3:27 Cosmetics is a New #blackowned Brand to Know

A lot of people will say that a matte lip is a matte lip is a matte lip. But, they’re not all the same. Most are dry, lackluster formulas that leave your lips looking chapped and crusty. Some don’t even dry matte. Some are too hard to apply. And others dry up so fast you…

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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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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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I Tried to Make My Lipstick Last All Day. Here’s What Happened

When purchasing a new lipstick, loving the shade is what’s usually most important to me. But, I often have a hard time finding a beautiful new hue that actually lasts the whole day without having to reapply several times. I normally don’t have a special routine I just apply my lipstick and go but this week…

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Dark Girl, Burgundy Lips

It’s just a fun mini-series I conjured up. I want to, again, stress that brown and dark girls (which, in a sense, we are one in the same), are still somewhat in the thinking pattern that they can’t wear certain beauty trends. Most of the time, we stay away from the colors. For instance, many…

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