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Dermablend Pro, the professional camouflage makeup company that makes high-coverage makeup products for those who need it, just came out with an impressive and touching new ad campaign called Camo Confessions that encourages people to embrace their imperfections.
Using the tagline, “We all have something to cover. Let’s TAKE IT OFF. Together.,” the campaign features confessional videos from Cassandra, a model and YouTube makeup artist with severe acne; Cheri, a young woman living with vitiligo; and Rico, aka “Zombie Boy,” whose whole body is covered head to toe in tattoos.
Each confessional details how that person felt signaled out for the way they look, and how using makeup helped them blend in. But in recognizing that the way we look has no affect on who we are inside, Cassandra and Cheri and Rico all remove their makeup in an empowering gesture that exhibits this fact to the public.
Read more about Dermablend Pro. at StyleBlazer.com
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.
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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