Hey beauties, Tarah here!


If you’re into saving the planet…or if you’re just an obsessed makeup junkie, Velvet 59 is for you. The vegan and cruelty free cosmetic line recently launched in 10 Ricky’s NYC stores! They currently hold the entire line-up of Velvet 59 products, such as Matte to the Max liquid lipsticks, full lipstick and lipgloss collection, Contour is a Girl’s Best Friend Palette, The Exotic Lotus Palette, the full lipstick and lipgloss collection, and the Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara.


Velvet 59 is the makeup line of 23-year-old, Paris Manning who aims to tie in today’s beauty with vintage glamour. This is primarily illustrated through her catchy product names to the images and fonts she uses on the boxes, containers and labels.

Manning’s all for serving Marilyn Monroe realness.

And with good cause!

I had the chance to try on Kai-Lea Matte to the Max Liquid Lipstick and I fell in love with how smooth it glided on and how long it lasted throughout my day. I have a love-hate relationship with matte lip products but I loved how this one didn’t tighten or dry my lips. The rich liquid-matte color was actually quite moisturizing. Later, I found out that the lippie is infused with Sacha Inchi oil from the Amazonian rainforest to lock in hydration. It also has rich source of vitamin E to help keep your lips moist yet matte all day!
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Don’t like matte? No problem. Manning also has several shades of Velvet Rose Lip Gloss for a “my-lipgloss-is-poppin” look.

Although I only got to try the matte liquid lipstick, I particularly had my eyes on the contour kit. Velvet 59’s new palette, Contour is a Girl’s Best Friend, has shades from fair to dark (even usable for women of color!) Regardless of the shape of your face, this cream to powder kit makes it super easy to highlight and contour. It even sets matte! Like, come on. Who doesn’t want their contour to last throughout the day?

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The Exotic Lotus Palette is filled with pretty, ultra-pigmented colors that glide on your eyelids velvety-smooth and blend well. The shimmer and shine call for a major glo up.

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I believe in lashes flourishing, too, which is why I couldn’t just let you go without talking about the Velvet 59 My Fair Lashes Mascara. With this product, you may even just skip the false lash application. The mascara is fast drying and smudge-proof, lengthening and thickening your natural lashes for a long-wear. The new magical wand additionally reaches for the smallest of lashes without smudging that pretty face of yours.

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Clearly I am in love but willing to give Velvet 59 a try? Animal lovers, you guys can’t say no!


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