4 Tips On How You Can Rock Black Lipstick…After Halloween

You’re probably wondering, “Black lipstick? Really? It’s well past black lipstick’s time.” Well to me, it’s not. I love wearing my black lipstick, especially since it gives such a stark contrast to the everyday reds and pinks that are a part of every woman’s beauty routine. Black lipstick is normally associated with Halloween or the pre-Halloween occasion, but for anyone…
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3 Natural Makeup Removers You Can Find In Your Kitchen

We all rave endlessly about those incredibly convenient makeup remover wipes. I’m also known to carry a pack or two of them in my bag for quick makeup removal or to freshen up my face when needed (i.e., humid day, post-workout). But while makeup remover wipes seem to serve their purpose for those special on-the-go or time crunch situations, I have always wondered…
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Full Color Line In The Works, As MUA Pat McGrath Launches 1st Branded Product

Hey beauties, Maui here! Have you heard the news? Celebrity makeup artist Pat McGrath is set to launch her first product, Gold 001 this Thursday. Gold 001 is what McGrath calls a “highly malleable formula that you can use it as an eyeliner for a Studio 54 look, put it on top of a shadow, blush or lipstick, you can…
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The Only Vampy Lip I’m Wearing This Fall

That moment you know a lipstick was sent to you from God and baby Jesus cosigned it. That’s how I felt when I found my black|Up lipstick pencil buried deep in my makeup collection. Funny story. I was sent a few black|Up products years ago. And when I say years I mean…nearly 2 years ago. My goal was to review…
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Swatch This: NARS Velvet Shadow Sticks (+ How To Pictorial)

Sometimes I feel like I am the only beauty girl who will rock a smoky eye to the grocery store…all year around! But lucky for you, the Fall 2015 Color Collection, created by NARS Founder and Creative Director François Nars is here and will be your catalyst to stunning makeup–if you let it!
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My Top 5 Favorite Lipsticks [VIDEO]

To know me is to know that I adore a good lipstick. I’ll search high and low for the perfect shade just to do it all over again and find a replacement. I should have opened this video up with all the lipsticks I own. I have them stashed everywhere. In old purses, in boxes, in my bathroom cabinets, on my desk,…
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Beauty Buzz: black|up Coming To Sephora

A little birdie (aka the brand’s Facebook page) told me that black|Up Paris, a French-based beauty brand dedicated to high quality cosmetics for women of color will be coming to Sephora in September! *squeals*
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Beauty Buzz: Joan Smalls Launches A Lipstick Line, I’m Excited & Ready To Beg For All 12 Shades

It’s about damn time, Joan Smalls! We’ve seen you on the red carpet sporting chic trendy lipstick after chic trendy lipstick, so a collaboration is well overdue.
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Pucker Up! It’s National Lipstick Day + 4 Summer Lipsticks For Dark Skin

Lipstick has long been a coveted beauty accessory. So much so there was almost a lipstick ban in 1610, George Washington “occasionally” wore it (no lie, Google it), and Queen Elizabeth II had her own signature shade (reason 1937427297193 why I need my own lipstick line). So it’s no wonder that in 2015 we celebrate this magical beauty gem with it’s…
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10 Makeup Artists You Should Follow On Instagram That Beat For The Gawds

It is no secret that like many of you beauties, I am a girly girl. For as long as I can remember; I have been obsessed with makeup, especially lipstick! I can remember being a teenage saving my coins to buy lipstick that I wasn’t allowed to wear. Over the years, that passion has grown tremendously. While I am far past my days…
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