Swirl Girl Icon: Dela Marquece!


Badass-Babe Alert: We’ll let her smooth looks speak for itself but get to know the ultimate “funky, fresh, and dressed to impress” cool girl, slash SwirlCrush, slash all around fly artist and full-time dime piece that is Dela Marquece. 

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Swirl Girl Icon: DeLa Marquece

Turtleneck: Uniqlo

Gold Midi Rings: Buttons and Bows gold midi rings

All other times: Thrifted 

Part 2 of my interview with Mixed Chicks founders, Wendi and Kim. Join us as we talk business: female entrepreneurship, where they see the company in 5 years, and more. 

7 Favorite Models & Their 7 Favorite Foundation Shades

As most of us Swirls already know, finding a shade that matches our skin tone perfectly can be pretty challenging, especially during the summer and winter months when our shade changes drastically.

Vogue hooks us up with a list of our 7 favorite models and their 7 favorite foundation shades. Highlights below:


1. Jourdan Dunn

“Working with amazing makeup artists, you find out so much about how to apply primer and foundation. I have two different tones within my skin—yellow and red—so I have to go with two different shades of foundation to match my complexion. Maybelline makes a good one called Fit Me, and both the regular and shine-free formulas are great.”

(Photo Cred: Kevin Tachman. Courtesy of Ulta)  

Maybelline Fit Me Foundation in Coconut, $8; ulta.com


2. Laís Ribeiro

“On a Tom Ford fragrance shoot, I learned so much from Charlotte Tilbury about contouring and finding the right shade. The Tom Ford Traceless Foundation Stick is my favorite. His products make your skin feel so silky!”

Tom Ford Beauty Traceless Foundation Stick in Toffee, $78; neimanmarcus.com

(Photo Cred: Talaya Centeno; Courtesy of Neiman Marcus) 

3. Riley Montana

“The natural oils in my skin are already enough, so makeup can look a bit too shiny on me. Le Weekend de Chanel moisturizer is lovely [as a base]. MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation is good for me, and I like Bobbi Brown concealer.”

MAC Studio Fix Powder Plus Foundation in NW58, $27; nordstrom.com

Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer Kit in Almond, $34; sephora.com 

(Photo Cred: Kevin Tachman; Courtesy of MAC; Courtesy of Sephora)

4. Binx Walton

“I find myself scared to try foundations because I don’t want to be that woman with her neck one color and her face another, so I go for moisturizers with coconut oil or ones with SPF.”

Josie Maran Argan Tinted Moisturizer in Espresso, $38; sephora.com

(Photo Cred: Kevin Tachman; Courtesy of Sephora) 

5. Fei Fei Sun

“I usually ask makeup artists on set for recommendations before I try foundations or tinted moisturizers. Right now, I’m using Bioderma Light Cream, MAC Face and Body Foundation in #C1 and #C2, and YSL Touche Éclat.”

MAC Face and Body Foundation in C1, $35; maccosmetics.com

YSL Beauty Touche Éclat Radiant Touch in Luminous Sand, $41; nordstrom.com

(Photo Cred: Patrick Demarchelier, Vogue, February 2014; Courtesy of MAC; Courtesy of YSL)

6. Imaan Hammam

“I really just use a light concealer and a dark bronze blush. L’Oréal Magic Lumi Highlighter pen concealer is a favorite. I also like Kiko Bronzer Powder in Honey Beige.” 

Kiko Bronzer Powder in Honey Beige, $17; kikocosmetics.co.uk

L’Oréal Paris Magic Lumi Highlighter in Medium, $13; ulta.com 

(Photo Cred:Karim Sadli, Vogue, March 2014; Courtesy of Kiko; Courtesy of L’Oréal)


7. Mariana Santana

“Depending on how much sun I’ve had, I’ll use NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer in either the Cuba or St. Moritz shades, or I blend them together. It’s sheer, smells amazing and adds an extra healthy glow to skin. That, along with NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in a mixture of Custard and Caramel, is the perfect combination.”

NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer in Custard, $29; sephora.com

NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in St. Mortiz, $42; sephora.com

 (Photo Cred: PRODn at Art & Commerce; Courtesy of NARS; Courtesy of Sephora)

Happy Monday!

Join us in part 1 of our awesome interview with the co-owners and co-creators of the awesome curly hair care line Mixed Chicks!  Liz from Swirl Girl Army gets personal with Wendi and Kim discussing a broad range of topics from their experiences growing up as Swirls to advice on keeping our curls effortlessly beautiful. 

Happy Friiiiiday ya’ll!

Get to know my deepest, DARKEST secrets (dun, dun dun!) 

…Swirl/Mixed Girl Tag! You know the drill: 10 questions, 10 answers…

Born in Atlanta, Swirl Girl Chanel Iman is the daughter of an African-American Basketball Coach and Korean flight attendant and began modeling at the tender age of 13. She opens up about racism in the fashion world, Beyonce, career highlights, and Tyra Banks.


On the racism in fashion world:

 “A few times I got excused by designers who told me ‘We already found one black girl. We don’t need you anymore’”? It’s an issue that my industry is still working on…I think that everyone should be equal; it shouldn’t be about color. It’s unfortunate that there is still a lot of politics involved in both the acting and modeling worlds. I do think we’ve come a long way, but things could still be a lot more diverse on the runway and in films.”

Dishing about her career highlights in the Beyonce’s “Yonce” video:

 “Beyoncé is such a great woman,” sighs Iman, “So positive and uplifting. All three of us models are very successful in our careers, but because in the fashion industry ‘there’s only one black girl allowed’, they’ve made us compete to be that one girl. Beyoncé allowed us to show the world that we don’t have to fight against each other. She gave us the chance to see that we are far more powerful together.”

On her Mentor Tyra Banks: 

“Tyra is always giving me such good advice about my personal life..she understands me, which is important because other top models aren’t always like that with each other.”

Credits: Paul Maffi, Net-a-Porter/Full Interview HERE. 

Swirl Girl Meets Gossip Girl: Dana Williams and Leighton Meester Cover “Dreams” By Fleetwood Mac

 Nylon mag Premiers Swirl Girl, Dana Williams, and Gossip Girl’s Leighton Meester covering one of my favorite Fleetwood Mac songs, “Dreams”!

Be sure to cop Dana William’s new EP, “The Lonely One” available on Itunes now!

Spring is here and I’ve got you covered for your next concert going festival with a sizzling Coachella Inspired lookbook. 3 hot looks for 3 hot days. 

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Meet Swirl Girl Icon: Fernanda Andrade!

Every now and again we run into a Swirl Girl bombshell who is beautiful, well rounded, and wise beyond her years…
Meet our latest Brazilian/Spanish/Swiss/Italian/Portugese Swirl Girl and actress, Fernanda Andrade, as she offers up some sage advice on beauty, life, and dating.

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