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Mented Brooklyn Pop Up

Mented Brooklyn Pop Up

Brooklyn! You always show us so much LOVE! We had an amazing time meeting all of you. Thank you for stopping by after work to find your perfect nude, meet the founders, and have a good time! Next up on our Pop-Up Tour is Atlanta! For 1 night only we'll be at CBB Studio, 313 Nelson St. SW, Atlanta from 5-9pm! RSVP to let us know you're coming! 

 

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Mented Holiday Glam

Mented Holiday Glam

Watch Mented Co-Founders Amanda E. Johnson and KJ Miller give tips on getting a holiday glam look with their favorite Mented products.

KJ’s Holiday Picks

Berry Me: This deep raspberry shade is quintessential for the holidays. This gloss is comfortable and long-lasting while never being sticky.

Dark Night: This dark chocolate shade has a brown red base that serves you holiday sultry vibes.

The Perfect Duo - Brand Nude Lipstick topped with Send Nudes Lip Gloss: Brand Nude is a deeply pigmented tan shade that pairs well with our best-selling lip gloss, Send Nudes. When you use them together it’s the perfect go-to nude that's fit for any occasion.

Amanda’s Holiday Picks

Brown Bare: This sun-kissed, soft brown shade gives the right amount of color and shine that is perfect for the holidays!

Dope Taupe: This is Amanda’s favorite nude lipstick and we can see why! This unique blend of brown and pink will quickly become your favorite too! This great nude balances out any eye look.

Nude LaLa: This is the perfect brown girl friendly pink. This deep pink shade will look great on you through parties and family gatherings all season long. 

 

Shop our Merry World of Mented Holiday Collection to get the perfect nude for your holiday look! Happy Holidays from the Mented Cosmetics Family and remember that anything is possible with a little lipstick!

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My Letters of Rec: Gloss for Grown Ups

My Letters of Rec: Gloss for Grown Ups

By Natasha Boler @itsbolerbaby on November 19, 2017

Earlier this year, I wrote a review about the Capsule lipstick collection by Mented Cosmetics.  You can find at least two tubes of Mented lipstick in my cosmetic bag at any time.  I still find the shades to be super flattering and transitional which is important for a girl on the go.  Since the time of my review, Mented has released additional shades of lipstick, a nail polish collection, and the Gloss for Grown Ups lipgloss collection. 

I've been on the move much more lately, which has caused me to try and find ways to simplify my routine.  When it comes to my lips, I've recently been using a simple balm out of fear that I won't have time to touch-up my lipstick. I haven't yet reached the level of adult where you master the art of re-applying lipstick without looking in the mirror.  I'm waiting for my mom to teach me her ways. LOL. I can, however, re-apply lipgloss quick, fast, and in a hurry without a compact and while in motion.  So when I caught wind of the Gloss for Grown Up collection, I knew I needed to give it a try.

The glosses come in four shades, Send Nudes, Berry Me, Baby Brown and Mauve Over.  Again Mented wins the name game, so cute!  I want to start with how good these glosses feel.  The application is smooth, not at all tacky like most glosses.  I've forgotten I had it on a few times because I didn't have that sticky feeling that I used to know.  I also love how saturated the colors are. I've gone through tubes of gloss trying to make it look like something because they are so sheer. 

After trying on all four, I found something about each that I like.  Send Nudes and Mauve Over are my top two because I know I can wear them every day and with everything.  Baby Brown is perfect and right on time for the Fall/Winter season.  I will be wearing Baby Brown for the next couple of month, consider yourself warned. LOL.  Berry Me sits in the berry/pink/red family and is probably the gloss I'll reach for when I want to glam my look up a bit. If you have tried the Mented lipsticks, you'll definitely want to give the glosses a try! Check out Gloss for Grown Ups by Mented Cosmetics!

My Letter of Rec: Find a routine and the products that fit into your lifestyle. When packing my carry-on (I hate waiting for checked bags) I need to keep things as compact as possible.  This certainly applies to my toiletries and cosmetics. Less is better in that department, so I'm all about finding products I can use weeklong. What are your go-to products? 

Original article on My Letters of Rec

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What's 7-Free Nail Polish?

What's 7-Free Nail Polish?

 

 

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Today, it seems as though everyone is on a health kick. Which is great! Being conscious about the food we are consuming to the products we put in and on our bodies is important for our overall health. Did you know that there are healthier options when it comes selecting nail polish? On your next trip to the nail salon bring your own free nail polish.

What does “free” mean?

Free is a term used in the beauty community that means a nail polish is free of a certain amount of toxic chemical ingredients.

There are a variety of free nail polishes each with their own benefits. In certain brands you may find 3- free, 5- free, 7-free, 9-free or 10-free. 10-free is considered the purest of all free nail polishes.

Our Nude Nail Collection consists of three nail lacquers that are 7-free. They are created without 7 of the most common chemicals found in nail polishes: Toluene, Dibutyl Phthalate (DBP), Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin, Camphor, Ethyl Tosylamide, and Xylene.

1. Toluene

You know that strong scent that comes out once you open a nail polish bottle? Well that smell my friends is commonly due to toluene. Toluene is a toxic liquid used as a solvent which suspends the color and forms a smooth finish across the nail. Toluene has been listed as a known human respiratory toxicant by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Inhalation or exposure to your skin can cause skin irritation, light headedness, and nausea. It is also advised that pregnant women should not be exposed to toluene for long periods of time, as it may cause birth defects and development issues in children.

2. Dibutyl Phthalate

Also, known as DBP, is commonly used as a solvent for dyes or as a plasticizer that prevents nail polishes from becoming brittle. This toxic chemical has also been linked to birth defects, delays in child development, and cancer. If DBP is absorbed through the skin, it can enhance the capacity of other chemicals to cause a genetic mutation, which leads to developmental defects, problems in reproducing, and malformations of an embryo.

3. Formaldehyde

Formaldehyde is used as a nail hardening agent and disinfectant for nail care tools. Seems normal, right? Well, not quite. This chemical is also used to preserve corpses of animals and sometimes humans. Using low levels of formaldehyde have been found to cause irritations of the eyes, nose, throat, and skin. Formaldehyde is known for being a trigger to individuals who suffer from asthma and is an agent known for being directly related to causing cancer, such as Leukemia.

4. Formaldehyde Resin

Think of this one to be like Formaldehyde’s younger sibling. Unlike Formaldehyde, Formaldehyde Resin has not been linked to cancer but has been known for causing skin allergies such as dermatitis. Formaldehyde Resin is a soft material which makes nails tough, shiny and durable. Usually, Formaldehyde Resin is used in the production of paint and adhesives. Some side effects to look out for are skin outbreaks and respiratory problems.

5. Camphor

Thank camphor for leaving that annoying yellow stain left on your nails after removing certain polishes. This chemical acts as a barrier on your nails which deprives your nails of natural nutrients. It has been known for causing nausea, dizziness, headaches, seizures, and liver damage when inhaled or consumed.

6. Ethyl Tosylamide

A plasticizer and film former that helps polish dry in minutes. It is also known for preventing polish from chipping and wearing off too quickly. That all sounds great to us! Unfortunately, this chemical has been banned in the continent of Europe due to concerns over antibiotic resistance.

7. Xylene

Found in lacquers and nail polish, it is also listed as Xytol or Dimethylbenzene and it's used as a solvent. This powerful chemical is known for being colorless and has been used in products such as paint, nail polish, rubber cement, and gasoline! This chemical damages the central nervous system and cause headaches, skin, eye, nose, and throat irritations, memory problems, gastrointestinal discomfort, and can potentially affect the kidney and liver. Knowing what you know now, please keep a look out for this ingredient and steer clear! 

Our Nude Nail Collection is a trio of deeply pigmented high shine nail lacquers. Our nail lacquers 7-free, vegan, cruelty free, and proudly made in the USA.

From Left to Right: Pinkish, Yes We Tan, and Brown & Bougie

If you are spooked out just as we are about most of this information, you may want to start looking into your own stash of nail polishes and lacquers and start eliminating the most harmful ones. If you want gorgeous nails without the cost of your health get your own Nude Nail Collection today.  

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Voices: The Visionary Behind Nubian Skin

Voices: The Visionary Behind Nubian Skin

Ade Hassan

The Journey

Nubian Skin was founded by 33-year-old British-born Ade Hassan, MBE. Her international upbringing across the UK, Nigeria, the Middle East and the USA has given her a global perspective, which continues to influence her today.

After completing her higher education in the US and the UK, Ade entered the corporate world, and worked at various finance and consulting institutions, all the while harboring her entrepreneurial ambitions. Thoughts are different than actions however, and comfortable with a growing pay check and an expanding collection of shoes, the idea was put on hold, until an apt reminder came in the form of a birthday card from a close friend in 2012. ‘It’s time to start living the life you have always imagined’, so she did just that!

In spring 2013 the old business plans were dusted off, domains were bought, and the Nubian Skin journey began. It has not been an easy process, but her dream is coming to fruition.  To quote Ade, "My nude isn’t the nude I see in shops. Despite the reality that women of color have the same needs as all women when it comes to lingerie and hosiery (and spend the same of their hard-earned money), the industry simply doesn’t cater to us.  So, I thought, it’s time to rethink the definition of nude".

Ade was recently named in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday Honours list to receive an MBE. The award was made in recognition of Ade’s commitment to her mission to redefine nude through her brand Nubian Skin, and the impact she has consequently made on the fashion industry.

Ade's Skin Care Routine

I love skin care and make up even if I don’t use a ridiculous amount of makeup on a daily basis. I’ve got all sorts of lovely masks, flash masks, cleansers, moisturizers, and some face oils. I think skin care is so much more important than make up.

Right now, I’ve been using Kiehl’s Ultimate Facial Cleanser at night followed by either Dr Hauschka night serum and then Environ face oil capsules OR I might use Ren’s Wake wonderful Night-Time Facial a couple of times a week.

In the morning, I cleanse, sometimes tone, moisturize with Dr Hauschka Revitalising Day Cream and top it off with sunscreen. I try to exfoliate and / or use a mask once a twice a week.  Depending on how my skin is feeling it might be an exfoliating, hydrating or cleansing mask.

Makeup-wise, I tend to fill in my brows using the Mayfair Edit collection, which is just amazing.  The miracle product from the collection is the brow highlighter – it just makes your eyebrows look so neat and groomed.  Then it’s mascara and a bit of lipstick or lip gloss, I’m loving Pat McGrath and Smashbox for lipsticks at the moment.  I don’t tend to wear foundation or powder unless I have a special occasion.

I’ve always loved skincare ever since I was little, I think watching my mum instilled that in me.  I’m not anywhere close to being a pro at makeup, and I hate the look of being over done, but I do think make up is so much fun, it’s all about that added boost to your day.

 

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Top 5 Fall Beauty Essentials

Top 5 Fall Beauty Essentials

If you're anything like us on the Mented team you love fall! From the cool weather that allows us more free reign when it comes to clothing (hello East Coast!) to the smell of sweet pumpkin we can't get enough. With all of the joys fall brings our beauty essentials are just as distinct. Here’s a list of 5 beauty must-haves to add to your fall beauty routine.

Carol’s Daughter-Monoi Repairing Hair Mask

We all know how harsh winds can strip our hair of moisture and cause breakage in cooler months. This hair mask claims to not only reverse damage, but prevent 98% of future damage. After you shampoo, this mask’s softening Shea Butter and strengthening Monoi Oil will have your hair looking and feelings it’s best. 

Plant Apothecary Matcha Face Mask

Give your skin the treatment it deserves with this antioxidant face mask. The matcha tea and chamomile work together to reduce inflammation and fight any harsh free radicals caused from the wind. Unwind and indulge in this organic face mask after a long day.

Fresh Rose Deep Hydration Facial Toner

 

Keeping your face toned and hydrated in the fall is a must! That's why we had to add this Rose Deep Hydrating Facial Toner by Fresh to the list. Try using it before your moisturizer to draw out impurities without drying out your skin for a smoother complexion. We’re sure your skin will thank you!

Fenty Beauty - Match Stix Trios

All good things come in threes! Take your fall routine to the next level with Fenty Beauty’s lightweight and pigmented Match Stix Shimmer and Matte Skinsticks. This trio makes concealing, contouring, and highlighting easier than ever and it’s the perfect size for when you're on-the-go.

Mented Gloss For Grown Ups - Lip Gloss Collection

Do you want the perfect fall lip color without fear of causing dry cracked lips? Don’t worry we have you covered! Our Lip Gloss for Grownups Collection comes in four warm shades that we guarantee will leave your lips feeling baby smooth and will complement any fall makeup look. 

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Voices: The Beauty of Failing Forward

Voices: The Beauty of Failing Forward

Charlene Walton

Last week I announced I was closing my online retail store TEXTURES Natural Hair Care after 2 years of giving it everything I had. Before I made this decision I was terrified. What would people say? What would they think? Will I ever be taken seriously in this industry again?

Believe it or not, the Mented podcast episode on the Side Hustle Pro podcast really helped put everything into a new perspective for me. Both Amanda and KJ talked about how at Havard Business School “failing” is normalized. Students are encouraged to start things over and often. Fail. Learn from them your mistakes and keep it moving. But realistically for a woman of color, things aren’t always so black and white.

A friend recently shared a Forbes article on Facebook and I have yet to forget. Entitled, "Failure Is Not An Option: The Pressure Black Women Feel To Succeed", the article dived deep into what failure looks and feels like for women of color.

“It's well established that for men, caucasians, or caucasian women the advice given in the entrepreneurial space is "fail fast" or "fail forward." Those themes contribute to a person's ability to pivot quickly and to fine tune their iterative process. If we are honest, we know that a failure for women of color in most cases will not be looked at as a growth experience, an example of a solid risk taker, or as a method towards iteration. To the contrary, women of color who are "quick to fail" are often classified as simply "failures" and after having the label of failure affixed to women of color it becomes extraordinarily difficult - if not impossible - to shake the label or to get a second chance at a future opportunity.” - Candice Cook Simmons, Attorney/Managing Member at The Cook Law Group

After reading the quote above, the words felt like a mirror was stuck in my face and I was completely exposed. This is exactly how I felt before deciding to pull the plug but in retrospect I realize I haven’t failed at all. Failure, by definition, is the lack of success. It is the non performance of something due, expected or required. When I truly break down what this means and look back on my two years of running TEXTURES Natural Hair Care I actually don't see failure at all. Success is building an e-commerce website by yourself without any help. Success is cultivating relationships in the beauty industry and getting some of the best brands to take a chance on your business idea. Success is being featured in The Root, making it to the finalist round of a Fed Ex Small Business Grant Competition, and winning a Trademark case against a multimillion dollar company. Success is also, as my fiance continues to remind me, having the balls to go out and work towards your dreams versus being scared to ever start.

So now I’m deciding to fail forward and I’m finding beauty and more confidence every step of the way. Failing forward means regaining self care time. Stress, depression and weight gain is not a good combination so I'm most looking forward to getting my health back on track. I’m also excited to take the time and focus on finding more beauty brands for women of color since I’ve conquered hair care. Here the top 3 lip colors I’m loving and wearing right now.

1. Mented - “Nude La La” (Duh!)

Whether I’m heading to a meeting at my 9 to 5 to present multi-million dollar budgets or I’m on a cute date night with my fiancé, Nude La La never disappoints. The color isn’t too distracting for work and the boo loves the natural color on my lips. So not only do I feel confident, I feel sexy as well which is always a win! I’m sure many of you who have this color feel the same way.

2. Lip Fetish Cosmetics - “Beau”

There’s something about a red lip that makes a girl feel like she’s in charge and making boss moves. This is my go-to lip if I’m attending a networking event or having a night out with the girls. I like this lip color because it makes a statement. This color says “I’m here and not playing games!”  Love it!

3. The Lip Bar - “Boy Trouble”

The name says it all, but this is my go-to color when I feel like being wild & fun! I don’t wear loud colors often but when I do I find myself thinking that I should. Orange has long been considered my power color simply because I receive so many compliments whenever I wear it in clothing or makeup. I know I have a small artsy side but this color really gets my creative juices flowing.

Instead of being crippled by closing this chapter of ending a business, I realize how lucky I am to have done so many things in such a short time frame. I'm even luckier that I can now take away learning lessons from from this experience so my next move can be even greater and smarter. The beauty of failing forward means realizing you have time to focus on so many other things that also matter. And that’s exactly what I intend to do going forward.

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Voices: A Modern Brown Girl's Beauty Routine

Voices: A Modern Brown Girl's Beauty Routine

Gabriela Garcia

I run ModernBrownGirl.com, a lifestyle site for a new generation of Latinas. We launched in 2015 to fill the gap of positive Latina representation in the media. I used to work in the entertainment industry as a talent agent, representing actors and actresses in film and television. During my time in Hollywood, I learned that there are very few women of color who are the main decision makers, who have the authority to green light a project, and who create the content that becomes the movies and television we watch, and the books and magazines we read. Our goal at MBG is to promote the narrative for women of color, and to create and foster content that positively reflects who we are.

As a wife, mom of two kids, and chief editor at MBG, my days are pretty packed. I don’t have time for a routine that takes up too much time. Skin care is more important to me than an overly complicated makeup routine.

SKINCARE

I’m a sucker for all things skincare. I could (and do) spend way too much time in Sephora. I love to test different products to see what works and doesn’t for my skin. At MBG, my beauty editor and I get sent a lot of products to test, so we’re privy to the latest trends. Lately, my routine has remained the same, as I’ve found tried and true products that work well for me. Most mornings, I wake up at 5:30 am, apply Dickinson’s Witch Hazel on my face and neck with a cotton ball, dab on some Kiehl’s lip balm and leave to workout, either at a class or in my home. At 6:30 am I’m in the shower and I use St. Ives Apricot Scrub over my face and neck. Then it’s serum, sunscreen, and moisturizer. My current go-to’s are Bliss Triple Oxygen Radiant Serum, La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Ultra Light Sunscreen, and Créme de la Mer moisturizer

In the evening, I wash my face with Fresh Soy Face Cleanser and I go over my face and neck again with Dickinson’s Witch Hazel. Before bed I apply Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair and a thin coat of Créme de la Mer again to my face and neck.

Once a week, I’ll use Kiehl's Nightly Refining Micro-Peel Concentrate and I love experimenting with different types of face masks I find at my local drugstore.  

HAIR

I have long, thick hair so washing it everyday is a pain. I usually wash it at night, 3 times a week, with Living Proof shampoo and conditioner. I comb it out with a wide-tooth comb, apply some Moroccan Oil to the ends, and let it air dry while I’m watching TV with my husband in bed. By the morning, it’s dry. It’s cut with a lot of layers so that letting it air dry will bring out the natural texture. When I’m feeling extra, I’ll put in old school hot rollers while I’m applying my makeup. But most days, I don’t have time for all that. In between washes, I use Living Proof’s dry shampoo. I color my hair every three months and trim up the ends. I started going grey when I was in my late teens/early twenties, so I’ve experimented with every type of brown hue imaginable. I’m not really sure what my natural color is anymore!

MAKEUP

I don’t like the way makeup feels on my face, so I try to wear as little as possible.Most days, I apply Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage concealer just a tiny bit of Laura Mercier Silk Creme Foundation and Laura Mercier Translucent Setting Powder. I line my upper lids with Laura Mercier Caviar Stick in Plum, curl my lashes and apply a very light coat of mascara. You can’t go wrong with Maybelline Great Lash Mascara. It’s a classic. On my cheeks, I swipe on Tarte’s Amazonian 12-hour Blush in Paaarty and for my lips I absolutely love Mented’s Pretty In Pink. It gives off such a polished and natural look.

BODY

I use Neutrogena’s Body Oil after I shower. I love the sesame scent and the way it makes my skin feel. I struggle constantly with keeping body hair in check. Shaving, waxing, threading, you name it, I’ve done it. To ward off ingrown hairs, I use Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish a few times a week in the shower. It exfoliates so well and makes your skin baby soft. I’m a sucker for massages and mani/pedis. My husband gives the BEST foot massages and I love getting manicures once a month. I usually do a bold red on my feet and a neutral color for my nails. Again, Mented makes amazing neutral nail colors. I accidentally left my bottle of Pinkish at the nail salon, and I haven’t seen it since.

Photo Credit: Brissa Hanzel
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Only the Best

Only the Best

When KJ and I began we wanted to create the perfect nude lipsticks for women of color. We wanted them to be highly pigmented, our version of nude, and deeply moisturizing. We became obsessed with perfecting these products. Our dedication to the dream of the perfect beauty products became the brand that is Mented.

We are not only the founders, but the customers. We would never create a product that didn’t solve a real beauty problem or was full of nasty chemicals. This passion is truly in the DNA of the brand and our decision to be vegan, cruelty-free, paraben-free, non-toxic, and made in the USA. As we all become more conscious consumers we should expect that brands care about what we put on our skin and how that may affect our well being.

 

Our collection of lipsticks, lip glosses, and nail polishes offer a true alternative to what’s on the market. Not only is Mented addressing the needs of women of color, but it's better for you as well. VegNews and TreeHugger have praised our brand for being safer and we've received many thanks for making our nail polishes 7 free. We’re not asking that you become chemists and track every ingredient that goes on your skin and in your body, but we’re asking that you continue to trust that we will.

Mented believes that every woman should be able find herself in the world of beauty. That means creating products that matter, for a community that matters to us. We want Mented to feel like home for all women of color and home should be safe. So we promise to bring you only the best.

xoxo

Amanda

Mented Co-Founder and Co-CEO

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LBS BEAUTY CLOSET: Mented Cosmetics Review

LBS BEAUTY CLOSET: Mented Cosmetics Review

By Christina Brown @lovebrownsugar on October 25, 2017

So even though I can’t profess to being a makeup junkie (I’m more of a skincare aficionado), I do enjoy trying out new lines that make sense for my beauty arsenal. If you’re anything like me, the “no makeup” makeup look is a go-to. I love enhancing my natural beauty so I’m always looking for products that give me the ultimate glow-up and enhance my best and most beautiful features.

Though I’m typically a red lipstick kinda girl, every once in a while I opt for a neutral lip. For brown girls like myself, finding the perfect nude lip has always been the ultimate STRUGGLE. Most mass-produced brands have nudes that are perfect for lighter skin tones, but for a deeper shade like mine it’s hard to find the perfect color that matches your lip color. Also, I suffer from hyper pigmentation on my lips so they can be really blotchy making it even harder to find a color that fits.

Enter Mented Cosmetics. Created specifically with multicultural girls in mind, this line of lipstick has a dynamic range of nudes to fit every brown skin tone from caramel to dark chocolate. I tried out the Capsule Collection ($89 for 6 shades) and LOVE IT. Here are my thoughts:

Wearing Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in “Dark Night”

If you’re a brown girl, they have a shade for you. They’ve obviously done a lot of testing and taken their time when formulating these colors because the nude range is spot-on. Their Mented #5 matched my lip color to a TEE. It was mind-blowing.

Wearing Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in “Pretty in Pink”

The texture is creamy, not sticky or oily. It was a dream to wear all day. The reason I typically opt for matte lip shades is because I hate that sticky/oily feeling you can sometimes get when wearing cream lipstick. I also hate that the color doesn’t stay. Their formula has a nice consistency that makes you forget you’re wearing the color.

Wearing Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in “Nude-La-La”

VEGAN. Duh. Love that these shades are made in the USA, the company is black-owned, all their lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, and cruelty free. No ickies.

Wearing Mented Cosmetics Lipstick in (my perfect nude!) “Mented #5”

Overall thoughts on the collection? Perfect for us multicultural girls, worth the investment and I’m looking forward to trying their other products. They apparently have a range of lip glosses, nail polishes and more. Big congrats to these two young women (Harvard grads, by the way!) revolutionizing the beauty industry with this line of products.

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Top 5 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with...Gabrielle Union

Top 5 Reasons Why We're Obsessed with...Gabrielle Union

In honor of the end of Being Mary Jane (#TeamMJ) we are bringing you the top 5 reasons why we're obsessed with Gabrielle Union. She's our flawless fun girl next door and we've highlighted all the ways we're in love!

Reason 1: She simply doesn't age and we're her witness. From her debut performance as Katie in She's All That (1999) to her latest Instagram post in 2017, she's ageing like a pro. 

Reason 2: Can we say #bodygoals? She's inspired us all to stay motivated and stay fit. Those abs, those arms, those curves oh my!

Reason 3: She keeps it cute! Whether it's street style, red carpet, or just fancy celebrity outings, Gabrielle is our style guide.

Reason 4: She's a #boss. She's directing films, creating a hair care line for textured hair, writing books, and so much more. We're loving her entrepreneurial spirit and her drive to build a empire.

Reason 5: She always rocks the perfect nude lip! Shop some of our favorite Gabby Union looks.

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Swatches Galore!

Swatches Galore!

Who doesn't love a great swatch? Trust us our lipsticks and glosses are pigmented and gorgeous! Don't just take our word for it, check out these swatches below and see for yourself. 

 

Check out our last Swatch Out post to see more swatches! Shop our lipstick and gloss collections to find your perfect nudes. 

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