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Hollywood’s Leading Naturalista

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Obsessing Over Orange

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6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Jourdan Dunn

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2. Keke Palmer

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3. Tyra Banks

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4. Amber Stevens West

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5. Zendaya

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6. Ryan Destiny

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Styled, Gifted & Glammed!

ORS Olive Oil Takes NYFW In Style

ORS Olive Oil hosted a VIP Style Salon & Gifting Suite to kick off New York Fashion Week last Friday. The invite-only experience consisted of top media and influencers who enjoyed the many offerings of the style suite. The ORS Glam Team provided dry hairstyling for guests using ORS Olive Oil products—featuring its new refresh packaging and reformulated products including Sheen Spray and its Edge Control (the new products are available in stores).

A special panel discussion on “Women of Color in Fashion & Beauty” was also held with panelists Shawn Tollerson, CEO of Namaste Laboratories (Creators of ORS Olive Oil); Claire Sulmers of Fashion Bomb Daily; legendary fashion activist Bethann Hardison; Allison MCGevna of Hello Beautiful/Madame Noire and with moderator, lifestyle & media personality Harriette Cole. An engaging and empowering conversation was had on the representation of women of color in the beauty and fashion industry.

The day ended with a special live performance by Neo-soul husband and wife duo Kindred The Family Soul.

ORS’ Nicole Ray Robinson (far left) and Shawn Tollerson (second from right) pose with music duo Kindred The Family Soul.

Busy with beauty…The ORS VIP Style Salon & Gifting Suite in glam mode.

Dry styling in progress courtesy of ORS Olive Oil.

Panel moderator Harriette Cole kept the style convo going.

Cheers to the ORS Olive Oil Glam Team!


6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

Meagan Good

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Photo: /@zendaya


Niecy Nash

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Tracee Ellis Ross

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Ta’Rhonda Jones

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6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Ryan Destiny

Photo: /@ryandestiny


2. Alicia Keys

Photo: /@aliciakeys


3. Yara Shahidi

Photo: Instagram. com/@yarashahidi


4. Cardi B

Photo: Instagram. com/@iamcardib


5. Chloe x Halle

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6. Tweet

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All The Makeup Details From Her SAG Awards Look!

Actress Lupita Nyong’o’s beauty is legendary…and never more so than when the she appeared last night at the 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAG) as a presenter. The big-screen superstar, and Lancôme Ambassadress, flaunted a stunning iridescent makeup look that’s right at home under the spotlight. Here, makeup artist Nick Barose breaks down all of Lupita’s makeup moves…

The Inspiration: “I wanted to play off the iridescent sheen of her dress that reminds me of a beautiful, sleek serpent by focusing on the shine on eyes and reflect that serpent-like quality with fierce eyeliner and luminous skin,” details makeup artist Barose.

LUMINOUS SKIN: “I prepped Lupita’s skin with Lancôme Advanced Génifique Youth Activating Concentrate Serum. I followed with this Lancôme Advanced Génifique Light Pearl on the eyes. Next, I applied Lancôme La Base Pro primer to magnify the T-zone,” shares Barose. “This is key because the red carpet starts in the afternoon and it’s still sunny and hot!”

BRILLIANT EYES: “I brushed Lancôme Sourcils Brow Gel in Clear to build shape and keep brows nice and groomed then fill them in with Lancôme Sourcils Definis pencil in Noir to make the shape fuller and longer at the ‘tails.’ Next I applied Lancôme Monsieur Big Mascara onto the lashes and followed with Lancôme Monsieur Big Eyeliner Marker along the eyelids,” notes the makeup pro. “To smudge the eyeshadow on the lids, I used a damp brush and then applied Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in All That Shimmers on the eyelids and brow bones, followed by the Lancôme Color Design Eye Shadow in It List on the outer corners and extend it out a bit for subtle drama.”

LOVELY LIPS: “We prepped Lupita’s lips with Lancôme Absolue Precious Cells Nourishing Lip Balm,” details Barose about Lupita’s SAG Awards lip look. “Then I lined and filled in the lips with Lancôme Le Lipstique in Raisinberry and then topped it off with Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge Lipstick in Rendez-Vous.

Photo courtesy Lancôme.


6 Star Style Inspo To Try!

Let these celebrity beauties inspire your next mane move!

1. Anika Noni Rose

Photo: /@anikaaroundtheworld


2. Remy Ma

Photo: /@remyma


3. Zonnique

Photo: Instagram. com/@zonniquejailee


4. Justine Skye

Photo: Instagram. com/@justineskye


5. Kandi Burruss

Photo: Instagram. com/@kandi


6. Monica

Photo: Instagram. com/@monicabrown

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