Jane Iredale Giveaway

Mineral makeup that has high performance, coverage, application and texture, Jane Iredale products are essentially beneficial for all skin types. Here are some of the most coveted products up for grabs :

 

  • Passion Lip Fixation
  • Basic Blue Eyeliner
  • Renee Lipstick
  • Green Mystikol
  • Awake Blush
  • Magic Mitt
  • Sugar plum Puregloss

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All you need to do is

1. Like Jane Iredale Middle East

2. Invite friends to like Jane Iredale Middle East

3. Post a screenshot of mutual friends between you and the Jane Iredale Facebook page on ILLUMIN8 and win !

 

Ramadan Kareem!

How-to pro long your makeup base

Nothing takes up space in a suitcase like jars and tubes of endless skincare products. We know how stressful it can be to pack the right beauty supplies, as holidays are stressful on one’s body and mind, and who has ever gone wrong with a little extra help? Bearing in mind the destinations climate, everyone needs a long lasting foundation that will adhere and adapt beautifully on their skin. Here are four tips to ensure your makeup base lasts perfectly all day:

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Start with cleansed and toned skin: As many makeup critics can argue about the credibility of toners, we say, use them. Only when your base is cleansed and primed will it absorb makeup to make you look naturally blessed with great skin. Herbline Essentials Aloe Vera Cleansing Milk is a beautiful product that is worth every penny. A toner and cleanser combined in one, with benefits of organic goodness, we give this product a big thumbs up and definitely say it should make it in your essentials skincare kit.

Use a primer: Lightweight primers are preferred as most countries at this time of the year experience spring to summer weather conditions. Our top pick this season is Guerlain’s Blanc De Perle Lightning UV Base. As the name has it, this primer instantly lightens and brightens your complexion because of the miniscule pearl particles in its formula that blends into the skin. However, if your skin is problematic or experiences redness, Philosophy’s On a Clear Day is a great primer to clear acne and spots, while Smashbox’s Photo Finish Colour Correcting Foundation Primer, reduces redness, letting your foundation do a better job at evening out your skin tone.

Choose the right formula for your skin type: With foundations the proof is always in the pudding as different foundation formulas tailor to different skin types. If you have dry skin, use a cream or liquid foundation. For oilier skin, choose oil free liquid formulas, powder, or mineral foundation. For dry skin our suggestion is the Laura Mercier Silk Crème Foundation as it leaves the most gorgeous dewy finish, perfect for this time of the year. For an oil free formula that combats the shiny look, use Make Up For Ever Matte Velvet Plus that works as a liquid foundation leaving a nonglossy finish that is long lasting.

Use a setting powder or a setting spray: Setting powders are not a preferred product by many, while others swear by it. In warmer weather conditions, it is better to give these a try. Instead of choosing pigmented finishing powder, try a translucent one; Laura Mercier’s Loose Setting Powder is a promising product that does not cake. And if you want to skip the powdery effect all through, use a setting spray, the Urban Decay All Nighter Setting Spray is a product that works brilliantly all through the day (and night, obviously).

Win with Dermalogica

Good Skincare

Participate in the competition to win

  • PreCleanse (dissolves make-up instantly),
  • Special Cleansing Gel (gentle foaming cleanser),
  • Gentle Cream Exfoliant (exfoliating masque treatment),
  • Skin Hydrating Masque (hydrating, oil-free masque),
  •  Multi-Active Toner (hydrating, refreshing spritz),
  • Skin Smoothing Cream (medium-weight moisturizer),
  • Intensive Eye Repair (replenishing eye cream).

All you have to do is go and like Dermalogica Middle East’s page and invite as many of your friends to do the same.

Send us a screenshot representing the ‘Mutual Friends’ who like Dermalogica Middle East’s page and you will be a qualified contestant.

*Terms & Conditions applied

Good Luck

Get The Look- Anne V From Harpers Bazaar Arabia

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Kate Goodwin, CEO & Founder of ILLUMIN8 Media Make-Up Studio did Anne V for Harpers Bazaar Arabia’s cover shoot this month. Get this celebrity look from our Celebrity Make-Up Artist.

Anne V is a super model so let’s be fair, didn’t need to worry too much as she is HOT! Can’t really go wrong. This shoot was so much fun with an amazing team, and it shows, as Anne V rocked the look and the outfit. A little bit of colour goes a long way this season. Stick to semi-matte to dewy skin for a fresh base, and enjoy a plethora of bright summer colours, especially hot for lips this season.

I kept her skin clean, using the MAC strobe cream and Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser in Bare. Her skin was amazing so I only needed a little touch of my ever-faithful Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier in SC-3. Her eyes used gold and neutral tones, which worked beautiful for her complexion. All products are listed below.

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Base

  • Laura Mercier Illuminating Tinted Moisturiser in Bare
  • Secret Camouflage by Laura Mercier in SC-3
  • M.A.C Strobe Cream (as a primer)

Cheeks

  • Nars Laguna Bronzer
  • Burberry Tangerine

 Eyes

  • Laura Mercier Illuminating Eye Colour in Gilded Bronze (pat on entire eyelid)
  • Bobbi Brown Taupe (Blend lightly around the socket)
  • M.A.C Shimmer Pigment in Vanilla (tear duct area/brow bone)
  • Chanel Blonde Claire (for brows)
  • Estee Lauder Artists Eye Pencil in Softsmudge Brown (for definition)

Lips

Dolce & Gabbana Lipstick in the colour Venere

MAKE UP FOR EVER MIDDLE EAST – GIVEAWAY

WIN

WIN-MAKE UP FOR EVER ME

·         Aqua Eyes #19L

·         Aqua Shadow #20E

·         Aqua Rouge #2

·         Aqua Liner #13

·         Sens’Eyes Sample

·         Makeup Pouch

Join ILLUMIN8 Media Make Up Studio in celebrating the official launch of MAKE UP FOR EVER MIDDLE EAST FaceBook Page and get the chance to be one of the 3 lucky winners to receive the AQUA must-haves from MAKE UP FOR EVER.

Follow these 3 simple steps and share on our wall to WIN : )

The more friends you have who like the official MAKE UP FOR EVER MIDDLE EAST FaceBook Page, the higher your chances of winning are! Hurry up the competition ends on Tuesday the 21th of May at 6:00pm!  Click Here to Like the page

*Competition valid for UAE residents only

Secret to super shiny hair

Hair Mask

If you go out and buy many products only to find them not worth the hype or price, here is a cheap and easy way to have super shiny hair. This hair mask is appropriate for oily, normal and dry hair as it is moisturizing and sheen inducing.

Ingredients (measurements can vary on length of the hair)

  • 3-4 tsp. of fresh plain yogurt
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 2 tsp. honey

Blend all the above ingredients to a smooth paste. Take medium sections from your hair and apply from root to tip. Keep the hair mask for 40-50 minutes followed by shampooing possibly with a sulphate-free shampoo. No need to condition again afterwards.

Pro Tip: While shampooing try using a lukewarm to cold water. As washing your hair in hot water can be damaging to the roots and scalp.