Y’all just don’t know my gym struggles. I really have to plan my workouts around my blow outs. And if I just so happen to splurge on my hair and make an appointment at The Dry Bar, it’s a wrap for working out the rest of the week. I swear, trying to be skinny and being a naturalista with healthy hair is starting to become the vain of my existence.
Finding the perfect shade of foundation or shade of lipstick for all shades of brown has always been a dancing affair among brands for women of color since FOREVA! With beloved and legendary pioneers like Madame N.A Franklin and established cosmetic companies like Fashion Fair Cosmetics, brainchild of Johnson Publishings (Ebony and Jet Magazine), they have cleared the runway to earn a piece of this 58.79 billion industry (www.statista.com).
Can you believe it? Somehow I keep finding incredible beauty products to stan for. How is this even possibly? As a legitimate beauty enthusiast (read: I buy an obscene amount makeup), I live for a good lip pencil or a new perfectly brown foundation that changes your mood from gloomy to glowing with just one stroke.
In my first beauty video of the year, and I am hoping to do loads more, I share with you seven beauty products that I am crushing on.
This limited edition palette from NARSfeatures their eight dual-intensity eyeshadows with riveting range from delicate peach pink to fierce black orchid and a specially designed wet/dry eyeshadow brush.
I’m always surprised at how far we’ve come when it comes to beauty. There are so many options (besides makeup) when it comes to enhancing our beauty.
Contacts have been around for years. Because there weren’t trendy glasses available when I was growing up, I’ve been wearing them since I was a teenager. But now, instead of changing the color of your eyes, you can enhance the color of them.
With nail art and lacquer becoming more of a finishing accessory, more and more independent African-American brands have put their bid in for a slice of the $768 million pie.
With African-American women dominating consumption at a mind-blowing 80%, (WWD), more than any other race or group of women in the cosmetic industry in America, mainstream brands tend to neglect to speak to the African-American consumer.
Here are some F.U.B.U. (For Us By Us) brands to make all of your nail lacquer dreams come true. I’ve found everything you can possibly need from bold, sassy, dramatic, and dainty, to fun names that incorporates familiar lingo that we will make you kiki on the inside.