Last week I had the pleasure of interviewing Cristina Samuels, co-owner and co-founder of Mode Cosmetics. Mode, which also means fashion in French, is the end result of a sister pair who were raised around the family's cosmetics business their whole lives.
Growing up in Albany, New York, Cristina and her sister Jennifer Isaac would mix their own special colors and create new cosmetics using natural ingredients that they liked for their bodies. For example, they loved the way that shea butter felt on their hands, so they thought: why not add this to lipsticks?
The sisters always had a huge passion for color and creation and today, Mode Cosmetics now has over 250 products and colors. They have over 90 colors of nail enamel alone - pretty amazing! Their collection consists of: lip balms, aromatherapy lip glosses, lip tints, lip lacquers, lipsticks, lip liners, roll on lip glosses, mascara, roll on (pure mica) mineral eye shadows, mascara, cream blush/highlighter sticks, and nail polishes.
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Coming soon are even more products such as: concealer, pressed blush, mineral powder foundation, liquid mineral foundation, loose powders, lip plumpers, lip juice and pressed eye shadows. The entire line sells for $5 or less which I also really love. They feel that makeup is something that should make you look and feel good, not put you in debt just to experiment with new colors. Stay on their site and play a while. They have fun images and hundreds of colors and products to explore!