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It’s Carnival!

Each year thousands of men and women travel across the globe for carnival season. From the Islands, to Europe, and North America, everyone wants to get in on the massive fetes.  Some of the biggest festivals are held in places like Brazil, Trinidad, Toronto and Barbados where our favorite Bad Gyal, Rihanna, recently showed up and showed out as usual! Ms. Fenty has served us with gorgeous Crop Over festival looks in the past, and this year she turned it up with a fabulous feathered frock .  In honor of the festivities, we’re highlighting a few global brands that have all the shades you need to create your own Carnival-inspired looks.

Pure Jewels Eye

This Trinidad and Tobago-based brand knows a thing or two about Carnival. Founded in 1979 by Satyakama “Kama” Maharaj, Sascha Cosmetics features a full line of makeup products with vibrant, bold colors to compliment every skin tone. Fun fact, the company was the official cosmetics brand for the 1999 Miss Universe Pageant and several other international beauty events. 

The Bad Ass

Gaëlle Cosmetics is a fresh, new and vibrant Jamaican brand founded by Safyle Reid. A reflection of Jamaica’s diverse culture and rich heritage, the line embodies the country’s motto, “Out of Many, One People.” Her first collection features 38 eye-catching colors fit for a Carnival Queen! Made of the highest quality ingredients, Gaëlle Cosmetics are long lasting, cruelty free, non-toxic, water resistant and paraben free. 

The Masquerade Eye Pallete

Juvia’s Place, created by Chichi Eburu, celebrates the rebels, rulers and queens of the African kingdoms. With packaging, colors, designs, andshade names inspired by her homeland of Nigeria, Juvia’s Place offers the richest, most vibrantly-pigmented essentials for the eyes, face and lips. 

Luz & Glow Highlighter Duo 
In 2017 Joane Rosario and Leslie Valdiva launched Vive Cosmetics to celebrate their Latinx culture. The founders hail from Puerto Rico and Mexico and worked to ensure their products aptly serve a wide array of skin tones and feature diverse Latinx models in their brand campaigns. Try their Lux & Glow Highlighter Duo available in two luminous shades, “Reina” and “Diosa”- it’ll add the perfect punch toany Carnivale Glow Up!

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