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August 16, 2016

QUESTION: Ever get the urge to go through someone's makeup while at their house?

Do you ever get the urge to go and take a peak at your friend's makeup goods? Or is it a thought that's never crossed your mind?
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August 16, 2016

Twitter Users Share the Best Nude Lips for Women with Melanin

When Tracy Clayton asked women to suggest the best nude lipsticks for brown-skinned women like herself, she received a ton of responses that should help out all women with melanin
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August 16, 2016

Are You Hungry? Have Yourself a Glitter Sandwich

Do you love lips?  Because we do! We love matte lips, satin lips, glossy lips, any kind of lip! But have you seen the glitter sandwich? 
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August 14, 2016

Cynthia Tells Us How to Rock Bomb-Ass Falsies

In this exclusive twenty (20:44) minute conversation with Cynthia, we get a personal look into her brand, WhipLashed, why she created it and tips on how to rock your mink lashes...
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August 14, 2016

QUESTION: Ever Used Up An Entire Eyeshadow Palette?

This week's poll asks a simple question: Do you breeze through your palettes or are you more of a light-wearer?
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August 14, 2016

11 Ladies Who Probably Highlight Better Than You

In this post we will “highlight” (pun intended) eleven ladies that slayed the highlight game this week!
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August 10, 2016

The Real Story Behind That Viral Today Show Natural-Hair Segment [The Cut]

In the segment that aired later on, Mutyala gathered McNaughton's hair in a side ponytail, finger-combed her bangs, and then triumphantly walked to the next model on set....
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August 04, 2016

What are your Sephora Collection must-haves? [TAKE THIS POLL!]

Sephora hoarders, make yourself known! For beautiful gals on a budget, Sephora collection products seem like a reasonable alternative to brand name cosmetics that retail for...
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August 02, 2016

Studio Series Photographs Explore the Celebration of Blackness

The various postures, textures and the dark skin of the subjects in her photographs communicate images of blackness that we can all relate to.  
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July 31, 2016

5 Things I learned about Beauty from Watching Telenovelas

One thing novelas never seemed to lack are beautiful women! These are 5 things telenovelas showed me about beauty:

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July 29, 2016

The 10 looks made with Jackie Aina's new palette that has me like, 'WOW'

Last week's release of Jackie Aina's had fans super excited and exploring with joy all over social media. Jackie partnered with Elf to create this:
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July 27, 2016

The biggest F.U. I can give to those doubting my beauty

Ever been called ugly or doubted your beauty after years of the advertising industry's brainwashed definition of beauty standards? You are definitely not alone.
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July 26, 2016

Freckles and how to re-create them on your face if you don't' have any

Now, the act of putting small dots on your cheeks to create freckles is relatively new but powerful. Before you dismiss it as another silly trend, take a look
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July 26, 2016

100 Layers of WHAT?? Weirdest Challenge on YouTube

Have you ever wondered what 100 layers of foundation would look like? Or 100 layers of liquid lipstick? If you’re a weirdo like me, the thought has definitely crossed your mind.
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July 20, 2016

What the KatVonD & Jeffree Starr controversy teaches us about the new face of the beauty world

As beauty feinds, we are aware of most things that occur in the beauty world, even the ugly ones.
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July 18, 2016

5 Over-the-Top Cut Crease Looks You'll Want to Try

Cut creases have always been fascinating to me and I appreciate them for bring out pretty eyes through eccentric designs. A cut-crease is a style of eye-makeup to dramatizes the crease fold in our eyes.

 

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July 15, 2016

Watch Makeup Swatches on Pretty Brown Skin on KarifBeauty.com

The Karif Team, in an effort to help you save money and time we’ve started adding 10 to 15 second product videos showing a swatch of color cosmetics (foundation, lips, eyes, cheeks)
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July 13, 2016

Remember how we shared our latest photo shoot in last week's post?

Our beautiful models Thasfia Chowdbury and Issa Martinez came through to bring epic poses of beauty. Immensely talented makeup artist Moshoodat brought forth our vision of KARIF to action...
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July 13, 2016

Finally finding make-up to suit my color

From the moment I could pull myself up and grab a lipstick from my mum’s dressing table, I have always loved beauty. In particular, make-up and colour.
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July 07, 2016

Get to Know Our Model, Thasfia Chowdbury!

One of our featured models, Thasfia Chowdhury is an embodiment of the cause. After responding to our casting call for models on our Instagram page, we were immediately taken
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July 07, 2016

BrownBeautyTalk Beauty Idol: Elsa Arauz, founder of KARIF

Elsa N. Arauz is the founder of KARIF, an online destination for Women of Colour. It started life a subscription box but has now evolved into She took time out to tell me about how she created her beauty brand.
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May 30, 2016

HOW TO ACTUALLY DE-FRIZZ YOUR HAIR DEPENDING ON YOUR HAIR TYPE

From Fashionista.com

Somehow, frizzy hair is a year-round affliction. When we're having a really bad, run for-the-hills or hide-under-a-hat hair day we tend to blame the weather, but if we're really being honest with ourselves, we battle frizz all the time — the humidity just exacerbates it

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May 30, 2016

Does Your Fleek Beat the Heat?

  We all love to glow, but sometimes during the summer our fleek can turn into a flop when we start sweating. Here are some tips to keep That Glow Kit on your face and not on the floor:  
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April 24, 2016

How to Master the Neon and Highlight Makeup Trend

Everybody loves spring, the weather gets warmer, it's acceptable to drink iced coffee again and we FINALLY get to use some of our makeup that have been collecting dust all winter long.
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April 24, 2016

9 Ways to Style Transitioning Natural Hair

As a transitioning natural, I’ve had to jump through a few hurdles. I’ve managed to solve the breakage issue by employing an occasional protein treatment every few weeks.
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April 24, 2016

Caring for yourself: 7 step guide to self care

In our stressful, fast-paced world, its very easy to get lost in the fray. This is especially true when you are a woman:
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