Five Brands Seen at the 2016 VMAs Created By Black People

I spotted five black-owned brands at the 2016 MTV Video Music Awards. Take a look: Black-Owned Brands: Coloured Raine (Loraine Dowdy)  x Hood By Air (Shayne Oliver) x Rihanna 2016 Michael Jackson Video Vanguard Award Recipient Rihanna was the lady of the night, treating us to four melodic performances of her greatest hits. Per usual, celebrity … Continue reading Five Brands Seen at the 2016 VMAs Created By Black People

Black-Owned Lip Colors for National Lipstick Day

Can you use some black-owned lip colors for National Lipstick Day? Blaq Vixen Beauty is on the case! Makeup on model Chasity Samone by Keita Moore (@kilprity). Happy National Lipstick Day! A few years ago, I rounded up a quick list featuring best selling MAC pink lipstick colors on black women. This year, I want to help put … Continue reading Black-Owned Lip Colors for National Lipstick Day

Angela Bassett’s Exact 2014 Emmys Makeup

Late last night, I shot my first email to celebrity makeup artist D'Andre Michael. I followed him months ago after learning he does makeup for Mary J. Blige, Garcelle Beauvais, Queen Latifah and many more of our favorite celebrities. I saw a behind-the-scenes snap of him touching up Angela Bassett on Instagram (@dandremichael) and was compelled to … Continue reading Angela Bassett’s Exact 2014 Emmys Makeup

Kerry Washington’s Exact 2014 Emmys Makeup

Kerry Washington by Carola Gonzalez: Neutrogena, Kevyn Aucoin and Dior skin.  Kerry's skin is always exalted as "naturally flawless" so I'll continue with the accolades. I'm sure Gonzalez followed a similar regimen in preparing Kerry for this year's Emmys: Prep the skin with Neutrogena Visibly Even Moisturizer to even out her skin tone, apply foundation where needed (Kerry usually wears … Continue reading Kerry Washington’s Exact 2014 Emmys Makeup

Her Exact Look: Uzo Aduba’s White House Makeup

Uzo Aduba by Jessica Smalls: Alter Ego Lashes, Black Opal Beauty, Damone Roberts, and MAC Cosmetics Celebrity makeup artist Jessica Smalls did a glam slam on "Orange Is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba. She was unrecognizable in a sleek and smooth lob, highlighted skin and glossy magenta lips. I'd love to see Suzanne (bka Crazy Eyes) take the … Continue reading Her Exact Look: Uzo Aduba’s White House Makeup

Iman & Kerry Share Their 2014 Beauty Resolutions

Recently, Harper's Bazaar interviewed some of their favorite celebrities about their 2014 beauty resolutions. Among the interviewees was actress Kerry Washington and supermogul Iman. Remove all of my makeup before I go to sleep regardless of how I feel! Iman This one was quite easy as Harper's Bazaar also did a "day in the life … Continue reading Iman & Kerry Share Their 2014 Beauty Resolutions