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School Daze and Drugstore Love: Get Beyoncé’s Coed-Inspired Coachella Look School Daze and Drugstore Love: Get Beyoncé’s Coed-Inspired Coachella Look

After two hours and 24 songs, the queen commonly known as Beyoncé still stepped offstage Saturday night looking as fresh as a member of an HBCU freshman class. How did she do it? While we’re tempted to believe she really does wakes up like that, her glowing, glittery-eyed makeup look was created by longtime makeup…

Want Beychella-Proof Brows? Giselle Soto’s Got the Secret to Great Arches Want Beychella-Proof Brows? Giselle Soto’s Got the Secret to Great Arches

It takes more than impeccable moves and timing to be ready to perform with Beyoncé “the Kang” Knowles-Carter. To prep for the megastar’s epic appearance at this year’s Coachella festival, several members of her dance team paid a visit to Los Angeles-based brow artist Giselle Soto of Giselle Soto Brows for some…

Watch: Feeling Insecure or Grown-ish? Go Behind the Scenes With Issa and Yara

Just when we thought we’d stopped swooning over the double fantasy of Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi simultaneously on Marie Claire covers, the magazine blessed us with a little behind-the-scenes confessional action, revealing some of the quirks, guilty pleasures and favorite things of two of the season’s freshest talents.

Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue Fresh Faces: Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi Cover Marie Claire’s May Issue

Come through, Marie Claire! To coincide with the blooming of the season, Marie Claire magazine has chosen not one, but five fresh beauties to grace a series of May covers, including our forever faves Issa Rae and Yara Shahidi!

She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear) She Got That Glow: Olivier Award Winner Sheila Atim Is One to Watch (and Hear)

Chances are, if you live outside the United Kingdom or aren’t a musical-theater buff, you haven’t heard of Sheila Atim yet. But the 26-year-old actress, singer and composer is making a major splash across the pond: On Sunday night she garnered the honor of Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical at the Olivier…

I Am Legend: Iman Talks Age and Diversity in April’s Harper’s Bazaar

If you pick up this month’s Harper’s Bazaar—the annual “Fabulous at Every Age” issue—you’ll see Jennifer Lopez on the cover, still stunning us with her beauty (and incredible body) at a flawless 48. But inside is a true revelation: Seemingly ageless icon Iman is featured in a multipage spread, interviewed by another…

Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore Dance Break! Yara Shahidi Covers T Singapore

We know—we’re obsessed. And clearly, we’re already missing Grown-ish way too much, since we’re giving you a day full of Chloe, Halle and, now, a double dose of Yara. But we couldn’t possibly see our favorite ingenue on the April cover of the New York Times Style Magazine’s Singapore edition and not share it with…

Baby Girl ... Aaliyah for MAC Launches June 20! Baby Girl ... Aaliyah for MAC Launches June 20!

Here’s some news that’s hot like fire: There is an unexpected new release inspired by the “princess of R&B,” Aaliyah, coming this June.

‘The Body Is Not an Apology’: Sonya Renee Taylor Is Leading a Revolution of Radical Self-Love

With six words, Sonya Renee Taylor accidentally started a movement. When a friend with cerebral palsy confessed that her disability made it difficult to be sexual—so much so that she didn’t even feel entitled to ask a casual partner to use protection—Taylor quickly responded, “Your body is not an apology, and it’s not…

Inclusion Is Easier Than It Looks—Just Ask Revlon  

In 1992, our own Veronica Webb made history by becoming the first black model to land a major cosmetics contract. The brand? Revlon, which at the time was also launching ColorStyle (ColorStay’s predecessor), a line formulated for the then-neglected black consumer (I was one such consumer).

The Get List: Glamour Magazine Just Released Its 2018 Beauty Awards, and We’re Going Shopping! The Get List: Glamour Magazine Just Released Its 2018 Beauty Awards, and We’re Going Shopping!

As you know, we love a good beauty find here at The Glow Up, which is why we were seriously excited that Glamour magazine dropped its annual Beauty Awards list Monday. Aside from being one of the longest-running fashion magazines around (79 years and counting, to be exact), it’s also one of the more inclusive,…

Hello, Yellow! ’Tis the Season to Serve Some Sunshine! Hello, Yellow! ’Tis the Season to Serve Some Sunshine!

Last Christmas, to fight the winter blahs and celebrate our first successful month at The Glow Up, I indulged in a little “I love me” present. OK—given the price tag, it was a big “I love me” present, but I budget at cost-per-wear, so there’s that (that’s another post, for later).

Paris Fashion Week: Ooh La La, Louis Vuitton! Paris Fashion Week: Ooh La La, Louis Vuitton!

Go, #TeamNatural! Paris Fashion Week ended with natural hair trending strongly on the runways, and Louis Vuitton’s show was no exception. Along with showcasing natural hair, designer Nicholas Ghesquière returned to the house of Louis Vuitton this season after a long absence from the runways and showed his own…

Paris Fashion Week: Chanel and McQueen Give Us a Contrast in Modern Classics Paris Fashion Week: Chanel and McQueen Give Us a Contrast in Modern Classics

Chanel is the definition of classic. Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s longtime designer, has kept the label’s image moving by making modern classics out of tweed jackets, quilted leather bags and patent leather cap-toe boots, and by both adding sparkle to fabric and #BlackGirlMagic to the runways.

Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent Shows Us the Appeal of All-Black Everything Paris Fashion Week: Saint Laurent Shows Us the Appeal of All-Black Everything

Seriously sexy suits cut from lush black velvet, sensuous silks, luxurious black leather and the vibrant palette of African wildlife have always been the hallmarks of the famed Parisian house of Yves Saint Laurent—now simply known as Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent’s current designer, Anthony Vaccarello, turned out an…

Entrepreneurial Ingenue Ariana Pierce Is a Superstar—and Wants to Make You One, Too Entrepreneurial Ingenue Ariana Pierce Is a Superstar—and Wants to Make You One, Too

Twenty-five-year-old CEO Ariana Pierce is going places in style. Since the age of 13, her love of beauty, business entrepreneurship, wanderlust and a hustle that just won’t quit have made her one to watch. The Glow Up girl caught up with the avid traveler and founder of Superstar Nail Lacquer to find out what inspires…

‘I Am Mirroring Women’: Viola Davis Gets Real in Porter Edit  ‘I Am Mirroring Women’: Viola Davis Gets Real in Porter Edit 

It’s Oscar weekend 2018, so it’s no surprise that we’ve been seeing a lot of Viola Davis. The three-time Academy Award nominee, who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for 2016’s Fences‚ is a regular on the awards circuit and is often called the “black Meryl Streep”—to which she rightly responds, “[then] pay me…

Wrap Your Head Around This: Imaan and Iman Cover Vogue Arabia’s Anniversary Issue Wrap Your Head Around This: Imaan and Iman Cover Vogue Arabia’s Anniversary Issue

I’m in love with Vogue Arabia’s first anniversary cover, which features the legendary Somalian supermodel Iman and this generation’s phenom, Imaan Hammam, a Dutch-born supermodel of Moroccan and Egyptian heritage. Wearing traditional head wraps, cloaked in clouds of Marabou feathers fresh off the couture runway of…

Paris Fashion Week: I Am Woman, Hear Me Dior Paris Fashion Week: I Am Woman, Hear Me Dior

Dior makes very pretty clothes that are as easy to wear as they are to understand. I say that because, often, clothes can be pretty but puzzling at the same time. Now, under the direction of designer Maria Grazia Chiuri, Dior speaks to women loud and clear. What’s Grazia Chiuri got to say? For one, “We Should All Be…

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