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Past articles by Khalea:

How CHANEL Makeup Artist Tasha Reiko Brown Does Holiday Beauty — EXCLUSIVE

Some of the most iconic makeup artists get their start backstage, working alongside some of the most notable names in the business. Celebrity makeup artist and groomer Tasha Reiko Brown had a larger canvas — one that just so happened to be made of… → Read More

10 Plus-Size Lingerie Pieces That Make Me Look & Feel Fantastic

Once upon a time, in the not-so-distant past, I only shopped for lingerie twice a year. The Lane Bryant Semi-Annual sale was the only time that I could afford to purchase bras and panties that fit my plus-size figure... and as a struggling college… → Read More

I'm Kamala Harris' Sorority Sister — & This Is Why Her Pearls Mean So Much To Me

It's no secret that Senator Kamala Harris' Democratic Vice Presidential nomination is historical, but it holds extra special meaning for her sisters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. AKA is the first established Black Greek Letter… → Read More

I'm Building A Jewelry Collection From Scratch — & These Are The 10 Pieces I'm Investing In

Once upon a time, in the early aughts, I fell victim to the trend cycle. Hard. With nearly every outfit I wore, I'd always top it off with a huge, heavy, statement necklace. You know the ones I'm talking about — the crystal, flower-shaped ones (a la… → Read More

10 Faux Locs Hair Products I Use To Keep My Protective Style Fresh

I didn't realize how much I changed my hair until I started dating in my early twenties. Whenever I'd upload my favorite photos on an app (pro tip: one selfie, one full body, and one personality shot), my looks were always different, and it'd be the… → Read More

Too Faced Born This Way Matte Super Longwear Foundation Launches Jul. 24 — & We Got All The Details: EXCLUSIVE

There's no denying that wearing makeup looks a little different these days. While there are some who don't even want to touch a brush (*raises hand*), others who do deign to don a full face are looking for withstanding formulas that don't budge,… → Read More

Chanel Fall 2020 Haute Couture Just Gave Us Major Moody Lip Inspo

We always look forward to Chanel's shows, whether we're catching an in-person glimpse at the Grand Palais in Paris or gazing at a virtual presentation from a streaky laptop screen in, say, Flatbush, Brooklyn. And even though fashion week will… → Read More

Why Dior Fall/Winter 2020's Beauty Look Was Unapologetically Feminine

"It's Maria's world, not a beauty counter," Peter Philips jokingly tells a small group of reporters backstage at Dior Fall/Winter 2020. And walking into the Feb. 25 presentation, held at Paris' Jardin des Tuileries, attendees got a taste of what Ms.… → Read More

Marc Jacobs Fall/Winter 2020 Just Churned Out 90 Different Hair & Makeup Looks — Inspired By People Like You

You never know what you'll get when you enter the doors of the Park Avenue Armory on the last day of New York Fashion Week — which is Marc Jacobs' show, the finale of the week, to be exact. Last year, Pat McGrath and Guido Palau churned out 60… → Read More

Rodarte Fall/Winter 2020 Was What Vampire (Day) Dreams Are Made Of

It always rains at Rodarte, I joked with a publicist before opening my umbrella and stepping into the drizzle — just like I did after leaving the backstage preparations in September 2018. Not that I mind. The gray, moody clouds lend themselves to… → Read More

Fishtail Braids Are Making A Major Comeback At New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020

There are few looks more intimidating than a fishtail braid hairstyle. There are so many pieces! So much weaving! So much criss-crossing! But at New York Fashion Week Fall/Winter 2020, hairstylists are taking on the challenge by eliminating… → Read More

Yvonne Orji's Favorite Beauty Products Include Drugstore Faves — And Drunk Elephant, Of Course

If you're at all familiar with HBO's Insecure, then you know Molly — the Type A lawyer with exquisite taste in home decor and high heels, and not-so-exquisite taste in men. Yvonne Orji, who plays the ambitious attorney, isn't as particular as her… → Read More

5 Plus-Size Coats That I'm Bundling Up In This Winter

I always like to joke that coats are to New York what cars are to where, well, everywhere else. We spend most of our time during the winter shuffling about from point to point, trying our damndest to stay warm and stylish simultaneously. And with a… → Read More

The Beauty Products I'm Getting Rid Of In 2020 — & What I'm Buying Instead

I wouldn't necessarily call myself a brand loyalist these days — it's impossible to be one as a beauty editor whose literal job description includes trying everything on the market. But I am a creature of habit. I know what I like, know what works… → Read More

2019's Best Beauty Gifts Under $20 For Last-Minute Shoppers (& Savers)

I come from a pretty large family: three siblings, three aunts, one uncle, a host of cousins. And that's just my immediate branch — on my mom's side. While I love them dearly, my pockets are significantly lighter once the holidays are finished.… → Read More

The Only Holiday Beauty Inspiration You'll Need — Plus, What To Wear With Each Look

The first set of holiday lights made their commercial debut more than 130 years ago, mostly because the whole candles-in-the-Christmas-tree thing was kind of a fire hazard. But with all due respect to their inventor, Edward H. Johnson, Douglas firs… → Read More

5 Stylish Wide-Calf Boots That Keep Me Warm, Cozy, & Cute

To me, a good pair of boots is like the cheat code to a cute and easy winter outfit. Add a trendy top, strong accessories, a fabulous coat, and you're good to go. Stylish wide-calf boots, however, can be disappointingly hard to come by. I can't… → Read More

The Best Warm Fragrances To Wear & Gift, Since 'Tis The (Cuffing) Season

Without digging too deep into my personal life, I'm single. And have been since, well, forever. But for the first time in a long time, I'm perfectly fine with that — because honestly, I'd rather have fun dating around than to stay in a relationship… → Read More

2019’s Best New Luxury Makeup Products, According To Experts

The beautiful thing about, well... beauty? Its iterations are unique to everyone. My Friday night happy hour lipstick and sparkly eyeshadow combination, for example, might be someone else's midday grocery store run. Contouring might be a foreign… → Read More

Tracee Ellis Ross On Pattern Beauty: "This Is Not A New Thing For Me"

Most people's brilliant ideas come to them in the shower. Tracee Ellis Ross, founder of Pattern Beauty, got hers from the shower — where her haircare routine happens. "My conditioning and washing relationship and time used to be a lot more, because… → Read More