Beauty + Style

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

[Pics] We Refuse to Believe ‘Hamilton’ Actress Renee Elise Goldsberry is 46 Years Old

Film, TV and Broadway actress Renee Elise Goldsberry turned 46 on January 2, but it is really difficult for us to believe. Goldsberry has had a career spanning two decades. Last year she won a Tony for Best Featured Actress... 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

Fan Blasts Beauty Vlogger Jackie Aina for Discussing Race on Her Channel, ‘Alienating’ White Viewers

Makeup guru Jackie Aina is among a very small number of black woman vloggers with more than 1 million subscribers on YouTube. Rarer still is that she amassed this following as a dark-skinned woman with tightly textured hair (there are... Continue Reading

[Pics] ‘Chewing Gum’ Star Michaela Coel Stuns in Interview Magazine

You might know Michaela Coel from her show, Chewing Gum (available in the US on Netflix). And well, they don’t always put her in the most flattering or sophisticated outfits – it’s on purpose for the laughs, but sometimes I... Continue Reading

[Pics] The Models, Designer, Makeup Artist and Photographer for This Viral Photoshoot are All Nigerian

A photoshoot is going viral, not just because it’s gorgeous, but because it represents Nigerian talent both in front of and behind the lens. The shoot is for Nigerian label Maju and it is a beautiful representation of West African... Continue Reading

[Pics] Janelle Monae Says the Secret to Her Incredible Style Is that She Doesn’t Dress for Boys

To Janelle Monae, the secret to flawless style is simple… stop dressing for boys. A photo posted by Janelle Monáe (@janellemonae) on Dec 16, 2016 at 7:27am PST Monae famously stuck to tuxedos in the early years of her career... Continue Reading

[Pic] Liberian Model Flawlessly Recreates 9 Major Fashion Campaigns

Meet Deddeh Howard. Howard was raised in Liberia, West Africa, and currently lives in Los Angeles. She is pursuing a career in modeling, but has been denied by multiple agencies who say they already have one or two black models... Continue Reading