Beauty + Style

[Pics] Newly Thick After Pregnancy, Jurnee Smollett Bell Stuns in 60s-Inspired Ebony Mag Spread

Jurnee Smollett-Bell better push through! The actress, 30, looks incredible in her retro photo shoot for Ebony Magazine’s March 2017 Women’s History Month issue. The Underground star has always been stunning, but this voluptuous version of the new mom is... Continue Reading

ColourPop: Please Hire Black Models Instead of Creepily Photoshopping White Arms Brown

Let me first say, as an avid fan of ColourPop, if this is true (and it seems like it is), I am extremely disappointed. I let it go when folks got upset that they named their dark brown sculpting stix... Continue Reading

[Pics] The NAACP Image Awards Red Carpet Was Waaay Better Than the Grammys….

The Grammys continued to prove its irrelevance this year by giving Adele’s 25 Album of the Year over Beyonce’s stunning concept album Lemonade. And while the award show, held Sunday, gave us many moments to talk about (Beyonce, pregnant with... Continue Reading

Ta’Rhonda Jones (Porsha on Empire) Glowed All the Way Up at the NAACP Image Awards

If you follow Chicago native Ta’Rhonda Jones on Instagram you know the 28-year-old is a stunner. While her Empire character Porsha often acts as comic relief, Jones’ real life slay is serious business. At the NAACP Image Awards, held Saturday,... Continue Reading

These Stylists are Behind Some of Your Favorite Celebrity Natural Hair Glo Ups

Over the past few years there’s been a steady increase in celebrities rocking natural styles on the red carpet (this previously was very rare.) It is a joy to see beautiful, intricate and graceful natural styles have such high visibility.... Continue Reading

[Video] Gorgeous New Ivy Park Ad Features Selah Marley, Yara Shahidi, SZA and Chole x Halle

In an incredible harnessing of black girl magic the new ad for Beyonce’s athleisure line Ivy Park, features singer SZA, Lauryn Hill progeny Selah Marley, actress Yara Shahidi and Beyonce proteges Chloe x Halle. The one minute ad includes snippets... Continue Reading

The End of Her ‘No Makeup’ Movement? Alicia Keys Admits That She Wears Makeup

Alicia Keys is… still talking about makeup. Back in May, the singer made a strong anti-makeup statement in Lena Dunham’s Lenny Letter that came across to many as makeup-shaming. “Does it start somewhere in second grade after picture day when... Continue Reading

9 Soft Pink Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

Pink can be a difficult lipstick color to purchase when you have dark skin. This typically leaves us with two choices — 1) rock it “bold and proud” OR 2) avoid the color altogether. However, there is a third option for those... Continue Reading

[Pics] “I Just Want People to See the Real Me” Eva Marcille Stuns in Rolling Out Magazine

Eva Marcille has grown a lot. She shot into public view 13 years ago as winner of cycle 3 of America’s Next Top Model, an LA woman with a stunning look and a tough attitude to match. Now she is... Continue Reading

10 Makeup Brands With Diverse Foundations for Brown Skin

It’s no secret that the cosmetics industry doesn’t necessarily have the best relationship with black women. It seems like there is a new issue every week, with brands either ignoring or disrespecting black consumers in a variety of ways. The... Continue Reading

10 Nude Lipsticks for Black Women with Dark Skin

As a woman with dark skin, a “nude” lipstick that may work on someone with a lighter complexion may leave me looking as though my lips are chapped and dry. Kind of like Tyrone: Okay, maybe not as bad as Tyrone’s... Continue Reading

[Pics] Stunning W Magazine Photoshoot of Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer Resurfaces

With Viola Davis and Octavia Spencer currently appearing in films generating Oscar buzz (Davis in Fences, Spencer in Hidden Figures), some of their old interviews are resurfacing. Both actresses appeared in W Magazine’s February 2012 issue, about 6 months after... Continue Reading

[Pic] Amandla Stenberg Debuts a Stunning Baldie

Amandla Stenberg is set to appear in the upcoming film Where Hands Touch about a friendship between a Hitler youth and biracial teen in Nazi Germany. Stenberg had to cut her hair for the film, set to be released this... Continue Reading

Beauty Vlogger Has Her African Father Do Voiceover For Her Makeup Tutorial and the Result is Hilarious

Beauty vlogger Jazlyn Allure’s makeup tutorial is going viral not for its instructions, but the hilarious voiceover provided by her father. The Canadian vlogger never says which country her father is from but she posted the video with the caption;... Continue Reading

“I’m Very Sick of Talking About My Skin”: Winnie Harlow Says She’s Done Being a Vitiligo Spokesperson

Winnie Harlow became a public figure in 2014 when she was handpicked from Instagram by Tyra Banks to compete in America’s Next Top Model. And despite being one of the few ANTM alum to actually launch a successful career (she... Continue Reading