Hey Yinz! I’m Arlene Dowden. I currently reside in Pittsburgh, PA (born and raised here as well). I have lived in other places but always found my way back to Pittsburgh. My love affair with makeup began when I was a freshman in high school (many moons ago). Back then there weren’t too many choices for women of color. In this day and age the choices in makeup seem endless. There is definitely something for everyone.
I’m the proud mother of two daughters. My oldest is in college and my youngest is in high school. They will also be making contributions to Beauty412. By the way, I bleed Black and Gold. GO STEELERS!