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 […]

5 Things I Realized At Target’s Awesome Multicultural Beauty Event

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In October I went on a whirlwind trip to New York on a special trip for the Target Inner Circle. Target was having their first ever multicultural makeup and beauty event, and it was hosted by my friend Tai Beauchamp, who never fails to be an inspiration! It was an elegant evening event which brought […]

The Foundations in Rotation

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What are your current foundations of choice? I thought it’d be fun to show you mine! These are the latest that match my shade of beautiful the best. Counterclockwise from the top — Cover FX total cover cream in N90 MAC Matchmaster 6.0 Fashion Fair True Finish Foundation in Joyful Caramel Lisi Silk Veil foundation #109 […]

Loving the New, Improved Cover FX!

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I’ve long been a fan of Canadian cosmetics brand CoverFX, for many reasons. First of all, their products are incredible – highly effective, and made in an ever-widening variety for women all shades of beautiful. Secondly, the story behind the creation of the brand is so inspiring. And third, I’ve been lucky enough to meet […]

Why I Support Lancome’s Genifique Day (And You Should Too)

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My blogging career takes me to some amazing places. Some are decadent and glamorous. Some can be more glitter than gold. But some are just so special that it’s hard to put them into words. That was this trip that I’m about to tell you about. Lancôme Paris took me and a group of fellow […]