IMAN Cosmetics sent me an invite to attend their luncheon in Houston to release their new collection of eye shadow crayons. I was not able to fly out to Houston 🙁 but I was able to tune in to the event via live stream. The event’s theme was around woman’s empowerment in business and finance. Panel speakers also stressed the importance of community outreach and contribution especially for women of color. Despite missing out on the goodies in Houston, IMAN was gracious enough to send me two of their eye shadow crayons for review.
Since my eyelids tend to be oily, I typically use eye shadow crayons as eye shadow primers/base. With these IMAN pencils, I decided to wear them alone with no shadow to see how they worked since they seemed so pigmented. I received Deception, this lovely teal green with semi iridescent hues, reminds me of peacock feathers and a beautiful copper/bronze color called Desire which complements the teal perfectly.
I applied the pencil directly to my lid then blended slowly with my finger. I really liked how smooth they applied without being too creamy, which is a plus for me. I then blended any harsh edges my fingers did not pick up with my eye shadow brush.
As expected my eyelids got oily by the end of the day, but I had no creasing at all which impressed me. These crayons are very pigmented, creamy and smooth to apply. I was very pleased with the quality, which I’m not surprised as I have some IMAN blushes that are my favorite because of the quality and pigmentation.
If you’re looking for an eye shadow base or even a quick touch up throughout the day for any look you have, these are ideal to have. I personally prefer to use them as a base for my existing eye shadows as it gives it color vibrancy and long wear without any creasing.
VIP Business Houstonites & Media listened to Latina Panel Speakers & CEO’s such VIP Sponsor, PAYCHEX & spokesperson Natalie Velasquez shared “Pay It Forward” inspiring business women on the importance of financial security & services they offer. Eddie Rodriguez representing INCA KOLA USA on behlaf of Elizabeth Chalas Berman spoke about Latinas Think BIG and the importance of grassroots beginnings and how important it is to invest in your community. Latinas also had a chance to listen to an empowering opening speech by Miss Houston Latina, Alma Alvarez, “Your Dreams Are Your Platform.” Followed by a Q &A from our attendee’s, and local, national, and international bloggers, who joined via live stream. The audience asked their questions live and through Twitter with the hashtag #IMANLatina.