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”

To like or not to like that is the question 

One of the reasons I write this blog is to discuss topics that nobody else wants to discuss out loud, with people other than their friends and folks they trust. The problem with staying quiet about the politics behind liking someone’s posts on social media can be life changing career wise so I’ll take oneContinue reading “To like or not to like that is the question “

In My Chair: What the Presidential Election Has Taught me About the Fifty two percent of White Women Who Voted for Donald Trump

Last year I had the opportunity to meet a woman at one of my favorite stores to work in, and she was very ‘special'(wink wink).  She was young, ambitious, and loved to talk about her job.  She also loved to talk about how great her college education, and her MA program were, and how difficultContinue reading “In My Chair: What the Presidential Election Has Taught me About the Fifty two percent of White Women Who Voted for Donald Trump”

The Poor Woman’s Fireplace; Candles that make you feel warm and cozy!!

The weather is changing (kind of), daylight savings time is happening this Sunday, and Starbucks has all of their special holiday drinks ready to order.  It took me a while to mourn the end of summer, but I have to be honest and say that fall has not been too bad.  The weather has beenContinue reading “The Poor Woman’s Fireplace; Candles that make you feel warm and cozy!!”

On the Black Hand Side:Why Black Women Should Consider Voting for Hillary

Last July was one of the most amazing times in my life.  I went on a “real” vacation for the first time in eight years and got to work an event where the first woman to be elected the democratic nominee for president happened. I was chosen by Diane Stevens, a fabulous hair stylist andContinue reading “On the Black Hand Side:Why Black Women Should Consider Voting for Hillary”

The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?

In todays “What I Think Wednesday“, I want to delve into an idea that has puzzled me for quite some time.  I have had the opportunity to work for several major department store brands, and have observed “national/international” artists that work for those brands and wondered whether those roles are still relevant in this dayContinue reading “The National/International Makeup Artist, Does anyone still care about them?”

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!! :Stick Foundations!!

Stick foundations have had a major comeback and I think every cosmetic brand should offer them!! They are portable, offer great coverage, and often allow you to skip concealer all together.   Some brands have offered them for many years because they have always understood the major value that they bring, while other brands likeContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday!! :Stick Foundations!!”

What I Think Wednesday:Gifts With Purchase, Do Black Lives Matter?

Given everything that has happened in the last week, well past 300 years, my heart is pretty heavy.  The only way to be triumphant in anything is to keep pressing.  Since my blog is called “Make up in Black and White” and addresses gender, class, and race as those topics apply to the vast worldContinue reading “What I Think Wednesday:Gifts With Purchase, Do Black Lives Matter?”