Makeup Items

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Hey! Ho! It’s a makeup video! I’m doing something a little new over on the ol’ YouTube channel – taking my 5 things lists over there. And for the first week I’m doing a top 5 dedicated to a makeup brand I often take for granted. I’m talking easy, breezy, beautiful Cover Girl. I know […]