CoverGirl cosmetics plans to end animal testing on its products

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The cosmetics company, CoverGirl, plans to end animal testing on its make-up products. CoverGirl cosmetics is now stamped as a “cruelty free” company.

This decision stems from a new California law that begins in 2020 which bans animal tested cosmetics from going on the market.

Dove, another popular brand that sells feminine products, plans to sell cruelty free products by January 2019.

Which One Wins? #2 Makeup Revolution Palettes — (The Emily Edit–The Needs Palette vs. Dark Reign Palette)

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Which One Wins? #2 Makeup Revolution Palettes (The Emily Edit–The Needs eye shadow and face palette vs. Dark Reign eye shadow palette)

 

Today’s post is Which One Wins?#2– The Makeup Revolution Palettes (The Emily Edit–The Needs eye shadow and face palette vs. Dark Reign eye shadow palette.)

The first palette is something you may have seen already. The palette is a collaboration between Makeup Revolution and Youtube Beauty Guru, emilynoel83.

Emily’s The Needs palette is not extraordinary. The colors are basic. There are some warm toned eye shadows, two pale white and shell eye shadows, a black eye shadow and finally some face contour and highlighting powders. There is nothing special about the eye shadows. I would have liked to see a pop of color somewhere or an eye shadow with sparkle.

The contour and highlighting powders were nice but normal.

I suggest you try this palette if you are a beginner. It gives you a good array of basic colors.

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(Left to right) Courage, Kindness, Joy, Honesty, Passion, Peace, Gratitude, Faith, Hope, Love.

 

The next palette in The Makeup Revolution line is called Dark Reign. The Makeup Revolution Dark Reign palette is beautiful. The colors are cool toned. Each color on the top row of the eye shadow palette has a corresponding color that sparkles on the bottom row. I love that. This is the first time I have ever seen anything like that.

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(Left to right) Royal Blood, Dungeon, Royalty, Poison Apple, Wicked, Huntsman, Loyal Subject, Heart of stone, Princess Heart. Blackheart, Magic Mirror, Throne, Coronation, Crown Jewels, Majesty, Reign.

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So, which palette do I like the most from Makeup Revolution? Which One Wins?

The Dark Reign makeup palette is the winner. The make-up palette has nice colors with decent color payoff. I liked how the eye shadows were divided between matte colors and sparkling colors.

The Needs palette by emilynoel83 is a basic palette for beginners. It wasn’t too special compared to The Dark Reign make-up palette.

I hope you like this week’s Which One Wins? I’ll see you on Wednesday.

Yours with infinite love,

Ava Lily Porter

The September Issue documentary is available on Youtube

The September Issue is a documentary about, Vogue, the popular fashion magazine. The September Issue focuses on Vogue and Vogue’s Editor-in-Chief, the fastidious Anna Wintour.

The magazine follows Anna Wintour and Grace Coddington (Anna’s co-worker and friend.) Wintour and Coddington plan to publish the September issue of Vogue in the documentary (thus the documentary’s name.) The documentary explains, “September is like the January in fashion.”

The September Issue is available on youtube. If you’re interested in the make-up and fashion industry you should watch the documentary. You’ll learn a lot.

 

Yours with infinite love,

Ava Lily Porter

 

Which One Wins?

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Today is my first post for my series, Which One Wins? Which One Wins is a make-up review competition between two to three make-up products. For this post I will compare three make-up products–Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo, Batiste Original Dry Shampoo and Monoi Coconut Dry Shampoo.

So, let’s talk about it:

The Not Your Mother’s Clean Freak Refreshing Dry Shampoo was okay. It didn’t weigh down my hair. It didn’t make my hair an odd texture. It had a chemical smell though, which I didn’t like.

The Batiste Original Dry Shampoo is the next one on the list. This is the most well-known dry shampoo out of the three choices I’ve gathered (most people may think that makes it the definite winner… we’ll have to see.) The Batiste Dry Shampoo was good. I liked the spray–it was an even, wide spray that felt nice. I didn’t like the smell though. It was a chemical smell like the Not Your Mother’s Dry Shampoo.

The final dry shampoo that I tried is the Monoi Coconut Dry Shampoo. That dry shampoo was amazing. I loved the smell. Naturally, it smelled like coconut–sweet and exotic. It was a great scent. I loved it, especially compared to the two chemical-smelling dry shampoos.

So, what’s my verdict? Which One Wins?

The Monoi Coconut Dry Shampoo won in a landslide victory. The shampoo spray was strong and even. The winning factor was the scent, though. It smelled great.

That’s it for my first post of the series, Which One Wins. Check back next Monday to see my second WOW post.

I’ll be posting something this Wednesday.

See you then.

Yours with infinite love,

Ava Lily Porter

Seven-year-old dresses up as a MAC make-up artist for her school’s career day

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Seven-year-old Cheyenne Temple recently had a career day at her elementary school. What did she dress up as? Temple dressed up as a MAC cosmetics make-up artist. She wore a black MAC t-shirt, a choker and a waistband make-up holder. She wore a light wash of reddish eyeshadow as make-up.

MAC cosmetics discovered the news on social media. They posted:

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Samantha Temple, Cheyenne Temple’s mother, posted this on her Twitter: “Newest MAC employee? I think so.”

Ru Paul’s Drag Race star Miss Fame launches her own make-up brand

Miss Fame, whose real name is Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, launches her own make-up line called Miss Fame Beauty. Miss Fame was on the seventh season of the show, Ru Paul’s Drag Race.

Her cosmetics line was introduced on Friday. The collection includes five Lip Voyeur Crème Lipsticks, a purple iridescent glitter and a whole collection bundle.
The collection “has heavy pigment load for vibrance and coverage” Miss Fame cosmetics said. It is created with a conditioning avocado oil and a light vanilla scent.

Check out the collection below.

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The Other Woman | Lip Voyeur Crème Lipstick | $19

 

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Dirty Couture | Lip Voyeur Crème Lipstick | $19

 

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Fame Whore | Lip Voyeur Crème Lipstick | $19

 

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Flash of Flesh | Lip Voyeur Crème Lipstick | $19

 

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How’s your Head | Lip Voyeur Crème Lipstick | $19

 

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On Top | Experimental Glitter | $15

 

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All Products |The Fetish of Fashion Collection | $95

Linda Cantello was the inventor of the smoky-eye make-up look

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Linda Cantello, the creator of the popular smoky-eye make-up look.

Linda Cantello says she invented the smoky-eye make-up look according to an interview with Cantello on The Cut website.

Cantello says she invented the smoky eye for Gucci under Tom Ford. “We had decided that we wanted a messed-up, Julie Christie–ish look,” Cantello says. “Up until that point, the beauty looks had been very constructed. If it was a dark eye, there was a defined bit in the corner and the lid. But we blended it all in as though she had been wearing it. It was bringing sex back. It became a signature of Tom’s. It’s evolved, but it’s still one of the sexiest eye looks to do.”

Other make-up enthusiasts disagree with her claim. Some are now saying that Brigitte Bardot or Cleopatra actually invented the look. Cantello says Bardot only wore eyeliner, not a smoky-eye. Cleopatra’s look was wholly different, Cantello says.

“Do I think I invented it?” Cantello says. “Everyone said I did. Was there someone that did it before, perhaps in Timbuktu? Maybe they did. I don’t know what to say. Sorry to arouse so much consternation.”

Cantello sells a line of her own cosmetics on the PIR website. She still works as a make-up artist.

I hope you enjoyed this informational post.

Yours with infinite love,

Ava Lily Porter