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Luminess Cosmetics Is Offering 50 Percent Off Its The Lion King Collection for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Luminess Cosmetics Is Offering 50 Percent Off Its The Lion King Collection for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are still over two weeks away, and yet, the deals and discounts are already rolling in at a rapid rate. One of many promotions people will be pumped about is from Luminess Cosmetics — aka the brand that teamed up with Beyoncé’s makeup artist, Sir John, to create an epic makeup collection inspired by The Lion King.

Come November 29, the limited-edition collection will be not 20 or 30 but 50 percent off, making it the perfect time to pick up one or several items that you haven’t had a chance to get your hands on yet. As a reminder, the line includes the Kingdom Sculpting Palette($42), the Can’t Wait to be Queen Eyeshadow Palette ($42), the Circle of Life Highlighter($40), the Legacy Tinted Lip Balm ($24), two Be Brave Matte Lipsticks ($24 each), and two Be Prepared Liquid Lipsticks ($24 each).

Of course, this is an ideal opportunity to not only shop the collection for yourself but also to pick up products to give as gifts this year to your makeup-obsessed loved ones. Featuring both neutral and vibrant shades, as well as a variety of formulas, there’s a product for everyone in this limited-edition line. What’s more, according to a press release sent to Allure via email, there will be additional packages available with even more opportunities to save money.

The promotion begins on Black Friday and runs through Cyber Monday, so make sure to mark your calendars now so you don’t forget. Happy holiday shopping!

Beauty companies like…Luminess…have all dropped Disney-themed collections within the last few months

Colourpop Is Launching Its New Disney “Midnight Masquerade” Makeup Collection — Here’s What We Know

If you didn’t know, Disney has been on a helluva roll this year when it comes to makeup collaborations. Beauty companies like Besamé Cosmetics, Luminess, and Funko have all dropped Disney-themed collections within the last few months, and fan-favorite brand Colourpop has jumped on the bandwagon, too. In fact, it’s already dropped two Disney-inspired collections so far — the Designer Collection and the Disney Villains Collection. And now, the brand is back for round three with its new Midnight Masquerade Collection, which celebrates eight iconic Disney princesses.

The new line, which is set to launch on October 7, was named after a series of limited-edition Disney princess dolls and features individual makeup bundles created for each one. (You can also purchase the products separately, should you want to mix and match.) As for the princesses that inspired the collection, you have Belle, Cinderella, Rapunzel, Tiana, Esmeralda, Megara, Aurora, and lastly, Giselle, who some will remember is from the live-action film, Enchanted.

Best Airbrush Makeup Kit for Sensitive Skin — Luminess

If you’ve ever looked at a movie star’s makeup and thought, ‘Why can’t mine look like that?’ the answer is probably a simple one — you’re not using airbrush makeup. A technique that sees makeup sprayed onto the skin in a mist form via a powered compressor that allows it to be distributed in an even, lightweight manner, airbrush makeup — which was first used way back in 1959 for Ben Hur —  is a well-known Hollywood secret for sheer, natural-looking coverage that won’t settle into fine lines and pores like traditional makeup does. The best airbrush makeup kits, which often include the makeup as well as the machine, take things even further still, with anti-aging, dermatologist-tested products that look great on mature skin.

The Benefits of Airbrush Makeup Kits

When it comes to application, airbrush makeup kits require some practice. While you may not get your desired results on your first — or even second or third! — try, there are many reasons to make the switch.

First and foremost, it’s more hygienic that typical makeup practices, since your fingers won’t be touching your face.

It’s also longer-lasting, with water-based formulas that are made to withstand sweat, tears, and smudges that can be strengthened with a waterproof sealant or finish.

That, in turn, means that while you may pay more up front for the machine, you’ll be saving money in the long run, since you’ll need to apply your makeup less frequently.

Finally, you’ll be able to use less product per application, as it covers more with less, making cake-y makeup that exacerbates your finer wrinkles a thing of the past. Do note, however, that experts recommend a powder or cream-based makeup for heavier facial lines.

Where to Buy Airbrush Makeup Kits

While you won’t find these kits at typical makeup stores, such as Sephora or Ulta, you will find them at major online retailers, such as Walmart or Amazon.

Tips for Using an Airbrush Makeup Kit

Learn from the mistakes of real Amazon users, who suggest the following when using an airbrush makeup kit:

  • Play around with technique and amount: As one customer wrote, “I would put on too much and it would look cakey and powdery. I had to play around with how much spray I wanted to come out of the wand. I spent days trying it out before I got the hang of it.”
  • Allow moisturizers, primers, and foundation to dry before adding more:“That simple advice will go a long way on your first few attempts!” another trial-and-error airbrush user wrote.
  • Make sure you use the right finish and tone for your skin: “Matte or Satin are the two basic terms. … You will have to match SKIN TONE AS WELL,” wrote an experienced reviewer.
  • Test holding the machine at different lengths: “The farther back you pull the trigger, the more product is used in a much shorter amount of time, because the air pressure is greater,” one helpful comment wrote. “I would suggest using the compressor on your face without putting makeup in the well first to feel the difference in air pressure.”

Where to buy: From $138.95, Amazon 

If you’ve seen one of Luminess’ infomercials on TV, you already know that this low-pressure machine minimizes fine lines, wrinkles, and textured skin to hide acne, skin discoloration, dark circles, bruising, scars, rosacea, and the occasional tattoo. What you may not know is that this machine, which comes with four foundations, a blush, a skin brightener, a moisturizer, and an AC adaptor, has been dermatologist tested — and approved — for use on even the most sensitive of skin types.

“I have super sensitive skin and this was a great device for smoothness of application, quality of product didn’t trigger my sensitive skin and I loved how it looks!” one Amazon customer wrote.

Another raved: “I have skin level: challenging. Whatever difficulty you can think of, I’ve got it: discoloration, sensitivity, dry/flaky patches, oily patches, enlarged pores, fine lines … and on top of that, I prefer a natural makeup look. Now that I’ve tried Luminess Air, I’m a convert. The Luminess foundation formula is water-based, so it doesn’t irritate sensitive skin, and it is long lasting – it sticks around all day without fading, flaking or caking for me. It also floats over pores and fine lines, giving you a flawless finish.”

10 Peel-Off Masks That Actually Do What They Say They Will

10 Peel-Off Masks That Actually Do What They Say They Will

Get that skin hydrated and feeling fresh the right way with a little DIY treatment.

You’ve had a long day; things were hectic… and now all you want to do is sit back, relax and practice a little self-care. And what better way to do that than to indulge in some fun face masks while you catch up on your favorite Netflix shows?

We love all masks, but we’ve been especially fond of peel-off masks lately. The fun factor (not to mention the selfie factor) is there — besides, there’s something extra satisfying about peeling them off. They also offer a variety of benefits, from brightening, to firming, to hydrating (or all of the above). We’ve rounded up a few of our favorites at every price point — keep reading to check them all out.

Luminess Beauty Rose Gold Vitality Peel Off Mask, $54

This peel-off mask tones, repairs, firms, hydrates and brightens skin, thanks to its mixture of peptides and antioxidants.

 

Beyoncé entranced onlookers…thanks to Sir John, and The Lion King Makeup Collection

The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Beyoncé, Alicia Keys, and More

A few serious eye looks made their way onto the feeds of Instagram this past week. Beyoncé entranced onlookers at the Lion King Premiere in London with gold-flecked lids, blushed cheeks, and a sheer lipstick, thanks to her trusted makeup artist, Sir John, and his Lion King makeup collection for Luminess Cosmetics. Meanwhile makeup artist Anne Sophie Costa showed off her steady-handed skills on model Yoon Young Bae with a double-winged obsidian liner. Artists Jenna Kristina and Laurie Heaps made a playful statement on Rowan Blanchard with neon green shadow in the inner corners of her eyes, a liquid flick of liner, and a pinned-down pixie cut.

Speaking of eyes, rapper Megan Thee Stallion stepped out with rose gold lids and a flawless foundation, while wavy tresses brought the look together. On a similar wave (pun intended), a couple beauties showed off defined ringlets: Pose star Indya Moore snapped a golden hour shot with glowing skin and a note that she’s “feeling grateful for love.” Hairstylist Lacy Redway worked her magic on actress Zazie Beetz, whose crown of chestnut coils elegantly framed her shimmering skin and rosy cheeks.

Muses worldwide embraced the summer sun, as they are wont to do when July fades into August. A beachside Kelsey Lu rocked silver-streaked braids and turquoise brows in Martha’s Vineyard. Alicia Keys made some time for a little outdoor meditation, and model Behati Prinsloo showed off her wake-surfing skills. Jada Pinkett-Smith spread some of her magic on a boat in Greece: bronzed skin, a smile, and a reminder that a joyful “hot girl summer” is still in full effect.

Favorite Beauty Brands in Our Third Annual Reader’s Choice Awards Nominee

Vote for Your Favorite Beauty Brands in Our Third Annual Readers’ Choice Awards

It’s the most wonderful time of the year: The polls are now open for InStyle’s third annual Readers’ Choice Awards, where you have the power to select the best-of-the-best new beauty products.

The nominees you’ll see below have been carefully selected by our editors, who spent the last twelve months testing everything from hands-free curling irons to long-lasting lipsticks. (Yes, our bathroom cabinets are near collapse.) At the end of the day, we narrowed the playing field to more than 165 products across 36 categories. Now, it’s up to you.

As you scroll through the survey below, you’ll have the chance to choose from editor-selected launches or write in your own top choice. We’ll tally the votes, then reveal the victors in the October 2019 issue of InStyle, as well as on InStyle.com. May the best products win!

Golden Girl! Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist Sir John Reveals How to Get Her Lion King Premiere Look

Sir John shares the exact products he used to create the Lion King star’s cat eye.

Even before The Lion King debuts on July 18, Beyoncé is making jaws drop. The mega-star has had two major outings to promote the movie, each equally fierce. And for her second red carpet, in which the star shined in a pleated marigold gown, her makeup artist Sir John spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about how he created her coordinating bronzy beauty look using products from his limited-edition The Lion King makeup collection made in partnership with Luminess.

With Queen Bey’s gown and hairstyle picked out, Sir John decided on a golden with a 3-D-like quality eye to complete the look.

“I love playing with textures,” explains the pro, who blended a matte shade from his palette on her lid and accented that with a shimmery one on the center of the lids.

“I really wanted to create a nice daytime smoky eye using browns, an antique, champagne gold color like Nala, and a warm gold like Simba,” he reveals. “It’s all about strategically placing these colors so that no matter where my client turns, their look is never too shimmery.”

He also gave the voice of Nala a feline flick with coffee brown eye liner. A winged look “just lifts the eye,” he says.

After tapping on foundation with a Beautyblender, Sir John used his sculpting palette “to give the face a subtle architectural structure.”

To avoid a costume-y look, he advises “slowly building up a shadow” in areas like “underneath the cheekbone, underneath the jawline, and temples.” He adds, “this isn’t blending stripes. It’s a little more editorial and polished.”

On her lips, he applied a brown lip liner, his Pounce lipstick and a cinnamon-tinted lip gloss.

The pro also used a touch of body makeup on Beyoncé collarbones.

For Sir John, seeing his longtime client on the carpet in his very own makeup was picture-perfect.

“I literally have never worked so hard on one project in my life. But it’s been a labor of love,” says the pro, who created an array of earthy shades that could be work to the office, or a night on the town.

“I really tried to look out for women, like my mom, who just doesn’t have time to put on eye shadow,” he says.

And so far, the pro hasn’t disappointed. “Beyoncé was happy, my mom is happy, and if my grandmother were still here, she’d be proud,” he says.

Still, his recent win has not set in. “I’m always next, next, next, because my goal is to keep it moving,” he admits. “But I’m never not grateful, my mama won’t let that happen! I am still just a guy from Harlem.”

Beyonce’s Makeup Artist Sir John Unveils ‘Lion King’ Makeup Collection

When Disney announced its voice cast for The Lion King, the whole world zoomed in on one word: Beyonce. Beyonce will be the voice of Nala, Simba’s childhood playmate, and eventual wife.

Beyonce has long been famous for her inspired outfits, and stunning makeup and hair. For many years, she’s worked with one makeup artist: Sir John. Sir John worked with her on her Lemonade tour, her many Met Gala looks, her music videos, and her Instagram reveals.

Recently, Sir John announced a creative partnership with Luminess and Disney to create a Lion Kininspired makeup palette, Beyonce’s (or Beyonce-adjacent) first foray into makeup.

So, when Sir John announced he was doing a lion king – inspired palette, people got super excited.

The line itself looks amazing.

It’s a blend of neutrals and brights, in strong pigments. The packaging is sexy and on brand. The possibilities are endless.

That bright red is stunning. Finding red lipstick is like finding the holy grail. This lipstick is featured on a variety of skin tones on the Luminess page and it looks bright without being too orange on everyone.

Sir John said he was inspired by his trip to Africa.

He wanted to bring the colors found in African nature to his Lion King collaboration. Exotic neutrals tend to work on everyone — natural colors suit almost every skin tone.

All of this build-up to the Lion King premiere means basically one thing: Incredible outfit and face looks from Beyonce and hopefully a new song or two to celebrate!

The collection features highly pigmented formulas inspired by the African landscape

The Lion King remake is generating a lot of buzz and not just for its all-star cast (Beyoncé, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Chiwetel Ejiofor…). On the heels of Beyoncé rocking a fierce lion look to the Wearable Art Gala comes the news that her longtime makeup artist Sir John is launching a new collection with Luminess.

The collection features highly pigmented formulas inspired by the African landscape. It’s composed of eight pieces: Kingdom Sculpting Palette, Can’t Wait to Be Queen Eyeshadow Palette, Circle of Life Highlighter, Legacy Tinted Lip Balm, Be Brave Matte Lipstick Pounce, Be Brave Matte Lipstick Lion Mane, Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick Romantic Atmosphere and Be Prepared Liquid Lipstick Trouble. And the packaging is super collectable boasting etchings of iconic characters and scenes straight from the film. If you’re already obsessed, you can even score a limited-edition vault with all eight pieces.

Sir John x Luminess The Lion King Collection will be available on Luminess’ website on June 15 and via Disney.com the following day. Ulta Beauty will also sell the collection online on June 16 and in stores July 1, leaving you plenty of time to pick up all the pieces before checking out The Lion King in theaters July 19.