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Famed celebrity makeup artist, Sir John, & Luminess Cosmetics are proud to present a Limited-Edition Collection inspired by Disney's "The Lion King." Having fallen in love with the incredible imagination and storytelling of Disney's original "The Lion King" in his youth, Sir John's connection with the film and the world it takes place in was further heightened when his work took him throughout Africa.
In partnering with Luminess Cosmetics, known for their high quality & innovative products, Sir John was able to create a limited-edition collection to celebrate the new film, in theaters July 19, 2019, when director Jon Favreau brings the iconic characters to life in a whole new way.
The collaboration has created a one-of-a-kind makeup collection featuring highly pigmented formulas with colors curated from the African landscape to create equally stunning day and night looks, handpicked by Sir John. From the innovators at Luminess Cosmetics, the rich formulas come together in hand-designed layered packaging, inspired by the iconic scenes and characters from the film. The quality of the makeup cannot be overstated, with all new formulations, deep pan powders, finely-milled eyeshadows and long wear lip products.
The inspiration behind these products comes from the story line itself: a young lion prince living in the flourishing African Pride Lands and his journey to adult-hood. The passionate tale of perseverance has still permeated society 25 years after the original film was released. Colorful moments in the movie have been reimagined in the collection, such as the rich fruit color Rafiki anoints Simba matches the Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick "Romantic Atmosphere." The rich neutrals in the "Can't Wait to Be Queen" Eyeshadow Palette mimics the rich clays found in Africa. The unmistakable sunset orange/red color from the iconic movie poster can be found in the striking Be Brave Matte Lipstick "Lion's Mane."
Together, Sir John & Luminess Cosmetics have worked closely to artistically capture the essence of the film's characters in its modern-day cosmetic collection.
Collection product retails:
- Kingdom Sculpting Palette $42
- Can't Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette $42
- Be Brave Matte Lipstick $24~ Available In Two Shades
- Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick $24~ Available in Two Shades
- Legacy Tinted Lip Balm $24
- Circle of Life Highlighter $40
I was given the chance to review one of The Lion King Limited Edition Cosmetic Collections gorgeous Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick. I chose the beautiful shade, called "Trouble."
Look at the pretty box it comes in!
I love the design!
Here is what the shade 'Trouble' looks like on me
I love this liquid lipstick because it is highly pigmented and has beautiful, rich color. It is a long wearing formula that stays true for hours, and does not feather into any lip creases. Trouble is the perfect shade for me!
Retail roll out begins Saturday, June 15th, 2019 at www.LuminessCosmetics.com/disney, the preferred retailer. On Sunday, June 16th, 2019 the collection will be available at www.ShopDisney.com and www.ULTA.com. On Monday, July 1st, 2019 the collection will be available in select Ulta stores.
ABOUT THE LION KING FILM:
Disney's "The Lion King, directed by Jon Favreau, journeys to the African savanna where a future king is born. Simba idolizes his father, King Mufasa, and takes to heart his own royal destiny. But not everyone in the kingdom celebrates the new cub's arrival. Scar, Mufasa's brother—and former heir to the throne—has plans of his own. The battle for Pride Rock is ravaged with betrayal, tragedy and drama, ultimately resulting in Simba's exile. With help from a curious pair of newfound friends, Simba will have to figure out how to grow up and take back what is rightfully his. The all-star cast includes Donald Glover as Simba, Beyoncé Knowles-Carter as Nala, James Earl Jones as Mufasa, Chiwetel Ejiofor as Scar, Seth Rogen as Pumbaa and Billy Eichner as Timon. Utilizing pioneering filmmaking techniques to bring treasured characters to life in a whole new way, Disney's "The Lion King" roars into theaters on July 19, 2019.
ABOUT LUMINESS COSMETICS:
Nearly 25 years ago, Luminess Cosmetics began on a mission to provide beauty solutions to the beauty enthusiast not compromised by the constraints of the traditional beauty market. Founded by current CEO, Sean Mehta, Luminess was created as a professional quality Airbrush Cosmetics line that was designed to be easy-to-use for the at home consumer. Today, Luminess Cosmetics celebrates over five million airbrush units sold and its fifth-generation airbrush system which is the smallest, lightest, and most precise system available on the market. With new innovations in lip, and eye cosmetic products and formulations along with breakthrough skincare products, Luminess Cosmetics is now a full-service beauty brand.
ABOUT SIR JOHN:
World-renowned makeup artist Sir John is a consummate visionary who reveals and transforms, inspired by the essence of his clients' natural beauty. Sir John uses the power of cosmetics to exalt women to their highest impact. While working during Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, he quickly built his reputation for creative use of color. Sir John has had the privilege to work with some of the most sought-after fashion and beauty industry professionals from Mario Testino to Steven Meisel to Naomi Campbell. In fact, it was at Tom Ford's first womenswear show in 2010 where he was introduced to Beyoncé, and granted the opportunity to work with her. Shortly after, Sir John began working with Queen Bey on everything from album art to music videos, concert tours, superbowls and a history-making September Vogue cover in 2018.
Women love makeup, clothes and shoes. Even if you aren’t a constant lipstick wearer, you probably still put some makeup on for special occasions. Whilst buying an excessive amount of lipstick is not at all practical and can be very expensive, having at least a few choices is a must for every woman.
Most women know their best shades, but the problem with makeup is always the same – too many choices and types. If you’re looking to limit these choices and select the best lipsticks you can use in your makeup collection, you should definitely keep reading this article. With the incredible lipstick items in this list, you can pull together an excellent look within seconds.
Charlotte Tilbury Lipstick
When it comes to lipstick choices, this is by far the most popular one and part of almost every arsenal beauty list. One of the reasons for this is the versatility of lipstick shades and features they offer. The range of lipsticks at Charlotte Tilbury varies in pricing, formula, and shade.
Generally speaking, you can choose between two main lipstick formulas:
- Matte Revolution
The first option is obviously, a matte finish choice, while the latter is creamier. Both these formulas make for a combination of 22 shades you can use separately or together for a ‘fuller’ effect.
‘’I’ve recently been given a task to review lipsticks and write quality content on the topic. As a woman, I thought I know a lot about them. But, once I actually got to read about texture, shades, and especially pigments, I learned that I know nothing.’ – explains Karmen Torres, a content and research expert for a write an essay for me service. ‘I got so interested in the matter, I’ve actually put this topic in my list of favorite short story ideas. It is soon after that I realized how powerful knowledge about lipsticks can be for a woman.
The best lipstick women have chosen not only comes in some beautiful and varied colors, but it is also high-quality makeup. The creamy lipstick texture is unnoticeable by your skin and does not give you that dry feeling many lipsticks do. The pigments used in the makeup are long-lasting and rich.
Colourpop Crème Lux Lipstick
If the first choice in our beauty arsenal list is too expensive for you at the moment, you can always opt for a more budget-friendly option. There are amazing lipstick choices with a very low price tag that won’t break the bank. In fact, this particular choice is one of the most popular affordable versions, often even preferred over the more expensive choices.
The Colourpop Crème Lux lipstick has a cream-like formula that is similar to the hydrating balms women use to keep their lips fresh and moisturized. It uses pomegranate and jojoba seed butter, which promote the health of your lips while at the same time making them look attractive.
The shades of this lipstick choice are much more limited. You can select between eight shades with this lipstick choice.
E.L.F. Day to Night Lipstick Duo
Instead of buying separate shades of lipsticks for day and night use, you can go and purchase the day to night lipstick duo offered by E.L.F. and minimize the expenses, as well as the makeup you carry around in your purse. The combinations are masterfully created with lighter shades for day and darker shades for night.
If you aren’t really into lipsticks and shades, this can come very handy. You won’t have to purchase and carry several lipsticks around, while you’ll also be able to buy two at the cost of one.
Thankfully, the company has combined similar colors of different shades into four products. Based on your favorite shade, you can choose one of their products and use two lipsticks of ‘the same family’.
Physicians Formula Velvet Liquid Lip
Are you into the matte lipstick and shade trend? If you love it, this is one of the best matte options you can find. This brand is very popular for its beneficial and pretty shades, as well as the perfect matte formula. The lipsticks offer benefits for your skin and combine avocado oil, hyaluronic-acid and vitamins A and E. Not only is this a skincare advantage to the user, but it’s also very easy to apply thanks to their doe-foot applicators.
Do you possess some of these lipsticks in your makeup collection? If you don’t and are looking for a new lipstick supply, these are the best of the best you can find. They offer versatile shade and formula options that would suit the preferences and skin color of every woman. Having these lipsticks handy will give you the tool you need to transform yourself into something magnificent with a single glide of the applicator.
Elizabeth Skinner is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist all in one. She tests different methods of beautifying and keeping your skin and hair fresh and young. In her numerous blog posts on beauty and health published online, you can learn some great tips and beauty-related tricks.
Make this Valentine’s Day all about feeling good in your skin with the one you love! Clarins’ laboratories put its expertise into innovative face treatments that will comfort your skin and leave you with a healthy glow. Plus, mix things up this with Pantone’s color of the year, Living Coral – a warm, peachy hue with a golden undertone to brighten up your V-day look!
Meet Clarins’ latest power lift duo!
Clarins Extra-Firming Phyto-Serum – A powerful gel-serum with a smoothing blend of White Lupine, Organic Blue Agave and Quinoa extracts to visibly firm, lift and tighten slackened skin.
Clarins Extra-Firming Eye– A soothing eye balm, enriched with Kangaroo Flower and Mitracarpus extracts, to minimize the look of wrinkles and dark circles for brighter-looking eyes.
Pantone’s shade of the year… in 3 Finishes!
Clarins Joli Rouge lipstick in 711, Papaya – When it comes to lipstick, we know one finish doesn’t fit all. So we took our cult-classic Joli Rouge lippie and created 3 distinct, pout-perfecting finishes for your every mood: Satin, Sheer and Matte.
Do you think coral is my color?
And for the man in your life!
ClarinsMen Super Moisture Gel & Balm – Powered by Clarins Mens’ exclusive Hydra-Resist Phyto Complex—a blend of super-hydrating Organic Houseleek and Organic Leaf of Life extacts—these cooling gel and balm maximize hydration in a man’s skin, even in the face of extreme temperatures. A gel for normal skins and a balm for super dry ones.
You'll find all of these amazing products at: https://www.clarinsusa.com
As much as I love Summer, I also enjoy transitioning in to Fall. I do not enjoy the cooler weather or the rain, no. I love the beautiful colors of Autumn. I also love switching up my wardrobe and I especially love changing up my makeup routine. PÜR has the most gorgeous cosmetics ever, and I am excited to share with you the products that I am using to bring on the new season! Below are my favorites.
After cleansing and moisturizing my skin each morning, the first thing I always apply is foundation. I use 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with Skincare in the blush medium shade, since my skin is still slightly tan. I will eventually switch to light when my skin gets a bit paler.
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation gives you the flawless mineral coverage you expect from PÜR with groundbreaking skincare ingredients built into this award-winning formula. This powder foundation has a lightweight feel and no-mess, no-stress application. This all-in-one foundation, concealer, powder and SPF 15 has been clinically proven to correct, prevent and interrupt your biggest skin concerns – even after the makeup comes off!
When I want my foundation to last a little longer, or if I need a little extra cover up, this foundation is perfect. In fact, I had a small breakout last month, and so I used this foundation as the perfect highly pigmented cover up. It looks completely natural, yet covers everything that I do not wish to be seen. It even stays on when I go swimming. This amazing foundation does not budge until you want to wash it off. It is perfect for a day at the beach!
On Point Eyeliner Pencil (in black)
This eyeliner is amazing! There is a built-in sharpener in the lid, so it is always sharp and ready to use. The pigment is very rich, and I only need one coating, which lasts all day long. It does not smudge or smear. This long wearing formula stays put all day until I want to remove it.
I love this formula! I apply it and it stays put all day long. It is the perfect base coat, and I layer it with my favorite gloss to create my own unique look. I love how it does not dry out my lips like other long wearing formulas do. It does not flake or look odd, either.
This lightweight, highly pigmented lip color utilizes gel technology to coat lips in vivid color and intense shine. The chrome-like gloss provides pigment without traveling or fading. I always layer this gloss over my matte lip color, and it looks and feels perfect on my lips. It is highly moisturizing, which is wonderful, because my lips get chapped quickly when the weather gets cooler.
Creating a flawless eye look is super simple if you have the perfect mix of neutral, copper and bronze shades handy. Now you can turn everyday and night into a soiree with this super versatile 12-piece eye shadow collection. Filled with highly pigmented and silky smooth shadows, the four versatile matte shades, four satin shades and four shimmers work flawlessly together for all skin tones. Super blendable and anything but basic, this essential palette takes the guesswork out of your eye look. Just use the colors in the vertical rows from top to bottom for highlight, definition and drama.
It is almost as if his eye shadow palette was designed just for me. Every single color compliments my eye color and complexion. It is also absolutely perfect for fall.
Melt away makeup and nourish the skin with this gentle yet highly effective makeup remover for all skin types. Over a dozen natural oils and extracts combine to dissolve all traces of makeup including stubborn waterproof and long-wear makeup! Melt Away breaks down dirt, pigment and excess oils to keep skin looking clean, clear and radiantly shine-free!
This makeup remover is the best! It removes all of my makeup, and even my eye makeup without stinging my eyes. It is so perfect. And because my skin gets drier when the weather gets cooler, this makeup remover couldn't be better for this time of the year.
Here is a photo of me wearing all of the PÜR cosmetics shown above. Bring on Fall, I am ready!
Don’t worry about your lipstick wiping off this National Lipstick Day by using Cargo Cosmetics Swimmables Longwear Matte Liquid Lipstick!
This best-selling lipstick is an ultra-matte liquid mixture that will stay on all day, but will also feel so comfortable on your lips! This lightweight formula will dry fast, leaving a suede like finish without the common drawbacks like flakes or cracks.
If you are looking for a shade to wear during the daytime, check out Cape Town, a nude lipstick with pink undertones that is a best-seller. ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)
For a more adventurous look for a night on the town, try the shade Sorrento, inspired by the Italian seaside town. No matter the occasion, this dark berry colored lipstick, will last throughout the night! ($18, CargoCosmetics.com)
I am always wearing lipstick, or lip color of some kind. You might say that I am a lip color addict! you will NEVER see me without it!
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
Lately, the color “millennial pink” has dominated Instagram feeds. This bubble gum inspired shade is a beautiful pop of color on your eyes, cheeks and lips. Since Mally Roncal’s products are always on-trend, it’s only natural she made products that go with this fad. Check out these Mally Beauty millennial pink beauty essentials to keep you on trend and gorgois. (I may not be a millennial myself, but I LOVE a pretty pink for my cheeks, lips and eyes!)
Mally Beauty Evercolor Extra Eye Shadow Stick in Pink Champagne ($25)
This product 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.
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss in Pink Daisy ($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 pink pastel shine every time.
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 spring look.
Where to Buy: www.mallybeauty.com
Ring in the New Year with these New cosmetics from Mally Beauty. The cold winter weather can result in drier skin. Mally Beauty has all of the products that you need to look gorgeous and stay hydrated all season long. You can create a perfect winter look with these three beauty essentials from her new H3 collection:
Mally Beauty H3 Lipgloss
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 shine every time. Available in shades: Shimmering Nude, Sweet Peach, Pinky Daisy, Shimmering Nude, Tea Rose and Orchid Berry
I love this moisturizing lip gloss. It not only protects my lips from the elements as effectively as my regular lip balm, but also looks glamorous and beautiful.
Mally Beauty H3 Lipstick
This lipstick provides triple hydration with just the right amount of coverage and subtle shine. It is rich in antioxidants to help keep your lips smooth during the cold weather. The formula is gel based rather than wax, so it leaves lips nourished and rich in pigment all day long. Available in shades: Grapevine, Rosy, Poppie, Nudish, Buff, Coraline, Angelic, Sheerly, Crush, Hibiscus, Flame and Flush
This luxurious lipstick is so very hydrating. My lips have not been chapped all winter long. The color stays vivid all day long, I love it.
Mally Beauty H3 Concealer
Cover dark circles with Mally Beauty’s newest concealer, brightening the under eye area instantly and giving a boost of hydration. This formula is packed with pigments that are designed to neutralize discoloration, containing active anti-aging ingredients that will leave your skin feeling refreshed without fading or smudging. Available in shades: Fair, Light, Medium, Tan and Rich
This concealer is probably the best one I have ever used. It doesn't settle into my lines the way other formulas do. It just melts right into my skin and leaves it looking radiant and youthful.
For more information go to: http://www.mallybeauty.com/
*Product received. All opinions are my own.
Ellis Faas is one of my favorite cosmetics lines. I am completely intrigued by their sleek, unique packaging, and their formulas are the highest of quality.
It was interesting to learn that Ellis Faas is a make-up artist whom Vogue Paris has called "one of the most influential make-up artists of her generation". After her graduation from high-school, Faas did a professional course in photography, and always used herself as her model.
I received samples of the Ellis Faas Spring gift set. This fabulous gift set includes Creamy Lips in Hazelnut, Creamy Eyes in Deep Black, and Creamy Eyes in Teal.
The Creamy Lips Hazelnut color is the perfect shade for my complexion. It glides on my lips smoothly and keeps them hydrated all day long. The formula does rub off with eating and drinking, but that's okay. I love reapplying it because it feels so good on my parched lips, and only one coat is needed because it is so richly pigmented with this gorgeous color! I am definitely smitten with it!
The Creamy Eyes eye shadows are also gorgeous, and I am enjoying playing around with the colors. I can wear them light, or add more for intensity. For now I enjoy the more subtle look. (Shown above.)
Here is an up-close of the May set colors; Hazelnut, Deep Black and Teal
I love the long sleek, silver bullet applicators. They are very elegant!
To learn more about Ellie Faas products or to place an order go to: https://www.ellisfaas.com
*Product received. All opinions are my own.