You Could Always Just Rock a Red Lipstick, Always

Remember that time we showed you the lovely “Thieving Bandits” color from the (#BlackOwned) Gold Label lipstick collection? Well, it turns out there was another swatch I forgot I shot, and it looks fabulous on brown and darker skin tones. It’s their “First Class” orange-y, reddish shade. With dollops of blue tints (at least, it…

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A Brand That Makes Good Mineral Foundation for Dark Skin

Mineral foundation has never been on my radar. Ever. For some time, there was an internal thought that I’d ever find a mineral foundation that didn’t make me look ashy. The instinct to actually find my “mineral match” was non-existent. Shopping for it in department stores wasn’t easier than in the drugstores (which rarely if…

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Gabrielle Simpson, Dir. of Communications, NBC Universal

My name is Gabrielle Simpson and I’m 29 years old. I’m the Director of Communications for NBCUniversal, where I lead diversity communications, internally and externally. I’m responsible for conveying the company’s commitment to diversity and inclusion. I’m Black. I classify myself black. My mother is biracial. My mother’s mother was Russian and German. My mother’s father, my…

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Dark Girl x Spring 2016: There’s Fun to Be Had

There’s nothing serious to be felt here. This time around, Dark Girl is meeting spring halfway with an open heart to frivolous beauty. Inspired by a few pages torn out of Elle magazine and of course, the SS 16 fashion runways, I wanted to dive back into the part of beauty mainstream media has forgotten…

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