Lippie of the Day: Havana by NYX

NYX HAVANA SOFT MATTE LIP CREAM ON DARK SKIN WOMEN OF COLOR

Essence Wearing Havana Matte Cream Lipstick by NYX

Today’s lippie is brought to you by my gorgeous daughter, Essence. This 20-year old beauty and recent 2-year cancer survivor has been itching to be featured on my blog for years, and now with me possibly considering changing the format to something a bit more hair and beauty based, has finally gotten her wish.
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My Two Favorite Red Lipsticks

NATURAK KINKY 4C HAIR

Red Lipsticks for Dark Skin Black Women

Looking for a foolproof red lipstick for your darker skin tone? Well, I have several options for you, two of which I will share in this post. Sure, we all know about Ruby Woo (Mac, $17) and Dragon Girl (Nars, $25), but there are many smaller brands that also sell red lipsticks that look amazing on darker skin tones. One of the best is Kiss of Fire by Dose of Colors (above). I love this longwearing lipstick and always get compliments when I wear it. The color lasts all day, seriously it does, and can actually be a bit hard to get off. Still, it is a comfortable lipstick to wear and is well worth its $18 price tag.
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Actress Teyonah Parris Reps Dark and Lovely

Teyonah Parris is the New Face of Dark and Lovely

Teyonah Parris is the New Face of Dark and Lovely

Actress Teyonah Parris is the new face of Dark and Lovely’s Au Naturale line of hair care products. The Survivor’s Remorse star made the announcement via her Instagram page earlier today, posting the following caption “So hype to finally be able to share that I’m the newest member of the @DarkandLovely family. Stay tuned for more natural hair love from us.
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I Finally Went Natural

My Big Chop Story

After years of seriously neglecting my relaxed hair, I finally took the plunge and did the big chop back in August. I was originally going to try and transition, however dealing with two competing hair textures was just too much work. So, after yet another stressful wash day, I whipped out my scissors and cut all my relaxed hair off. Despite standing in front of my mirror and being nearly bald, I felt oddly empowered and free.
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Mac Cosmetics to Open Their First Make-Up Studio

Mac Cosmetics Enters the ‘Beauty Bar’ Business

MAC MAKEUP STUDIO

With relaxation spas, nails salons and weave bars littering nearly every corner in New York City, cosmetics giant Mac has decided to enter the fracas and open their very first makeup studio/beauty bar later this month.

The 63rd and Lexington Avenue location will be competing alongside other NYC newbies like Blushington and Jolie Beauty Bar, which have all popped up over the last year hoping to capitalize on the country’s ‘beauty bar’ boom.

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Black Up Cosmetics Goes Nude with New Line of Nail Lacquers

BLACK UP COSMETICS NUDE NAIL POLISH
With summer in full bloom, nude hues are now more popular than ever. From lips, to heels, to lingerie, women are loving flesh tone shades, and the latest beauty brand to acknowledge the trend is black|Up Cosmetics, who recently introduced their own line of nude nail lacquers for darker skin tones.
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