Posts tagged ‘Uhuru Freeman’

July 30, 2010

Fact or Fiction: Tackling the Top 7 Makeup Myths

by Elegance Makeup: Looks By Uhuru

makeupDon’t believe everything you here when it comes to your makeup. Here are seven common myths surrounding the use of makeup and the truth about them.

MAKEUP MYTH #1:    Black eyeliner can make your eyes appear bigger

Dark shades can actually make eyes appear smaller, rather than bigger. If you want

your eyes to appear larger, use lighter colors such as brown, gray, or even violet. By lining the

inner rims of your eyes with a white pencil before applying mascara, you can actually open up

your eyes appearance and create the illusion of bigger eyes.

MAKEUP MYTH #2:    You can make your lips look bigger by lining outside of your natural lip line

FICTION. Lining the outside of your lips only makes them look unnatural because you are

trying to create features you don’t have. Try wearing medium to light lip colors, or use lip gloss if

you want the appearance of fuller lips. Shades that are too dark make small lips look even


MAKEUP MYTH #3:    Wear makeup too often causes you to look ugly or old without it

FICTION. Makeup is suppose to enhance your natural features, NOT make your natural self

look like someone else – although there are women who put on full faces every day and end up

look nothing like themselves. Leaving the house without regular makeup may expose subtle

differences such as a few blemishes or dark circles here and there, but they are to be expected.

MAKEUP MYTH #4:    Wearing makeup every day can damage your skin

FICTION. Because most makeup products contain moisturizing and nourishing ingredients that

nourish and moisturize the skin during the day or protects the skin from the harmful sun’s rays,

from the wind and the dust, it is actually harmless.

MAKEUP MYTH #5:    If you don’t wear makeup, you can cleanse your face only with water

FICTION. Every night, your skin sheds dead skin. Every day, your skin produces many oils

and attracts dust, which if not removed in time may lead to different breakouts and skin prone

blemishes (acne, large pores, blackheads, whiteheads…etc). Proper daily cleansing with mild

cleansers and facial toners that are appropriate for your skin type is essential for every skin type

and age. Water will not cut it.

MAKEUP MYTH #6:    If you use waterproof mascara, your lashes will become brittle

FICTION. Most waterproof mascaras not only contain more proteins and vitamins than the

water soluble mascaras, but silicone oils – which create a protective coat on the lashes and

nourish them. Although it is true that waterproof mascara may be very difficult to remove, with

the right makeup remover, you shouldn’t have any problems.

MAKEUP MYTH #7:    Eyelash curlers can damage your lashes

FICTION….so long as you know how to use eyelash curlers properly. Curling your eyelashes

using an eyelash curler can make your eyes look wider, brighter and longer without making them

look fake. You should always use eyelash curlers before applying mascara. Carefully positioned

them gently on the tip lashes, squeeze the edges of the eyelash curler together and hold for a few

seconds and gently release the curler from the lashes. Repeat until you have achieved the desired


Did you believe some or all of these myths? Do you have any others that you’ve heard? Share them in the comments and I’ll do my best to find out if it’s fact or fiction.

About the Author:

For over 14 years, Chicago native Uhuru Freeman has been a face of many artistic and creative ventures such as dancer, singer, competitive beauty model & more.  Uhuru is the founder of Elegance Makeup where she’s made it her mission to not only beautify others from the inside outside, but to encourage and teach beauty from within. Visit Elegance Makeup at for more information or to book your very own elegant experience.

July 30, 2010

TVP Reaches the 100th Post Milestone

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™
100th posts

100 Posts...And Still going Strong!

Greetings TVP Fam!

Actually, this post is about 2-3 posts late but I’ve been so busy that I didn’t realize we reached this important milestone. A lot of blogs don’t even get out of the gate good, much less make it to there 100th post so this means a lot to me.

I can’t hog all the glory though. I couldn’t have made it without the TVP writing team so i want to issue a very heart-felt thank you to Nikki, Donya, ShayVonda, Flossie, Uhuru, Peggy and Raquyibah for all their hard work and dedication to this blog. I really couldn’t do it without all of you.

Another round of thanks goes out to our contest sponsors B & Lu (and Lana Leazer of Affluence PR & Marketing for the connection), Pure Energy and Kreative Soul Boutique. I love you guys for proving that curvy gals want and deserve to look their very best!

Most importantly, I thank all of you, the readers, for stopping by and commenting as well as for telling all your friends and family about the TVP experience…and please don’t stop! LOL 🙂

So…What’s next you ask?

TVP is going to begin featuring models and other fashion industry professionals weekly via our Model Boulevard posts. We will also begin our networking series for the curvy professional sometime in August. I’m now looking for sponsors for our men’s contest Suave Gents (Hint, Hint to all the men’s apparel and accessory crafters – TVP needs YOU! ) 🙂

I have another big announcement that is sure to get everyone up and on their feet (I hope! LOL) but you’re going to have to wait for that one. Until then, keep reading, keep sharing and keep it CURVY!

February 22, 2010

Positively Plus Profile: Enchanted Elegance Makeup

by M Stagg | The Voluptua Project™

Uhuru Freeman of Enchanted Elegance Makeup!

Positively Plus features the men and women of the curvy community doing something to better the lives of others. Anyone is eligible for a feature. All that is required is a desire to uplift the community in which you live. Please provide the information below to be considered via the contact page:

Name | Business Name (if applicable) | Location (City/State/Province) | Contact # (Optional) | Primary Business Email Address | Your Background/Why You Started Your Business | Product/Service Offering (if applicable) | How are you/will you be of service to the community | A Brief Bio – Please Limit to 300 Words

This week, TVP is proud to feature Uhuru Nairobi Freeman of Enchanted Elegance Makeup!

Uhuru is a 27 year old mother of two with a passion for creativity and fashion. She is an alumnus of the International Academy of Design and Technology with a BA in Fashion Visual Merchandising Management. Her love of fashion and modeling eventually lead her to her calling – makeup artistry.

In 2006 she founded Enchanted Elegance Makeup which services the Midwest, primarily Illinois, Indiana and Ohio offering:

  • Individual Consultations
  • Bridal Applications
  • Prom Applications
  • Portfolio Services (Models | Photographers)

NOTE: For a full list of rates and services please visit the Enchanted Elegance Makeup site.

True to her name (Uhuru means freedom in Swahili) she has developed a talent for giving her clients the freedom to experience their own natural physical beauty while nurturing their inner beauty. When asked how she defines beauty Uhuru states:

“I believe that true beauty starts from within & it became my mission to
not only beautify others from the outside, but also use the opportunities to encourage & teach beauty from within. So it became my mission to help empower others to believe that being yourself both inside & out is when beauty’s at its best.”

Additionally, Uhuru, and co-founder Mary Frazier, has spearheaded another initiative called the SWM (Super Women of Motherhood) Society. Its purpose: To provide access to a supportive community of mothers, share experiences and encourage productive networking among its members.

If you’d like to learn more about or to book Uhuru and Enchanted Elegance Makeup for your next project please use the information below. You can also find her on Facebook.

Enchanted Elegance Makeup
(866) 303.9494

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