Ondrea Lee, Social Media Manager, Cocotique

My name is Ondrea Lee and I’m the Social Media Manager at Cocotique. I’m Black. But if you want to go deep, my mother’s side of the family is Cherokee and white and Black, and my dad’s side is Black. I’m not engaged with my  [Cherokee] culture, unfortunately, because most of my family members who…

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Brown Girl’s Guide to Understanding Foundation

Foundation: it’s the base of our makeup routine and still kind of confusing for women to figure out. Let BB offer a simple breakdown of the types of foundations. Matte Finish What: Lightweight texture that looks and usually feels natural on the skin. Coverage: Typically buildable. Pros: Good for oily skin types. Great for women…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Having an Actual Skincare Routine

They say you’re supposed to really begin the journey of skincare in your early 20s. But you’d be surprised at how many brown women still haven’t honed in on their perfect skincare routine, even in their 30s and 40s. Skincare is simple, to some extent. It’s about 1) understanding your skin’s needs, 2) finding products…

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How to Find Your Undertone

Undertones are so underrated. They mean everything (well, sometimes) when it comes to finding your best makeup choices, especially foundation and certain shades of lipsticks. There are basically 3 undertones: Warm, Cool and Neutral. The Quick Way Put a gold and a silver piece of accessory up to your face. Which looks more flattering: the…

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