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Brand Overview: OFRA Cosmetics + Giveaway!






It's been ages since I last wrote a brand overview post and I've been itching to get back into it! I discovered OFRA late last year when I got an eyebrow pencil by them in an Ipsy bag. It's been love ever since and I've been exploring the brand more fully lately. OFRA Cosmetics was created by Ofra Gaito and really got it's start in 1994. The brand includes both skincare and makeup, but I've only really explored the makeup side of things. 

By far my favorite product has to be the Universal Brow Pencil. It's the creamiest pencil I've used and works incredibly well to fill in my eyebrows every morning. The color is perfect for my brow color and it lasts the entire day without smudging or disappearing.

The BB Cream is also surprisingly good. I've tried my fair share of BB creams and tinted moisturizers as I prefer a lighter base and this one is up there with my favorites. It's easy to blend, doesn't have a weird smell, and gives just the right amount of light coverage without looking out of place or streaky. It's hydrating but I wouldn't say overly so. I got the shade light and it blends in effortlessly to my slightly darker than light but still pretty pale skin tone. 

I wasn't overly crazy about the Dark Brown Eyeliner when I first starting using it. But after a couple of uses the product warmed up, dulled a bit, and it became much easier to use. I've been using it on my lower lash line and smudging it out for more definition around my eyes. It has a decent staying power, but won't last a full day.

If you're looking for a bright, pigmented blush OFRA's "Paradise Pink" is just that. The most pigmented blush I've ever used, hands down. Like an idiot I put what I thought was a normal amount of blush on my brush and ended up looking like a clown the first time I gave this blush a go. A light hand is a must, but the color is beautiful. It also lasts all day. I love how big the packaging is as well. I'm sure it'll stink for the travelers out there, but I barely go anywhere so I can bask in its grandeur at my beauty desk. 

Although "Rendezvous" is technically a pressed  blush as well, I've loved using this orange/brown shade to mix things up in the eye shadow department. I'm sure it would make for a great, darker blush as well, but I love how it looks on the lids swept in a haphazard fashion on days where I'm keeping things minimal. It really brings out my blue eyes and I love how it's not the typical neutral shade.

The pigmentation game is strong with OFRA's lipsticks. "Fuchsia" in particular is one of the most pigmented lipsticks I've ever used and the dark berry color makes it all the more vibrant. "Plum" isn't far from it, but leans more on the frosty side of things rather than in your face color. They're creamy and have serious staying power. I like to dab them on my lips for a more subdued look, but it wouldn't take much to build things up for a bold statement lip. The lipstick color range is also fantastic. Lots of pretty pinks I wouldn't dare try to wear.

If you haven't tried OFRA Cosmetics products yet I definitely recommend that you do! It's a brand I'm still discovering and one that definitely has some gems in its product range. And for a bonus I'm giving away the majority of the products I talked about to one of my lovely readers! 


You could win everything in this photo!! The giveaway will be open internationally for one week. If you're under 18-years-old be sure to have parental consent to enter.


Good luck!

xoxo Kayla

2 comments

  1. Never heard of this brand before, but it looks really lovely - especially both blushes and lipsticks. Will have to check them out :)
    Ana Ina | Lovely Little Luxuries Blog

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  2. Love the look of this brand, I definitely need to check it out!

    Mia xx
    http://miararaa.blogspot.co.uk/

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