Tag: sephora

Big Beauty Tuesday: From Social Media to Sephora, Danessa Myricks Is Building a Beauty Empire

Ever meet someone with energy so infectious, you can’t help but catch joy just speaking with them? That’s been our experience every time we encounter beauty maven Danessa Myricks, who has been a regular feature on The Glow Up almost since we began our journey in late 2017. Since then, she has continued to bring […]

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The Funk Boutique: Icons Served Us All Black HerStory Month

The Directors’ Issue Volume 2: “Black in Americana: A Photo Essay on Love and Pain” by Regina KingImage: W Magazine On April 6, W Magazine’s Volume 2 of the Directors’ Issue hits the stands, offering a trio of covers directed by the industry’s finest. In one of the three covers, Academy Award-winning actor and director […]

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The Fenty Effect May Soon Go to Our Heads: Rihanna Has Reportedly Filed a Trademark for ‘Fenty Hair’

Photo: Frazer Harrison (Getty Images) Never let it be said The Glow Up can’t spot an emerging trend. Back in January 2019, as Rihanna was debuting her first Valentine’s Day collection for Savage x Fenty, we wrote about the bad gal’s growing fashion and lifestyle empire, writing: We’re just waiting for her to slap her […]

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The D&I We Deserve: Ulta’s Newest Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Is Tracee Ellis Ross

Two years ago this month, I gave myself a challenge: realizing that I wasn’t walking the talk I preached daily on TGU, I launched a Black-Owned Beauty Month challenge in February of 2019, restricting myself to only Black-owned cosmetics and personal care products for Black History Month. The results were, at turns, comical, insightful, inspiring […]

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Building a Broader Brand, Sephora’s Incubator Program Announces 8 BIPOC-Owned Prestige Beauty Brands in Development

Photo: theendup (Shutterstock) Any makeup lover is all-too-familiar with the ubiquitous black lacquered displays and striped shopping bags of Sephora—but until recently, finding Black brands on its shelves proved a bit more challenging. The world’s premiere beauty marketplace has been working to change that image, inside and out: after becoming the first retailer to sign […]

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My Daily, Less-Than-5-Minute, Quarantine Skincare Routine

Photo: Danielle Belton It’s Big Beauty Tuesday here at The Glow Up, and in lieu of our regularly scheduled programming, there’s a glow I felt deserved special attention this week: the glowing skin of The Root’s Editor-in-Face-Chief, Danielle Belton. In fact, Danielle’s skin is so lit-from-within, it recently inspired comedian, actress and author Michelle Buteau […]

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What Is Singles Day? Apparently, the Single Best Day to Catch Pre-Black Friday Beauty Deals. So, What’s Good?

Photo: Andrey_Popov (Shutterstock) We live in strange times, y’all—an era of fabricated electoral disputes, a very real pandemic, and seemingly a holiday for every event and demographic imaginable. For instance, here in the United States, November 11 is commonly observed as Veterans Day. But in China, the “Double 11″ date is known as Singles’ Day—and […]

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Making Good on Its Promise to BIPOC Beauty Brands, Sephora Is Centering Them in Its 2021 Accelerate Program

Photo: Grand Warszawski (Shutterstock) Beauty emporium Sephora just took another step in fulfilling the promise it made this June when it agreed to dedicate at least 15 percent of its shelf space to Black-owned brands as part of Aurora James’ 15 Percent Pledge. In response, the retailer revamped its Accelerate incubation program for 2021, with […]

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Big Beauty Tuesday: BREAD Has Arrived—With a Delicious Mission to Simplify Our Not-So-Basic Hair Routines

With so many new products coming to market in recent years, you’d think textured hair was a new phenomenon—but what it really indicates is a new perspective: many of us are well past tired of taming our hair into “submission,” and with the growing awareness of hair discrimination and initiatives like the CROWN Act, we […]

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