EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Emani How 2B Guide in Day Diva EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Today I’m showing you a kit from Emani - a cruelty-free, vegan brand that I’ve recently had the opportunity to try for the first time. Emani asked I pick one of their How 2Be Guides and, being the neutrals fan I am, I went with Day Diva. Included in the set are three mineral shadows, one vegan brush, and one lipstick.

Emani How 2B Guide Mineral Eyeshadows EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

 L-R: Sand, Peach Attitude, Safari

Sand is a soft yellow gold shimmery.

Peach Attitude is a pink-peach drenched in gold shimmer.

Safari is a rich, chocolate brown with red tones and gold shimmer.

Emani How 2B Day Diva Mineral Eyeshadows EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

 L-R: Sand, Peach Attitude, Safari

The eyeshadows are called Color Dusts and contain only three ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, and Titanium Dioxide. They are extremely pigmented and saturated with color and shine. They remind me of the NYX Loose Pearl eyeshadows (and their ingredients lists are very similar), which have been called a dupe for MAC pigments. Like most pigments, these can be used wet or dry.

Emani Lipstick Ava EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

Ava is a mid-tone peachy-nude. It comes in a sleek black tube that feels substantial. Ava looks very natural on me, as it’s just slightly darker than my lip color, but very close in tone. It’s quite moisturizing and wears comfortably, even on my very dry lips. Looking at the ingredients list, it makes sense this feels so lovely – the first three ingredients are sesame, castor, and jojoba seed oils. Of course, the downside to hydrating formulas is the less-than-long-wearing staying power. I personally don’t mind this, as I’d rather have hydrated lips and reapply periodically than dry, cracked lips that last all day.

Emani How 2B Day Diva Swatches EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

 L-R: Sand, Peach Attitude, Safari, Ava

Emani How 2B Guide Day Diva Swatches EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day Diva

 L-R: Sand, Peach Attitude, Safari, Ava


Emani Lipstick in Ava EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day DivaI used the Vegan Shadow Blender V3 for swatches. Shaped like a medium-sized concealer brush, it’s not especially unique, but works well to pat on pigmented shadows like the ones in this kit. It’s quite dense and firm, so despite its name, it wouldn’t be my top choice for blending.

Emani How 2Be Guide EMANI How 2Be Guide in Day DivaI’m wearing Ava on my lips and I applied a mixture of Peach Attitude and Sand all over my lids. I used a black pencil liner right against my lashes, then went along the edge of it with Safari. I wet my brush before applying Safari, which seemed to make it a bit more coppery than when used dry.

The Color Dusts and Lipstick are made in the US and the brush is made in China. In addition to being vegan, Emani’s products are also gluten and paraben-free.

Have you tried Emani? What do you think of the Day Diva kit?

  • Lily

    I love the eye shadow colours, but I something against loose pigments. They’re messy, I’m messy, it’s all a big mess. HAHAHA! I love your brows here though :-)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Hahah I think that’s the main reason I don’t use my NYX pigments too often (well and they’re crazy shimmery so not really my thing for everyday). I do prefer these types of jars vs the little tubes with no sifters that NYX & MACs come in… With these, I try to leave the little sticker over the sifter on and just poke open one of the holes, so only a tiny bit of pigment comes out each time. It helps. But still takes a little extra time than a pressed shadow! ♥

  • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

    I’m digging the eyeshadows! Everything looks great on you! So jealous of your well-shaped brows :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks, Sunny! Those iphone photos don’t really show the shadow colors too well but the lip color is pretty accurate… still aspiring to your self-portrait expertise ♥

      • http://mostlysunnyblog.com/ Sunny @Mostly Sunny

        Aww ;) Well a tripod helps!

        • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

          I have one, but I wasn’t getting the results I wanted, so I stopped using it. I should probably pull it out and try again ♥

  • http://MyLuciteDreams.com/ MyLuciteDreams

    These are all beautiful shades. They suit you beautifully!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thank you, love! ♥

  • TracyBeautyReflections

    Gorgeous set! You look so pretty in them! That lip colour is perfect for you!
    I don’t mind loose shadows-I used to only use Bare Minerals before I got crazy hahaha!

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thank you, Tracy! I was surprised by how natural it looked on me. I have a few Bare Minerals loose shadows that I like a lot. These are similar in terms of the jar/shifter and shimmery finish ♥

  • Christine

    Looks like a beautiful set! Especially love the lip color on you! :)

    • http://buyingcrueltyfree.com/ Catherine

      Thanks so much, Christine! It is such a lovely kit ♥