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…)

Naturally Curly Presents The Curl Revolution

As a child of the 80’s, I grew up in a time where “perms” aka a relaxer for young black girls to get their hair straight. The conversation about being natural versus having a relaxer is a big topic amongst black women. Speaking on behalf of my partner and I we are both natural and deal with our own hair journeys everyday. Well now “The Curl Revolution” is upon us and not just black women have joined. Both genders and all ethnicities filled the Lightbox in New York City to meet Michelle Breyer, NaturallyCurly co-founder and author of The Curl Revolution:Inspiring Stories and Practical Advice from the Naturally Curly Community. Also see some of the cool products I received! (more…)

Makeup Monday!! Make it Milk

By Akela Moore

Well we are in full Fall swing and most real New Yorkers favorite time of the year. Fall fashion and beauty makes a huge change from the sweltering heat of the summer to cool jackets and makeup to fill up your closets and bags. If you are are a lover of foundation or tinted moisturizer like I am, Mlik Makeup has now added a foundation to their collection.

‘New Season, New You”! There’s no better way to fall into, well, fall than with a fresh foundation! Milk Makeup is oil-free, silicone free and vegan. Blur Liquid Matte foundation provides weightless full coverage and you will have to pull out your wallet ladies because this foundation is a bit more on the pricey side at $40. Try it out for yourself and shop Blur Liquid at

Think i’m going to try out the Golden Deep color!