Holographic glosses, high intense pigmented lipsticks, 3D illuminators, foundations and more. Jay Manuel, the makeup artist of our beloved America’s Next Top Model show, has brought his vision and expertise in the beauty biz to life.
Stocked with very to-the-point makeup options, like black lipsticks and blushes for all shades, the line is pretty much for any woman. There’s no gimmick. It’s just pretty, quality makeup. Refreshing at a time where it feels like everything being launched is some kitschy, viral-focused product.
The lipstick collection is divided into three categories: the classics, the iconics and the avant-gardes. The holographic glosses are sort of new, having hit HSN in February.[masterslider id=”43″]
I was able to get my hands on some of the glosses, lipsticks and a highlighter. I took to the new holographic glosses the most, since summer is coming up and a pretty gloss goes a long way. The glosses I tested (Galaxy, Infinity, and Bliss), were sheer but sparkly and my lips didn’t start to peel, as they sometimes do with other some glosses.
The lipsticks are mattifying and rich in pigment. With a range of shades from hot pink to black, Manuel prides himself on creating bold, statement-making lipsticks that are infused with Vitamin E, Mango Butter, and Almond Oil. There is a maximum color payoff, and the finish is a balanced blend of satin and matte.
While the illuminator sent to me (Stardom) wasn’t fully fit for my complexion (even though I may be able to make it work), I’m very interested to see how the Paparazzi (deep) shade would look on my skin tone, given the smooth, velvet texture.
Overall, Manuel’s line is fresh, attainable and sends a message of getting back to the basics of beauty, while having a little fun.