Monthly Archives: August 2015

Fall 2015 – Victorian Collection (Lips)

Fall 2015 - Victorian Collection

From Left to Right: Dusky Pink, Brazen Berry, Vintage Plum, Timeless Gloss, Enchanting Gloss

The Fall 2015 Victorian Collection is available on the website now! Inspired by the color of the year, Marsala, this collection is reminiscent of just-bitten lips and pinched cheeks of the past. The harmonious blend of this timeless look combined with the modern trends create a seamless, universally flattering style.

I am going to be breaking down the collection into parts, and I can’t wait to jump into lips! You can dramatically change your look with the swipe of a lipstick or gloss, and hands down, this is the easiest way to take your look from the office to girls night out. We have some wonderful options for you this season so you can feel free to change your lipstick to suit your outfit or your mood!

Our favorite version of a “your lips but better” shade, new Dusky Pink lipstick is an instant classic. With it’s subtle, sophisticated color it pairs beautifully with a strong smoky eye, or it can be used to complete a “no makeup look” with an effortless complexion enhancing soft pink wash of color.

Brazen Berry captures our favorite things about Fall. This luxe autumn berry shade is so richly pigmented and is sure to be a must have for the fashionista.

Vintage Plum Lipstick is utterly versatile. To describe this lipstick in one word, I would say Chic. In a medium pink rose tone with a hint of plummy brown it’s a shade that looks great on just about everyone.

Timeless Gloss is a deep matte mauve, and pairs well with the Dusky Pink and Vintage Plum Lipsticks. This is a pigment saturated gloss. It applies almost completely opaque.

Enchanting Gloss provides a soft and muted wash of color. You can layer over Dusky Pink Lipstick to add a little extra pop or wear alone for a soft, natural look.

Be watching for posts to come highlighting our new eye quads. Our Victorian Collection offers something for everyone!

Summer Makeup Essentials

I am very particular about what products I think fit the bill to be considered a Summer Makeup Essential. When it’s hot outside I prefer to stick to a simple routine that allows me be out the door as quickly as possible and still look polished for whatever the day has for me. It can be so much fun experimenting with makeup, but something can be said for an easy look using a minimal amount of products.  For me, the Summer months call for versatility.

Summer Makeup Essentials

Begin with a moisturizer. Extreme heat and sun naturally dehydrate the skin and you want to combat the dryness with moisturizer (don’t skimp on this even if you have naturally oily skin!).  After letting that settle into your skin you will be ready to apply your makeup.   For a sweat proof, water resistant, build-able coverage foundation use Mineralogie’s Loose Mineral Foundation all over the face. For achieving a natural to medium coverage the Deluxe Brush is a great fit. Just dip the tip of the brush in your foundation and tap off the excess. Dust over the face 2-3 times depending on the amount of coverage desired. Don’t forget, our Loose Mineral Foundation contains zinc and titanium, and everyone knows these are essential ingredients for full spectrum sun protection.

Once you have evened out your complexion with foundation, you can apply your favorite blush.  My go-to blush this Summer has definitely been the Island Glow Duo Compact.  If you are in a hurry, just apply the lighter shade in the compact (Veil) across your cheeks and you are done.  But for a Summery punch of color, sweep the bolder shade (Hibiscus) across your cheekbones with a Deluxe Brush and blend in.  Then, pop the lighter shade, Veil, on the apples of your cheeks for a luminous glow.

Apply Rose Quartz Lux Creme Shadow directly on your eyelids up to the crease and blend in with a Soft Blending Brush (or you can use your finger to keep things quick and easy). Be your own makeup artist and mix our Liquid Nude Eye Liner with the shadow of your choice and apply across the top lash line.  Since we are going for a simple Summer look, I picked Chocolat’, a nice rich brown that will add the “perfect for daytime” definition to the eyes. Follow with a few swipes of your favorite mascara.

For lips that are moisturized and protected from the sun and wind you simply can’t beat our Vitamin E Stick.  Add a sheer wash of color with Mango Tango, our best selling shade in this formula.

To set your makeup, especially if you have dry skin, hold Mineralogie’s Skin Spritz about 8 inches from your face and spray. Calming and cooling, you can keep this in your bag and spray anytime of day for a quick pick me up.

Let us know your favorite Mineralogie products to use in the Summer months! Can you recommend any must-have things that we left out?