How I Finally Mastered Blue Eye Shadow

It’s been one of the most taboo throwback makeup looks that so many women are still afraid to bring back. Blue eye shadow. I still kind of cringed at the thought of it, remembering Christina Aguilera’s blue shadow disaster, circa those terrible blonde cornrows in 2001. Icy blue eyes were slapped on every teenage pop…

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The Actual Makeup Brushes I Use All the Time

I get asked by my friends what I use to apply my makeup. Apparently, there’s been a weird misconception that we need 100 brushes to make our makeup look flawless. But, the uncanny truth is that a lot of the times, I just use my fingers. Especially for applying concealer, eyeshadows and blush. The natural…

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Do Cucumbers Really De-puff Your Eyes?

We like to keep things short and sweet here. Yes, they do help. According to Black skincare expert Jill Riley, cucumbers can help de-puff your eyes, but only “when they’re cold”. Here’s the deal: Cucumbers actually have a lot of antioxidants, including vitamin C. “Antioxidants works against the breakdown of the skin”, says Riley. So,…

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Making Your Lashes Look Fuller, Naturally

Gone seem to be the obsession with falsies (fake lashes) for the season. We didn’t see them anywhere on the runways, really. While they’ll always be a staple in glammed up gorgeousness, more women are opting to roll with lush, natural lashes. But, how does one get them? Here, let us tell you. Invest in…

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Dark Girl, Brown Eyeshadow

Let’s talk about dark girls and brown eyeshadow. We can wear it, and we can wear it well. It’s about the undertone and the complimentary lip and cheek service. For so long, we’ve been taught to steer away from brown shadows. Especially deeper tones. But, brown shadows are one of the staples for fall, and…

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An Ode to the Unkempt, Somewhat Bushy Eyebrows

They’re slightly thick, lush and heavily un-plucked. They’re no longer waxed to the extremities of skinny, overarched lines residing above our eyes. Instead, they may be threaded, carefully so, to give the appearance of a cleanly groomed, wide eye. We’re talking about the almost unkempt, slightly bushy eyebrows. They’re here, there and everywhere. Once praised for their skinniest…

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