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How this designer remains true to herself and affirms positivity in her life

In 2007, Batani-Khalfani applied and went to an open call casting for the popular fashion design competition and television series, Project Runway. When they told her no, she was fine with it considering she never really wanted to be on reality TV. But this past April the spirit spoke to her and said “Project Runway,” which she hadn’t thought about since that open...

How the co-founders of Mented Cosmetics are taking the makeup industry by storm

“Every time we’d go shopping for makeup, we felt like we were boxed into a 'fierce' corner,” says KJ Miller, Co-Founder and Co-CEO of Mented Cosmetics, “Everyone wants to put brown-skinned women in bold, bright colors, but as professionals, we needed an everyday look for work.”One day, KJ and her Co-Founder and Co-CEO, Amanda E. Johnson, talked...

How Maude and Simone of Bonnti are bringing powerful communities of black women together

Maude Okrah and Simone Tetteh of Bonnti have known each other for more than 20 years, a friendship that eventually led them to form their innovative business. They were just two black women who struggled to find a great hairstylist — Maude someone who was traveling a lot with work to different cities such as Houston, Boston, London and Shanghai. After finding an apartment, the...

Get ready — Fenty Beauty's next collection will be on your wish list

The holiday season is just around the corner, sneaking up on all of us. But before you start making your list and checking it twice, Rihanna's just-launched beauty brand is making sure to grab your attention with a slew of new products.Fenty Beauty's initial launch included a face primer, 40 beautiful shades of matte finish, medium-to-full coverage foundation, matte and...

The reviews are in — here's what everyone thinks about Fenty Beauty

Rihanna graced our local Sephoras with Fenty Beauty last week and the beauty community still hasn't recovered. Whether you're a full-coverage foundation lover or someone who can't get enough of a blinding highlight (or maybe both), there's a product for you in this line. Of course, makeup is personal — some people will love a product that just doesn't suit...