Supermodel turned supermogul Iman has been challenging traditional ideas of beauty since she began her career in 1975. This fashion icon has been a muse for Yves Saint Laurent, Versace, Calvin Klein and Donna Karan and worked with top photographers like Helmut Newton, Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Annie Liebovitz. The Somali model, actress and entrepreneur best known for her flawless features also happens to have studied political science at Nairobi University, is a major force behind so many global charities, is fluent in five languages and is CEO of her own multi-million dollar cosmetics company.
Iman founded the company and has developed the line based on her own experiences in the fashion industry.
IMAN Cosmetics’ unique skincare and makeup lines are based on the fact that the world is a rainbow of different colors and beauty products should adapt to every skin tone. Launched in 1994, it was the first brand to focus on products for women with skin of color all over the world and now boasts a beauty empire complete with hard-to-find shades. Iman founded the company and has developed the line based on her own experiences in the fashion industry. When she couldn’t find a foundation to match her skin tone, she set out to create her own.
IMAN Cosmetics’ aptly titled Second to None cream to powder is certainly in a class of its own, offering a unique texture in the brand’s unique shades designed specifically for women of color.
Today, IMAN Cosmetics offers 16 foundation shades to accommodate every woman’s inimitable beauty. As far as beauty brands go, this one is second to none. In fact, IMAN Cosmetics’ aptly titled Second to None cream to powder is certainly in a class of its own, offering a unique texture in the brand’s unique shades designed specifically for women of color. The Second to None Cream to powder gives skin a flawless texture that looks completely natural. It gives full coverage, but leaves the skin looking like… skin! It glides on like sheer silk to give the coverage of a cream with the gorgeous finish of a powder. Use it as full coverage foundation or as a concealer for an anytime fix. It helps to hide discoloration and reduces the appearance of large pores so you can even apply it to dark circles and spots without having to use a foundation. It’s creamy, so it doesn’t cake or look like you’re wearing makeup. Plus, it’s a great fit for all skin types.
Check out this video for more info on this one-of-a-kind product and let your inner supermodel shine.
Rebecca Leffler is a writer, journalist and wellness consultant. She is the author of best-selling French book Green, Glam & Gourmande and follow-up title Green, Glam & Happy. Her book “Très green, très clean, très chic: Eat (and live!) the new French way with plant-based, gluten-free recipes for every season” was released in 2015. Follow Rebecca at Lafleurparisny.com.