DARK GIRL: The Vamp Lips

There is no such thing as a real trend, in my mind. You just rock what feels right. What looks good. For the month of January, I was feeling extra cozy; all I wanted to do was sleep. Go to work, do good work, come home and sleep. But, when I was out and about,…

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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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#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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Mercy Chikowore, Communications Manager, Badass African

My name is Mercy Chikowore. I’m 30 years old and I’m a communications manager/writer/badass/African. [Laughing] It’s an occupation! It takes a lot of hard work being an African. I do the bare minimum when it comes to skincare because I had a really bad reaction to a moisturizer 4 years ago. I ended up with…

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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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