Ofra is an internationally renowned beauty brand known for its high-quality makeup products. Ofra Gaito opened her first salon and spa in 1979 in South Africa after obtaining her CIDESCO qualification and expanded to new salons across Europe. She gradually increased her salons and grew to over 400 locations.
In 1994 Ofra and her husband David created their own line of skincare and makeup products. Ofra and her husband relocated to the United States and opened up manufacturing facilities in FT Lauderdale. By 2001 the first OFRA Day Spa and Laser Centre followed.
The philosophy behind the brand is to create high performing skincare and makeup, using only the highest quality ingredients that are vegan and cruelty-free.
What is different about this beauty brand is that it is a leading manufacturer of professional skincare and makeup. Every product is formulated and designed from product creation to testing, manufacturing packaging and shipping. It made it comforting to know exactly where your product has come from through its production. This makeup brand also suits every skin type, including sensitive skin.
On January 11th 2019 Ofra cosmetics in their first-ever collaboration with icon and Pro MUA Francesca Tolot, teamed up to create a six-piece colourful collection for eyes lips and face. The Italian born Francesca Tolot has created some of the most iconic looks in the fashion industry.
She has worked with every A list celebrity including Madonna, Elizabeth Taylor, Cher, Cindy Crawford, Nicole Kidman, Julia Roberts, Charlize Theron and Beyonce. Francesca did Beyonce makeup which featured in Fashion magazines, music videos, tv, motion pictures and worldwide. That’s why this collection is so unique that we can all get the chance to own something created by the legend Francesca Tolot. Francesca is known for her brilliant colour combinations and this is Francesca’s first signature collection.
The collection features a nine pan eye shadow which has a mixture of brights and neutrals, warm and cool tones and mattes and shimmers. It also contains a bronzer and blusher palette and three liquid lipsticks. This collection created by Francesca Tolot gives makeup lovers inspiration to tap into their creative side to be playful and have fun experimenting with the exciting colours it has to offer. Francesca Tolot has said that she was inspired by her passion, art travel and colour. ‘I am inspired by so many things, and now makeup is something that is inspiring to so many, and that makes me more excited for how the makeup industry will transform and transcend beyond trends’. ‘There are no rules; that’s how each person should approach this collection. Play, try something new and never be afraid that it’s not right’.
Ofra Gaito, the founder of Ofra cosmetics, has referred to Tolot as an ICON. ‘Tolot has quietly created an enduring career curating the beauty industry and trends over decades of work. Like a hidden gem, she is a master of colour and juxtaposition beauty and art. She is truly inspiring to be around’.