Pat McGrath Labs Launches Permanent Collection + Swatches from the Line

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…

NYC Event Spotlights Beauty Brands for Black Women

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…

New Lipstick Line Launches with Allergies In Mind

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…

How Bold Are Your Lips?

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…

Product Review: Jane Iredale Pure & Simple Makeup Kit

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…

Do You Put Makeup on in Public?

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…

New Koko Kollection Kit Launches May 31

Kylie Jenner and her sister Khloe Kardashian have teamed up for the second time to release a four-piece capsule for their Koko Kollection collaboration, which launched last year. The products will be available starting today, May 31 at 3pm PST. They can be purchased here. The collection was teased on the Instagram accounts of both…

How to Get in on the Unicorn Makeup Trend

So, it seems like the hot new trend right now is unicorn. Now, how the mystical creature’s prominence has been able to cause such a magical commotion in every product ranging from a Starbucks drink to hair extensions is up for debate. According to NY Mag, the trend actually surfaced sometime last summer, but thanks…

It’s Official. SMASHBOX is a Lip Art MVP.

Smashbox Cosmetics was recently awarded the title of “The Most Valuable Lip Art” by the Guinness World Record for its latest lip creation. Makeup Artist Vlada Haggerty used over 6.5 carats and 80 diamonds provided by jeweler Zoe Chicco to create the bedazzling creation, which appraised for a lip-smacking $26,500! Other than the jewels, the…

M.AC “Next To Nothing” Review

Post by Jolevette When Alicia Keys announced that she would no longer be wearing make-up, it was a decision that shocked the world. But, I recently saw a commercial that showed the words “Be” and the letter “U” as a part of the word “beautiful.” And that is what the diva wanted to be: herself;…

Long Overdue Event Recap: L’Oréal’s Galantine Party

On the eve before Valentine’s Day, my sister joined me for L’Oréal’s Galantine event. It’s rare that I get invited to a press event, where they actually encourage you to bring a plus one, but for L’Oréal’s Galantine themed event, I was asked to bring a BFF, and it was a no-brainer that I chose…

Lancôme Teint Idole Ultra 24H Product Reviews

I recently received a few products complimentary from Influenster to try out and rather than posting full on reviews of each, I filmed a makeup look using the products so that you can really see it in action. You can view the full video here on my Instagram page. Not into video? Some of my…