The raw colors in your makeup.

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Instagram Shot: Prince Memorial at First Ave

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The @cityofminneapolis closed The street and the @prince memorial street party is packed by @firstavenue. (Pic repost @chuckumentary) #prince #rip #purplerain

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Instagram Shot: R&D lipstick

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R&D #lipstick in Supernova and Midnighter #makeup #mua #makeupjunkie #fashion #makeupporn #chemistry #science #beauty

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City Pages Best of the Twin Cities 2016

best of the twin cities 2016

Join us again this year at City Pages Best of the Twin Cities 2016!

Sample food from award-winning restaurants and pose on the red carpet. We’ll also have our lipstick girls there for you to sample ooh-la-la fancy lipstick from VOGUE-featured designer Samantha Rei’s Elixery collection.

Live music by Farewell Milwaukee, LOTT, and DJ Shannon Blowtorch.

Food by award winning Red Wagon Pizza Company, Barbette, Red Stag Supperclub, Kramarczuk’s, The Lone Grazer Creamery, Cosmos, Sea Salt Eatery, Maya Cuisine, and Sweet Science Ice Cream.

Drink samples from Vikre Distillery, Insight Brewing and St. Croix Vineyards.

Upgrade to VIP to get in early plus one hour of free drinks, premium seating and a sweet swag bag.

A portion of the proceeds benefit Ronald McDonald House.

General Admission: $25
VIP Tickets: $55
Get Tickets Here

Date: April 28, 2016
Time: 7-10 PM (VIP drinks at 6pm)

International Market Square
275 Market Street
Minneapolis, MN 55405

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Instagram Shot: #makeunder, by Fatima Olive for Elixery

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This color was designed in the lab by makeup artist Fatima Olive for The Shoot, Part II.

Want to see the inner workings of a professional fashion shoot? Join us at Shelter Studios on Saturday, April 15 to find out!

April 15, 2016
Shelter Studios
721 Harding St NE
Minneapolis, MN

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#makeunder, by Fatima Olive for Elixery launches tomorrow

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TOMORROW! Presenting #makeunder : A barely-there sheer #lipstick by @fatimaolivebeauty for The Shoot, Part II. Saturday, April 16 at 11 am @shelterstudios.

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Makeup look for Joynoelle, using Quantum and Black Ruby

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@joynoelle.atelier’s gorgeous looks with hair/makeup by @jlammie @fatimaolivebeauty @bhartisans @ingridkent1 @julieswensonphd / @sagal.45 #makeup #lipstick #fwmn

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Swirling up lipstick pigments for The Shoot, Part II

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Swirling up #lipstick pigments in the lab with @fatimaolivebeauty for #theshootmn2 #makeup #beauty #fashion #photo

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Mixing “Midnighter” lipstick – new grey violet from Samantha Rei’s id.ego collection.

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Samantha Rei Lipstick Collection – Vancouver Fashion Week


It was all kind of adorable.

We’ve been huge fans of Samantha Rei‘s fashion design for years, and we always seem to be in the same places at the same times. But it wasn’t until recently that we started talking – and found out we had a mutual art crush! So naturally, we decided to find out what one of our favorite designers would scheme up in the makeup lab.

Samantha’s work often leans toward a rainbow of color, and after the crazy rainbow we designed for the RollerGirls we were ready for anything she might throw at us.

But Samantha knew exactly what she wanted when she got to the lab – and it wasn’t a rainbow. Her id.ego Collection for Vancouver Fashion Week was themed around Samantha’s year-and-a-half long battle with depression, and her latest collection helped her overcome the black moods and grey days that she had suffered with for so long. Her collection of dresses are done in monochrome, with jewelry by Anhedonie and shoes by John Fluevog.

For makeup, she chose the blackest purple (Supernova). The deepest burgundy wine (Quantum). And a perfect grey violet (Midnighter). Her eyeshadows were gold and green/brown duochrome. It was gorgeous on the runway, and even with this year’s dramatic change in style Samantha is ever impeccably on trend.

Samantha Rei’s Limited Edition lipstick collection launches April 7, 2016 at her atilier on 707 3rd St N, Minneapolis, MN 55401, from 7-9 PM. Invite on Facebook here.

And now, without further ado, here is Samantha Rei’s id.ego Collection that launched on the runway at Vancouver Fashion Week. Enjoy!









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