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Winter Makeup Essential: Mystikol Eyeliners

winter makeup collection, mystikol cream to powder eyeliner

We know, “next beauty must-have” is a bold claim, but Mystikol eyeliners are our latest obsession. Below are five reasons to lust over this winter makeup essential:

  1. Mystikol eyeliners are available in four long-wearing, intense shades: Onyx (jet black), Dark Topaz (metallic chocolate brown), Amethyst (royal purple) and Smoky Quartz (smoky grey).
  2. Two words— water resistant. With these eyeliners, you don’t have to worry about smears.
  3. The brush is built into the cap. Let me repeat that… THE BRUSH IS BUILT INTO THE CAP! This handy feature makes it a total breeze to create the perfect rich line at home or on-the-go.
  4. Coco glycerides in the formula help it go on smooth across your lids and lash line.
  5. Last, but certainly not least, Mystikol eyeliners have the staying power of a liquid, but are completely blendable like a powder or pencil. Check out how to transform your eyeliner look from clean to smudged to smokey in seconds:

But , wait…there’s more!

When sporting a sultry, smokey eye, we suggest keeping the rest of your look clean and natural. With our Pure & Simple Kits, it’s never been easier to do so. This all-inclusive palette contains two shades of PurePressed Base, two shades of PurePressed Eye Shadow, one PurePressed Blush and a Just Kissed Cheek and Lip Stain. What else does a girl need for an effortless no-makeup makeup look?

winter makeup collection, Pure & Simple Kit mineral makeup palette


Practice Makes Perfect

We want to see your luxe looks! Show us how you use our Mystikol eyeliners and Pure & Simple Kits for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. Make sure to tag @janeiredale and #GreenSpaCares #LuxeUpYourLook.

This post was written by Chelsea Simmons from the Jane Iredale Makeup Blog

You can find their blog here

halloweenmakeup

Whether you’re dressing up as a zombie, witch or superhero, nine chances out of ten, you’re going to be applying plenty of makeup this Halloween. A scary costume isn’t complete without several layers of ghoulish makeup to match, and that could mean applying anything from fake blood, glitter, faux eyelashes and everything else in between.

Halloween is the only time of year when “anything goes” when it comes it makeup, but when you’re caking on layer after layer, have you ever stopped to think how all this extra gunk will affect your skin?

A build-up of makeup can lead to skin sensitivity, irritation and breakouts. To avoid a post-Halloween skin disaster, we have 3 skin care tips to prevent turning spooky makeup into scary skin:

1. UP YOUR FACE WASHING GAME

After hours of handing out goodies to trick-or-treaters, or after a late night costume party, you’re probably only thinking about getting some well-deserved shut-eye.

Before you even think about hitting the hay, make sure you wash your face (and we don’t mean just a simple splash of water). Halloween make-up removal is going to involve a little extra time and care.

Suggested cleansing routine:

  • Step 1: Combine our Mineral Cleansing Concentrate with our Clear Skin Probiotic Cleanser and mix with a few drops of water. This product mix produces a gentle and natural foaming action which will help effectively remove stuck-on layers of foundation and/or face paint.
  • Step 2:  Use a towel (preferably a dark one) and pat away excess water from your face. Add a couple of drops of our Herbal Eye Makeup Remover to a cotton round pad and apply around the eye area. You may need to do this a few times depending on how heavy your eye makeup is.
  • Step 3: After you’ve thoroughly removed your eye makeup, use the same method in Step 2 but this time with our Rice Milk 3 in 1 Cleansing Water. Apply to your whole face and neck area with a cotton round pad to remove any excess makeup. Give your face a final rinse with lukewarm water and pat dry with a towel.

Quick Tip: Washing your make-up brushes is just as important as cleansing your skin. If not properly cleaned, makeup brushes can breed all kinds of nasty bacteria that we can’t even begin to think about. To keep the creepy crawlies off your makeup brushes, clean and sanitize them with our Natural Brush Cleanser.

2. APPLY CALMING PRODUCTS TO MINIMIZE IRRITATION

On the scariest night of the year, not only will you be wearing an abundance of makeup, you’ll probably be trying a few unfamiliar products as well. To avoid skin sensitivity, it’s important to treat your skin to gentle, calming products that will help minimize any redness and irritation. After you’ve washed your face, we recommend a quick spritz of our Soothing Chamomile Tonique, followed by an application of our Calm Skin Chamomile Moisturizer. Finish by applying our cooling Cucumber Eye Gel to ease the look of puffiness around your eyes.

3. EXFOLIATE AND PURIFY YOUR PORES

To help your skin recover from its Halloween hangover, we recommend giving your complexion extra care and attention the morning after.

Start the day by exfoliating thoroughly to help unclog pores and prevent the appearance of breakouts. Our Strawberry Rhubarb Dermafoliant is a gentle exfoliant for all skin types that can be used on its own or mixed with your favorite cleanser.

 

According to Seventeen Magazine, when left-over cosmetics on your face are mixed with oil on your T-zone, it can cause clogged pores or even worse, bacterial infections – ick! The best way to purify your pores is to follow up your exfoliation treatment with an application of our Charcoal Masque from our Balancing Masque Duo. The activated charcoal found in this masque has unique detoxification and absorption properties that help draw out excess toxins and bacteria from the skin.

Do you have any makeup removal tips that you’d like to share? Tell us in the comments below.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

summerglowDare we say it? Summer is coming to an end, and that means saying goodbye to sunlit evenings, breezy beach days and picnics in the park. But just because some of the summertime perks are coming to a end, it doesn’t mean that you have to say adieu to all things summer. While you’re ok with trading cute sandals for stylish fall boots, you’re not down with giving up your sun-kissed skin. And the good news is, you don’t have to.

Below are 4 sun-safe ways to stay naturally radiant the whole year through:

1. APPLY TINTED MOISTURIZER ON THE DAILY
We get it, applying several layers of product in the mornings can be daunting – that’s why tinted moisturizers are the way to go. Not only do they deliver lightweight sheer coverage, Éminence tinted moisturizers also provide SPF 25 sun protection and add an extra layer of hydration to your skin. LNE Magazine recommends our Cocoa Latte Tinted Moisturizer which “softens and protects skin with an antioxidant-rich non-clogging moisturizer”. This daily beauty staple is available in two additional shades (Vanilla Latte & Caramel Latte) so you can pick your level of post-summer glow.

2. EAT YOUR WAY TO A RADIANT COMPLETION
Autumn harvest is upon us and that means tons of nutritious fruits and veggies for the taking.

A recent study in the American Journal of Public Health found that “eating more fruit and vegetables can change skin tone, lending it a healthier glow, within a matter of weeks” (Medical News Today).

How is this change in skin tone possible? Apparently it all comes down to carotenoids, orangy-red pigments that give fruits and vegetables like carrots, yams and squash varieties their colour. Even if you’re not completely sold on this theory, it’s definitely worth a try. You’ve got nothing to lose – even if your skin doesn’t change in shade, eating antioxidant and nutrient-rich fruits and veggies will do wonderful things for your skin and health.

3. INVEST IN A NATURAL BRONZER
There’s a fake tan gone wrong and then there’s a real tan gone wrong (a.k.a. a burn). The latter is more dangerous for your skin, but both are equally unappealing. To give your skin a post-summer glow the natural way, Vancouver Magazine’s Amanda Ross suggests our Sun Defense Minerals SPF 30 – “the darker shades can be used as a bronzer—but I stick to the lighter side for a wholly natural, unblemished finish”. According to Amanda, “this magic wand is the holy grail of beauty goods… it works as a completely natural mineral-based sunscreen, but I also use it as a powder to give that flawless look that only mineral-based make-up really seems to achieve”.

Application tip: Once you’ve used your Éminence Tinted Moisturizer, dust your skin with your choice of Sun Defense Minerals. Apply it to your face as well as other exposed regions like your neck and chest area. And finally, for extra definition, we suggest contouring around your cheek area with one of our Mineral Illuminators (Chai Berry Glow or Mocha Berry Bronzer) for a sheer, sun-kissed glow that lasts.

4. ADD A STIMULATING MASQUE TO YOUR BEAUTY ROUTINE
To bring out your inner glow – try one of our stimulating masques. A hot masque like our Eight Greens Phyto Masque (HOT) uses paprika to produce a
natural, healthy and rosy glow. The antioxidant and vitamin-rich ingredients work together to bring out the look of radiance in your skin. If you have sensitive skin (or if spicy simply isn’t your thing), then you can try mixing our Eight Greens Phyto Masque (HOT) with another complementary masque like our Calm Skin Arnica Masque. This is a good way to bring down the heat factor a few notches, but still receive the glow-y benefits.

What are your tricks to keeping your summer glow? Tell us in the comments below.

This post was written by Christie Pike from Eminence Organics.
You can find their blog here

VMALOOK

Re-create Beyoncé’s MTV Video Music Awards Look with Jane Iredale Products.

Come in today and let our make-up experts give you the look!

Check out the complete selection of Jane Iredale Make-up at the Green Spa & Wellness Center.

 


Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur

Image Source: Getty / Kevin Mazur

EYES
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all eyes on you

Color CHAMPAGNE SILK

the look shimmery

the feel silky

Smooth and luxurious, this creamy, crease-resistant Eye Shere is quick drying so it will not smear.

easy to define

LIQUID EYELINER EYE SHERE® LIQUID EYE SHADOW35

Color BLACK

the look inky or metallic

the feel sleek

Our Liquid Eyeliner will amaze you with its saturated color and real staying power – all without those irritating chemicals.

 

EYEBROWS

BITTY BROW KIT®14416

Color BRUNETTE 

the look refined

the feel light and soft

For a refined look that still feels soft and light, this take-anywhere brow kit provides you with three brushes, a transparent brow wax and pigmented brow powder to add color and depth.

17541LIPS

PUREGLOSS® LIP GLOSS

creamy color, high shine

Color SOFT PEACH -shimmering pink beige

the look glossy

the feel creamy

Treat your lips to luscious lip gloss shades that soothe, hydrate and nourish your lips for a fresh, pretty look.

CHEEKS 11201

24-KARAT GOLD DUST

delicately gilded

Color Gold

the look shimmering

the feel ethereal

 

Senior Sidewalk Event Bay Ridge

The Green Spa & Wellness Center would like to thank all the Seniors that joined us for the Senior’s Sidewalk Social!

This Event was Sponsored by the Bay Ridge Center, the Merchants of Third Avenue and the Bay Ridge Age-Friendly Project. “Welcome to the 60s” took place yesterday on the sidewalks outside stores along Third Avenue from 83rd Street to 93rd Street from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. The goal was to bring senior citizens together with shop owners and have them get to know one another better.

Those who stopped in The Green Spa & Wellness Center received complimentary Anti-Aging Make-up Refreshers with express lesson in the art of shading and proper makeup application techniques. Seniors enjoyed 15% off any service reserved on this day.

Here are some photos from the event.
 

Coola Suncare Station on 3rd Avenue

Coola Suncare Station on 3rd Avenue

 

Ladies Enjoying Complimentary Make-Up Refreshers

Ladies Enjoying Complimentary Make-Up Refreshers

The beautiful people at “The Spiritualist” chose The Green Spa for our long standing commitment to use no chemicals in our treatments. We’ve proven that our vegan products help you look just as beautiful and never compromise on quality or results.

 

We were especially thrilled they spoke to us about our use of Spa Ritual, a vegan line of nail polishes, hand and foot treatments. Our clients love the line and the colors really pop. Here’s a few images of colors we carry for Spring and Summer 2014 for your pool, beach and sandal lifestyle! Stop by the spa or we can ship them to you! 

 

Last night at the Oscars “The Dallas Buyers Club” took home the Oscar for make-up. At the Green Spa we make make-up our business. We have celebrity make-up artists on staff to create custom looks for day, night and anything in between. Let’s take a look at the trends set by the stars!

Jennifer Lawrence really captured The Green Spa vibe. Her matte foundation and powder sets the tone for a dewy, fresh look that makes it impossible to ever imagine she sweats. Our mineral make-up accomplishes the same goals whether you’re looking for minimal or maximum coverage. The point is to look natural. Also, we’re seeing a tend with Jennifer’s lipstick choice, a slightly darker tone than her real lip color. We applaud her and her artist for claiming the natural look and daring to turn what’s considered day make-up into a red carpet look.

Emma Watson went the opposite way, bucking the natural trend with a more traditional nighttime look. Her dramatic lips work with the more neutral tones on her eyes. It’s the perfect reminder that if you go big somewhere, tone down the rest. Emma’s lips can best be accomplished by first using red lipliner not only around the outer creases of the lips, but over the entire lip. Essentially you’re using liner as a base before you put your lipstick on.

 

 

We loved Olivia Wilde’s look! Staying on-trend, she went out with a nude lip, and went daring with the 1960’s style cat eyes. The only look like that of the evening! The perfect combo of vintage meets trend.

Happy Monday Green Spa-ers,

We were excited to see last evening at The Grammy Awards 2014 that Katy Perry, Taylor Swift and Chrissy Teigen all went for natural looks for evening! We’re hosting a Champagne Make-up Workshop February 7th 2014, where we’ll have our experts on hand to recreate these looks for you. Want Katy’s, Chrissy’s, and Taylor’s look? You got it. Anyone else? We can do it! We’re most proud of using all natural brands sans chemicals and we’re even more excited of our access to the area’s best make-up artists. We celebrate natural make-up looks, and can make you appear like you’re barely wearing any, all while enhancing your real-life beauty.

Also, In honor of our Sweet 16 anniversary in March, we’re doing make-up workshops where we start by getting teens to learn the best inside make-up tricks from the get-go. Let’s skip the struggle of mismatching colors and tones and go straight to The Green Spa where we will color match your teen (and you too!).

 

We are very excited that Melissa Fiore, who has done the make-up for the Knicks City Dancers and the cult classic TV show “The Walking Dead” is at The Green Spa tonight, December 11th. Her mission: to talk to you about bringing your glowing inner beauty out. Tell Melissa what makes you feel stunning. Do you want to work on your eyes, lips, cheekbones, or facial highlighters? Perhaps you want the secrets to looking like you’re not wearing make-up, when indeed you are!

Here are some examples of the kinds of looks Melissa can create tonight:

Learn how to look like you’re not wearing any make-up at all!

Learn how to take your make-up from ‘office’ to ‘happy hour’.

The pouty lip. Learn how to make your lips look fuller without the filler!

The Smokey Eye. Great for New Years Eve or for when you’re feeling sultry and dramatic

Get the glam. Learn how to accentuate your lips, cheeks, and eyes so that it all comes together resulting in the best you.

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