If you keep up with me on facebook and twitter, as well as this blog, you know the past couples of weeks I've been running all around covering different events. Many of these events happened at night. With adults. Where I needed to wear makeup. Yikes! If you read my blog post Finding Makeup at DuaneReade for Black Women, you know I've been trying to break out the "plain jane" look and wear more makeup.
Can you imagine my excitement when I received items from IMAN Cosmetics to review?! That was one of the brands I talked about in my makeup post! I receive items from the new IMAN Cosmetics Spring 2012 color story – Sweet Temptations. Perfect for spring, the palette spotlights a sexy wash of glimmering honey, citrus and berry tones for eyes and cheeks that coordinate with a juicy pop of candy colored hues for lips.
So what items did I receive? My package valued at $35 contained:
1: Perfect Mascara - $7.00
2: IMAN RED Lipstick -$10.00
3: Flamboyant Lip Shimmer -$10.00
4: IMAN Luxury Lip Pencil in Cocoa - $8.00
At first I was nervous about the IMAN RED Lipstick. It's really a bright rich red and might be a bit harsh for my darker skin-tone. Also it was matted and I worried about it drying out my lips. But it went on smooth and left a soft stained feel and look to my lips. No dryness. I actually like it for either a night time event or to wear when I want my lips to pop with color.
On the other hand I thought I would love the IMAN Flamboyant Lip Shimmer. But sadly it's very light and kinda gets lost against my darker skin tone. It took a couple of application to make the color stand out. But I feel I look to glossy with so much on. It's better when you use a little bit. I think it's great for day wear alone or when you want to add some shine over another lipstick when going out.
I'm glad I reviewed IMAN Cosmetics "Sweet Temptations" collection. I really did like the items and the moisturizing botanical ingredients. I highly recommend the products and will continue to test out the color items in the collection. For the reasonable price you get great quality.
GET A MAKEOVER @ SPECIAL IN-STORE EVENTS
IMAN has also teamed up with Wal-Mart to host a series of exciting in-store events celebrating the "Sweet Temptations" launch. The events will be held at select Wal-Mart stores on April 28th, 2012. Attendees will enjoy a one-on-one consultation with an IMAN professional makeup artist, complete with a personal makeover spotlighting colors from "Sweet Temptations." Special gift with purchase of $20 or more AND a free sample of IMAN Luxury Radiance makeup enriched with minerals (while supplies last).
For more info and to RSVP to an in-store event while spots are available, go to: http://bit.ly/xZYBuo
IMAN Cosmetics is sold in the US in select Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Ulta, Sears and Duane Reade (woot!) stores, independent regional retailers and military commissaries. Internationally, the brand is sold in Canada, France, UK, Africa, and the Caribbean in select department stores. Check the Find-A-Store page for specific locations.
You can also shop for IMAN Cosmetics online at www.IMANCosmetics.com
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Please Note: I received product samples for review purpose. No other compensation was received. Views expressed are always 100% my own.