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2017
13
June

Eyebrows Through the Decades

  Brows are the defining feature of the face; they’re the curtains to the eyes’ windows.  Nowadays, full brows are embraced and celebrated, a stark contrast from the overly plucked brows of the 90s and 2000s.  For many decades, brows have been growing and shrinking based on the style shown by celebrities everywhere from the silver screen and the stage to the runway.  To see the trend of time, check out this flashback to the...
2017
19
May

OFRA in ULTA: Snag Your Cult Faves Online

  OFRA in ULTA: Snag Your Cult Faves Online   (photo cred: @ultabeauty) OFRA products have officially made their way to Ulta Beauty online since our big partnership announcement last month! In case you haven’t heard, Ulta now carries a variety of cult OFRA products that are exclusively available online as a part of their prestige cosmetics. Thirty of OFRA’s most popular long lasting liquid lipstick shades, three ultra-pigmented highlighters and some of our other...
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
24
March

Making the Most of Your Makeup Stash

  by Mariel Fernandez   Spring has sprung and while you’re probably doing lots of spring cleaning this season and hopefully tossing any expired products, we’ve got some additional tips on how you can save more pennies and salvage the last of your winter makeup. Quality makeup and skincare is not cheap and should be savored, right? Read on to find out how to make the most of your coveted products.   It’s all about...
2017
09
March

Best Uses for Lipliner

  Best Uses for Lipliner (@agapelovegirl Wearing @OFRAcosmetics 'Mauve' Lipliner & 'Pasadena' Liquid Lipstick as shown in our previous blog post -Six Tips to Achieve a Full Pout!)   If you’re like me, I never thought of using lipliner before I started working for a cosmetics company. I never saw the point. As I started to learn more about lip application techniques, lipliner has become a staple item in my bag! Lipliner is a preference. Some...
2017
17
February

Date Night Makeup

  Love is still in the air after celebrating Valentine’s Day (or Gal-entines Day) so I’ve pulled some inspiration to create a wine and deep brown smokey eye using our Dazzling Diamonds Eyeshadow Palette and some other great OFRA products to help tie it all together!   To start I applied some clear tape to the sides of my eyes to make sure I get a sharp even line.   Next I took the “Millennium...
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...
2016
05
December

Unexpected Holiday Trends

  Unexpected Holiday Trends   Trends for the current winter season have been surprising to say the least. While the classic red lip and black winged liner will always be a holiday makeup staple, there are a few rebellious trends on the rise for winter. Neon colors, glossy lips and glowing skin– although commonly associated with summer trends – have made a huge mark on the winter beauty scene. It is refreshing to see so...
2016
30
November

Fall Favorites

  Fall Favorites Inspired by Pantones Fashion Color Report for Fall 2016     (Colors From L to R: Riverside, Airy Blue, Sharkskin, Aurora Red, Warm Taupe, Dusty Cedar, Lush Meadow, Spicy Mustard, Potters Clay and Bodacious”)   The Fall 2016 Pantone color palette is described as “A Unity of Strength, Confidence and Complexity” inspired by the desire to emit the qualities of tranquility, strength and optimism inspired by the Blue family.  You’ll also see...
2016
28
October

Easy DIY Halloween Makeup

  Easy DIY Halloween Makeup Simple Go-To Looks using OFRA!   We’ve been seeing some fa-BOO-lous Halloween looks using OFRA Cosmetics all over Instagram this month!  Need a last minute makeup idea or have multiple Halloween events to attend? The OFRA Social Media Team has you covered. If you follow OFRA on Instagram (@ofracosmetics), you would have seen some of our favorite Halloween-inspired looks posted to our feed. The team was live on Periscope last...
2016
05
August

Brow Dos and Don’ts

Brow Dos and Don’ts   Some of us may have had bad waxing experiences, accidentally having them over plucked or shaped too thin; Maintaining your eyebrows yourself is something we should all practice so we can always keep those bad boys in shape! But harsh lines and sparsely filled-in brows are not the way to go!  Eyebrows are essential to your everyday look. Especially here in Florida where it always feels like summer, the heat will have...
2016
01
July

Red White and Beautiful for Independence Day

Red White and Beautiful for Independence Day Why not try something new this  4th of July? As we celebrate freedom with family and friends this holiday, we can experiment with our own star spangled look that is perfect for barbecues, picnics and patriotic concerts. Beauty doesn’t have to be basic! Do you typically reach for red lip gloss, white eyeliner and blue eye shadow? How about creating your own fireworks with blue lips, red blush, and...
2016
20
June

OFRA’s Ultimate Multitaskers

OFRA’s Ultimate Multitaskers Beauty solutions that work overtime for you! Makeup lovers generally believe one can never own too many beauty products. While there are some fabulous makeup collection videos on YouTube, beauty gurus would most likely admit to utilizing only a small percentage of their entire collection. OFRA has some insider tips on investing in quality multi-functional products that will save you time and effort. By doing so, you can selectively curate your makeup...