It wasn’t just a phase. After years of being relegated to the inner pages and being told that covers featuring black women don’t sell, the fashion industry finally seems to be taking the plunge into parity, featuring more and more black women on its covers.
“How you gon’ make 32 shades of the same color, though?”
Devotees of Milk Makeup’s Blur Liquid Matte foundation may now have a better chance at meeting their perfect match. The vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics line just added eight new shades to its year-old, oil-free foundation-range, expanding its options to a full 24 shades, launched Tuesday.
If you haven’t already heard, beauty is big business—an over $400 billion business, to be exact. So it’s not surprising that beauty conventions have become big events, occurring around the world and attracting not only beauty junkies, but celebs—some of whom you’d never expect.
“Always bet on black, boo.” That’s the pronouncement from Insecure creator and star Issa Rae, as she joins real-life besties Megan Lawson, Devin Walker and Abenet McMullen for a girls’ night out in likely the blackest spot CoverGirl has ever produced.
Fun fact: As I write this, I’m feeling the tingle of a rather large zit on my chin—the type I’d like to think I’ve long outgrown, given that I’m now in my 40s. But I know the culprit: a visit from my college roommate this week had us both behaving as if we were back in our late teens, and my skin is now scolding me…
Few contemporary stars switch up their looks more dramatically or with more regularity than Cardi B, who, in her very brief time in the limelight, has given us more transformations than we can count. Thankfully, we don’t have to, since Allure got Cardi’s makeup artist Erika La’Pearl to give us a retrospective rundown…
Yasss! Box-braided and cornrow wigs are a thing. So are curly and kinky Afro clip-in hair extensions that fluff up like clouds. Meaning: Naturalistas, rejoice if you are looking to make your protective styles even more protective this summer.
This is what The Glow Up is buzzing about this weekend: a world of curls; multiethnic, natural-hair care; ’90s-throwback, female-dominated streetwear; and traveling like royalty. Happy weekend!
Ever wonder how supermodels stay supernaturally young looking? Some of it’s genetics. A lot of it’s not. Face taping is a trick that I’ve seen and admired while on set with a lot of my fellow supes and hanging with my drag queen mister-sisters, but I haven’t tried it till now.
If we know anything about glow ups, it’s that they come in all shapes, colors, sizes, styles and times of life. But the power of a good glow up is that indescribable feeling like the universe is conspiring to deliver you to the next phase in perfect timing.
Finally, it seems that summer has some intention of appearing—and with it, the appearance of more skin. “Sundress season” is generally best accessorized with shimmering, sexy, sun-kissed skin, but since we know better than to spend too much time in the sun (melanin is no substitute for sunscreen, y’all), we decided to…
You’re invited to the “Mask Ball.” Bring your favorite sheet mask, and welcome all ballers on a budget. Want to get your glow up on a time and money budget? For about the price of a bag of groceries, I give myself targeted treatments for specific areas of my face, neck, hands and feet. I can pull the whole thing off…
Long before social media liberated unadulterated images of black women’s beauty, there was Kamoinge.
Summertime, and getting zits is easy. That’s why it’s so great when you get permission from your dermatologist to do something you’re not supposed to do—like popping a pimple.
Botox just might be able to make you feel a little happier beyond its ability to erase crow’s-feet and lift a sagging turkey neck.
Actress Aïssa Maïga was the first black woman to be nominated for a Cesar, the French equivalent of an Oscar, for the film Bamako in 2006. My Profession Is Not Black is the title of a new book by the French Senegalese actress, who has fought an uphill battle for the last 20 years to show the depth and breadth of…
Laura Harrier is always lovely. She’s the girl next door—you know, approachable and sweet—who also happens to have a face and figure so hot, she’s on fire.
“OK, so now that I’m 30, are there things I’m supposed to do? Should I be worried? Should I be freezing my eggs? What do you do at 30?!” Rihanna, it turns out, is just like the rest of us, judging by her funny and frank interview accompanying the knockout-gorgeous June cover of Vogue.
The New York Times recently reported on Razor Chic, an Atlanta hair salon owned by stylist Jasmine Collins that specializes in hairstyles to camouflage hair loss. This is good news for wig- and weave-dependent African-American women who suffer from thinning hair or baldness.