Beauty – Makeup for Melanin Girls


How To: Tint Your Eyebrows

If you’ve been following the latest trends on social media then you have come across the newest fads like “box braids” (bka cornrows!), using tape to create precise contour lines, and dyeing your eyebrows to create a semi-permanent fuller look. Yes, people from all over are ditching the eyeliner pencils and using colored dyes to …

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Best Powders for Women of Color

Want to join in on the highlighting & contour trend without looking like Casper the Ghost?! We’ve got you covered! Our Instagram post on setting powders reposted from @themakeupmind, generated such great feedback and comments that we have decided to compile a list of the best loose setting powders for women of color, especially ones …

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12 Perfect Reactions to “You Wear Too Much Makeup

“Too much makeup“, “I prefer a natural look“, “These girls are lying to us“. You can barely watch a Youtube beauty tutorial or scroll through an Instagram makeup feed without seeing these silly comments.   Different makeup techniques are going to be featured on a Beauty channel or Instagram makeup page, that’s THE POINT.  If …

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Fab & Frugal: 6 Drugstore Makeup Tutorials

Girls just wanna have fund$! If you are looking to save a few bucks and still look amazing, here are some great drugstore makeup tutorials and product suggestions for different melanin-rich tones. The skin tone descriptions used here are very broad generalizations and are only listed to give you an overview of makeup products that are …

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Melanin Friendly Makeup Brands

In 1994, supermodel Iman was inspired to launch her own cosmetics line targeted to  “women with skin of colour” to address the lack of inclusion she experienced in the beauty industry. Twenty years later, many black women unfortunately still struggle to find  makeup products in shades that fit our skin tone. While there are numerous …

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Offensive Beauty Moments of 2015

From Cosmopolitan’s listing of mostly black models & celebrities in examples of  trends that “need to die” to instances of Cultural Appropriation at Fashion shows, we reflect on Offensive Beauty moments in 2015 that we hope will be less likely to occur in the New Year. Moment 1: Giuliana Rancic comments about Zendaya’s dreadlocks Giuliana …

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