**Picture of Gabby compliments of Red Carpet Awards**
……”We rock from our lips to hips, strength to resilience, to our compassion, from the way we walk, the way we talk, our swagger, to the different textures of our hair to the many shades of our skin, to the different cultures we represent all over the world…Black Girls absolutely Rock! We are talented, multifaceted, gorgeous, powerful, mighty, brilliant, empathetic, move makers, shot callers, trail blazers and survivors!”
as spoken by Beverly Bond,
Founder of Black Girls Rock
From it inception in 2006, Beverly Bond Lays has provided a foundation, a model, a vision for the building, empowering, uplifting of women of color. Beverly states, “Black Girls Rock is to inspire all women of color to take charge of their Image, their Dignity, and their Impact on the World“.
From the heart of Beverly Bond Lays, Black Girls Rock is a visual reminder for women of color – particularly black women to:
1. Love Who You ARe
2. Define Who YOU Are
3. Be YOUR BEST Self
4. BE A Leader, not a Follower
This year’s Black Girls Rock Awards showcase was held this past Saturday night (October 13) in New York at Loews Paradise Theatre. The full 2 hour episode of the awards show will be aired by BET on Sunday, November 4th. Black Girls Rock Awards showcase, hosted by Tracee Ellie Ross and Regina King, features an emPowered line up of beautiful Impactful Women of Color such as Janalle Monae, Kerry Washington, LaLa Anthony, Keisha Cole, Taraji P. Henson, Ciara, Megan Good, Eva Longoria, India Arie, Brandy, and MORE………
Be sure to tune in because everyday from San Diego, CA to Atlanta, GA to Seattle, WA to Bangor,ME throughout the African Diaspora and the World – BLACK GIRLS ROCK!
Jihan, of Fashion Bomb Daily, asked Sam Fine, celebrity makeup artist and creative makeup director of Fashion Fair, what he thought was the biggest beauty mistake women of color make…
“I think the biggest beauty mistake is really not wearing makeup”, Fine replied. His opinion is that women of color don’t understand how to use makeup in a way that naturally enhances their own beauty. Just knowing how to apply pressed power, learning how to use lip gloss and learning how to use mascara; are the basics and the least intimidating, once you get past the shade of powder, he says. There are two other pieces Fine believes a woman should have in her makeup bag. To begin there should be some kind of a coverage product; a concealer, or a foundation that you can use as a concealer. Underneath the eyes is the thinnest area of skin, so you really want to make sure that any redness or discoloration can be covered. Also powder, it’s going to set the foundation or the concealer so it can stay on longer. I always say powder is to foundation what topcoat is to nail polish. It really holds it in place and keeps it from rubbing off and settling in fine lines.
Fine believes ‘makeup is a personality, everyones personality is a little different. There’s no mistake other than not participating.’
So ladies, would more of you wear makeup if you had a better understanding or more knowledge of the art of color?