I was invited to the launch of the IMAN E-Commerce business site on the 27 July 2016. I was so excited and spend hours reading about Iman Bowie the women behind the brand. IMAN Cosmetics was born from her need to find cosmetics especially a foundation that would suite her skin tone perfectly. As a woman of colour she had a good understanding and that gave her the edge to create a very unique brand.
The range is available in Stuttafords but with the launch of the e-commerce website you have access to the full range of IMAN products available in South Africa.
At the launch I was also introduced to the new shades in the Alter Ego Colour & Contour range; this range allows you to express all sides of your personality.
Luxury Contour Trio – R379.60
This contour trio and can be used to sculpt and define your facial features; the deep pigment of the trio will create a beautiful bronze glow. A deep rich contour shade with enough depth to create definition on a medium to deep skin tone. A perfect bronzer. A highlighting colour for “Strobing”. It is enriched with cacao and Vitamin E. Silica based with micro-minerals pigments and it is paraben free.
IMAN Luxury Moisturising Lipstick – R189.60
There are six new colours in the range IMAN Nude, Baby Doll, Hipster, Diva, Drama Queen and Rebel
The lipstick is a luscious creamy, semi-matte with full coverage. The formula is smooth and long lasting, it glides on smoothly and leaves the lips feeling conditioned and moisturized. I have the shade IMAN Nude and Rebel.
IMAN nude is a perfect Nude that suits me very well. I normally struggle to find a nude that suits me. But the nude is perfect natural nude colour “my lips but better”
Rebel is a warm brown with a slight red undertone. It is very wearable especially in the winter and I like the pop of colour when I have a very natural eye look for the day.
Both lipsticks wear quite comfortably for around 4 – 5 hours. The IMAN Nude fades naturally and the Rebel leaves a nice stain on my lips. One of the unique touches is the “IMAN” imprint on the tips of the lipstick it just give it that little edge that not just make is stunning to wear but beautiful to look at.
L – R IMAN Nude, Baby Doll, Hipster, Diva, Drama Queen, Rebel
Luxury Lip Shimmer – R249.50
There are 4 new colours in the range – Muse, Debutante, Socialite and Icon
The Lip Shimmer is a high-shine gloss that is also long wearing, it is packed with Vitamin E, chamomile and Shea butter for those perfect “kiss me” lips. The formula can be worn alone or over a lipstick. The lip shimmer is has a beautiful thick consistency which is not sticky at all, it leaves my lips looking stunning and it reminds me soft serve.
I am pleasantly surprised that I am so smitten with the brand if that is the correct descriptive word. The brand is mostly directed at women of colour but this just make the pigment for my lighter skin so much more intense.
At the event there was a competition and I was the lucky winner of the main prize which included a signed copy of IMAN The Beauty of Colour – The Ultimate Beauty Guide for Skin of Color. I have read this book from cover to cover twice. I am so fortunate that I was the lucky lady to win this book as well as some other awesome makeup in the range. I reach for these quite often and to celebrate to spirit of all remarkable women I decided to do a IMAN Women’s Day Giveaway.
One lucky readers will win IMAN Luxury Moisturising Lipstick in IMAN Nude and Luxury Lip Shimmer – Socialite
Terms & Conditions:
- This giveaway is open to South African residents only
- Giveaway will run from Tuesday 9 August 2016 until 30 August 2016.
- Only one email address/facebook account per person is allowed, duplicates will be removed
- Entries confirmed but not actioned will also be removed
- The prize is sponsored by Ilonique
- Winner will be announced on Facebook, Twitter and on this blog post by Wednesday 31st August 2016.
- If the winner cannot be contacted within 48 hours a new winner will be drawn.
Till next time beauties!