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When the Fenty Effect Fails: Beautyblender's New Foundation Needs to Bounce

“How you gon’ make 32 shades of the same color, though?”

More Full-Spectrum Beauty: Milk Makeup Increases Its Shade Range

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.

Beauty's Biggest Weekend: All the Highlights from Beautycon LA 2018 Beauty's Biggest Weekend: All the Highlights from Beautycon LA 2018

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.

Epic Shade: Issa Rae's Latest CoverGirl Spot Is the #BlackGirlMagic Night Out We All Need

“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.

Bedtime Stories: How We Take It All Off

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…

#TBT: Allure Gives Us the Tea on Cardi B’s Ever-Changing Array of Looks

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…

For Colored Girls Who Tried Braided Wigs and Clip-in Afros When Sitting in a Chair for 12 Hours Was Too Much For Colored Girls Who Tried Braided Wigs and Clip-in Afros When Sitting in a Chair for 12 Hours Was Too Much

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.

What We’re Talking About This Weekend What We’re Talking About This Weekend

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!

Get Lifted: An in-Home Face-Lift at Your Fingertips Get Lifted: An in-Home Face-Lift at Your Fingertips

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.

#WCW: Danessa Myricks Is One Beautiful Boss

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.

Get That Glow: Danessa Myricks Teaches Us How to Get a Gorgeous Natural Glow Up

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…

The Mask Ball: How to Get That Glass Complexion Using Korean Sheet Masks The Mask Ball: How to Get That Glass Complexion Using Korean Sheet Masks

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…

The Exhibit ‘Black Women: Power and Grace’ Shows the Timeless Strength and Beauty Within Us All The Exhibit ‘Black Women: Power and Grace’ Shows the Timeless Strength and Beauty Within Us All

Long before social media liberated unadulterated images of black women’s beauty, there was Kamoinge.

Summertime? Check. Acne? Check. Poppin’ That Pimple? Not So Simple! Summertime? Check. Acne? Check. Poppin’ That Pimple? Not So Simple!

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.

Can Botox Turn a Depressed Woman’s Frown Upside Down? Can Botox Turn a Depressed Woman’s Frown Upside Down?

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.

Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival  Estée Lauder Ambassador Aïssa Maïga to Lead Historic Forum Against Racism and Sexism at Cannes Film Festival 

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…

Met Gala 2018: Get Laura Harrier’s Debutante-Ready Red-Carpet Look  Met Gala 2018: Get Laura Harrier’s Debutante-Ready Red-Carpet Look 

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.

Rihanna Rules the World on June Cover of Vogue Rihanna Rules the World on June Cover of Vogue

“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.

Missing Your Edges? Razor Chic Salon in Atlanta Has a Solution

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.

Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava Hot Damn! Rihanna’s Bringing the Heat With Body Lava

Just when we think Rihanna can’t get any hotter, she drops another bomb on us. This time it’s the upcoming launch of her next bound-to-be-bestselling Fenty Beauty product, Body Lava. Teasing us with the hashtag #WhoNeedsClothes, the singer, actress, and beauty and fashion mogul took to Fenty Beauty’s Instagram on…

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