It's hard to find a beauty connoisseur that is keeps it real like Melanie Yvette does. A former Beauty and Style editor for EBONY magazine, Melanie went on to create one the most honest beauty websites for women of color, especially those of us with dark complexions which the industry, she notes, always ignores. She channels the late Karyn Washington in changing the conversation declaring what most of us feel - “Brown women just want to feel like they’re freaking beautiful, K?” From recommending the best orange or purple lipsticks for dark skin, to ranting about her the condescension of referred to as ‘chocolate’, Melanie has created a beauty category in and of itself: FEARLESSNESS. We managed to chat with the beauty and ask her our famous 12 questions about her passions, her routine and what keeps her fearless. These were her responses.
First thing in the morning, do you snooze the alarm or get up at once?
How would you describe what you do in a few sentences?
What experience inspired you to start Beautifully Brown?
Top 3 things you do before breakfast
Best piece of advice you've ever received
What do you love the most about your job?
Three beauty trends that fit the best on dark brown skin
What's your working style
Describe your beauty/fashion style in 3 words
Heels or flats and why?
Song you're currently obsessed with
Mantra that you live by?
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