5 Black Influencers on How Beauty Brands Can Do Better

The year is 2018. Beyonce delivered one of her most historic performances as the first Black woman to headline a set at Coachella (err, Beychella). Black Panther and Crazy Rich Asians premiered to fanfare proving that, contrary to popular belief, films with a leading cast of color have global appeal. Yet even though 2018 was a landmark year for representation in various industries, the beauty … Continue reading 5 Black Influencers on How Beauty Brands Can Do Better

Selena Gomez Wants You To Feel Beautiful

Thirty seconds, roughly time for one question, is how long I have to divine something from Selena Gomez, singer, actress, humanitarian, and one of the most-followed-human on Instagram. Gomez is sitting at her home, surrounded by products from Rare Beauty, a 16-piece makeup collection that launches at Sephora today, Thursday, September 3rd, on a Zoom call with a few beauty editors she is gracing with … Continue reading Selena Gomez Wants You To Feel Beautiful

Why Goddess Locs Should Be Your Next Protective Style

Pascal Le Segretain/amfAR For so long women of color have gone the extra mile to protect our natural hair. From wigs and weaves, to big chops and braids, our brilliance and ingeniousness can be exemplified in our hair and the latest hair trend, Goddess Locs, is an extension of that. The style is nothing new, you’ve seen the look on icons like Lisa Bonet, Jade … Continue reading Why Goddess Locs Should Be Your Next Protective Style

Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Is Here

The moment we’ve all been waiting for has arrived: Rihanna’s Fenty Skin is finally here! After years that felt like decades, the Badgal is changing the game again with an inclusive, gender-neutral line of beauty products. Fenty Skin offers three hero items—Total Cleans’r Remove-It-All Cleanser, Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum, and Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen—and ASAP Rocky, Lil Nas X, … Continue reading Rihanna’s Fenty Skin Is Here

West Elm Is The Latest Brand to Join Aurora James’s 15 Percent Pledge

As protests in response to the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Tony McDade, and many other Black humans who died at the hands of police hold a mirror up to society’s long history of racial injustice, Aurora James, founder of Brother Vellies, in turn held up a mirror to major retailers across industries. James launched the 15 Percent Pledge to ask behemoths such as … Continue reading West Elm Is The Latest Brand to Join Aurora James’s 15 Percent Pledge