Make up

Finding the right foundation for your skin can be a long and tumultuous journey. There's a lot to be done from trying to match your undertone, skin type, and coverage preferences. Not to mention the numerous brands and foundation types out there – sheer, full coverage, high-end, drugstore, matter,...
All the makeup girlies know that achieving a full face can get pretty pricey. Foundation, mascara, blush, lipstick— so many different items to buy and use! So when you're trying to do beauty on a budget, buying 15 different things for just one look really isn't in the cards.  So...
Like matte skin once upon a time, hydrated, glowy skin has been on-trend in both skincare and makeup for the last few years. And while we love a good hyper-moisturized, glass skin look, can we also admit that it can be a bit over-the-top and hard to maintain at times?  This...
As if mastering the art of makeup application wasn’t daunting enough, now you have to perfect applying makeup on dry skin, which, btw, feels like rocket science. Seriously. Makeup just doesn’t apply flawlessly on dry, flaky skin. And, it doesn’t matter how much moisturizer you slather on; sometimes, it looks as...
Wearing colorful, floral-inspired makeup (blushes included!) to bring in the spring isn't a new concept. In fact, we look for tons of different ways to dive into the beauty of the season after the chilly drabness of winter has us all maxed on the blue, cold vibes.  And what's better than...
Faking clear, glowing skin doesn't necessarily sound appealing to all of us. I mean, why not just put in the work to actually have the skin we desire? Truth be told, we can and should. However, for most of us, the journey to the skin of our dreams is going...
Did you know contouring can be just as diverse and creative as any other makeup? As a beauty buff, you wouldn’t restrict yourself to a single shade of lipstick or one eyeliner or eyeshadow when recreating the famous Cara Delevingne smokey eye. In that sense, then it’s not logical to be...
Makeup brushes
At the top of things, you need to do often, washing your makeup brushes should fall right between drinking eight glasses of water and calling your Nana. With each swipe, your brushes collect bacteria, dust, and grime, meaning they’re not as effective as you’d want when it comes to wearing...
Believe it or not, there’s a wrong and right way to remove makeup. And no, it’s not just about the products you’re using (maybe a lil bit), but rather, how you’ve been using them. Today, makeup is long-lasting and often smudge-proof. As such, it’s essential to invest in makeup removal...
What pulls a look together better than a nice pair of false lashes? Whether you're doing a full glam look or opting for something more natural, the right pair of falsies will give you the oomph you're looking for. Unfortunately, it's a struggle out here to even apply them! They slip and...
How do you feel about using cream blush? For me, I know that Black women and blush in general have a sort of complicated history. The question of "is it for us or is it not" has been leading the conversation on whether or not blush belongs in any of...
Black woman with full, plump lips and gloss.
Let's be real for a second: products meant to help you achieve full, plump lips are rarely marketed to black women or women of color in general. And truly, that's a shame because as diverse as we are, it shouldn't be a surprise that we don't all have super full...
SPF is a major key in preserving the health of our melanated skin. I mean, what’s the use of dropping your pennies on top-dollar serums only to have your skin destroyed by free radicals and UV rays? None, really. Sunscreen is how you reduce signs of premature aging and prevent...
M.A.C. Cosmetics will celebrate the life and legacy of the late Whitney Houston with a brand new collaboration. Whitney Houston will have a new biopic titled "I Wanna Dance With Somebody" and the collection will be featured in it. PEOPLE exclusively announced that the beauty brand has inked a long-term, multi-faceted...
This TikTok Account Is Exposing Bad Lash Extension Practices - Client Had Hair Glue And Lash Extension Glue On Lashes
From little bugs to fungus, to gross glue practices, @ips_beauty is a beauty TikTok account based in London that provides educational videos about eyelash extensions. Like stylists, a great lash tech is often hard to find, but it is important that we do our due diligence in finding the right...