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Justine Skye Says Her Island Gyal Collection Is an Homage to Her Jamaican Roots

If you scroll down Justine Skye's Instagram, you'll notice she is no stranger to trying different beauty looks that complement her style. From long goddess braids to acrylic nail designs to her signature nude lip, she's inspired a slew of brown and Black girls to love the skin they're in and taught us not to be afraid of makeup exploration. Before I knew she was a rising artist, actress, and model, it was her look that prompted me to hit the follow button and stalk her 'gram. It comes as no sur...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Women Of Color, Black History Month, Skye, Black Women, Melissa, Justine Skye, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Melissa Butler, Lip Bar, Island Gyal


The Best Products For Natural Hair, According to a Pro

When it comes to hair care, I consider myself a person who's still in the process of, uh, figuring it all out. I love coming across new (and old) products that might be helpful in terms of nourishing my curls, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I've added many a product to my collection with the help of a few YouTube videos and some personal recommendations from experts. Still, there's nothing like stumbling upon a formula that's not only been personally recommended by a pro but is also one that ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Hair Care Products, Beauty Shopping, Nafessa Williams, Annagjid Kee Taylor, Tiffany Haddish Keke Palmer Tika Sumpter


RadSwan Founder Freddie Harrel Is Revolutionizing the Black Hair Market

Frédérique Harrel is on a mission. A Cameroonian beauty, born and raised in Paris with time spent in London (and now NYC!), 32-year-old Harrel is a blogger, public speaker, and beauty entrepreneur currently gearing up for the launch of , a direct-to-consumer beauty brand that's been touted as "the Glossier of the Black hair market." After working in fashion and digital strategy - including stints at ASOS and Topshop - Harrel created the workshop series SHE Unleashed, which brought women togeth...
Tags: Asia, London, NYC, China, Nigeria, US, Brooklyn, Beauty, Paris, Alicia Keys, West Africa, Geneva, Women Of Color, Asos, Black, Black History Month


12 Times Chloe x Halle Blew Us Away With Their Hair and Makeup

We give Chloe x Halle a lot of (well-deserved) credit for having the voices of angels, but what we don't give them nearly enough props for is the fact that every time they perform or make a red carpet appearance, they're serving all kinds of looks from hair to makeup. Like Storm Reid, Marsai Martin, and basically the entire cast of Euphoria, the singing sisters - who just so happen to be our latest cover stars - are two of my favorite sources for personal beauty inspiration. In the event that y...
Tags: Beauty, Black Women, Chloe, Halle, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Chloe x Halle, Reid Marsai Martin


The Coolest Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Can Shop at Target

One thing people of color on the hunt for beauty products know all too well is that finding products and brands that actually take our needs into account can be a bit of a journey - especially when it comes to drugstore shopping. Too many times have I found myself roaming the beauty aisles of any given drugstore only to come across makeup companies with foundation ranges that aren't wide enough, hair products that aren't designed for kinky textures, or eye shadow palettes that aren't pigmented e...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Target, Black History Month, Black Women, Beauty Brands, Beauty Shopping, Coolest Black Owned Beauty Brands


From Frohawks to Braided Buns, Let These Natural-Hair Updos Inspire Your Next Hairstyle

I've said it before and I'll say it again: the beauty of natural hair lies in its versatility and the fact that a lot of naturals can achieve just about any style they desire. For example, I love a big hair moment just as much as the next person, but there are still times - i.e. when the temperature rises or when we're just looking to protect our ends without committing to a braided protective style for a few weeks - when you can't go wrong with throwing your hair into an updo. Natural updos are...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Trends


20 Products From Black-Owned Makeup Brands That Deserve a Spot on Everyone's List

It's 2020 - long (so long) past the time where there are only light, medium, and dark foundation colors that are supposed to match the complexions of billions of people. And while we've made remarkable strides in recent years with more-inclusive shade ranges, there's always room for improvement and pioneers who are leading the way. The most influential forces are often people who are directly impacted - and who have directly experienced a situation where things were not one-nude-fits-all - and t...
Tags: Makeup, Rihanna, Beauty, Black, Black History Month, Sephora, Black Women, Pat McGrath


22 of the Best Haircare Products From Black-Founded Beauty Brands at Sephora

Breakage. Frizz. Flyaways. Dullness. If you have hair of any texture, chances are you've experienced at least one of those things. You're not alone, and there are not only many other people who can relate, there are also several who then took it upon themselves to come up with a solution for us all. There are a handful of products at Sephora founded by black men and women to treat these exact issues - and they really do know hair. While some of the creams, lotions, and oils are specifically for ...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Black History Month, Sephora, Black Women, Hair Products


Janelle Monáe Stepped Out at the Oscars, and All I Want Is a Close-Up of Her Studded Nails

Janelle Monáe hit the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night with an outfit - and manicure - that brought a whole lot of drama. The actress and Dirty Computer singer attended the award show wearing a long-sleeved, shimmering Ralph Lauren gown that was apparently made with over 168,000 Swarovski crystals. Monáe's dress wasn't the only thing decked out in crystals. She added even more drama by sporting an all-black reverse french manicure with crystals lining her cuticles. Read ahead to see more photos...
Tags: Beauty, Oscars, Ralph Lauren, Janelle Monae, Black Women, Red Carpet, Monáe, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Award Season


Janelle Monáe and Her Studded Reverse French Manicure Just Arrived at the Oscars

Janelle Monáe hit the Oscars red carpet on Sunday night with an outfit - and manicure - that brought a whole lot of drama. The actress and Dirty Computer singer attended the award show wearing a long-sleeved, shimmering Ralph Lauren gown that was apparently made with over 168,000 Swarovski crystals. Monáe's dress wasn't the only thing decked out in crystals. She added even more drama by sporting an all-black reverse french manicure with crystals lining her cuticles. Read ahead to see more photos...
Tags: Beauty, Oscars, Ralph Lauren, Janelle Monae, Black Women, Red Carpet, Monáe, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Award Season


I Can't Tell Who Deserves the Oscar More - Cynthia Erivo or Her Blue French Manicure

Cynthia Erivo stepped out at the Oscars sporting nail art that was so stunning, we wouldn't be mad if she received an award for that alone. The Harriet star, who was nominated for best actress, appeared at the ceremony sporting a slightly modified version of the french manicure. Her nails, as explained by artist Gina Oh, featured a trendy design of Vincent Van Gogh's classic "The Starry Night" painting on one hand while the other hand featured an ode to Harriet Tubman and the North Star. Accordi...
Tags: Beauty, Oscars, Nail Art, Black Women, Red Carpet, Christian Louboutin, Vincent Van Gogh, Gina, Cynthia Erivo, Harriet Tubman, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Award Season, Erivo


Marsai Martin's Flawless Braided Bob and Spiral Hair Gems Are So Quintessentially '90s

Marsai Martin went all out '90s for her appearance at the Lexus Uptown Honors Hollywood event in Los Angeles. The Black-ish actor, and Little producer, wore a flawless box braid bob that threw it all the way back to similar hairstyles worn by Brandy in the '90s. If you zoom in to the ends of Martin's braids, you'll see one of the most nostalgic hair accessories of all time - little spiral hair gems. Martin's sleek braided bob is angled to be longer in the front - that's what gives it such a coo...
Tags: Hollywood, Los Angeles, Beauty, Bob, Women Of Color, Hairstyles, Black Women, Celebrity Hairstyles, Martin, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Beauty Trends, Marsai Martin, The '90s


Jurnee Smollett-Bell Made Sure a Black Hairstylist Was on Set For Birds of Prey

Jurnee Smollett-Bell's relationship with her Birds of Prey costar Margot Robbie goes far beyond their work together on screen. The actress recently sat down with BUILD, where she briefly opened up about how producer and actress Robbie helped advocate for her during production when she stressed the importance of hiring a Black hairstylist for her character, Black Canary, who's known for having blond hair. "In preproduction when we were creating a look for the hair, for me it was very importan...
Tags: Beauty, Black Canary, Birds Of Prey, Margot Robbie, Janelle Monae, Black Women, Margot, Robbie, Sue Kroll, Beauty News, Celebrity Hair, Jurnee Smollett Bell, Nikki Nelms, Jurnee Smollett, Smollett Bell, Yara Shahidi Zoë Kravitz


Alicia Keys Wore Rhinestones in Her Baby Hairs at the Grammys, and Yes, I'm Very Into It

Alicia Keys wore a pretty low maintenance hairstyle while hosting the 62nd annual Grammy Awards on Sunday night, and she spiced up her look with a subtle detail you may or may not have noticed. The "Underdog" singer appeared on stage at the awards ceremony wearing her hair in cornrows, and she slicked her baby hairs down in swirls that were decorated with tiny rhinestones. The style was created by celebrity hair artist, Nai'vasha who, according to an Instagram post, used products from the new Un...
Tags: Unilever, Beauty, Alicia Keys, Grammy Awards, Black Women, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Beauty Trends, Nai, Award Season


Thinking About Going Natural? Here Are the Haircare Terms You Should Know

Whether you've just recently decided to go natural or if you've long been wearing your hair in its unprocessed form, there's always so much to learn about having natural hair. Before you attempt to absorb all there is to know about caring for your curls, we're here to provide you with a few useful terms that'll likely be of service to you in the long run. This, of course, is in no way a guide to everything you've ever wanted to know about natural hair, but we'd say it's a great start. Ahead, y...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, TWA, Alissa Ashley @alissa, Co Wash Co, Protein Treatment Protein


12 Short Natural Hairstyles That Might Convince You to Do Another Big Chop

What if I told you that don't need to have natural hair that's flowing down your back to pull off a variety of chic hairstyles? The idea that bigger and longer hair is better hair is a huge misconception, and it's very possible to not find yourself stuck in a mundane hairstyling cycle when your hair hasn't yet grown past your shoulders. Whether you've just recently undergone the big chop or are just a little stuck on the best ways to style your short hair, you've come to the right place. Ahead,...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Trends


The Secret to Yara Shahidi's Glow Might Be in These 3 (Count 'Em!) Moisturizers

Yara Shahidi is a very passionate advocate for "ashiness prevention." The Grown-ish star gave fans a detailed look at her Winter skincare routine in a new Instagram video, and if you've ever questioned how she's been able to maintain her glow, the three different Bobbi Brown moisturizers she incorporates into her routine will tell you just about everything you need to know. Shahidi's video was shared on IGTV on Jan. 13, though it appears to have been filmed back in November, ahead of her appeara...
Tags: New York City, Los Angeles, Beauty, Black Women, Bobbi Brown, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Yara Shahidi, Celebrity Instagrams, Shahidi, Count Em Moisturizers


Bow Down, 'Cause Lupita Nyong'o Looked Like Royalty at the Critics' Choice Awards

Attendees at the Critics' Choice Awards on Sunday were in the presence of a real-life goddess, and that goddess was Lupita Nyong'o. The star, whose role in Us nabbed her a best actress nomination, walked the blue carpet looking like absolute royalty, per usual. Wearing a brown Michael Kors gown, Nyong'o amped up her look with some seriously gorgeous hair and makeup. Celebrity hairstylist Vernon Francois used Matrix products to help Nyong'o put her penchant for bold hair accessories front and ce...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Lupita Nyong'o, Michael Kors, Black Women, Red Carpet, Critics' Choice Awards, Lupita Nyong, Nyong, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Vernon François, Award Season


If You Thought Lizzo's Tiny Purse Made a Statement, Wait Till You See Her Crystal Nails

While we were busy focusing all of our attention on Lizzo's tiny white Valentino purse at the American Music Awards on Sunday, she had another statement-making detail in her ensemble: her nails! The "Juice" singer hit the red carpet at the award show sporting a crystal manicure that basically made her look like the gem emoji come to life. According to one of her recent Instagram Stories, the look was created by NYC-based nail artist Eri Ishizu, who's been Lizzo's go-to manicurist as of late. To...
Tags: Beauty, Selena Gomez, Women Of Color, American Music Awards, Nails, Black Women, Swarovski, Valentino, Red Carpet, Lizzo, OPI, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Nails, Eri Ishizu, Ishizu


If You Thought Lizzo's Tiny Purse Made a Statement, Wait 'Til You See Her Crystal Nails

While we were busy focusing all of our attention on Lizzo's tiny white Valentino purse at the American Music Awards on Sunday, she had another statement-making detail in her ensemble: her nails! The "Juice" singer hit the red carpet at the award show sporting a crystal manicure that basically made her look like the gem emoji come to life. According to one of her recent Instagram Stories, the look was created by NYC-based nail artist Eri Ishizu, who's been Lizzo's go-to manicurist as of late. To...
Tags: Beauty, Selena Gomez, American Music Awards, Nails, Black Women, Swarovski, Valentino, Red Carpet, Lizzo, OPI, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Nails, Eri Ishizu, Ishizu


16 Photos of Twist-Out Hairstyles That Are So Perfect, It Isn't Even Fair

I have a love-hate relationship with twist-outs, a common natural-hair-styling method achieved by installing several twists throughout a head of damp natural hair and allowing them to set or dry for several hours. Ideally, the end result is a head full of defined curls that can be worn for a few days at a time - the key word here being ideally, since the style isn't always easy to nail. For some people, a common struggle with twist-outs is getting the desired curl definition, while others tend t...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Beauty Trends, Summer Beauty


19 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Deserve A Spot In Your Makeup Bag

As a woman of color, finding makeup formulated for my skin tone can be difficult to say the least. A lot of brands see brown foundation and somehow think gray or orange is the perfect accompanying undertone (spoiler: it's not). And don't even get me started on "nude" lipsticks. Even though many popular drugstore brands have made efforts to step up their shade ranges and formulations, it's still important to celebrate and support black businesses that make products specifically for people of colo...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Women Of Color, Skin Care, Black Women, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Diversity


Marsai Martin Spiced Up Her French Manicure in the Most Luxurious Way

Image Source: Getty / Raymond Hall We can always count on Marsai Martin to provide us with some high-quality beauty inspiration, and now she's taking on one of our favorite new nail trends of the season. The 15-year-old Black-ish star took to her Instagram Story on Wednesday to give fans a look at her new nail art, which appears to be a pointy french manicure created with orange paint and gold foil pieces at the tips. It's basically a fun, slightly luxurious twist on the popular manicure, and t...
Tags: Beauty, Nails, Black Women, Manicures, Martin, Celebrity Beauty, Jaclyn Hill, Marsai Martin, Celebrity Nails, Nikita Dragun, Instagram Story, Michelle Won, Getty Raymond Hall


Allow These 20 Photos to Explain Why Storm Reid Is Officially Our New Beauty Inspiration

Storm Reid is known to many for her acting talents, but to others (like myself) she's also a source of personal beauty inspiration. The Euphoria star stuns during pretty much every red carpet appearance she makes, and that's all with a little help from a hair and makeup team that knows exactly how to make her stand out wherever she goes. Whether she's taking on edgy, metallic eyeliner looks or sporting bold, braided hairstyles at events, Reid is basically a trendsetter in her own right. Read ahe...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Hair, Black Women, Reid, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup, Celebrity Instagrams, Storm Reid


Gabrielle Union Showed Off Her Natural Curls, and She Really Is All That

View this post on Instagram A post shared by Gabrielle Union-Wade (@gabunion) on Oct 14, 2019 at 9:48am PDT Gabrielle Union's hair seems to change almost weekly, and her latest is one of our absolute favorites. In an Instagram post on Monday, Union shared a Boomerang video of herself showing off her naturally curly hair, marking her location as "My Happy Place." Paired with an open-front leather m...
Tags: Gabrielle Union, Beyonce, Beauty, Union, Natural Hair, Black Women, Janet Jackson, Gabrielle, Beauty News, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, PDT Gabrielle Union, Heyyyyyyyyyyyyy Union


15 Celebrity-Approved Protective Hairstyles to Save Your Coils From the Cold

If you have kinky, coily, or multi-textured hair, you know that afro hair and frigid temperatures do not mix. Our curls crave moisture and sub-zero weather only dries out our delicate ringlets. That's why protective hairstyles are the best way to preserve your coils, while trying out a gorgeous new style in the process. Thanks to the natural hair movement, so many celebrities have been rocking their natural coils and becoming more experimental with their braids, locs, and twists. When it comes...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Natural Hair, Black Women, Keke Palmer, Celebrity Hair, Rihanna Zoë Kravitz


I Tried Tracee Ellis Ross's Hair Products on My Kinky 4C Coils, and I'd Use Them All Again

I've been natural for a little over three years now and I have one golden rule: don't mess with what works. There are folks who like to call themselves product aficionados, and since I work in a space where I get lots of free beauty products, I can be a little greedy. But when it comes to my hair, I don't play games and I don't play fast and loose. I may rock a TWA hairstyle, but I'm not trying to make it any teenier by messing around with a trendy product that dries out my scalp or stresses ou...
Tags: Beauty, Hair, Natural Hair, Tracee Ellis Ross, Black Women, TWA, Beauty Products, Tracee, Beauty Products Review, Medium Heavy, POPSUGAR Mekishana Pierre


18 Black-Owned Beauty Brands That Deserve A Spot In Your Makeup Bag

As a woman of color, finding makeup formulated for my skin tone can be difficult to say the least. A lot of brands see brown foundation and somehow think gray or orange is the perfect accompanying undertone (spoiler: it's not). And don't even get me started on "nude" lipsticks. Even though many popular drugstore brands have made efforts to step up their shade ranges and formulations, it's still important to celebrate and support black businesses that make products specifically for people of colo...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, Women Of Color, Skin Care, Black Women, Beauty Products, Beauty Shopping, Beauty Diversity


Behold, Lizzo's Best Nail Art Looks of All Time

Lizzo's best nail art looks are exactly that: tiny works of art that will make you stop in your tracks and stare. On Instagram, the singer has been debuting manicures that are elaborate, playful, and inspiring. Celebrity manicurist Eri Ishizu is behind some Lizzo's most memorable designs and has been the singer's go-to artist as of late. Ishizu's meticulous works include some of the year's biggest trends like jelly nails, tonal studs, and neon hues. Check out Lizzo's best nail art designs of al...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Nails, Black Women, Lizzo, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Nails, Eri Ishizu, Ishizu


29 Photos That Document Meghan Markle's Royal Beauty Transformation

As much as we adore Kate Middleton, we are thrilled to have another member of the royal family to obsess over: Meghan Markle. The actress has always been a beauty enthusiast, with a documented love for Shu Uemura lash curlers, YSL concealers, NARS blush, and countless other products. Because she was a public figure before she ever met Prince Harry, we've been blessed with a vault of photos documenting her entire beauty evolution. Markle has always embraced her natural beauty and seems to go by ...
Tags: Makeup, Beauty, NARS, Kate Middleton, Harry, Royal Family, Black Women, Markle, Shu Uemura, MEGHAN MARKLE, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Makeup



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