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)

 

 

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/.

TEYANA TAYLOR ANNOUNCES NEW COLLECTION WITH M·A·C COSMETICS

M·A·C Cosmetics is excited to announce a highly anticipated, limited-edition makeup launch in collaboration with one of the most versatile entertainers of her generation, Teyana Taylor.

M·A·C  x Teyana Taylor collection has been over a year in the making, born out of a partnership between M·A·C and Teyana stemming from her authentic love for the brand and its artistry.

As a powerful, creative artist, Teyana taps into the spirit of individuality, is a trendsetter, and a true embodiment of M·A·C’s creative compass. Inspired by her love for classic 90’s fashion and beauty, Teyana worked alongside M·A·C to create her exclusive, multi-product collection – from the products, packaging, product names, and even the photoshoot. “I was inspired by the 90s and the heart & soul of Harlem and wanted to show that through the shades and packaging.” – Teyana Taylor.

Teyana has been a true fan of the brand since she was 15 years old and began mixing, matching, and playing with M·A·C products to develop her own finishes, colors, and textures. Her first memory was receiving a gift box filled with M·A·C products from special-deco collections like Hello Kitty and the iconic Alexander McQueen collaboration. The M·A·C x Teyana Taylor Collection was created to embody a new approach to beauty; encouraging fans to create their own version of her style and vibe.

“I’m very excited to be partnering with a company like M•A•C who I’ve watched collaborate with strong women of color over the years. I’ve been a fan of M•A•C ever since I was 15 years old and started experimenting with makeup, it was the first brand that made me like makeup. I’m so grateful and excited to be sharing this beautiful collection I created with the M•A•C team but also hoping to inspire other young women that anything and everything is possible.” – Teyana Taylor. “As a longtime friend of the brand, we’ve grown to know and love Teyana for having a style unlike anyone else.

She’s fierce, bold and unapologetically herself, no matter what she’s wearing – all qualities we stand for at M•A•C, and are so excited to bring to life through this new collaboration.” Ukonwa Ojo, Global Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Marketing, M•A•C Cosmetics.

As a Dancer, Choreographer, Actress, Model, Fitness aficionado, Songwriter, Producer, Director, and now M·A·C’s newest collaborator, Teyana embodies artistry boldly, originally and without boundaries. Stay tuned for more details about M·A·C X Teyana Taylor, coming soon.

 

Mother’s Day 2020 Roundup For The Fitness Lover, Shopping Addict or Green Thumb

Mother’s Day is right around the corner, take a look at a few considerations for the special woman in your life!

 

Featured Photo from Men’s Health

 

For the fitness lover:
  • Everlast – The preeminent brand in boxing since 1910 and the world’s leading manufacturer and licensor of boxing, MMA, and fitness equipment, Everlast can provide the fitness buff the equipment they need. Everlast has boxing gear from training gloves to the HydroStrike heavy bag and fitness equipment from the Evergrip Weighted Jump Rope to the Flex Slam Ball that can help mom stick to her new year’s resolutions of staying in the gym and continuing her fitness journey.
  • FitTrack – Help mom stay on track of her fitness journey with FitTrack, creators of the most accurate Wi-Fi smart scale (Dara), and the fitness smartwatch (Atria). FitTrack products are a simple and effective solution to stay motivated on her wellness journey, at a remarkably low price. With 17 detailed metrics that measure, track, and trend her health data over time, FitTrack can help mom better understand her progress with the informative insights needed to be the best version of herself.
For the organization lovers:
  • MakeSpace – MakeSpace offers storage without the struggle — picking up, hauling, and storing your stuff, then delivering it back to you when you need it. Their goal is to make storage convenient and easy so that you never have to visit a storage facility again. To help stressed-out moms manage cluttered homes and stressful lifestyles, give them the gift of space this Mother’s Day.
For the shopping addict:
  • Jane – Jane is a boutique e-commerce marketplace with daily deals on hundreds of products from women’s fashion and accessories to home decor and tech gear – there truly is something for everyone! Give the special woman in your life the perfect Mother’s Day gift to brighten up her day with something personalized or something comfy to help her relax while staying at home.
For the green thumb: 
  • Rachio – The world’s first smart sprinkler company delivering easy-to-use technologies to control your outdoor sprinkler system from the palm of your hand. Their latest product expansion includes the Rachio 3e Smart Sprinkler Controller, a budget-friendly version of Rachio’s renowned and first-ever smart sprinkler, the Rachio 3 Smart Watering System. With it’s lower pricing, the R3e makes saving the planet a bit more affordable for everyone, while still boasting a myriad of features such as weather intelligence based on historical weather data from 30,000 weather stations, dual-band wi-fi with Alexa compatibility, full control, and monitoring with the Rachio app, and more.
For the mom who brightens your life: 
  • Nanoleaf  A smart lighting pioneer, Nanoleaf’s range of light panels allow users to create beautiful, customizable designs with the flexibility to change-up the scene and layouts for any season or occasion. Whether mom is looking to decorate her home office, spruce up the house for family photos, or create the perfect welcome home entrance, Nanoleaf is a fun, low-maintenance way to personalize your space.

DIY Beauty Projects from Los Angeles-based TV personality, Budget Travel and Lifestyle Expert: Lindsay Myers

Who doesn’t love getting pampered? But with this lockdown, we have had to figure it out ourselves! It’s always a great feeling to know that you can do it all if you have to! Here are some of Lindsay’s favorite DIY beauty projects:

Featured Photo from Domino Sugar

Natural Lip Scrub– I sometimes grab a pack of sugar and quickly exfoliate if I am in a time crunch. and need to apply some lipstick. But this is my new favorite natural way to get my lips super smooth!

Supplies:

1 TSP of Brown Sugar
1 TSP of White Sugar
1 TSP of Honey
1/2 TSP of Olive Oil

Directions: Just mix all the above in a small container. You can store and keep this for a while, but trust me after about 20 seconds your lips will feel amazing.

 

Bath Salts- I love a good bath, who doesn’t! This is really easy to make and a great way to unwind and get some self-care.

Supplies:

Coarse Salt

Epsom Salt

Baking Soda

Essential oil

Directions: Just take 6 part coarse sea salt and 3 part Epsom salt,1 part baking soda, and just a few drops of essential oil of your choice. That is it! This combo helps soothe the muscles, helps with skin irritation, and softens the skin.

 

Ombre Nail Manicure-I never go really big or bold with my manicure. But I have the time to figure out how to do it myself, why not!

Supplies:

2 different nail polish colors, and clear topcoat

Any sponge (you just need a bit, cut off a section from a larger sponge)

Plastic wrap

toothpick

Directions: Paint your nails with the lightest color. Let it dry. On the plastic pour our a little of each color right beside each other so they touch. Take the toothpick and swirl/blend just in the area where the two colors meet. Next, take your sponge and dab it directly over this mixture and then dab the sponge directly on your nail. Keep going on all the nails. If you want to go back over the nails to make the color stronger just make sure the first coat is dry first. Finish with a clear topcoat.

 

Hair Mask– It is SO easy to make a simple hair mask with everyday things in our kitchen. Why don’t we do it more? Maybe now we will!

2 hair mask options:

  1. All hair types:

Supplies:

Avocado

Honey

Directions: Simply scoop out half an avocado and mix it with a tbsp honey and apply it to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in the shower.

  1. Dry Hair Mask:

Supplies:

Eggs

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions: Mix 2 eggs with 3 tbsp of extra virgin olive oil and apply to hair. Leave this on for 20 mins. Rinse in shower.

 

Facial: I have grown to love my facials, but they are expensive and now we just can’t get them. Why not learn how to do it yourself?

Supplies:

Chamomile Tea

Honey

Nutritional Yeast

Directions: Brew one cup of the tea with 2 tea bags. Let cool. Stir together 1 tbsp of honey and 1 tsp of nutritional yeast. Add just enough of the tea to the bowl to make a paste. You want to be able to spread it on your face, but not be watery. Let sit for 20 mins. This is calm and restores your skin.

 

 

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:

Beat Face Alert: Kiss My Lash Mirror Bundle from GoodJanes

GoodJanes’ Kiss My Lash Mirror Bundle has expanded retail distribution across the United States. The Kiss My Lash Mirror is now sold in 650 select Kroger Marketplace and Fred Myers stores across the United States, select Drug Emporium stores, Walmart, select beauty supply stores as well as salons and spas in Dallas and Colorado.

The Kiss My Lash Mirror is a triangulated mirror that lets the user see both the upper and lower lashes from all angles for effortless make-up and false eyelash application. The Bundle includes a custom-made stand so the user can attach the mirror to the stand for hands-free make-up application.

Janelle Friedman invented and patented the Kiss My Lash Mirror as part of her national beauty company called GoodJanes. Known for being an avid lover of all things natural, healthy and good for the body, she created GoodJanes to deliver health-conscious, fashion-forward products made with naturally-derived ingredients.

The GoodJanes mission is to bring fresh innovations and environmentally-friendly ingredients to the industry using essential formulas and cutting-edge technology.

Besides the Kiss My Lash Mirror Bundle, GoodJanes also sells a large selection of handmade eyelashes made with 100% cruelty-free, mink fur collected from natural shedding. The eyelashes can be reused up to twenty-five times. Divided into three categories of lashes, popular eyelash selections are:

In the GLAM LOOK LASHES category: BOMBSHELL, COOL CHICK & LASH-A-HOLIC

In the DRAMATIC LOOK LASHES categoryWHIPLASH, LASTING IMPRESSION & HOT MAMA

In the NATURAL LOOK LASHES categoryBUTTERFLY KISSES, ABOUT LASH NIGHT & FLIRTY GIRL

Silk lashes are also available made of synthetic silk which mimics the feel of real mink fur and is vegan-friendly. The lashes are stored in clear protective trays. With proper care, each lash can be reused up to three times.

The company also sells two luxurious mascaras that are vegan-friendly made with naturally derived ingredients: EYE LIKE IT LONG and EYE LIKE IT THICK.

The company also features the GoodJanes Skin Care Line with products made with naturally-derived ingredients and infused with a plant, vegetable and fruit stem cells that are vegan, cruelty-free (never tested on animals) and contain no sulfates or harsh chemicals.

Popular skincare products are: Eye Swear eye cream, Deep Tox Charcoal Cleanser (a potent cleanser that protects the skin from oxidation with the butterfly bush stem cell), Face Gift and the Full of Grit Oatmeal Scrub.