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Quick & Simple Long-lasting Makeup Tricks

model with long-lasting makeup

Tip #1: Add In Some Minerals

First and foremost, start using mineral makeup! If you’re already using mineral makeup, you’re one step ahead. Minerals are very water resistant, have minimal transference, are long-lasting and can provide broad spectrum sun protection. They’re the ideal choice when you want to look fabulous all day, and they give the overall appearance of soft, airbrushed skin.

Tip #2: Moisturize, Moisturize, Moisturize!

moisturizer for long-lasting makeupNow that you’re using mineral makeup, prep your skin with a moisturizer. Minerals adhere best to skin that is hydrated, ensuring your makeup lasts longer. Try our BeautyPrep Face Moisturizer or Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener to infuse moisture into your skin before you apply your makeup.

Tip #3: Powder Your Lips

If you don’t have time (or never remember) to re-apply your lipstick after you eat or drink, fear not! The long-lasting effect of powder mineral foundation works on lips too. Give your lipstick staying-power by applying a thin layer of pressed powder on them before you swipe on your favorite shade. This will keep your lipstick in place, even through your morning coffee.

Tip #4: Prime Your Eyes

eye primer for long-lasting eye makeupIf you find your eye shadow creases by the time you leave work, try using a thin layer of eye primer before you apply your shadow. You can also save time in your morning routine by using Smooth Affair for Eyes eye primer as an eye shadow. Remember, most eye primers are cream formulas, so if you apply too much, they will inevitably crease too.

Tip #5: Set Your Makeup

The easiest, and most refreshing thing you can do to obtain long-lasting makeup is finishing your look with a spritz. Facial mists, like our Hydration Sprays, help set the minerals and create greater adherence to the skin.  Need another reason to add this step to your routine? Some of our hydrating, delightfully scented sprays benefit those effected by breast cancer— 100% of the profits for Lemongrass Love and Smell the Roses goes to Living Beyond Breast Cancer.

Via:  https://janeiredale.com/us/en/makeup-blog/long-lasting-makeup-tips/

Healthy Skin: Men’s Edition | Image Skincare

3 Simple Steps to Healthy Skin: Men’s EditionPosted on June 7, 2016June is Men’s Health Month, and we’ve noticed one area that can easily be overlooked by men: The health of their skin. Most men consider splashing their face off in the shower sufficient. Compared to the large collection of skincare products most women keep in their bathrooms, most men tend to have very little, if any.We’re here to guide you to healthier skin this summer in just 3 simple steps. It’s as easy as 1,2,3!Step 1: Cleanse + ExfoliateProperly cleansing is the first step to achieving healthy skin. Using a generic body wash or bar soap will remove the dirt, but can leave the skin dry and irritated. To simplify your routine, find a cleanser that works to cleanse and exfoliate the skin in one step. We recommend Ageless Total Facial Cleanser: A daily, universal body and facial cleanser that exfoliates and tones for ultimate skin balance. This cleanser has a gentle glycolic acid blend that helps reduce ingrown hairs from shaving and blackheads.Step 2: Balance + RestoreThe environment, shaving, and sun exposure can wreak havoc on your skin, leaving it unbalanced, dry, and damaged. Restore and rebalance your skin with a hydrating serum like Ormedic Balancing Antioxidant Serum. This silky, ultra-hydrating botanical lactic acid serum is infused with organic Japanese green tea, polyphenols and a copper-complex peptide. It works to continuously balance your skin from within and restores its ideal moisture level. To use, just apply after cleansing morning and night. Think of this step as giving your skin a cool glass of water on a hot summer day.Step 3: Moisturize + ProtectThe final step in your simple skincare routine is moisturizing and protecting your skin from harmful UVA/UBV rays. Choose a moisturizer with built-in broad spectrum UVA/UVB sun protection. We recommend Prevention+ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer. This sheer formula spreads easily onto your skin without leaving residue behind, and provides the ultimate protection and prevention against the aging effects of the sun. As an added benefit, it’s long lasting and water resistant!See, that wasn’t so hard. In 3 simple steps, you’ll be well on your way to healthy skin. Let us know in the comments below if you’re planning on trying our 3 step plan! Source: 3 Simple Steps to Healthy Skin: Men’s Edition | Image Skincare

How The Face Ages

Understanding How The Face Ages

Clients often visit the spa to have treatments and purchase products that help reduce wrinkles and fine lines. In the spa professional’s quest to help them look younger, it is important to understand the fundamentals of how the face ages.

Val Lambros, M.D., clinical professor of plastic surgery at University of California, Irvine, has contributed to literature in regards to how the face ages. At the Aesthetic Meeting of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery in Las Vegas, he presented, 3D Facial Averaging, which is the aging progress shown in 3D images through a 15-year time span.

“If you listen to ten plastic surgeons or dermatologists expound on the subject [of facial aging], you will hear at least eight explanations for what happens and how,” explained Lambros. “Most of these explanations have little to do with the process, but quite a lot to do with the surgical techniques designed to make aging faces look better.”

Revealed Discoveries
The 15-year study aimed to understand the progression of facial aging with a comparison of old and young patients in photographs in the year 2000.

“Starting in 2005, I began to use a 3D camera to scan plastic surgeons, since they show up to plastic surgery meetings at intervals,” said Lambros. “Since 3D images are digital, they can be analyzed mathemat­ically.”

In 2015, Lambros averaged hundreds of images of faces together as one image and animated another hundred images in an age group of 50 years and older to show the progression of aging.

According to Lambros, his study found the thinning of the lips influence the base of the nose, which pulls the tip of the nose toward the lip, in addition to influencing the nasolabial crease.

“These images have not been seen in plastic surgery and show in the clearest possible way what happens to facial shape with age,” explained Lambros. “Some aspects are known and easily seen and some are new to this study.”

Further Aging Studies
Lambros has conducted other research that suggests vertical descent of skin and subcutaneous tissue is not a major cause of aging. This research can be found in a 2007 study he  published in Plastic and Reconstr­uctive Surgery. He have been a strong component of filling rather than pulling in facial plastic surgery.

Source: Cosmetic Surgery Times

via Understanding How The Face Ages

Beach-ready Makeup

5 Products for Beach-ready Makeup

When you’re heading to the shore, it’s important to have makeup that is versatile and fits in beach bag. You want to look natural, as if you aren’t wearing any makeup, but still feel confident that you look your best. For an effortless no makeup, makeup look, all you need is five products, a couple of brushes/tools and your fingers:

Peaches-Cream-1Mineral Foundation
(Alternate Uses: Concealer and SPF)
Great mineral foundations, like our PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, can be used as both a foundation and a concealer. It also contains broad spectrum SPF to protect you from harmful UV rays and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes!

Peach Eye Shadow & Cream Eye Shadow
(Alternate Uses: Highlighter, Blush and Lip Color)
Select a peach and a cream eye shadow with a little shimmer (we suggest our PurePressed Eye Shadow in Peach Sherbet and Cream). You can use the two colors in multiple ways; in addition to adding color to your eye lids, they quadruple as a highlighter, blush and lip color!.

Pencil Eyeliner
(Alternate Use: Brow Pencil)
A natural brown eyeliner, like our Basic Brown Eye Pencil, is great for lining your eyes, but if you’re a brunette, you could also get away with using it as an eyebrow pencil. If you have lighter hair, we recommend using a lighter colored eyeliner, like taupe.

 Lip Balm
(Alternate Use: SPF)
Lip Balm is the best finishing touch to any look. It moisturizes your lips for a supple pout, and if you use our LipDrink Lip Balm with SPF 15, you also get the added bonus of sun protection!

Follow the below steps to learn how to get the perfect, natural beach makeup look in 10 easy steps:

  1. Peaches-Cream-2First, use your Retractable Handi Brushto apply your foundation.
  2. Then, use a Flocked Sponge to layer foundation over any areas that may need a little extra concealing.
  3. Using your ring finger apply the cream eye shadow to the lid of your eye and as a highlighter on your brow bone.
  4. Next, use your finger again to apply the peach shade to the outer corners of your eyes and into the crease.
  5. Starting from the inner corner of your eye and working your way out to a slight wing, line your upper lash line with your Brown Eye Pencil.
  6. Also, use the eye pencil to define your brows by filling in your eyebrows using small, hair-like strokes.
  7. With your index and middle finger, lightly swipe the cream eye shadow on your cheek bone as a highlighter.
  8. Then, with the same two fingers, apply the peach shade to the apples of your cheek with light strokes.
  9. Dab the peach shade onto your lips using your middle finger for a soft pop of color.
  10. Finish your look with a swipe of lip balm on your lips.

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6 On-the-Go Makeup Essentials

6 On-the-Go Makeup Essentials

jane iredale makeup essentialsIf you’re anything like us, you would need rolling luggage to carry all of your makeup with you on-the-go. Instead of playing the constant traveler, try paring your makeup bag down to these six essential items:

Powder Foundation + Travel Brush: Powder foundation (likePurePressed Base or Amazing Base) is extremely versatile and can be used as a foundation, concealer or even finishing powder. Ours even contain SPF to protect from the sun. Keep the inside of your bag clean by bringing a travel foundation brush that’s either retractable or can be filled with the loose powder.

Cream Blush: A cream blush stick makes reapplication easy. You can apply it with your finger, so there’s no need for a blush brush!

One or Two Lip Products: We know how easy it is to carry a collection of lip products for every occasion, but that can weigh down your bag. Lighten the load by only bringing the lipstick or lip gloss used in your makeup look that day, and swap out the products each day or so.

Liquid Eye Shadow: If you usually touch up your eye shadow midday, toss a creamy, liquid eye shadow in your bag. Use the built-in brush for easy application and to cut down on the number of brushes you have to carry.

Brown Eyeliner: A brown eye pencil can be used in a number of different ways. Apply it over your current eyeliner (black or brown) to touch up your look after a long day work or use it as an eyebrow pencil to define your brows before you go out.

Want to know what Jane carries in her tote? Here are the products she always has in her bag during the summer:

Show us your makeup bag essentials! Share a picture with us on Instagram by tagging @janeiredale #makeupmusthaves.