Category Archives: YSL

Summer Lip Color Ideas on Dark Skin

Summer Lip Color Ideas

Hey, hey! Here’s the first of many videos to come in The Summer Series!


A Spring Makeup Look for Dark Skin + Trying New Products for the First Time

Spring Makeup

It seems A LOT of new products came out after January—I STILL have a box full of products to photograph, swatch, test, and review. But because I was getting a bit backed up on featuring some of them, I decided it’d be a good idea to use as many as I could in a makeup video: NYX Cosmetics Cream Highlight & Contour Palette in Deep, Make Up For Ever Pro Sculpting Palette in #40 and #50, and a few other things.


Maisha’s Go-to Fall Makeup Look: Vampy Lip + Smoky Eye

fall makeup look dark skin vampy lip smoky eye

Hey, ya’ll! Maisha here :)

As the days start to shorten and the leaves lose their vivid green color, my hot pink lipsticks are slowly making their way to the back of my vanity. The cooler months have always inspired me to keep my makeup looks as dark and sultry yet wearable as possible. In this post I’ll give you guys an inside look into what my go-to makeup look for fall consists of.


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I’m Quoted in the September Beauty Awards Issue of EBONY!

ebony september 2014

Ahh! I’m quoted in the September issue of EBONY for the 2014 Beauty & Grooming MVP Awards! *throws confetti* SO beyond elated to be featured again in such a prestigious publication. I was part of the first ever EBONY Beauty and Grooming Awards in 2012 so I was so happy when they asked me to take part again this year.


A Tale of Three YSL Lipsticks

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Sometimes you guys “blame” me for creating new makeup addictions for you (which I of course like to think of it as matchmaking—I pair you with amazing things I think you should try…lol), but you guys sometimes make me want stuff. Like back in July when I did my #TSABDLips challenge on Instagram, I had a list of SO SO many wants and wound up buying these three YSL lipsticks. YSL though is one of my favorite makeup brands so it wasn’t really a ton of arm-twisting going on when I was in the process of buying…lol.


What’s Going in My Beauty Bag for My Trip to Miami Swim Week!


I’m heading to Miami tomorrow for Mercedes-Benz Swim Week! I was just in Miami a few weeks ago and earlier this year but happy to be going back—especially because it means I get to go back to this cafe I really, really, really loved (Maxine’s Bistro & Bar—the breakfast is divine and you MUST have the Cuban coffee). Other than being severely greedy (lol) I’m excited about Swim Week! I’ll be hitting quite a number of shows, covering backstage beauty with some great brands like Cover FX, beautyblender, and TRESemmé, going to parties, and hopefully have some downtime for lounging…lol.


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