Taraji P. Henson Nabs Viva Glam Campaign

TARAJI P HENSON FOR MAC VIVA GLAM

Taraji P. Henson for Mac Viva Glam

Taraji P. Henson has landed her first solo Mac Viva Glam campaign. The 46-year old actress was joined by her on-screen son, actor Jussie Smollet, in last year’s campaign, which was inspired by Taraji’s Empire character, Cookie Lyon.
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Rihanna Fronts New ‘Viva Glam’ Campaign

VIVA GLAM 2014 CAMPAIGN (3)

With her Viva Glam Lipstick and Lipglass about to hit the market later this month, Rihanna and MAC have released the first image from the pop diva’s upcoming 2014 campaign.

As previously announced, Rihanna’s capsule collection with MAC was extended to include the Viva Glam campaign, which releases a new lipstick color every year, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to AIDS research.
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Beauty Products You Regret Buying

BEAUTY BUYS YOU REGRET

My dresser and bathroom cabinet are littered with beauty products that I once had such high hopes. From coconut oil to lipstick, I have made my fair share of purchases I wish I could take back.

Below are just a few of my beauty missteps- please share yours as well.

1. Coconut Oil: This beauty cure all has received a lot of hype lately. Hype I gladly bought into. However, after about six months of using the stuff religiously I can safely say the hype is unwarranted. It doesn’t do anything for dry skin or hair. I put coconut oil on after a shower, go to bed and wake up with ashy legs. Seriously. As a matter of fact, I actually find the stuff to be quite drying… even when used liberally.

2. Mac “Freckletone Lipstick: For some reason MAC’s “Freckletone” appears on quite a few “Lipsticks every black woman should own” lists. I fell for the hype and purchased this color from Nordstrom’s online. The shade looked iffy to me, even though sistas like Beyonce and Fantasia are rumored to wear it. I should have listened to my gut because when it arrived and I put it on, I looked like a damn fool. Even with lip liner I looked ridiculous. Sure, I could have “worked” with the color, tweaking it to match my skin tone, but for $15, it needs to be rockin’ straight out the box for me. This shade is the mother of all fails. Stay away from it… far, far away.

3. Flexitol Heel Balm: Now, I don’t have busted feet like those shown on the box for this foot cream. However, I was attracted to the great reviews this cream has received from those just looking to keep their feet well groomed and moisturized. However, after using this cream I have found it to not be worth the $12-$15 you are likely to pay for it. The soles of our feet are one of the hardest places to moisturize on the human body and this cream, like most, does a terrible job. At this point I have actually given up on finding a good moisture cream for my feet.

Feel free to add on, ladies.