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2017
11
May

Spring 2017 Pantone Fashion Color Report: Featuring our NEW Pop-Up Palette™!

    Every seasonal change provides its own unique inspiration for artistic industries to create their next big idea. The design, fashion and beauty industries alike draw creativity from the Pantones color report, a seasonal report on trending new hues. The spring 2017 report contains 10 diverse shades from bright and vivid to more down to earth cool tones. The chosen colors resemble a mix of both nature and the spring fashion runways.    ...
2017
04
May

How To: The OFRA X NikkieTutorials Collection

  It's safe to say you're all LOVING the OFRA X NikkieTutorials Collection. After an intial sellout of the entire collection and a successful relaunch, the social team wanted to show you our go-to looks from the collection! We recently released all the collection items individually so you can pick and choose your favorites! There is so much versatility in this collaboration: Spell is a neon coral, Coven is a soft metallic brown, Nude Potion is the...
2017
02
May

Makeup Trends from the 2017 Met Gala

  I always look forward to the first Monday in May. The Met Gala, an annual fundraiser for The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, is often referred to as the Super Bowl for the fashion industry. Each year, designers and their muses come out for a celebrity-packed event sporting elaborate ensembles and carefully crafted makeup looks. Last year's Met Gala ignited all kinds of beauty inspiration for the following year. This particular kind of red carpet is where trends are...
2017
26
April

OFRA x NIKKIETUTORIALS Collection is BACK!

After a tremendously successful first launch, the OFRA X NIKKIE TUTORIALS collaboration - containing three unique long lasting liquid lipsticks and one versatile highlighter - is back for round two! That’s right! As of today, April 26th at 1pm EST we are relaunching this beautiful collection. With so many amazing reviews and requests from Nikkie’s subscribers and fans, we have decided to bring back the collection with the option to buy all items either individually...
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
12
April

Coachella-Inspired Makeup Lookbook

Coachella marks the kickoff to music festival season and it's right around the corner! Music festivals are synonymous with summer and the OFRA Team is ready for some much-needed sun. Thousands flock to festivals like Coachella to let loose and listen to talented music artists, however, the real fun lies in the people-watching. Fashion and beauty trendsetters are everywhere and they don't hold back the creativity.  Beauty bloggers are perhaps the best source of inspiration for creative...
2017
05
April

Lip Shades For Every Spring Trend

  This season’s hottest trends include bright pops of color, a fresh natural look, glitter makeup and glossy lips and lids. We’ve selected our top long lasting liquid lipsticks that complement each of these trends and a few other products to complete your spring look! Check out our runway “inspo” below!     Fluorescent shades of pink, orange and red on the lips against a bare makeup look instantly creates a fresh and youthful face....
2017
30
March

OFRA X NikkieTutorials: Inside the Collection

  by Justine D’Addio   The OFRA X NikkieTutorials collaboration is finally here! After months of preparation, OFRA Cosmetics is beaming with excitement to offer this set to Nikkie and OFRA fans alike. The collection comes just in time for the warmer months, containing seasonal shades to "highlight" your go-to summer 2017 makeup look.  Let's take a quick dive into the collection and explore each of these spellbinding items that all contain Nikkie's unique touch.     ...
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
21
March

Spring Essentials: Simplifying your Beauty Routine

by Justine D’Addio Yesterday was officially the first day of spring! You know what that means... it's time for some spring cleaning! Many people cull their wardrobes, clear out the garage or deep clean their homes which are all typically associated with the season's theme of renewal. The OFRA team, however, is anxious to finally switch up their makeup routines and experiment with brighter colors. With each new season comes new makeup trends and this year's...
2017
16
March

Metallics Are Back!

  That’s right! Many of you have asked if we were bringing back our limited edition Metallic Liquid Lipsticks and OFRA has decided to relaunch our most highly requested shades! These include two long lasting liquid lipsticks from our Summer Metallics Trio (Versailles and Monaco) as well as one duo chrome (Wonderland) and one triple chrome liquid lippie (Emerald City)! (From left to right: Monaco, Emerald City, Wonderland, and Versailles. Photo by @makeabella) We’ve been...
2017
10
March

Off The Runway: Spring Beauty Trends

  I don't know about you, but I'm ready for some spring makeup looks. The spring 2017 fashion shows have solidified the newest beauty trends for the upcoming season and we're LOVING the results. The OFRA social media team couldn't wait to try our hands at this season's IT looks and we took our inspiration straight from the runway.   Each day this week a team member recreated a runway beauty trend (from THIS Harper's...
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
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
27
February

Get the Look: Oscars Beauty

    Yes, this year's Oscars will go down in history for its shocking Best Picture mix-up in the show's final moments. But one thing that was NOT amiss was the red carpet beauty. Hollywood's stars and their glam squads did not disappoint, rocking a plethora of gorgeous and unconventional beauty looks. We rounded up the top trends you can flaunt in real life and the products to recreate them. Because everyone should feel like...