You don’t have to sacrifice luxury when making the switch to cleaner beauty brands. Kjaer Weis is an organic, natural makeup brand that is high-performance, natural and high-end. Almost all of the brand’s products have been Certified Natural or Certified Organic. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s also a sustainable brand. The gorgeous metal compacts can easily be refilled every time you run out of the products. You just … Continue reading Natural Beauty Brand Review: Kjaer Weis
Most of us have been there. We walk into a makeup store and see a beauty wonderland and run to test the prettiest lip color and most luminous shimmering highlighters. But, do you ever think about who may have tested the products before you? A woman recently filed a lawsuit against beauty giant Sephora, claiming she contracted oral herpes after testing a lipstick at the … Continue reading How to Safely Use Makeup Testers
I recently started swapping out natural alternatives for my current arsenal of beauty products, and I think I may have found my go-to foundation. I received Antonym’s Organic Foundation at a work event and have used it in the past as a setting powder over my regular liquid foundation. After discovering a natural skin care regimen to clear my acne, I no longer need to … Continue reading Natural Product Review: Antonym’s Organic Foundation
A couple of weeks ago I read an article on Yahoo Beauty called, “Woman’s horrific skin infection is motivation to keep makeup brushes clean.” The article tells the story of Katie Wright, of Austin, Tex., who discovered a pimple above her eyebrow and popped it, not knowing it was actually cellulitis, a serious staph infection she contracted from a dirty eye brow spooly. After popping … Continue reading The Importance of Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes
Perhaps no makeup launch is as highly anticipated than that of Pat McGrath Labs. On Tuesday night, the internationally renowned makeup artist invited a group of beauty editors and makeup artists to The Gramercy Park Hotel in New York City to reveal what she says, “will change everything for the brand.” As I walked into the unveiling of Pat’s latest collection, I was both a … Continue reading Pat McGrath Labs Launches Permanent Collection + Swatches from the Line
On Sunday, August 13th, I attended Project Beauty Expo, a small trade show that is dedicated to spotlighting up-and-coming indie brands that cater to black women. Instead of writing a long blog post of the cool brands that were on display, I created a video with highlights of the show. Check it out on my Instagram now or click on the image below. Continue reading NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women
On June 29th, a new color cosmetics brand, Impromptu, will be launching its lipstick line, The Lola Collection. The line was created by business-savvy Latina Leyna Topete whose mother, Lola, developed an allergic reaction to lipstick. Dedicated to finding an option that her mother could wear, she created a brand with a thoughtful list of ingredients, which considered those with rare allergies. The collection will … Continue reading New Lipstick Line Launches with Allergies In Mind
This Saturday, June 29th, is National Lipstick Day, and L’Oréal Paris is inviting everyone to post photos or videos of themselves wearing their favorite bold lip color and sharing bold words – whether it’s helping to bring light to an important message or cause or an inspirational quote. To participate, posts should tag @lorealmakeup using #ReadMyLips and #lorealparis. The campaign is in celebration of the … Continue reading How Bold Are Your Lips?
I was incredibly excited to receive this kit from Influenster last month. I love the mission of the Jane Iredale brand because who wouldn’t want to use makeup brand that has extra skin care benefits and uses natural ingredients? The first thing I noticed about the eye shadows and the blush is that even though they are powders, they are super creamy. This also means … Continue reading Product Review: Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit
A few years ago, I wrote this article about applying your makeup on the train. It’s still one of my favorites…go read it now! I am guilty of “fixing my face” when rushing somewhere, but, I only do small touch ups. You would never see me contouring in a subway car. So, when I saw that the MTA put up a sign telling women that … Continue reading Do You Put Makeup on in Public?