5 Phthalate-Free beauty products that get the job done!

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Spring is here-what a better time to go green?! Whether your in a beauty rut or looking to try something fresh and fabulous, take your beauty regiment to the next level with 5 of our favorite eco-friendly beauty products, from body wash to lipstick to mascara. Check out our top picks below. BareMinerals Flawless Definition… Read more »

The best nail colors for March

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Feeling a little March madness? Next time you get your nails done, wake up your manicure with one of these fresh and flattering shades. CoverGirl Outlast Stay Brilliant Nail Gloss in Mint Mojito 285, drugstore.com, $6 Butter London in Molly Coddled, Sephora, $15 Essie in Mezmerised, Ulta, $9 Chanel Le Vernis in Emprise, Chanel, $27… Read more »

5 beauty secrets to #BeAgeless

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The skin is the body’s largest organ, and to ensure it remains healthy, we must fulfill its basic needs, like gentle cleansing, toning, moisturizing and sun protection. Olay encourages all African-American women to make their skin health a priority. Do you? Here are five secrets to achieving and maintaining ageless beauty: (#BeAgeless) Get Your Beauty Sleep When… Read more »

Celebrity nail tech Elle delivers seriously sweet Valentine’s Day nail inspiration

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Celebrity Nail Tech Elle shares a little Valentine’s Day nail inspiration. As a top manicurist who regularly works on the nails of celebs like Jennifer Lopez, Lena Dunham, Blake Lively, Heidi Klum and Michelle Williams, Elle understands the technical/chemical aspect of nails (her father was a chemist who manufactured nail products!) as well as the… Read more »

Tinashe, Dej Loaf tapped as the new faces of Mac

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M.A.C launches their “Future Forward” line, with a star powered squad. After partnering with superstars like Lady Gaga, Rihanna, Mariah Carey, and wiley Miley Cyrus over the years, the popular cosmetics brand has announced a new campaign starring singer Tinashe, DeJ Loaf, Halsey, and Lion Babe’s Jillian Hervey. “It feels like a great thing to… Read more »

Meet #GenerationNoir…

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Zendaya is a woman on top! Although the year has just begun, the 19-year-old has already snagged spots on Best Dressed lists with her Marchesa gown at the Golden Globes, debuted a new do’ and she just nabbed her first cover of the year, for Kode magazine. On the cover, Zendaya shines alongside up and… Read more »

Emmy beauty looks that slayed!

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From smoky eyes and slicked back hair to soft, pretty and perfectly tamed tresses, the 2015 Emmy Awards red carpet was stock full of covet-worthy beauty looks. While stars like Taraji P. Henson and Laura Prepon chose to go with a more gothic glam look, other celebs like Padma Lakshmi opted for a warm pop… Read more »

‘Allure’ magazine uses White woman in afro tutorial

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Allure magazine, a beauty publication targeting young white women is under fire after featuring a white woman in an Afro tutorial. The tutorial, which appeared in the magazine’s August 2015 issue features actress Marissa Neitling—a white woman with straight hair—and provides a step-by-step tutorial on how to wet, scrunch, twirl, diffuse and curl your straight… Read more »

5 Must-have multitasking creams

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Blotchy skin? Dry skin? Combination skin? Keep scrolling for our top 5 BB and CC Creams… For blotchy and uneven skin tone, try Maybelline New York’s Dream Fresh BB Cream. Say bye, bye to fine lines with Bobbi Brown BB Cream. Rid of those pesky dark spots with Olay’s CC Cream. Focus on breakouts with… Read more »

The fool-proof solution for eyeliner that doesn’t run

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Ever experienced that embarrassing moment when you’re cute cat eye melts in the hot summer sun? Don’t fret, because we’ve got you covered. For an easy, breezy fool-proof solution for eyeliner that doesn’t run, scroll down for our top three tips! Have a go-to summer beauty tip? Share it with us in the comment section… Read more »

Blac Chyna throws shade at Kylie Jenner

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Tyga’s ex Blac Chyna is throwing shade at his rumored girlfriend Kylie Jenner, again. Earlier today, the former stripper mocked the #KylieJennerLipChallenge when she posted the above image via Instagram, wearing what appear to be the ultimate duck lips. And she didn’t have to say much, before followers knew exactly what she was getting at…. Read more »

Has photoshop gone too far?

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Ladies, we’re all guilty of flipping through a magazine and envying the long and lengthy, tightly toned bodies that fill the pages of some of the world’s most iconic fashion publications. But are women in our society being held up to realistic expectations? We’re not saying that every model fakes it to make it but… Read more »

Get fresh faced in 5 minutes

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With winter behind us, just like many fashion trends, beauty trends also evolve. Put your best foot forward everyday, with 5 quick and inexpensive tips to take you from blah to fresh faced in less than 5 minutes. Have a secret beauty tip? Sign off in the comment section below! 1. Avoid itchy, dry skin… Read more »

Serena Williams unveils new cover of ‘Vogue’ magazine

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Days after withdraing from her Indian Wells semifinal against eventual victor Simona Halep with a right knee injury, tennis champ Serena Williams unveiled her latest magazine cover via Twitter, posting the April 2015 edition of Vogue. Labeled “Queen Serena” by the fashion publisher, Williams has captured her second Vogue cover, the first being her appearance… Read more »

Black models before their make-up makeovers

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Black models without makeup While top models are known for their sultry make-up looks, even without their glam squad, they turn heads. From “America’s Next Top Model” host to Nick Cannon’s latest lover, scroll below for some of the most beautiful Black models with and without make-up. Jourdan Dunn: This British supermodel is anything but… Read more »

Black models you should know…

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Spring is here! In saying that, now is the time to explore new trends, including checking out some of this seasons rising fashion stars. Looking for a little inspiration? Scroll below for the next generation of models, whom are making big waves in the industry, including adding a little flavor to the runways. Leomie Anderson,… Read more »

Urban Decay and Gwen Stefani have some big news!

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When it comes to celebrity brand ambassadors, we tend to be a bit underwhelmed. Nowadays, it seems like every major beauty brand has a handful of it’s own famous faces on deck, always looking fabulous and endorsing products on its behalf, making celebrity spokesmodels rapidly lose their initial impact. Leave it to Urban Decay, to… Read more »