James Charles and Tati Westbrook Drama Is Just the Latest Vicious Beauty YouTuber Feud

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If you needed proof that the ever-growing popularity of vitamin gummy supplements herald the death of humanity, look no further than this weekend’s scandal involving beauty YouTuber and influencer James Charles.

For those blissfully unaware, Charles describes himself as “a 19 year old kid with a few blending brushes.” In 2016, at just 17, Charles became the first male face of CoverGirl. Since then, the makeup artist has amassed sponsorships with Morphe Cosmetics, along with 16 million YouTube subscribers who tune into his many tutorials.

Last Monday, Charles attended the Met Gala with YouTube, writing on Instagram, “Being invited to such an important event like the ball is such an honor and a step forward in the right direction for influencer representation in the media and I am so excited to be a catalyst.” The absurd concept of a need for greater “influencer representation” was thankfully lampooned on Twitter.

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Beauty Of 5: The Best Lip Stains For Lightweight, Longwearing Lip Love

Carefree is the way to go

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Lipstick is by far my favorite part of beating my face and I love to try it all—the nude, the bright, the bold, and the unusual. When I’m not experimenting with wild colors, however, I love the option of a subtle flush of color. That’s where lip stains come in. Lip stains are great for those no-makeup makeup days when you want a pop of color to enhance the beauty of your natural lips. Keep reading to find five of the best lip stain options for cute, comfortable, on-the-go wear.



ICYMI: Beauty Products We Love, ‘Ugly’ Sandals & Virgil Abloh’s Off-White Diversity Problem

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3 Beauty Tips From Cynthia Bailey [VIDEO]

Women's Empowerment 2019

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Cynthia Bailey is keeping busy on an off the air. She’s opening a wine shop called The Bailey Wine Cellar and partnering with Seagrams Escapes for a signature Peach Bellini flavor.

“One thing I know is how to appreciate a good cocktail. I’m on a reality show. So trust and believe that drama will definitely make you appreciate a good drink.”

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star  shares her top beauty tips that have preserved her beauty at age 51.

“Had my modeling career not worked out, I actually wanted to be a makeup artist,” she explained.



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How Beauty Brands Are Banking on Cannabis

Beauty’s obsession with CBD isn’t slowing down.
CBD — the shortened term for cannabidiol — has become one of the hottest ingredients in beauty, popping up in different types of skin care, color cosmetics and wellness supplements as consumer interest in the plant’s purported benefits increases rapidly.
Brands are tapping into cannabis and its many ingredient extracts with varying levels of CBD — including hemp seed oil, which contains no actual CBD  — and now with the upcoming 4/20 “holiday,” brands are attracting customers with a slew of new products that promote relaxation, anti-inflammation and soothing qualities.
Read on to see how 11 beauty brands are cashing in on cannabis.
1. Heretic

Heretic’s Dirty Grass contains CBD oil that is meant to be absorbed transdermally. 

It was only a matter of time before CBD entered the fragrance space. Natural fragrance brand, Heretic, has released Dirty Grass, a “functional fragrance” that combines traditional scent with aromatherapy by using CBD oil, which is said to absorb into the wearer’s bloodstream. The earthy scent also includes notes of pink pepper, lemon, violet leaf and vetiver and retails for $ 85 for a 15-ml. bottle and $ 185 for a 50-ml. bottle.
2. Scotch Porter
For 4/20, men’s grooming brand, Scotch Porter, is hosting

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John Legend Teams With Beauty Brand Kiehl’s For ‘Made Better’ Campaign [Watch]

John Legend has joined forces with Kiehl’s for its “Made Better” campaign to help spread a vital message about taking care of the environment.

“Kiehl’s has been making wonderful products for years. Now, they’re committed to using more sustainable packaging, natural ingredients and to support environmental causes, which I am glad to see,” Legend tells PEOPLE.

To help bring awareness to the issue, Legend is promoting the brand’s top selling face mask.

“I’m really inspired by the story behind the main ingredient of the mask — Amazonian White Clay — which is fairly traded and collected by local families near the Amazon River in Northern Brazil,” he says. “Kiehl’s provides economic support to the community.”

The EGOT-winning musician says his two kids, 2-year-old daughter Luna and 10-month-old son Miles, inspired him to team up with Kiehl’s.

“This partnership is all about making choices today that leave the world a better place for my kids and future generations,” Legend says.


Besides formulating the deep cleansing face mask with fairly traded ingredients, the brand also uses repurposed coffee bean bag fiber and post-consumer waste for the top label and 30 percent post-consumer recycled plastic for the jar. Plus, in honor of Earth Day 2019, Kiehl’s will donate 100 percent of net profits, up to $ 25,000, of the limited edition mask to theEarth Day Network, which will support the organization’s campaign, The Great Global Clean Up.

“Sustainability is making choices, big or small, every day that leave the planet healthier than we found it,” Legend says. “And it isn’t hard to be eco-conscious. We can make a big difference with the products we buy.”

He added, “Luna knows the word recycling already!” he says. “There’s a recycling bin right next to our trash can and she knows certain things go in the recycling bin, so people can use them again.”

Scroll up and watch Legend promote the campaign via the clip above.

You can purchase Kiehl’s Made Better x John Legend Limited Edition Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Mask here.

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ICYMI: Shopping on Social Media, Leather Sneakers & Fact-Checking Natural Beauty Myths

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9 Fashion and Beauty Brands Spawned From Original Cast of ‘The Hills’

While it originally aired in the early aughts, MTV’s “The Hills” still holds a soft spot for many Millennials, who are now impatiently waiting for the show’s reboot, called “The Hills: New Beginnings,” set to premiere on June 24.
More than just a cultural moment that gave birth to many famous lines and sage pieces of advice, the show launched a new generation of reality TV stars turned entrepreneurs. Many of the show’s cast have gone on from the show to launch their own companies in the fashion, beauty and wellness spaces, some lucrative — for instance, Emily Weiss’ Glossier Inc., valued at $ 1.2 billion — while others — like Heidi Pratt’s Heidiwood — fell flat.
The show is coming back with some of its fan favorites, including Pratt and her husband, Spencer; Whitney Port and Audrina Patridge, and newcomers, like actress Mischa Barton, who is making her reality TV debut.
Now that MTV is reprising the show, WWD takes a look at all the brands created by “The Hills” current and former cast.
1. Lauren Conrad: LC Lauren Conrad and The Little Market

Left, Lauren Conrad attends season three premiere of “The Hills” in 2007. Right, Conrad at the Baby2Baby Gala in 2018. 

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Ben Foden moves on from wife Una Healy with another Irish beauty as he flies glamorous gym-goer Miriam Murphy to New York

LOVE rat Ben Foden has moved on from ex-wife Una Healy with another Irish beauty, The Sun can reveal.

The England ace, 33, who admitted to cheating on Una, is now dating glamorous gym-goer Miriam Murphy and has even flown her to New York to watch his rugby matches.

Ben Foden has moved on from ex-wife Una Healy with Irish beauty Miriam Murphy

Ben announced his divorce from Una on dating app Bumble last August where he stated in his bio he was “heading stateside” and “If you’re uptight and bossy I’m not for you.”

A source revealed: “Ben and Miriam have grown very close after meeting through mutual friends.

“They have been able to get to know each other in New York away from prying eyes and have enjoyed going to bars, playing beer pong and doing workouts together at the gym.

“Miriam even cheered Ben on at one of his rugby matches.

The rugby ace has flown glamorous gym-goer Miriam to New York to watch his rugby matches
Miriam, who’s an Irish city worker, bears resemblance to his ex Una – who’s also had both red and blonde hair
The beauty has posted a string of revealing gym snaps on her Instagram profile

“Ben has always said he wanted to have a bit of fun after his divorce and he’s definitely been doing that in New York.”

The father-of-two confessed to being unfaithful during an interview in February saying: “I was the one who committed adultery.”

He continued: “But at the same time, it wasn’t the only reason for our divorce to go through. It’s not ideal but we’re very amicable, we’re getting through it.

“We’re not the first people in the world to get divorced. We’ve got two little kids we adore.”

Ben left his marriage and rugby career in England to play for Ruby United New York, where he’s since become acquainted with new love interest Miriam.

The former couple ended their marriage last August after Una confronted Ben over his cheating
He confessed to being unfaithful in February months after he was accused of having an affair with PR girl Becky Milne

Saturdays singer Una dumped Ben after discovering he had a fling with PR girl Becky Milne – and bedded her just days after she had their second child.

She has since told of her pain in a heartbreak track, singing: “You made me feel like I was going crazy, believing all those lies that you fed me.

“Every word you said to me was empty, broken every promise that you made me, no, we can’t save this.”

The star has moved on with former Irish hurler David Breen.

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Beauty Pie: What’s all the fuss about?

Meet the brand being described as the ‘Netflix of beauty’

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In this new franchise we ask: What’s all the fuss about? There are so many products and brands that enter stratospheric realms of popularity – going from zero to hero in what feels like a matter of weeks – think Drunk Elephant, Milk Make-Up, and Augustinus Bader. But why are they so popular? We’ve decided to investigate…

Beauty Pie – the background

Founded by Marcia Kilgore – the beauty brainbox behind brands like Soap and Glory, Soaper Duper and Bliss Spa – Beauty Pie’s aim is to bring beauty lovers top quality products at factory prices. By cutting out the middle man and avoiding retailer mark-up, you can bag luxury products for much less of a price than you would at a high-end beauty counter. Simples.

The system is a fairly straightforward one: You pay a monthly membership allowing you to shop the factory prices, with a monthly spending allowance depending on your chosen membership level. Any unused allowance rolls over to the next month, so you won’t miss out on any spends – it’s really no wonder it’s been dubbed the ‘Netflix of beauty’.

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The Pie’s founder, Marcia Kilgore

Is it any good?

The answer you’re really here for is a resounding yes. Beauty Pie’s products are made using high-quality ingredients and in the same factories as some of the industry’s most luxury brands, which they claim means you get five times more for your money (or a bigger piece of the Beauty Pie).

Between them, the skincare ranges have pretty much every concern covered. Japanfusion packs a moisture punch for dry skin, while Super Retinol tackles the visible signs of ageing and Qi Energy gives lacklustre, exhausted skin the kick up the backside it needs.

So, which piece of the pie should you start with? Keep reading for some of the brand’s best-loved products.

Beauty Pie Everyday Great Skin Foundation

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The Great Skin Foundation is infused with micro-pearls for a soft focus finish and offers a good level of coverage, with a finish that’s slightly on the matte side and oil-free. Currently available in 15 shades, the brand has said on their website that they will be increasing their shade range ‘in due course’.

Typical price: £30

Members price: £7.52

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Beauty Pie Super Retinol Serum

beauty pie retinol

Unless you’ve been living under a rock you’ll know that retinol is a pretty super anti-ageing ingredient. Nothing works quite like it; it increases collagen production, smoothes fine lines, improves skin’s elasticity and can even reduce the appearance of dark spots. Super Retinol is infused with both lactic acid to exfoliate and hyaluronic acid to hydrate, so it’s a multi-pronged approach to getting great-looking skin.

Typical price: £80

Members price: £10.56

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Beauty Pie One Powder Wonder

beauty pie one powder wonder

One Powder Wonder is a seriously fine pressed powder that blurs, sets and adds a subtle healthy glow, and is so lightweight you’ll barely feel yourself applying or wearing it. The ‘Uberlescent’ shade is transluscent, so it works on all skin tones to reduce shininess and set make-up.

Typical price: £26

Members price: £5.27

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Beauty Pie Japanfusion Supreme Cream

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The Japanfusion range is a wonder cure for the effects of dry skin, getting deep into skin’s layers to boost moisture levels and making it happier and healthier as a result. Accompanying the range’s make-up removing cleansing balm, hydrating lotion and face serum, the Supreme Cream is a real gem – its consistency is a kind of thick gel cream, but not at all greasy or heavy and leaves skin feeling super soft and supple. Trust us when we say it’s one of the best moisturisers for dry skin ever.

Typical price: £100

Members price: £9.76

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Beauty Pie Candles

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As well as the epic make-up and super effective skincare, Beauty Pie also makes divine luxury scented candles that don’t break the bank. Pomegranate and Baies Rose is a warming scent that’s not too sweet, while the Vanilla and Clean House options are equally delicious and comforting. Buy them in bulk as birthday presents.

Typical price: £40

Members price: Between £12.66 and £14.29

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Is it worth the hype?

Any affordable beauty line is worth the hype in our eyes, but Beauty Pie’s products have proven themselves as being seriously effective too. Their huge fan base of Pie-worshippers, who part with their hard-earned cash and rave about the products, is a testament to that. It’s a double thumbs up from us.

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Crescent nails are one of 2019’s hottest low-key beauty trends

Crescent nails are one of 2019’s hottest low-key beauty trends

Crescent nails are one of 2019’s hottest low-key beauty trends

In case you haven’t noticed, we’re all about nail art—from cow print, to tie-dye patterns, to zodiac-inspired nails, we’re not afraid to experiment when it comes to our digits. But sometimes, even we like to take a less-is-more approach and opt for nail art of a more subtle variety.

Enter: crescent nails. Often paired with bare or nude nails, this chic trend is a great way to add just a touch of glitter or color to your mani. The manicure approach is simple. First, paint your nails a solid color—nude is the most common hue used in the trend—and then choose a complementary shade (glitter works especially well here) to draw a thin outline alone one side of each nail. And voila!

Below are some of our favorite examples of crescent nail art on Instagram. But be warned: the trend requires a pretty steady hand.

A perfect wedding mani, non?

We love the graphic detail added by the thin black line.

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White crescent moon + Nude Rosé.

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The white crescent moon and pale pink manicure are a match made in heaven.

Chunky sequins on bare nails? The perfect juxtaposition of glam and neutral.

So beautiful—and created for a bride, nonetheless.

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Glitter nails are soft and elevated in a tonal palette.✨

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A bolder take on the trend, accented with gold glitter.

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A Hollywood vibe ✨ #oliveyourmani

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Rose on rose, we love how this mani plays with texture.

Art Deco vibes that combine another 2019 nail art trend, pearl-studded nails.

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Beauty of 5: Amazon Launched A New Skincare Line And These Are The Products You Should Try

You're as beautiful as you believe you are

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Amazon launched their own beauty line and the entire world is excited. Belei is a cruelty-free collection, free from sulfates, parabens, phthalates. The in-depth skincare line was designed to address every blemish, dark spot, and wrinkle on your face. Get ready to indulge in serums, moisturizers, cleansers, masks and so much more. This is the first of the brand’s kind so the pressure is on for it to do well in the beauty market. If this launch sparks your interest, get ready to learn about 5 products carried by the collection that you must try.


One of the most amazing feelings in the world is taking a full face of makeup off with a damp cleansing wipe. Belei’s Oil-Free Micellar Facial Cleanser Wipes ($ 9.00, Amazon.com) has a fragrance and alcohol-free formula that won’t irritate or dry out your skin. You can count on this product to lift makeup, dirt and oil, while unclogging your pores. What I love most about this product is that you’re receiving 2 packs of facial wipes for just $ 9.00. Every makeup regimen needs an effective moisturizer. The key to healthy, clear, beautiful skin is hydration. Belei’s Retinol Refining Moisturizer ($ 35.00, Amazon.com) will smooth the appearance of wrinkles, and fine lines. Best use for this product? Anytime! Apply in the morning before makeup, at night before bed, or during the day on a clean face.



Adult acne is, unfortunately, a real thing that many people battle. Belei’s Blemish Control Spot Treatment ($ 22.00, Amazon.com) is designed to address each dark spot and blemish head-on. Apply once a day to the affected area after cleansing your face. With a combination of washing your face, using the spot treatment, and moisturizing your face, you’ll be able to eliminate those pesky pimples! A good skincare regimen is so important. Us melanated folks have proven that we can age backwards. With the help of good products, we can really maximize on the youthfulness of our skin. Amazon dipping into the beauty industry is kind of major. The name alone packs enough power to have me curious about this collection.

What do you think? Will you be sampling the Belei line?





Fenty Beauty Restocks Body Lava, Launches Three Limited-Edition Bottles

Fenty Beauty just announced it’s dropping three variations of its best-selling Fenty Beauty Body Lava, including a brand-new shade called Trophy Wife, which everyone knows is signature to the brand. The new Body Lava shimmery oils drop on March 21 at midnight PST. Learn more about the launch, here.


Beauty of 5: Angela Bassett Shares Her Go To Beauty Products That Keep Her Looking Youthful

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It’s hard to believe that actress Angela Bassett is 60-years-old. The Black Panther actress always looks so youthful and her body is snatched to the Gods! We had an opportunity to chat with the star about her beauty and skincare routine and she dished was she uses to keep her skin looking youthful. She admitted, “I use a number of things. I try potions and lotions as I call them.” Keep on reading to find out what products Bassett is using to keep her beauty at a premium.



Black Men Skin Care Brand Challenges The “For All Skin Types” Beauty Claim

Faced with a constant challenge of finding solutions created specifically for men of color, Patrick Boateng II and Blake Rascoe created Ceylon, a skin care brand developed to help men of color adopt an effective skincare routine.

With help from their advisor Dr. Lynn McKinley-Grant, Boateng and Rascoe created Ceylon as an exclusive product for men of color because research shows they are disproportionately affected by skin concerns such as acne scarring, eczema, razor bumps, and hyper-pigmentation.

“The biggest change that we’d like to see in the industry is an end to the lie that the product is for all skin types,” said Boateng. “There are specific skin concerns that disproportionately affect people of color and it is disingenuous for companies to imply that a skincare product that hasn’t been developed with skin of color in mind can, in fact, be a safe and effective product for people like us. For us, it’s important to have safe, effective, and well-researched products that help deal with these issues without the risks that many common products on the market carry.”

Built From the Ground-Up With People of Color in Mind.

Typically, targeting people of color is an afterthought for mainstream beauty brands. So when it comes to marketing and product development the founders leveraged their personal experiences and concentrated their efforts on education and accessibility.

“Together, we thought about how to create products that we would have liked to have when we wanted to take care of our skin. We knew that if we created the answer for us, it could be the answer for many others,” said Boateng. For Boateng it was when living abroad that he experienced daily breakouts and routine acne scarring. Despite trying hundreds of products, nothing seemed to help clear up his skin. For Blake it started in high school, when as a three-sport athlete, a rigorous schedule and constant sweating made it difficult to keep his skin clear. At the time, Blake began using an over-the-counter skin care product recommended by his dermatologist to help combat acne which also ended up bleaching his skin, leaving him with a pale, washed-out complexion.

Black Men Skin Care Brand

Beyond selling skincare products directly to consumers online, the trailblazing duo is also creating a community platform for men of color that fosters improved health and wellness outcomes.

“The most overlooked factors that can negatively affect our skin health include poor nutrition, lack of sleep, daily stress, exposure to air and water pollution, and inadequate personal care practices,” said Boateng. These are the same issues that can actually affect our overall health. So it’s important to note that our dermatological health and overall health are linked. Our ultimate goal is to start a conversation around overall health and wellness. We believe that starts with looking in the mirror.”

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Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off

Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off

Akira Beauty is a new site that always sells luxury beauty at 10% to 40% off

Let’s face it—we all love a good luxury beauty brand. From SK-II to Clé de Peau, a beautiful, prestige product is hard to resist. And our skin thanks us for it. Our wallet, however, certainly does not. Now, with the introduction of the new shopping website, Akira Beauty, you can have the best of both worlds.

The website, which just launched this week, sells global prestige products at an average of 10 to 40 percent less than retail pricing—all the time. Featuring hair care, skin care, body, cosmetics, and personal care products, Akira (which means “bright,” “intelligent,” and “youthful” in Japanese) might just change the way you shop online.

Akira Beauty
Akira Beauty

So how does the site charge so much less than, say, a department store, for the exact same luxury products? It’s simple—by eliminating costly things like advertising, samples, and gift-wrapping. This makes it possible for Akira to sell you, the consumer, products for less than ever.

All the products featured on Akira Beauty are hand-picked by a team of expert buyers, meaning that what you see is a totally curated batch of products across all categories.

Now go forth and shop! Your wallet will thank you.

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The March 2019 Allure Beauty Box: See All the Product Samples You Could Get This Month

This month, there are several versions of the Allure Beauty Box. You’ll receive a box filled with Allure tested and loved products, based on your member history. See below for two products that everyone will be getting, Acure Seriously Soothing Night Oil and Mamonde Rose Water Toner, along with select coveted products below that we can’t wait for you to try!


Sherri Shepherd Talks Diabetes, Natural Hair And Black Beauty

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After being diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes and losing her mother to the disease, Sherri Shepherd decided to get serious about her health; which prompted a weight loss journey that includes a no carbs/no sugar diet.

So far the actress/comedian has lost 40 pounds and she recently flaunted her slimmer body in the American Heart Association’s Go Red For Women Red Dress Collection fashion show last week.

Hypehair.com caught up with Shepherd backstage to dish about her heart health, her love of natural hair and how she defines beauty. Check out the interview below.

Hype Hair: What did walking in the AHA Red Dress Collection Fashion Show mean to you?

Sherri Shepherd: Knowing that this is the number one killer in the African American community, we have to do something. If you’re a diabetic– diabetes runs in my family– this really is a killer. So for me, I want to encourage women, especially women in the African American community because we do everything for everybody and we always put ourselves last. So, I want women to stop and think about the health of their hearts because our children are depending on us.

HH: What do you think we can do to keep the conversation going?

SS: I think number one, this is such a wonderful time to be a woman. We have to encourage each other. We have to get our girlfriends and say, “Let’s walk together. Let’s exercise together. Let’s cook together.”

They say we are our brother’s keeper, but we’re our sister’s keeper. We have to start encouraging and lifting each other up. It’s a lot of women out there and we’re tired. We have kids, and we have everything else. So, if you can take a moment and look outside yourself to say, “How can I help my sister?”  That’s what we can do!

HH: We’re all about celebrating Black beauty? How would you define beauty?

SS: Beauty means to me, how do you feel inside? Can you find joy? Because happiness is temporary, joy is everlasting. I always tell my son Jeffrey; when he doesn’t like somebody or get along with them, find the humanity in the next person. Find the beauty in them and get off sugar. [Laughs]

HH: As a Black woman in the media, how would you like to see our beauty celebrated?

SS: I would love to see our skin celebrated, our chocolate yumminess celebrated, our lips that are ours, our bodies, no fillers, our booties that are ours, yes! I would love to see that celebrated and the fullness of who we are. I would love to see people in the entertainment industry go even deeper and find the other levels. I tell my son all the time! He came to me and said he like the big booty girls like the Kardashian’s and I was like, “Let me sit you down and give you a history lesson.” So, I love the celebration of the Black woman. Black love is amazing.

HH: We see that you’re #teamwigs! What are some of your favorite hairstyles?

SS: Right now, I love a bob. I’m filling in for Wendy Williams and that style is my go to. I love the freedom of a bob. See y’all young, so you don’t know about this, but when you get to my age, you get some hot flashes. You need air on the back of your neck. [laughs]

Your mother knows about this. If you don’t know, ask your grandmother and your mother. So, I love bobs with a choppy cut, I love natural wigs. I have afro wigs that I rock on stage all the time.  It’s something about freedom fighting and I love that but, I love to see sisters with the natural hair.

I love that we’re embracing our natural individuality. You know, sometimes you just have to put your hair up, boom, boom, boom. I love that we can rock different hair because it has become our accessory. It’s how we’re feeling one day. There’s nothing wrong with it and we can change it up. I love that. We’re loud and proud.

HH: When did you first fall in love with your natural hair?

SS: Oh my goodness! I remember the times when my momma used to press my hair and she would put a straw on it and wrap my hair around it and I’ll have a little crinkle with my little baby hairs. I’ve always loved my natural hair.

Being in this industry it’s very hard to do your natural hair because there is so much heat that they put on. So, I have to protect it by wearing different hair. But on the weekends, girl, I’ll rock a bun in a heartbeat. And, I got my little toothbrush for my edges…what?

HH: Today is all about celebrating the power of red. What are your favorite red lipsticks?

SS: Ruby Woo! Always! You cannot go wrong with a Ruby Woo lipstick. I think I have about eight of them because my girlfriends always take them. Niecy Nash has three of them already that she has taken from me.

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What Online-Only Beauty Brands Do You Love?

There are so many brands now that don’t seem to exist in the main stores but are huge driving forces because of social media — so what online-only beauty brands have you tried based on social media ads? What do you love, what was a waste of money? Some notes from me…

Glossier – I forget which product I kept seeing online that made me try Glossier, but a lot of the ones I’ve tried are in my regular rotation, including their Milky Jelly cleanser, their highlighter (Haloscope) and their lash tint (even I can wear it and mascara often bugs me). I’ve also tried their scent (like but don’t love), Boy Brow (not the best for my sparse eyebrows), and the Generation G lip gloss (too dry for me). I still have a good liquid blush but I’d try their CloudPaint next.

Thrive Causemetics – I finally bit the bullet because I wanted to try their mascara; about a month ago I wound up ordering that as well as a lip gloss, a lip liner, and a navy eyeliner. I’m still figuring out how I feel about all of them, to be honest — the mascara seemed a bit gloppy on first applications but it’s definitely more volumizing than the Glossier mascara. The lip liner seems more moisturizing than my MAC one and is unnoticeable. At first I really liked the glossy lip but now I wonder if it’s too “wet” for daily life (my coffee cup gets totally covered in it).

Native Deodorant – I think Target just started carrying this. A friend of the family is really into animal rights and has been trying a lot of cruelty-free brands; I tried Native based on her recommendation and ordered a sampler pack. I like them faaaaar better than Tom’s, which is the only other natural deodorant I tried, and in general I’m wearing them instead of my 15+ year preferred brand, Mitchum. Come summertime we’ll see whether I still use my Native deodorant, but for non-sweaty weather it’s fine. My favorite scents thus far are seasonal Cotton & Powder, Lavendar & Rose, and Vanilla & Coconut — I really hope they make the Cotton & Powder a permanent scent.

Phlur – I wrote before about my love for my new date-night scent, Hepcat…

HanacureI wrote before about my experience with the Hanacure mask — to be honest I haven’t bought it again though. (Although, hmmn, I have a bachelorette party coming up in a few months…) It’s now available at a ton more spots, including Barney’sNeiman Marcus and Amazon.

ColorPop – Who among us hasn’t randomly ordered $ 50 worth of stuff? To be honest I ordered a bunch of stuff many moons ago — two years — and none of it wound up in regular rotation.

The Ordinary – I hesitate to include this brand in the list because a) I mostly heard about it from readers here more than social media, b) it’s now sold at Sephora, and c) there seems to be drama going on behind the scenes – but I use their Caffeine Solution on my eyes, particularly when they’re a bit puffy…

Others that keep popping up in my social media that I haven’t tried yet:

  • Mented – nude lipsticks for women of color (probably not for me, but they do look really well done!)
  • Prose – custom hair care
  • Madison Reed – DIY hair color

How about you guys — what beauty products have you ordered from online-only stores based on stuff you saw or heard about on social media? What online-only beauty products do you love — and what bad experiences have you had?

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Modelpreneur Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Beautycon Media chief executive officer Moj Mahdara have their sights set on creating their own beauty competition-style TV show. “We’re working on it,” said Mahdara on Thursday night in Los Angeles, where she and Huntington-Whiteley hosted an influencer-packed dinner to celebrate the winner of their “Next Beauty Star” social media contest.
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