Newsletter-February 4, 2016


Wintertime Beauty
We made it through the storm-snowstorm that is! Now it’s time to get serious about saving face this winter. Our college beauty editors share their tips and products for keeping their look glowing all season long.




Hey, we know it’s not frigid cold everywhere right now, but we are still on the lookout for looks that rock these winter months. Check out our gallery of beauties who caught our attention this week. Take your best shot and tag @beautybeatcollege and you could be here next!

With a head full of curls and a bold red lip, @taylormcfly is holding center court on the yard at North Carolina Central University.


@theeintrovert from Florida A&M University knows how to stand out with a serious eye makeup game and perfect, moisturized skin.

Vamp it up @arial.johnae at Winston Salem State with your deep, dark lip and sleek topknot.


Florida A&M University watch out. Looks like @tailoringthegame and @jaya_theplaya are about to get into something. Love the hats to protect the hair from the elements.


Groomed brows, a flush of color on the cheeks plus lashes and liner–@zanobiaa and @breeeeeezyb show us how it’s done at Tuskegee University!


Stunning profile @simply_being_mo of Florida A&M University. We can’t get enough of the cropped, tapered cut.

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Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner
By: Jacinta Render, Clark Atlanta University 

Jacinta rockin’ her Smashbox!

Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Raven ($20,

I have been searching for the perfect waterproof eyeliner and my search is now over.  I finally came across the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in the colors Raven and Bare. The most frustrating thing in the world is taking the time to do my makeup and a few hours later, my eyeliner is no longer visible. I beat my face last week to attend a birthday dinner and I wore the Raven, an inky black shade, on my top lash line and I wore Bare, a pale pink nude shade,  on my bottom lash line. My liner lasted all night–and I was out for a good four hours. The product glides on very smoothly and the pigment is great. I usually use liquid liner on my top lash line but with this pencil the color was so bold and the tip remained so sharp that I could wing out my liner easily. Some waterproof products are hard to take off, this came off with just a makeup remover wipe. I am so glad that I have this product in my cosmetics collection!

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Compiled by: Beauty Beat College Editors

What products do our editors stash up on during the winter? Read on for the scoop.


Nina Nesbitt, Howard University





1.Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment ($24,

“My FRESH is a go-to year ’round, but especially during the winter. It helps to combat the awful peeling and winter chapped lips with real sugar. It comes in a range of colors-from neutral plums to bright corals to give sheer shimmer color too.”


2. Palmer’s Moisturizing Body Oil ($5.95,

“I love this oil! The sunflower, soybean and sesame oils fight dry skin and it packs the punch of a heavier product without the greasy, sticky residue. Sometimes I mix about a dime-sized amount into my regular moisturizers.”


Tia Newman, North Carolina Central University






3. MAC Satin Lipstick in Cyber ($17,

“This shade is perfect to wear during the winter (it’s too dark for me during the summer months). The purple-blackish shade is my sexy going out lip look that always grabs attention.”

 4. Lancome Teint Idole 24-Hr Foundation ($47,

“My Lancome foundation lasts all day long and gives the full coverage I need. It’s an extra layer of protection against the harsh elements.”

Jacinta Render, Clark Atlanta University






5. Mary Kay Timewise Day Solution Moisturizer SPF 35 ($23,

“After I cleanse I moisturize with this Timewise solution with SPF35. Yes, SPF should be used year ’round! I am only 23 but I use the anti-aging line to prevent the early signs of aging. People think I’m 18 and that’s a good thing!

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Meet: Nethania Abraham, founder of Sovereignty Beauty
By: Maya Souverin, Florida A&M University

Nethania Abraham, 21, is a full time student and young CEO from Brooklyn, New York. While majoring in molecular biology at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Nethania found time to transform a simple personal need into a flourishing business, Sovereignty Beauty. Sovereignty Beauty is an all-natural, homemade, unisex line of beauty products best known for their Classic Lip Scrub. We checked in to see how she reigns supreme in school and in business.

How did you begin creating products?
Basically, I was in my kitchen one day watching YouTube. I remember one of the girls in a tutorial using sugar on her face as an exfoliator. After seeing that it took me approximately a year to actually decide what I was going to sell and market as my first creation, which ended up being the Classic Lip Scrub.

Why did you decide to make natural products?
I decided to go natural because there were many instances where I would read my beauty labels and say to myself, “I use that in the lab, it’s synthetic or harmful” so I opted to create things that I know I will use with ingredients that are familiar to the average person.

Well that is part of your company’s mission.
Yes, my company’s mission is to make people aware of what they are putting on their skin and the benefits of natural formulas. I want to change the way that the world views natural skin care. Sometimes natural products are deemed ineffective or less efficient than the costly high-end cosmetics lines and that is not the case.

How do you manage being a student and entrepreneur?
I balance by managing my time. Use your time wisely. I live by my phone calendar and weekly planner which allows me to do hourly breakdowns. I can see exactly where my time is going and if I need to make any changes.

What advice would you give to students wanting to start their own business?
My advice to students who desire to start their own business is to do something that you are passionate about and that you absolutely love. Don’t do it because of the money or because your mom thought it was a good idea. Let the inspiration come from the heart and it will be fulfilling.

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