Friend Friday: The Pursuit of Beauty

March 04, 2011

By Katrice 

I love this week's Friend Friday questions! I spend at least 60 percent of my conversation time talking about beauty products. Yes! It. Is. That. Serious. I even have a cousin who calls me when she's in a store searching for something in the hair and skin care sections because I seriously have a photographic memory when it comes to these things. I can tell you brands, in-store locations, prices and price comparisons. Soooo ... 

1. What's your favorite drug store makeup product and your favorite higher-end product? 
Milani Cosmetics Secret Cover Concealer is my favorite drug store makeup product and, I don't know that NARS is necessarily a "high-end" product, but the brand's sheer pigment Lip Lacquers are my splurge. I love them. 

2. Is there one type of product that is your go-to, can't live without? 

The one thing that I can't live without in my beauty regimen is lip gloss. However, I don't have a specific go-to product or brand, at the moment. I tend to carry about four to five in my makeup bag.

3. What's the best hair product you've ever used? 
I have had a lot of bests as my hair has been in different styles and textures. My best since I've been natural is Qhemet Cocoa Tree Detangling Ghee. It is my essential for the detangling alone, but it's also a rich moisturizer. It is the foundation for everything else that I use. 

4. Fess up, what's the worst beauty look you've tried to rock and look back at now with a little shame or apprehension that you actually did that? 
I had a Jheri Curl in when I was 13. My mom tried to persuade me against it, but I was persistent. I shudder at the thought and am so glad that style did not span more than one year of school pictures.

5. When it comes to beauty products, we all use the same basic products. What do you use that helps show off your personal flare and personality?
When I do my hair, there is something very small that I do to seal whatever style I have chosen for my afro (I actually did this when my hair was straight, as well), and that is to give my edges extra attention. I put a dab of MoroccanOil on two fingertips and (repeatedly) massage it into my hairline all the way around, even in the back. I sometimes use a soft bristled brush, but I prefer to use my fingers so that my I don't disturb the natural pattern. I'm also careful to cover my hair whenever I lay down to protect it from drying friction. This has also been helpful for keeping the edges of my hair healthy and tame. 

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  1. I must admit that I am more of a MAC girl, but I saw a BEAUTIFUL Black woman in Dillard's and she was rocking NARS foundation and blush. Now that you've talked about it here, I am adding it to my list. I just don't have the energy to go from counter to counter sampling great brands for women for color. Thanks :-)!

  2. Sabrina, you'll love it.
    Thanks Sydney Shop Girl!


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