The beauty industry is a deluge of product launches and new brands at every turn. As a beauty blogger, fatigue is inevitable. But every so often something will come along to shake off the malaise and reignite my passion for beauty. This is exactly what the beauty brand, Kosås, has been able to invoke with its small line of eight lipsticks and six blush palettes. Though barely two years old, Kosås has established fervent fans in both green and traditional beauty circles alike by embodying an antithesis to the beauty climate’s current tone of excess: limited product offerings in essential colors –…

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After interviewing celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett, about her panache for red lips, classic old Hollywood glamour, and tips for how to pick the best red lipstick –  I of course had to put her gorgeous red lipsticks – Belle, Femme, Rouge and Coco – to the test. Pros: Each lipstick is made with fast absorbing camellia oil that offers nourishment, hydration and produces a creamy texture. And Julie created each shade variant to fit each skin tone. I love how easy to apply the lipsticks are which I attribute to a) their easy glide and b) the perfect pointed shape. Cons: At…

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Just like the greats, Van Gogh, Monet and Picasso – each renowned makeup artist has a signature style of their own: The 90s athletic, Brooke Shields vibe comes to mind when you think of Bobbi Brown’s natural palette; sexy, smokey, with a hint of British edge and luxury screams Charlotte Tilbury; and contoured, strobed perfection is what the Patrick Tas and Ariel Tejadas of the Instagram world are serving up. But there is only one to turn to for the classics: celebrity makeup artist, Julie Hewett. While you may be unfamiliar with the name, you have definitely seen Julie’s work in films…

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  When Esther Widjaja created her line of organic lipsticks, Y et Beauté, she said she “wanted each lipstick to feel like a little jewel.” And they do. When I opened up the package she sent me with five lipsticks from her newly launched INDIA collection, I gasped. The gold embossed thick paper boxes greeted me first and set the mood for luxury. Next, I found weighty, magnetic closure lipstick cases enrapturing four highly-pigmented, long-wearing, beautiful lipstick colors! Each organic lipstick created with the health conscious, luxury consumer in mind: free of sulfates, parabens, phthalates, nanos; cruelty-free, of course, and made in Italy with meticulously…

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