by dailykongfidence

Last week I had the honor and privilege of hosting an event with one of my favorite clean, makeup brands, STARE Cosmetics at Here & Now in Los Angeles. It was an intimate evening filled with old friends, new friends, makeup demos, and great conversation. Check out the video below for the evening’s highlights.

Let’s STARE 8.8.19 from The Collective Affair on Vimeo.

I first learned about STARE Cosmetics at an International Women’s Day lunch hosted by The Collective Affair. How fitting that STARE Cosmetics is a company run by empowering women who developed a makeup brand with estheticians to bring quality skincare into makeup. Using less unnecessary fillers, harmful chemicals and dyes as possible, STARE Cosmetics products focus on better and healthier ingredients to keep balance between skincare and makeup.

The reason I was drawn to STARE Cosmetics as a brand is not only because it is a clean, beauty brand and their products are cruelty, gluten, and paraben-free. STARE Cosmetics is not only skin-deep, it goes way beyond that. STARE Cosmetics is committed to developing products that benefit the long-term use of their customers’ skin. It is makeup that allows you to first feel confident in your skincare while also enhancing your features. And, did I mention that the brand is 77% vegan? I mean, seriously you can’t get a brand better than this!

Coleen Janeway, Global Ambassador Consultant for STARE Cosmetics with Helene Roy

I put major effort into what I put into my body as well as onto my skin. My skincare routine consists of products from many clean beauty brands, however, prior to STARE Cosmetics, I wasn’t as mindful of the makeup I was putting on top of my skincare regimen. It dawned on me that I was spending all this time and money on skincare to only put on makeup with harmful chemicals! Since our skin is our biggest organ and absorbs what we put on it, making an educated choice of clean products is crucial to look and feel our best. 

To look and feel my best, I need my skin to glow. I achieve that glow by taking good care of my skin while also using quality makeup that allows my skin to shine. Some of my favorite STARE Cosmetics products include the Sheer Veil Foundation which is lightweight to medium coverage that is water-based and has Vitamin E to improve elasticity. I love the glow this foundation gives to my face. In addition, the perfect finish to the foundation is their Mineral Loose Foundation. I use it also separately as powder for when I want to have more “bare-faced” day. For some added glow and highlight I use the Trifecta Cream Hi-Lites. The cream-to-powder shimmer is perfect for the cheekbones, nose bridge, and even eyelids! I love that it is multi-purpose and a little goes a long way. Brows are also my thing, without them I feel naked. The Brow Instafix provides the secret to thick, dense looking brows that stay on! The brush is shaped to provide that full look. And finally, I love a natural lip with a bit of Glitter Gloss. With ingredients like Golden Seaweed to help reduce DNA damage and Brown Algae to help stimulate collagen, my lips are hydrated, not sticky, and shine without looking too done.

So the question has been asked “How do you choose which brands to work with when you receive numerous pitches daily?”

It’s simple. The brands I decide to partner with have to resonate with my beliefs and have to be products I would feel 100% confident about sharing with my family and friends. After discovering STARE Cosmetics, I can honestly say that now my mom uses STARE Cosmetic products, my sisters also use STARE makeup, and I am convinced that everyone that tries their products will start using some type of STARE Cosmetics makeup.

Guests, including Sara, checking out the STARE Cosmetics table

This event was so incredible and I loved meeting faces that I’ve only seen on Instagram and sharing such an empowering brand with them. While STARE Cosmetics is still a growing brand, it is one of those that once you try, you will become passionate about. Thank you to The Collective Affair for including me in this amazing opportunity to work with STARE Cosmetics and share their products.

Catching up with Coleen Janeway and @ShaktiSpirit
With Ferial Moloo of The Collective Affair
Guests mingling before the makeup demonstration
Guests listening to the Q&A with Vilte and myself
@hairylittlethings, @pearlsteffie, @lexialcala, @thesophiejeanblog, @erinceili
@lesley_kim, @vilte, and friend
Cheers to STARE Cosmetics!
All about that s’mores inspired cocktail!
Finally met @pearlsteffie in real life!
Beautiful friend and blogger @bysheree
Beauties @erinceili and thesophiejeanblog

And thank you to all those that came out to support and learn more about STARE Cosmetics! If you haven’t already, try it, use it, love it. Your skin will thank you.

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June Sunwoo August 19, 2019 - 9:59 am

Wow, looks like such a fun event and congrats on hosting. I haven’t heard about Stare Cosmetics before, but definitely love that they are good for your skin. Checking out your recommendations now as I am looking for a new foundation and powder! Thanks!

dailykongfidence August 19, 2019 - 8:20 pm

Yay, glad you are looking into them. Let me know what you think when you try them!

Jean Lee August 19, 2019 - 10:01 am

I remember you first shared this with us and mom in Paris for Mother’s Day! I’ve been using the powder and the palettes since then and love them! They don’t make me breakout and lasts all day in the Texas heat!

dailykongfidence August 19, 2019 - 8:21 pm

Yeah, mom loves the products too and you know how picky she is with her makeup because she has such excellent skin. Love that STARE products don’t make up breakout because I know how much you workout and how hot it is there.

Elizabeth Tran August 19, 2019 - 1:24 pm

Had so much fun at the event, and I was so happy to be able to meet you in real life, Christine! <3 🙂 And I love STARE Cosmetics and all of their products as well!

XO, Elizabeth T.

dailykongfidence August 19, 2019 - 8:24 pm

Thanks so much for coming out Elizabeth! It was nice to finally meet you in person too. Glad you love their products and let me know which are your faves!

Jessica August 19, 2019 - 11:52 pm

This looks lovely indeed. I need to try this. And wow, looks like a really fun event!

Jessica | notjessfashion.com

dailykongfidence August 20, 2019 - 3:43 pm

Thanks Jess! It was so fun and great to spread awareness about this incredible brand!

sepatuholig August 20, 2019 - 12:44 am

They have great color collections…
IG @gracenjio

dailykongfidence August 20, 2019 - 3:44 pm

Yes, STARE Cosmetics definitely have great colors! They even have colors especially for summer, fall, and other seasons.

Naya August 20, 2019 - 3:04 am

I’ve never seen this line before, but boy oh boy, I do love a good natural makeup. Lipsticks in particular look quite nice! Thanks a lot for the brand intro xx


Allie Mackin August 20, 2019 - 9:55 am

Oh this cosmetics look truly wonderful. I had not hear of them. Thanks for the introduction

Allie of

Radi August 20, 2019 - 10:30 pm

This is the first time I hear of Stare cosmetics. It looks like such a wonderful event.


dailykongfidence August 23, 2019 - 12:16 pm

They are a smaller, indie brand but gaining recognition among celebrities and fashion shows lately too because of how great their ingredients are in their makeup. They are affordable and non toxic so it’s a great brand to check out!

nerline August 21, 2019 - 4:36 pm

I absolutely love the colors of these lipsticks. I love clean beauty, but this is my first time learning about this brand.

dailykongfidence August 23, 2019 - 12:16 pm

They have amazing lip colors as well as palettes. I personally love their glosses. All their lippies are hydrating and last!

Ivana Split August 22, 2019 - 8:51 am

congrats on hosting! Star cosmetics brand sounds amazing. Quality make up products are important because they help us take care of our skin. So great both your mother and sister are using Star cosmetics, that is a great recommendation.

dailykongfidence August 23, 2019 - 12:17 pm

For sure! Especially as we age, we definitely need to be mindful of the products we use on our skin including makeup!

Jenelle August 22, 2019 - 6:29 pm

Yay! Aw, I love seeing the events you go to over there, or co-host! Look at you go! Stare sound good, it’s insane the kind of chemicals we end up putting onto our skin without knowing what they can do.
Thank you for sharing hon. xx Jenelle | inspiringwit.com

dailykongfidence August 23, 2019 - 12:18 pm

Awww thanks Jenelle! So true, I didn’t even think about makeup but it makes sense. We should realize the ingredients in makeup brands we used to use and be more aware and use quality products!

Cindy August 23, 2019 - 11:54 am

Wow, this seems like such a great event to have been at and congratulations on hosting! I’ll definitely check out STARE, I haven’t heard of them yet. It looks so pretty!
Thanks for sharing!

Cindy http://www.sincerelycindy.com

dailykongfidence August 23, 2019 - 12:19 pm

Hi Cindy! I am glad to introduce you to STARE Cosmetics then! It’s definitely a brand that everyone should hear about. They are amazing and my mom was just recently saying how she gets compliments everytime she uses their foundation and loose powder too!

Margot August 25, 2019 - 6:25 am

This event looks like so much fun and theses products look so good.
It makes me want to try all theses pretty shades of lipsticks.

Nina August 25, 2019 - 6:21 pm

Wow this event looked like so much fun! Those lipsticks look so pretty!
xx- Nina

Zorica August 27, 2019 - 1:21 am Reply
Kiran August 29, 2019 - 1:42 pm

I haven’t heard of this brand, the lipsticks look lovely and the event looks like it was such a great time. Everyone looks stunning! Thank you for sharing xx

ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

ashlee stuart October 7, 2019 - 8:27 am

This looks like it was such a great event! I’ve never heard of this brand, so I’m going to have to look into them!

Ashlee | https://www.maybeafterbrunch.com


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