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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

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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VBT Beaute Emporium Detroit Makeovers for Brown Skin

Back to School Beats at VBT Beaute Emporium!

September 6, 2017 | No Comments

Calling August a busy month would be an understatement! My wonderful best friend, Tiara, recently introduced me to her lovely hair stylist Tiana who was in need of a Makeup Artist for her salon. We met up soon after and within a week I was moving my kit into her salon, VBT Beaute Emporium. Crazy, […]

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Smashbox x Casey Holmes Spotlight Highlight Palette Swatches on Dark Skin

Shine Bright with the Smashbox x Casey Holmes Spotlight Palettes

August 31, 2017 | No Comments

‘Tis the year of makeup collabs! Earlier this year, Smashbox teamed up with YouTube makeup artist, Casey Holmes, to create 2 highlighter palettes. The Spotlight Highlight Palettes hit the scene with much anticipation and hype. Then seemingly disappeared. I even bought into the hype of the release because I love highlighters and Smashbox has totally been on […]

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MAC x Viva Glam Taraji P. Henson Collection for fall 2017

#BlackGirlMagic: New Taraji Viva Glam Collection Coming Soon! 

August 17, 2017 | No Comments

Hold up, wait a minute! Let me sprinkle some #BlackGirlMagic in it! I was starting to think we’d seen the last of MAC and Taraji. But they’re back! Last year, we got a taste of auntie Taraji’s fierce yet sophisticated makeup style when she launched two campaigns with MAC. It all started with her first Viva Glam […]

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Kim Kardashian x Jeffree Star Contour Kit Drama August 2017

Kim Kardashian & Jeffree Star Officially CANCELLED!

August 15, 2017 | No Comments

Kim Kardashian has been a makeup and beauty icon for years. She (and her makeup artist Mario) catapulted the age-old technique of highlighting and contouring to the masses and launched a makeup revolution. Now you can’t even go to the grocery store without seeing a woman contoured and highlighted for the gods. Yup, you can thank […]

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