IMAN Cosmetics Review

In celebration of the launch of the Sweet Temptations line from IMAN Cosmetics, several Wal-marts in Georgia will have in-store events on April 28th, 2012. Those who sign up will enjoy free makeovers from IMAN Cosmetics’ professional makeup artists, and a free gift with any purchase over $20. The event takes place from 1-3 pm, so if you live close to any of the areas hosting this great event you don’t want to miss out!

IMAN Cosmetics offers a full line of cosmetics that are designed for women of color. There are three basic shades to choose from: “Sand” if you have olive skin, “Clay” if you have dark olive skin to light brown skin, and “Earth” if you have medium to ebony brown skin.

IMAN Cosmetics was launched in 1994, and was founded by Chanel Iman, one of the most popular African American high fashion models. IMAN Cosmetics can be purchased online at or in stores and online at Seras, Ulta Beauty, Wal-mart, Target, or Walgreens. To find a location near you, click here.

The new Sweet Temptations Collection contains bronzing powder and 4 lip colors enriched with Vitamin E. 2 of the shades are more earthy and natural, and the other 2 have red/orange tones perfect for summer and spring. The compact is perfect to use on the go; it’s magnetic, and there is a mirror inside of it to make sure you are picture perfect.

In addition to trying out one of the new color palettes from the Sweet Temptations Collection, I also tried out Perfect Mascara, Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick, Perfect Lip Pencil, and Perfect Eye Pencil.

I loved the Perfect Mascara because it did not clump or flake off throughout my day. It took a few applications to get the look I wanted, but I was definitely pleased with the overall effect.

I have constantly dry looking lips, so I tend to wear more lip gloss than lipstick so that my dry lips are less noticeable. The Luxury Moisturizing Lipstick is more matte than I prefer, so in order to make it work for me I had to put some shiny gloss over it.

The Perfect Lip Pencil glides on smoothly and easily, and creates perfect lines to accentuate the shape of your lips. I also love the lid of the lip pencil because doubles as a sharpener. This is a great feature!

The Perfect Eye Pencil also provides a perfectly smooth line and is easy to draw with across the skin. The color is sharp and is perfect for any dramatic look you wish you to create.

I love trying out new-to-me cosmetic brands, and IMAN Cosmetics did not disappoint. Best of all, I can find them in several stores that are close by, and they are not outside of my price range.

*I was not financially compensated for this post. I received a sample of the product for review purposes. The opinions are my own, based on my personal experience with the product.*


Jen currently lives in Utah with her family, and enjoys reading and writing in her spare time. She is active on popular book websites including,, and

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