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Are you a beauty junkie who loves to play in makeup and connect with other junkies? Become a Fancieland contributor! When I first created Fancieland, it was just a fun way for me to experiment with makeup and share swatches on brown skin that can be tricky to find. Almost 4 years later, Fancieland has […]

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Fancie University

Welcome to Fancie University! Swatches, reviews and tips are fun to share but I love to teach, too. I’ve learned so much over the years about makeup, skin, hair and blogging. It wouldn’t be right if I didn’t share everything I’ve learned with you guys! Here at Fancie U, you will find tons of resources like tutorials, short […]

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Shop Fancie: Fancieland Online Boutique


Looking for a good bargain? Well, welcome to my online boutique! Here you can shop my gently used makeup, brand new makeup, brush sets and more!

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Latest Posts

Fenty Beauty Full Face Demo on Dark Skin Brown Skin WOC

Fenty Beauty Full Face Look + Faves!

October 16, 2017 | No Comments

Rihanna dropped the Fenty Beauty bomb a month ago and I’m still reeling with excitement! The entire Fenty Beauty line just does something to me. It’s really good! I walked into Sephora wanting everything. And came pretty close to spending my little heart (and my poor boyfriend’s wallet) clean out. However, I managed to escape the Fenty […]

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We NEEDED Fenty Beauty and Here's Why: Make Up For Ever Rihanna Fenty Beauty Diss Shade Instagram

We NEEDED Fenty Beauty! Here’s Why…

October 12, 2017 | No Comments

Rihanna practically broke the internet and had the entire beauty world shook when she released Fenty Beauty. And for good reason. The beauty world is in for a much needed change! For years, women of color have been begging brands to be more inclusive of our needs. * cough * Improve your shade ranges! * cough […]

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Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Glowing Skin Routine and Review

My Glowing Skin Routine with Kate Somerville

September 30, 2017 | No Comments

It doesn’t matter how much coverage your foundation has. Or how much you spend on it. You can’t erase your skin issues! You’re probably thinking, “Well, it doesn’t hurt to try!” Sometimes it can. Piling on a ton of makeup (and chemicals) when your skin is struggling can make things worse. Now you’ve got clogged […]

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Easy Sunset Inspired Eyes for Fall on Dark Skin Black Women Brown Skin Women of Color WOC

Easy Sunset Inspired Eyes for Fall + Eyeshadow Tutorial

September 22, 2017 | No Comments

Are you ready for fall? ‘Cause it’s time to get ready! Fall is quickly breezing around the corner and I’ve got a simple eye look for you. I grabbed my trusty Juvia’s Place Nubian 2 Eyeshadow Palette and cranked out a natural sunset-inspired look that’s really easy to recreate. You can watch me create this […]

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It Cosmetics Cancelled: Jamie Kern Lima Talks Diversity

It Cosmetics Founder Talks Diversity….and FAILS!

September 20, 2017 | No Comments

It Cosmetics is the last brand that comes to mind when I think of diversity and inclusivity. Let me give you a little insight why. Founder Jamie Kern Lima has built It Cosmetics into a billion dollar brand now owned by L’Oreal. She went from catching a 10 minute break selling concealer on QVC to an entire […]

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Radiant Skin Care Routine Free Guide

How to Achieve Radiant Skin in 3 Easy Steps!

September 19, 2017 | No Comments

Building a skincare routine is the key to achieving radiant skin! Learning to understand your skin and assess its needs can be a challenge. But I’m here to break it down for you! Achieving healthy, radiant skin is as simple as 3 easy steps!

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Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder 35 Deep 40 Dark Swatches on Dark Skin Brown Skin

Maybelline Fit Me Loose Finishing Powder Review

September 18, 2017 | No Comments

Loose powders are scary territory for brown skin! They can make us look ghastly. Both in real life and flash photos. Or, in some cases, they can make us look extremely dry and cakey. Loose powders can be especially horrifying for me because I have a pretty deep skin tone and I have dry skin too. Unfortunately, […]

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Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs and Rosewater Review

Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs & Rosewater Review

September 15, 2017 | No Comments

Want clear skin? You hear it all the time. “Drink water and mind your business.” Listen, sis. I’m here to tell you that you can finesse your way into clearer, brighter and more hydrated skin without all that. Okay, you do still need to drink water! But you can still meddle in folks’ business guilt free […]

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Fenty Beauty Swatches First Impressions on Dark Skin

Fenty Beauty by Rihanna is Here & it’s Magical!

September 13, 2017 | No Comments

Rihanna set the beauty world on fire over the weekend and we’re all feeling the heat! The much anticipated Fenty Beauty by Rihanna launched Friday exclusively at Sephora. And it’s all anyone can talk about. For good reason, too! Fenty Beauty took us all by storm upon release. Rihanna kept everything under wraps until the official launch date (September 8th) including […]

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Top Picks for Oily Skin

Top Picks for Oily Skin

September 9, 2017 | No Comments

Doing someone else’s makeup can be so much fun! It can also be a great learning experience, too. Last weekend, I gave my best friend, Tiara, a Back to School themed makeover at VBT Beaute Emporium. Unlike myself, my best friend has rather oily skin that she often struggles to keep matte. Naturally, I had to […]

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