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!

9 responses to “About

  1. Represent the 412 on the Findery map. 😉

  2. I just wanted to say that your blog is amazing and you should have more followers!! If you want i can mention you in my upcoming post? Have a nice day sweetie 🙂

  3. Hi Arlene,

    My name is Maggie Kmiecik and I work with a bar called Howl at the Moon. I wanted to reach out and let you know about our latest club opening in Pittsburgh in April! Howl at the Moon is a dancing, singing, interactive piano bar with 14 locations already across the country and we’re excited to be coming to Pittsburgh’s theater district. Now, I know that you are mainly a beauty blogger, but since you also talk about your love of Pittsburgh, I thought that it might be information that would be interesting to you and yourr readers.

    I know April still seems like a ways away, but I just wanted to get us on your radar to see if you’d be interested in doing a write up or coming by for our grand opening event.

    You can take a look at our press release for reference here: http://www.howlatthemoon.com/howl-at-the-moon-opening-in-downtown-pittsburgh-this-spring/

    Let me know if you’d be interested in either of these opportunities. Looking forward to hearing from you!

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