[Sponsored] Re-create the Fiercest Looks From Curl Fest With Target Beauty

Essence Aug, 07, 2018

Finding the right beauty products can be a daunting task. Many beauty products that are deemed inclusive remain inadequate for textured tresses and deep complexions. This troubling truth is why Curl Fest, the ultimate natural beauty festival that connects attendees to the best brands for modern women of color is game-changing.

Launched in 2014 by the Curly Girl Collective, the innovative festival has gained notoriety as one of the most inspiring beauty gatherings of the year. Its 5th Anniversary was no exception.

Held in Brooklyn’s Prospect Park on July 21st, Curl Fest 2018 brought out an impressive array of natural hairstyles, festival makeup looks, and must have beauty products. What’s better, is that Target, our one-stop shop for all things beauty, hosted a super lounge during the festival where we got acquainted with the store’s sublime multi-cultural beauty offerings that cater to women of color.

If you missed this year’s celebration, there’s no need to worry. You can find these products and everything you need to recreate the fiercest Curl Fest looks at Target.com.

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Bold lips were pretty hard to miss at this year's Curl Fest. A vibrant lipstick can easily make festival looks pop. To get this ultra-violet hue, use The Lip Bar's Matte Liquid Lipstick in Crown Me. The liquid lipstick goes on like a gloss and dries down matte without leaving lips dry. Not to mention, it looks incredible on deep skin tones. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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The humidity didn't stop festival-goers from unleashing their curls. With the right hair products, your strands can definitely beat the heat. Target offers a bevy of products to keep your curls fresh like Cantu Shea Butter Comeback Curl Enhancer--a must have for reducing frizz and restoring your style and shine. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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Target makes it easy to put your best face forward during festival season. They offer an extensive collection of complexion-perfecting foundations. Haleys Reset Liquid Matte Foundation is one of our favorites. The vegan-friendly formula delivers comfortable and seamless long-wearing coverage while protecting skin from environmental aggressors. What we love most, is that it's available in 31 shades. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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The easiest way to achieve a standout festival look is to swap out your usual liner for a bold hue. When it comes to fun options for lining your lids, Target has you covered. To recreate this fun look we spotted at Curl Fest, use NYX Professional Makeup Vivid Brights Eyeline in the shade Saphire. The liquid liner delivers intense color pay off with just one stroke. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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Give your cheeks a radiant glow with Milani Rose Powder Blush. The pressed powder leaves a subtle pop of color that complements every look. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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There's no better way to turn on your festival glow, than with an illuminating highlighter. The Milani Strobelight Instant Glow Powder delivers a warm ethereal glow and is available in shades that flatter every complexion at Target. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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We spotted a bevy of creative updos at this year's Curl Fest. A great styling gel is key for keeping these incredible coifs intact. Eco Style Gel, has been our go-to for decades and is now available in a new formula at Target. The weightless Eco Styler Black Castor and Flaxseed Oil Gel helps to nourish, repair, and grow hair while leaving your strands with a superior shine and healthy hold. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]

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Target has just what you need for styling the perfect pineapple. The Camille Rose Coconut Water Heavy Cream provides your curls with a medium hold and the ultimate bounce. This deluxe styler is made with natural coconut water, aloe vera, castor oil, and citrus extracts to moisturize thirsty curls and add a shine with a deliciously tropical scent. [TARGET | GET IT HERE]


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