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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.
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/
The countdown to the 2018 Winter Olympics is now less than a month away and it is time to start preparing to cheer on Team USA! We all cannot be in Pyeongchang to root for the red, white and blue to bring home the gold, but Lit Cosmetics can help you show your pride from here in the states!
Whether you are going for an all-American or medal-winning inspired look, Lit Cosmetics’ extensive color palette of glitter products will earn you a perfect score! “NO GLITTER NO GLORY.”
The Liquid Metals Lit Kit features a Liquid Eyeshadow/Liner, a bottle of Lit Cosmetics' Clearly Liquid glitter base, the Mini Application Brush and The Sparkle Wand.
The result is a gorgeous eye makeup look without any fall out, flaking, cracking, color transfer, or smudging.
$28, Available in 24 shades
Experience a formulation of highly pigmented eye color, consisting of metallic pearl/micas mixed with pure cosmetic Gold flakes. When applied with our Glitter Base, this product truly comes alive; gliding onto your eyelid with controlled perfection, showcasing true color tones spirited with flashes of Gold flake.
$19, Available in 24 different shades
A loose, high-sparkle cosmetic grade glitter, which casts maximum light reflection.
There are NO RULES when it comes to Lit! Add a little glitter over your shadow, liners, lipstick, eyebrows, blush, body lotions, hair spray, nail polish, love letter, whatever your little heart desires.
$16, Available in over 100 shades and 3 finishes(solid, holographic, shimmer)
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.
Pumpkin Spice lattes are back!
You know what that means… FALL IS HERE!
Normally, for me, Fall is depressing because it means back-to-school and cooler weather. On a positive note, I love the beautiful colors of the changing leaves, and.............Pumpkin Spice EVERYTHING!
Let Lauren B. Beauty, Rituals, Avon and Finding Ferdinand kick start your fall with these Pumpkin Spice colored beauty products.
Lauren B. Beauty
A luscious deep caramel glaze with red undertones, this shade warms up even the palest skin. This formula is non-toxic, eco and vegan friendly! Price: $18.00
Available at Laurenbbeauty.com
GOOD LUCK SCRUB
This sugar scrub out-sweets the pumpkin spice with aromas of orange and cedar wood. Specially developed to revitalize and nourish even the driest of skin. Its luxurious combination or organic sugar and softening oils, leaves your skin ulta-nourished ready to bare the cold. Price: $29.00
Available at Rituals.com
TRUE COLOR LIPSTICK – SILKY PEACH
Lip-nourishing formula with Shea Butter, Omega-3 Oil and Vitamin E conditions and moisturizes lips for the upcoming windy months. With over 40 different shades and two finishes you can match your lip to all your favorite holiday drinks. Price: $8.00
Available at Avon.com or through your local Representative
CUSTOM MINI LIPSTICK
In just three days you can have your very own PSL LIP. Finding Ferdinand allows you to mix and match colors to create your very own custom shade! Afraid of commitment? Order a mini sample to make sure you love the color! You simply select up to 4 colors, choose the intensity of each, pick a creamy, matte or sheer finish and name your custom shade. It’s that easy. Price: $6.00
Available at FindingFerdinad.com