Back to school makeup tips from our Global Educators

It’s almost that time of year, time to head back to school! Here are a few tips from our Global Educators to help boost your makeup knowledge. We hope they inspire you to try something new!

07-29-15-MystikolEyeFor a five minute smoky eye, draw a heavy line of Mystikol Eyeliner on your lash line and then smoke it out with an eye shadow brush of your choice. Using the same color end of Mystikol, line your water line (the bottom inner rim) then highlight your brow bone and inner corner of your eye with the highlighter end of Mystikol. -Hannah

 

 

07-29-15-IlluminatedSkinTo achieve a mesmerizing glow, apply In Tough Highlighter to your cheek bones, bridge of your nose, cupids bow, forehead and chin. These are all the places the light naturally bounces of your face and will look effortlessly radiant. -Edgar

 

 

 

 

07-29-15-GoldenShimmerIlluminate your skin by applying Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion to your throat, décolleté and cheeks using your fingertips. Get creative by mixing it with your primer, liquid foundation or your choice of moisturizer to create overall luminosity on your skin. -Shawn

 

 

 

passionFor a long lasting matte red lip apply Passion Lip Fixation on a clean lip and let it fully dry, once dry apply a second coat. For a quick blush look, dab three dots on the cheek and blend with finger tips. This works perfectly after a long plane ride, because a red lip is always on trend! – Natalie

Pretty glosses and cold drinks for hot summer days.

There’s nothing more refreshing during the summer than a cool drink on a hot day, pair it with your favorite lippy and you’ve got an extra special treat. We’ve taken two of our favorite glosses inspired by delicious summer beverages and created makeup looks to suit any skin tone and summer event. Keep reading for step-by-step instructions on these gorgeous makeup looks and recipes for their yummy drinks. Try both and let us know what you think!

Peach Bellini

  1. 07-07-15-BelliniPost-FFor this sultry makeup look, start by applying the foundation of your choice.
  2. Using the doe foot applicator, apply Brown Silk Eye Shere on your entire eyelid and in crease.
  3. Using the Chisel Shader Brush, gently pat Bronze 24-Karat Gold Dust over the Eye Shere on your eyelid and in your crease.
  4. Line your top lash line and outer ¾ of your bottom lash line with Dark Topaz Mystikol, for a thinner line use the Angle Definer Brush.
  5. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by 3-4 coats of Espresso Longest Lash Mascara to your lashes.
  6. Using the White Fan Brush, apply Whisper PurePressed Blush to your cheeks.
  7. To finish your look, apply Just Kissed Forever Peach on your lips followed by Bellini PureGloss Lip Gloss. Click the picture to try this look on in our makeover room.

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Three of our favorite summer makeup looks.

Summer is the season where more is often less when it comes to your makeup, except where sun protection is concerned! Here are three of our favorite summer makeup looks, straight from the runways, to help inspire you this season. Each look will also keep you covered with SPF products that protect, nourish and keep your skin looking beautiful!

Bronze and sunkissed

bronze and sunkissed fYou can achieve the bronze and sunkissed look without the harmful rays. Start by applying your shade of Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder with SPF 20 using the Refill-Me Refillable Brush. Use Citrine Mystikol as a shadow, liner and highlighter on your eyes. Apply the deeper shade of So-Bronze 3 along your hairline, below your cheek bones and along your jaw line and the shimmery peach shade on the apples of your cheeks and the bridge of your nose using the White Fan Brush. Finish your look with Iced Mocha PureGloss Lip Gloss.

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A colorful and simple makeup look for Memorial Day

We love this colorful makeup look to celebrate Memorial Day. Keep reading for steps on how to recreate it and click the picture to try it on in our makeover room.

Memorial Day Makeup Look

  1. Start by applying Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer using your fingertips or the Blending Brush. For extra sun protection apply Powder-Me SPF SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen on top.
  2. Using your fingertips apply Clarity In Touch Cream Blush to the apples of your cheeks.
  3. Apply Sunbeam Quad Bronzer along your hairline, top of your cheek bones, jaw line and bridge of your nose using the White Fan Brush. When applying bronzer always keep in mind where the sun would naturally give you a bronzed look and apply just to those places to get the most natural finish.
  4. Line your top lash line with Lapis Lazuli Mystikol and wing out slightly. Also line the outer 3/4 of your bottom lash line.
  5. Using the highlighter end of Lapis Lazuli Mystikol highlight the inner corner of your eye.
  6. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by Navy PureLash Lengthening Mascara.
  7. Line and fill in your lips with the Crimson Lip Pencil.
  8. Apply the stain end of Passion Lip Fixation, let dry 30-40 seconds then apply the gloss end.

To keep your skin glowing during the holiday weekend try applying Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer and Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Don’t forget to protect with Powder-Me SPF!

Ten ways to shimmer this summer

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Back by popular demand this summer is our Limited Edition Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Golden Shimmer creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth your complexion. It can be worn alone or paired with your favorite makeup. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to be used on the face or body. It leaves skin soft and hydrated and is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, safety tested and dermatologist tested.

While Golden Shimmer is gorgeous just by applying it to your face or body our education team loves it for so much more! Keep reading for ten unique ways to use Golden Shimmer this summer, from our educators.

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Flaunt your skin and stay protected with these SPF tips

jane 1The temperature’s rising; the days are longer; the clothes are fewer — here comes summer, and here comes the sun! Most of us have been waiting impatiently to feel the warmth on our skin, but along with the warmth come invisible rays that age our skin faster than anything else you can think of, namely ultraviolet A and B. So what is the most effective anti-aging product you can wear? Sunscreen! Make it a year-round beauty staple but be even more devoted to it in the summer months.

Sunscreen comes in all shapes and sizes and only one of its purposes is to protect us from burning. It has a lot of other benefits, too. If worn and applied correctly, sunscreen can prevent wrinkles, brown spots, damage to elastin and Collagen (the skin’s mattress), Actinic Keratosis (those pesky dry lumps that never go away), Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and the most deadly of all, Melanoma.

lovely red woman lips isolated on whiteBut what is the best sunscreen for you when there is so much to choose from? First of all, let’s look at the language of sunscreens. What does SPF (Sun Protection Factor) really mean? SPF measures the amount of protection you get from UVB rays only. These are the shorter rays that penetrate the top layer of the skin and cause it to burn or tan. (A tan is the sign of a body’s protection response after the damage has been done.) The number that you see following SPF is a personal indication of how long you can stay in the sun before your skin will begin to burn. In other words, it’s a multiple of the SPF number. If it takes ten minutes for you to burn and you’re applying an SPF 10, you will burn in 10 x 10 minutes – one hundred minutes as opposed to ten. Remember, that you must apply properly and frequently to get the optimal result. Most people apply too little sunscreen to get this kind of protection.

Does this mean that you should look for the highest SPF you can find because an SPF 30 doubles the protection of an SPF 15? I wish it were that simple. It doesn’t mean that at all. In fact, an SPF 15 already protects from 93% of the UVB spectrum. An SPF 30 only increases protection by 4% and an SPF 50 by 5%. There is no such thing as 100% protection. So sometimes, you will want to weigh the percentage of increased protection you get against the amount of extra chemicals that have to be put in the formula in order to reach the higher SPF – chemicals that are designed to be absorbed into the skin, the body’s largest organ.

If UVB is the burning ray, what is UVA? Well, that’s the aging ray. This is the ray that goes deeper into the skin and damages our DNA leading to wrinkles and skin cancers. Until recently, sunscreens were not required to protect from UVA damage, now they are. Look for the words “broad spectrum.” This means that your sunscreen will give you protection from both forms of ultraviolet rays. It’s easy to remember which is which. UVA = aging ray and UVB = burning ray.

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What’s the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays and change them into something else – usually heat. So they create heat on the skin, which equates to inflammation. Prolonged inflammation creates premature aging – not an ideal skin situation. In extreme cases, you can actually get a heat burn from chemical sunscreens. Common chemical sunscreen ingredients are: Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Actisalate and Octinoxate. Physical sunscreens are particles that stay on the top of the skin acting like hundreds of thousands of tiny mirrors reflecting and refracting the sun’s rays. There are only two ingredients that do this, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Both of them give broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection with water resistance. Both of them help to calm redness and irritation.

When choosing the correct sunscreen it is also important to know if it is approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). The SCF guarantees that a sunscreen product meets the highest standards for safety and effectiveness. The SCF Seal of Recommendation is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed and meet the specific criteria of an independent photobiology committee. The seal is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection that is recognized worldwide.

jane iredale has seven physical sunscreen products that have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval: PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder SPF 20Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25, Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen SPF 30LipDrink® Lip Balm SPF 15 and HandDrink™ Hand Cream SPF 15. Flaunt your beautiful skin and stay protected!

jane iredale, a green story

For those of you that know us well, and those of you just joining us, we want to give you a little inside look at ways we are proudly supporting the Earth on Earth Day and throughout the year.

At jane iredale we care a lot about the footprint we leave on this beautiful Earth of ours and we strive to minimize it wherever we can. Recently a number of our offices moved into our beautiful new building, an old school called the Bryant School that we renovated to keep as much of the character, charm and originality of the building as possible while updating it to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. The Bryant School offices are currently under application to receive a LEED Gold Award from the US Green Building Council.

Bryant Building Outside

 

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Five spring makeup looks to inspire you

It’s always fun to see the makeup looks that come out of fashion week, and this year was no exception. Below are a few of the runway looks that I loved. Some are quite wearable for every day, others are a bit more adventorous, but I hope they all inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, play with your makeup and maybe even create a new signature look this spring.

Brown washed eyes

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Start by applying your shade of Glow Time BB Cream with your fingertips. Apply Brown Silk Eye Shere to your eyes using the doe foot applicator and finish with lots of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara.

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