New at Blush: Jouer

We have lots of new Jouer products at our studio, including the new Skinny Dip Collection, High Pigment Glosses, and more!

 

Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadows

What is it? The Jouer Skinny Dip Collection Eyeshadow Palette features 6 new Ultra Foil Shimmer Shadows that deliver an intense, shimmering metallic finish. Layer together or use as a gorgeous glittering accent to your favorite looks.

Tips & Tricks: Apply powder eyeshadow with a shadow brush. Can be used as a liner with its wet-to-dry finish.

Why we love it: Long-wear, Paraben Free, Sulfate Free, Phthalate Free, Highly Pigmented, Crease Resistant, Dermatologist Tested.

Citrine, Topaz, Skinny Dip, Tan Lines

Citrine, Topaz, Skinny Dip, Tan Lines

What is it? Ultra-fine pearls and luminescent pigments create the ultimate, "lit-from-within" glow. This creamy, powder formula is long-wearing, highly pigmented, and layers with the cream Highlighter for the perfect radiant finish.

Tips & Tricks: Using a brush, apply to cheek and brow bones to instantly illuminate.

Why we love it: Long-wear, Paraben Free, Talc Free, Gluten Free, Dermatologist Tested.

Skinny Dip, Tan Lines, Rose Gold, St. Tropaz, Frost Bite

Skinny Dip, Tan Lines, Rose Gold, St. Tropaz, Frost Bite

What is it? This weightless, Long-Wear Lip Topper instantly refreshes and adds shimmer to your favorite lip color. Wear alone or pair with Jouer Long-Wear Lip Crème.

Why we love it: Adds shimmer and refreshes your matte lip color, keeps formula integrity longer than a standard gloss topper, Non-sticky Formula, Paraben Free, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, and Vitamin E.

Tips & Tricks: Apply a thin layer over Long-Wear Lip Creme. Lip color should be allowed to set before applying Lip Topper.

What is it? This weightless, creamy gloss delivers full-coverage color that glides on smoothly & moisturizes the lips with Jojoba Seed Oil & Coconut Oil.

Tips & Tricks: Apply to lips for full coverage color that lasts.

Why we love it: Full Coverage Color, Paraben Free, Jojoba Seed Oil, Coconut Oil, Non-sticky Formula, Warm and Cool Shades.

 
 

Daily Repair Treatment Oil & Daily Clarifying Treatment Oil

Slim Creme Liner and Kitten Liner

Anti-Blemish Matte Primer & Anti-Aging Moisture Primer

Creme Eyeshadow Crayon

 

Springtime in Paris Eyeshadow Palette

 

SPF Products at Blush

 
 

Summer weather is around the corner! Even though you should always incorporate sunscreen into your skincare routine, it's especially important during this time of the year. These 3 Clarins products are favorites from our studio with SPF...

 

1. Extra-Firming Day Wrinkle Lifting Lotion (SPF 15): A lightweight, fluid texture with added UV protection provides a matte finish that allows for easy make-up application. Smoothes features on application thanks to the combination of hyaluronic acid and oat sugars. Reinforces skin elasticity for more toned skin (extracts of lemon thyme, green banana and bocoa).

2. Sunscreen Multi-Protection (SPF 50): Multi-protection against the harmful effects of UV rays, free radicals and pollution for everlasting youthful, luminous and even skin. The ultra-lightweight texture is ideal for application over your regular day care and is resistant to urban life.

3. Super Restorative Tinted Cream (SPF 20): A replenishing cream with natural color that enhances maturing skin. Combines the restricting action of pueraria plant extract with radiance-boosting pigments to minimize the appearance of wrinkles. Protects against the sun and helps prevent the formation of dark spots. 

Best Spring Products At Our Studio

 

Spring is here! And so are new products we're loving for the season! These are a few of the best products available at our studio for transitioning into warmer weather...

 

1. Basq Citrus Sugar Skin Perfection Scrub: Natural sugar acids sweep away dull surface, winter skin for a soft, fresh reveal. Instantly boosts skin resiliency, helps smooth dimpling and evens tone.

2. Kevyn Aucoin Neo Highlighter with Neo-Powder Brush: Creates a multidimensional strobed effect that lasts all day! Apply the lightest shade to the inner corner of the eye and cheekbones. Apply the middle shade to the eyelid. Sweep the darkest shade in your crease and under your lower lash line to frame the eye.

3. Smashbox Be Legendary Liquid Lip in Pink Drank: Perfect Spring pink! Reflects light from every angle to create a 3D, optically plump effect on lips.

4. Hampton Sun Airbrush Bronzing Mist: Applies evenly and dries quickly to a silky powder finish. The best part? The results are temporary. Wash it off, reapply for a tan anytime.

5. Hampton Sun Privet Bloom: Named after the beautiful privet privacy hedges synonymous with the Hamptons lifestyle, this scent is unlike any other floral aroma, touching upon crisp, green notes unexpected in an eau de parfum.

 

5 Easy Steps for Shaping Your Brows

Touch up your eyebrows at home! Using tweezers on your own can be a little intimidating at first, but these easy steps will help you create your best full brows... 

 
 

1. Decide on your brow shape. Using a brush or pencil as a guide, find the beginning, ending, and arch of your brow.

2. Cut down long hairs. Brush hair up with spool and trim away the very long hairs.

3. Tweeze hairs! Hold skin taut and tweeze hairs in the direction of hair growth. Remember less is more! Bold brows are on trend right now.

4. Apply a cooling gel or toner to ease any irritation and redness. We recommend chilling a little bit of Clarins Toning Lotion with Camomile in your refrigerator and then applying it to your brows with a cotton pad. 

5. Fill in sparse spots. Fake a bolder brown by using an eyebrow pencil to feather in some hairs. We love the Kevyn Aucoin Precision Brow Pencil!  

Prom Makeup Looks

Our makeup artists have been busy creating the perfect prom looks! These are the top prom makeup trends we've been bringing to life at our studio...

 
 

Bold & Playful

Pinks and oranges are popular shadow colors right now. Play with them to create a soft, but bold look that complements a simpler hair style! (mua: @daniellemua_blush)

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Smokey & Dramatic

A classic red lip and smokey eye never goes out of style! For an even more dramatic look, use the shadow to line your lower lashes. (mua: @britniadamo)

Metallic & Fierce

A little glitter never hurt no one! Place shimmery shades from your lid to the inner corner for a brighter effect. (mum: @daniellemua_blush)

Soft & Natural

Use softer bronze and pink tones for a natural appearance! Shape and fill your brows to frame your face and complete this look. (mua: @britniadamo)

New at Blush: YANA Daily Collagen Shots

 
 

What is YANA?

YANA is a revolutionary highly concentrated beauty liquid that helps to rebuild and strengthen skin by boosting the body's natural collagen production.

YANA offers a new approach to skin health utilizing patented bioactive collagen peptides that are clinically shown to...

YANA improves the way your skin looks and feels in as little as 30 days.

With German Ingenuity, YANA is uniquely formulated with Lumiplex technology, a highly concentrated proprietary blend of collagen peptides, ceramics, antioxidants and vitamins. The path to radiant skin has never been easier. 

Results...

Studies show improvement to skin elasticity in 76% of participants in 30 days.

Studies show improvement to skin hydration in 100% of participants in 30 days.

Why YANA?

Collagen is the most abundant protein in the human body and gives the skin its strength and structure. As we age, the amount of collagen in our skin begins to decrease leading to: fine lines, wrinkles, and loss of radiance.

After the age of 25, we begin losing collagen at a rate of 1% per year. This means the average person has lost almost half of the collagen in their skin by the age of 50. 

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How to take YANA

Simply on its own, mix it with water, mix it with shakes, juices, or teas.

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YANA is now available in full size (60 shots) and travel size (14 shots) at our Blush studio, along with Image Skincare the Max stem cell neck lift and Ormedic balancing lip enhancement complex. 

#blushbae Danielle's Most Loved Blush Products

 

1. Smashbox's Photo Finish Primer Water

Why: This product can be utilized after cleanser/moisturizer to add slight hydration prior to makeup application (making for a smoother complexion). Also use it as a setting spray after makeup to provide a more luminous finish to the skin and add more moisture to prevent flaking skin and/or dry patches. 

2. Kevyn Aucoin Seasonal Skin Enhancer #9

Why: It's the perfect medium peach tone that complements most skin tones for under eye coverage of dark circles. It's super hydrating due to ingredients like jojoba oil. A little bit goes a very long way. It also doesn't settle in lines, has buildable coverage, and is waterproof!

3. Kevyn Aucoin Gossamer Loose Powder in Diaphanous

Why: It's such a light weight and airy finishing powder for after foundation. It sets foundation flawlessly and the light reflecting minerals give skin the slightest dewy finish. Another benefit is that it provides hydration with aloe and coconut oil.

4. Glo Minerals Suede Matte Crayon in Trademark

Why: As far as packaging, this product is so convenient with a built-in sharpener. The shade is a great neutral mauve that compliments majority of skin tones. It's long wearing but also has a hydrating matte formula. The peppermint oil provides a little tingle sensation to the lips.

5. Mario Badescu Buttermilk Moisturizer

Why: This product is great for combination to sensitive skin. It's super light weight but ultra hydrating. It softens the skin and also provides exfoliation due to alpha-hydroxy acids. Smells fresh, non-greasy, and brings life back to dull winter skin!

 

March Beauty Favorites

 

Meet Nadine! She started her makeup up career nine years ago at our studio. You can also find her doing hair at Élan or on location at weddings and private events! A product junkie at heart, these are her March favorites...

1. TruSelf Organics Detoxifying Facial Mask - This mask is awesome for removing build up from clogged pores! It feels like my pores are empty when removing this mask. From the moment you apply, be prepared to not be able to move your face. Yes, this even means not being able to drink through a straw! (haha yes, I have tried this before!) I do suggest leaving the mask on for a shorter period (10 minutes) to see how your skin reacts, because it can be the slightest bit painful when removing, or you can brave it like I did for the full time (30 minutes) just be prepared for some really tight almost sunburned feeling skin... NO PAIN, NO GAIN baby!

2. Nu-face Anti Aging Infusion Spray - So I'm not into over moisturizing my face, but hydration is a must! So coming across this spray was a game changer for me. Who doesn't want to revitalize & hydrate their skin? Ummm… NO ONE! What I love most is that it’s oil-free & super lightweight for all of us ‘over active sebaceous gland’ sistas! Oh and PS... this product also works with NuFace Trinity Device that helps to tone your face with micro current technology.

3. Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Primer - Say “Hello!” to lasting make up & “Goodbye!” to people asking “Are you alright?” at the end of your hard day's work. This flawless skin enhancing primer does its job and much more. It minimizes pores, balances your skin texture, and adds longevity to your all day foundation!

4. Kevyn Aucoin The ETHEREALIST - LOVE LOVE LOVE this everyday foundation! Color choices are super matchable! The foundation is very bendable and even buildable with coverage. That means you can start with a medium coverage and work your way up. Another quality that makes this new foundation amazing is that it's super lightweight and you can barely feel or see that it's on! Definitely a must try for all those who want a medium coverage to last all day!

5. FACEatelier Brazilian Blaze Bronzer - Can Not Live With Out This… I Repeat… CANNOT! This Bronzer makes me feel warm and sunkissed even through these cold rainy days with no sunshine! Lets just say this is my everyday bronzer/contour/sunkissed product. The color is good for all skin tones… everyone needs it in their make-up bag. There’s no other bronzers like it! I promise!

 

10 Tips for Glowing Skin this Prom Season

 

Get glowing skin for prom! Here's how...

1. One month before the big day start drinking lots of water with lemon. Lemons are rich in Vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin. Also, water is good for hydrating.

2. Purchase a great facial scrub. Mario Badescu Botanical Exfoliating Scrub is enriched with antioxidants such as Ginger, ginkgo, and green tea. The Ecuadorian Ivory Palm provides gentle exfoliation of dead skin cells. Remember skin cell turnover takes three to four weeks for teens!

3. Use a mask 2-3 times a week and you won't be sorry! Mario Badescu Enzyme Revitalizing Mask revitalizes your complexion with vitamins and minerals. The Exfoliating Papaya Extract draws out impurities that cause dull skin.

4. Your morning routine should always involve rinsing your face with cold water and applying a moisturizer with a sunscreen. Mario Badescu Aloe Moisturizer with SPF 15 is great hydration for the face while protecting it from the harmful UVA/UVB rays.

5. Use an eye cream morning and night. Mario Badescu Chamomile Eye Cream hydrates the eye area to help the skin look brighter.

6. For that pimple that pops up last minute.....zap it with Mario Badescu Drying Lotion! It draws out the impurities overnight and you never wake up with a white head.

7. For all you girl athletes out there who have trouble with break outs on your body from hard workouts and sweating, don’t worry there's a solution to this problem! Mario Badescu Special Cleansing Lotion “O” controls and prevents breakouts on the back and chest. Use after you shower or in the locker room after a workout.

8. Everyone wants to be tan for prom, and that’s okay, just do it the safe way. There are so many wonderful self tanners to help you get that glow. You should avoid tanning beds  as they make your skin very dry and your makeup will not look radiant.

9.  Also, try to avoid getting a sunburn! It is impossible to cover peeling, blotchy skin with makeup and have it look natural. Remember, you can always add bronzer to the face or body, but you can’t stop skin from peeling!

10. Most important: The artists at Blush Makeup Studio are here to help you get ready! Visit our studio for makeup application, lash extensions, and more!

 

Best Five Beauty Products for Beginners

 
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New to beauty and looking to build the products in your makeup bag?! Here's what we think are the best products to get you started...

1. The Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream is hydrating, light coverage, and contains sun protection. It's great for evening out the skin tone!

2. A lip and cheek color in one, the Smashbox L.A. Lights Blendable Lip & Cheek Color is a must have! This 2-in-1 product in the color Beverly Hills Blush makes the face look even and fresh.

3. Kevyn Aucoin Volume Mascara has a small blush with an amazing tubing action formula. It never smudges, but is also super easy to take off at night. 

4. The Glo Minerals Contour Kit in Medium to Dark is the perfect product for a starter kit, because you can use the colors for eyeshadow, bronzer, highlighter, or contour. 

5. Start training your eyelashes to curl early with the Kevyn Aucoin Eyelash Curler!

Amber's Top 5 Multipurpose Products

 
 

Meet Amber! She's a Makeup Artist at Blush and she's here to tell you about her 5 favorite multipurpose products...

 
 
  1. I love to use Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe Herbs and Rosewater before my moisturizer for extra hydration. It also works as a setting spray and is good for freshening up my makeup throughout the day!
  2. Smashbox Photo Finish Primer makes my foundation last all day and blurs all my imperfections! You can also use it on your lips to transform lipstick or gloss into a matte lip.
  3. For under eye and spot concealer, Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer is the best. I can also blend it with a moisturizer or the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Primer to create a foundation, in which I can control the coverage.
  4. I love using Face Atelier loose pigment Shimmers on the eyes! My current favorite is the shade snake eyes. You can use them on their own or mixed with a setting spray to make them more vibrant. I also like to use them as fun highlights on the face - especially the cheek bones!
  5. Putting on lashes enhances every look - whether it's the no makeup look or the total glam look! My go to lashes are Monda D-Wispy and Wispy. These are super easy to apply because of the thin band and last very long with proper care.
 

* All products mentioned our available at Blush. This March enjoy 35% off select products!*

What's in Jen's Travel Makeup Bag?!

 
 

The winter months can be full of vacation opportunities to warmer, more tropical locations! Élan's Salon Director Jen is traveling to Mexico soon and these are the products you will find in her travel makeup bag...

Some other non-beauty essentials.... 7. bkr water bottle 8. extra hair tie 9. mints 10. Advil

Join us... NuFACE Event!

Join us for a curated celebration with NuFACE!

Enjoy sweet treats, sparkling beverages, and discover the NuFACE Curated Collections, hand-picked by beauty insiders to give you stunning skin!

FREE microcurrent facial-lift, FREE gift, and FREE product samples!

WHAT'S INCLUDED?!

Experience NuFACE first hand or learn now techniques if you already own one! Learn how NuFACE can help you achieve a more youthful appearance! Get insider tricks for using the device!

20% off any NuFACE products purchased at this event!

Thursday March 9th, 6pm to 8pm

at Blush Makeup Studio

Call now to reserve your spot!!

February Beauty Favorites

 
 

Meet Susan! After being in the beauty industry for more than 15 years and loving the journey, one of it's facets that still inspires her is clean, healthy, and amazing looking skin at any age! Keep reading to find out about some of her favorite products this month, along with a few beauty tips...

 
 

My must have each morning is a cold glass of water with lemon to cleanse and get my day started. I also apply fresh cucumbers around the eyes to get rid of puffiness. For all over body treatment, I enjoy the Renew-Plus Body Serum from Clarins. This creamy serum is amazing for smoothing, tightening, and lightening any age spots. It's Vitamin A contents renew your skin while the water lily extract hydrates. It also smells like baby powder, which I love! For my face, I use the Perricone MD Concentrated Serums Collection. They contain high forms of Alpha Lipoid Acid and DMAE. Since they come in two separate bottles, you can mix them together, wear one at a time, or mix with your moisturizer. Using it I've noticed less lines, firmer skin, and the minimization of a dark spot. For a mask and exfoliant, I like the Jeffrey James The Mask. It's a whipped raspberry mud mask and smells like a fresh bowl of fruit. The 6.5% Glycol Acid gives you glowing skin while the Bentonite clay withdraws impurities. It's a must have! For makeup, the Face Atelier Ultra Foundation has been a favorite for 15 years and running. There hasn't been a day I have gone without it. The foundation is silicone based and has anti aging properties. It never creases or cakes. If you want a matte finish this is not for you, but if you want glowing radiant skin with medium coverage, this is your hero product! Lastly, I can't live without my Face Atelier Cameo Lip Liner and Cameo Lip Gloss. Both have a beautiful natural nude look, are hydrating and long lasting. It gives a simple and clean finish to your look!

-- Susan, Makeup Artist, Blush

* All products mentioned are available at our Blush makeup studio *

Spring Trends :: Our Predictions

Here's what we're predicting for Spring 2017 beauty trends!

 

1. Peach tones - especially for blush! Vamp up your cheeks with a peach tone to give your look a pop of color and sexy glow. We've heard good things about Papa Don't Peach by Too Faced!

2. Bold shadows - a simple swipe of color on your lid! We're loving the Smashbox Cover Shot Eye Palettes (especially in Bold) to create this transformative look.

3. Glowy skin - we can't get enough of highlighted, dewy makeup looks! However, this doesn't always have to be achieved with highlighter (even though we love Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight Highlighting Powder). Skin prep and moisturizer can do the trick! Kinara Intense Moisturizer with Peptides is one of our faves.

* Smashbox, Kevyn Aucoin, and Kinara Skincare are available at our studio *

New at Élan :: Viviscal Professional

Rethink Thinning Hair...

 
 
 

What is Viviscal Professional?

Viviscal Professional dietary supplements are scientifically formulated with the exclusive and clinically proven marine complex AminoMar, which promotes existing hair growth from within. Viviscal Professional nourishes thinning hair that is prone to breakage and shedding.

 

Benefits of Viviscal Professional

Proven effective in 7 clinical studies, 100% drug free nutraceutical, and Exclusively sold through medical offices and salon professionals

 

Viviscal Professional Ingredients

Viviscal Professional has been developed with the finest drug free ingredients of natural origins to nourish hair follicles from within:

- AminoMar marine complex is derived from key marine sources. It is the exclusive active ingredient in Viviscal Professional supplements that promotes existing hair growth from within

- Apple Extract Powder (Procyanidin B-2) is an essential ingredient that has been shown to increase hair density and diameter, promoting hair growth.

- Biotin is a vital ingredient for healthy hair growth. It helps the body metabolize carbohydrates, fats, and amino acids, which are the building blocks of protein, and thus essential in the formation of the hair structure.

- Vitamin C protects hair and skin from free radicals

- L-Cystine and L-Methionine are essential amino acids in the formation of hair and skin, offering a positive effect on hair growth.

 

How Does Viviscal Professional Work?

Viviscal Professional supplements nourish hair from within in four stages. Users may see results in as little as three months, depending on each individual's hair growth cycle.

Stage 1: Hair follicles are nourished through the consistent intake of nutrients and marine complex in each tablet

Stage 2: Thin and wispy hair is strengthened through increased nourishment

Stage 3: Breakage and thinning continue to decline, encouraging existing hair growth

Stage 4: Hair appears stronger, healthier, and more vibrant as nutrients are thoroughly replenished

Valentine's Pink Lip Tutorial

 
 
 

Get the perfect pink lip for Valentine's Day! Here's what you'll need...

 
 

Step 1: Dab light amount of foundation over lips with makeup sponge

Step 2: Line lips with Smashbox Always Sharp Lip Liner in Crimson

Step 3: Fill in lips with Smashbox Lipstick in Red Rage

Step 4: Dust Smashbox Lipstick in Pout on the middle of bottom lip and top lip under cupids bow

Step 5: Top with Faceatelier Lip Glaze in Ice