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Scalp Care, Hair Loss and Edge Growth for WOC with Courtney Foster

Courtney Foster is here to talk about hair and health care for women of color! We're talking about scalp care and detoxification, how a healthy lifestyle attributes directly to healthier hair, hair loss conditions like PCOS, menopause, alopecia and seborrheic dermatitis.(Edit: This episode has a few audio issues that I couldn't correct. Please excuse them!) Find Courtney here: Instagram: Facebook:...


Danessa Myricks on Creating a Successful Beauty Brand and Essential Makeup Philosophies

Danessa Myricks is a makeup artist, photographer and educator based in New York. You've probably seen her at The Makeup Show or tagged in someone's Instagram post! In this episode, we'll discuss her start in the makeup industry, how I found Danessa and took my first makeup class with her when I was 18, creating a makeup line, The most important philosophies she teaches (that every makeup artist should learn!), and the groundbreaking makeup forum that will teach you more than you needed to...


Johnny Caglione: The Dark Knight, Dick Tracy and Winning an Oscar

Johnny Caglione is an Oscar and Emmy award-winning makeup artist, who's worked on projects like The Dark Knight, Dick Tracy, American Gangster, Saturday Night Live, Angels in America, Star Wars: The Next Generation, Amistad, The Hurricane, etc. In this episode, we'll discuss how he started his makeup career with a simple letter, how he made Heath Ledger look insanely creepy in The Dark Knight, the history of his decades-long partnership with Al Pacino, why his Oscar pushes him to work harder...


Billy B on Instagram Makeup, Manny MUA and Why He's Done with Celebrity Makeup

Makeup artist Billy Brasfield (aka) Billy B. is back for another loaded episode! He's putting it all out there: Why he decided to leave the celebrity makeup career alone, Why "Instagram makeup artists" annoy him, replacing Ariana Grande's makeup artist (and his former assistant) after his untimely death, how Huda Kattan launched Billy's social media presence, why brands are capitalizing on beauty consumers by selling you palettes and products you don't need, and soooo much more. Support for...


Billy B. on Making the Beauty Rules, Excessive Contouring and Mario Dedivanovic

Makeup artist Billy Brasfield (aka) Billy B. joins us to talk about makeup for the top celebrities of the 90's and 2000's, including Mariah Carey, Missy Elliott, Lady Gaga, Mary J. Blige, Destiny's Child, Pink, Britney Spears, Dolly Parton and everyone in between. We'll deep dive into how Billy made his own beauty rules, the highlighting/contouring craze, and why we haven't seen him around as much as we used to. Did you know that Mario Dedivanovic, makeup artist to the Kardashian/Jenner...


Malika James, Celebrity Makeup Artist (Part 2)

We're continuing our discussion with Makeup artist Malika James (@MJFaces)! She's sharing must-have products for our makeup collections and kits, and gives us the scoop on some of the products she's used on her celeb clientele like, including Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Tika Sumpter, and more. We're also chatting about more essentials for healthy living and some DIY masques that are perfect for the ultimate brown girl glow! (Please note: There is profanity and vagina talk...


Malika James, Celebrity Makeup Artist (Part 1)

Makeup artist Malika James (@MJFaces) has an impressive roster of clients including Gabrielle Union, Kelly Rowland, Janelle Monae, Tika Sumpter, and more. She’s been part of the makeup team for shows like Being Mary Jane, The Walking Dead, The Game and The Real Housewives of Atlanta. In this interview, Malika talks about quitting before you’re supposed to, the power of referrals, joining the makeup union, the ins and outs of makeup for film and television, how healthy eating greatly benefits...


Sam Fine, Celebrity Makeup Artist

Sam Fine is here, y'all! This unfiltered chat dives into A LOT, including the misconceptions about drugstore beauty, his pet peeves, how imposter syndrome is in your head, Sam's love of neutral colors and new makeup line...??? Please excuse the awkward pauses (I was digesting the gems) and excessive laughter (because Sam snatched edges, mine included). To connect with Sam: Sam is speaking at The Makeup Show...


Felicia Walker Benson, This That Beauty

Felicia Walker Benson turned her love of beauty into a multi-dimensional digital beauty brand. One day she's hosting an event, the next she's on QVC. In this episode, we're discussing her transition from HR to digital beauty brand, understanding why skincare is more essential than makeup, her minimal beauty routine (ahem, #accidentalAlicia), her skincare routine (get ready - it's intense), why 'black don't crack' is a myth, her weekly work routine, how she earns income and so much more! For...


The Self Care Episode with Olivia Jade

If you've ever felt the overwhelm of every day life, today's episode is a must listen! I'm interviewing Olivia Jade (Twitter | Blog), whose tweets and blog posts absolutely moved me. We'll chat about keeping your mental sanity, her cleansing morning and evening rituals, the law of attraction and dozens of ideas for self care at home. This episode will give you life!!! NOTE: This episode is a heavy one, with mentions of abusive, lots of F-bombs and talk of self-pleasure. It's definitely a...


NARS Cosmetics Favorites

NARS Cosmetics is a cult favorite brand that creates quality, highly pigmented products for all. Today I'm going to share a slew of my favorite products (including blushes, lipsticks, glosses and more), and they're all items that I'd purchase over and over again. Since I forgot to add a couple products and shade names for reference, you can find that information in the show notes, along with video swatches and images. Show notes: Please support...


Nicky Posley, Makeup Artist and Educator

Nicki Posley is a makeup artist and educator with a heart of gold. In today's interview, we're talking about understanding and manifesting your gift of artistry, navigating the world of social media, turning yourself into your own brand, creating realistic makeup looks, his favorite products, and SO much more! For more information on Nicky and the episode, come on over to Follow Nicky on Instagram @NickyPosley!


Aprill Coleman,

Beauty blogger Aprill Coleman joins us to talk about skin care favorites and discovering your TRUE skin type, as well as the need for inclusion of WOC from mainstream brands, bloggers to look out for and so much more! View the show notes at


Danielle Gray, The Style and Beauty Doctor

Want to know about the MANY ups and downs of being a full time beauty and fashion blogger? We're talking to blogging vet Danielle Gray of The Style and Beauty Doc about beauty trends, skincare, and so, SO much more. View the show notes at


Beauty Steals Under $10 (And A Bunch of My Must Have Products)

In episode eight, we discussed the makeup items you'll want to have in your collection. Today, we will dive in to some specific products and formulas that are great for everyone. Get ready!


Summer Beauty Essentials

Summer's right around the corner, and it's time to get your routine in order! We'll discuss products that help you keep your makeup on, how to keep your skin hydrated, and why you need to wear sunscreen every day (plus my sun burn story). Also, find out more about the Sephora giveaway on our Instagram account:


Makeup for Beginners (aka How to Build Your Makeup Collection)

We're going back to basics this week! If you're new to the makeup world, or you just want to build your makeup collection, I'm sharing the products you need in the order that gives your face the maximum effect. Be sure to enter the Sephora giveaway on our Instagram account:


MUA Delina Medhin: Makeup for Franchesca Ramsey & Treating Acne with a Clean Diet

This interview with Delina Medhin talks about being the makeup artist for Franchesca Ramsey (aka Chescaleigh), being a Youtuber now vs back in the day, and an unexpected but very necessary skincare and K-Beauty chat. We also chat about trying the Whole 30 “diet” to change your skin. I'll also share my thoughts on Sephora's new subscription box, Play! by Sephora.


Cindy Diaz of VivaLa & Vinyl Blush: From Vlogger to Full Time Content Creator

In this interview with Cindy Diaz, we'll talk about how she casually created beauty videos while working in finance, then switched career paths to becoming an editor at VivaLa. We'll also chat about MAC at Ulta, Shishedo's must have product, and Cindy's weekly beauty prep!


BECCA Cosmetics Favorites

Today's episode includes five of my favorites from Australian brand BECCA Cosmetics. We'll discuss the highlighters that make me swoon, and the concealers I can't get enough of. Plus, they've cooked up a collaboration with one of our favorite models. You can purchase BECCA products at Sephora, Ulta and Get product names and show notes at


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