Kandi Burruss Launches Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection #IAMKANDIKOATED

Kandi Burruss—entrepreneur, Grammy Award-winning songwriter, and star of the Real Housewives of Atlanta—has expanded her empire with the launch of Kandi Koated, an empowering collection of luxury cosmetics celebrating diversity and inclusivity across all identities and skin tones. Burruss designed the line for those seeking to express their authentic selves—individuals who know they’re worth and want to look and feel confident on their own terms.

The Kandi Koated collection emerged from Burruss’ desire to see more inclusivity in the world of beauty. The selected ingredients, pigments, and palettes reflect the very diverse community that both inspire and have been inspired by Burruss for more than two decades.

“People come from all walks of life,” Burruss said. “They are not only a rainbow of shades, hues, and colors but also identities. The collection’s color palette ranges from deep espresso and bright, bold reds and purples, to brilliant metallics and buttery nudes. This allows anyone to experiment and celebrate their beauty in the ways that work best for them.”

Kandi Burruss Launches Kandi Koated Luxury Cosmetics Collection

Kandi Koated includes concealers, illuminators, blushes, bronzing powders, lip products, lip, and eye pencils, and eye shadow and liquid palettes in colors for casual daytime wear and knockout evening looks. The collection’s Pretty Powerful line will feature Authentic, a special, limited edition matte lipstick featuring a bold red color that serves as a reminder of the wearer’s strength, authenticity, beauty, and power.

“Kandi Koated is more than a cosmetics line. It is a celebration of beauty, individuality, and diversity in a world where acceptance should be more than a goal. It should be our reality,” added Burruss. “I can’t wait to share this collection and its message of empowerment with people across the country and around the world.”

Kandi Koated cosmetics are cruelty-free with paraben-free, gluten-free, and vegan options available. To learn more and to purchase products in the collection, visit KandiKoated.com or host a Kandi Koated party with a Bedroom Kandi Boutique Parties consultant.

TEMPTU At-Home Airbrush Makeup

TEMPTU has created some of the most iconic beauty looks from Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman, Britney Spears and many more!

The unparalleled flawless finish of TEMPTU’s formulas has made the industry and consumer go-to for decades. Temptu was the first to launch easy-to-use, at-home airbrush makeup. Their airbrush products have evolved from just foundation to Blush, Correctors/Concealers, Highlighter, Eyebrows, Root Touch-Up/ Hair Color and much more.

With over 20 shades to choose from, whether you’re dodging the paparazzi, getting ready to walk down the aisle, attending a press preview or dashing to the corner store, they have you covered!

#MetGala Get The Look Breakdown: Rita Ora and Celebrity MUA Kathy Jeung

Celebrity MUA, Kathy Jeung created pop star, Rita Ora’s Old-Hollywood Glam look for the chicest night in fashion. Think ultra-thin brows and dramatic contour and highlight!

See the full breakdown of her look in which Kathy used highly pigmented cosmetic products from the vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand, Nanacoco Professional.

GET THE LOOK BREAK DOWN: Rita Ora by Kathy Jeung

My inspiration for the look was Rita’s gold sequined dress by Marc Jacobs Couture. It inspired me to give Rita a 1930’s screen goddess look: thin eyebrows, deep contours on the eyes with metallic shimmer on eyelids, satin finish bronzed skin, lips lightly lined with a shimmery nude gloss

MAKEUP-
I began Rita’s looking by using Nanacoco HD Powder Foundation in Warm Tan. This allowed me to create a base for a warm glow. Next came the concealer. First I began with a correcting concealer, the Nanacoco HD Cover Concealer in Orange using Nanacoco Airfare Concealer Brush 907 . The orange shade allowed me to eliminate any dark circles under the eyes. Next I took to a natural concealer (Nanacoco HD Cover Concealer in Natural) again using the same brush.

One the base was complete, I moved on to contouring/highlight with the Nanacoco Contouring & Strobing Palette in Medium, using the Nanacoco Flat Contour Brush and for highlighting the Highlighter Brush & Angled Powder Brush 902 

The eyebrows were the most major (and most time consuming) part of this look. Before I started any of Rita’s look, I had to bleach her eyebrows (which took nearly 2 hours) as we wanted to create a pencil-thin brow. Once this was complete I began by highlighting them! I used the Nanacoco Browstylers Highlighter Duo in Brown/Pearl Beige . Next, I move on to grooming the actual hairs. This was one of the most important parts of this look. For this look, it was important I used an ultra-thin pencil. The super hero of the look was the Nanacoco Browstylers Micro Pencil in Dark Brown .

The eyes were also a major part of this look. I started with the eyeshadow here using the Nanacoco Eyelusive Eyeshadow Pencil in shade color, In The Night also in shade, Golden Globes . I love a good chubby stick shadow! To make the eye look even more dramatic, I used the Nanacoco Eyeshadow Quad Palette in Autumn & Elegant using Nanacoco Eyeshadow Brush 909 

Next for the eye look was the liner. To compliment the color of Rita’s dress I used the Nanacoco Longwear Eye Liner in Gold using Nanacoco Smudge Brush 910 . Since the dress was all about metallics, I wanted to add that into her eye. That’s where the ultra-pigmented Nanacoco Glitzn Face & Body Pigment Orange Gold & Copper 

Lashes were the end game of this look. First I coated lashes with the Nanacoco HD Extreme Volume, Curl, and Lengthening mascara. But since this is an old-hollywood glam look, I needed to add in even more drama. Enter the Nanacoco Flase Lashes. I used the line’s Gianna Style for the look.

Finally, came cheeks and lips.  Nanacoco HD Pressed Blush in Peach Coral was used on the apples of Rita’s cheeks to warm her up. As for lips, outline them with the Nanacoco Outlast Lip Liner in Burgundy for a more dramatic, defined shape. I mixed Rimmel London Exaggerate Automatic Lip Liner in Addiction and Rimmel London Stay Glossy in Bare Minimum. To give the look a final bit of shimmer, I also added the Nanacoco Shimmertallics Metallic Lip Gloss in Sunkissed.

Ella+Mila Launched Clean Eye Palettes: Fashion-Forward Beauty Products

To complement their best-selling nail polish shades, ella+mila recently launched a line of clean eye palettes on April 9th! Composed of eyeshadows, blush, and highlight this palette has everything you need to complete any look while including good-for-you ingredients!

Like all ella+mila products, these eye palettes are vegan, cruelty-free, PETA certified, do not contain harmful chemicals, and are available in four different goddess shades!

This highly sought after brand is constantly staying ahead of the times, by always keeping their colors trendy and on point! With a passion for color and dedication to healthy beauty, the founders strive to provide fashion-forward beauty products without compromise.

Recently launched on ellamila.com for $29.99, ella+mila palette’s are affordable and made for every type of girl!

Features that make it a NEW must have:

  • Newly Released on April 9th

  • Available on ellamila.com for $29.99
  • 4 Goddess Different Palettes: Flirty Goddess, Mermaid Goddess, Blushing Goddess, and Ultra Goddess
  • Each palette includes: eyeshadows + blush + highlighter
  • Products do not contain: Paraben, Phthalates, Talc & Gluten
  • Vegan
  • Animal cruelty-free
  • Made in the USA
  • Certified by PETA

Disney Minnie Mouse and Dose of Colors Launch New Collection

Dose of Colors is thrilled to present a fun, bold and fearless collaboration with a timeless icon, Disney Minnie Mouse. Devised with the brand’s penchant for color, this collection is an all-tonality encompassing celebration perfect for the beauty fanatic looking to amp up their daily makeup routine or for day to night versatility.

The Minnie Mouse Eyeshadow Blush Palette is the leader of the pack with six pigmented neutral to bold shades and one faultless matte blush. In harmony with the hues of the palette are the three new Liquid Matte Lipsticks in long-wearing, Minnie-approved shades. Feeling a little flashy? Try the accompanying Glitter Eyeliners, in three varied colors sure to set off the existing sparkle in your eyes. To complete any look, for the first time in any Dose of Colors collab, the ultimate eye-batting lashes inspired by Minnie herself! These lightweight lashes provide all the length and volume you could want.

Tag @doseofcolors and follow all the fun using #DisneyandDoseofColors

Available today on www.doseofcolors.com.
WHAT: Disney Minnie Mouse and Dose of Colors Collection

LAUNCH DATE: March 18, 2019 on www.doseofcolors.com and Naimie’s Beauty

April 21, 2019 at ULTA online
May 5, 2019 at ULTA in-store

DETAILS: Special Edition SKUs include —

Multi-use palette $39 USD; six neutral to bold eyeshadow shades in matte and shimmer finishes, one matte blush
Minnie Mouse Liquid Matte Lipsticks $18 USD; three high payoff shades
Minnie Mouse Glitter Eyeliners $19; three shimmery ways to make a statement Minnie Mouse Lashes $15 USD; get flare-y with it…and length and volume with these special-to-the-collection lashes.

Create Perfect Eyebrows with 4ever Magic Cosmetics Double Shade Eyebrow Gels

It’s no secret that I am obsessed with eyebrows.  In my opinion, they frame the face regardless of whether you have on makeup or not.

Having great brows is the one beauty treatment that can give an instant facelift without the surgery!

I had the opportunity to review 4ever Magic Cosmetics Double Shade Eyebrow Gels   Honestly, I could not wait to review the product because  I have naturally thin eyebrows.

The beauty secret to having thicker brows is using the shading technique.  I learned this tip many years ago after over-waxing the hairs.  Using a product like 4 ever Magic Cosmetics Double Shade Eyebrow Gel helped me create natural-looking bold eyebrows.

The product is also smudge-free and lasts for hours after make-up application.  To learn more about this brow gel read below:

4ever Magic’s flagship brow formula and styling tool make bad eyebrows a thing of the past! Here are some of the magical benefits:

  • Available in 4 Double Shade Products

  • Natural Brow Look

  • Smudge-free, long lasting

  • Water Resistance

  • Enriched with Castor Oil

  • High Pigment

  • Made in the USA

  • Certified Cruelty-Free and Vegan

Click to create Sexy Brows:  3 Easy Steps

Birchbox Beauty Launch at Walgreens Hosted by Lauren Brindley and Co-Founder Katia Bauchamp

Walgreens celebrated the launch of their exclusive Birchbox beauty section and offerings with a kick-off invite-only event INSIDE of the Soho store location in New York City. The event was hosted by Lauren Brindley the Group Vice President of Beauty for Walgreens and Katia Bauchamp the co-founder of Birchbox.

The highlights of the evening included the build your own box station where attendees were able to assemble a custom Birchbox and have personalized by cool girl calligrapher,Steffi Lynn as well as a ribbon-cutting ceremony to christen the occasion.

In attendance were friends of Walgreens and Birchbox, influencers, media and premier beauty brand reps who sipped on prosecco, dined on passed hors-d’oeuvre, took photos in a photo booth and jammed to live music.

Starting today, Birchbox is available in Walgreens locations all over the country including New York, Los Angeles, Minneapolis and Chicago with even more locations opening in 2019. With a new and effortless way to discover new beauty brands or to shop indie products, Walgreens has evolved into a beauty destination for all, perfect for those who are still looking for Christmas gift ideas!

 

 

 

Have a MATTE-y Christmas with Rimmel London

With the holidays in full swing and holiday parties, New Year’s parties, and TONS of Christmas Day pictures on the horizon, I wanted to share some goodies from Rimmel London’s Stay Matte collection that will leave you with an effortless long-lasting picture-perfect face!

Stay Matte Primer

Controlling shine for up to 8 hours, this ultra lightweight formula minimizes the appearance of pores and creates a soft, perfectly matte complexion without feeling greasy.

Price: $6.79

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Stay Matte Liquid Mousse Foundation

Available in 24 shades, this feather light, full coverage foundation blends flawlessly for a natural-looking, long-lasting matte finish. With its silky smooth formula, you’ll be left with a shine-free, baby-soft finish.

Price: $5.49

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Stay Matte Fix & Go Setting Spray

Prolonging and enhancing the wear of your makeup with just one application, this 2-in-1 primer and setting spray locks your look into place leaving skin shine-free all day long.

Price: $7.99

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Stay Matte Fix & Go Setting Spray

Prolonging and enhancing the wear of your makeup with just one application, this 2-in-1 primer and setting spray locks your look into place leaving skin shine-free all day long.

Price: $7.99

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Stay Matte Loose Powder

Leaving you with a flawlessly matte finish to top off your look, this powder blends effortlessly into any skin tone for a picture perfect, oil-free face.

Price: $4.99

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Stay Matte Pressed Powder

Dermatologically tested and approved, this pressed powder helps minimize the appearance of pores and controls shine with natural minerals for up to 5 hours.

Price: $3.97

Where to buy: Amazon, CVS, Target, Walgreens, Walmart

Kim Kardashian West The Glam Bible Makeup Collection

Kim Kardashian West released her latest collection from KKW Beauty titled, Glam Bible.  It’s stated to be the one-stop for achieving the infamous sultry look.

The Glam Bible Collection features a six-pan eyeshadow palette, a Crème Eye Liner, false lashes, Crème Lip Liner, two Crème Lipsticks, lip gloss, blush, and highlighter — all for $150.

 

 

Make up Factory USA High Quality Cosmetics: Beauty Product Review #BirthdayBeat

Make up Factory is a dermatologically approved and cruelty-free makeup line made in Germany.  The company seeks to provide high-quality cosmetics for individuals throughout the world.
I had the opportunity to use their makeup and wanted to share a review.  Last weekend was perfect!  I celebrated my birthday and needed a new look.
Make up Factory shipped the International Eye Palette, Color Perfection Lip Liner, and Long-wearing Luxury Lipstick.  When I opened the package the products looked amazing.  Each item was rich in color and texture.  This is very important to me because I seek products that compliment my mocha skin tone.  Some cosmetics brands have beautiful shades but the pigment is not visible.
I applied the eyeshadow and realized it doesn’t require a lot of powder on the brush.  This is important because I accidentally brushed too much shadow over one eye!  The same concept should be used for the other two products as well.  I didn’t use a hard application with the lip liner, and the lipstick was beautiful.
If you’re searching for a cosmetics brand that will provide the appearance of a Pro-Makeup Artist, visit Make up Factory USA.

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