Spotlight on Local Brand Manna Kadar Cosmetics


disclosure: I was provided with free Manna Kadar cosmetics. All opinions are my own.

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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. I love that through this column I’ve discovered so many wonderful brands based out of Southern California. I knew this area was a hotbed for ideas but I love seeing just what our creative residents have come up with. Take this next brand – Manna Kadar Cosmetics.

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Now, I was unfamiliar with the brand prior to visiting it’s headquarters in Laguna Niguel. But on my visit I meet Manna Kadar herself, an affable personality whose goal is to simplify the beauty process for the consumer. That’s right up my alley – when it comes to makeup application I’m all thumbs so the easier the process the better.

Take Transfix. Transfix is a product that turns any eye shadow into a smudge proof eyeliner or brow filler. Or Prime Time a combined eye and lip primer, highlighter, and concealer. My personal favorite is the Sheer Glo, an item featured in this month’s Birch Box. It’s a super light shimmer lotion. I tried it at the salon and I fell in love with it. I normally hate foundation – I feel like it’s suffocating my skin. But this product was awesome – I didn’t even feel like I was wearing makeup.

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I’m so happy to have discovered Manna Kadar Cosmetics and am super happy it’s based right here in SoCal.


  1. Desiree Eaglin December 16, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    Sounds lovely! I’m going to check it ou.

  2. Jaime Jenkins December 17, 2013 at 2:11 am

    I love self-tanner that works well. And I’m totally addicted to lip gloss!

  3. Trina December 17, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    I hate foundation and am always looking for products that are simple to apply. I love your recommendation and I’m going to try it. I used to be able to go without makeup, but now with lack of sleep from a baby, I need a little boost. ^_^

  4. Elle - SeeMomWork December 20, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    That’s a great makeup recommendation. I typically keep it simple and non toxic. But three kids into the game, I need some color.

    “All work and no play makes mommy a disgruntled chick.”

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