Plum-Toned Taupe Lips Are Awkwardly Pretty

You know how you always see those random lipstick colors that look striking in their packaging but you’d never even think of trying? That’s how I felt about this OCC shade called Sebastian. I saw it in Urban Outfitters and tipsily bought it, because two champagne flutes and a random spring day in New York…

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Dark Girl: Rocking Black Lips With Confidence

It’s all about a smooth, even-toned face, your best concealer and balanced brows that are filled in carefully. At least, that’s my take on rocking dark, black lips as a dark brown girl. It’s not impossible, it’s just strategic. I’m a believer that in order to rock any intense, dark color against darker skin, your…

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Ask the Expert: 6 Skincare Questions Brown Women Always Ask

Licensed medical aesthetician and creator of Urban Skin Rx, Rachel Roff, honestly answers six typical skincare questions for Brown women.   Besides drinking more water, what are the best tactics for Black women to keep their skin ultra hydrated in the cold months? The winter elements can be harsh on skin so it’s important to…

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Lyndsay Green, Editor, Beauty Atlas Magazine

Creating Beauty Atlas has been a dream of mine since my first trip overseas. After traveling throughout Europe and beyond nearly 10 years ago, I knew that I wanted to find a way to blend my passions for fashion and beauty and international studies. Initially, my hope was to land a job in the style department of…

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#TBT with NYX Cosmetics’ Wicked Lippies

Remember the NYX Cosmetics Wicked Lippies? They were a thing in 2014 and I fell head over heels for them. Lip colors so bold, so bright that most people wouldn’t dare to try them. Especially darker girls like me. But, alas, times are a changing. We’re not afraid of bold makeup, as we shouldn’t be (and shouldn’t…

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I Look Young and This is Why

*Editors Note: our previous post stated that Tricia was a 30-something. But she’s actually 42 and again, she snatched our edges since we seriously thought she was in her 30s.  Black don’t crack, right? Nah, actually, sometimes it does. The truth about looking youthful and feeling ageless lies more in the skincare routine than any…

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