Five Minutes with Kahlana Barfield Brown

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Kahlana Barfield Brown is a fashion and beauty editor and expert who has created a lash range with Huda Beauty. Titled, Kahlana #21 Lash, it is a beautifully wispy, synthetic lash which reflects Kahlana’s distinctly bold and effortlessly cool style.

Kahlana is the former, Fashion and Beauty Editor at Large at InStyle and has appeared on Today, The View, Extra, Entertainment Tonight and Wendy Williams. From writing countless feature stories to reporting live on the red-carpet, Kahlana has packed a lot in during her career. She took time out to tell me more about her new lash range.

Why did you decide to collaborate with Huda Beauty

For many reasons, but for the most part,  I’ve always admired Huda and her sister Mona  as businesswomen in the beauty industry and I’m a huge fan of their products. I love the look of lashes, but finding a flattering style has always been a challenge for me. Most lashes are either too much or too little—it’s hard to find the in-between. I wanted to work with Huda to design a natural-looking wispy lash with just the right amount of glam. A lash that could take you from day to night. 

How much input did you have on creating the lashes? 

A lot. It was a true collaboration. We worked on the design for over a year; made tweaks back and forth until they were perfect. 

Describe the items in your makeup bag. 

I’m always testing new beauty products, so many of the items in my makeup bag change weekly. I always have foundation and I rotate between NARS Natural Radiant, Estée Lauder Doublewear and Shiseido Synchro Skin. I love Fenty bronzers in Coco Naughty and Mocha Mami - they’re perfect brown girl shades. Obviously, I have my Kahlana #21 Huda Beauty lashes. I’m also loving Huda’s new Life Liner, which has kohl pencil on one side and liquid liner on the other. For lips, I have a ton of matte blue-based reds: NARS Dragon Girl, The Lip Bar Bawse Lady, Sephora shade 1 and Stila Beso.

Which is your favourite item in your makeup bag?

My Huda Kahlana #21 lash, of course. 

Where did you get your current makeup bag?

My mom gave it to me. It’s a vintage Louis Vuitton makeup bag that she’s had forever.

Huda Beauty Giveaway

To celebrate Kahalana’s collaboration with Huda Beauty we are giving away the following goodies to three lucky readers. All you need to do to enter is fill in the form below:

Selection of Lashes + Glue

Lip liner and Demi Matte Lip Colour

Kayali Fragrance

Obsessions palette


Makeup Bag

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