Extremely pronounced lipliner in dark hues was definitely a popular makeup trend in the 90’s—these days, it’s chic to apply your liner in the color that coordinates with your lipstick or gloss. Finding a liner in the right shade and blending the liner correctly will help to keep your lip color on all day, and accentuate the shape of your pout.

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TheIslandBeauty takes less than five minutes to explain that most Black women need at least two foundation colors to create a “full face.” The lighter highlighting color covers more than just the area directly under the eyes, and the finished product makes for completely even skin tone. The video also proves that there’s a way to wear more than one color of makeup that doesn’t make the face look too “cakey.” The contouring tips were very helpful as well, and help to draw favorable attention to a Black woman’s defined facial features.

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Creating a vision board is a creative collage of images you want to become. Typically it involves clipping images out of a magazine or pasting them from the internet. This is a fairly simple but exciting task that allows us to physically see what needs to be done to get to where we want to be.

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Brace yourself. I’m about to say something that goes against everything women of color has been taught. A common misconception amongst black women is that oiling your scalp is providing moisture to your hair. And that’s simply not the truth. Most common scalp oils include ingredients such as petroleum, mineral oil, waxes and other silicones. True, they are mainly responsible for creating that glossy shine we love so much, but the price we pay is that they leave a heavy film on our hair.

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