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NARS Beauty NYFW AW16 Lookbook: Creatures Of The Wind

NoireTropicalBeauty NYFW Creatures of the Wind look NARS

Image via NARS PR. The look: Creatures of the Wind FS. That hair too!

 

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THE INSPIRATION

“I was inspired by a young Hispanic girl in New York. She’s really confident and likes herself –  she doesn’t entertain all the makeup tricks “contour, foundation & powder” she goes straight for a strong lip. This is a sophisticated update on the heavily-lined lip from the 90’s. I played with the color and application on the lips, kept the rest of the face clean and bare, and brushed gloss through her brows to keep it young. It’s beauty with attitude.”
—Mark Carrasquillo for NARS Cosmetics

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NoireTropicalBeauty NYFW Creatures of the Wind look NARS

Mark Carrasquillo for NARS, AW16 NYFW

NoireTropicalBeauty NYFW Creatures of the Wind look NARS

Creatures of the Wind AW16, NYFW

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Black Friday/Cyber Monday Sales 2015 + Black Owned businesses! For beauty + natural hair

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Hey!

I hope everyone enjoys their Thanksgiving in the US and enjoy the company of their family and friends.  

So here are some of the sales that are going on for the upcoming holiday. I will be updating these regularly so check back often!

Updated: Nov 27th @01:18am – added some beauty

BEAUTY

Gleam by Melanie Mills

From: Nov 25th to 30th.  Discount: 65% off Code: Black15  Excludes bundles and kits. 

Smashbox

Friends & Family

From: Nov 21st  3AM EST to 30th  2:59AM EST.  Discount: 25% off US$50 or more. Free shipping  US Code: HOLIDAY15

Laura Mercier

From: Nov 24th to 29th.  Discount: 25% off Free ground shipping in the US with orders over $100

Melt Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th only.  Starts: 12 midnight PST Discount: 30% off entire order. No code needed.

Illamasqua

From: Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 27th at closing (in stores in the UK) and   Nov 23rd at 10AM GMT to Nov 30th at 10AM GMT (online).  Discount: up to 70% off nail varnishes and lip glosses. No code needed

Sigma Makeup

From: Nov 26th  @ 12am CST to Nov 27th @ 11:59pm CST. Free Worldwide shipping (Standard Shipping). Also: Cyber Monday sale From: Nov 30th ONLY 12am -11:59pm CST Discount: 20% off  Code: CYBER2015

Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics

From: Cyber Monday Nov 30th  Discount: $6 for the original Lip Tar packaging. Free U.S. Ground Shipping for $50 or more.  On Black Friday: launching F/W collection “ Asphalt World”. Limited Edition

ColourPop Cosmetics

From: Nov 25th @ 5AM PST to 29th @11:59PM PST.   Discounts: $20 off $100 or more. $15 off $80 or more. $10 off $60 or more. $5 off $40 or more.

tarte

From: Nov 25th to 27th.   Discount: 25% off.  Code: FRIDAY

Senna Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 29th.   Discount: 20% off plus Free Shipping over $50. No code needed

Becca Cosmetics

Friends & Family

From: Nov 27th to 30th at midnight PST.   Discount: 20% off with $50 purchase.  Code: FAMILY15

Eve Pearl

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 40% – 60% off.  Free Shipping over $50 domestic and $200 international.  Code: BPTY2U

OFRA Cosmetics

From: Nov 27th to 30th .   Discount: 50% off.  Code: OFRA50

Whole Body Department @ Whole Foods

From: Nov 27th ONLY.  Starts: Open to Noon (local time) Discount: 20% off (includes sale items). In Store only.

Eden Body Works

From: Black Friday only, Nov 27th. Discount: 30% off all orders over $30. Code: blackfriday

Mally Beauty

From: Nov 26th to Nov 29th @11:59pm. Discount: 30% off. Also Free Shipping for orders over $50. No code needed.

AJ Crimson Beauty

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. No code needed.

Magnolia Makeup

From: Friday Nov 27th only. Discount: 50% off everything. Code: Blkfriday15

NATURAL HAIR

Oyin Handmade

From: Nov 27th to 30th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Free Shipping & Handling for domestic orders over $50. No code needed.

Darcy’s Botanicals

From: Nov 27th to 29th. Discount: 25% off sitewide Code: thankyou

CocoCurls

From: Nov 27th only (24 hours).  Starts: 12 midnight Discount: 20% off, Free Shipping over $40 (US only) No code needed.

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NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation

I don’t wear foundation about 99% of the time, but when I do, I look for something that helps me even out my skin tone and that feels like it is almost not there.  My philosophy, at least when it comes to foundation is, less is more. I know that everyone right now is about that full coverage….but I’m not here for that.  I want my skin to look flawless…but like I was born like that. Enter the Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation on dark skin.

Make Up For Ever has already established themselves as the leaders in both waterproof makeup and products that have amazing performance under the newest video technology.  Over the past few years, MUFE has be reformulating their entire line to get ahead of the changes in TV and film.  They have already brought out an entire new line of gel-textured eye shadows, which by the way, are mind-blowingly good!

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

The Details

This is an update to their original HD foundation, and this time they have made it even lighter in weight and added hyaluronic acid which helps make it suitable for all skin types.  It aims to give flawless, next best thing to skin coverage when viewed in 4K and 8K technology.  So what are 4K and 8K? Right now standard HD video is 1080p, and basically 4K is four times better than HD and 8K is 8 times.   So it’s called UHD (Ultra HD).  So if you think you can see every pore and wrinkle now, wait until UHD becomes more common! 

Back to the review.  So the existing line was reformulated and the colour range was also expanded to a fantastic 40 shades! 4…0 shades! There are few companies out there that boast of so many.  If you find a line with 20-25 shades, you would consider that luck.  They have also renumbered and broken the line up into Y(yellow based) and R(red based) shade.  If you look at some of the bottles, they have also included the corresponding shade number from the older line.  I picked up shade R530 which is shade 180 from the old line.  I love that they have not forgotten us darker ladies and have given us such a selection. 

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

My shade: R530=180

Packaging

NoireTropicalBeauty MUFE Ultra HD foundation dark skin review

Love the pump top!

The UHD comes in a cylindrical, plastic bottle with a pump top and it contains 30ml of product which is pretty standard.  This makes dispensing much easier to control and you won’t run the risk of wastage from having to decant or breakage of the bottle.  The pump works quite well and dispenses a small amount of product. 

By the way, check out my video review or keep reading below the fold for more!!

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Focus & Flair Collections – Zoya Fall/Autumn 2015

FOCUS (creams)

The Zoya Focus Collection features six strong, solid shades that anchor a look for fall as stand-alone shades. The densely pigmented cream formula features a unique, micro-grind pigment that allows for extra-smooth, streak-free application.

  • Charli (ZP807) – a dusty taupe cream with a hint of green, a perfect neutral.
  • Desiree (ZP806) – a classic sable brown cream that has just enough gray to keep it cool in tone.
  • Hannah (ZP805) – a clear, classic red cream with a balanced (neutral) undertone.
  • Janel (ZP804) – a deep red cream with a rich warm undertone.
  • Lidia (ZP803) – a rich eggplant cream with a blackened purple base and just a hint of red resulting in a color that is wearable for most skin tones.
  • Sia (ZP802) – a true, royal blue cream. NOTE: This is a highly pigmented shade – make sure to apply a base coat to prevent staining.

FLAIR (metallics)

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SHOP: My new beauty shopping addiction in Harlem – Vivrant Beauty!

Hello!

 

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Vibrant Beauty, Harlem, 2015

This product junkie has been made very, very happy! I am sooooo excited!

Vivrant Beauty is a brand new boutique that opened about 3 weeks ago. Located on 121st and St. Nicholas, Vivrant curates skincare, haircare and cosmetic products that cater to all skintones and hair textures.

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This upscale, gorgeous beauty oasis is bright but calming and peaceful and is nothing like your typical beauty supply store. Vivrant’s owner Desiree Verdejo has carefully selected brands that are black owned or carries an extensive colour range. Many of these brands or sold online or in a limited number of brick-and-mortar stores. Some of them I had never heard of.

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