6 Top Indie Beauty Products 2Get On Radars!

by on Monday, February 23rd, 2015 with


As Seen 2/23 On The KTLA Morning News

Concealer that doesn’t feel like you’re wearing any makeup at! A biodegradable sponge created from a potato? A face mask compliments of bees that won’t sting your complexion?  I got to play beauty sleuth for KTLA News viewers and hunt for the top 6 underground beauty products fellow industry professionals covet BUT  you sitting at home may have yet heard of.  So I want to get these indie brands on your radars A.S.A.P.!!!!

PRICE: $42
SHOP: Ulta & Sephora
Pals, Lisa Thurman and Sue Katz  were equally  frustrated 15 years ago that the foundation and concealer shades weren’t all that makeup brands claimed them to be.  Lisa dreamed of creating her own brand that had enough range to work on women of all skin tones and colors. So she teamed up with Sue, a mom, and working makeup artist. They met with a cosmetic chemist and without a ton of startup money Amazing Cosmetics was born in 2000!

  • AmazingConcealer is a full coverage, water-proof concealer that makes all skin imperfections disappear including: dark circles, broken capillaries, redness, blemishes, sun damage and more.
  • I challenge you to find a makeup Hollywood makeup artist who doesn’t have Amazing Concealer in his/her kit!
  • They were the first brand to focus on the complexion category exclusively!
  • Available in 20 Amazing Shades, it provides full coverage without the feeling of wearing any makeup at all.
  • AmazingConcealer is considered the “magic-eraser” that will transform your skin, into amazing skin.
  • Beauty Insiders Who Love It: Drew Barrymore and Carrie Underwood

Amazing Cosmetics 2


PRICE: Konjac Sponge $18 & My Facial Scurbber $8
This gentle Konjac Facial Sponge delicately cleanses, exfoliates, balances, and energizes your skin.
In three exquisite combinations, this 100% natural and preservative –free body scrubber is made from the Konjac root and is biodegradable and vegan. What is the Konjac Sponge: Used for over 1500 years and first discovered in the Indochine region, the Konjac Potato or Konnyaku is a perennial plant native to Asia, and can be found growing wild at very high altitudes. A totally natural food source, Konjac is 97% water, rich in mineral goodness and low in calories. Naturally alkaline, Konjac is pH neutral which leaves skin perfectly balanced.

  • PURE Konjac Sponge ($18) – Provides ph balance to the body when used.
  • CHARCOAL Konjac Sponge ($18) – Exfoliates the skin and the charcoal detoxifies.
  • TUMERIC Konjac Sponge ($18) – Hydrates and Regenerates the skin when used.

My Facial Scrubber

Unlike any other face or body scrubber on the market, the label indicator which fades when it’s time to replace your bath accessory (approximately 90 days).

  • This well-designed line also has a natural cotton-based layer with nylon exfoliating loops for ideal texture and a built-in antimicrobial that helps a inhibits the growth of mildew , mold and bacteria in the sponge.
  • Additionally, this innovative facial scrubber has an easy-to use hook and biodegradable packaging, perfect for the bathroom.
  • Conveniently slips over your hand and provides an exfoliating side to gently scrub away grim as well as a soft texture for the more gentle cleanse. Perfect for eye makeup removal

Custom Color Kit $38 to $43
Touch Up Kit $58 for 4 Applications
SHOP: www,
Donna Pohlad, was frustrated with the options available to her for her own hair color – she felt there had to be a balance between mass distributed boxed hair color and salon hair color. dpHUE has the convenience of home hair color color and the quality you’d find in any high end salon. With the addition of the colorBAR at dpHUE, hair color services are available appointment free!

dpHUE Products: dpHUE’s crème based hair color is manufactured in Italy and uses the highest quality ingredients and low chemical levels to achieve multidimensional, shiny, natural looking hair color. All our products are sulfate free, color safe and pH balanced.

  • dpHUE Custom Color Kit: The dpHUE experience starts with a one on one consultation with a licensed colorist. We analyze your hair and together discuss what you’d like to achieve with your hair color and then formulate a custom formula based on your hair color, previous color, percentage of gray, desired result etc. Then it is up to you – take the product home, or we can apply it for you at the colorBAR! (We missed this step with you since we just had a photo to go off of, but typically the consultation is an important part of the process!
  • dpHUE TOUCH-UP! Kit: TOUCH-UP!, finally a real solution for that pesky regrowth!Using permanent hair color, that doesn’t wash out or fade, TOUCH-UP! is made to cover those trouble spots just when you need it. No need for an emergency visit to the salon, the dpHUE TOUCH-UP! kit is designed to cover all those pesky places that show up so quickly, your part-line, hair-line and temples. Forget about the back of your head, or an allover hair color, and buy yourself some extra time by just covering what you see! It’s quick, easy, and anyone can do it…really!  Each box includes everything needed for 4 touch-ups: permanent hair color, hair color developer, disposable mixing bowls, hair color brush, plastic gloves, processing cap and easy to follow instructions. Available in 6 neutral shades to easily blend into any hair color. 100% gray coverage.
  • ACV by dpHUE: This is our newest product and has already developed a cult following in LA! No Soap. No Sulfates. No Parabans. It is a shampoo free, shampoo. A cleansing hair rinse that uses Apple Cider Vinegar to clean the scalp and seal the hair’s cuticle, without stripping the natural oils from your scalp.

PRICE: $29

  • Turns out honey isn’t the only thing that bees make, they also produce a compound called propolis from the sap on needle-leaved trees or evergreens.
  • Thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations used propolis for its medicinal and healing properties…this is the key ingredient in HEY HONEY.
  • This gel mask infused with honey & propolis helps promote a smooth and clear complexion for a post facial feeling.
  • Take it off is quick and easy to use, just peel and feel beautifully refreshed! Moisturizes with luxurious honey extract.

PRICE: $24
SHOP: Sephora, Space NK, Urban Outfitters,,, and

  • Nudestix is a simple collection of easy to use makeup crayons that cover all the bases and give you a fresh-faced no-makeup makeup look.
  • Nudestix was created by Jenny Frankel a chemical engineer with over 20 years of cosmetics experience, who is also a mom. Inspired by her teenaged daughters, Ally and Taylor, they became her muses and she created Nudestix. While inspired by millennials, Nudestix is perfect for that modern day woman who does it all!
  • The nude in nudestix stands for all things neutral, they believe the ‘natural look’ works well for every face, so why cover it up with tons of makeup?
  • A swipe of light colour here and there is enough to perfect our finest features. The stix stands for all things pencils and pens, out with the overflowing makeup bags of compacts and brushes and in with these simple makeup crayons that are easy, fast and fun! Instructions for use are just draw and smudge.
  • Each Nudestix product is eco-packaged in a sleek, collectible tin with a large convenient mirror and a quality pencil sharpener so your pencils are never dull.

PRICE: $16

  • This is a portable, mini, on-the-go wax kit for busy ladies who don’t have time for salon visits.
  • This waxing experience is mess free and you will never burn your skin.
  • Simply rub the strips in your hand and apply to face it’s this easy.
  • The wax is hypoallergenic so it will work on all skin types.
  • And they smartly include some hydrocortisone cream to apply post treatment for a positive, soothing result.

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