Makeup

Historic Women of the Black Beauty Industry

Hair! Hair! Hair! It’s what we know. It’s what we do. It’s what we love. The Black beauty industry (hair and makeup) is a BIG deal, from hair weaves to natural skincare products created at home. Today, we are afforded the luxury to look and feel fabulous with ease, affordability, and convenience. The ability to alter our hair texture, color, and style has become second nature to so many women of color. I’m certain it’s something that’s often taken for granted. While there’s social Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHistoric Women of the Black Beauty Industry

A Valentine’s Day Wish List

If there’s one thing I know, Americans love to celebrate! Have you noticed all the new holidays popping up? I’m sure there’s one to celebrate our cats, dogs and ferrets too. While I don’t have any of those, I too jump at the opportunity to celebrate what’s important to me especially my loved ones. Being a day to celebrate love, Valentine’s Day is one of the most beautiful holidays to me. Besides having an excuse to consume more chocolate than usual, I get a kick out of seeing all the Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIA Valentine’s Day Wish List

New Year. Old Me. Just Better….

As we say goodbye to 2016 and prepare to welcome 2017 many people may feel pressured to shed their old ways in the effort to become bigger, smarter, stronger, better! For me, the end of the year always brings something new to look forward to. In addition to certainly being better than I was last year, my birthday is also right around the corner, in January. I look forward to the feeling of a fresh start; the optimism that comes with the start of a new year. While I believe we are meant to grow and Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINew Year. Old Me. Just Better….

Holiday Makeup Giveaway

The holiday season has finally arrived and I’m excited to announce some wonderful news for all of our readers who love makeup as much as I do! They call this the season of giving, right?! Well we’re certainly feeling generous here at Black Bride. This holiday season we’ll be celebrating by stuffing a stocking for one special reader for our Holiday Makeup Giveaway! But first, I'll share a little about why this giveaway is so special to me. A few years ago, I was introduced to Motives by Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIHoliday Makeup Giveaway

2016 Holiday Beauty Must-Haves!

The holiday season is an amazing time of the year spent with friends and loved ones. It is also an excuse to get glammed-up for all of the holiday parties and festivities during this season. Erline Louigene, freelance makeup artist and beauty influencer of InnerBeautyOut, shares her favorite holiday beauty must-haves that will help you feel and look your absolute best for any holiday event. Embryolisse Lait-Crème Concentré - $18 This moisturizer is great all year round but is especially Read more [...]
C.K. Alexander2016 Holiday Beauty Must-Haves!

No Makeup: Trending Up?

There’s a shift happening among women that’s created quite the buzz lately. While it could potentially impact the foot traffic at your nearest cosmetics counter, I’m wondering if it is indeed a shift or just another fly-by-night trend. Over the past few years, the number of makeup tutorials have significantly increased right along with the amount of makeup women are wearing and the excessive steps it takes to apply the abundance of products. Personally, I’ve been waiting for a break from Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINo Makeup: Trending Up?

Summer Beauty At The BET Awards

This year’s BET Awards will certainly be remembered with its empowering speeches and uplifting performances. While we all look forward to the great music and for our favorite artists to win, I’m always looking forward to seeing all of the beautiful women – their outfits, hair, and of course their makeup! I was pleasantly surprised to see more sisters showing their natural beauty with more subtle and classic beauty looks, all perfect for summer! As the weather heats up and we struggle Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IISummer Beauty At The BET Awards

Lightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Summer has officially arrived, and with it comes a surge in heat, humidity, and the universally dreaded feeling of putting anything heavy on your face. Naturally, it's not just time to mix up your wardrobe, it's time to pull out your lightweight foundation. You guessed it: It's also necessary to swap out heavy complexion perfecters for lightweight alternatives. After all, who wants to apply thick, hydrating foundation in the summer months?  Fortunately, you don't have to sacrifice an even complexion. Read more [...]
ElainaLightweight Foundations for the Summer Months

Destination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

I’m always so excited to hear a great couple is getting married! However, after working with countless brides the wedding planning seems to put quite a damper on all of her excitement. By the time she makes it to her makeup consultation I can almost guarantee I’ll hear her say, “I just can’t wait until it’s over!” Yikes! I just can’t imagine feeling so over extended. This alone has been enough to convince me to have a small, intimate wedding (far away from home)! I personally was never Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDestination Bridal Beauty: 5 Tips for Success

Bridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Spring happens to be my favorite time of year! We have so much to look forward to, especially those of us living up north. I personally look forward to blooming flowers, green, pink and white trees – I adore cherry blossoms – and the unwavering promise of warmer weather. Perhaps one of my very favorite things to look forward to is bridal season because I get to meet so many beautiful women and witness beautiful brides celebrating one of the most important days of their lives. With this wonderful Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBridal Beauty for the DIY Spring Bride

Sneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

Bridal Fashion week in New York City is an amazing time and as I was getting ready for a fun filled week I started to pull some of my favorite items to feature in my Spring & Summer Editor's Picks for the upcoming Black Bride Magazine Issue. I knew I wanted my favorite things to be items that would help get me through a LONG week of shows and events. So my favorite things this season were all geared to help me create the ultimate Bridal Fashion week survival kit! I hope you were able to get in Read more [...]
ElainaSneak Peek: Fashion Editor Elaina Vaune’s Favorite Things for Spring

Black Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

I must admit, I’m such a creature of habit and when it comes to my makeup, if it ain’t broke….So this makes my work a Beauty Contributor all the more interesting as I actively look for new products to try and hopefully love. This time around, I had the opportunity to do a makeover on the beautiful Yoko Jak using a few products from Black Up Cosmetics. Continuing my trend of honesty and objectivity I’ll share with you some of the pros and cons I’ve found while using the products. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIBlack Up Cosmetics Makeover & Review

Top 5 Spring Beauty Must-Haves

Shopping for a new wardrobe or upping your shoe game for the bright, sunny days ahead sounds good, but what about your beauty routine?  A few new Spring beauty trends can help with the new wardrobe additions, too. We've found five must have beauty products to add in a little more "sunshine" and color for you this Spring. Anastasia Brow Definer Strong, bold brows are in full effect this spring. No need to worry if you cannot pull this one off on your own.  Anastasia is known for her explicit Read more [...]
Carla HarveyTop 5 Spring Beauty Must-Haves

Don’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

You’ve taken the time to plan all the details of your wedding day to make sure everything goes off without a hitch - from flowers to jewelry, from favors to linens, from your bridal gown to your hair (and hopefully your makeup too)! You’ll look absolutely stunning and with all your bridesmaids standing with you in their beautiful handpicked dresses they’ll look stunning too. That is, if you’ve taken the time to plan your bridal beauty routine – bridesmaids included.   So, what about Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IIDon’t Forget The Bridesmaids!

Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap

To close out an amazing 2015, Black Bride Magazine took to “The City of Brotherly Love,” Philadelphia PA for the bridal event of the season! Natural Tresses & Dresses Soiree – as the name suggests – featured a natural hair and gown showcase and provided a unique experience for Philly’s future brides.  Guests enjoyed a complimentary, all access pass event in an intimate setting at the African American Art Museum in Center City. NTD was presented by TresseNoire and To The T Events. Read more [...]
Lovisa Woodson IINatural Tresses & Dresses Soiree: Event Recap