Introducing Smolder Cosmetics!

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Smolder Cosmetics is located in Los Angeles, CA by tw0 cousins. Vivian and Eileen created Smolder Cosmetics through the guidance of their mothers. Inspired by the two women who immigrated to the United States and became business partners in the beauty industry, they learned the tricks of the trade. With everything from signature metallic mailers to their unique packaging, these creative cousins are on a mission to provide a magical experience when customers open each and every glam goodie. Their motto is, “we aim to create products that will help accentuate your beauty and bring out your inner goddess!” I’m SO down with that!

The brand was kind enough to send me some of their signature products. The items came in a pretty aqua box with a ribbon closing and sparkly sequins inside!

Ready to get your glam on this summer? Accentuate your best assets with Smolder Cosmetics, the bold brand that delivers high quality, beautiful makeup! With a goal to make beauty fun again with exciting packaging and experience, Smolder Cosmetics offers an array of highlighters, eye shadows, and matte lipsticks to help you confidently pamper that sexy skin. When it comes to makeup, Smolder Cosmetics believes YOU are the artist. Bring forth your inner most fabulous, unique and bold self with this perfectly playful beauty brand.

Liquid Matte Lipstick Bundle – Ashley Rosales ($40): The collection is in collaboration with Ashley Rosales (also known as @mua_ashley_). This collection consists of three shades, including a playful pink, a soft peach, and a rich plum. These colors are rich in pigment and long-lasting with a smooth, velvety finish. Cincinnati is a warm medium pink that is at home being a pretty everyday shade or jazzed up for date night. Peachy Keen is a warm peach with brown undertones and Libby is a deep plum with a violet undertone.

These come out of the tube on the thicker side, so I scrape the excess off in the tube. You also need to wait a few minutes for them to dry down but the good news is they do NOT dry out my lips. The doe foot applicator is a paddle type, meaning flat on both sides which for me, makes it easier to apply. They don’t settle into my lip lines but that could also be due to the lip treatment I’ve been using (more on that in another post). I put these liquid matte lipsticks to the test; soon after applying I ate a greasy piece of pizza and my lip color stayed on. Success! I love the look of a matte lip but have never found one that looked good on me. I feel this is a matte lipstick over 40 women can wear!

The packaging is designed after a girl’s best friend: diamonds! The diamond shaped bottle holds each shade in such a way that they resemble gorgeous gems. Individual lipsticks are $15 or you can create your own bundle for $40, $5 off.

Loose Glam Dust ($9): These concentrated, iridescent dust pigments can be used dry or wet for exceptional color. They make a gorgeous highlighter or you can create a dramatic eyeliner with this vibrant, versatile glam dust! The colors I received are sooo mermaid! Peacock is a stunning, shimmery vibrant blue, Mojito is a gorgeous icy mint green, Burnt Copper is a pinky copper and Cashmere is a glittery beige with gold glitter.

Loose pigments are NOT my favorite type of eye shadow. I find them to be messy to work with and almost always too glittery for my taste. Since I’m not used to using loose pigments, I have no tools to help me. Pigments require a sticky primer like Smolder’s Dazzle Lock Primer to keep them in place and intensify the bright hues. I only had a regular primer and the brushes I have didn’t do a great job. I used them wet but had trouble getting an even application. No fault of the product at all, the problem was definitely operator error. Regardless, all the colors with the exception of Cashmere performed well and to my surprise, had no fallout! Cashmere has too much glitter for me unless I have a special occasion or event. There are so many pretty shades and I have to say I’m impressed with Glam Dust!

Aurelia Pressed Highlighter:  Aurelia is a shimmery peach + sun-kissed gold duochrome hue that blends seamlessly for a radiant glow and extraordinary highlight. It has a silky smooth texture that allows for building the intensity. Aurelia can be used as a gorgeous highlight, blush topper or eye shadow. There are some subtle gold flecks but it’s not chunky glitter. This highlighter is a collaboration with the gorgeous and talented Nina Momdzhyan, also known as @MUA_NINA!

Total Smolder Look: Aurelia on eyes and cheeks, Cincinnati on lips.


Bottom Line: I’m really impressed with Smolder Cosmetics and who knew this old lady could get down with loose pigments! The Smolder liquid matte lipstick is only one of two brands that I have ever liked and thought I looked in. I’m so glad I tried Smolder and you should too!

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  1. I love the packaging on these! The products look great as well. I will need to check this brand out as they seem very pretty!

  2. Robin Rue says

    I like the shades of that glam dust! This sounds like an awesome cosmetic line!!

  3. Allison @neversaydiebeauty says

    Cindy, I absolutely love the look you created! So perfect for summer. Everything you got is very appealing. I am dying for the Peachy Keen lippie and the loose pigments shadows are such great shades. I also often avoid loose pigments but sometimes the shades are just so enticing like these. With setting spray on my lids, I can usually do OK tho’ I’m not so great at blending them. That green one is calling my name.

  4. Betzy Carmona says

    The packaging is so pretty

  5. Cassie Liz says

    What a cute little kit they have here! I love the colours – some deeper, richer colours than others I’ve seen. Will have to check this brand out

  6. What a pretty makeup kit. Those loose shadows and the highlighter are calling my name.

  7. These products all look really nice! They are very flattering for your skin tone.

  8. FabZilla_Kath says

    I am curious to try those liquid lipsticks. The packaging is so cute too

  9. I love the packaging and that motto! The colors are amazing and the lipsticks are a must have as well. Really loving the shimmer on those eye shadows!

  10. I love the looks of that red pigment!!!

  11. Your eyes really stand out with the makeup and look so pretty.I’m not a huge fan of the loose pigments either. I always end up with glitters on my cheek. But the whole Smolder line looks so fun.

  12. Such a cute package! I think I may have heard of this brand but I really like those lippies!!

  13. Pam from Wine and Lavender says

    Umm… I’d LOVE to unleash my Inner Goddess, too! Cute packaging and I love the lip colors.

  14. SavvyMomNYC - Ker says

    Love the colors that are available in the Smolder Cosmeticcs. I have never heard of them before and will have to check them out.

  15. I wouldn’t normally associate Cincinnati with a makeup shade, but this one is lovely!

  16. HilLesha says

    This is my first time hearing about this brand, but I like what I see so far. Those colors are so fun and vibrant!

  17. I think these colors look amazing on you and I’m glad to read that you found a liquid lipstick that actually works for you

  18. Shelley Polarbelle says

    Gosh, the products look fantastic! All of them.

  19. Cincinnati is so beautiful!

  20. I love the look of the liquid lipstick tubes so unusual and those loose powder pots are stunning colours x

  21. Amanda Love says

    I’ve never heard of the brand! I feel sorry for myself for not hearing about them sooner. I think the matte lipsticks are awesome and there’s just so much to love about the line!

  22. It’s so rare to find a matte lip that isn’t drying. that STAYS! The shades are beautiful!

  23. Jeanine @ says

    I haven’t ever heard of Smolder before. It looks like an interesting brand. I don’t use make up really, but I think those are some pretty lip shades!

  24. Brittany Muddamalle says

    Wow I love these colors so much@ The pink is my favorite! I’ve been obsessed with these colors lately so I need these!

  25. What lovely colors! I seriously need to get myself a highlighter. 🙂 I absolutely love the green, my eyes are green, I wonder if that would look good on me.?. Although, I’ve read purple looks good on green eyes… it doesn’t matter to me, I like all colors on my eyes. 🙂

  26. I love the unique packaging of those liquid lippies – and Cincinnati is such a dream shade!

  27. I have never tried anything from Smolder before! Their packaging looks really nice. I will have to check them out.

  28. Lisa Marie Heath says

    I am loving the lippie packaging! So cute!

  29. Those liquid lipsticks look absolutely stunning!

  30. This is the first time I’ve heard of Smolder Cosmetics. Totally love the beautiful colors and glittery. Perfect for summer months!

  31. This is the first time hearing of smolder cosmetics and I love the look of the liquid lipsticks. I love the pigmented colours x

  32. The shapes of the bottles are reason enough to love these! Those liquid lipsticks look awesome! I’d love to try these.

  33. I am makeup-obsessed, so I would love to check out Smolder. I love the packaging for the lipsticks! All those colors are just stunning.

  34. Reesa Lewandowski says

    I am loving these cosmetics! They’re so bright and fun and I really enjoyed seeing them in use on you!

  35. Rachel Catherine says

    Those colors look so fun. I expected them to be colors that would be really bright but I like how they looks so natural on you.

  36. CourtneyLynne Storms says

    This is the first time I’ve heard of smolder cosmetics!!! So many pretty colors. I definitely need to get my hands on a few of these


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