DIY Smoky Eye With Target and Napoleon Perdis!

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Quick – off the top of your head, name an eye makeup look besides a smoky eye or cat eye. Did you come up with anything immediately? Kinda challenging, right? The smoky eye has become THE look for both makeup newbies and makeup junkies. It can be intense and sexy when paired with a red […]

Beauty, Fashion and Hair! Read My Latest Posts at Glam.com

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  If you’ve noticed me posting a bit more slowly over here, it’s because I’m learning to adjust my schedule! As the latest contributing editor for Glam.com, I’m writing weekly posts on beauty, fashion, hair, and more! Click to check out some of my latest posts over at Glam.com. Naughty or Nice? MAC and Urban […]

Is It Spring Yet? Behold, the Beauty in Bloom at Target!

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The sun is out and the sky is blue, and I’m hoping it stays like this long enough to melt all the snow in Chicago! I’m SO over this winter thing. Snow on the ground and grey skies have been killing my mojo and my joie de vivre. I’m ready for leaves on the trees […]

The 25 Best MAC Lipsticks for Women of Color

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  Because of my history as one of the chosen ones for the 2011 Bloggers Obsession collection, I’m asked about MAC Cosmetics often. Mainly it’s two questions. This post will aim to answer both of them, with a little help from an expert!     Question #1 – will they EVER bring back All Of […]

P&G Beauty on the Red Carpet! GRAMMY Glam + Janelle Monae’s Makeup and Nails!

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  Bellas, last night was SO MUCH FUN! Thank you all for joining into the @PGBeauty Style United GRAMMY Glam Twitter party with me – together with Galtime and The Makeup Girl, we were trending! WOW!   SO major. Thank you all for joining and congrats to the Twitter giveaway winners! I absolutely loved the […]

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 […]