Celebration makeup for every occasion

It’s our 20th anniversary and we’re celebrating all year long! We’re so honored to reach this milestone with you, our friends, by our side. What better way to celebrate than with makeup! Below are a few fun celebratory makeup looks for different occasions in your life. We hope you enjoy them and take the time to celebrate all the special moments, big and small.

Anniversary celebration makeup

Anniversary Celebration

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Spring trends: Runway makeup you can actually wear, part 2.

There were a number of eye shadow trends on the runway for spring: lids were on parade, from white, to pastel, to cobalt, to metallic. Fortunately, these trends are easy to translate into something very pretty and wearable, and also so easy to do! Here, we will tackle the ones that the majority of people would feel comfortable wearing at work or for an evening out. However, for the brave, please feel free to apply these techniques with crazy shades of blue, violet or white.

pastel eye shadow on the spring 2014 runways

pastel eye shadow on the runway. Visit bazaar.com for more.

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Spring trends: Runway makeup you can actually wear, part 1.

The spring makeup trends were (mostly) innovative and unexpected this year. While barely there makeup and lip gloss always feel fresh and appropriate as we come out from winter hibernation, there were some really bold ideas out there. Here are some of our favorites, as well as toned down versions (when possible).

Orange Lips

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Rag & Bone models at 2014 Spring Fashion week. Click the image to read more at harpersbazaar.com.

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Beauty Lab! Do I really need an eyelash curler?

Curling your lashes before applying mascara creates a wide-eyed, wide-awake look. So many of you are rightfully dedicated to your eyelash curlers. To you ladies, I say carry on, I will not try to separate you from this wonderful tool. But for the rest of us, this is a step we skip (or want to skip) in our makeup ritual, either because it is just one step too many, or the curler fits awkwardly in our makeup kits, or it is downright scary to do (yes, I’ve had a few eyelid pinches). For me it is all of the above. So I wondered, was there a lazy girl’s way of getting around this? I am happy to say, YES!

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The results may not be exactly as good as using a curler, but it’s pretty close, and certainly better than not curling at all. Plus it’s quick, easy and there is no pinch! Here’s how: if you use Lash Conditioner, start with that. Then take your favorite mascara and apply at least one swipe to upper lashes, root to tip (or as many coats as you want). Be sure to wiggle the brush at the base of the lashes to deposit the most mascara there. On the last swipe, hold the brush at the base, pushing lashes gently up, for a count of five (one Mississippi, two Mississippi….) then move the brush halfway up the lashes and hold it again for a count of five. Sweep the brush through the tips of your lashes. Apply mascara to lower lashes if you want. And, you’re done.

Let me know if this works for you <3

Romantic makeup & pretty and polished makeup, featuring the NEW Magic Hour collection

If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek at the NEW Magic Hour collection out this spring we think you’re going to love it. The collection was inspired by Moonglow Quad Bronzer and features a gorgeous new Eye Shadow Triple, Golden Girl, as well as two new Lip Fixations a new In Touch Highlighter and a black and brown of our brand new Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners. Last week’s post highlighted our bloggers favorite look from the new collection, edgy evening makeup. This week we’re showing you two more looks that are a bit more suited for daytime or a romantic evening out: romantic makeup and pretty and polished makeup. We hope these inspire you to create your own special looks using the new collection!

Romantic Makeup

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Spring makeup for any occasion, featuring the NEW Magic Hour collection

Last week we hosted a garden party for our blogger friends in New York City. The weather has been anything but spring-like these past couple months and we were all looking forward to leaving the snow and salt behind us as we stepped into a little escape of flowers, games and of course, new makeup! The event launched the new Magic Hour collection and began a our 20th anniversary celebration (more on that later). The new Collection_nobrush_horizontalcollection was inspired by our iconic Moonglow Quad Bronzer, which bathes skin in that special light we see just at sunset. The Magic Hour collection features two new Lip Fixations, a flirtatious coral, Craze and a flattering mauve, Compulsion. It also features a gorgeous new Eye Shadow trio called Golden Girl with three glimmering shades that can be worn alone or together: a deep bronze, a shimmering dusty rose and a rich gold. There is a new shade of our popular In Touch Highlighter, a warm golden peach called Comfort  and a brand new inky gel eyeliner in a pot, Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner (a new personal favorite of mine!) in Black and Brown.

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International romance: special nights and the makeup to match, part 2

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the romance should live on throughout the year! Here are a few more romantic traditions from our international jane iredale distributors. Including a fun holiday called White Day in Japan!

Danielle from the UK: A romantic evening in the UK would be a candle lit dinner UKin your city centre. If you are lucky enough to be near London like us you can go somewhere over looking some of London’s famous landmarks. You would look stylish and elegant with a pair of killer high heels. Your makeup would bring out your natural beauty while being a bit more sultry and smoky than usual. Our naturally confident look would consist of gorgeous glowing skin with Glow Time BB Cream set with PurePressed Base. Add a soft warm flush to the cheeks with Whisper PurePressed Blush applied with the Dome Brush. Apply goWarm Eye Steppes on your eyes really blending in those beautiful gold, bronze and brown tones for a soft smoky look. First apply Sunshine to your lid using the Deluxe Shader Brush. Next apply Sandals to your crease and outer corner of your eye using the Crease Brush, blend well. Apply Beach to your brow bone and inner corner of your eye. Line your top lash line with the Black/Brown Eye Pencil. Finish with Mania Lip Fixation so you know your lip colour won’t budge all night. Use a Hydration Spray to set your look and you are good to go!

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Smoky eyes from around the world, part 2

Here are four more beautiful smoky eye looks from our international educators and makeup artists who work with jane iredale. From gorgeous pink smoky eyes, to purple smoky eyes and even a nude smoky eye we hope these inspire you to get done up and heat up your nights with a hot, new makeup look.

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Step 1 – Champagne PurePressed Eye Shadow all over lid with
Deluxe Shader Brush, and along lower lash line.
Step 2 – Medium pink shade from Pink Bliss PurePressed Eye
Shadow Triple all over lid with Deluxe Shader Brush and along lower lash line. Blend well.
Step 3 – Burgundy shade from Pink Bliss in crease, outer corner of
eye and lash line with Eye Shader Brush. Bring color along bottom 2/3 of lower lash line.
Step 4 – Taupe PurePressed Eye Shadow in crease and in a ‘v’ shape at outer corner of eye with Crease Brush for a more dramatic effect.
Step 5 – Basic Brown Eye Pencil along top lash line from inside corner outward, moving in small sections to fill in gaps between the lashes.
Step 6 – Smoky Grey PurePressed Eye Shadow with Detail Brush in outer corner of eye.
Step 7 – Complete In Touch Highlighter on brow bone with fingers.
Step 8 – Favorite mascara on upper & lower lashes.

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International romance: special nights and the makeup to match, part 1

February is the month of love, not just in the US but around the world. We talked to some of our international jane iredale distributors about what they do for a romantic evening out in their culture and we’re feeling so inspired! We hope it gives you some ideas for you own night out with your special someone.

Muriel from Belgium and France: You’ll find plenty of romantic places in Belgium. Starting from Bruges and the Belgian coast cities to Brussels.

BurgesMost travelers agree that ancient Bruges, with its scenic canals, cobblestone streets, human-scale buildings (some are more than 500 years old), and horse-drawn carriages is the most romantic place in all of Belgium.

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