8 Beauty Resolutions to keep in 2014

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As we roll in this new year, we must begin to get comfortable with change…because it is inevitable. So let’s change for the better and charge into 2014. We say start with easy resolutions before you tackle the BIG ones, like making beauty goals and sticking to them! Here are 8 to get you started:

1. Clear out old clutter in your makeup cabinet.

Check dates, check cleanliness, and check to see if you still like it or have even used it. How many times have you gone to the store, saw a product you loved, and when you put it on hated it? So you put it away thinking you’ll try it again…but it’s never the right time, right look. Either donate it to a friend if sanitary, or ditch it!

2. Switch from drugstore mascara to makeup counter mascara.

Why? Have you tried Benefit’s THEY’RE REAL mascara? This product is the number one selling mascara in the UK, and for good reason. The product helps to create long healthy lashes that stay looking that way all night without the clumps.

3. Learn a new tip or trick from a professional.

It’s a new year, and so, it’s time for a new look. The professionals at ILLUMIN8 offer a Personal Makeup Workshop that is designed to teach you how to create the perfect day – to – evening look effortlessly. Next Workshop 11 January, runs 10am – 5pm, and if you bring a friend you get a deal!

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4. Try a new product once every three months.

This way, at the end of the year you have some fun, new items in your kit that you would not normally have. Have you seen these Miley Makeup, STICK ON LINERS? Fun & Funky!

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5. Promise to wash your face every night before bed.

We all say we do it, we all try to make it a habit, but when we wake up to see yesterdays mascara smudged all over our tired eyes…guilty! Makeup is basically a form of dirt, especially mixed with the daily oil and toxins exposure. Be kind to your skin. 3-5 minutes is all it takes.

6. Give your body a good exfoliation once a month, and for more mature skin, once a week.

Body scrub can be found in many stores around UAE, but you can also make some fun options at home! Here’s a quick recipe that is sure to soften your skin and make you smell divine.

  • 1 Glass Jar to store scrub
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1-2 drops vanilla extract depending on your love for vanilla!
  • 1/3 cup mineral salt
  • ½ cup extra virgin coconut oil
  • -Mix Sugar, Vanilla and Salt together, then add Coconut Oil. Voila! Your first at home Body Scrub!

7. We blow-dry, flat iron, curl, spray, tease, brush, then wash, rinse and repeat. But where is the hair love?

Mark your calendar’s monthly for a good hair treatment. Consider Redken’s ALL SOFT Heavy Cream Hair Softening Treatment. It’s made with argan oil and targets dry/brittle hair for intense, inside-out softness, sleekness, and brilliant shine!

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8. Most importantly, Rest & Hydrate. Nothing is more important to skin than H2O and sleep. During the night, your body naturally enhances its ability to fight environmental and natural damage, which translates into a better and brighter complexion. Sleep can reduce the appearance of thinning skin, stretch marks, discoloration, age spots & fine lines. And most of us are aware the skin is the largest organ in the body, but did you also know that water will reach all the other organs before it reaches the skin? So, it’s important to apply water to our skin and keep it there – through drinking lots of it, this will not only show a visible difference in hydration, but it can prevent wrinkles, as well.

WE WISH YOU WELL IN 2014!! WE HOPE TO SEE YOU IN OUR STUDIO!

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!

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