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The musical “The Lion King” teams up with Inglot Cosmetics!

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I recently attended the launch of the Lion King-inspired collection by Inglot Cosmetics. Held at the Inglot Studio in Chelsea Market, I was able to meet a few of the cast members from the highest-grossing Broadway show in New York history!

Savannah Sunset by Inglot. Inspired by The Lion King!

I met one of the performers from The Lion King! This is Bonita, who plays the Hyena!! Check out that red lip!

If you have the opportunity, you should definitely go see the show, it is absolutely worth it! I see why it is one of the most popular musicals in the world.

From PR:

Inglot Cosmetics announces a stunning collaboration with Disney’s The Lion King, one of Broadway’s most beloved Tony-Award winning musicals. Inglot and The Lion King will come together through their shared passion for richness and vibrancy of color reminiscent of African Savannah sunsets and starry nighttime skies.

The Savannah Sunset collection consists of one single matte eye shadow, one single shimmer eye shadow, one eye shadow trio, one blush, one lipstick palette, one nail lacquer, a felt tip liner and a mascara. It is currently available at Inglot boutiques around the world as well as online at inglotusa.com. As a special bonus, audience members who bring their ticket to Inglot Times Square and like the Inglot Fan page on Facebook will received a 20% discount on their purchase or a free makeover!

So here are some pictures, swatches of the collection, as well as quick look I did with most of the products that I received. Quickly, this is a beautiful collection, very warm and suitable for all skintones. I also think that this palette would work all year round, it’s both very summery and quite appropriate for the autumn. The colours are pigmented and easy to blend. A little ‘dusty’, but not too bad. The eyeliner is also pretty good and it quite easy to make a quick cat eye and it dries down to a semi-glossy finish. The only product that I did not like was the Secret Volume Mascara. It’s one of those plastic-bristle brushes and while it was good at separating the lashes, it did nothing to volumize.

Anyway, check out the collection below!

The eye and cheek palette

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Transition into autumn with Senna Cosmetics!

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The weather is already cold here and I am already thinking of all the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Lattes that I will imbibe!  But just because makeup colours are getting darker does not mean that you have to abandon your summer shades.  I love incorporating bright, intense colours in my smokier looks.

This is Senna Cosmetics Summer Collection.

This collection is suited for fair/pale skintones,

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While this works better with medium to darker skintones.

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These were both really nice collections but there were a few standouts that I wore throughout the summer and I fully intend to continue to use.

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LOTD: Oxblood lips! 2 ways

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Good Cyber Monday to you!!

Did any of you guys brave the long lines for Black Friday??  I watched the madness on TV!! I just think that shopping is an online phenom now.  I just couldn’t tear myself away from the couch!! LOL!

I recently reviewed and recommended the Black Dahlia Lip Tar from Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics.  So for all of you who bought it, here’s a LOTD to show the versatility of this oxblood lip colour!

OCC Black Dahlia with M.A.C. Nightmoth Lip Pencil

So I used a dark wine lip pencil, Nightmoth from M.A.C., and lined my lips.  I then used a lip brush and applied a DROP of Black Dahlia on my lips.  I actually a used a few layers to get the deepest colour.  It dried to a shiny finish that was mostly opaque and not sticky.

This very bold and deep! Love it!  I paired it with a neutral eye shadow, winged liner and a light application of plum blush.

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Which red do I wear? Red lip swatches for women of colour

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One of the hardest things to do is to find the perfect red.  A lot of women of colour avoid the most coveted lip colour of all time.  Red is the colour of the season and sultry glamour is back!  Various textures and finishes, it doesn’t matter.  Red is it!!! Truth be told, I had to make a conscious decision to start buying reds.  It is really a matter of trial and error to find reds that work with your skintone and personality and the engineer in me loves this!!!

So here are some the reds that I have collected recently.  And for the record, I don’t know where I have been but M.A.C.’s Ruby Woo bessssssss!!!!! I don’t know what they sprinkle on that lipstick, and it’s a matte too!! It is a gorgeous, stunning true red and the finish/texture of the lipstick also makes it unique!  No one looks bad in this one.  I think this is as close to a sure bet as you can get!  If you would like more detailed swatches/info on a particular colour, let me know.  I will be doing a review on the NARS items.  Check out my review on the NYX Lip Cremes here.  I’m NW45 with red undertones but my arm is a little lighter.

Swatches (L to R): Succubus, Strutter, Chaos, Amsterdam, Monte Carlo, Fiery, Russian Red, Ruby Woo, Moulin Rouge, Vesuvio, Dragon Girl

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