April 26, 2012

Radiant Cosmetics :: Beauty With A Purpose

RADIANT by definition means, "Bright with joy, hope etc. Marked by or expressive of love, confidence or happiness."

When you hear this, who wouldn't want to be or feel radiant??  I was super excited when I was contacted by Nicole of *Radiant Cosmetics with the opportunity to try out some of her cosmetics line that truly backs up its "beauty with a purpose" motto.  "Fighting human trafficking one lipstick at a time."

{My Radiant collection of goodies!}

When I heard from her that there was a real cause behind the sale of these products, I was curious as to what drove them to use cosmetics as a way to raise money?  
The reason is simple: 
  • The worldwide cosmetics industry generates around $170 billion dollars annually.  
  • Currently 80% of the people that are most vulnerable to human trafficking, are female, most between the ages of 10-35 years old.  
  • Females dominate the cosmetic industry.  
  • Therefore, Radiant Cosmetics takes a portion of their sales to help fund education which empowers these women so that they can fight back to this injustice, since most of them are uneducated and live in poverty-like situations. 
Shocking huh?? But isn't it a beautiful thing that this line is doing something to combat this issue?!

{Eyes, cheeks, and lips all adorned with Radiant products.}

After looking through their FAQ & their description of human trafficking (shocking), I was better able to understand a little more into the background of this company.  Here are some pictures showing you more about the products I received and how they look on.  I was very impressed with ALL of the products and used basically every color she sent me on one look, with the exception of one shadow not shown on.

 {My cheek color is actually one of the eye shadows - color "confection." It's a pretty pink with a slight peach shimmer.}


 {Gel eyeliners in color "tanzanite" and "peacock." $18 each.}

These eyeliners reallllly impressed me with their staying power and how vibrant they are!! I decided to use the purple color on top and the teal color below.  This peacock is going to be my new favorite liner color for sure this spring-  I looove it!!  I used a slanted liner brush with synthetic bristles to apply these with.  I did two coats, letting each dry about a minute between each other.


{Eye shadows from L to R in "georgia," "gypsy," "confection,"and "souffle."$14 each.}

Souffle was the only color I do not have on in these photos.  But I've worn it separately and it's a beautiful deep matte espresso type brown.  

 {All the products have great pigments and are super blendable.}


{I layered these lipsticks for my look.  From L to R - "peony" and "reef." $18 each}

The lipsticks are very hydrating and these two colors were very vibrant.  I layered the brighter reef on top of the peony just for fun!  They don't have a huge amount of staying power, but that didn't really bug me since they felt so good to keep applying!  

{These color pack a real punch for spring and summer!!}

Overall I was super duper impressed by this line and their chic packaging.  I think for the price and the purpose, these are a steal of a deal.  It's not very often you can buy a makeup product and know that there is actually some good being done behind it. 

Thanks a bunch Nicole for sending these for me to try out!! I wish your company the best of luck with growing this business and in your fight to stop such terrible practices on human lives.

What do you think about this cosmetic line with a purpose, Radiant Cosmetics??


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*These products were sent to me for consideration only.  I was not paid for this review. All thoughts and views of honest and my own, as always!*

6 comments:

L.M. said...

Not only do they look amazing, they are for a good cause too. This is a wonderful spring makeup by the way. Great post!!
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Maria Jose Ovalle said...

First of all you look gorgeous and your make up is flawless!!! I haven't bought makeup in about 3 years, I KNOW SHAMEFUL! I do like things with a purpose and if they help me look better, well then, it's a no brainer. By the way, what IS the lifespan of makeup - such as blushes, eyeshadows and mascaras??

Merrybelly said...

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vanaja said...

Hi...! I like your eyes.

Jennifer of JennySue Makeup said...

@L.M, MariaJose, Merrybelly, vanaja,- isn't it nice to see makeup being sold with a great cause in mind?? And thanks for the eye look love, I thought it turned out pretty awesome:)
@Maria- lifespan for mascaras is only 4 months then you should hook yourself up with a new one due to the bacteria that can breed quickly in the tubes. Powder shadows and blushes have a longer lifespan of around 1 year to 2 from what I've read. After that, the pigments tend to dry out and not perform as well.

Lindsey said...

Can I just say that you have absolutely the most beautiful skin I've ever seen?? What is your secret?! Jealous!!