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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.
Have you ever thought about changing up your look? Starting fresh? There is no better time than summertime to give yourself a sexy makeover with bareMinerals mineral makeup! I love bareMinerals. It is my go-to brand for a beautiful, natural, simple, yet stunning look that is all my own. I want to show you few of my favorite bareMinerals products that I use in my every day beauty routine to help me achieve my best look for summer.
I always begin my day either taking a shower or washing my face in the sink, using my favorite daily cleanser. Next, after applying my daily SPF moisturizer, I wait about five minutes before I apply my foundation. I use foundation every day to enhance the look of my skin, and to even out any discoloration or red spots.
I use two different foundations. On days where my skin is extra dry, or if I am in a hurry, I apply bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick, SPF 25.
I love this hydrating foundation stick for mornings when I am in a hurry. It contains moisturizing ingredients, SPF and all of the coverage I need. I simply dot it on my face, neck and forehead, and blend it in. This foundation is perfect for weekend getaways! I just stick it in my bag and go. It gives my skin a flawless, natural finish. The easy-to-blend texture melts into skin for all-day wear that’s lightweight—never cakey. it can be used as foundation, concealer, for touch-ups, or to contour. Made with over 30-percent enhanced mineral water, the clean, natural ingredients never clog my pores. In fact, I have not had one single breakout while I have been using bareMinerals foundation.
My other favorite bareMinerals foundation is the BarePRO Liquid Foundation. It is made with good-for-skin ingredients, and gives me 24-hour, lightweight, full coverage with a natural matte finish, with an SPF 20. This new liquid mineral foundation that cares while it covers, improving the appearance of my skin's texture over time, while blurring my pores and imperfections.
I usually switch between a lighter and a darker shade to compliment my skin tone, and to enhance my features depending on whether I am tan or not-so-tan. This formula blends seamlessly into my skin, and is perfectly lightweight for summer. The mattifying formula keeps my skin from becoming shiny or greasy in this warm weather season. I love the way my skin looks with BarePRO Liquid Foundation.
After applying my daily foundation, and using a powder to set my makeup, I love to add a pop of color with my perfect-for- summertime Gen Nude Powder Blush blush, in Peachy Keen. It is gorgeous!
Gen Nude® Powder Blush defines my cheekbones and warms and brightens my complexion. This weightless blush comes in 12 nude shades that mimic a natural flush. The good-for-skin, ultra-creamy formula is long lasting, blendable, and features our bareMinerals Blurring Mineral Complex for a brightening, soft-focus effect.
I love to play up my lips, and my favorite lipstick is my barePRO Long Lasting Lipstick. BarePRO Longwear Lipstick gives me lasting full-coverage matte color with a comfortable, virtually weightless finish. The vegan formula is transfer-proof, waterproof, smudge-proof, budge-proof and kiss-proof, with naturally derived oils and waxes to help soften lips.
I am wearing the shade Cinnamon in the photo below. It is gorgeous! It stays on up to 8 hours! It doesn't even transfer onto my husband, when I kiss him!
Another must-have beauty staple that I love for summertime is my Love Every Lash Micro Defining Mascara! (I am wearing it in the photo above.) I absolutely love the skinny brush, which I prefer over larger applicators, because I am able to apply it to even the tiniest of my lashes to make them stand out.
The unique brush also allows this mineral mascara's nourishing, lash fortifying ingredients to be deposited right at the base of the lash line so my lashes are fully conditioned from root to tip. The intense jet-black formula is smudge-resistant, clump-resistant and flake-resistant for effortless all-day wear.
What are your favorite summertime beauty products?
For more information, take a look at: https://www.bareminerals.com/
Celebrity Stylist Ben Skervin Styles Saoirse Ronan for the 2019 Met Gala
Saoirse’s hair made a fiery presence on tonight’s red carpet
Inspiration: Ben was inspired by the top 80's rocker icon, Debbie Harry, giving off her rocker chic vibes
To Recreate the Look:
- Start with wet hair, spray in the John Frieda Frizz Ease® Daily Nourishment Leave-in Conditioner to hydrate and prep the hair for styling
- Blow dry hair with a medium round brush to give the root lift and volume
- Once dry, spray in the John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Volume Refresh Dry Shampoo into the roots to add in texture and grip
- Then, flat iron one inch square sized sections to create a loose wave into the hair, turning the ends in under
- Next, give the hair a good brushing, so it can become soft and fluffy
- To finish spray John Frieda Luxurious Volume® Forever Full Hairspray to hold the style and add body
Celebrity makeup artist, Denika Bedrossian (@dendoll), created last night’s makeup look on bareMinerals Clean Beauty Ambassador Hailey Bieber for the Met Ball red carpet. Please see below for the full look breakdown!
The Inspiration: For Hailey’s Met Ball look, Denika wanted to go with something sexy and mysterious to go with her stunning Alexander Wang gown. The vibrant color and shine of the fabric inspires us to go with a modern take on the classic Barbie.
How to Get the Look:
For dewy skin using the bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Hydrating Foundation Stick SPF 25, Denika lightly buffed it in with the bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush. She added highlight and natural glow by adding the bareMinerals BAREPRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Whimsy. She then stippled it in with her ring finger, creating a natural finish. Adding a dust of bareMinerals Endless Glow Pressed Highlighting Powder in Whimsy gave that extra pop of iridescent pink. Denika also dusted it on the eye lids for an additional highlight.
Denika then warmed up the skin and added a slight contour by using the bareMinerals Endless Summer Bronzer in Warmth. She dusted the apples of her cheeks with the bareMinerals Loose Powder Blush in Hint.
For Hailey’s sultry eyes, Denika used the bareMinerals Lash Domination Liquid Eyeliner in black to create a dramatic and bold cat eye. She layered it to get an extremely bold pigment and brought down the liner to the bottom lash line using the bareMinerals Round the Clock Intense Cream-GlideEyeliner in the waterline and below the lashes. After layers of mascara on top and bottom, she then added a corner lash for drama.
For her perfect pout, Denika mixed together Smooch and Infamous in bareMinerals Gen Nude Matte Liquid Lipstick. This gave a perfect little nude lip to pair with the most stunning dress and such a sexy eye.
Where to Find Them: bareMinerals products are available at bareMinerals boutiques and bareMinerals.com. Also available at Sephora, ULTA, Macy’s, Dillard’s, fine spas and salons. Visit bareMinerals.com for store locations.
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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.
I absolutely love bareMinerals. In fact, I am currently wearing their foundation, blush and lip color, (which I plan to share with you in an upcoming post.) When I found out about The Power of Good Fund by bareMinerals, it made me love this brand all the more!
bareMinerals has launched The Power of Good Fund by bareMinerals, which supports charities that empower women through education, mentorship and entrepreneurialism. In addition, bareMinerals employees throughout the US will devote 1% of their time each year – up to three full days – to volunteering at the causes they care about most.
To launch this initiative, bareMinerals has joined forces with three pioneering organizations: Girl Rising, Step Up and Grameen America that help women unleash their potential. "It was essential for us to find philanthropic collaborators that shared the same core values and mission to change the future," says Jill Scalamandre, President of bareMinerals. "As the first clean beauty brand to launch 24 years ago, we wanted to be able to give back to all of the women who have supported us on our journey by helping and encouraging the next generation of women to reach their full potential."
From April 1, 2019, bareMinerals will support the Power of Good Fund by donating 1% of sales from all US boutiques and bareMinerals.com to Hopewell Fund. Donations will be made on sales, less any returns or discounts, through the end of 2019 and include a minimum contribution of $500,000.
To kick off the launch, last night bareMinerals hosted the first of three free Brave Girl Rising screenings in partnership with The Wing, where clips from the original Girl Rising film were also shown. Two additional movie screenings will be held at The Wing Georgetown on April 3 and The Wing San Francisco on April 4. Following the screening, Jill Scalamandre and speakers from Girl Rising hosted a panel discussion about the importance of education and the impact investing in educating women has on the world. The night ended with attendees and guests packing school backpacks to be donated to the International Rescue Committee.
Girl Rising According to a 2014 report by The World Bank, women with secondary school education can earn almost twice as much as those with no education at all, while girls who complete secondary school are better equipped to become healthier, more prosperous adults. Closing the gaps in girls' education is a key cause for bareMinerals and so we partnered with Girl Rising, a non-profit that utilizes catalytic storytelling to raise awareness about the barriers that are keeping 130 million girls around the world from classrooms. This organization also works with local partners to implement life-altering programming that build skills and confidence in girls to change attitudes, behaviors and social norms. Girl Rising's goal is to galvanize entire communities—girls, boys, parents, teachers, political and religious leaders—to stand up for girls and their education. bareMinerals is proud to support such an important mission of change.
Step Up Mentors are not readily available for women in the workforce. In fact, global executive search firm Egon Zehnder reported in 2017 that only 54 percent of women have access to senior female leaders who can act as mentors throughout their careers. To help bring more mentors into the lives of the young women who most need them, namely those in under-resourced communities, Step Up links teen girls to a network of professional women through after-school programs. These meaningful relationships cultivate confidence and leadership skills that allow young women to better navigate social, economic and gender barriers, as well as helping them to challenge today's power structure for a better tomorrow. With new support from bareMinerals, Step Up aims to grow and serve over 8,000 girls by 2020.
Grameen America More women are running their own businesses than ever before, yet according to a 2014 study by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, women receive only 4 percent of all small business loans from mainstream financial institutions. To help counteract this disappointing fact, bareMinerals has partnered with Grameen America—a program built on a Nobel Prize-winning model—which aims to alleviate poverty through female entrepreneurialism and small business funding. This innovative organization provides low-income women with microloans, business training, credit-building, savings programs and peer support so that they can effectively establish credit, scale their companies and create prosperity in their communities. Last year the organization reached an incredible milestone of investing $1 billion in microloans to over 110,000 women across the U.S.
Starting April 1, 2019, after making a purchase at a bareMinerals boutique or on bareMinerals.com, consumers will be able to cast a vote for the philanthropic pillar (education, mentorship or entrepreneurialism) that they feel most passionately about. These votes will help inform how donations to The Power of Good Fund by bareMinerals through Hopewell Fund are allocated, with bareMinerals committed to making donations to all three organizations.
As a clean, good-for-skin beauty brand, our goal is to continue to inspire change both big and small. Through these partnerships and the launch of The Power of Good Fund by bareMinerals, we are proud to help women look good, feel good and do good for themselves and the world around them. That's bareMinerals. That's THE POWER OF GOOD.
Of course, everyone loves getting presents during the holidays, but one of the best things about the season is giving - giving gifts to loved ones, and giving to those in need.
This holiday season, with every bareMinerals purchase bareMinerals will donate $1 to the Ulta Beauty Charitable Foundation to bring joy and opportunity to women and families! What could be better?
It is such an honor to be noticed by those who I admire! I was recently given the chance to be interviewed by one of the best online beauty resources on the internet! Beauty Essential is your online corner for all things beauty related. They are definitely right up my alley!
Beauty Essential definitely has everything that beauty obsessed ladies like myself could possibly ask for, all in one place. You will find makeup tips and tricks, fashion advice, health and diet information, facts about skin care, plus- you can learn how-to achieve the perfect hairstyle!
Beauty Essential is quite the addictive website. It is so much fun to explore and learn things that I didn't even know about. In fact, I may need to brush up on a few makeup skills that I thought I had mastered! I guess I am a little behind in some areas, and could probably benefit from reading up on a few Beauty Essential beauty tutorials to get myself up-to-speed! It is never too late to learn something new!
I thought that was so nice that Tiffany from Beauty Essential took the time to contact me and ask me if I would like to be interviewed and to be featured on this amazing website. I usually shy away from interviews, because I am actually pretty shy when it comes to answering questions, but Tiffany made it easy. She emailed me the questions, so I was able to think about my answers and not stutter over my words. (Which I often do!) It was a lot of fun! Thank you Tiffany, and thank you, Beauty Essential.
You can read my interview here.
Learn more at: https://beautyessential.net
Celebrity Makeup Artist Tasha Brown worked with bareMinerals Power of Good Ambassador, actress Letitia Wright for the recent Emmy Awards – below is a breakdown of the look!
Who: Letitia Wright at the 2018 Emmy Awards
Inspiration: Letitia's gorgeous gown featured great shine and texture which immediately inspired Celebrity Makeup Artist Tasha Brown to give Letitia peachy and bronze tones to keep her looking ethereal to match her dress. Tasha added soft, arched brows and golden eyeshadow with a natural skin finish, added glowing shimmery highlights on the cheekbones and eye lids.
How to Get the Look:
Tasha prepped Letitia’s skin by saturating her cleansed face with bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Defense to create a smooth moisturized canvas for makeup. She then applied bareMinerals Original Loose Powder Foundation with SPF 15 in shade Golden Dark with the bareMinerals Beautiful Finish Foundation Brush in a tapping motion through the center of Letitia’s face for light coverage, creating an even base for the rest of her makeup.
Tasha used a sheer layer of bareMinerals BarePRO Glow Highlighter in Fierce to highlight the tops of Letitia’s cheekbones, center of nose and chin for a bit of glow and dimension. To add a healthy flush of color, Tasha lightly dusted bareMinerals’s Gen Nude Powder Blush in That Peach Tho along hairline, on temples and on cheeks with a large fluffy brush.
Tasha applied the deep bronze tones of the bareMinerals Gen Nude Eyeshadow Palette in Neutral all over the eyelid to better complement the color of Leticia’s gown.
Tasha finished off the lips without a liner for a softer edge to the lips and applied bareMinerals Gen Nude Lip Lacquer Buttercream Lipgloss in Flirt for a soft nude peach with sheen to match the sheen of the gown.
Where to Find Them:
bareMinerals products are available at bareMinerals boutiques and bareMinerals.com. Also available at Sephora, Sephora inside JCPenny, ULTA, Macy’s, Dillards, fine spas and salons. Visit bareminerals.com for store locations.
#CleanBeauty #PowerofGood #bareMinerals
Have you ever heard of RivalGlam? Neither had I, until just recently. Redefining the standards, RivalGlam brings you a portfolio of top influencers who are setting trends in beauty, fashion, and style. This online marketplace and product ecosystem is where the world's top social influencers cross-sell their unique beauty and fashion lines that are co-developed under Twila True Collaborations-from accessories to makeup, skincare and beyond. Having established herself in the fast-paced world of beauty and fashion e-commerce with the successful release of Twila True Beauty and Twila True Fine Jewelry, the serial entrepreneur and president/CEO, Twila True, behind True Family Enterprises develops an entirely new business model aimed at helping creative influencers build their unique brands while reaching a wide audience.
I am already very impressed with my first RivalGlam purchase! I ordered this beautiful beauty product set which includes products from top influencers including Katelynn Ansari, Cristal Garcia and Evelyn Lazado. How fun!
I love how elegantly packaged these beauty products arrived
Look at all of these beautiful nail shades. You have everything here for a gorgeous manicure, plus a rich and creamy hand cream for silky, youthful hands. I use the Tru Renewal Oil as a cuticle softener. I sometimes rub it into my cuticles. I have noticed that my cuticles really absorb the oil and my nails grow stronger, and thicker because of the nutrients in the oil. It is also perfect for taming flyways, or to smooth out last minute frizz in my hair.
The nail polish shades are perfect for all seasons. I love the top coats that really seal in the color for a long lasting finish.
I also received a pair of these gorgeous Evelyn White Gold Hoop Earrings, which I can't really wear just yet since I have a sweet baby grand daughter who would love to rip them from my lobes. They are very pretty, though.