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Monday Morning Must Have: Cover FX Cover Click Concealer + Foundation

Monday Morning Must Have: Cover FX Cover Click Concealer + Foundation

So, I’m the girl with the dark circles that come and go. I wish they would just go. Forever. But that’s not happening anytime soon thanks to my not-so-great habits — late nights, red wine and my hit and miss with eye cream… So, I’m always on the market for a better-than-average concealer. And I […]

Skin Care Review: CoverFX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

Skin Care Review: CoverFX Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30

My mom, an esthetician, started me and my sisters on a skin care regimen  which included sun protection. The problem for me, is that since I am a brown girl with a deeper skin tone, I have had problems with sunscreens turning my skin ashy! No can do! So, I was quite ecstatic to try […]

Trending-National Skin Cancer Awareness Month: New & Unique SPF to Try

Trending-National Skin Cancer Awareness Month: New & Unique SPF to Try

With 3.5 million cases in over two million people diagnosed annually, skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Fortunately, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer. May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month, and The Skin Cancer Foundation  recommends the following: Use a broad spectrum […]

Trending—Fall Beauty: 5 Foundations for Brown Skin to Transition From Summer to Fall

Trending—Fall Beauty: 5 Foundations for Brown Skin to Transition From Summer to Fall

Summer is over and with it are gone is the dewy, fresh and natural look that resonates the season. The Fall Face is still fresh and clean, but the finish is velvety, semi-matte but not overly “powdered.” Hence, the need to swap out your favorite BB Cream or tinted moisturizer for a foundation that fits […]

Editor’s Picks: 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves

Editor’s Picks: 10 Music Festival Beauty Must-Haves

It’s music festival season and whether you are in #NOLO for the Essence Fest or at a local outdoor jam session, beauty products that beat the heat are essential. Waterproof makeup, sweat-proof skin care and frizz-proof hair care are the things that we covet during hot and humid hours.  Solange embodies effortless beauty in every […]

CeleBeauty Watch: Get Nicki Minaj’s Understated Sexy Look From the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

CeleBeauty Watch: Get Nicki Minaj’s Understated Sexy Look From the 2014 MTV Movie Awards

There is nothing like a make-under. The once over-the-top pink-lipped, black/blue/green/yellow/pink haired Barbie that we love to watch has become something of an elegant understated beauty. With an edge of course. No more Pepto Bismol pink lips and gargantuan rainbow bright hair for this hip hop hottie. No, Nicki Minaj has morphed into quite the […]

Get the Look: Our Favorite Red Lipstick Wearing Smooth Operator—Sade

Get the Look: Our Favorite Red Lipstick Wearing Smooth Operator—Sade

You can't go wrong with a red lip.  You can't go wrong with classic makeup.  You can't go wrong with a classicly worn pony tail, faux or real.  You can't go wrong with simple gold or silver hoops.  You can't go wrong adopting a less is more approach to beauty.  And you can't go wrong […]

Get the Look: Kerry Washington at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Get the Look: Kerry Washington at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards

Kerry Washington looked stunning in a white Zac Posen gown at the 42nd NAACP Image Awards. The new matte makeup look Kerry has been sporting is soft, diffused and pretty.  Kerry’s signature nude lips and sculpted cheeks perfectly set off her signature look. If you have oily skin or large pores, use mattifying and oil […]

Bay Area Beauty Events: CoverFX Flashmob March 29 in San Francisco

If there is one makeup product I can’t live without, it’s concealer. That’s because I have dark under eye circles which are probably exacerbated by my late nights and red wine habit.  With that being said, I am all over this event coming up from CoverFX.  Albeit it’s a flashmob, which really scares me (experience […]

Matte is Back! 5 Steps to a Fresh Matte Face

MAC Studio Fix When MAC Studio Fix hit the market in the ’80’s, I nearly lost my mind. No pores, no imperfections– as a matter of fact, no skin was even showing.   I loved that perfectly finished face.  I emulated my makeup muse Sade daily — pony tail, matte face, dark brows and red lips.  […]

Beat the Heat — Water Resistant Makeup

I live in the San Francisco Bay Area — Oakland to be exact.  I guess we are just spoiled when it comes to weather.  Recently our temperatures have reached nearly 100° and the complaint level is has too.  For us, anything over 75° is unbearable.  So like any respectable woman, I found myself at the […]

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