Makeup Artist Maria Barreda On Making Your Makeup Last

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When I was headed to New Orleans, I knew I was traveling with a photographer (that’d be Chuck AKA @Chuckstr), I knew I’d be going to some high profile events (hello, Essence Music Fest!) and I’d be doing a photo shoot while in town (hello, Igigi). I also knew it would be like ninth circle […]

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. […]

Sam Fine’s Top 5 Makeup Tips

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The venue was exclusive. The ambiance was elegant. Even as I entered the room, I knew this would be an event to remember. Handsomely dressed hosts and hostesses flitted around the room with platters of hors d’oeuvres. A bar in the corner was covered in glasses of champagne, ready for the taking. A Fine Day […]

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, […]