BOBB Series: black|Up Cosmetics

black|Up Cosmetics, founded by Ivorian Bernard Fabrice Mahabo in 1999, is the first upscale beauty brand dedicated free and modern black woman who is proud of her roots and absolutely anchored in her era. The Paris-based line is known for its range of professional-quality makeup that is developed by women of color and answers theContinue reading “BOBB Series: black|Up Cosmetics”

LA Splash Harry Potter Lippies

This one is for all of my Harry Potter lovers out there, and I know there are quite a few of you. Yes ladies, I’m challenging YOU to be bold with your lip color. WOCs generally have full lips, so why not use them as a canvas for spellbinding beauty? LA Splash has debuted 17 new matteContinue reading “LA Splash Harry Potter Lippies”

Becca Cosmetics: Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill

As a Youtube beauty guru, I am a huge fan of Jaclyn Hill. She has a great personality, excellent techniques, and has garnered a huge following of over 2 million subscribers! JHill, as I affectionately call her, has collaborated with several brands as of late. Her Morphe Favorites Palette sold out twice and is covetedContinue reading “Becca Cosmetics: Champagne Pop by Jaclyn Hill”

BH Cosmetics: Missy Lynn and Dark Rose Palettes (Review)

The first time I heard about BH Cosmetics was when Destiny Godley, a YouTube Beauty Guru, used their brushes during one of her tutorials. I was so fascinated by the large fan brush and the packaging of the Pink-a-Dot brush set, that I had to see what this company was all about. So I checkedContinue reading “BH Cosmetics: Missy Lynn and Dark Rose Palettes (Review)”

My Favorites from MAC’s New Matte Lipsticks

Back in June, MAC released 22 shades of their mate lipsticks. Matte lips are incredibly popular right now, and MAC is always on trend, so it was the perfect opportunity for the cosmetic company to introduce some long awaited shades as well as some new amazing colors. The formula for MAC’s matte lipsticks is very moisturizing.Continue reading “My Favorites from MAC’s New Matte Lipsticks”

Love It or Leave It: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lippies

ColourPop is a LLC owned and operated by a small team in Los Angeles, CA. The cruelty-free cosmetic brand has skyrocketed into the popular beauty realm through social media, and praise from popular YouTubers like Jaclyn Hill, Destiny Godley, and MannyMUA. At the beginning of the month, ColourPop debuted their contribution to the liquid lipstickContinue reading “Love It or Leave It: ColourPop Ultra Matte Lippies”

All Lacquered Up! How to Spot the Best Nail Polishes

I’m such a major fanatic for all things nail. I love the versatility of doing your own nails and collecting polishes. I enjoy brands from the luxury end of the spectrum all the way down to 99 cent bins at the local beauty supply store. As long as it’s unique, well formulated, and lasts atContinue reading “All Lacquered Up! How to Spot the Best Nail Polishes”

High/Low Concealer for WOC

For women of color (WOC), it is not often easy to find great concealers for highlighting that aren’t too light. The shade ranges are limited, and not just in the drug stores. For very dark complexions, the choices are usually MAC, Lancome, CoverGirl Queen, or Iman, but I have a few more brands to shareContinue reading “High/Low Concealer for WOC”

The Best Liquid Lipstick For That Perfect Pout

The new matte liquid lipstick trend seems to be here to stay, at least for the next few seasons. Many of the beauty world’s top brands are bringing us a beautiful array of colors to adorn our lips will. While many are transfer resistant, there are a few that are moisturizing formulas with a matteContinue reading “The Best Liquid Lipstick For That Perfect Pout”