beauty

Urban Skin Rx launches at Target

By Amber Monaé

Last night, Once Upon A Red Carpet attended the launch of Urban Skin Rx in Target stores. Now, prior to the launch all I knew about this brand is that most of our favorite celebrities swore by the line that was created with us melanin rich girls in mind. Created almost 12yrs ago by founder Rachel Roff the line is finally accessible at your local Target.  (more…)

Winky Lux Comes to Lower East Side in NYC


By Akela Moore

Color cosmetics brand Winky Lux opened their first store at the beginning of the month and now they can call the lower east side of New York City their home. Launched two years ago,the high pigmented color cosmetics is super affordable which outside of the colors is the amazing part. The NYC store opening was bright and packed with beauty lovers trying out products and sipping cocktails.

The products are cruelty-free, paraben free, phtalate free and non-toxic which is why it’s my new Spotlight makeup brand for November. I was super excited to find a Matte Lip Velour in the gift bag when I got home in Smitten color which is such a great daytime Nude for an effortless look. You can get yours at 69 Ludlow Street.  (more…)

KKW x Kylie Cosmetics

By Amber Monaé

It was only a matter of time! Next week, Tuesday there will be pandemonium as the look-a-like sisters, Kim Kardashian & Kylie Jenner will be collaborating for Kylie’s make up line. Kim has created a set of four nude liquid shades in a new “cream” formula that she naturally wears on a daily basis. Every new launch of Kylie’s lip kits sells out within 5 minutes so I can only imagine what this will do. Could it be the first time her site crashes?! Stay tune (more…)

Lie Sangbong & Soko Glam Evening with Vogue Beauty Editor Monica Kim

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Meatpacking district houses some of the trendy and chic boutiques and last night Lie Sangbong & Soko Glam held an evening of conversation with VOGUE Beauty Editor Monica Kim. She discussed how Korea is transforming the global beauty and fashion landscape. When you are in NYC check out Lie Sang Bong in the Meatpacking District.  (more…)