Friday, October 15, 2010

Madd Style Cosmetics NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH!

We are really excited about this launch, for obvious reasons. Mo from Madd Style already rocked out lip bombs and other goodies and when I reviewed them, I loved them, and had a lot of faith in Mo, and her company. So when I learned that Mo was going to expand her line, and make a full like of cosmetics, I thought there would be no better plan, then to help her launch her newest line!

Well folks, today is the day! Tonight, Madd Style Cosmetics pigments will be available in the Etsy shop! Mo sent me some samples of the pigments in advance, so I could do a review on them for you all. You all know that I love mineral makeup, and since I have tried so many in the past, I figured it would be just another "eh" and tell you all that it is just about the same as all of the others that I have tried, and said they were amazing! (because in general, mineral makeup IS amazing! LOL!) This is not the case at all, I can happily report! Not only are these pigments amazing, and highly pigmented, but after completing 3 looks, I can for the first time say........ these pigments are VERSATILE! Yep, there I said it. Not only are the colors wild enough to be used for some tricked-out wild color on your face, but pretty much any of them can be softened for a daytime of office look. Not many companies can pull that off. You either get a very matte, light colored pigment for a soft, more neutral look, or a high pigment color that is almost impossible to tone down! Which is fine if you know what you are looking for, and have a lot of practice in the makeup applying front! But most girls out there need to switch it up, and a lot do not have the means to own two complete sets of makeup. Here is your solution.

All of the pigments I received are highly pigments, and have a huge WOW factor. The color is amazing, and really pops. Blending was amazingly easy (sometimes with other products, I get sticky drag with my brush, which drives me BATTY!) and the color lasted on my eyes all day.

Mo also is offering collections, like a Halloween collection, which marries a pigment with some of her amazing lip products, and a Jem collection where every color is chalk FULL of holographic glitter! Her pigments range in colors, from bright teal, to deep blue, purple/brown, to chalk-full-o-glitter highlighters!

Now, here is a Two Girls FIRST! Not only did I review the amazing pigments for you all, but I also got a chance to interview Ms. Mo Love, the creator and owner! She is not only an amazing business owner with some of the best customer service that I have come upon, but she ALSO is an amazing makeup artist, and has her own You Tube Channel full of makeup tutorials showing how she gets HER flawless application! So without further adieu......

1) Who are you, and tell us what you do.
I am Mo... and I am basically awesome. Lol. Let's see...well, when Im not working full time at the "day job", I am running Madd Style... bustin out kick ass vegan cosmetics for your face.

2) What inspired you to create a complete cosmetics line?
It's funny, I originally started an Etsy shop (sewing) to help fund my absurd makeup addiciton... and also to help pay for my wedding. I've always been a "do-it-yourself-er" and after spending months trying to find the perfect vegan lip balms, to no avail, I decided to make my own! Needless to say, they were an instant hit and from there the business grew rapidly! Ive always wanted my own makeup line ever since I was a kid, so, it only seemed logical to head in that direction. So, basically, my inspiration for a complete cosmetics line is... brains. It's just made sense for me to do it... oh, and then there's that "passion" thing. lol

3) Why is it so important to you to keep your products vegan?
I myself am a pescatarian, however I definitely took the cruelty free pledge well over a decade ago and will never go back on that. I strive to ensure my products are vegan because of my morals. I didn't get into this business to make money, I got into it to provide safe, cruelty free products at a very reasonable price to help give people like myself more options. Veg Head's need love too.

4) What is your favorite product in the current line? What color would you say is a "must have"? It all started with lip bombs... that will forever be my first love of my brand. lol. Right now I am rockin these pigments... hard. I love them all. My favs tight now are Glitter and Doom and Aja from my new Jem and the Holograms collection. A "must have" is definitely XRay Spex... no matter how subtle or bold you like your look, this will be perfect for everyone. I am anticipating it to be one of my best sellers. As well as Mr. Roboto... but daaaaamn, he's like BANG! on your face!

5) Where do you hope to see your company in 5 years?

Sitting on top of the world, hopefully. Im an "all-in" kind of gal and plan on doing this for the rest of my life... 5 years from now I hope to be a household name... at least in homes where awesome things take place.

6) What are some tips for ladies (or gentlemen) that are a bit apprehensive about makeup application? What helped you when you were first starting out?

YOUTUBE! YOUTUBE holds the key. Tutorials galore. It is a great place to start checking technique, application, products, brushes... you name it. If you don't have access to a computer (the how are you reading this?!) I would recommend going to you local makeup counter or beauty school and get a free overview (plus makeover!) with a worker/student. For me, my painting skills definitely kick in to high gear when Im doing my makeup. Also, I've always been bold and experimental so having the confidence to pull off certain looks is just ingrained in me. But I definitely think confidence is the key to making any makeup look go from "meh" to "wow"....

7) Any last words?
Whatever you are... be a good one.
We totally love Mo, and 110% stand behind Madd Style Cosmetics. Run over to her Etsy shop, and toss her a heart (and order some amazingness while you are there) then head on over to her Facebook page for all updates, sales, specials, giveaways, and an amazing group of fans that will make you feel right at home!


carol said...

mo is the most amazing person and awsome
love mom

Pili said...

What a great feature, Brooke! This is how we do things here at TGAABOS!!

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