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Introducing Skin Glass: An Organic Face Oil For A Natural Glow

Beauty & Fashion

Summer is almost here and we all know what that means: sundresses, cut-off shorts, and endless selfies to show off that glowy, sun-kissed skin. Just in time for every make-up lover's summer shopping haul, renowned Atlanta based makeup artist, Noorface, launched the face oil every woman needs in their make-up kit, Skin Glass Pink Crystal.

Lightweight and fully organic, Skin Glass Pink Crystal is an oil that gives the skin a natural soft pink highlight without being dramatically blinding. Its smooth texture and consistency allows you to incorporate it into your everyday foundation or moisturizer for a dewy yet wet finish. The tube-like applicator is efficient and enables you to control just how much of the product you use on a daily basis.

"I was seeing a lot of trends for glowy skin and like over exaggerated highlight, which wasn't realistic. Almost too much cake face, and if you guys are familiar with my work then you know I like to keep it super simple, very clean, kinda like that photoshoot skin," Noor said during a recent event debuting the revolutionary product. "So, that was my inspiration for skin glass to get the everyday person, the everyday girl to get that glowy skin without doing the most. Just shake it up, pop it on and you look like you just came out of the spa."

For those of you with oily or combination skin, Skin Glass powder acts as a highlighter and mattifier without amplifying your oil spots. It helps you to appreciate your melanin in a different way. With Skin Glass Pink Crystal, brown girls can safely stray away from the highly favored gold highlighters and opt for a rose gold radiance. Its soft pink tint compliments darker skin tones.

"Skin Glass was birth off women appreciating their natural, beautiful skin without anything to heavy on it. It was very important to me to use organic oils. So, it is organic and it just gives you a beautiful glow," she explained. "It's not meant to be an overly pigmented highlighter, it's not meant to be any of that. That's why I have two options, you have a liquid and a powder. So, if you did want to step it up, you have the powder you can apply on top."

With a makeup career spanning over 10 years, Noor noticed the lack of highlighting products enhancing women's natural features and decided to fill the void.

"I never thought in a billion years that I would be doing this. The whole point of Skin Glass is I wanted something for myself that I didn't find in my kit," she continued. "I was like well what if I just made a label for this? What if I just put in a box? What if… that's how it just kept going."

From its raving reviews and diversity amongst consumers, it's obvious Skin Glass will be featured in all of our best selfies this summer. Trendsetter Willow Smith was recently photographed rocking the Skin Glass glow on both her face and body.

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For the perfect dash of radiance this summer, visit Noorface.com or Noorface on Instagram to learn more!

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Before she was Amira Unplugged, rapper, singer, and a Becoming a Popstar contestant on MTV, she was Amira Daughtery, a twenty-five year-old Georgian, with aspirations of becoming a lawyer. “I thought my career path was going to lead me to law because that’s the way I thought I would help people,” Amira tells xoNecole. “[But] I always came back to music.”

A music lover since childhood, Amira grew up in an artistic household where passion for music was emphasized. “My dad has always been my huge inspiration for music because he’s a musician himself and is so passionate about the history of music.” Amira’s also dealt with deafness in one ear since she was a toddler, a condition which she says only makes her more “intentional” about the music she makes, to ensure that what she hears inside her head can translate the way she wants it to for audiences.

“The loss of hearing means a person can’t experience music in the conventional way,” she says. “I’ve always responded to bigger, bolder anthemic songs because I can feel them [the vibrations] in my body, and I want to be sure my music does this for deaf/HOH people and everyone.”

A Black woman wearing a black hijab and black and gold dress stands in between two men who are both wearing black pants and colorful jackets and necklaces

Amira Unplugged and other contestants on Becoming a Popstar

Amira Unplugged / MTV

In order to lift people’s spirits at the beginning of the pandemic, Amira began posting videos on TikTok of herself singing and using sign language so her music could reach her deaf fans as well. She was surprised by how quickly she was able to amass a large audience. It was through her videos that she caught the attention of a talent scout for MTV’s new music competition show for rising TikTok singers, Becoming a Popstar. After a three-month process, Amira was one of those picked to be a contestant on the show.

Becoming a Popstar, as Amira describes, is different from other music competition shows we’ve all come to know over the years. “Well, first of all, it’s all original music. There’s not a single cover,” she says. “We have to write these songs in like a day or two and then meet with our producers, meet with our directors. Every week, we are producing a full project for people to vote on and decide if they’d listen to it on the radio.”

To make sure her deaf/HOH audiences can feel her songs, she makes sure to “add more bass, guitar, and violin in unique patterns.” She also incorporates “higher pitch sounds with like chimes, bells, and piccolo,” because, she says, they’re easier to feel. “But it’s less about the kind of instrument and more about how I arrange the pattern of the song. Everything I do is to create an atmosphere, a sensation, to make my music a multi-sensory experience.”

She says that working alongside the judges–pop stars Joe Jonas and Becky G, and choreographer Sean Bankhead – has helped expand her artistry. “Joe was really more about the vocal quality and the timber and Becky was really about the passion of [the song] and being convinced this was something you believed in,” she says. “And what was really great about [our choreographer] Sean is that obviously he’s a choreographer to the stars – Lil Nas X, Normani – but he didn’t only focus on choreo, he focused on stage presence, he focused on the overall message of the song. And I think all those critiques week to week helped us hone in on what we wanted to be saying with our next song.”

As her star rises, it’s been both her Muslim faith and her friends, whom she calls “The Glasses Gang” (“because none of us can see!”), that continue to ground her. “The Muslim and the Muslima community have really gone hard [supporting me] and all these people have come together and I truly appreciate them,” Amira says. “I have just been flooded with DMs and emails and texts from [young muslim kids] people who have just been so inspired,” she says. “People who have said they have never seen anything like this, that I embody a lot of the style that they wanted to see and that the message hit them, which is really the most important thing to me.”

A Black woman wears a long, salmon pink hijab, black outfit and pink boots, smiling down at the camera with her arm outstretched to it.

Amira Unplugged

Amira Unplugged / MTV

Throughout the show’s production, she was able to continue to uphold her faith practices with the help of the crew, such as making sure her food was halal, having time to pray, dressing modestly, and working with female choreographers. “If people can accept this, can learn, and can grow, and bring more people into the fold of this industry, then I’m making a real difference,” she says.

Though she didn’t win the competition, this is only the beginning for Amira. Whether it’s on Becoming a Popstar or her videos online, Amira has made it clear she has no plans on going anywhere but up. “I’m so excited that I’ve gotten this opportunity because this is really, truly what I think I’m meant to do.”

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