The second season of the Netflix hit Dear White People, a satirical show about race relations at a fictional Ivy League university, performed so well that the streaming giant quickly renewed the show for a third season. It also garnered early awards show buzz for some of its stars. That includes actress Ashley Blaine Featherson. This season her character, Joelle, catapulted from backup to breakthrough as she carried her own episode after playing second fiddle for much of Season 1.
Featherson, 30, is making big moves in real life as well. For one, she’s now the face of The Lip Bar, a female-owned lipstick brand so badass that despite being rejected on Shark Tank, is now carried in Target stores around the country. “They really believe in vegan, cruelty-free cosmetics, but also exalting and acknowledging women of color as being beautiful, and that’s something I believe in,” she says of their collaboration.
Ashley chatted with HelloGiggles about her beauty philosophy, product must-haves, and how she did Lena Waithe’s gorgeous makeup on the night of her big win at the Emmys.
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