Iman & Jay Manuel Team Up For His Beauty Line, And It's Better Than We Imagined
Makeup artist Jay Manuel is best known for his role as the photo shoot director on Tyra Banks' show America's Next Top Model and Iman is known for being one of the most iconic supermodels of our time. What do you get when you put them together? A kick-ass makeup collection, that's what. According to Essence, Jay Manuel and Iman teamed up for a beauty line that came out earlier this spring, and the ANTM star revealed details of the collection in the latest issue.
"When you start a partnership there are growing pains, but because Iman and I have a wonderful relationship that spans 17 years, we already had the synergy built in," he said in the article.
The beauty collection, which is sold through HSN, consists of eye makeup, lipstick, blush, and Manuel's signature face makeup, the Filter Finish Collection, which includes skin-perfecting foundation, powder-to-cream foundation, and bronzer. The FFC, as Manuel calls it, is meant to make anyone look Instagram-filter perfect in real life. According to Essence, the duo have been working on their line for the last two and a half years and they borrowed techniques from popular K-beauty trends and used fancy ingredients like "diamond dust." Like I said: fancy.
One of the most important parts of designing the collection was including a wide range of skin tones, Manuel said in the article. He wanted a line that would work for everyone "from the fairest skin to the richest."
Manuel designed the collection with three specific looks in mind: Classic, Iconic and Avant-Garde. To determine their look, Jay Manuel Beauty users can download his app, take a selfie, and have customized beauty selections based on their style in minutes.