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A little while ago, I attended the official launch of the 2013 WWD Newcomer of the Year,  makeup line Ardency Inn.  Ardency Inn has its roots in downtown NYC and aims to place makeup artistry into the hands of the songstresses and every woman.  By creating high quality, high performance makeup, any woman can be in control of her creativity.  The founders are heavily influenced by music and love the parallels of creativity in music and makeup.  They draw a lot of inspiration from local artists and they love creating amazing looks for performances.  Well-known makeup artist James Vincent is the makeup expert involved with this brand, and for me, I pretty much trust his opinion.

With makeup artist James Vincent

So I was excited to scope out this collection.  At this time, the product line is broken up into three collections – Americana – natural tones that are inspired by the multi-cultural heritage and free spirit of downtown New York;  Modster – Bright colors inspired by the mod subculture of high fashion and all-night clubs; Punker – edgy black inspired by darkly rimmed eyes and fierce attitude of punk rockers.  Pretty much you have all the colors to create whatever look you wanted.  

So check out some pictures below of the event as well as swatches of some of the products.

I have already used a couple of the products in an LOTD, which was music-inspired.  Check it out here.  Wait until you see my next LOTD!!!! Another music-inspiration and the person is one of my favourite artists!

These products are available at select Sephora stores and at sephora.com

Enjoy!

Long Play Lip Vinyl

These are waterproof!

This is the darkest nude shade. It’s in a chubby pencil form.

Eye products

Products unpackaged!

 

These have a matte finish when they dry down.

Two of the nude lip pencils – top colour is the darkest.

Lip Vinyl on top – high pigment gloss; bottom are two of the waterproof eye pencils

Very creamy, gorgeous pigmented matte lipsticks!! Check out that blue-purple!

Lip colours on top, lip and eye pencils below.

An island girl living in the Big Apple. She hails from the twin island Republic of Trinidad & Tobago but currently reside in the beauty/fashion capital of the world, New York City (Harlem to be exact!). She is passionate - well, obsessed - about beauty and in addition to blogging, she is also a corporate beauty professional and a budding web designer/developer. She loves combining her in-depth, practical knowledge with her chemist/scientific training to make your cosmetic choices fun and easy. She likes to take the guesswork out of beauty, separate the hype from what really works, to help you bring out the most beautiful you! She loves colour, and makeup, and she has been natural for years! She also loves great food, culture, sports and laid back vibes! Check out some more about me here and if you like this post, sign up to my newsletter to get updates on what I am craving right now.