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Regina Kings Is The Cover Star For Vanity Fair’s October Issue

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Award-winning American actress, producer and director, Regina Kings is the cover star for Vanity Fair’s October Issue.
According to Vanity Fair, Every time King is onscreen, she is real and immediate. There has always been an aspect of her characters I wanted for myself
King embodies her characters so fully, imbues them with such power, that it’s jarring to see her materialize on my computer screen, dressed casually

Read excerpts below:

On the choice of her movie roles over the years:

We’re not a monolith. We are quirky people. We can be the athlete and the nerd; we can be the athlete or the nerd. I just have a desire to tell stories that speak to me, you know. Even if it’s a fantastical story. I still feel like the story has to have some bit of heart in it in order to draw people in and keep people there.

Somewhere around in between Boyz n the Hood and Poetic Justice, having gone on a few auditions, a light bulb came on in my head and I was like, You know what? If it doesn’t speak to me on the page, if I’m not feeling that connection to it, I’m not going to audition. It’s not fair to myself. It’s wasting the casting agent’s time, the producer’s time—and wasting my time, to be quite frank.

On her circle of friends:

Cultivating relationships that are going to be lifelong…15, 20, 30 years old. They wouldn’t be long or strong if I talked about them publicly.
Everyone in my tribe doesn’t have the same skin color, but everyone in my tribe definitely has the same sensibility. So I’ve fostered really amazing relationships that run the gamut, that are not just all Black people, that are not just all women. It’s the totality of it all that has me where I sit right now.

On pay and gender equity in Hollywood:

I have to be completely honest, I never paid attention to the pay difference until some years ago, when the conversations became very public. I was embarrassed that I hadn’t thought about it before. I was just happy that I was making a career out of being an artist. I truly didn’t think outside that. I am so glad that women stood up and were vocal. That changed things for me.

Full interview here:
https://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2021/09/cover-story-regina-king-in-her-element/amp

Credits:

HAIR, LARRY SIMS; MAKEUP, PORSCHE COOPER; MANICURE, JOLENE BRODEUR; TAILOR, HASMIK KOURINIAN; SET DESIGN, BETTE ADAMS. PRODUCED ON LOCATION BY VIEWFINDERS. FOR DETAILS

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Makeup Mistakes You Should Avoid At All Cost

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We all have our makeup routine that we feel we’ll never stray away from. But what if your everyday routine is actually full of beauty blunders? Have no fear: we’re here to help! We took some time to write down the biggest makeup mistakes we’ve discovered over the years and explain why they may be throwing a wrench in your routine.
Here are our top 5 common makeup mistakes, and of course, how to avoid them.

I’ve been that woman. The one who watched one too many Youtube tutorials, scoffed at how evidently easy smoky eyes are to create and proceeded to resemble a sleep-deprived panda by the end of it. The thing about makeup is, a pro can make the trickiest of looks seem virtually effortless to pull off, but when the brush is actually in your hand, the real truth emerges. Which is, perfecting your makeup skills demands patience, practice and a whole lot of experience.

Applying Before Moisturizing

Dry skin is makeup’s worst enemy. Applying makeup directly to dry skin can cause flakiness, which makes it difficult to blend the product into the skin. Before applying any makeup, make sure your face is freshly cleansed and moisturized. A moisturizer that can double down as a primer is the best choice. To remedy your dry skin long term, make sure to exfoliate weekly!

Wrong Shade of Foundation

It’s a makeup mistake everyone has made at some point. Wearing the wrong shade of foundation will automatically give away that you are wearing makeup because your face won’t match the rest of your skin. When choosing a foundation, make sure to shade match by testing on your face rather than your arm for the most accurate results. It doesn’t hurt to buy two colors that seem close to your skin tone, and either choose the shade that looks best in natural daylight or keep both to mix-and-match as your skin-tone fluctuates throughout the seasons.

Using A Foundation Way Lighter Than Your Skin Tone

Using the wrong shade of foundation is one of the biggest makeup blunders frequently committed, one that makes your face look like it doesn’t belong to the rest of your body. Especially for Indian skin tones, a super-light foundation will make your face look ashy, and off-colour, leaving a grey cast on your makeup. An ill-suited foundation shade is also a huge barrier to a natural makeup appearance that we mostly tend to aim for as a work-appropriate look, and can also make your face seem way too over-done, despite your makeup intentions being the polar opposite.

Skipping Out On The Neck Entirely 

Yes, the purpose of make-up is to enhance your face, but a common makeup mistake is sticking to just that part and avoiding makeup application on the neck entirely. Your neck is the second most exposed part of your body after your face and also the one closest to it, and not matching the foundation base on your face with your neck can cause your face to look detached from what’s under the chin. It can also make your neck look like it’s older than your face, which is unsettling to just think of. Instead, apply the same coat of foundation, and blend appropriately.

Not Cleaning Your Makeup Brushes For Ages 

Ladies, this is one of those makeup mistakes to avoid, that all of us have projected ourselves to at some point, before knowing better. Dirty makeup brushes can pave the way for a number of skin problems, and transfer dirt and bacteria onto your makeup products than to your face, and then back again to the product. Even if you make it a point to thoroughly clean your face before you apply your makeup, the accumulation of bacteria and germs on an unwashed makeup brush will lead to acne, breakouts and in some extreme cases, even viral illnesses. This is especially true in the case of a beauty blender used to apply foundation and other creamy makeup products since bacteria tend to thrive in moist environments. Make it a point to deep clean all your makeup brushes and tools every 7-10 days, and rinse your beauty blender after each use.

Applying heavy mascara on bottom lashes

When you swipe your mascara wand, do you give the same TLC to the top lashes as you do the bottom? If so, take it easier on the lower set, since Taylor says a heavy application will bring everyone’s attention to the wrinkles below your eyes. “Using mascara to accentuate the edges of the eyes can give your gaze extra expressiveness,” she says. “But no matter how small those wrinkles are, thick mascara will make them stand out. Just slightly add one coat to stay safe.”

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Vanessa Mdee’s Baby Shower Was All Shades of Amazing

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Tanzanian singer and songwriter, Vanessa Mdee is really rocking the pregnancy glow and we can’t stop drooling.

From the big announcement to her millions of followers, Vanessa Mdee is slowing serving us goals!

The singer had her baby shower recently and it was nothing short of amazing. Vanessa’s fiancé Rotimi, a Nigerian-American actor and singer, family members and close friends were present to celebrate the special day with her.

Fun, laughter and good vibes are all we can see. The pictures say it all, take a look!

 

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Kemi Adetiba Is The Cover Star For Genevieve Magazine’s Latest Issue

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Film maker Kemi Adetiba is the cover star for Genevieve Magazine’s latest issue. Kemi talks about her journey into making her Netflix original series “King Of Boys: Return Of The King.” She also spoke about how she and the entire crew did a great job in making the film a reality.

Nollywood star Jim Iyke was also featured in this issue. He spoke about his 20-year journey in the industry, tracking down trolls, giving himself space to grieve and more. Alongside, Anita Asuoha (Real Warri Pikin) who talks about her journey to healing, fans without boundaries and finding joy in giving joy!

Read the full article below GenevieveMagazine.com.

CREDITS:
Photography – @kolaoshalusi
Direction/Styling – @sonia_irabor
MakeUp – @makeupbyadebukola
Hair – @abbeycrystalsignature
Cover Outfit – “Theatre” Two-Piece Top – @ladybeellionaire_luxury | Trousers – @atafo.official

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