Dear Fashion Fair, When are you gonna step up to the plate and be the black version of Estée Lauder, LVMH, or better yet the beauty industry’s answer to “Wakanda”? It is the last day of Black History Month, and while I have spent months thinking long and hard about the importance of having moreContinue reading “Dear Fashion Fair…, An Open Letter”
Category Archives: Global Beauty
Hidden Figures:Why Black Women are Flocking to Makeup Brushes Like Black Men Flock to Basketballs
We are three days into 2017, and this post is long over due! Now some of you might have read the title of this post, and thought to yourself “Now what in the hell does the movie Hidden Figures have to do with makeup or basketball? My answer is pretty simple, one word even. TheContinue reading “Hidden Figures:Why Black Women are Flocking to Makeup Brushes Like Black Men Flock to Basketballs”
What I Think Wednesday:Nigerian Weddings and the Nigerian Economy: Can one save the other?
In 2005 I moved to DC to go to grad school for African studies at Howard University. In the two years of course work, one of the things that I remember vividly are all of my professors, i repeat all of my professors who happened to each be from a country in Africa saying thatContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday:Nigerian Weddings and the Nigerian Economy: Can one save the other?”
What I Think Wednesday: Trish McEvoy and her Credit Card Palettes
I have spent a ton of time talking to my peers in the makeup world about cosmetic companies and what I think they can do better in terms of training, product development, hiring, social media, etc… Finally I realized that talking to my peers is pointless. I also realize that talking to company executives canContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday: Trish McEvoy and her Credit Card Palettes”
Lips that broke the internet: MAC’s Instagram page and the image that revealed everything
When I first interviewed for MAC cosmetics, I did tons of research on the company so that I would be prepared for my interview ( which turned into like five!). Anyway, while researching the company I learned that the slogan was “Makeup for All. All ages, all races, all sexes.” That slogan meant a lotContinue reading “Lips that broke the internet: MAC’s Instagram page and the image that revealed everything”
Black Models Matter!!(Zac Posen says so!)
After Beyonce shocked America with her political Super Bowl performance, Zac Posen decided to make a statement of his own. During this months New York Fashion Week, Zac Posen made the choice to use mostly black models for his show proving that black models are just as valuable to the fashion world as any other.Continue reading “Black Models Matter!!(Zac Posen says so!)”
All Rose Everything!!
It’s a little late for Valentines Day gifts but I still love each of these products!! I have been obsessed over anything and everything rose for the past nine months, and this month is no exception. The Laura Mercier Rose Infusion Oil is a lightweight face oil infused with a ton of other “greatContinue reading “All Rose Everything!!”
Hello, It’s Me I Was Wondering Why Her Foundation Doesn’t Match
I wanted to write this post months ago, but was scared because I know I will be ruffling some major feathers. This is my blog, this is my truth, and the topic that I will be discussing frustrates me and many others so I am gonna type as fast as I can, get it out,Continue reading “Hello, It’s Me I Was Wondering Why Her Foundation Doesn’t Match”