How to date, mate and relate. Mixing race, culture and creed.
I am here for another installment of Ask a Stylist. Of course this time. The item(s) come to us via BB&W alum Ms.Kay. I must admit, that Ms. Kay already has fabulous style. She sent me pieces from her closet, styled them the way she normally does and then asked, “How would you style these pieces differently?”
Don’t know if you’ve taken Tanisha, our beauty and fashion editor up on her offer for a free “ask a stylist” consultation, but you dang-well should. Her recent posts about what reds to wear according to your skin tone FINALLY helped me find my personal ‘red,’ Make Up Forever, No. 42.
RED, the hottest color of the season and my fave color is all the rage and on at least one page in every fashion and interior design magazine this year. This powerful girl has made amajor comeback and she isn’t letting lose.
After May 15, I’ll be expecting to be on your Christmas, Kwanza and Hannukah cards because the mother of all book signings is happening in Los Angeles, and boy oh boy, we’ve got some goodies for only the first 25 people who arrive at Eso Wan book store–you know that one, where BARACK OBAMA and BILL CLINTON came down from Heaven to sign their books. And because I know people, I’ve got some folks really, REALLY excited about getting all of your First Date Ready (FDR). We want you to be FDR inside AND out, so get a relationships book like “Swirling” to get your mind right, and I’ll take care of the rest.
I use the term ‘yellow bone’ lightly because in black American folklore, yellow bone is used to refer to light skinned–multiracial–black women, however this is a fallacy. “Yellow bones” can also be medium tone and dark skinned, like myself. Women of color like caucasian women have olive or red undertones. Today, I am focusing on those with olive–read yellow–undertones.
Today, I am bringing you part 1 of Makeup Basics and I am beginning it with Women of Color–Red bones. In this case, ‘red bone’ means women with red (warm) undertones and not the euphemistic meaning of “light skinned.” Women of color with warm/red undertones come in all shades. Ranging from a dark skinned South Asian (I will do a post on this in a couple of weeks) to a light skinned black woman. To the darkest E. African woman.
A day late, but not a dollar short, I just have to reveal a secret I’ve been sitting on for over a month. Temptu airbrush foundation and make-up is the bomb-diggity. This make-up is “HD ready,” so I’m planning on using it for every You Tube video (besides the exercise of the week) and any TEE VEE interviews related to the “Swirling” launch. In fact, I’m wearing it in this video rightchea…
Since the makeup show, I’ve been using the Anatasia stencils and I’m really liking how they make creating perfect eyebrows a pretty brainless operation. Get the kit, and you get a choice of a few different looks. The kit will run you about $65. The “petite arch” works best on my face, I find. The [...]
Can you pull off these color compilations?
For those of you who thought it could get any better than Shea Moisture…take a look and listen…
Mineral makeup let’s you skip a step in your skin care regimen
It’s weird (in a very cool way) that peeps ask me how I do my makeup. Since I am essentially You Tube-taught, I guess that speaks volumes to the power of social media and peoples’ fondness to show the world their bathrooms. Finished product: If you’re interested in learning more about the Royal Brush tutorials, [...]
Women, especially those that have recently crossed over to natural hair, become very aware of the fact that they need to moisturize their hair on a regular basis. Afro-textured hair (i.e. Type 4 and combination Type 3 & 4 hair) is quite dry by nature and itâ€™s important to keep hair moisturized in order to prevent breakage that will result from lack of moisture.
But there is a catch. Moisture is indeed great for our hair. But it is possible to have too much of a good thing. And when I say this, I mean that is very possible to over-moisturize your hair and end up with hair that is just as weak as it would be if your hair were overly dry.