Culture

Angolan model Amilna Estevão Gives Us a Few Makeup Inspirations in Nude and Red Liptsicks

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Angolan model Amilna Estevão demonstrates to us two different ways to easily change your makeup game in an instant. The tutorials were shared on INTO THE GLOSS, and we truly love them. Check them out and a few excerpts from the website. "The 9—5: One thing is all you need—Chanel's Illusion d'Ombre Long Wear Eyeshadow in Rouge Brûlé. The smooth, bouncy tex[...]

Traditional Ankara Iro & Buba Goes On A Street Style Shoot : Photographer Dudu Images and Stylist Chantle White Tell Zen Magazine About Their Inspiration

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Like every other work of art or artists, beautiful photography, and photographers alike, need to be vividly appreciated and placed on the spotlight they so deserve. Lately, we have been loving the fabulously creative shoots of London based Nigerian photographer Dudu Images, his passion for the art and use of African props cannot be over emphasized, and becau[...]

"I want every image to pop" Says Africa's Hottest Digital Photo Retoucher, Adelina Tibesigwa

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There is something different about her work. It's the way she gives the images a different view, the colour, the vision in every piece is something worth sharing to the world. We spent some time speaking to Adelina Tibesigwa, a photography and image retouching expert based in Dar es salaam, Tanzania! She gave us an awesome interview about how she started, he[...]

In Honour Of African Women : Vlisco Celebrates 170th Anniversary

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Vlisco’s story began in 1846, when founder Pieter Fentener van Vlissingen started the company in the Netherlands. The brand Vlisco officially turned 170 years old on the 15th of August, 2016. Having a strong connection with Africa, the brand is marking the big event by honouring African women, who have played indispensible successful roles. Throughout t[...]

Liya Kebede Stuns in Glamorous L'Oreal Paris Make Up Fall 2016 Collection

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Whatever your skin's story, L'Oréal Paris Make Up Fall 2016 collection has a match for you. Modelled by Ethiopian model Liya Kebede and Italian model Bianca Balti, the new collection gives us tons of creative ways to wear the nude eye look. "Create your signature nude eye look with ease, ultra sleek texture fuses with skin," the feature writes. "Available in[...]

7 Tips for Avoiding Hair Breakage

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African hair is the most fragile and delicate of all hair type. Due to its molecular structure and small quantity of protective oils, it is almost impossible to eliminate hair breakage weather processed or in a natural state. Damaged hair is fragile, so it tends to break. Hair breakage tends to be frizzy and unhealthy looking, which eventually becomes ve[...]

Lira Signs on to Bobbi Brown Cosmetics South Africa 2016 Campaign

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Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, a world-renowned makeup and beauty brand whose philosophy is grounded in a simple idea: "be who you are", is partnering with the singer as an influencer for the beauty brand. Born in Daveyton, South Africa, LIRA becomes the first African to formally collaborate with this beauty brand and her key responsibility will be to drive awarenes[...]

5 Lipstick Shades for Women of Color

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Gone are those days where eye-popping colours were mostly seen on models in fashion magazines. These days’ statement lips are a big hit amongst beauty and fashion lovers. For most, embracing bold lip colours can be a little a tricky if you aren’t used to wearing. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide to finding, wearing and pulling off bright lipstick[...]

Let's Go Tribal Crazy: Damon Ross Shares With us a Few Afro Tribal Inspiration To Gush Over

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Any one who follows our work would tell you that we are totally in loooooooooooooooooooooove with bold headwrap designs and colorful African fashion accessories. These days it's so important to mix things up and showcase your personality through your style so when Texas based photographer, Damon Ross, sent us photos from his most recent work we were super ex[...]