With the first snowfall of the season here in New York, it’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas.
Cosmetic line CYO received a nice size crowd at the launch of a new makeup collection created for the unique woman who happens to be a younger consumer who are experimental. CYO boasts, “What does CYO stand for? Whatever you want it to! Call your own, create your own color your own…it’s beauty on your terms. CYO give women the tools – not rules.”
The collection includes product for the eyes, lips and face such as a two-in-one lipstick and lipliners, metallic eye shadows, dual-ended highlight and contour stick as well as, illuminating mixing cream. The price ranges from $3.50 – $7.50 and available at Walgreens and Walgreens.com.
Americas Category Director for CYO says in part, “We’ve created an edgy line that doesn’t break the bank and goes beyond your typical beauty boundaries.” The CYO philosophy is: Say no to normal. Yes to experimental. No to limits. Yes to more for less. Mix. Remix. Your way.
You’ll find the latest CYO products online and in-stores. #mixlayerhack
When drag queens like Violet Chachki and Youtube influencer Laura Lee endorses Sleek’s new launch, you know you’re poppin’. The UK’s makeup line has finally made its way across the pond with 152 products for the lips, eyes and face; all sold online and is available in stores at select Walgreens and Ulta stores.
It has been a world wind week for Sleek since last week’s launch party where they served cocktails and touch-ups to New York’s top beauty influencers and drag queens. Violet Chachki was the star of the night and raved about the product line and said, “What I love from Sleek is their highlighters. They have two creams and two powders. You put the cream on first and the powder second. It’s like crazy!” Chachki is in love with the campaign and considers makeup as ammunition to face the world. “Using makeup as a tool to face the world and face society and combat any insecurities that you have and realize there’s a part of you that is glamorous and gorgeous and beautiful. Makeup is a tool that helps you get there.”
If the first course was a creative activation entitled, “My Face. My Rules” at lower Manhattan’s Tuck Room, then the main course is a competition called, “The Glow Down,” which launch yesterday. Makeup guru and influencer Laura Lee explains the weekly competition, “The GlowDown is a competition challenging today’s top talent to the ultimate makeup junkie showdown. This competition has no rules, but to follow your own, be bold and push your creativity to the limit.” Each week, participating influencers will curate live videos pinned with a playlist within Sleek MakeUP USA’s YouTube channel. The participants are Violet Chachki and Kristen Leanne, Miss Fame, Sonjdra Deluxe, Peppermint, Nazanin Kavari, Pearl and Bri Hall.
According to the company press release, Sleek has been a trendsetter in the makeup business since 2009 “bringing contouring to the masses to pre- empting the Matte Lip trend back in 2012, Sleek MakeUP has always been one step ahead.” Smart business tactics like this campaign seem genius when using drag queens and beauty influencers to showcase the product! Sleek is sold in over 50 countries worldwide, crossing boundaries while perfecting the makeup line.
New York Fashion Week Men’s Matthew Adams Dolan Fall Winter 2017 Men’s Show was presented at Skylight: Clarkson Square with Axe. Check it out.
This past Wednesday, Kiehl’s President Chris Salgardo kicked off the 7th annual Kiehl’s National LifeRide for amfAR at his NYC flagship store.