5 Types of Makeup Brushes That Will Change the Game

In the world of beauty, if you want to master the art of makeup you must possess the right tools. The basic and most important makeup tools are makeup brushes. But as there are so many makeup brushes out there, so it is hard for the users to decide which set of brushes is right for them. Consider the five make up brushes that we have listed below. They will change the makeup game for you!

1.   Blender or Foundation Brush

This blender brush is highly compatible with both liquid-based foundations and sticks. You can also use this brush for other liquid-based products like highlighters and tints. It can give you an airbrushed look. Most importantly, you can use this brush into your bag of tricks, and enjoy its capabilities to the fullest. From smoky eyes to chiselled cheeks; this brush will take your blending and building game to another level.

2.   Powder Makeup Brush

The powder makeup brush is available in both small and large sizes. You should add this in your makeup brush kit as it helps in dusting off the loose compact powder. If you have applied the foundation, dust of the compact powder and give your face that smooth satin touch. It is big enough and you can use it on your body too. The smaller version of this brush is ideal for applying blush to cheeks and nose.

3.   Synthetic Kabuki Brush

This synthetic Kabuki brush is ideal for application of pigmented or mineral powders. You can look for synthetic Kabuki brush at Synergie Skin. They apply mineral powders perfectly without making them settle down into the skin. Moreover, you can easily use a kabuki brush for application of blush, highlighters and bronzers, and enjoy the natural effect they give.

4.   Eyeliner Brush

Here we are, presenting you a brush that can work numerous jobs for the price of one. You must know that applying liquid liner is very tricky. You have to grip the right tool as if it is a pencil; hold it closer to the base rather than the bristles. Moreover, this technique will take practice, but it will give you a cleaner line.

5.   Double-Ended Shadow Brush

As an endless abundance of varieties double-ended Shadow Brush is available in the market, so finding the perfect brush can be a tough task! If you love to invest in makeup tools and keep hauling new product now and then, you may get your hands on the perfect double-ended shadow brush quickly. For the everyday eye shadow application, one multi-purpose brush is more than enough. Most importantly, this multi-purpose tool is small for blending the shadows. It is a double-duty brush with flat ends to pick up the shadow powder. To use the brush in the right way, sweep the shadow over the lid, start from the inner corner working outwards, blend and buff the powder lightly. You are ready to go!

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Nova Babe Alert: Maven Beauty Drops New ‘Euphoria’-Inspired Collection ‘Cosmic Drip’ on Cyber Monday – All Under $23

Just in time for the holidays, Maven Beauty is launching a brand new Euphoria-inspired collection of bold metallics and smokey sparkles called Cosmic Drip, available beginning Cyber Monday on Nov. 30, which includes eyeshadow palettes, liquid glitter eyeshadows and waterproof liquid liners, affordably priced at $14-23. Maven Beauty is the new, affordable, 100% vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand of pro-level products for everyone from Fashion Nova, one of the world’s leading fashion & lifestyle brands that celebrates diversity, body positivity, inclusivity and beauty in all forms. Celebrity fans include Kylie Jenner, Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion, who’s very own record-breaking Fashion Nova line just launched last week.

Assets: (Photo credit: Fashion Nova)

o   Cosmic Drip Eyeshadow Palettes ($23) in 3 color variations packed with high intensity jewel tones and sparkly smoky metallics: Cosmos, Stargate & Nova

o   Asteroid Tears Liquid Glitter Eyeshadow ($15) in 5 colors bursting with lustrous starry pigments and radiant pearls: Interstellar, UFO, Celestial, Supermoon & Aurora

o   Maven Waterproof Liquid Eyeliners ($14) in 5 new shades, available in matte and shimmering pearl: Sangria, Herb, Darkstar, Atlantis & Lagoon

  • Basic Beat Photos (1st collection) – available now, includes pro-level beauty basics like lipsticks, eyeshadows, lashes, liners, brushes and powders ($6-19)

ABOUT FASHION NOVA

Fashion Nova is one of the world’s leading fashion & lifestyle brands championing female empowerment and inclusivity.  Founded in Los Angeles in 2006, Fashion Nova prides itself in bringing the freshest assortment of new styles every day for women, men and kids across the U.S. and Internationally.  Fashion Nova was the most Googled fashion company in 2018, has been hailed for “winning the internet,” and is broadly recognized as one of the most innovative fashion companies of the past decade. In 2020, Fashion Nova donated $1 million dollars in partnership with Cardi B to people impacted by Covid-19 followed by a similar $1 million commitment to support Black Lives Matter related causes and opportunities, all through their Fashion Nova Cares program

PÜR x Barbie Holiday Gifts For The Makeup & Skincare Lover

This inspiring limited-edition 15-piece collection features dreamy skincare, highly pigmented complexion products and collectible makeup tools, all set in playful, luxe packaging and are sure to channel anyone’s inner Barbie.

Celebrate your own, unique beauty with fierce colors, bold pigments and high-performance beauty products that are sure to elevate your look – and confidence – with good-for-you formulas this holiday season (all available on purcosmetics.com or ulta.com!)

Barbie™ Lips & Tips Duo in Trailblazer/24K ($32 on purcosmetics.com)

Barbie™ Lips & Tips Duo in Innovator/Icon ($32 on purcosmetics.com)

Barbie™ Lips & Tips Duo in CEO ($32 on purcosmetics.com)

 


PÜR X Barbie™ Magical Eyes Signature Mascara & Primer Collection ($20 on purcosmetics.com)

PÜR X Barbie™ Doll Lash Signature Cruelty Free PRO Eyelash Collection ($16 on purcosmetics.com)

 

PÜR X Barbie™ Endless Possibilities II Signature 15-Piece Eyeshadow Palette ($34 on purcosmetics.com)

 

PÜR X Barbie™ Malibu Blush Signature 6-Piece Blush Palette ($32 on purcosmetics.com)

PÜR X Barbie™ Skin Essentials Signature 3-Piece Skincare Sampler ($29 on purcosmetics.com)

 

PÜR X Barbie™ Brush ‘n Sparkle Signature 5-Piece Cruelty Free Brush Set with Bag ($48 on purcosmetics.com)

 

 

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) Hosts First-Ever Women’s Leadership Awards

Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) celebrated women and achievement at the first-ever 2020 Women’s Leadership Awards this week. Celebrating the brightest minds in beauty, the event brought together the 2020 Achiever Awards recipients and 2020 Top Talent honorees, in addition to revealing the Indie26, 26 outstanding Black female-founded beauty companies disrupting the beauty industry and finally, the Industry Champion Award, being given to Jenny B. Fine.

Sponsored by Meredith, the two-day virtual event recognized fifteen female leaders for their performance and mark on the beauty industry. Additionally, thought leaders, including Taraji P. Henson, Founder and CEO of TPH by Taraji and Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe and Founder of “Know Your Value,” among others, shared valuable insights on topics related to women’s empowerment, equality, and excellence. The personal stories and unique perspectives surrounding empowerment and inclusion from the diverse, cross-generational females served as inspiration for future leaders and for companies to continue supporting women’s advancement.

The 2020 participants included:

2020 Achiever Awards Recipients

  • Maly Bernstein, Vice President, Beauty & Personal Care, CVS
  • Erica Culpepper, General Manager, L’Oréal Multi-Cultural Beauty
  • Elana Drell-Szyfer, CEO, RéVive Skincare
  • Lilli Gordon, Founder & CEO, First Aid Beauty
  • Jane Lauder, Executive Vice President, Enterprise Marketing and Chief Data Officer, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Alexandra Papazian, President, Laura Mercier

2020 Top Talent Honorees

  • Vivianna Blanch, Vice President, Integrated Consumer Communications, L’Oréal Paris
  • Ophelia Ceradini, Vice President, Digital Technology and Innovation, ELC Online, The Estée Lauder Companies, Inc.
  • Erum Chaudhry, Vice President, Marketing Beauty & SkincareChristian Dior
  • Maris Croswell, Senior Director, North America Pantene, P&G Beauty
  • Chopin Rabin, Vice President, Global Integrated Communications, Nars Cosmetics
  • Maria Salcedo, Vice President, Global Marketing, Consumer Fragrance, Symrise
  • Janet Chan, Vice President of Brand, nugg beauty *Members Choice

Thought Leaders

  • Mika Brzezinski, Co-Host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, Founder of ‘Know Your Value’
  • Kristy Click, Senior Client Officer, Ipsos
  • Laura Gurski, Senior Managing Director, Consumer Goods Division, Accenture
  • Fran Hauser, Startup Investor at Hauser Ventures, LLC., Author of The Myth of the Nice Girl
  • Sarah Kunst, Managing Director, Cleo Capital
  • Sarah Willersdorf, Managing Director and Partner, The Boston Consulting Group
  • Shelley Zalis, CEO, The Female Quotient
  • Melissa Butler, Founder & CEO, The Lip Bar
  • Mahisha Dellinger, Founder & CEO, Curls Beauty Brand
  • Taraji P. Henson, Founder & CEO, TPH by Taraji

Additional participants included Beauty Industry Champion, Jenny B. Fine of WWD, Indie26, Notable Black Founders of Indie Brands and other beauty industry thought leaders.

“For nearly 70 years, CEW has helped to inspire women in the beauty industry to achieve – and advance – themselves and others,” says CEW President, Carlotta Jacobson. “We are thrilled to have hosted this first-time event, honoring the amazing women who embody the importance of growth within the beauty industry for women of all ethnicities, levels, and companies.”

All content of the Women’s Leadership Awards is available for purchase at CEW.org.

Sponsors of the event included Meredith, Harris Williams, 24 Seven, Anisa, Dermstore, Nordstrom, P&G Beauty, Johnson & Johnson Consumer Health, Badger & Winters, WWD, Beauty Inc, Symrise, MOSS, ULTA Beauty, Drunk Elephant, Beauty at Amazon, Olaplex, Birchbox, Consultancy Media, Marina Maher Communications, New World Natural Brands, Goodkind Co., CEI Collective and Kaplow Communications.

About CEW:
CEW is an international organization of 10,000 individual members representing a cross-section of beauty and related businesses. The composition of membership includes leading brands, indies, retailers, media, and suppliers. CEW’s primary purpose is to provide programs online and in-person to develop careers and knowledge of the beauty industry. CEW provides opportunities to connect and gain industry knowledge through networking events, trend reports, industry newsletters, interactive workshops, and industry leader talks. For more information, please visit https://www.cew.org/.

Black-Owned Cosmetics Brand, Juvia’s Place Releases Their Holiday Collection

Black-Owned Cosmetics brand, Juvia’s Place, is jumping into the holiday season early with the release of their new holiday gift sets, The Nubian Royal, The Nubian Glow, and The Nourishing Lip Balm Bundle.

The Nubian Royal and the Nubian Glow sets each contains a 6-pan eyeshadow palette and two lip balms. Products can be purchased individually or as a set.

The Nubian Royal Holiday Giftset- $26

Nubian Glow Giftset
A set of one eyeshadow palette and two nourishing lip balms.

Set contains:

The Nubian Glow Palette- $15

Top Row:
SHADE 1- a shimmery gold with yellow gold reflective pearls
SHADE 2- a rusty matte orange shade
SHADE 3- a Soft shimmery gold reflects mixed with green pearls

Bottom Row:
SHADE 1- a neon matte orange-yellow shade
SHADE 2- a shimmery gold mixed with finely milled multicolored glitter and pearls.
SHADE 3- a Pearl-like texture of white gold and champagne pearls

The Nubian Glow Lip Balms- $12
Guava & Mango

The Nubian Royal eyeshadow palette- $15

Top Row:
SHADE 1- a shimmery purple reflective shade with soft lilac reflects
SHADE 2- a Pearl iridescent purple with blue pearl like reflects
SHADE 3- a matte royal purple shadow

Bottom Row:
SHADE 1- A matte medium toned purple shade
SHADE 2- A matte cool-toned lilac shade
SHADE 3- A finely-milled lilac and pink glitter infused in shimmery light blue reflective pearls

The Nubian Royal Lip Balms- $12
Berries- provides a slight Berry Tint to the lips
Caramel- provides a slight caramel nude tint to the lips

The Nourishing Lip Balm Bundle- $50

This Hydrating and smoothing lip balm offers a clear to tinted texture with long-lasting moisture. Formulated and enriched with a combination of soft butters, Baobab, Manketti, and Jojoba for better hydration and replenishment. Our Nourishing Lip balm melts effortless onto lip with Its slim bullets while providing Long lasting benefits.

Benefits:

  • Provides healthy-looking and Moisturized Lips
  • Lips feel instantly nourished, softer, and glossier
  • Infused with Mango and shea butter to provide protection again dehydration
  • Infused with Baobab, Manketti, Sunflower and Jojoba Oils to help penetrate the skin easily for moisturization
  • Vegan and Cruelty Free.
  • Formulated without Talc, parabens, phthalates, or mineral oil

Flavors:

BERRIES- provides a slight Berry Tint to the lips
CARAMEL- provides a slight caramel nude tint to the lips
MANGO- Provides a clear smooth texture to the lips
PASSION FRUIT – Provides a slight soft pink tint to the lips
MINT- provides a cooling effect and clear texture to the tips

Items can be purchased at Juviasplace.com, Ulta Beauty stores, and Ulta.com

AJ Crimson Beauty, Black-Owned Inclusive Pro Luxury Cosmetics Collection

Excited to announce AJ Crimson Beauty, vegan-friendly and cruelty-free luxury cosmetic line made with every woman in mind.

 

AJ Crimson, a self-taught makeup artist and beauty expert is one of the most trusted names in the industry with a roster of clients including Angela Bassett, Regina King, Fergie, Missy, Hilary Duff and more! His products have been used on the TV series American Horror Story, Empire, The Real, and the box office smash The Hunger Games.

 

The AJ Crimson Beauty cosmetics line was born out of necessity,  “I wanted to create a product inclusive of women of all ethnicities, a product all women could find ownership in and believe in. So often, makeup has been designed with a one size fits all mentality, and with black women and women of color my cosmetic line contains shades for women of every ethnic background and skin tone.”

 

AJ is available for any beauty expert commentary needed and is also available for Match Me Perfect virtual consultations where AJ will recommend your foundation, concealer, and lip color suggestions.

 

The pro luxury cosmetic brand includes foundations, powders, lipsticks/glosses in best-selling items like Ruby Who? And Ex-Factor lipsticks, Number 8, and AJC Universal Finishing powder ranging in pricing from $20 – $150 available now at https://ajcrimson.com/.

Saks Fifth Avenue Reopens Birmingham

On Tuesday, May 12, Saks Fifth Avenue will continue its phased approach to reopening stores with its location in Birmingham. The store will reopen with enhanced health and safety protocols and modified services to ensure the safest and most comfortable shopping experience for our customers.

“The health and well-being of our associates and customers remain our top priority and the driving force behind our strategy for reopening. Saks has the opportunity to set the standard for offering a safe, easy and personalized shopping experience once stores reopen,” said Marc Metrick, President, Saks Fifth Avenue. “We will continue to evaluate store openings based on our own analyses, which take into account the expertise of local government and health officials, economics, and community sentiment. We truly look forward to welcoming customers back to Saks Fifth Avenue.”

To ensure a safe and comfortable in-store shopping experience, Saks has implemented a number of measures upon reopening, including adding enhanced cleaning protocols, regularly sanitizing high-touch areas, such as fitting rooms and point-of-sale areas, and implementing social distancing measures. Associates will also be required to wear face coverings and undergo health screenings. Stores will continue to serve our customers digitally with virtual shopping appointments available to book through saks.com.

Stores will operate with reduced hours Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m and Sunday, from noon to 6 p.m. Moreover, Saks Fifth Avenue is offering curbside pickup and returns at most locations for those who prefer a contactless shopping experience, and an adjusted return policy whereby any purchase made after February 15, 2020, can be returned to Saks Fifth Avenue stores within 30 days of reopening.

Details about specific store reopenings and adjusted hours can be found through the store locator on saks.com. 

ABOUT SAKS FIFTH AVENUE (@saks) As a leading shopping destination for the all-channel luxury experience, Saks Fifth Avenue is renowned for its coveted edit of American and international designer collections as well as its storied history of creating breakthrough, experiential environments. Its exemplary client service has made Saks a global authority in the category, a focus since the brand’s inception in 1924. As part of the HBC brand portfolio, Saks operates in 43 cities across the globe, its online experience―saks.com, and its mobile experience―Saks App.

For more information, kindly visit saks.com, Instagram.com/saks, Facebook.com/saks, Snapchat.com/saks_official, and Twitter.com/saks.

 

The No Makeup Look: Top Picks for Tinted Moisturizers and BB Creams

Although we’re coping with the COVID-19 pandemic inside of our homes, the weather is constantly changing.  One day it’s chilly and the next moment it’s hot!  That means it’s time for a new foundation in our make-up bags.

One of my personal favorites for the warmer months is the use of Tinted Moisturizers (or BB creams).  They hydrate the skin while giving a natural glow.  Basically, it’s a light foundation coverage and skin care moisturizer combined in one application.

Tinted moisturizers (and BB creams) are an easy way to even the skin without the use of heavy products.

Apply this product to the cheeks, forehead, chin, and nose!

Listed below are top picks for Tinted Moisturizers and BB Creams:
  1. NYX Bare With Me
  2. Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer
  3. Neutrogena SPF 20 in Medium to Dark
  4. NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer
  5. Black Radiance BB Cream

GLAMOUR REVEALS WINNERS OF 2020 BEAUTY AWARDS

In times of uncertainty, there’s an undeniable comfort in the daily rituals that bring us joy. After months of testing, Glamour today revealed the 249 winning products of its 15th annual Beauty Awards.

New for 2020, we’ve introduced a sustainability category. Whatever beauty may look like for consumers right now, from prepping for camera zoom meetings to needed self-care beauty routines, Glamour has all the products covered from sunscreens to masks to lipsticks, and more.

The winners were selected by 47 judges at the top of the beauty industry including licensed esthetician and Then I Met You skincare founder Charlotte Cho, celebrity makeup artist Carola Gonzalez, whose clients include Kerry Washington and Mindy Kaling, and New York Times columnist, Ellis Brooklyn.

Check out the full list of winners HERE, and the Reader’s Choice HERE.

Check out the Shopping Galleries below:

DEADLINE FOR ESSENCE+ULTA BEAUTY BEAUTIFUL POSSIBILITIES 2.0 #ESSENCEGirlsUnited

The application deadline is quickly approaching for ESSENCE + Ulta Beauty Girls United: Beautiful Possibilities 2.0!

As previously announced, ESSENCE and Ulta Beauty will partner once again for this powerful mentorship initiative, where six young women (ages 16-19) will embark on a journey of tapping into their entrepreneurial and creative spirit and discovering their personal potential. The women selected for this program will have the opportunity of a lifetime—including the chance to work on a special capsule collection for Ulta Beauty, being mentored by top beauty industry leaders and influencers, and receiving $10,000 that can be put towards college.

 Applications are open until this Sunday, November 30th. For more details on ESSENCE Girls United: Beautiful Possibilities 2.0, visit http://www.essence.com/BeautifulPossibilities, or join the conversation on social #ESSENCEGirlsUnited #BeautifulPossibilities.