Moments in Black Beauty History – Our Makeup History

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This month, I will feature snapshots of black beauty history. Expect to see images, products, tastemakers, artists, models, and films that have shaped our world in terms of fashion and beauty today. Most casual students of black history know about historical hair product impresarios and entrepreneurs – women like Madame C.J Walker, Annie Malone and […]

28 Moments in Black History. Roxanna Floyd’s Impact

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Before the advent of prominent beauty blogs, back when it was possible for makeup loving consumers to remain blissfully unaware of the celebrity artists behind the scenes, creating the iconic looks others would emulate – there was Roxanna Floyd, working tirelessly behind the scenes and paving the way for a new generation of makeup artists of […]

The Sam Fine Fashion Fair Collection is FINALLY Available!

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The excitement has been building since it was announced in 2011, that respected, acclaimed celebrity makeup artist Sam Fine was taking over as Creative Makeup Director for Fashion Fair Cosmetics. Ever since then makeup lovers have been wondering – when will there be a Sam Fine Fashion Fair collection? What would a Sam Fine Fashion […]

Halle Berry at the Golden Globes. Get the Look!

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How does she do it? How does she KEEP doing it? Halle Berry is as radiantly gorgeous as ever. In the words of Luvvie, she looked “..like angels licked her face this morning.” Halle STAYS slaying. BEHOLD. Her patterned, cut out Atelier Versace dress is getting mixed reviews but you know what isn’t getting mixed reviews at […]

Kerry Washington at the Golden Globes. Get The Look!

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At the 2013 Golden Globes, Scandal and Django Unchained star Kerry Washington went for a classic, sleek, restrained look – blunt bangs, slick, straight hair and a nude Miu Miu gown. Makeup artist Carola Gonzalez gave the scoop on her Lancôme makeup! Photo courtesy Lancôme. For Kerry’s face, Carola used Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation in Suede […]

Gifts Worth Giving – Mocha Moon Cosmetic Cases

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This holiday season I’m unveiling a new little series, dedicated to gift items that truly impress me as worth giving in terms of quality, general awesomeness, and also who they’re made by or who they benefit. Gifts Worth Giving will feature unique items made by entrepreneurs you should know about, and some items will benefit […]

Fall Makeup Trends and Building a Name in the Makeup Game – Interview with Bisi Essien, My Go-To Chicago Makeup Artist

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From the moment she did my makeup and helped to coordinate my MAC lipglass photoshoot, Bisi Essien – AKA @BisiCrystalEyez of Crystal Eyez Makeup Artistry has become my go-to Chicago makeup artist. She’s incredibly talented, incredibly hard working, and incredibly professional. Bisi is the woman I turn to when I’m involved in an event in […]