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2019
01
July

5 BENEFITS OF VITAMIN C FOR YOUR SKIN

Vitamin C has become a staple in many skincare products and I’m sure many of you have heard claims that Vitamin C is great for your skin (and it is!), but you’re not quite sure why? Or maybe you want to start doing some good for your skin and don't know where to start? Check out this guide to Vitamin C and see where this miracle ingredient fits into your skin care routine. How Can...
2019
27
June

OFRA'S 1 YEAR REBRAND ANNIVERSARY

One year ago, OFRA Cosmetics got the ultimate glow up while simultaneously entering more than 500 Ulta retail stores across the nation! As we celebrate one year since the rebrand, it’s the perfect time to reminisce on the history of how OFRA Cosmetics came to be. Pictured: Ofra and David Gaito Ofra Gaito is a therapist and makeup artist who entered the beauty industry in 1979. By 1994, Ofra and David Gaito created their own...
2019
26
June

BEAUTY SECRETS FROM PROFESSIONAL BEAUTICIANS

 Today, June 26th, it’s time to celebrate National Beautician’s Day, for those wonderful people who help us look even more beautiful than we already are! So of course, they deserve to be appreciated on their special day. Beauticians go to school and train to keep up with the latest styles, the best products, treatments, and techniques in the beauty industry. What better way to learn the best beauty secrets than asking them directly? I spoke...
2019
24
June

Instagram Picks

WHAT WE DID After relaunching our 17-shade lip gloss collection we decided we wanted to do something super special that we had never attempted before. Because we love our followers and their feedback, we had our Instagram tribe vote on creating a brand new lip gloss shade and name! Beauties, this was such a blast that we are looking forward to doing this again. It was so fun to get our creative juices flowing together. For those of...
2019
22
June

Top 5 Face Highlight Tools

There can never be too many ways to highlight your face. I mean the more the merrier right?! Get your sunglasses ready to protect you from that glow and let's dive into 5 unique ways in which you can apply your face and body highlight using our tools. Beauty, your glow is about to be out of this world!   1. Ever thought to use our Perfecting Puff to seamlessly blend our your highlight on your...
2019
20
June

OFRA PR GIVEAWAY

Last month we decided we wanted to gift 10 makeup bloggers/vloggers with official OFRA PR packages for the rest of the year. However, after an overwhelming amount of gorgeous and talented people we looked at - because truly you are ALL slaying - we narrowed it down to 10 Instagram winners and 10 twitter winners, for a total of 20. Each winner received a welcome PR package with a ton of goodies we felt was...
2019
17
June

3 Products for Healing Dry Lips

  I have always struggled with dry skin, dry patches, and dry lips. It felt like I was trying to find the right combination for achieving a refreshed lip that would last all day FOREVER. I was convinced it just wasn’t going to happen... THE MAGIC HAPPENED UNTIL I found the one and only Lip Exfoliator! This product changed everything for me, and it can for you too, Beauty. I didn’t realize how necessary it...
2019
17
June

FESTIVAL MAKEUP 101

  Festival season is here Beauties, so when it comes to makeup it’s time to go big or go home! If there is ever a time when you want to broaden your horizons and diversify your makeup choices, this is it. Festival season also means that the weather is most likely very hot and humid, so whether you are going for a colorful and dazzling look or something more subtle, you need makeup that will...
2019
14
June

YOUR GUIDE TO GLOSSES

  Dreaming of the perfect gloss for the upcoming hot summer months? One that’s not too sticky, but has staying power? Look no further because the OFRA Lip Glosses are THE product to turn to this summer. Heavier products like lipstick aren’t necessarily suitable for a summer day lounging by the pool, so glosses are the perfect product to add into your summer makeup routine. They have the perfect texture and feel almost like a...
2019
12
June

FATHER'S DAY PAMPER ROUTINE

  Want to spend some quality time with your dad on Father’s Day that doesn’t include watching sports? Pamper him with facials (maybe even by the pool!) that will make his skin glow. Put together a DIY coupon book that he can use to redeem personalized facials using his new favorite OFRA products.  What better way to say ‘I love you’ than with the promise of clean, hydrated skin!       Cleansing is an...
2019
10
June

7 STEPS TO NAIL THE NO-MAKEUP MAKEUP LOOK

  Doing my makeup usually involves me listening to music, drinking tea and looking up makeup looks for some inspo. It's pretty much a therapy session that could last up to two hours #SorryNotSorry. However, there are so many occasions in which I need to just get out the door ~mostly my own fault for hitting the snooze button until there’s no more time to snooze~ but I know I’m not the only one struggling...
2019
07
June

NATIONAL DONUT DAY

  How will you be celebrating National Donut Day? With a donut, no doubt, but what kind of donut exactly? Perhaps the NikkieTutorials Glazed Donut Highlighter? This yummy shade is one of my tried and true. Its frosty-white, pearlescent tones are almost as good, if not better, than a glazed donut.   APPLICATION I can truly say the first time I dipped into this stunning highlighter I was in awe over how creamy and pigmented...
2019
07
June

SNATCH YOUR LOOK FOR PRIDE

  The month of June rings in the important and enormously fun celebration of the LGBT community in the form of Pride!  Parades and events will take place all over the world, where outfits, accessories, and makeup will all be colorfully on-theme.  Warmer summer temperatures make it harder to keep rainbow eyeliner and the perfect highlighter from melting right off your face. That simply won’t do! Here are some must-have, weather-proof makeup products that will...
2019
05
June

CONGRATS GRAD: A TIMELINE OF MUST-HAVE SKINCARE TIPS

Summer is now upon us, which means that many high school, college, and graduate school commencement ceremonies are finally taking place.  Many are anticipating the day when they can throw their caps up in the air, but as it inches closer, the little details become more and more important. When you cross that stage, you will be photographed from almost every angle possible.  Your graduation makeup has to be intense enough to be seen while...
2019
03
June

WHAT IS CLEAN BEAUTY?

  We are all about clean beauty here at OFRA Cosmetics. Since the beginning of our existence, we have always created and manufactured a wide range of makeup and skincare products using only the finest, ethically-sourced ingredients available that will not harm our skin, that’s the OFRA way!   What do they Mean?    If you’re into makeup and skincare products, then you’ve probably heard or seen products labeled as vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and paraben-free...