Could Your Phone Be Damaging Your Skin?

When I was a beauty intern, my supervisor told me that it’s important to wear SPF indoors, because your skin is still the victim of harmful UV rays emitted by fluorescent bulbs as well as the sunshine that pierces through the window, leading to potential skin damage and pre-mature aging. So, every day I religiously…

CoverGirl’s New Face: Muslim Beauty Vlogger Nura Afia

CoverGirl has announced that Muslim beauty vlogger Nura Afia will be its latest brand ambassador and the face of its new So Lashy! BlastPro Mascara. She is one of the first hijab-wearing woman to star in a nationwide campaign for a mainstream cosmetics brand in the US. The campaign, which aims to promote inclusive beauty,…

Beauty Products Boosted By Superfoods

As people are looking to live healthier lifestyles, more and more beauty products are offering topical versions of foods that are known to be good-for-you internally. From spinach to acai berries, these foods are leaving the grocery aisle and entering skin care, even though studies are still being conducted to prove that adding superfood-boosted products…

Brand to Watch: Thrive Causemetics

When Karissa Bodnar lost her friend to cancer, she realized the need for a makeup line that would be gentle enough for cancer patients to use so they could still feel empowered. She founded Thrive Causemetics, a line of high-performance toxin-free cosmetics with skin-loving properties that all women, regardless of their medical circumstances, can use…

Product Review: Unwash Hair Products

So, I am a product junkie, which means every week I put my hair through quite a bit. I have a whole box of hair products I’ve accumulated and feel I need to try every single one of them, and as a result by the end of the week I have a ton of product…

Quest for the Perfect Blow-Out: Dry Bar NYC Review

Post by Jolevette Ever since my hairdresser left New York City, I have been on the hunt to find a suitable replacement. I was very hesitant to trust my natural curly hair to just anyone. I wanted someone to not just blow out my hair when I wanted it straight, I wanted someone who would…

Product Review & Makeup Look: Doucce Cosmetics

I recently received a gift from a friend of a new high-quality cosmetics line that features stylish colors and sleek packaging. The line, Doucce, isn’t very well known yet, but I predict that this will be one of the top makeup brands next year. This past week I created a makeup look using products I…

L’Oréal Brazil Creates Makeup Guide for Visually Impaired

L’Oréal Brazil has created makeup up tutorials for its Maybelline New York brand to help sight-impaired women to feel more confident and beautiful. The content offers information on what a particular product is, followed by how to use it. Tutorials include primers, foundation, eye makeup and skin care. All content is narrated by a female…

Men in Cosmetics Campaigns. How do You Feel About It?

Typically, when a brand comes out with a new beauty product you would usually see the image of a very attractive female with flawless skin, wearing a gorgeous lip shade and beckoning you with seductive eyes. “You need this product if you want to look like me,” she would say to you through the ad…

Solange’s “Don’t Touch My Hair” Honors Black Beauty

In Solange Knowles’ new album, “A Seat At The Table,” the singer opens up with “Rise,” an intro that sets her album’s sultry Sade-eque tone. If you are a fan of her older sister Beyoncé, then this may not be the album for you since there are no songs that make you want to get…

Product Review: ALLEGRESSE Illuminating Facial Peel

Nothing screams luxury more than gold (well, maybe diamonds which we all know is a girl’s best friend). In addition to wearing it as jewelry, gold can apparently be worn on your face. There are a number of products featuring gold, and while the jury is still out on gold’s true effectiveness on skincare, this…

Get the Look: Jessica Alba’s 1950’s Americana inspired makeup

Jessica Alba attended Valentino’s Spring/Sumner 2017 show during Paris Fashion Week touting a gorgeous red lip that matched her lace red skirt, which she paired with an oversized button-down blouse. Her sultry makeup look was the creation of Daniel Martin, Honest Beauty Creative Color Consultant. Here’s how you can recreate her look: Eyes: Use the…