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Makeup artist Karl Sanchez, worked with singer and songwriter Zhavia Ward on Rimmel London’s new Stay Matte campaign. The campaign idea came to life when it was learned that Zhavia was a huge fan of Rimmel London; the campaign will include a video showcasing how Stay Matte fits into Zhavia’s daily routine and feature her second single “Deep Down.” Below please find a full breakdown of Zhavia’s makeup look!
Who: Zhavia on the set of Rimmel London’s latest campaign for Stay Matte
How To Get The Look:
Karl applied the Rimmel London Stay Matte Foundation and Rimmel London Stay Matte Concealer in Zhavia’s shade, Vanilla and then applied the Rimmel London Maxi Blush in Sweet Cheeks to give her some color to her cheeks.
Using the Rimmel London Magnif’Eyes Eyeshadow Palette Nude Edition, Karl darkened the crease with the 10th shade. He used the 8th shade in the palette to smoke out the outer corner and under the eye to intensify and applied the 3rd shade on the eyelid. Karl then used the 1st shade and applied to the inner corner of the eye to act as a highlight. He finished off the eye look by applying Rimmel London Exaggerate Eye Definer to create a winged look and to slightly smoke the eye and topped off the eyes by applying Rimmel London Scandal’eyes WOW Wings Mascara.
He finished off the look by applying a touch of color to the lips with Rimmel London Stay Matte Liquid Lip in "Be My Baby" followed by a clear lip gloss.
Where to Find Them: Rimmel London products are available at chain drug stores and mass retailers nationwide.
Below is my attempt at Zhavia's look, using the same products: How did I do?
Visit www.RimmelLondon.com for store locations and to try the newest products with Rimmel London’s exclusive Get The Look App available on iTunes and Google Play.
With summer parties and get togethers happening almost every night, it’s important to be able to take your look from day to night. Enter the NEW Rimmel London Wonder’Fully Real Mascara.
This new mascara will help you achieve fuller, longer looking lashes in an instant. Its keratin infused formula as well as its specially tapered brush create lashes that will last longer than your summer fling.
- Stunning volume & length
- Rich & creamy formula with keratin for luscious lashes wears all day
- Tapered, easy to control brush extends each & every lash
Stay tuned for my review of this amazing new mascara!
If you weren't able to get Mom the perfect Mother's Day gift, don't fret! Clarins has gifts that can give Mom a glow that can make her look as if she just returned from a tropical place! Unless you can afford to buy your mom a trip to an island paradise, the NEW Clarins Sunkissed Color Collection is the next best thing!
This sun-kissed collection of glow-enhancing cosmetics makes me look and feel like a bronzed-goddess. Bring on the sunshine, I am ready to show some skin!
Clarins’ iconic Bronzing & Blush Compact is back with a limited edition design, featuring pink flamingos and palm trees. Three gradients of warm matte shades and the ultra-fine texture create a flawless and glowing complexion. Skin is hydrated and protected all day long, thanks to a vegetal Micropatch and Anti-Pollution complex.
I love the way this bronzer looks on my skin. It gives me that beautiful, radiant touch that just adds that 'extra' glow to warm up my complexion.
This product has four retractable shades: black, purple and turquoise to perfectly line and define the eyes, and a fuchsia lip liner adds a pop of color to your skin. All four shades are enriched with Black Acacia and Sunflower Wax Complex to comfort eyelids and lips.
I am thrilled with this perfect invention of four products in one! It is so much fun to switch things up and add an unexpected pop of color when I am in the mood.
These new limited edition shades are oil-free and offer a creamy texture that instantly blends into the skin to contour, define and illuminate the complexion. Infused with plant extracts, its multitasking formula delivers hydration and protection against pollution and free radicals.
I love the way this primer makes me skin look and feel! It gives me a hint of color, and it looks completely natural.
Clarins’ best-selling Instant Light Lip Comfort Oil comes in a new shade – Blackberry. Leaves lips with a glossy plum finish. A soothing blend of Hazelnut and Organic Jojoba oils help protect against dehydration to visibly restore beautiful, nourished lips.
My lips feel luscious and sexy with this heavenly formula, and the shade is gorgeous!
Clarins Sunkissed Summer Color Collection will be available on www.clarins.com and at all Clarins counters nationwide starting May 2018.
I love makeup. Makeup is one of my greatest obsessions in life! I love makeup because it allows me to completely transform my looks, or simply enhance my natural beauty. The right makeup helps me to feel really beautiful and gives me a boost of self confidence.
When looking for a new brand of cosmetics, there are two important things that I look for. First, I read the label to find out whether or not the ingredients are vegan. Second, the brand must be cruelty free!
Lime Crime Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup definitely passes the test!
Founded by Doe Deere, Lime Crime is a 100% Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup brand. Lime Crime loves their furry friends! They offer cruelty free cosmetics, which means they do NOT test on animals and they certify that all of their makeup products are 100% vegan. Lime Crime is proud to be certified by both PETA and The Leaping Bunny Program.
Lime Crime’s mission is to revolutionize makeup, from the way you shop for it to the way it makes you feel. As one of the first digitally-native beauty brands, Lime Crime has become a cult favorite and leader in the social + digital space. They set trends that take the internet by storm - while setting new standards for performance and quality. From their trail-blazing beginnings, they have changed the face of beauty with category firsts other brands have raced to imitate. (Who ever dreamed our blue Unicorn lipstick would become a mainstream must-have?)
They want you to express yourself unapologetically, so they create kick-ass products you can create looks with as individual as your moods. Whether you’re looking for a new go-to color or a special occasion sparkle, Lime Crime's collections are designed to put the perfect shade - and a smile! - on your face.
Founder and CEO of LimeCrime Cosmetics, Doe Deere
Vegan & Cruelty Free Makeup 101:
- Vegan Makeup - Does not include animal ingredients or byproducts such as beeswax, lanolin, whey, and carmine
- Cruelty Free Makeup - Cosmetics products and ingredients that are not tested on animals
What is Leaping Bunny Certification?
Leaping Bunny began with the creation of the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics (CCIC), 8 national animal protection groups, such as Humane Society of the United States, coming together for the protection of animal rights. The Leaping Bunny Standard is also internationally recognized and partners with animal protection groups in Canada and Europe. They have created the cruelty free makeup standard, strict background testing including third party manufacturers to assure that all cosmetics are not tested on animals. Lime Crime has been independently verified as through stringent certification guaranteeing all of our cosmetics are cruelty free.
What is PETA Certification?
PETA, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has certified Lime Crime Cosmetics as both vegan and cruelty free as part of their commitment to preventing animal cruelty and testing. PETA is the most widely recognized organization in the United States dedicated to preventing animal abuse. You can find Lime Crime listed in PETA’s cruelty free and vegan shopping guide, a database of companies who are dedicated to the humane treatment of animals.
Lime Crime HQ is full of animal lovers of all kinds. Most employees actively adopt and foster furry friends who need our love. Everyone at their company is committed to creating animal-friendly cosmetics for everyone. It’s a part of their culture about which they’re most passionate and proud!
Learn more about Doe Deere here: http://www.doedeere.com/
To learn more about Lime Crime go here: https://www.limecrime.com/
SINFULCOLORS & VANESSA HUDGENS
ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE COSMETICS BIRTHDAY BUNDLE
Just in time for holiday shopping, SinfulColors and Vanessa Hudgens, SinfulColors Global Color Collaborator, introduce their Birthday Bundle. This exclusively curated bundle of Vanessa’s favorite products makes it easier for beauty enthusiasts to try top items from SinfulColors all new Color Cosmetics collection. Available on her birthday, December 14th, exclusively on Amazon.com (SRP: $23.70), the Birthday Bundle includes:
Diva Lash Color Mascara in Lash Splash, $5.99
Bold Brow Intense Brow Effects in Stormy Fierce, $6.99
Stop & Stare Gel Eyeliner in Provocative, $5.99
Shady Babe Cream Eye Shadow in Tempting/Alluring, $6.99
Special Note from Vanessa: Priceless
The globally recognized actress and singer epitomizes the SinfulColors beauty enthusiast: expressive, a risk taker, creative and inclusive. She inspires her millions of fans and followers to try new trends and think outside-the-box, which made her the perfect partner to launch SinfulColors first ever color cosmetics collection.
Sinful Colors Birthday Bundle ($23.70) will be available December 13th on Amazon.com. The rest of the SinfulColors cosmetics collection will begin rolling out in select retail stores (Walmart, CVS, Rite Aid) and online in January 2018. Through early 2018 over 100 new cosmetic products will be available.
(I am especially excited since MY birthday is December 23rd!) Shhhhh! Don't tell!!!!
The Holidays are around the corner once again. Can you believe it? It is time to be planning out your holiday shopping list. It is never too early to be purchasing gifts and putting them away.
When it comes to the ladies in your life, there is no better gift than that of beauty. Hard Candy makes it simple with their new Hard Candy Holiday Kits for 2017.
Hard Candy's new Holiday Kits are not only high quality beauty products, but completely affordable, too! I know that I am going to stock up on them. I have sisters, daughters and nieces that will love these. Hard Candy cosmetics are definitely not cheaply made. I am impressed with all of their products.
Hard Candy's Holiday Gift Sets are Available for a great price point at Walmart and Walmart.com.
When you’re feeling like it’s too hot to function, the last thing you want to worry about is if your makeup is staying in place. Whether you’re attending a pool party or running around in the hot, humid city streets – Cargo Cosmetics has got you covered with their waterproof, sweat-proof Swimmables collection:
Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Bronzer : Achieve an instant radiant glow with this silky powder that’s not only sweat-proof and weatherproof, but also gives your skin a natural looking-color without the dreaded orange tone. This bronzer is customizable due to its buildability and doesn’t streak or fade, leaving a bronzed look from day to night!
Cargo Swimmables Water Resistant Blush: The perfect complement to Swimmables Bronzer, this sweat-proof, waterproof and weatherproof blush allows your cheeks to stay colorful without streaks or fading, no matter the occasion. (CargoCosmetics.com, $26.00)
Cargo Swimmables Waterproof Mascara Top Coat: Finish off your waterproof makeup look and transform any mascara you own into a tear-proof, waterproof, and sweat-proof formula. This invisible top coat transforms your lashes without affecting the performance of your favorite non-waterproof mascara! (CargoCosmetics.com, $22.00)
For more information go to: CargoCosmetics.com
I am a makeup addict! Whenever I discover a brand as amazing as
Hikari Cosmetics, I go a little crazy. Hikari cosmetics has everything that I love when it comes to high-quality, long lasting cosmetics.
Hikari Cosmetics was founded on the principles of delivering glamorous, sophisticated makeup to women around the United States at a reasonable cost. They may be an up and coming brand, but they plan to take the makeup world to the next level of high-class! From their high-shine, vivid lip gloss collection to the perfect eye color combinations they have something for every woman to fall in love with.
Hikari provides avid customer service and want to make sure that their customers are satisfied with everything they stand for. They specialize in helping women find their perfect go-to looks or even spicing it up a bit for a spontaneous night out on the town. At Hikari, they hand pick and personalize their colors to fit any ideal look a woman could be aiming for. They believe woman should feel beautiful in their own skin and a little makeup could enhance your favorite features!
I was given the chance to review some of Hikari's fabulous cosmetics. I couldn't be happier with my selection!
I was in the market for high pigmented eye shadow. Have you ever bought a pretty palette only to find out after you get it home that it doesn't look the same on your eyelids as it does in the package? I was curious to see if my Hikari eye shadow colors would look as vivid on my skin as they did in the palette. Hikari has several gorgeous eye shadow quads in perfectly complimentary colors.
These beautiful eye shadow quads have the colors that work perfectly for me. I am very impressed with the highly pigmented shades that stay true all day after I apply them. I am having so much fun with all of the looks I have been able to achieve using these pretty combination of colors. I am able to go for a natural, neutral look for day, and then go bolder for night looks.
In the photo below, I am wearing a brown shade on my lids from the Amber palette (above) and on the outer corners, I applied a dark grey from the Gwen palette. I love this look for myself.
I am a huge fan of lip color as well. There's nothing I love more than to play up my lips and make them look fuller and sexier. I am blessed with naturally plumper lips, so adding a pop of color is always fun. My favorite shades range between a soft shimmery nude to a caramel brown, to a bright festive pink!
I was sent a few of Hikari's best selling lip formulas to try out. In the photo above, I am wearing Hikari's lovely long lasting Merlot lip gloss. It is a dense, beautiful color that looks amazing with just one application.
For a flawless complexion, I use a primer before I apply my foundation. I was in the market for a new favorite primer, and Hikari's
primer smooths and perfects my skin, while the unique formula supports natural collagen and fills in fine lines and pores for a flawless finish. I love it! As you can see in my photo (above) my skin really does look dewey, young and blemish-free.
Hikari Cosmetics go above and beyond my expectations for high quality makeup. And as excellent as Hikari's products are, they are completely affordable! I was shocked at how low their prices are!
Enter to win! One winner will receive a Hikari Cosmetics prize pack which includes the following products:
- Cotton Candy Lip Crayon
- Romance Lip Stick
- Tonya Eye Quad
- Latte Cream Pigment
- Fairytale Cream Pigment
- Iris Liquid Liner
- HD Powder
How? It's easy! Just enter to win using the Giveaway Tools form below. Good Luck!
To learn more about Hikari Cosmetics or to place an order, go to: http://www.hikaricosmetics.com
* Product received. All opinions are my own.
Summer is finally here and it’s time to change up your beauty routine. Fill your makeup bag with these brightly colored products from Mally Beauty. They are the perfect products to keep you looking gorgois and perfois all summer long.
Mally Beauty Evercolor Shadow Stick Extra Eye Shadows ($25)
This formula provides quick application and long-wearing color that looks incredible all day. It is a multifunctional product – your primer, shadow base and eye shadow all in one. Once your look is complete, it will stay fresh all day long! Available in Autumn Shimmer, Bliss, Brownstone, Moonlight, Pink Champagne, Shimmering Mauve and Timeless Taupe
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss ($18)
Designed to give your lips a smooth finish while nourishing them with a triple punch of moisture, the formula is glossy, yet light, giving you the perfect pastel shine every time.
Available in Sweet Peach, Pinky Daisy, Orchid Berry, Shimmering Nude and Perfect Nude
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner ($18)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Starlight Waterproof Eyeliner is a high performance eyeliner that glides on easily and lasts all day. It’s perfect for those who want a long lasting product that can be smudged or worn alone. Try them in Pink Champagne, Ice Blue, Starshine and Sparkling.
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single ($24)
Mally Beauty Shimmer, Shape & Go Blush Single’s formula is weightless, creamy and super blendable. This product allows you to create a soft blush for radiant skin. The design of the blush allows you to apply the product quickly by simply swiping it on the cheeks, creating the perfect summer look.
Available in Lighter and Darker
Available at www.mallybeauty.com
Enough of this rainy Spring weather! Summer is on its way. To celebrate this welcome change of season, why not change up your makeup routine? How about a sizzling new look? Toss out that old eyeshadow and make way for The Hard Candy Look Pro Palette.
The Hard Candy Look Pro Palette is the best palette yet! This palette contains 15 matte eyeshadow shades and 4 professional eyeshadow brushes--everything you need to create makeup artist quality looks for any occasion. These shades have been curated to include the perfect range of blending, crease, accent, and lid colors. Create any look you desire, from simple to dramatic or neutral to bold.
Hard Candy Look Pro Palette:
- 15 matte eyeshadow shades and 4 professional eyeshadow brushes
- Everything you need to create makeup artist quality looks for any occasion
- Shades curated to include the perfect range of blending, crease, accent, and lid colors
These new shades are absolutely gorgeous! You can do so much with these flattering colors. Right now you can enter to win a Hard Candy Pro Eyeshadow Palette!
Enter to win: One winner will receive a Hard Candy Pro Eyeshadow Palette. (ARV: $10)
How? It's easy! Just enter to win by filling out the Giveaway Tools form below. Good luck!
*Product received. All opinions are my own.