Before he started Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James worked for some of the largest cosmetics companies in the world. Claiming that the companies put their money into advertising and fancy packaging (not necessarily the products), Dimitri decided to offer his products in simple packaging and only through televised home shopping, the internet and exclusive, privately owned spas throughout North America. James’s eye shadows are one of my fashion week staples, because they have collagen-boosting peptides and don’t fade, run, crease or turn color. Skinn Cosmetics is one of my favorite brands, because the products are affordable, they look great, and perform, flawlessly.
For all your red carpet events (or just because you love to look good, and glamorous), Dimitri James has introduced a new collection that is available on ShopNBC: the Skinn Cosmetic’s Color Affair Collection. This Fall Gala Collection features seven products: Eye Shadow Palette, Blush & Bronze Palette, Two Stain & Gloss Sticks, Two Line & Shade Sticks, and a Skinn Illuminizer.
The Color Affair Eye Shadow Palette arrives nicely boxed in black cardboard. While Skinn Cosmetics used to use inexpensive compacts with clear lids, this one is a substantial, rectangular, black compact with rounded edges, and an interior mirror. Six large squares of silky eye shadow in earthy tones range in color from light eggshell to deep brown, A standout color is the intense, shimmery khaki that works well with every Fall wardrobe. The shadows are talc-free shadows with age-defying actives, antioxidants,and peptides. use them wet or dry, and not only look good, but do good for your skin.
The Blush & Bronze Palette arrives in the same lovely compact, featuring three colors that shade and highlight or bronze, depending upon how you use them. The powders are talc free and have Skinn’s skin care ingredients and anti-oxidants. The two rectangles of blusher include a lovely light rose and a cool bronzed peach, plus a light, golden bronzer. The color look intense and deep in the compact, but applied with a fluffy blush, they’re sheer and blend-able for a myriad of looks.
Multi-tasking Stain & Gloss Sticks give you a gloss and a lip stain on a dual ended tube. They’re not just handy, the products resist feathering and bleeding, so you can enjoy intense color and shine without worrying that the products will seep into fine lines. They also contain moisturizing aloe and Vitamin E.The liquid stains, applied with a brush tip, are easy to apply precisely. Go for night-time glamour with an intense application of stain plus gloss, or blot the stain and wear it alone *give it a few minutes to dry, for a more natural look. The glosses are silky, shimmery, and have enough color on their own to wear solo or over the stains. You get two combos: a brown stain with semi-sheer shimmered rose, or a bold cherry stain with a slightly lighter, shimmery rose. Both are gorgeous and universally flattering.
Line & Shade Sticks are another two-for-one product that makes perfect sense for your purse or tote. The dual-ended pencil has two eyeliners in complimentary shades of black or brown: one is a thin-line liner, the chubbier one is a creamy eye shadow. Both have good-for-your-skin shea butter, peptides, wild yam root and grape seed extract. Each liner comes in a complimentary shade duo for a total of 4 different shade options and endless possibilities. These are long wear and blendable. This is an excellent product.
The final piece in the collection is a Skinn Illuminizer: the liquid in a pump is used to brighten and add radiance, and contains all four natural skin tones (pink, yellow, bronze & copper) so it compliments everyone’s skin. It also has jojoba and Vitamin E to give your skin a bit of pampering. It seems to even out skin and add radiance, but not the overly shiny radiance that really only looks good on very young girls. Use a sponge or just your fingertips, to apply this blendable illuminizer to cheeks and lips (where the sun would naturally kiss you). If your skin is pale (or reasonably so) this cucumber-scented illuminizer makes a natural all-over glow which really looks pretty! You can also experiment, trying it over or under makeup as day cream to give your skin a radiant tone.
* this collection of seasonal colors is available at Shop NBC if you love Skinn Cosmetics and want a new set of seasonal colors every three months, you can sign up for auto delivery. After your initial delivery of the Skinn Cosmetics Color Affair Seven-Piece Collection for Fall, 90 days later you will receive Skinn Cosmetics Color Affair Seven-Piece Collection for Winter, followed by Spring and Summer. Or you can simply order each collection by the season. You can also check out what’s new on the Dimitri James Website.