In a day in age where nearly everyone is obsessed with doing it for the 'gram, Morgan Pitts is different. The Maryland-native, Prince George County to be exact, is truly here to put on for the culture by showcasing lit Black women who blog.
Chances are you're probably following, or have been featured on, her Instagram account Black Girls Who Blog. Morgan founded the account back in 2014 after sharing the hashtag on Twitter which has since grown to a community of eighty thousands people. But like a true multi-hyphenate Morgan is a very busy lady. In addition to her 9-5, as an online sales specialist at Gucci, she's also a rep for the ultimate cool girl beauty brand Glossier.
Her creative eye, and experience working in both the fashion and beauty industry and has given a truly unique perspective on beauty. Keep reading, and get your credit card ready, because her product recommendations are everything.
It's clear you are both a fashion and beauty lady! So how would you describe your approach to beauty?
"My beauty philosophy is essentially the same as Glossier’s, skin first, makeup second. This makes a lot of sense seeing as though I’m a representative for the brand.
I’m into having really healthy skin and then usually doing a no makeup, makeup beauty look for when I go out to an event. Sometimes, when it’s a really special occasion (or I’m just in the mood), I’ll go all out with maybe a bold lip or some shimmery eyeshadow."
Well you have amazing skin, so clearly this philosophy's a great one! What is your current skin care routine?
"Thanks to Glossier and Into The Gloss, I’ve become so interested in skincare. I’m just about at the 10-step Korean beauty routine, but certain parts I skip during the weekday when I’m getting ready for work or Sunday getting ready for church just because I’m on a tight schedule.
So on a daily basis, I cleanse with Glossier’s Milky Jelly Cleanser, tone with Mario Badescu Toner (I’ve been trying out different ones), get my serums in with Glossier’s Super Pack, moisturize with Kiehl’s Creamy Eye Treatment with Avocado and Glossier’s Priming Moisturizer Rich and finish with Glossier’s Invisible Shield.
I had a sample of Caudalie’s Essence which I liked a lot, but I ran out so hopefully I get Tatcha’s Essence Plumping Skin Softener for Christmas (hey, Santa!). I exfoliate and mask when I have extra time to spare."
And for makeup, what are your favorite products?
"I only wear makeup for special occasions so on an everyday basis it’s all about my lip balms as far as cosmetics go. My holy grail is Glossier’s Coconut Balm Dotcom, but I’m also really feeling Vaseline’s Lip Therapy Rosy Lips."
Red lipstick: Stunna Paint or Riri Woo?
Okay so hair, how do you maintain your luscious locs?
"I get my hair done every two weeks like clockwork, so I’m never shampooing and conditioning it myself unless there’s an emergency. I’m still testing out products in order to find the perfect line-up to maintain my hairstyles in between appointments at the salon.
Right now I’m currently into Curls’s Blueberry Bliss Curl Control Paste for keeping those edges laid. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamin E Moisturizing Hair Oil with Peppermint Oil & Keratin is great for my scalp, Drybar’s 100 Proof Treatment Oil is amazing for my ends and Moroccan Oil Treatment for my hair shaft.
Would you say you have a signature beauty look?
"For sure! My signature beauty look is definitely a fresh, dewy face. If I’m wearing makeup but not looking to make a huge beauty statement, my go-to is definitely glowing skin, full eyebrows, glossy lips and highlight.
To create this look, I use: Glossier’s Perfecting Skin Tint and Stretch Concealer both in deep, Glossier’s Boy Brow in black, Fenty Beauty’s Gloss Bomb Universal Lip Luminizer, Glossier’s Haloscope (I alternate shades) or Fenty Beauty’s Match Stix Shimmer Skinstick in Unicorn."
If you could swap makeup bags with anyone, who would it be?
"I am obsessed with Zoe Kravitz because she is such a beauty chameleon. She looks stunning in any hairstyle and takes risks with her makeup that just turn out marvelous.
I have literally bought beauty products because I saw Zoe wearing them in a magazine and had to have ‘em. I’m also really into Katie Jane Hughes and Erica Fae because they have very eccentric, fun and unique makeup looks that I’d love to recreate on myself.
Lastly, what's one piece of beauty advice you would give your younger self?
"Not necessarily advice, but I wish full and thick eyebrows were popular when I was younger like they are now. I got mine done for the first time on my 16th birthday, and my mom always stressed not getting them too thin (which I didn’t); however, young girls these days don’t even really have to touch their’s to feel beautiful or socially acceptable."