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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Dark Girl: Black Lipstick

Black lipstick. I begin the series with this look because it was the first color I was told, personally, that I could never be able to pull off. Truth be told, black lipstick can either look ultra depressing and drab on our dark skin tones, or sexily Gothic and edgy. We’re aiming for the latter.…

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Welcome to ‘Dark Girl’, the Lookbook Series

Why a new lookbook series dedicated to Dark Girls? It’s simple. I felt as though while we as Brown women are building self-confidence through the lens of beauty, I’ve still heard from many darker ladies speak on their lack of ability in trying certain makeup trends due to their complexion. Actually, just two days ago…

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