By: Marissa Medina, guest blogger
(& Sasha H. Muradali [product reviews])
Weâ€™ve all heard the â€œgreenâ€ buzzwords popular among marketers and business leaders: â€œeco-friendly,â€ â€œsocial-entrepreneurship,â€ â€œcarbon footprint.â€
While, the automotive and technology industries are well known for their leadership in sustainable business, lesser-known but equally important â€œgreenâ€ trends can be found in the beauty industry.
In fact, many beauty companies have established unique [Read more...]
By: Kelly Ahern, guest blogger
Letâ€™s be serious, very few fashionistas are lucky enough to have their own personal makeup artists at their beck and call.
Some of us are crafty and creative, mixing vibrant shadows and contouring blush, but then there are the select few of us much less make-up savvy, who can barely apply eyeliner.
We all have one common goal thoughâ€”to look fabulously fierce. [Read more...]
In November 2009 I posted a very popular, almost controversial article called Be an Informed Cosmetics Buyer, Don’t Be Duped! It received a lot of feedback and I was introduced to a movement called Makeup Mutiny which after some research, I fully support and believe in their mission.
Started by Kristen Leigh Bell, who is also the founder and owner of Aromaleigh Mineral Cosmetics, Makeup Mutiny is a movement against repackaged cosmetics. It is based on embracing creativity and the folks who put hardwork, science and lots of thought into unique, one-of-a-kind indie, mineral makeup.
Kristen, a primary source, sat down with me and was kind enough to not only delve into some amazing industry secrets, but give Pink Book readers the real deal behind what’s out there. With over 10 years of indie mineral makeup experience, Kristen is an expert who has been around since the start of mineral makeup as [Read more...]
Hey Dolls & Guys,
This is an open letter from me to you, on how NOT to be duped this season when making some online cosmetics and makeup purchases.
Long story short, a YouTube video popped into my Google Reader about a company (which shall remain unnamed, unless you email me specifically for the link). This video was their rebuttal to people defaming their products. Simple enough, right? Happens ALL the time. So really and truly this isn’t a big deal because that’s what happens on the Internet.
Haters are a way of life…except when you type “[Company X] repackaged” into Google and pages upon pages of product reviews start showing up.
That’s the purpose of this post, to tell you about suppliers, how to spot a fakes etc.
So what did I find out?
First of all, there are a few [Read more...]
The great thing about being a makeup artist and having friends come to visit you is that they allow you to play dress up…on them. So come with me and step into Candylandia East Asia!
My college roomie and blogger-amazingness, @ReviewRomance came to visit me this past weekend and I got to play:-
Look 1 “Skittles”
- Diorshow Blackout Mascara
- Natural Cosmetics – #14 Aqua Glitter Paint
- Lumiere Hypnotic eye pigment
- Collection 2000 Dazzle Me in “Bewitch” and another aqua blue that the label came off of.
- Cheeky Cosmetics Lemon Twist pigment
- I Touch Roses 11:11
- I Touch RosesÂ Automatic
- I Touch Roses PJMÂ
- I Touch Roses Surprise
Haha, I like my title. Anyway, I digress before I even start â€“ in my morning rush to get out of the house today, I accidentally picked up white eye shadow instead of the neutral beige I wanted.
You know those mornings where you donâ€™t even realize what youâ€™re doing because you have so many thoughts rummaging through your little brain? Yea, that was me today.
By the time it dawned on me, I was in the car, the sunlight hitting my face, my sunglasses at home and quite noticeably I realized what I didâ€¦white eye shadow highlighting my eyes. The thing is…I really liked it!
So from me to you, [Read more...]
Pink may be â€˜the colorâ€™ of Spring 2009, but Iâ€™m convinced the fashion world is still reeling off of last winterâ€™s lapis binge and are hanging onto lavender as a happy haven.Â
Itâ€™s shown up on Fergie for MACâ€™s latest set of Viva Glam advertisements. Then, back-to-back, lavender lipsticks appeared in two separate campaigns: Cream Team (Lavender Whip) and Hello Kitty (Fashion Mews and Fast Friends).
Selling out quicker than most any other color from [Read more...]