Culture

African Handmade Jewellery for the Bold Woman! Photographed by Emmanuel Thuo

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Women love jewellery. It's a known fact. According to a fashion poll, 75 percent of African women love wearing fashion accessories. Fashion season is so close that we can almost taste it and whether you love bold accessories, or just want a simple headwrap look, we're here to help you find that awesome accessory for you. Kenyan based photographer, Emmanue[...]

The 5 Best Foundations for Oily Skin

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It can be so frustrating after taking special care to apply your makeup only for you to start shinning after an hour or so. To think you’ve tried all the oil prof beauty products but still end up with a shine. It’s time to focus on makeup products specially formulated to prevent oily skin. After testing a few products, we’ve rounded up the best foundations f[...]

Top 14 Melanin Faces of South-African Fashion

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We always overlook that ultimately; campaigns and fashion shows would really be nothing without one particular being – the model. The model brings life into a designer/brand’s vision, conveys the artistic message that the clothes carry as well as shows the potential buyer how a garment would look on them. There has been a growing trend in the usage of black [...]

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[...]