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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

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

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

We're Grateful Every Day For These Black-Owned Beauty Brands We Can Easily Shop at Sephora

It's incredibly frustrating to find a beauty product, especially one presented as universal, and find out that there's an implied "unless your skin is dark" or your hair is "kinky" that somehow got left off its label. Sure, that may be sarcasm, but it's still (sadly) something people of color experience more often than they should. And while there are major beauty brands founded by corporations and nonminorities who are taking on these issues, sometimes it just takes the determination and firsth...
Tags: Beauty, Women Of Color, Black History Month, Sephora

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

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

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

Jessica Alba Shares the Ultimate Hack for Achieving Perfectly Symmetrical Winged Eyeliner

Jessica Alba shared her tips for achieving the perfect graphic eyeliner look in five minutes flat for British Vogue - but, she has a little secret: It's the first time she's actually attempted the elusive, symmetrical winged eyeliner look on camera, on her own - and of course, she absolutely nails it. First, Alba applies a lavender shadow as a base to her eyelid and blends the outer edges in a circular motion, using her index finger and a fluffy eyeshadow brush. Then, she transforms a ...
Tags: Beauty, Vogue, Kendall Jenner, Women Of Color, Alba, Jessica Alba, Eyeliner, Celebrity Beauty, Beauty Trends, Holiday Beauty

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

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

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

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

The Fearless Fund for Black Women Entrepreneurs

A $5 million venture capital fund to support startups created by women of color has been launched by Actress Keshia Knight Pulliam.  She has teamed with entrepreneur Arian Simone to make this happen.“The Fearless fund is designed to change the narrative as it relates to funding allocated to women of color,” says Simone.Read more about the venture capital fund for black women entrepreneurs. [Author: Laurel Delaney]
Tags: Sales, Women Of Color, Venture Capital Fund, Keshia Knight Pulliam, Laurel Delaney, Black Women Entrepreneurs, Fearless Fund, Arian Simone, Simone Read

Many pioneers in computing were women of color. Here are 5 you should recognize

The pioneers in the history of computer science include women of color, who brought forth stunning technological innovations that we still benefit from today. We look at the stories of five of these women. The post Many pioneers in computing were women of color. Here are 5 you should recognize appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: China, Trends, Nasa, Computing, Ibm, Women Of Color, Women’s History Month, Computing History, Accessibility Research

The Equal Rights Amendment Is Not Dead Yet

On March 22, 1972, in an 84–8 vote, the United States Senate passed the Equal Rights Amendment.Read more...
Tags: Supreme Court, Congress, Women, Women Of Color, Lifehacks, Womens Rights, United States Senate, US Constitution, Equal Rights Amendment

The Best Foundation for Black Women

The Best Foundation for Black Women Dear Budget Fashionista, I am African-American and I am very dark skinned with purple undertones. I have the hardest time finding foundation and concealers for my skin tone on a budget. Can you recommend a good, budget friendly, make-up brand for me? It’s no secret that the majority of beauty brands don’t formulate shades for all skin tones. Even those products that have genuinely dark shades don’t always offer something that’s tailored to your tone. But there...
Tags: Fashion, Women Of Color, Times, Budget Beauty, Best Foundation for Black Women, Budget Fashionista The Best Foundation

Travel platforms for women of color

Women of color travelers are finding more platforms that cater to the specific trials and tribulations they may experience while being on the road. Here are seven platforms that are offering women of color travelers a safe space, relevant information, and stories of personal adventures. 1. On She Goes Photo: On She Goes On She Goes is a digital platform specifically created with women of color travelers in mind. Ran by a diverse group of women of color, On She Goes offers essays, informati...
Tags: Travel, Facebook, Europe, London, Instagram, Spain, Morocco, Tsa, Kim, Women Of Color, Cuba, People Of Color, All, Seoul South Korea, Girls LOVE Travel, Latina

Women of Color: A Powerful Demographic for the Future

The statistics are captivating: American Express OPEN’s 7th Annual State of Women-Owned Businesses Report reveals that businesses owned by women of color have grown 467 percent since 1997. Numbering 5.4 million, minority women-owned businesses comprise 46 percent of all women-owned firms, have over 2 million employees and generate $361 billion in annual revenue. In the recovering American economy, why aren’t women of color being touted as a powerful demographic? Women are creating historic succe...
Tags: News, Radio, Women Of Color, Gender Equality, Latest News, Black Women, World Economic Forum WEF, Urban Institute, U S Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics BLS, Census Bureau, Real Estate News, Women-owned Businesses, Latina women, Spotlights, Asian women

12 Foundation Brands With the Largest Shade Ranges at Sephora

Hopefully the days of five-shade foundation collections are over. More and more brands - among them Huda Beauty, Fenty Beauty by Rihanna, and Kylie Cosmetics - are challenging the standard beauty quo. They are creating expansive ranges in an attempt to make beauty more accessible. After all, makeup should be about enhancing the real you, and that means starting with a base that reflects your natural skin tone. To help you out, we've broken down 12 foundations with the largest (30 plus) spectrum...
Tags: Makeup, Rihanna, Beauty, Women Of Color, Sephora, Foundation, Beauty Diversity, Kylie Cosmetics, Sephora Each

Heads up film fans: Here’s a list of female critics of color to follow

Given that film criticism is overwhelmingly white and male, film critic (and great Twitter follow) Valerie Complex decided to put together a list of women of color currently working in the field. She points out that while they may be underrepresented at larger mainstream publications, there are still many talented women of color working at smaller sites, self-publishing, or freelancing. And as she notes: The perspectives of women of color are needed now more than ever. Especially, with the over...
Tags: Post, News, Film, Women Of Color, Film criticism, Film Critics, Valerie Complex

White Women, Please Come Get Your Friends 

Are you a white women who did not vote for Donald Trump? Have you been searching for a way to assuage the guilt you may feel after learning white women were largely responsible for sending us all to Boy-Are-We-Fuckedville? Do you have zero self-awareness? Then get those credit cards out bitches!!!!Read more...
Tags: News, Women Of Color, Donald Trump, Stop, White Women, Whiteness

Halima Aden Is First Contestant to Wear Hijab in Miss Minnesota USA Pageant 

Halima Aden, a 19-year-old Somali-American woman from St. Cloud Minnesota, has become the first woman to wear a hijab and burkini in the Miss Minnesota USA beauty pageant. Read more...
Tags: News, Minnesota, Islam, Somalia, Women Of Color, Donald Trump, Islamophobia, Muslims, People Of Color, Muslim Women, St Cloud, St Cloud Minnesota, Beauty Pagents

Women of color can’t always wear “nude” colored clothing. These women are trying to change that

Thank you @pjtentrepreneur! We gave the pitch of our lives to an audience of 250 people, hugged the founder of one of our favorite brands @_thenewnudes, and met our total inspirations, @jenniferyael and @jennycarterfleiss. When we founded this company 5 months ago, we never would have dreamed we'd be here today. Feeling more empowered than ever to take @miapielle to the next level. #PEIntensive16 A photo posted by Mia Pielle (@miapielle) on Apr 10, 2016 at 3:56pm PDT ATIMA ...
Tags: Harvard University, Women Of Color, Huffington Post, All, Nubian Skin, Mia Pielle, Atima Lui and Nancy Madrid, “True Nude” algorithm, Mia Pielle @miapielle, PDT ATIMA LUI AND NANCY MADRID

Priyanka Chopra and Viola Davis Cover Elle's Women in TV Issue 

Elle’s 2016 Women in TV issue features three women of color on the cover, proving that when you actually put diversity onscreen, it ripples nicely into other arenas. Who woulda thought? Read more...
Tags: Television, Viola Davis, Diversity, Magazines, Women Of Color, Olivia Wilde, Elle, Priyanka Chopra, Taraji P Henson, Julia Louise-dryfus, Viola Davis Cover Elle

Find more queer women of color on Netflix

Sistah Sinema aims to offer a wide selection of films by and about queer women of color. It's via a partnership with Indieflix which hopes to add about five titles per month to the platform while showcasing global diversity. Read the rest
Tags: Post, Films, Netflix, Women Of Color, Queer Women, Sistah Sinema, Indieflix

White Washing the Sex Field & 50 episodes of #TWiBAfterDark

I’m so excited that TWiB After Dark has made it through 50 amazing episodes! Thank you all so much for listening and supporting. We welcomed two very special guests for this episode both members of the Women of Color Sexual Health Network , Aida Manduley (@neuronbomb) and Tamara Williams Van Horn (@TamVanHorn).   We talked about the new UK porn bans, 3-D printed sex toys, and had an in depth discussion on supporting and boosting the voices of women of color in the sexual heath field and how our...
Tags: UK, Science, Activism, Interview, Uncategorized, Women Of Color, Sex Therapist, Sex Positive, TWIB AFTER DARK, Women of Color Sexual Health Network Aida Manduley, Tamara Williams Van Horn

The Hollywood Reporter Convenes a Roundtable of White Women

The Hollywood Reporter released its annual actress roundtable issue and boy was it diverse: two brunettes, three blondes and—wait for it—two whole redheads. It is a triumph of white lady heterogeneity. Read more...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Women Of Color, The Hollywood Reporter, Women In Hollywood