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

Shop Small, Buy Black: Beauty Resolutions

BlaqVixenBeauty.com wants you to shop small, buy black with celebrity makeup artists Tai Young, Tia Dantzler, Ashunta Sheriff, Melissa Hibbert, Jamaya Moore and Lauren Napier for 2016

What are your beauty resolutions for 2016? Some of my favorite celebrity makeup artists have created products that provide solutions to some of our most pressing beauty problems as women of color. And what better way to update our vanities, makeup bags, and beauty closets by shopping black woman-owned businesses this year? Here are six beauty resolutions you might have … Continue reading Shop Small, Buy Black: Beauty Resolutions

Michelle Obama’s #SOTU Michael Kors Grey Tweed Origami Skirt Suit

FLOTUS Michelle Obama knows the power of grey. No, seriously she does. First, as you might recall, she donned shimmering grey lavender nails (the color in question was Artistic Nail Design Soak Off Colour Gloss in Vogue) at the 2012 Democratic National Convention. And now, the mom-in-chief turned to the chic shade again for the 2015 State of the … Continue reading Michelle Obama’s #SOTU Michael Kors Grey Tweed Origami Skirt Suit

Claudia Jordan’s Exact Watch What Happens Live Lipstick

Last night delivered! First, we had the Golden Globes, then a new episode of the Real Housewives of Atlanta. "Puerto Read-co" was especially juicy as newcomer Claudia Jordan and Nene traded barbs in the last scene of their Puerto Rico excursion. Christened the new Queen of Shade by Cynthia, Claudia emerged as the victoress. Yes, … Continue reading Claudia Jordan’s Exact Watch What Happens Live Lipstick

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

Her Exact Look: Viola Davis’s 2014 Emmys Makeup

I haven't had a Viola Davis beauty breakdown since 2009 - Get Her Exact Look: Viola Davis's 2009 SAG Awards Makeup - so I was beyond giddy when I scrolled through my newsfeed this morning. Celebrity makeup artist Autumn Moultrie so graciously posted Viola's complete Emmys beauty breakdown. Now, I am about to share the … Continue reading Her Exact Look: Viola Davis’s 2014 Emmys Makeup