Proctor & Gamble Becomes First Company To Disclose Fragrance Ingredients

Turn over the bottle of almost any beauty product and you will see “fragrance” listed on the ingredients list. But, what you may not know is “fragrance” may be a combination of several chemicals that are linked to health concerns. Very few brands actually disclose what is included in the fragrance concoctions they use in…

New Song Aims to Redefine Black “Selfie” Esteem

During an age where social media has created an environment where appearance and ego take center stage, singer Tarica June is aiming to encourage black females to embrace their natural beauty with her new song, “SELFIE.” The music video for the catchy tune features young girls taking selfies, free of makeup and wearing their natural…

How Black Military Servicewomen are Embracing the Natural Hair Movement

When the United States Army revised its grooming and appearance regulations at the beginning of the year, it lifted its ban on dreadlocks, allowing female soldiers the ability to wear their natural hair. This was a major milestone for black women servicing our country, who may have had to take on costly and sometimes damaging…

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…

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Earth tu Face

At a beauty tradeshow, I had the opportunity to learn about an interesting brand called Earth tu Face, a plant-based, organic, 100% natural skin care line, which is free of toxins and synthetic compounds. The brand was founded by two herbalists in 2010 and every ingredient included within the products has been chosen for a…

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Suntegrity

Believe it or not, but many sunscreen products on the market actually contain toxic ingredients and chemical UV blockers, which is ironic because the reason you want to wear sunscreen is to protect your skin, not open yourself up to the possibility of harmful ingredients being absorbed by your body. Thankfully, a holistic, mineral sun…

Natural Beauty Brand Product Review: Stewart & Claire

I love to discover new brands, especially those that are natural and have an amazing brand story. About a year ago, I attended a beauty tradeshow where I received a ton of products and forgot about them all. I recently found the bag of products while cleaning, and Stewart & Claire lip balms were the…

NYC: Visit the St. Ives Mixing Bar

Last week, I went apricot picking. OK, the apricots weren’t real, and I didn’t actually get to pick the apricots off, but it was still a lot of fun. I had this experience within the mirrored infinity room full of small and life-sized apricots in the St. Ives Mixing Bar, a temporary store in SoHo…

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…

Sephora’s New Item Affirms Water is the Best Beauty Product

Sephora is known for having the best of the best when it comes to everything beauty related. From cosmetics to skincare to the latest beauty tools, Sephora has it all. The retailer already sells beauty supplements meant to make skin healthy from the inside out, such as HUM Nutrition and The Beauty Chef, but now…