Bright hues sometimes get a bad rap when it comes to beauty, especially for us brown girls. Women of color often get discouraged and run from sporting bright lips after trying one bad shade. But we can no longer hide behind our go-to nudes and pale pinks. Let’s face it, after countless seasons bright hues are officially on-trend.
First up on your must-try list should be orange lipstick. It was the it color that covered every runway show for Spring 2014. But it’s also a color that can go really wrong, really fast!
The key to orange lipstick is finding a color with a reddish/blue tint. This tone will compliment your skin and won’t overpower your defining features. Check out where I found my latest beauty obsession here.
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1. The Best In Beauty Box Subscriptions
No one really knows who invented this monster idea of box subscriptions. Perhaps it came about once the fashion and beauty industry realized that in order to stay above ground during the recession, it had to reinvent itself. What better way than to create a monthly subscription service offering some sort of discount on a group of products we love and think we need. Let's examine a few of my favorites!
2. CURL BOX
Many naturalistas swear by this subscription. Some sit patiently in front of their laptops each month because they know there's a limited amount and it will sell out immediately. The Curl Box is a new naturalistas solution to finding the right products for her natural hair. For $20/month you can try samples of tons of products.
3. Glossy Box
This box is filled with luxe products. From fancy perfumes to the best in body lotion
4. BIRCH BOX
One of the first that I can remember on the market. For $10/month you get a little bit of everything in beauty. From high-end beauty brands (like Kerastase), to more common brand from in your local Sephora (like Stila), to even a few newbie beauty brands--Birch Box has changed how the consumer purchases
Curated by beauty's top Youtube Bloggers with a monthly theme, an IPSY subscription gets you 4 to 5 beauty products in a collectible makeup bag. The best part about this subscription might just be the makeup bag and the video tutorials on how to create each look.
7. BEAUTY ARMY
Once you complete the online beauty questionnaire, you get to hand-pick your samples. Brands have to actually apply to be a part of Beauty Army, so you can probably bank on getting the best of the best.
If you're an eco-beautinista, Goodebox is your source for sampling healthy sustainable beauty products. Each month, an expert curates a top-notch selection of six to seven trial-size green products.