I’ve been wanting to make a post about Para Mi for ages, and since they’re having a huge sale (everything $15 or less!) I thought there’s no time like the present.
Para Mi Pro is an independent makeup company based in Santa Ana, California. So far their only storefront is at the Main Place Mall in Santa Ana, but their online store ships across the country, and possibly internationally (I’m not absolutely sure).
Okay, so it’s another small makeup company. What’s the big deal? Well, the company was founded by Dr. Anjali Butani as the companion makeup to her line of skincare products, AnjaliMD (both of these lines, as well as others, are a part of her larger skincare label DermPoint). The makeup is formulated with skincare in mind and the foundation has a fairly wide range of colors (and for all of us constantly bemoaning that we can’t find foundations with olive undertones, they have some options!).
I cam across this company back around Thanksgiving. I own two of their products and can vouch for those products alone. The products I have are
This stuff works really well! It even takes off liquid lipstick without a struggle and doesn’t feel oily at all. It’s eye and lip-safe and like all the other products, developed by a dermatologist. There is also an oil-free version for people with oily or sensitive skin.
I confess. I love what I can’t have. For years, one of those things was gold lipstick. Every shade I came across had green tones in it that clashed with my olive skin. But this shade has warmer undertones, almost orange-y, and it’s really highly pigmented! It also is really long-lasting for a creme formula stick.
Another disclaimer: I didn’t buy either of these products at full price, and can’t say whether or not they’d be worth the money (I have no job and therefore am inclined to say that very little is worth the money) but for a high-end brand, their prices are pretty reasonable, and they have sales all the time.
I’m not saying you should run out and buy everything that catches your eye, but if you’re looking for a makeup company that
Was founded by and is owned by a woman of color
Caters toward the South Asian and Latinx community but emphasizes the importance of diversity in makeup