Friday, Nov 17th

Last update 07:34:54 PM EST

Beauty

Back to the Future Beauty: Upgrade Your Beauty Routine Instantly

EllisSaasDarkSkinLipsFinalYou live a fully 21st Century life, right?  You use your Smartphone 56 different ways, you read the morning paper (and New York Times bestsellers) on an electronic tablet, and when someone mentions a “tweet”, you’re fully aware they’re referencing a communication method – not the late-90s Missy Elliot protégé.

If you’re willing to shun nearly everything that isn’t multi-functional and moves slower than 4G speed, why are you stuck in analog, where your makeup is concerned? Isn’t it time that the items in your cosmetics case caught up with the rest of your hand-held possessions?

Retire your old makeup, like you once did your StarTac, and revamp with products that deliver better, easier, quicker, multi-functional...

Read more...

Makeup Double Take: Fashion Fair Isn't Your Grandma's Makeup Anymore

FashionFairCosmeticsAs the first prestige makeup collection tailored to Black women’s beauty needs, Fashion Fair’s signature pink-packaged products were makeup bag must-haves for decades.  Named for the Ebony magazine-produced runway presentations that launched the Black beauty icons of yesteryear, Fashion Fair reigned supreme as the get-glamorous go-to everywhere - from the neighborhood to Hollywood - before succumbing to the Winner’s Curse.

As major cosmetics brands expanded their palettes, and...

Read more...

Comeback Tails

LowMessyPonyTailCarlosMieleA great look making a major comeback this year is the fabulous ponytail.  Messy, pulled up or sleek, the pulled back ponytail gives your eyes and cheekbones center stage.  Try it! Long or short, curly or straight, high or low, the ponytail is this year's IT look, so do not be afraid to incorporate a bang or a few loose hair strands here and there.  If you choose to wear an extremely long ponytail create luxurious curls or a sickening wave pattern throughout the ponytail. Make...

Read more...

Breaking All the Rules

hair-rules-kinky-travel-kit-final1Forget everything you know about textured hair: it’s time you learned the new Hair Rules! When it comes to beauty, "All Strands" is the new "All Skins".

Co-founded by celebrity stylist Dickey (proclaimed master of the “mysteries of textured hair”) and supermodel Kara Young (a working mother who knows the priceless values of time management and looking your best), Hair Rules ‘ solution focused products are designed for hair from “kinky to “won’t hold a curl” straight and every...

Read more...

Hot Tresses for Spring

Long_bangsSpring is just around the corner and some of you may be on the fence about changing your hair.  Whether you want a great color or switch to a more edgy style, this it is the perfect time to try something new.

2011 is the year of hair distinction—whether you decide to rock kinky curls, blunt bangs, long bobs, short pixie hair, messy waves, extreme side parts or cool S braids, it is all about having your own creative style, so have fun with your hair.

It is a supported fact, when...

Read more...

NYFW Fall 2011: Beauty Recap

RalphNew York – Mercedes Benz Fall 2011 Fashion Week Recap The Fall 2011 trends dominating New York Fashion Week were matte crimson lips with sleeked back hair, metallic swept eyes, warm neutrals, wine stained lips and cheeks, high dominatrix pony tails, and dewy rosy cheeks with long flowing hair Strong brows, defined eyes, and bold crimson lips caught the moment at Diane Von Furstenberg, and Ralph Lauren.

Sleeked back hair with rich vibrant matte hues of red transmitted seductive fearlessness...

Read more...

The Ideal Concealers for Every Skin Tone of Couleur

Kevin_Aucoin_ConcealerWe have, with the help of a few of our rainbow-hued friends, and expert makeup artists, identified the crème de la concealers for just about any skin tone.

Australia’s Becca brand deserves a special shout out for accomplishing a mission we thought was impossible (or that few companies cared to bother with) – providing a vast array of products for women whose skin tones range from alabaster to ebony.  They get bonus points for their offerings at the deepest end of the spectrum, and...

Read more...

Experience a 24-Karat Glow

Cosme_Proud_Gold_Revitarich_EmulsionIf you have ever dreamed of being draped, from head to toe, in gems and precious metals, rejoice! 

A handful of innovative, haute-minded cosmetics companies have harnessed the properties of diamonds, pearls, and gold, to optimize the skin’s look and feel.  These beauty alchemists rejuvenate and enhance the appearance of your most cherished jewels: your hair, skin and nails.

Elevate your beauty routine to a golden plateau, with B.Couleur’s super-decadent picks.

Cosme...

Read more...

Why Long Hair Rules In Our Community

Long_Hair_PicLong hair has the power to instill confidence. Long hair can elevate self-esteem, making one feel feminine and desirable.  African American women are no exception to this affirmation. Whether relaxed, natural or weaved, by and large African American women prefer their hair “long” and “extra long.”   For many Black women, long hair is the ultimate status symbol, for which they will go to great lengths (pun intended) and expense.  But what does society at large...

Read more...