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”
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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: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?”
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”
From Cheap to Chic: How to turn a cheap body spray into a fancy perfume.
It is gonna be a very hot summer, and now is the time to make your way to Bath and Body Works, Victorias Secret, and The Body Shop! Their semi annual sales are going on and I cannot think of a better time to purchase inexpensive body mists! Body mists are perfect for this hotContinue reading “From Cheap to Chic: How to turn a cheap body spray into a fancy perfume.”
Daaaamn Pat! Back at it again with Kim K!
A friend told me a couple weeks ago that he read a statistic that fifteen hundred new makeup artists enter the beauty market a month in the U.S, and I believe that statistic 100%! Social media makes all art forms these days seem easy and fun to start and participate in, and it also makesContinue reading “Daaaamn Pat! Back at it again with Kim K!”
What in the heck is a Cleansing Oil?
Seven years ago one of my good friends started working for this Japanese cosmetics line, and I would always visit her at her counter. Whenever I would visit, she would be telling me about how amazing the products were. The most intriguing product that she showed me were the companies cleansing oils. I had neverContinue reading “What in the heck is a Cleansing Oil?”
The Oscar Effect: Should I boycott certain makeup brands?
A few weeks ago the nominations for the Academy Awards were announced and to many people’s surprise, there were hardly any people of color nominated! Oh what a surprise!!(sense my sarcasm?) Jada Pinkett Smith went on a social media rant proposing that people of color and especially black people boycott the show. All this talkContinue reading “The Oscar Effect: Should I boycott certain makeup brands?”
Fifty Shades of Black and White
Sooooo I have learned/been reminded of a very great lesson in the past few months. I am going to elaborate on the lesson that I learned right now!! Like to hear it? Well here it goes! A month ago, I was freelancing at a luxury beauty boutique in the nations capital and one of Obama’sContinue reading “Fifty Shades of Black and White”
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”