Beauty Trends We Love for 2016!

Beauty Trends We Love for 2016!

Now that we’ve rung in the new year, it’s time to try new trends! The warm season is approaching, so let’s look into some beauty trends for Spring 2016. Here are our favorites:

1. Candy Apple Lips

Red lips have always been a timeless, classic look. However, we’ve been seeing many celebrities and models sporting, vibrant red lips on the red carpet and runways!

The type of red to look out for: a bright, true apple red

For a defined, bold lip like Eva Green’s look from the 2016 Golden Globe Awards, we recommend using our lipstick in Russian. (Photo credit: www.eonline.com)

For a more glossy finish like Jennifer Lawrence’s look, we suggest using the Lip Locked Stain in Siren. (Photo credit: www.refinery29.com)

2. Highlighted Skin

Strobing made a big hit in 2015, and the trend is here to stay in 2016! The dewy, almost glossy-like finish made an impact on the runways. Designers such as Alexander Wang and Marc Jacobs have showcased this trend in their runway shows. The added highlight and dewy finish adds a healthy glow and radiance to the skin.

Use Sheer Glo to create a luminous highlight! You can mix this liquid into your foundation for an all over radiance or wear alone for the ultimate strobing effect.

3. Rimmed Lash Lines

A black kohl eyeliner rimming the waterline of the eyes adds a subtle, yet dramatic emphasis to the eyes. This is an easy, effortless way to draw more attention to your eyes. No winged eyeliner needed for this season!

Use our Jet Set Eyeliner in Black Tie for a smudge-proof look that lasts all day! (Photo of model from Issa Spring/Summer 2016 runway from www.cosmopolitan.co.uk)

An Effortless Smokey Eye For Everyone

An Effortless Smokey Eye For Everyone

 

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The smokey eye is a sultry, sexy, and timeless eye look that can easily be achieved and worn by everyone. This tutorial will allow you to easily create a smokey eye on any eye shape using our newest Day Dream Palette.

Not every smokey eye has to be created with black or charcoal due to the variety of colors that can be used to achieve the smouldering eye look. What makes the beauty look a smokey eye is the use of any dark shade, whether it be black, blue, purple, green, or any other color; and have it blended into a gradual gradient effect with lighter shades.

Just like the appearance of smoke, it tends to be dense in color and gradually fades out as it disperses into the air. Therefore, a smokey eye should have the same well-blended, gradient effect.

Step 1: Prime- Prepping the Eyes

Prime TimeThere’s nothing worse than having your beautiful eyeshadow crease and smudge throughout the day, especially when it comes to a smokey eye.

We recommend using Prime Time to ensure the longevity of your eye makeup and prevent any creasing or smudging.

 

Step 2: Polish- Applying EyeshadowMini Dream Palette

  1. Using the DayDream Palette, start off by dusting the 4th shade in the palette, a soft brown, all over the lids to the socket. This will be the base that will help with the transition of the shadows.
  2. Next, use the 5th shade in the palette, a charcoal grey, to brush on the lids. Be sure to keep the color most concentrated near the lower portion of the lid, having it blend lighter near the socket of the eye.
  3. Using a clean blending brush, take the time to blend the shadows around the crease to ensure a flawless transition of shadows. Key tip for any smokey eye: no harsh lines!
  4. Lastly, for an added pop of brightness, add the 1st shade in the palette, a pearl shade, to the inner corners of the eye and the brow bone.

Step 3: Perfect- The Finishing Touches

  1. Using the Jet Set Eyeliner in Black Tie (for a dark smokey eye) or Cognac (for a lighter smokey eye), line the upper and lower lash line; no need to be perfect the liner here as you will be blending! For a more intense look, you can also line your waterline.
  2. Now using the darkest shade in the DayDream Palette, take a pencil brush to blend out the liner you’ve drawn on.
  3. Lastly, curl your lashes, or use our Lash Primer and apply a mascara of your choice! We recommend using our Extreme Curl Mascara for a luscious, full lash appearance.

And you’re all set!

 

As we near the end of 2015, we introduce

As we near the end of 2015, we introduce

As we near the end of 2015, we introduce a sexy and sultry palette that’s perfect for creating the ultimate New Year’s Eve glam look. The Dream Palette is not only a six neutral to smokey shades eyeshadow palette but also features a bronzer, blush, and two highlighters for contouring and highlighting.
When we think of New Year’s Eve, we think of sparkle and glamour which is why a smokey eye is the ideal go-to look for any New Year’s Eve occasion. The key to a flawless smokey eye is to make sure the shadow is seamlessly blended.
First, start with a neutral shade in the crease of your eyelid. The third shade in the palette is a great choice for this step. Next, proceed to pack the darkest shade on the lid. Add more of the neutral crease color as well as the fourth shade which is a darker neutral and blend until all shadows transition smoothly into one another. To finish off the smokey eye look, take the first shade and apply it to the inner corner of your eye and on the brow bone.
The next step is to contour and highlight. Start off with the bronzer and brush it along your cheekbones, next apply the rosy blush to the apples of your cheeks. Lastly, choose between any two of the highlighters to add a beautiful and healthy glow to the areas of your face you want to accentuate. Recommended areas to apply highlighter is the top of your cheekbones, down the bridge of your nose, and above the cupids bow.
To complete the entire look, apply a nude lip like “All of you” which is the perfect nude lip stain. Now you are picture perfect for those New Year’s Eve selfies! http://ow.ly/i/fjaTm http://ow.ly/i/fjaWk

The Step System Explained

The Step System Explained

What exactly is the step system for in Manna Kadar Cosmetics? For those of you who have followed us, you may be familiar with how each beauty category on our site establishes each product in a 3-step system format.

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So, what is this 3-step system for? Well, our slogan is beauty simplified for a reason!

In Manna Kadar Cosmetics, we believe that the beauty regimen should never be complicated. The step system is meant to make the cosmetic application easy and simple so everyone will know how to use the products and which order to use the products in using the 3 P’s: Prime, Polish, and Perfect.

Step 1: Prime

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For the face, we recommend using the Runway Ready Primer to give your skin a matte, smooth finish to keep your makeup in place.

You can’t have a sturdy house without a strong base to keep it in place; so, the same idea should go along with your makeup! Prep the canvas you’re working with for makeup that stays put and flawless all day long.

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2: Polish

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Now that the base is done, you can now create your work of art on your perfectly primed canvas!

For the face, you can use:

  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Foundation for a light to medium coverage to even out skin tone
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Concealer Trio to conceal any imperfections if necessary
  • Manna Kadar Cosmetics Dual Powder to set foundation and concealer or give additional coverage if necessary; can also be worn alone for a medium coverage

Step 3: Perfect

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ORGASMIC
For an added touch of color, lightly brush on Manna Kadar Cosmetics Blush on the apples of the cheeks for a healthy glow. The shade shown in the image is in Orgasmic.

Lastly, the finishing touches to your masterpiece! No work of art is ever complete without the details.

 

 

Contouring and highlighting may seem intimidating

Contouring and highlighting may seem intimidating

Contouring and highlighting may seem intimidating at first but once you get the hang of it, it’s quite simple. After reading and applying these three easy steps you should be a pro in no time!
Step 1:
Once you’ve finished applying your foundation and concealer, it is time to contour. Using an angled brush and the warm bronzing shade in the Dream Palette begin to apply the bronzer to your cheekbones. This creates the illusion of defined cheekbones. Be sure to blend out any harsh lines and remember contouring is supposed to mimic a natural shadow on the face not look like a stripe!
Step 2:
After you’ve contoured with the bronzer, use a blush brush to apply the blush shade in the palette and dust it onto the apples of your cheeks. Now that you’re contoured and have added some color to the skin, the last step is to highlight.
Step 3:
Using a fan brush and dip it into the highlight shade and lightly tap off the excess. Next apply it to the tops of your cheekbones, brow-bone, bridge of your nose, and above the cupid’s bow. http://ow.ly/i/fyznP

Manna Kadar’s Newest Innovation: Lip Chisels

Manna Kadar’s Newest Innovation: Lip Chisels

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As Summer comes to an end, we must embrace the last of our fun and flirty Summer looks and usher in the darker shades of Fall. Luckily, with Manna’s Lip Chisels, you can do both!

The lip chisels are a perfect go-to product to create a clean yet beautiful look. The chiseled tip allows for a quick and easy application that does not require you to use a lip liner. It also has a built in primer for long lasting results.

Manna’s Lip Chisel in the shade of “Girl’s Night Out” is an authentic lighter pink shade made for all skin tones. Apply it with no gloss and a few coats of Manna’s Mascara for a simple matte look. For a bolder look, pair the lip chisel with a coat of Manna’s lip gloss in the shade of “Lip Candy.”

The Lip Chisel in the shade of “Date Night” is ideal for those of you who are already pulling out the scarves, boots and pumpkin scented candles. Spice up your look with this highly pigmented Lip Locked Lippie. For an extra shot of glam, top it with Manna’s lip gloss in the shade of “Revamp.” And finally, compliment your lips with Manna’s “Plum Princess” eye shadow pallet for a sultry look. http://ow.ly/T96Q2 http://ow.ly/i/dyGYS

Luscious Lashes

Luscious Lashes

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False lashes are a thing of the past with the invention of our Lash Primer! We are excited to announce that Manna Kadar Cosmetics (MKC) has paired with Glossybox to feature our Lash Primer in their July box. MKC’s Lash Primer creates a fierce flutter and was developed to nourish and enhance lashes while creating a base coat that amplifies mascara’s effect. It can be worn alone or at night to condition lashes.

The real life effect of our Lash Primer can be seen in the picture of our very own founder and CEO Manna Kadar modeling the results of the product on her lashes. The left half of the picture shows her bare lashes and the right half shows her wearing the Lash Primer plus mascara. As you can see, the Lash Primer dramatically adds volume and thinness to her lashes to really make her eyes pop. Not only does it enhance the look of lashes temporarily, but helps to improve the quality of lashes over time by conditioning each individual hair to prevent them from becoming brittle and breaking off. Everyone conditions their hair but rarely do we take the time to condition our lashes. This quick and easy product does double-duty with one stroke of the wand.

Lip Locked Priming Stain

Lip Locked Priming Stain

Happy Friday Manna Babes! Looking for the perfect long-wear lip product for summer? Well look no further! Our amazing 3-in-1 Lip Locked Lip Stain will keep your lips looking fresh and fabulous all day long! Lip Locked is a primer, stain and gloss all in one! This smooth and pigmented formula melts into lips keeping them hydrated all day long! This innovative lip product is infused with vitamins A & E as well as berry extracts to help nourish lips and protect your pout. The product is also paraben free and allergy tested.

With 8 beautiful shades to choose from you are sure to find your perfect color! The line includes pretty nudes like All of Me and Lucky to brighter colors like Coral Crush and Manna Babe and deeper reds like Siren and Pinto Nior. Too hard to choose just one? You’re in luck! We have an adorable makeup bag filled with 5 minis of our most popular shades also available. Hurry to http://www.mannakadarcosmetics.com before they are all gone!

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How to Get Glowing for Summer!

How to Get Glowing for Summer!

How To: Glowing Summer Makeup Tutorial

This easy, 3 step makeup routine will be the perfect way to get glowing skin for this upcoming summer.

Step 1: Prime
Since summer months can get really warm, its important to prime your skin before applying makeup to ensure that it will last all day. Our Camera Ready primer is absolutely essential because it not only fills in fine lines and pores, but it makes your skin matte to prevent oiliness in high heat.

Step 2: Polish
After your face, skin, and eyelashes are primed, its time to polish. This step includes foundation, concealer, and powder. In high heat, heavy foundations can cake up on the skin. Our Flawless Finish foundation is perfect for a light to medium coverage, and it even includes Vitamin E and antioxidants to keep your skin healthy. Our favorite tip is to add our liquid highlighter, Sheer Glo, into your foundation to make your skin radiant.

Step 3: Perfect
The next step is the fun part, where you can bring color back into your skin. Apply our blush in Cheeky to the apples of your cheeks to create definition. Add a little more Sheer Glo to the top of your cheeks and cupids bow, to add that perfect, summer glow to your skin. Finish your look with some mascara and pink gloss, and you will be left with such beautiful and radiant skin that no one will be able to keep their eyes off of you.

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Pretty In Pink

Pretty In Pink

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Give your mom the gift of glow with our “Pretty In Pink” Gift Set this Mother’s Day! 4 of our must have products for Spring are included in this chic make up bag! A perfect gift for any mom in your life! This amazing set includes the following products!

Sheer Glo… add a couple drops of this incredible liquid to your foundation for an over all healthy glow or focus on the high points of your face like cheekbones, the bridge of your nose and cupids bow to highlight your features.

Lipstick in “Pucker up”… This long lasting, moisturizing formula contains vitamin E to sooth lips and has a light vanilla scent for a sweet surprise. This shimmering pink rose shade is perfect for spring!

Lipgloss in “Lip Candy”…Apply this highly pigmented, long wear gloss to lips for a perfect pout. Vitamin E and Berry Extracts add nourishing benefits and with a lip primer build in you are sure to have lasting color all day!

Blush in “Big O”… This peachy pink powder blush with flecks of gold adds a healthy flush of color to cheeks. Apply to the apples of your cheeks with a fluffy brush for a natural sun kissed look.