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It is often hard for multicultural women to find beauty products that suit them. So Jodie Patterson came up with a solution. She has co-founded a new online beauty shopping destination called DooBop.com, which offers products for multicultural women.
“Less than two months into its launch the site is filled with an expertly curated collection of products from widely popular prestige companies, like Iman and Fashion Fashion, alongside a few little-known gems exclusive to the site, like Paris-based Nuhanciam and Ethnicia,” reports The Huffington Post.
Patterson has a fashion PR background and her co-founder Benjamin Bernet was a marketing executive at L’Oreal. They handpick every product on the site.
According to Patterson, the site is offering free shipping and free samples with every order as well as foreign products DooBop will offer exclusively. “Our site has prestige and niche product from all over the world that allows the customer to explore beyond the confines of the proverbial ‘ethnic isle’,” she says, adding that the site also has a charitable side. “$1 from every sale goes to underserved and at risk teens through a New York-based organization we support called, Community of Unity. We work with the young women in the organization on many levels but I’m most excited to start talking to them about the business of beauty. There could be a collaborative project down the line!,” she says.
Patterson has big plans for the site. “We want Doobop to be a standout site, so we worked with exceptional creative talent to produce exclusive How-To beauty tutorials. Our team of six beauty experts, (Keith Campbell & Liz Owusu in hair, Cynde Watson & Angie Parker in make up, Sherwin Parikh in dermatology, and Jeanette Bronee in wellness) can be seen in three-minute videos that address modern beauty dilemmas and in the form of questions and answers -– all on site!,” Patterson tells HuffPo.
Considering black women spend $7.5 billion annually on beauty products and will spend 80 percent more on cosmetics and twice as much on skin care products than their white counterparts, DooBop may be onto something big.
Who among us doesn’t enjoy traveling? Sometimes a little escape from reality is just what the doctor ordered and we can’t blame you! With hectic schedules and busy lives a little R&R is not only much needed, it’s deserved! Sadly, with travel comes the hassle of packing.
\Not to worry though, we’ve got you covered! If you’re anything like us packing can sometimes be a nightmare, with the hardest items to pack being toiletries. Between hair, makeup and skincare products a girl can go over the airports weight limit with the extras alone! The best way to travel in style is simply by preparing ahead and purchasing travel sizes of your favorite items or even buying travel sized bottles and making a kit of your very own.
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Happy Movember, StyleBlazers! The worldwide occasion aims to raise funds for men’s health program investments and start conversations about men’s health. Men observe the month-long, annual campaign by growing out their facial hair, particularly their ‘staches.
Since we can’t and wouldn’t want to grow facial hair of our own, last year we observed Movember with a moustache themed shopper. This year we’re celebrating Movember with a pledge (or several). For many of us, our boyfriends and husbands are the closest men to us, which means they have a front row seat to all the chaos from our fashion and beauty obsessed existences.
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You can’t help but smile at a bubbly 20 year old, wanting to be seen and heard and liked and drunk. They’re like a bright light in a dark room. A really, really, bright, florescent light that you can’t keep out of your face! Luckily, as we get older, we realize that less is more in almost every area of life. We slow down, we quiet down; we look down instead of having to chat up every single person we pass. Here are 14 ways we realize less is more as we age.
This picture is floating around the internet and it’s caused quite a bit of a stir. Believe it or not, both of the women in the picture above, are the same, unnamed person. Melissa Murphy, the makeup artist, posted the images on Reddit, with the caption: “Makeup. That’s it.”
The woman’s nose has been contoured, her new, false lashes, make her eyes pop, she’s been given higher cheekbones and the foundation has masked the freckles from her forehead to her chest.
I doubt anyone would argue that the woman doesn’t look drastically different. But some are debating whether or not wearing this much makeup is deceiving. Which raises a good question. If a man met the woman on the right and approached her, he would certainly feel a certain type of way if she showed up for their first date or woke up in his bed the next morning looking like the woman on the left. But there’s always the notion that men often aren’t attracted to women who they can tell is wearing a pound of makeup. I can’t see this woman in person, but this photograph makes her look pretty natural.
The women of Jezebel brought up the point that maybe, perhaps this woman isn’t wearing this much makeup attempting to attract a man. Perhaps she’s doing it for herself because this is how she wants to look. But then another commenter took issue with that as well. She claimed that if this woman went through these lengths to mask her natural appearance, then she’s clearly not comfortable or hasn’t accepted who she is.
One man tried to come up with an equivalent saying, what if a man wore prosthetic muscles that he later removed. Wouldn’t the woman feel deceived? Umm… nice try but I’m willing to guess for most women, whether or not you have muscles is not going to be a deal breaker. I think perhaps a better example is a man wearing a sock in his drawers and then when you get ready to drop trou, you find out you’re working with micro meat. I guess the only saving grace, for those who are really troubled by this, is the fact that the average woman doesn’t know how to apply makeup with this much expertise. But is really that big of a deal in the first place? Shouldn’t women be able to use makeup to enhance what they have?
What do you make of this? Is this much makeup deceitful?
ABOUT THIS EPISODE Who doesn’t love a great wedding? Especially when the Bride-to-be looks like a million bucks. We’ve surprised one lucky Bride to be with the ultimate wedding makeover. You’re in for a treat as this fab beauty story unfolds on “I Dream of a Glam Wedding.” In this episode, you get to hear the story behind proposal of Nina and Ed and she will also receive a hair/make-up consultation by a celebrity hairstylist/makeup artist. Make sure you watch the full video to find out how you can win a $500 gift card for your own hair and makeup products.
ABOUT THE BRIDE-TO-BE Nina Kenny is a 28 year old Private Voice Instructor from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Currently engaged to 33 year old Edward McCray who recently proposed to Nina on her 28th birthday. To here full story of how they met and more make sure you watch the video above.
ABOUT THE CELEBRITY HAIRSTYLIST Pat Sumpter Davis has styled numerous celebrity personalities such as Gayle King, Tamron Hall, Nene Leakes, and Tamar Braxton. She recently founded Vanity Mane, luxury line of hair extensions, wigs, and accessories. As one of the leading voices in the beauty industry, Pat’s experience and knowledge has allowed her to identify the void in the market therefore presenting a product to customers that she can stand behind. For more information visit: http://www.vanitymaneextensions.com/
ABOUT THE CELEBRITY MAKEUP ARTIST Patricia Ambroise is a born and bred New York Celebrity Makeup Artist. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue Italia, Essence, GQ, Ink Magazine, and Ebony. She has worked with companies such as K-Mart, NIKE, and Eylure USA Cosmetics. Her work with celebrities include Ne-Yo, Flo Rida, J. Cole, Trey Songz, Bridget Kelly, Nina Sky, Wynter Gordon, Big Sean, Rihanna, Spike Lee, just to name a few. For more information visit: http://www.patriciaambroisemakeup.com/
We’re hoping Tom Ford creating a new makeup line for men, doesn’t remind us of that moment when our guy has lipstick on his lips after a makeup session, because that would be awwwwkward. We’re hoping the products the designer plans to create for men are influenced by his skincare line.
Also, For those of you who watched “True Life: I’m Addicted to Sun Tanning” and thought it was a kind love story between man and tan machine, you may want to read this. The damage caused by the popular summer hobby is far more scary than you may know. In fact, there is no way to cure a sunburn once the damage is done? Yea, we didn’t know that either. Other news in fashion is: Urban Outfitters is backing away from all the trouble they’ve encountered from their prescription-themed products. The printed trinkets on coffee mugs, coasters, beer holders and shot glasses have been discontinued after critics inferred that the items encouraged “medicine abuse and misuse.” With 22 states and Guam knocking on our door, we’d be shook as well.
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He may not be an household name yet, but celebrity make-up artist, AJ Crimson is coming to homes everywhere with his new cosmetic line.
With the help of Adrienne Bailon, Letoya Luckett and British singer, Alexandra Burke the seasoned artist is promoting his new line.
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Instagram is our favorite social network and lately we’ve been fascinated by the many talented makeup artists who post before-and-after shots of their work. We asked our loyal Instagram followers to shout-out their favorite makeup masters and here’s who you picked.
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From adopting healthier eating habits to starting transitioning hair journeys, a natural wave has swept the nation and it seems to be letting up no time soon. It’s no surprise if you’ve gone green in some capacity, but have you given thought to what lies in your makeup arsenal? Many cosmetics are full of parabens, pore-clogging silicones and synthetic dyes that can lead to skin irritation and allergic reactions. Since makeup shouldn’t be so complicated, StyleBlazer is letting you in on 15 natural and eco-friendly brands to discover (and perhaps fall in love with).
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