Manna Kadar was the exclusive make-up sponsor for Style Fashion Week LA providing make-up for the runway shows. I first met Manna at Style Week LA and only got to hear briefly about her make-up line. Luckily, I got the chance to run into her several times after LA Fashion Week and got to know her on a more personal level. She's seriously someone you want at your events. She's professional and 100% about her business while being so fun to be around at the same time!
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I caught up with Manna in Miami during Swim Week and she was kind enough to sit and chat with me about some Manna Make-Up magic!
LFLL: First question is always a little generic, but can you tell us a little about Manna Kadar Cosmetics and what separates your products from the rest?/p>
Manna: After being in the beauty industry for 17 years, I discovered in a void in the marketplace for high quality, functional make-up that was long lasting and easy to apply. From that notion, Manna Kadar Cosmetics was born to keep women’s beauty simplified with my trademark 3 Step Make-Up System and 7 minute make-up routine.
LFLL: You showed me your 3-step magic to perfect lashes. Can you share with my readers the products you need to get those full lashes?
Manna: A fierce flutter is highly coveted and is remarkably easy to create with my Lash Primer and Extreme Curl Mascara. Simply sweep one coat of Lash Primer over and under the lashes and them apply the Extreme Curl Mascara for 50% more volume and curl. As an added bonus the lash primer can be used as a lash conditioner in the evening to promote healthy lash growth.
LFLL: I love that you simplify make-up. I’m so bad at putting make-up on myself. What’s the best way to get a natural made up face without caking on the product?
Manna: The key to keeping makeup natural is to use primers. Primers prep the area for stay put application. This is precisely why I created my 4-in-1 product called Prime Time, which acts as an eye & lip primer, in addition to a highlighter and concealer. Primers will eliminate the need for excessive touch ups and unnecessary products.
LFLL: For make-up noob’s like myself, what’s the basics that we should start with?
Manna: Other than using great primers, I am a firm believer in 3 staples:
1) Blush- This single product can give instant brightness and shape to your face. Find a shade that has some gold flecks in it to double as a highlighter (One of my faves from the line is The Big 0)
2) A Bold Lip Color- I never receive more compliments about my make-up than when I wear a bold color. I like to go with bright pinks, which is easy to incorporate in the day or evening. The color Pretty Smart is my go-to color.
3) A great eyeshadow palette. I am loving plums and purples for this season that look universally amazing on almost everyone. A great palette will allow you to go from day to night and take the guess work out of choosing colors.
LFLL: Lastly, in a career where your job is to basically enhance beauty, what is your definition of beauty?
Manna: I believe Confucius said it best “Everything has its beauty, but not everyone sees it.” Each woman is beautiful in their own way and I believe it is my job to give women the tools for them to be the best version of themselves they can possibly be.
Me, Manna and Luxe Swimwear designer Lisa Vogel roof top tanning in Miami! Shop more of Manna's products at: http://www.mannakadarcosmetics.com/. Thanks for taking the time to chat with me about some amazing products! Can't wait to see you at the next event!
Be. YOU. tiful.