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Review, Before/After Photos: IMAN Spring 2012 Sweet Temptations Makeup Collection

Review, Before/After Photos: IMAN Spring 2012 Sweet Temptations Makeup Collection

IMAN Cosmetics is THE beauty brand celebrating women of color. This Spring 2012, the beauty brand launches its color story, Sweet Temptations — the perfect color palette for spring! It 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. IMAN‘s Sweet Temptations Collection is great for a simple and light summer look.

 

Review, Before/After Photos: IMAN Spring 2012 Sweet Temptations Makeup Collection

I’ve used the Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder ($16.00), the Luxury Lip Colors ($10.00), and IMAN’s Perfect Mascara ($7.00). I applied a generous amount of the Sheer Finish Bronzing Powder to my cheekbones first, then lightly over my nose and forehead. Next, I applied the Perfect Mascara to my lashes, without using eyeliner to further simplify the look. Lastly, I used a small brush to apply the Luxury Lip Color, which is the coral color in the palette.

Before

Review, Before/After Photos: IMAN Spring 2012 Sweet Temptations Makeup Collection

After

Review, Before/After Photos: IMAN Spring 2012 Sweet Temptations Makeup Collection

My absolute favorite item from the Sweet Temptations Collection was the Luxury Lip Color, which went on smooth and didn’t feel too sticky or too runny after wearing it for a few hours.  The bronzer was VERY sheer, but gave off a great bronzed color; very sheer and subtle — and did not give that dramatic bronzer look I expected. I would probably recommend the sheer bronzer for someone who wants a way more subtle look than the look I was trying to achieve. The IMAN Perfect Mascara was sort of clumpy, making application difficult. The mascara did not extend my eyelashes like I would’ve liked it to, it more so just coated the lashes without any effect.

FIND YOUR PERFECT SHADE

IMAN is for “women with skin of color,” regardless of ethnicity. IMAN has three basic shade ranges: Sand for olive skin, Clay for dark olive to light brown skin and Earth for medium to ebony brown skin. Find your exact shade at www.imancosmetics.com. IMAN is sold in the US in select Target, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Ulta, Sears and Duane Reade stores and independent regional retailers. You can also shop for IMAN Cosmetics online at Drugstore.com, Target.com and Walgreens.com. Check the Find-A-Store page for specific locations.

– Anne Robinson

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