No More Makeup Masks!

A couple of years ago, I published a post entitled, “Makeup or Mask?” I described a mini makeup party my business partner and I hosted, where we encouraged the aspiring makeup-wearers to never feel they need to cover their natural beauty. I love working with women who don’t usually wear makeup – there’s a real…

Quick Beauty Tips: Applying Liquid/Cream Foundation

I was watching a makeup application video and cringed a little when I saw a young lady use a foam sponge to apply her cream foundation. I stopped using foam sponges a few years ago, mainly because I started using brushes for everything. But recently, I learned that you actually waste product when you use those…

Afrobella's Beauty Picks

The other day, a young lady from Facebook mentioned she was looking for a new lipstick shade and asked for suggestions. I immediately pointed her to my March 27, 2013 blog post, “Afrobella’s Essential Lipstick Collections For Women of Color.” Here I provided links to two awesome posts by Patrice Grell Yursik, a.k.a. Afrobella, where she…

This and That This Week: Cosmetiques Laudun

– photo courtesy of Cosmetiques Laudun Jeanne Gabriel Laudun is the inspiration behind Cosmetiques Laudun, a skincare company which offers a line of environmentally friendly and all natural products. According to the company website (thelaudun.com), “Laudun products pamper the skin with ingredients found in the common garden.” Jeanne Gabriel Laudun’s granddaughter, Anna Laudun Beauboeuf, is…

Quick Beauty Tips: Moisturizer

Quick beauty tip: When applying moisturizer, be kind to your skin and gently massage the product into your face, neck and décolletage. Use upward strokes to avoid pulling the skin down (gravity will do that over time!) An even better practice – gently “press” the moisturizer into your face – it will allow the product…

I'm Not Great at Networking, But…

On Thursday, October 25, 2012, an amazing group of women and men assembled at the BNY Mellon Building in Lower Manhattan to attend the 10th Annual Women’s Business Leadership Conference, sponsored by the Women’s Business Committee of the National Minority Business Council. The theme for the day was Reflect, Rekindle, Refocus, Resolve, and featured Vera…