Our friend Melanie is back with another blog post this week. Melanie is a personal stylist from the Berkshires, United Kingdom where she helps people choose the styles and colors that work best for them, including makeup. Today Melanie has chosen to share some of her unique insight and suggestions for creating everyday style with an opulent influence.
Loud cheer from West Berkshire! The long awaited warmer air and lighter evenings are bringing some welcomed changes. My orange tree is packed with blossom buds and its first fruit is coming on beautifully!
Wherever you are today – isn’t it just soooo good how colour, light and new ideas kindle our lives.
If you are looking for a new makeup look that is on trend and works great for the office and beyond, look no further! Here is a sophisticated, yet fun look featuring cherry red lips. Keep reading for step by step instructions.
I am so excited to introduce you to my colleague Carri. In August Carri will marry the love of her life, Brian. As a special treat, she has offered to take us with her on her journey as a jane iredale bride. Along the way she will share some of her exciting bridal makeup milestones and explain why choosing jane iredale was so important to her, and no it’s not just because she works here . Please join me in welcoming Carri to our blog!
In 121 days I marry the love of my life, but who’s counting? As a bride there are many things I need to check off on my “to-do” list, but there are many things that will be out of my control: the weather that day, and the days preceding, and my skin. The last few years I’ve been battling adult acne, which has been worse than the breakouts and skin problems I battled at 13 years old. I never knew there was even such a thing as adult acne until it happened to me.
Spring is here, which means prom season is right around the corner, or in some cases upon us. This year brings us a variety of fun trends including metallic gold, bright white, short peplum and neon. Whether you are going to prom, or know someone who is, we hope these three makeup looks, right on-trend for 2013 prom season, will help inspire you! Each of these looks can be paired with almost any color or style dress.
Minimal makeup with the emphasis on healthy, glowing skin is a huge trend this spring. Fortunately, it is also quick and easy to apply. Dewy skin, lightly shimmered eyes, big lashes and a little gloss make the look. If you want to add color, it’s as simple as changing your lip gloss! Keep reading to learn how to get the model’s look, plus watch our Minimalism video below starring our Trade Show Supervisor, Jenna.
A few of weeks ago I had the pleasure of spending an evening with a few of our NYC beauty and fashion blogger friends at Haven’s Kitchen on West 17th. The highlight of the evening was a mixology class given by Chef David Mawhinney inspired by our NEW PureGloss collection, which includes 11 new shades, a new formula and new packaging. All of our blogger friends went home with a goody bag containing three of our favorite new PureGloss shades and our entire mascara collection. While we wish we could have had all of you at this exciting event, we hope you keep reading for instructions on how you can recreate this fun experience complete with cocktail recipes, makeup looks, and yes of course your chance to receive a goody bag for you and a friend, so keep reading!
I am so happy to introduce a wonderful friend of ours, Melanie Sarah Brewer. Melanie Sarah is a professional stylist and makeup artist from West Berkshire, United Kingdom. She has fantastic experience, especially in the world of color, and we are honored to have her contribute some of her great ideas and insight on this blog. Her lovely musings on nature clearly inspire her astute take on the use of color. We hope you enjoy Melanie’s introduction below and join us in giving her a warm welcome.
The strength of the early morning frosts is fading and the energy of spring is set to wow us again. Nature has been busy – a synergy I’ve noticed in the beautiful Berkshires in recent months. Back in January, I’d been working on some style content with Jane – we were amused by the geography. Our makeup champion was in her office in the Berkshires of the U.S, and I was in my British Berkshire. Amongst the banter, it was guaranteed we’d not resist talking colour and ingredients!
One of the gals in our office had a procedure done yesterday that caused significant bruising. With a little help from Enlighten Concealer, Amazing Base and Corrective Colors, she was able to camouflage most of it! Below are the steps our Product Training Coordinator, Christine, used to achieve these results. When covering severe bruising, the goal should be to make the appearance better, not perfect. If you keep camouflaging until it is perfect your makeup may start looking caked on. Hold your mirror at a social distance or arms length away when evaluating your coverage. This is the same distance others will be seeing you from. Often times we make the mistake of applying our makeup only a couple of inches away from the mirror, very few people ever get that close and this can sometimes cause us to apply too much or too little.
If you are concerned about whether you should be applying makeup to your bruising, check with your doctor first.
We have not had a good snow storm here in the Berkshires for two seasons. To most people that is great news. But for me, a lover of all things winter, it is tragic. I love the snow, the cold and most of all, snowboarding. So in celebration of the upcoming storm and for those of you who ski or snowboard and are happiest on the slopes, this one’s for you!
This is how I hope my driveway looks tomorrow morning.
If you have just successfully shed extra weight, or happily celebrated your 45th (60th, 83rd) birthday, congratulations! However, if your face now seems a bit deflated, don’t let it dampen your spirits.