Thursday, April 23, 2009
beauty on a budget: Iman Cosmetics
Iman Cosmetics, for some odd reason, is not sold at any drugstore in my area-- and if it is, i guess i just haven't seen it (i've looked!). it doesn't matter anymore because i'm here now to tell you that i have been given the opportunity to try some of the latest goodies, and i am loving them!
created for women of color (and i'm talking about the range of brown skin as well as the range of latina, asian, and multi-ethnic skin tones), Iman cosmetics features a vast array of colors that you may not always find in other drugstore brands. the formulations are great, too-- check out some of the newest products:
Second To None Semi-Loose Powder is a fabulous mineral-infused powder that helps to reduce oil and creates a flawless finish. i like to dust this over my makeup after i have applied my foundation and sometimes during the day to freshen myself up-- love! the pressed powder is "shaved" to be loose just before usage, so it is also travel friendly.
Second To None Cover Cream is enriched with minerals, and antioxidants like goji berry, vitamin E and green tea. the creamy texture blends easily, and stays in place. i apply it with my fingers or with a brush over my liquid foundation or under powder, and it does an amazing job of hiding my flaws.
Luxury Eye Defining Powder is a unique product that can be used to create everything from a pretty day look (with the lighter colors), to a very sultry, smokey eye with a little something extra pop. the application is for adding definition, like an eye liner, it goes on with the ease of an eyeshadow, and the shimmery finish really make it special.
Luxury Lip Stain looks like a lipstick, but has a creamy texture that glides on smooth and feels fabulous to wear. i am not usually a fan of lipstick, but this is a bit different in that, in addition to the texture, it adds a sheer hint of color to lips without feeling heavy.
Luxury Lip Shines are infused with aloe and vitamin E to nourish lips and keep them feeling smooth and soft. the colors are glossy and shimmery-- perfect for amping up the glam factor!
find Iman Cosmetics at your local drugstore, and online at drugstore.com
pics taken by me :)