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Project BOMB: Iman Luxury Contour Trio 

Project BOMB: Iman Luxury Contour Trio Swatches on Dark Skin

Black History Month may be over but that doesn’t mean I can’t show my BOMBs some love! Even in 2017, you’d be hard pressed to find brands that cater to women of all skin tones. Especially the luscious chocolate ones. That’s why it’s so important to embrace, celebrate and support the brands that do. And what better what to do that than celebrate the #melaninmagic of brands created by black women themselves? Yaaaaaas, honey!
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Project BOMB: The Lip Bar Liquid Matte Lipsticks 

The Lip Bar Liquid Matte Lipsticks in Bawse Lady, Savage and Man Eater Swatches on Dark Skin

A lot of people may equate Detroit with crime but there’s so much more to this beautiful city! Its citizens are resilient, hard working and many of them are so creative that it’ll blow your minds. Detroit is quickly becoming a bustling playground art and entrepreneurship of all kinds. Makeup included!

The Lip Bar is a Detroit based makeup brand that specializes in making beautiful funky colored lipsticks. It was founded by Melissa Butler who sprinkled her unique blend of #blackgirlmagic to manifest a successful business that empowers women and makes them feel sexy. After her failed pitch on Shark Tank, Melissa used the harsh criticism to turn the Lip Bar into a powerful black owned makeup brand that is now sold at Target. Talk about an inspiration! You go girl!
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Project BOMB: Juvia’s Place Mini Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette 

Project BOMB: Juvia's Place Mini Masquerade Eyeshadow Palette

Happy Monday, darlings! Project BOMB is still underway and now that we’ve got the lips covered with Iman, we can move on to the eyes with Juvia’s Place. Juvia’s Place is a newer brand that just popped up on the scene a couple of years ago with their vibrant African-themed eyeshadow palettes that are crazy pigmented and out of this world beautiful. For months, I had been eyeing a few of Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes because the color schemes are so unique and I’ve seen so many people raving about how awesome their eyeshadows are.
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Project BOMB: Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipsticks

Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipsticks Flirtatious, Black Brandy, Wild Thing, Opal Swatches on Dark Skin

Normally, I’m all about pink on Wednesday but today I want to do something a little different. Today marks the beginning of Black History Month and I thought it would be a fabulous idea to celebrate the beauty of melanin through makeup. It can be hard to find makeup when you’re on the deeper end of the spectrum. Luckily, there’s some amazing melanin beauties out there who have stepped up to create an entire line dedicated to helping women of all shades feel beautiful. Even the darkest of divas!

So I decided to kick off Project BOMB (Black Owned Makeup Brands) to showcase different BOMBs and products that are brown girl friendly and support our local communities. To kick off Project BOMB, I’d like to reintroduce you to the Iman Luxury Moisturizing Lipsticks aka one of the best lipsticks you’ll ever try.
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Covergirl Bombshell Lip Perfection Lipstick Review

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I’m such a MAC girl! I don’t think I could ever get tired of MAC but it’s still nice to venture out from time to time. I’ve been exploring a few new brands this year and you know what? A lot of them are pretty on par with MAC (or even better) and sometimes at a fraction of the cost! Take the Covergirl Bombshell Lip Perfection Lipstick for instance. It’s creamy, pigmented and long lasting all for under $10!

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October Bombshell Julep Maven Box

Okay, I can’t lie. I was a little miffed when I realized I had forgotten to skip this month’s Julep Maven box. These boxes are really nice but I wasn’t looking forward to dropping $20 on this. I was reluctant when I first received my shipping confirmation but after seeing what other ladies received thus month I started getting a bit excited. I seen a few ladies getting the quick dry drops and I was praying I would too. I smudge my nails every time I get them polished because I’m so impatient lol

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Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Palette Swatches 

Juvia's Place Nubian 2 Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Can’t get enough of Juvia’s Place? Me either, girl! Juvia’s Place isn’t exactly new to the makeup scene. Juvia’s Place recently exploded on social media making it the hottest brand for palettes on the market. And for good reason! Her palettes are extremely addictive! I first fell in love with the Mini Masquerade Palette and quickly went back for the Saharan Eyeshadow PaletteSaharan Blush Palette and the Nubian 2 Palette. You know it’s good when you double back three times!
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Juvia’s Place Saharan Eyeshadow Palette Swatches 

Juvia's Place Saharan Eyeshadow Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Summer is all about bright, bold colors! So it’s no surprise that Juvia’s Place is completely dominating this season with their extremely bold, colorful palettes. Juvia’s Place (an amazing BOMB) specializes in making stunning African-themed palettes designed to pop on chocolate cuties. I first fell in love with the brand when I took a chance on the Mini Masquerade Palette and was completely blown away by the quality. Since then, I’ve added a few more Juvia’s Place palettes to my collection. Including the stunning Saharan Eyeshadow Palette. It’s perfect for summer!
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Fancie Faves 

Fancie Faves: Black Opal Deluxe Finishing Powder, Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation + Concealer, Marc Jacobs Dew Drops Coconut Gel Highlighter, Smashbox Photo Finish Radiance Primer, Michael Todd SonicBlend Sonic Makeup Brush

Happy June! It’s hard to believe it’s June already but I’m beyond ready for the sunshine and good vibes. Bring it on! I love summer as it’s always filled with fun times, dewy skin and gorgeous bold colors. That’s what I’m all about baby! Radiant, dewy skin with a flawless base and a pop of color. These days, I’ve been hooked on quite a few new products that help me achieve the perfect summer look I’m going for with ease. Here’s a few of my current faves:
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Juvia’s Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I Swatches 

Juvia's Place Saharan Blush Palette Volume I Swatches on Dark Skin

Juvia’s Place randomly dropped 2 new blush palettes on us last month and the makeup world spontaneously combusted! Okay, it wasn’t that massive of a launch. But it was still a huge deal because now we get matching blushes, highlighter and bronzer to pair with our favorite Juvia’s Place eyeshadow palettes like Masquerade. When I first saw the announcement, I squealed out loud like a true fan girl because I knew these blush palettes weren’t going to disappoint–and they didn’t.
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