Girl Bosses: Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar – Melt Cosmetics

Celebrity makeup artists Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar are the founders of the hugely successful and inclusive brand Melt Cosmetics. I discovered these gorgeous Swaggerettes when their documentary series “Lipstick Empire” launched on the Stage 13 platform in 2017. I was honored to meet the besties who have conquered an extremely competitive industry with humor and fierce creativity. The series was an enormous success because it represented 100% girl power and a mix of smart business with fearlessness.

I’m featuring them on CurvySwagger because it’s important for women to be reminded how powerful we are as individuals but even more when we empower and motivate one another.

Lora and Dana’s makeup design and colorful palettes continue to be vivid and bold, something for everybody no matter the age, ethnicity, or background.

We talked about starting our business over lunch. We were obsessed with matte lipsticks. We wanted to create matte lipsticks with crazy colors. They didn’t exist in the market so we decided to make them.  The next day she (Dana) came to me with the startup costs, how to get a license…we said let’s just do this. We used no loans, no investors, just the money we had… – Lora Arellano and Dana Bomar

IG: @meltcosmetics

Lora’s channel has dozens of wildly creative and gorgeous tutorials. Screen Shot 2020-05-15 at 3.58.12 PM

Dana’s channel has tutorials and behind the scenes videos.

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If you want an uplifting fun ride on a journey with two badass makeup moguls, you can binge-watch Lipstick Empire and then hop over to the Melt Cosmetics website and get your shopping on!


Remember to Honor Yourself!

CURVY DIY: 7 Ways to Get rid of Dark Eye Circles — Bloglovin

The good news is that It’s the time of year when the days are longer for going out and having a great time. The bad news is it might not look so good the next day. Here’s a DIY list from Bloglovin’ to help you naturally tame those dark circles to party once again.

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7 Ways to Get rid of Dark Eye Circles — Bloglovin.

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Beauty Find – Lip Spackle

I’d never heard of it before, but when you want to create a nude lip here is a product that will fill in lines and create a base to keep lipstick from bleeding.

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The product can be a bit pricey (from $28 – $35) but I found a travel mini version on Amazon for only $16.99.

How To Create 1940’s Glam Pinup Hair

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I’m not really sure what’s cooler about this tutorial, her accent and sense of humor or how quick and easy she makes the hairstyle.

“You will look like your grandmother, I’m afraid there is no cool way to do this or have any street cred, when you’re wearing your hair in rollers…”

Pinup glam is a favorite of mine and it especially looks amazing on curvy ladies, it just does. Take a look at this “how to” done with electric rollers. I use steam rollers since I have ridiculously dry hair and need to put moisture in it whenever I can.

Curvy Swaggerette – Queen Latifah, The More Magazine Shoot

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Okay, anyone that knows me, knows Queen Latifah is one of my idols. Years ago I saw a fashion spread with her and it made me so proud to be a curvy girl. Since then she’s graced hundreds of covers, has a successful contract with Covergirl, is an Oscar nominated actress and continues to blow up as a brand and role model.

Here is a behind-the-scenes look at a fashion shoot for More magazine. She looks amazing, confident and having a great time being fierce.

DIY Quickie Beanie – Andreas Choice

I admit it, I’m a little obsessed with beanies, they look hot on men and there’s a ton of different ways women can rock them too. It’s really cool when I discover ideas that are not just fun, but give me a great option to recycle my existing wardrobe and get more bang for my dollar.

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Here is a DIY tutorial from one of my favorite YouTube contributors, Andreas Choice. She’s made it so quick and simple you can literally gather all your old sweaters and make a collection of beanies in an evening.