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Snoop Dogg Does A Voice Over For NikkieTutorials And It's Officially The Best Damn Video On Youtube

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Ain’t nothin’ but a beauty thang.

The last thing I expected to find while scrolling through my subscriptions on Youtube was a video bringing an OG rapper, Snoop Dogg, and an OBG youtuber, Nikkietutorials making a youtube video. That’s Original Beauty Guru for Nikkie. But, yes, it exists. And it’s exactly what the internet needed.

 
 

As the Global Artistry Adviser for Marc Jacobs Beauty, Nikkie was showing us the new Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder. There is also a demo of the Accomplice Concealer!

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Marc Jacobs Beauty
Accomplice Instant Blurring Beauty Powder

Need to know: $49, 4 shades, includes brush in compact
Shop here

Marc Jacobs Beauty
Accomplice Concealer + Touch Up Stick

Need to know: $32, 17 shades
Shop here

They took this video to new heights by featuring Snoop!

Who needs another ‘boyfriend does my makeup video.’

While it may seem odd to some, we can’t deny that Snoop Dogg is no stranger to his own beauty routine. He’s had so many iconic hair styles and the 47 year old Libra even gets his nails done! Your hair don’t shine like that and your curls don’t bounce like that unless you have an AM + PM routine.

Of course he is known for his lyrics and they way he speaks. He gives us some one-liners to remember.

“You know I got your back nik-nack”

“Put a little cream on that brizznush”

 
 

The best thing was how he chose to identify the products Nikkie was using and thus:

Primer will henceforth be referred to as ‘roots.’

 
 

He’s essentially her cheerleader throughout the video and I officially need him to release a word's-of-encouragement type of podcast that I can play any time I attempt to apply winged eyeliner.

“Nikkie you looking like a work of art, right now. Go ahead now! I’m loving this, It’s like a painting by Picasso”

Let’s just appreciate Snoop being here in a robe and smoking while doing this voice over.

Honestly, I’m petitioning that now J.Lo does a voice over for Desi Perkins. Who wouldn’t watch that!!!!!

Other Petitions:

Lil’ Wayne does a voice over for MannyMUA
Daniel Radcliff does a for Kathleenlights
Snooki does a voice over for Jackie Aina

Seeing is BELIEVING.

All Of The Best Brands From The Makeup Show

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Like a Comic Con but for makeup lovers

Meetpepperb.com took over the The Makeup Show in New York City at the Manhattan Pavilion this week! Both Pepper and I, Danyelle, attended the event in hopes of finding all the new goodies out their in the beauty sphere.

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For those who don’t know, The Makeup Show is a beauty event that caters to professionals of the industry. It’s for students, educators, artists, brand owners, and press. Every professional I’ve met in this industry raves about The Makeup Show and how it is the best of all the conventions.

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There are several seminars held where artists share their techniques. In this gif, the artist was teaching everyone how to create clean lines on your canvas’ face. She used tape to create a square around the model’s eye and the tape roll to create a sharp contour for artistic makeup looks.

Throughout the convention, you can see artists creating beautiful works of art. It’s probably my favorite part. I could watch someone apply makeup all day. I live for when a odd shapes melt into an unpredictable outcome.

You also get to discover products and indie brands you may have never come across. Here are just few of the!

Rebels + Outlaws

Wellness and beauty have been blurring their lines lately. They’ve never been isolated from one another but the two are merging together more than ever. That couldn’t be more apparent than with the brand Rebels and Outlaws

 
 

To be very honest, this was the first product of the whole day that really spoke to me and pulled me in. Rebels and Outlaws have created their Sacred Ceremony candles “to set up a sacred space and makeup station to conjure up art and service your client with good energy and great product … developed to allow artist and mystics to tap into the universe and find their muse while creating an unforgettable experience” (source).

 
 

I picked up two of their candles and had to stop myself from buying them all. They were absolutely stunning, smelled intoxicating, and it was exactly something that I’ve been needing in my meditation.

 
 

They also have sprays that help cleanse the energy in a room. If this realm of beauty speaks to you, you should absolutely dive into this brand!

Chrom Tooth Polish

If you’re a loyal reader of our B. News column, and you should be, Chrom Tooth Polish is should be a familiar name to you. We did a story on them back in February! It’s the polish for your teeth that can make them glitter, metallic, and even pastels! They had sent us some product to test out so Pepper and I went live on Instagram to show you what it looked like! It was a really fun product!

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We ran into our new friends at the event. They had their own booth where they were painting attendees teeth! They showed us how they have been making small changes that yield big improvements on their products. They’ve added mixing balls to make blending the polish together after separating a little easier. They’ve also released a pro pack collection making it easier to apply the polish to a client rather than in a vial which is more for personal use. They also totally revamped Glitterati Chrom silver glitter shade to be include more chunky glitters and be more pronounced.

Dirty Mind Cosmetics

Because who doesn’t love a dirty joke. This vegan brand is here to make you have fun in makeup again. The beauty industry is no stranger to scandalous names. Nars has Orgasm and Deep Throat as blush shades. But Dirty Mind Cosmetics goes the extra mile and I love it.

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With names like "‘Just The Tip’ and ‘BJ,’ answering the question “What lipstick are you wearing” may have you blushing. I feel a bit of kinship to this brand. Some of their shade names are inspired by pop culture films directed by Tim Burton. This is all up my ally, which should be a shade name *awkward wink*

Where Should we go next?

The Best Beauty Sales Happening Right Now! Sephora VIB + The Best Of Ulta’s BOGO 50% Sale

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It’s time for a Spring Beauty haul!

You’ve had your cart ready for a full week before Sephora’s highly anticipated VIB sale. Before you click ‘checkout,’ make sure you didn’t miss any of these beauty finds! Go through our checklist to make sure you won’t miss a thing!

 
 
 
 

High End Skincare

If not now, when!

 
 

Tatcha
The Dewy Skin Cream

New Beauty Staple

Everyone needs bronzer. Try this new one from Fenty that’s available in 8 shades!

Fenty Beauty By Rihanna
Sun Stalk’r Instant Warmth Bronzer

New Skincare Staple

Hydration is key to all skincare routines. Get something new.

 
 

Farmacy
Honey Grail Ultra - Hydrating Face Oil

 
 

Trending Beauty

CBD is really working for our money. Give it a try.!

Milk Makeup
Hydro Grip Primer

Fragrance!

20% off goes a long way when your perfume price tag is in the triple digits.

Tom Ford
White Patchouli

Tools

Either a new Beauty Blender or a brush will do

 
 

Tarte
Foundcealer Foundation Brush

Wild Card

Get bold. Get something that you’ve looked at but out of your comfort zone. Beauty is fun!

 

Giorgio Armani Beauty
A-Line Liquid Blush

 

Full On Splurge

Because you know that you’d never pay full price for it.

Slip
Silk Pillowcase

Serve + Protect

Your skin that is. These wild looking beauty treatments must be worth a try, right? Yes!

Beautybio
GloPro Microneedling Facial Regeneration Tool

Big Sexy Palettes

Because with these price tags, you deserve to save every drop of coin you can.

Natasha Denona
Biba All Neutral
Eyeshadow Palette

Pat McGrath Labs
Mothership V Eyeshadow
Palette Bronze Seduction

Sephora Collection
PRO Editorial 2.0 Palette

Screenshot + Shop!

Take our checklist with you when you go shopping. Tag us in your hauls on Instagram @meetpepperb // #mpbhaul

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The deals don’t stop there! Maybe you’re not Rouge at Sephora. That’s fine, honey!

Ulta’s got you covered with some amazing deals too! Time to stock up with these buy one get one half off sales!

L’Oreal

Start to finish body care.

L’Oreal
Pure Sugar Scrub Resurface + Energize Cofferr Facial Scrub

L’Oreal
Sublime Glow Daily Moisturizer

Catrice

Start to finish makeup session!

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Prime + Fine Dewy Glow Finish Spray - Illuminating

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#Insta To Go Blur Stick

Makeup Revolution

Something from the brand that has a dupe everything!

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Golden Sugar 2 Rose Gold Ultra Pro Blush Palette

Makeup Revolution
Conceal + Define Full Coverage Concealer

Real Techniques

Because who ever has enough brushes + sponges

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Sam + Nic Brush Crush Ruler of the Skies Collection

Real Techniques
Blend + Blur Foundation Brush

Ecotools

Again, brushes!!!!

 

Eco Tools
Full Powder Brush

Eco Tools
Blending + Bronzing Brush

 

L.A. Girl

You already have their concealer, now try all their other goodies!

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Surreal Dream Eyeshadow Palette

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Matte Flat Velvet Lipstick

Maybelline

Restock on those faves!

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X Puma SuperStay Matte Ink Liquid Lipstick

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SuperStay Better Skin Concealer

Soap + Glory

Ok, I can’t even lie. This one is just because the names of these products gave me chuckle.

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Spectaculips Galatic Glaze Lip Gloss

Soap + Glory
Hocus Focus

Yuh did good, babe.

Hottest Haircut For Spring 2019

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It’s time for something new

Spring is in the air! Let your hair down and fall. If you’ve been itching for a new look, one of the trendiest looks is a thowback look that always seems to make it’s way back to the spotlight.

(re)Meet the Shag

It’s easy, sexy, bed hair that is flattering for everyone!

Looks good with all hair textures!

Ok this isn’t a fair representation. Zendaya can pull off every look.

EVERY LOOK.

Make it a little edgy!

It still looks FIRE when polished up.

Not into the bangs?

Yeah, still looks good.

The Key is all of the layers that stack on top of each other. You have volume + lift.

Time for a Cut?

Smith + Cult Released A Whole Makeup Line That Includes A Foundation With 42 Shades!

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Get your credit card.

You know them for having the prettiest damn bottle of expensive nail polish but Smith + Cult has just exploded!!!

Meet the Collection

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Instead of letting one product release at a time, Smith + Cult gave us a whole face to play with. Eye shadows, lippies, BLUSHES, Yes! Just in time for some Spring cleaning.

VEILED THREAT

Weightless Micro-Blurring Foundation

The Big Claim: “Melting mousse-to-cream foundation applies quickly and easily creating a moisture matte finish … Transfer-resistant pigment that remains true-to-tone … Cake-resistant, medium coverage liquid foundation delivers a soft-focus effect that lasts for up to 12 hours. Look soft, feel soft.” (source)

Need to know: 42 shades, $42
Avaiable at smithandcult.com + Ulta
Shop here

 
 

Ulta has a shade finder to help you pick your color. Though there is a mix of neutral, warm, and cool shades, there seems to be a consistent pink tint to many of the colors. Even the ‘warm’ shades which seem fairly pink or orange.. I haven’t seen them in person to be totally certain. According to Smith + Cults description of the colors, they warm tones should lean yellow appear more orange.

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“Melting” is the word that continuously circles the description of this foundation. It leads me to think that you may need the warmth of your fingers to best work this foundation into your skin.

UNTOUCHED

Skin Brightening Foaming Primer

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The Big Claim: “Mousse-to-cream formula with a subtle peach tint gives off a healthy glow. Fermented ginseng & vitamin E nurture & brighten skin.“ (source)

Need to know: $32
Avaiable at smithandcult.com + Ulta
Shop here

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Smith + Cult released 4 primers for this collection including this foam primer. Each having different functions. The foam primer is intended to brighten while the black primer has a mattifying effect. The yellow primer is to color correct and redness and the purple uses shimmer to bounce light off the skin for a diffused look.

See all of them here

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GLITTER SHOT

All-Over Glitter Crush

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The Collection’s Stand Out Product

What is it?: “All-over glitter paste delivers a hyper-dimensional look with quartz & multi-size glitter particles. Quick-dry, mess-free formula.”

Need to know: $22. 6 shades
Available at smithandchult.com + Ulta
Shop here

 
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Festival season is upon us and this product is perfect for it! The blend of glitters can be used as a highlighter or even to create glitter freckles!

 
 
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GLITTERBABY

Metallic-Shift Eyeshadow

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The Big Claim: “Liquid glitter shadow turns black & smoky when smudged … Encapsulated black pigment lets you use your fingers or smudger brush to customize a smoky finish. Once it dries, it does't smudge, budge or crease for all day wear” (source)

Need to know: $24, 12 shades
Available at smithandcult.com + Ulta
Shop here

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Glitterbaby seems to function like an all over, one step eyeshadow! They have multi-dimensional colors that are stunning! If you look eye makeup but your skills are struggling, this could be a product to try out!

 
 

HYDRAGLOSS

High-Pigment Lip Gel

 
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The Big Claim: “Elastic gel formula packs a pigmented punch & delivers intense shine. Long-lasting, moisturizing & bleed-proof.“ (source)

Need to know: $20, 12 shades
Available at smithandcult.com + Ulta
Shop here https://www.smithandcult.com/products/hydragloss

And a ton more products!

There are more lippies, a brow product, blushes, both cream and powder! Smith + Cult aren’t playing games and are coming for your wallet.

Shopping this collection Like:

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This New Skin Care Ritual Will Leave You Glowing!

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Glow Up.

We’re all trying to keep on smiling through the rest of Winter but our skin is tight from the cold temps + heating system. We are drying out! This new line from Aveeno promises to lock in moisture and then some! Aveeno has expanded their Positively Radiant Skincare line to take your skin to a whole new glow level. Maxglow! This line includes 5 products says it will give you that dewy-model look, while actually hydrating your skin. There is even a product that is designed to enhance your makeup!

Meet Max Glow

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MAXGLOW Infusion Drops

 
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Most excited to try this product. I have some moisturizers that make my skin feel great but are completely lacking in the glow factor.

The Big Claim: “ Infused with soy and kiwi complex, each moisturizing drop helps even skin tone and texture without clogging your pores. Use alone or with your favorite moisturizer for a lit-from-within glow” (source)

Need to know: $23.99, mini version available at Ulta
Avaiable at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, + Walgreens
Shop here

MAXGLOW Serum + Primer

 
 

The Big Claim: “Create a glowing, smooth canvas for makeup and brighten your skin with this multi-tasking face primer and serum.” (source)

Need to know: Shake before use! $23.99, mini version available at Ulta
Avaiable at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, + Walgreens
Shop here

 
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MaxGlow No Mess Sleep Mask

 
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The Big Claim: “This nighttime face mask actively works while you sleep and replenishes lost moisture, helps recover skin from damage and helps even your skin tone and texture … attracts and locks in moisture to intensely hydrate overnight, for a more radiant, dewy complexion. The hydrating sleep mask comes with a no-mess paddle applicator that allows you to keep your hands clean while applying.”

Need to know: $23.99
Available at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, + Walgreens
Shop here

MaxGlow Micellar Gel Cleanser

 
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The Big Claim: “cleanser works like a magnet to draw out and wash away makeup, oil, and other skin-dulling impurities. With moisture-rich soy and kiwi complex, its unique formula is designed to attract and lock in moisture, leaving skin feeling hydrated, soft, and dewy.” (source)

Need to know: $10.29
Available at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, + Walgreens
Shop here

MaxGlow Peel Off Mask

 
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The Big Claim: “smoothing and brightening face mask acts as a soap-free, no-rinse exfoliator that helps lift away dull, tired skin.” (source)

Need to know: $13.29, mini version available at Ulta
Available at Ulta, Target, Walmart, CVS, + Walgreens
Shop here

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The Big Claim:

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Ready to Glow?

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Setting Your Makeup With Powder Just Got An Upgrade

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Slay all day.

Finding products that make your makeup last all day is what makes a ‘holy grail’ product. Setting your face is the key and we’ve all got our tricks that work for our skin. Pressed powder, setting spray, and a loose setting powder all have a place in our makeup bags. Stila is bringing innovation to getting your makeup to stay all day with a new way to set your face.

Meet IN THE BUFF pOWDER sPRAY

 

That’s right! A spray setting powder!

Did setting your makeup just get easier or messier?

Here’s the thing. Unlike a typical liquid setting spray, which you apply directly to your face, this powder setting spray is meant to be applied to your brush.

 
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In your fantasy, you can image an aerosol type of spray with powder that easily sets your face or applies lashes (bc i still have no clue how to). But in reality, the spray would camel spit powder on your face, get in your hair and ruin your outfit. I don’t think your makeup would even set well if you sprayed powder onto your face. You need to press it in into your skin.

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Stila’s In The Buff Powder Spray has a little bit of a learning curve.

Learning how to spray this powder on to your brush may take a few rounds of practice.

One other concern is how much product is lost. When your spray the powder on to your brush, a lot of it just ends up floating in the air. So the bottle may contain .39oz but you absolutely will not get to use all of it. Some product gets lost when you use a loose setting powder but it looks like a lot more will be wasted from a spray bottle.

The up side is it’s quick! I imagine for a makeup artist this would be better that pouring out a loose powder then swirling your brush in it. Just spray on the brush and then apply on to a client’s face.

 
 

The Big Claim: “Stila's loose setting In The Buff Powder Spray feels like spun silk on skin. This microfine powder instantly blurs imperfections and sets makeup, while skin-loving, oil-absorbing ingredients mattify skin without making it look dry.” (source)

Need to know: Available in 3 shades, translucent, light/medium, and medium/deep
Avaiable at Ulta, Macys, and stilacosmetics.com
Shop here

Can you see yourself using this powder?

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Makeup for your Teeth? Pink, Platinum, + Yellow?? I’m Cringing.

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Because you don’t have rapper money and there’s a party tonight.

I am always one to say that makeup is fun in all forms. Changing up your look for a few hours is part of the self expressive nature of cosmetics. Getting a little weird with your makeup is always welcome. I, myself have green, blue, and neon lipsticks, frosty-funky color highlighter, and I have been itching to bleach my brows. Just for fun. But how weird is too weird? How far is too far in the realms of eccentric makeup?

Meet Chrom

Creators of temporary tooth polish. Like nail polish but for your teeth. YOUR TEETH!!!

“CHRŌM is a tooth polish, just like nail polish, that can be applied and removed in a matter of seconds, and lasts for up to 24 hours at a time. It doesn’t smudge when you're eating and has no taste” (source)

 
 

Need to know: 14 colors, $18
Avaiable at toothpolish.com
Shop here

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The colors

Ok. As Americans, we have a pretty basic standard for what teeth should look like. Our ideal is bright, white, straight, and clean teeth. (Lord, doesn’t that say so much, but I digress). So the Chrom tooth polish that makes the most sense to me is the “Pearly White” shade. Maybe you’ve been drinking too much coffee lately and it’s showing on your teeth. You have an event to attend and want brilliant white teeth to make your smile just that much more beautiful. But, with Chrom, you have the option of making your smile sparkle with glitter, with green teeth, and, yes, YELLOW.

 
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This color is Glitterati Chrom. 1 of their 3 glittery shades. Can’t lie, I love glitter and this looks like something I’d give a try to. Maybe. While your teeth look brighter, they also look kind of dirty. But still not too bad.

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Ok I almost bought Glitterati Party because this is just freaking cute.

 
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No. No, sorry, Just no. Glitterati Gold looks like you ain’t brushed your teeth in 7 months. I almost called a lawyer to bring a lawsuit for causing me trauma and making my spine cringe!

 
 
 
 
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Chrom toothpolish in Baby Blue and in Mint gave me some positive feels all over again. This is very appropriate for music festivals, laser shows, raves (are they still a thing), basically any party where there is a girl with a hula hoop, pigtails with yarn, and gemstones on her face.

But then this color happened.

 
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24 Karat Toothpolish is cancelled. It looks like she caked Hot Cheetos on to her bottom teeth. It looks like her teeth have been replaced with Cheez-Its. It looks like the concept of a toothbrush had never been introduced. It looks so crazy, it changed history! Oy vey. Ay Dios. No puedo.

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I’m weak.

 
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And here we have Chrom tooth polish in Sunshine. Right.

When I was a kid, I remember my friends and I pressing silver gum wrappers on to our teeth and pretending we were rappers, singing lyrics no 9 year old should sing. I don’t know about other play grounds around the country, but on 104th between 2nd + 3rd Ave in NYC, that’s what we did. I remember we would also take the brown wrappers off a Reese’s peanut butter cup and wrap them around our teeth and pretend we were hillbillies.

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Chrom Tooth Polish is just an extension of that. Playing pretend. Dressing up. Having fun. So I joke about how crazy some of the colors look, but in the end, it is just makeup.

Is it fashion or is it Corny?

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New Pinterest tool lets you add skin color to your search results

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Por fin.

Admit it. You’re single and have a secret Pinterest board full of rustic-twinkle light aesthetic that is exactly what you’d want for your dream wedding. Yeah, same. I love scrolling through recipes and beauty looks but, like many media outlets, Pinterest has makes the seeing the representation of people of color like, well, finding a black model on Pinterest. Nearly impossible.

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I’m just gonna say it.

Pinterest has been a ‘hail to the size 4 boho white girl whose hair flows long and blonde with summer tanned skin.” In every category. On every mood board. At all times. That is a really tough thing for some people to hear and, the thing is, I’m ok with that. It should make you uncomfortable when you realize that your favorite app to scroll through doesn’t celebrate all people.

What keeps all of us on Pinterest is the fact that it is women celebrating each other.

(And all the organizational tips, right? #virgo4lyfe)

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How many times have you shown your hair stylist screenshots of the perfect highlights you saw on Pinterest.

For many of us WOC, seeing how those highlights or that eye shadow color might look with our skin color took a carpal tunnel educing amount of time to find. If you did not explicitly type ‘hair style’ followed by ‘black woman, asian woman, woc,” chances are that you scrolled and scrolled and scrolled and still didn’t find someone with a complexion similar to your own.

I have literally typed in my foundation or concealer shade in order to find women who look like me.

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Pinterest did an update this week that POC have been asking for for a long time now.

Look at these tweets as your receipts:

 
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I’ve had this exact conversation with my own sister. We were trying to find some Puerto Rican recipes for the holidays that weren’t created by someone went to La Isla Del Encanto and pinned their watered down version of sancocho.

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Search by skin color

After you have entered your search, Pinterest has had a row of suggestions to help narrow your search. Now, por fin, finally, the new feature lets you add a skin color. They have added 4 color wheels to choose from. Pick the color wheel that most closely represents the skin color you are looking for. Here I searched ‘glowy makeup.” As you can see, the default result images are of lighter skinned women.

 
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The row of suggestions still includes the option to add, for example, “Dark Skin,” and “Black Girl” to your search like it did before.

Pinterest is an homage to white girls with blonde hair.

Just look at this search of pretty hairstyle from this morning. Pretty hair according to Pinterest is naturally straighter and on a white woman.

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But hopefully this new feature will help up us who don’t fit that mold get some inspo too.

 
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This new feature isn’t all the way there yet. Not all searches include the option to add a skin tone to it. I looked up ‘purple smokey eye’ and the color wheels did not pop up. Instead it was the original way you had to search: waiting for the exclusionary results to then add who you are really looking for.

 
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Why does all of this even matter?

Pinterests search results reinforced our societal flaw that we understand beauty as being in one form. It emphasized that ‘white, thin; blonde’ is the default for beauty. You could argue that that hasn’t changed because you still need to add a skin color instead of there being a natural mix of different women in the search results. I agree. White woman is still the Pinterest default setting. However, adding the 4 color wheels is a step in the right direction.

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As a beauty editor, I try to be conscious of the beauty shots I choose to share. Pinterest is one of my most frequented sights when it comes to searching for a specific beauty look. Especially when I draft B. Scopes; meetpepperb.com’s beauty horoscopes. I spend a lot of time trying to find WOC: east and south asian, black, latina. All of us. Women and men with all skin tones but I do my best to focus on medium to darker skin tones. Even after I have chosen “The Look” for the horoscope, If I’m not finding models of different skin colors, I abandon that look and find something new. Even if I REALLY wanted to use that look.

I do this because it would be so very easy to just pick 10 pictures of pretty light skinned women.

Easy because we have been conditioned to recognize beauty through a eurocentric gaze. I refuse to be a partner in encouraging that one standard of beauty. I don’t always get it right. I’ve checked my work and I want more diversity.

I think this is a major improvement to Pinterest but I do hope to eventually see a more a organically diverse search result.

beauty is in All of Us.

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Is Powder Foundation Making A Comeback?

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Will this old school rap be a new school hit?

Have you felt it too? There are changes happening in trends lately. Recent product launches + the looks that have come down the runway are hinting that what has reigned for the past few years may be phasing out.

Brands have been extending their popular foundations ranges to include a powder formulation.

Both Estee Lauder and Maybelline have released powder foundations this year!

 
 

Maybelline SuperStay Full Coverage Powder Foundation

Need to know: 12 shades, $11.99, matte finish
Avaiable at Ulta
Shop here

 
 

Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Matte Powder Foundation

Need to know: 41 shades. $42
Avaiable at Sephora
Shop here

Other brands like Kat Von D have reformulated + repackaged their original powder foundations.

This STUNNING GOTHIC beauty lauches 1/25!!!

 
 

Kat Von D Lock-it Powder Foundation

Claim: The ingredient “[k]aolin, a clay mineral, helps give a diffused, matte finish without feeling dry” (source)

Need to know: 26 Shade, $36
Avaiable at Sephora
Shop here

J. Cat Beauty describes their powder foundation as “hydrating.

 
 

J Cat Beauty Aquasurance Compact Foundation

Need to know: 8 shades, $13.99
Available at Ulta
Shop here

With all that being said…

Will powder foundation ever replace the popularity of liquid foundation?
I don’t think so. All makeup application takes practice to master but powders require a little more finessing.

Poor application of powder can age you. Whether you’re 32 years old or 57 years old, there’s a good chance you don’t actually want to look 15 years older than you are.

 
 

If you have oily skin, powder foundation can probably be the key to getting that lasting look. Finishes of powder foundations tend to be matte. Matte looks have been getting more attention recently.

Dewy skin elevated to glass skin but maybe that trend is starting to phase out too.

Makeup looks that emerged from Autumn/Winter Fashion week had a mix of dewy, matte, and ‘natural’ finish in complexions. Harper’s Bazaar put together the looks from the week and you can see the full break down here

 
 

There is a shift in the beauty industry. Let’s see where it goes!

If you’ve got dry skin and want to give powder foundation a fighting chance, make sure you’ve got a good setting spray on deck!

Related: 4 Beauty Sprays for Dry Skin

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Liquid or Powder, Make it a moment

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Are People Really Buying Mini Fridges For Their Skincare?

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Trust us. You’ll want one, too.

We are the generation that has everything so we make anything as extra as can be. That does, in fact, include our obsession with skincare. It’s not so much a fear of aging as it is a need to curate the perfect self care evening; first: a glass of wine topped off with a sheet mask; second: scheduling an appointment with our therapists. How else are we supposed to wind down after a yet another day of the government shutdown? Enter our latest indulgent distraction: a mini fridge -yes, for our cosmetics!

Could we technically put our eye creams in the regular size refrigerator in the kitchen? Sure!

But think about all the things that are sitting in your fridge right now. I don’t know -I just don’t feel right about having my favorite eye cream sitting next to a jar of my grandmother’s sofrito. Both are precious but they have no business being in contact with each other.

Plus, think of all the things that have gotten pushed to the back of your fridge only to be found three weeks past its expiration date.

I mean, thank god for packaging and pictures, otherwise you’d have no idea how to identify what is, apparently, pico de gallo. What if that happened to your 24K gold eye gels -lost in the abyss of your fridge because it was hidden behind that weird smoothie you bought and never threw away for you hoped a friend would come over and take it off your hands. It would be tragic.

When I apply my skincare, all I want to focus on is the joy of hydrating my dry skin. Not stress over wondering when was the last time I cleaned out my fridge and if what is in that bowl supposed to be that color.

Yes! There are real skin care benefits to keeping certain beauty products in the fridge. Especially eye cream!

In a perfect world, you’d clear off a shelf in your regular size refrigerator to make a proper place for your moisturizers and aloe gel.

But this is reality and it’s only a matter of time before your roommates or your Mama thinks your Glow Recipe Avocado Melt Sleeping Mask is actually a sandwich spread -sticks a butter knife in it and gets bread crumbs in the jar. Boom! $45 goes down on account of turkey on rye.

So, yeah, we’re getting mini fridges.
And we’re putting them in our little beauty oasis just to feel like we got it like that. So check these out if you’re ready to treat your undereye to the uplifting feeling of cooled eye cream.

Looks like a breadbox but all you’ll find is some moisturizers and maybe some perfume

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The cosmetic mini fridge is getting so popular!

Did you get a gift card for Christmas? I think I know how you’ll spend it!

Macy's Beauty Collection, Keep It Cool Skincare Fridge

Need to know: $150 (bish, why!!)
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These next ones aren’t NEARLY as expensive.

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Saranghae. Blue Moon Beauty Fridge

The Big Claim: “when applied within the perfect temperature range of (41°F to 46°F), your skincare will better control inflammation, puffiness and feel like heaven on your skin.” (source)

Need to know: $79
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This next little guy actually just dropped this week!!

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The Makeup Fridge, Makeup Fridge Mini
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These are great, but you don’t have to get a self proclaimed cosmetic mini fridge. I have just a regular, degular, shmegular, mini fridge to spoil my face with. It’s about $20 cheaper, too.

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RCA, MIni Fridge
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What I love most is that this little baby sunshine looks like a throwback refrigerator. It’s the cutest damn thing sitting on my vanity, which is actually a presidental style desk that I bought on Craigslist when I graduated college.

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My mini is stocked with my moisturizers, sunblock, overnight cream, primer, setting sprays, a scalp treatment, and, of course, some sheet masks!

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The first time I applied my skincare after it had been cooled, I was hooked. It’s so satisfying, so cooling! The only thing I need now is some eye gels!

It’s a lifestyle.

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