A Celebration Of Black Beauty With Milani Cosmetics + Giveaway (10 Winners)

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To celebrate Black History month, I’ve teamed up with Milani Cosmetics to celebrate Black Beauty.  My inspiration actually comes from one of my favorite books in the whole wide world, Black Beauty by Ben Arogundade.  Black Beauty is a book that contains powerful images of people who have embodied black beauty in our culture.

When I think about the beauty industry and black women, I know progression has been made, but we have a long way to go. Once upon a time, there were little to no brands offering products to black women. Did you know that in the 1970’s, there were only five brands that created makeup for African American women? (source).

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Over time, brands like Cover ToneEbone and Fashion Fair created foundations that specifically tailored to black women.  With exception to Fashion Fair, these brands do not exist anymore, but we now have brands like Milani that makes sure black women have options as well.

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I’ve been a fan of Milani since I discovered the brand in 2010. I was looking for a nice nail polish and not only did they have a nice selection, they were very affordable. Discovering the nail polish caused me to discover other products from the brand, then I launched my blog, and it’s been love sweet love ever since.

So as I said before, Milani and I teamed up to giveaway a nice little gift set for 10 (yes, 10) of my loyal readers. You will get to pick one of each product below:

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(1) Cream To Powder Foundation $7.99- Smooth and creamy foundation that applies like a cream, but dries to a flawless powder.

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(1)Even Touch Powder Foundation $7.99- Velvety, oil free foundation that applies like a powder, and provides the full coverage of a liquid foundation.

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(1)Baked Blush $7.99- luxurious powder blush that features a wide assortment of colors that combines to create a luminous silky look.

Shades: (left from the top) Berry Amore, Red Vino, Dolce Pink, Corallina

(right from the top: Rose D’Oro, Bellissimo Bronze, Luminoso, Delizioso Pink, Bella Rosa

You pick the shade that suits you best. Check the website for the shade selections. With exception to the blushes, there are more shades of the cream to powder foundation and even touch powder foundation than I photographed.

Giveaway begins now and ends 2/28/2014. US and Canada only please. Prizes fulfilled by Milani Cosmetics.

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Aprill Coleman is an award-winning beauty, lifestyle and wellness blogger and freelance writer based in Jackson, Mississippi.

43 thoughts on “A Celebration Of Black Beauty With Milani Cosmetics + Giveaway (10 Winners)

  1. courtney

    Bella Rosa! Very cute

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  2. BellaKnows

    I want them all, but Bellissimo is my favorite.

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  3. Elita

    I love Milani. Their eyebrow pencil/brush combo is the bomb! Whenever they go on sale I buy whatever is on the shelf! I would pick the Bellissimo blush.

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  4. Sham

    I would choose Bella Rose!

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  5. Shanta Carson

    I have to hit up my drugstores and check out their selections.

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  6. Shevy

    I’d go for the Rose D’oro

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  7. Jocelyn

    Idk what color would look good on my dark skin. Probably Rose d’oro

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  8. Maria J. Cardoza

    I would choose Delizioso Pink because it’s new & matte.

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  9. AliceinNappyland

    I’m would pick Rose D’oro. It looks beautiful!

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  10. Bee

    I need to mix up my colour scheme and get a bit more bold, so I’d go with Bella Rosa!

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  11. JulesStyles

    I would love to try Bella Rosa because I don’t have a colour like it and would fit right in my growing blush collection.

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  12. mzbrownshugah

    I would like to try bellissimo bronze. Playing it safe I guess lol.

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  13. Heather ツ

    Delizioso Pink or Luminoso! 😀

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  14. Michelle

    I would love to try one of the new matte blushes!

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  15. Silvana @GlitzGlamBudget

    Berry Amore is so beautiful!! That’s the one I would pick….although they are all so pretty!…

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  16. Kenda

    Bellisimo Bronze is gorg!

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  17. Taye Nicole

    I would definitely choose the Bella Rosa blush, I think it’d make for a nice flush of color without being too dramatic!

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  18. Jamie C.

    It’s kind of tough, but I’d love to try which ever of the 2 Brand New Matte Blushes, so to be on the safer side of the spectrum I’d go for Delizioso Pink.

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  19. Brandy Alford

    Wow, you pulled out some old school pictures. I remember those fashion fair pictures from back in the day. I forgot about E’bone I used that when I was about 15. I have been out of the make up game for so long I don’t know if those products are still around. Thank you for bringing up some old memories. #SITSBlogging

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  20. PrettyLittleLiar412

    I like Berry Amore! I love Milani!

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  21. Kirsty Shawntae

    That blush looks so good!

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  22. Kirsty Shawntae

    I would pick red vino

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  23. Ashley Monroe

    bella rosa!

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  24. saucyfbaby

    –––––––––––– I’d choose Bella Rosa !

    Thank you so much for the chance ! 🙂

    ––– Nicole O.

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  25. Anna

    I would choose the Luminoso baked blush!! So pretty!! <3

    http://annaindeed.blogspot.com/

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  26. latanya t

    the red vino

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  27. Chassity Clark

    I’d choose the bellisimo bronze. Seems perfect for those sunny spring days.

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  28. KinksCurlsandLOVE

    They all are gorgeous, very hard to choose…….. daaahh, Imma go with Berry Amore <3

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  29. stephanie

    i would pick

    Delizioso Pink

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  30. Sükie

    I’m absolutely obsessed with the Red Vino blush and would definitely choose it again.

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  31. Tiffany Monique

    Love Milani Cosmetics!! Great products for a great price!

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  32. Berlinda Letang Aird

    I like bella rosa! Thanks for the contest 🙂

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  33. Krystle Kouture

    Bellsa Rosa

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  34. M. Battles

    Delizisio Pink

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  35. Lydia328

    I need Dolce Pink in my life. Rose golds are so gorgeous.

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  36. MarciaJ

    I would choose Bella Rosa because it looks really pretty and it is out of my comfort zone. It’s not a color I would normally buy myself.

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  37. Ruth

    I’m in love with Luminoso!!

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  38. Lygophilia

    All the blush shades are stunningly gorgeous, but I really love Corallina.

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  39. Tabathia

    the Dolce Pink

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  40. Anna

    Hi! I got a email saying that I won the giveaway but my name isn’t listed on the rafflecoptor?

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    1. GlitteryGlossy

      Entry #389Anna A.

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      1. Anna

        Oh I see. I guess I mis-entered my last name initial >___<!! Thanks! 🙂

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