Karen Robinovitz may be the busiest woman I know. Besides being a writer by trade who knows everyone who’s anyone in NYC, she’s the creatrix of Purple Lab NYC, an indie cosmetic brand that’s about to hit the big time. She just hosted an insanely successful event — the “Find Your Luvah” speed dating party in Hoboken is being reported as the world’s largest speed dating event in history! AND she’s about to launch some super sexy new beauty products on the Home Shopping Network — her debut will air February 18th and 19th, and they’re doing FIVE different live shows. As I said to her on the phone yesterday, “OMG, Karen that’s HUGE!”
As stressed out as she must have been, Karen remained upbeat and excited.
“OMG, Patrice – these are my CHILDREN. Our cream blush, Cheek Implants? Patrice. You. Are. Going. To. DIE. It’s got all of the treatments I use on my skin, in a blush. It is SO good. There’s elastin and collagen in it…it’s so velvety and perfect. And I chose the names for a special reason — I think every woman should feel like they’ve got a Backstage Pass, and are wearing Six Inch Heels, even if they’re just going to the grocery store!”
Karen is a fashionista for the ages, I tell you. I’m extra super duper excited for Lashionista Modelista, a mascara infused with diamond dust for that over-the-top touch of glam. And I also love Purple Lab’s most popular product, Huge Lips Skinny Hips. This Hoodia-infused gloss is paraben free and gently plumps your lips after application. As a woman with a pair of naturally full lips I wasn’t really concerned about the plumping action so much, but my friends with thinner lips or with lines that can detract from their lips looking smooth and kissable would LOVE that effect. On me, it just makes my lips look full and smooth. Just the way I like em!
My favorite color is Worship Kate — a deep rose/mauve with a touch of glitter to it – very sheer, very layerable, perfect on any shade of skin. That was a big concern for Karen.
“My group of friends is like the United Nations. So I made sure these colors would work on EVERYONE!”
For a special giveaway just for Afrobella readers, Karen and Purple Lab are offering the ultimate gloss that will work on everyone.
It’s called No Panty Lines, and as the name would imply, it is crystal clear. I’ll let Karen explain the name: “Because the color is clear, I was inspired. Like, what else do I want to be clear? My exit! No Panty Lines is the clearest, best exit.” Right? Nothing ruins a look like visible panty lines!
This is the gloss that’ll amp up your evening look when paired with an over-the-top smoky eye, it’s the gloss that’ll look ah-mazing when layered over your favorite lip stain or lip pencil. And it’s infused with Hoodia and has that killer plumping action. Perfecto!
And because I am part of Purple Lab’s Blogger Mafia, Purple Lab is offering one of their magnificent HLSH glosses in No Panty Lines, to THREE lucky Afrobella readers (who live in the United States)! All you have to do is comment below and let me know — how do you plan to wear your “No Panty Lines” – ?
This should be good!
I’ll close these comments on Friday and pick winners over the weekend. Good luck, bellas!
Edited Friday 2:50 pm – Comments are closed! Will announce winners next week!