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2017
28
December

The Best and Worst Trends of 2017

    This year came in fierce and has almost blown right past us. What a year! Am I right? From some of the most loved trends to some of the worst we have seen, (nostril hair extensions? Yuck!). We’re giving you a roundup of some of our faves from over the year and just to balance it out, some of our unloved ones too. Worst of 2017: Unicorn Everything- enough with the unicorn looks!...
2017
08
December

Zodiac Holiday Gift Guide

Gift giving is not always the easiest and we’d hate to get a gift for someone we thought they’d like and turns out they end up returning it or exchanging for something else. We want it to be thoughtful and may be of some significance for that person. Have they been complimenting your lipstick every time you wear it? Maybe they’ve been raving about a new trend they want to try. Things like this can...
2017
30
November

How to Convert Any Eye Look to Fit Your Eye Shape

Hooded, rounded, mono-lid, almond: these are just a few of the many different eye shapes that exist. It’s crazy to think that there are so many different eye shapes, but these differences make makeup even more exciting and dynamic because it allows us all to customize looks in order to make them our own. With that in mind, have you ever watched a tutorial, followed it step-by-step, and have it come out looking a little...
2017
04
August

Fast and Flawless: Back to School Makeup Routine

  Fast and Flawless: Back to School Makeup Routine   Going back to school is either one of two things for students: dreaded or exciting.  Getting back into the routine of getting up early and sitting in class all day can be pretty torturous, and the best way to combat the monotony of a school routine is to create a routine that makes you want to pop right out of bed in the morning.  That...
2017
21
July

How To Enhance Your Favorite Feature With The OFRA Social Media Team

  With the rise of selfies, Instagram and Snapchat, we are constantly reminded that society wants us to look a certain way. Here at OFRA, we embrace what makes us unique and showcase these features! I headed to our Social Media Department to ask the ladies there what they love most about themselves and how they show it off! They've chosen two favorite features and talk about how they enhance them using OFRA. Gabby “To...
2017
14
July

Modernizing Swingin’ 60s Mod Makeup for Summer

The sixties were a revolutionary time, especially when it came to makeup.  Due to this period of experimentation, the sixties were filled with some of the most intriguing makeup looks of the twentieth century.  After years of fairly bland, manicured makeup that consisted of thin brows, powdered faces, and red lips, the sixties widened the world of makeup by adding pops of color and graphic design into the mix.  There were the good looks of...
2017
12
July

Get That Look: Jennifer Lopez

    JLo always has the best red-carpet makeup looks.  This particular one from the 2017 Grammys is a little different from her usual bronzey look, but is the perfect example of how to seamlessly and sophisticatedly incorporate color into your eye looks.  Although the look is smokey, the highlight, lip, and eye colors make it fresh and perfect for summer.  Who knew purple and peach would go so well together?  This look makes for a...
2017
30
June

Get To Know The OFRA Social Media Team!

 (From L to R: Carine, Kate, Gabby, & Mariel)  Its National Social Media Day and we’re getting personal with the Social Media team here at OFRA. We’ve asked a few makeup related and non-makeup related questions and we’ve definitely learned a bunch of new things about each other, keep reading if you’re interested to find out more about the team behind OFRA!         "Any type of brow product. I will go days...
2017
27
June

Happy National Beauticians Day!

  If you didn’t know already, today is National Beautician's Day, and we’re celebrating by learning some skincare tips from Ofra herself! For those of you who don’t already know Ofra, the founder of OFRA Cosmetics is a licensed esthetician with over 30 years of experience in the industry.  She has had salons all over the globe and has worked on thousands of clients. Ofra cultivated all of this experience and started OFRA Cosmetics with...
2017
20
June

Summer Approved Makeup

  Summer officially starts this week and here in South Florida, we’ve already begun to experience the 90 degree weather on a regular basis (and of course some rain fall too!). It can be tough finding the perfect makeup routine when you have to be more conscious of your makeup potentially sliding off and melting away throughout the summer days; trust us- we know!   Whether kicking it poolside with friends, laying out by the...
2017
14
June

Graduate in Style

  Happy Grad Season!   If you happen to be graduating soon, congratulations! I’m sure you’ve been wondering about what kind of makeup you want to do for your big day. Hitting a milestone this big deserves a killer look, and let’s not forget about the hundreds of pictures you will look back on from years to come. Trust me, you want to look flawless. Whether you want to go full glam, or just elevate...
2017
02
June

Ofras Top Six Summer Skin Care Essentials

    We all know Memorial Day basically leads the way into summer. For many, school is almost over, you may have just graduated, or maybe you’re on summer break and ready to kick off the season in full swing. If you’re not part of our Snap Fam, you missed out on a one on one snap session with Ofra herself, as she gave us her top summer skin care product essentials to get you...
2017
14
April

Monochromatic Makeup: Spring Pastels

  Monochromatic makeup has been appearing everywhere lately, particularly on the red carpet! The beauty of this trend is selecting one color for your eyes, cheeks and lips that also tends to match your outfit. With the wave of a brush and minimal effort, you too can create a trendy monochromatic makeup look! We are particularly loving the following spring-inspired pastel shades that are currently the rage among celebrity makeup artists.   Peach is turning...
2017
03
March

Makeup Expiration: How to Check Shelf Life

    All cosmetics have different shelf life ranges. Some products last longer than others and some will expire before your other products do. It’s important to know what your products shelf life are because expired products can cause skin irritations, bacterial infections and break outs - a girl’s worst nightmare! Often, you can find a symbol of a jar on the product itself or on the packaging it comes in. The number on the...
2017
13
January

Gym Approved Makeup

  Gym Makeup How to wear makeup at the gym without it being super noticeable     Many of us are already trying to keep up with our personal New Year’s resolutions. Common resolutions include waking up earlier, sticking to a workout regime and generally taking better care of our bodies inside and out!   There are no rules when it comes to makeup… except to always remove it before bed. We all have the...