New York Fashion Week S/S 2017 Prep and Schedule

Fashion Week Prep With NY Fashion Week S/S 17 underway, many are prepping for all the upcoming trends for the season to come.  If you are venturing out this year, I thought it would be nice to share some of … Continue reading

INK…Beauty Labs are Here!

It took some settling in, but now, INK…Cosmetics is on scene! We have just secured a space for our new INK…Cosmetics Makeup Academy. Understanding the need to support local small businesses, Landers Photography School graciously provided us with the perfect … Continue reading

2015 Golden Globes Makeup

There were so many beautiful beauty looks from tonight’s 2015 Golden Globes.  One of our favorites was Jessica Chastain looking oh so vavavoom! Some said she resembled a modern day real life Jessica Rabbit? What do you think? Nicely done! … Continue reading

Foundation Application Like a Pro

1. Prep I cannot stress this enough!  Never sleep with makeup on!  PLEASE!  It’s horrible for your skin.  Starting your daily makeup regimen with clean skin is just as important.  So, cleanse, tone, and moisturize your skin. 2.  Prime I … Continue reading

Tricks to Pulling Off a Bold Lip Color

  HAPPY 2015!  New Year = new look. Why not start with your lip color? There are many colors on the market, so where do you start?  Try anything!  Don’t be afraid of color!  Here are some pro tips to … Continue reading

Get the look: 2015 Holiday Smokey Eye

1. Start with a clean and moisturized face.  This means grooming your brows too. 2. Apply a Face Primer all over your face. Add Shadow Primer to the eye lids only. 3. Using a wide shadow brush apply INK…Cosmetics Shadow called … Continue reading

Complimentary Alternatives

Did I catch your attention? Yes, my name is Mercia and I am some what of a hippie. Don’t get me wrong, I love my hair, nails, and clothes done, I love shopping and going out. I especially love my … Continue reading

Master Holiday Small Talk!

PARTY TIME!  Yes! Yes! Yes!  Fall/Winter is my favorite time of the year!  This means, food, family, fun, and parties!  So, to help lessen your social stress, I have compiled a short list to help you mingle like a pro! … Continue reading

Photo Ready Beauty

Whether you enjoy a good old #selfie or you crave the lime light, you can’t leave the house without these photo ready beauty tips! 1. Start with clean, moisturized, and toned skin for a smooth, clear canvas. 2. Use a … Continue reading

INK…Cosmetics 2015 Focus

Well it’s that time of year!  INK…Cosmetics has unveiled their three new focus areas for 2015.  Take a look at the vision video below: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5KoX02wh-_0&feature=em-share_video_user One thing we pride ourselves on is the fact our followers are organic to INK… … Continue reading

Photography Make-up using S/S 2015 Beauty Looks

Recently I posted photos of Olivia Allen, Creative Director, INK…Cosmetics, LLC, on our @inkcosmetics instagram page wearing the latest S/S 2015 beauty looks.  Now, I was also asked this week to breakdown the look by one of our INK… fans … Continue reading

Be Careful What You Wish For…

I had a different topic to write about, but then decided that since this was stuck in my brain; this was a perfect place to start. First, let me introduce myself…Hi my name is Mercia Cummings. I am a Mom … Continue reading

Hodge Podge Decor

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So, I am back in TX.  It’s been about 9 or 10 years since I was here last. What a long spring.  The military packed me up, delivered, and unpacked my home in what seemed to be an eternity.  This … Continue reading

Pop of Color

I never pass up the opportunity to make a statement.  Eyes are the windows into the soul, so why not amp up your beauty look with a pop of color? To achieve this look: (using http://www.shopinkcosmetics.com) Apply @inkcosmetics HD foundation … Continue reading

Winter Storm and PJs

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Okay… so what a glorious day!  Snowed in and loving it!  Confession: Yesterday I got everything done…except the workout!  BOO!  I wanted to ensure I got what I needed done for work before bed after cleaning up the house.  I … Continue reading

Plaid Threads

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Earlier this week I headed back from Mom’s and couldn’t help but stop at JR Cigars on 67 JR Road, Selma, NC.  I saw signs for miles prior to it’s location and thought it was a great place to take … Continue reading

Red Beauties

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Question: Hi Anna, I have seen posts going around social media regarding bold red lipsticks.  How should I wear the color? Answer:  It is easier than you think.  Bottom line is to keep it simple.  Your eye makeup should be … Continue reading

2013 Emmy Awards Style

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Every year we sit with anticipation and excitement for the red carpet arrivals.  We hope to be wowed and awed with the celebrity choices.  This year I was surprised to see…only a select few worth mentioning.  My favorite was Kristen … Continue reading

“Alone”

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“ALONE” “From childhood’s hour I have not been As others were; I have not seen As others saw; I could not bring My passions from a common spring. From the same source I have not taken My sorrow; I could … Continue reading

INK…’s InstaLife Four Day Weekend Wrap Up July 3 – 7

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We hope you will follow us on Instagram (@inkcosmetics) and like our Facebook page for more tips, info and real time coverage. So…I have been working my Puerto Rican butt off and this weekend so I decided to make my … Continue reading

Giddy up horsey!

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Dancing lessons…tried. Hated! Gymnastics lessons…tried.  Hated it!  Any other sports…nope!  Wouldn’t try it.  UGH!  I am very fortunate Livi is a great student (high honors 3.5 – 4.0) but I have always told her she “had” to pick a sport … Continue reading