Redness can be hard to control, especially in the winter months. Luckily, there are a few easy products that are simple to use that hide redness while still looking natural. Here are the best bets for keeping your flush where you want it.
Sunlight Finishing Dust: Dust all over the face after foundation to set makeup and take away redness. It has a sheer coverage, so it will be a much more natural look. Skin will look bright and refreshed and any redness will be toned down.
No matter where you are, or what you are doing, we hope that your Holidays are full of happiness and warmth. And thank you all so much for being your beautiful selves! We couldn't do what we do without you and wouldn't want to anyway.
In the second installment of our Musical Muse campaign, we bring you Lee K, an infectious up-and-coming DJ. She's the second of three in this campaign, designed to nurture the creativity and talent of women artists everywhere. We hand-selected three female musicians with the goal of giving them the opportunity to create music that they've always dreamed of making. Learn more about the campaign here.
Lee K, DJs in venues in Southern California and produced a tech-house club track called "Tunnel" for the initiative that landed her a record deal and will now be her debut release on Disco Pinata Music. We chose Lee K because female DJs are rare, and she has a very fun and unique sound. Her idea of beauty is simple and natural, just like ours. Plus her music just really, really makes you want to dance.
Read on for an exclusive interview with Lee K, and enjoy!
1. Can you tell us a little about the inspiration behind the song?
Mark and I went into the studio with an idea of where we wanted to go with the track, but basically let loose after that. We didn't set too many boundaries for the direction of the song.
2. How would you describe your beauty style in relation to your music? Are there any themes you follow that help define your style?
I would say a common theme in my style in general - whether in beauty, music, or anything else - is simple but bold.
3. What is your favorite color palette right now and how do you use those colors with your look and with your art?
As far as my makeup goes I usually keep it simple with earth tones and black liner. I guess this relates to my taste in music, as I'm very drawn towards dark, organic sounds.
4. We are so thrilled to be collaborating with you in such a creative way, can you tell us future past or present someone that you’d love to collaborate with?
Wehbba or Maetrik/Maceo Plex. Both producers have impeccable skills production-wise, and their style is right up my alley.
5. We believe all women are artists by nature, and love to hear about personal achievements in a creative lifestyle, can you recall when you first realized that you were inspired to perform and create music?
My mom is a musician, so I've been exposed to music since I can remember. I think my "aha" moment was when I saw a DJ live for the first time. I had been in love with electronic music for so long, but hadn't yet started going out to clubs or festivals. I had no idea there was this scene where people would come together on such a large scale and dance for hours. Experiencing that for the first time was surreal - It drove that seed that had already been planted years before even deeper.
6. What are your favorite beauty products for when you are on the road or even during your performance?
A strong, dark eyeliner and lightly tinted, hydrated lips.
7. Do you have any helpful words or advice you can give to other women who want to further pursue the arts?
Figure out exactly what you want, and then apply yourself 110%. No one wants your dreams fulfilled as badly as you do. And don't give up when things get difficult, that just means things are about to get really freakin' amazing.
Here's a link to her new single. Check it out and love her as much as we do.
What we put into our products is very important to our way of life, and we know that it's important to you too. So we're giving you some insider info on our how our products are made, where and how we get our materials, and how we are working together to keep the Earth a green and healthy place. We'll call this series our ingredient spotlight, so you can know what you're getting and where it's coming from. This week, we're going to focus on bamboo, used to create our award-winning makeup brushes.
Bamboo brushes are an effective way to provide a sustainable, inexpensive, quality product. Bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant on earth. It is found in diverse climates that range from hot tropics to freezing mountains, and has an extremely versatile and short growing cycle. When the branches are cut, the underground system of the plant remains intact and the plant quickly sends up new shoots. Bamboo is harvested three to five times a year instead of the typical 20 to 50 years of its wood counterparts, making it completely sustainable!
All of our ingredients are purchased from small-scale producing groups. Carina travels worldwide, personally visiting suppliers to trace the ingredients, meet the growers, and ensure care for the environment and fair working conditions and wages.
Carina rescuing an injured blue heron.
Everyday Minerals is completely cruelty free, and all of our suppliers take the pledge as well. Learn more about our no-testing policy here. That adorable blue heron pictured above is part of our Wildlife Rescue project.
From runway and street style to music and art, Eclectic Society covers it all. Based out of Paris, the popular online source for beauty, fashion and everything in between has recently begun issuing a bi-annual print publication (See cover photo above.) Editor Anna Barr dishes on her love for vegan cosmetics, new EM products and the musical muse kit on their website here.
The ideal cheek shade gives just the right amount of color, leaving you perfectly flushed in a naturally beautiful way. Use these tips for a flawless application.
Warm vs Cool: The best way to choose the appropriate cheek color for yourself is to simply match one to two shades darker than the color that you naturally flush. If you tend to flush more pinky, rosy tones you want a Rosy, cool toned blush. If you tend to flush more peachy, tawny tones, you want a more Golden, warm toned blush. More neutral tones can wear either or both. Shades listed below are from lightest to darkest.
Step 1: Always begin your cheek color application two-fingers width (or a wide brush handle) away from your nose. Get enough color on your brush, but press the powder down into the brush head and pat or tap off excess to get a smooth and even application.
Step 2: Starting just below the highest part of the cheekbone brush up and back toward hairline, staying below the peak of the cheekbone and temple area. This will give you the perfect natural-looking flush.
Step 3(Optional): If you want to add a pop of color on the cheekbone, choose a brighter shade and brush just on the apples of the cheek before blending back to the hairline.
*Avoid adding too much color and not blending enough below and above the cheekbone (see photo below.) While you don't want to specifically apply color here, blend the application out over the entire cheek, so it looks like a natural flush.
Want to try a little bit of everything? Carol Gift Kit has a combination of warm and cool blushes plus a brush to apply them with!
Get this fresh-faced look for a little Holiday glow using our new Holly Gift Kit.
Step 1: Apply All Smiles blush right on the apples of your cheek blending up and back toward hairline for a natural, warm flush.
Step 2: Apply Pearl Beige Lucent Powder to the tops of your cheekbones and down the bridge of your nose to give definition and a soft glow.
Step 3: Apply Floating Feathers eyeshadow over your entire lid blending up underneath the brow and into the inner corner of the eye.
Step 4: Apply Nutmeg eyeshadow heavily across your lash line, blending up and out into the crease, adding more color gradually to achieve a more dramatic look. Softly smudge remaining shadow on brush underneath the lower lash line.
With all of this talk about a "no makeup" makeup look, we decided to get some advice from the woman herself. Here are EM's creator and curator Carina Menzies' picks for basic face essentials.
The most important thing for creating a flawless and beautiful canvas is to drink enough water. I know, I know, that's what everyone says. And that's because it's 100% true. Drink eight glasses of water a day, and I guarantee you will notice a difference in the look and feel of your skin.
Mint Color Corrector is phenomenal for evening out discoloration in the face due to redness. Apply in the center of the face, working outward to neutralize and calm skin.
IT Base is perfect for when you want to look smooth and even but have natural-looking coverage. And when you add the Creme Concealer stick on top to cover up any stubborn areas, you look effortlessly perfected.
Soft Bronzer works wonders for warming up winter skin without adding too much color or looking unnatural. Use Lucent Powder to give a soft highlight down the bridge of your nose and on the tops of your cheekbones.
Finally, Snuggle cheek color adds just enough warmth, looking like a natural flush on almost anyone and giving a bit of a glow. What are the products that you can't live without?
Concealer can be tricky. And, as we generally want it to cover the most important and hard to disguise areas, it is important to choose the right one and apply it the right way. Follow the steps below to instantly cover and brighten darkness under the eye.
Cream vs Powder
First thing first, decide which formula you will need. As a general rule, oily areas need powder and drier areas will be best suited with a cream. The under eye tends to be drier than the rest of the face, so you will most likely need a creamy concealer for that area. Keep in mind that this formula is more portable as well, so it's great for spot touch-ups on-the-go. Always remember that you may need different concealers for different areas of the face or different times of year.
Step 1: Choosing and applying your Color Corrector stick
For maximum coverage disguising dark circles, start with a Corrector Stick in either a peach or rose undertone. Rose undertones tend to cover blue and purple darkness underneath the eye, while peach serves better to eliminate blue and green. Apply directly from tube, covering any area that appears dark from the inner corner to the outer corner of the eye and all the way up to the lower lash line.
Apply enough of the product so that you can see it on the skin (lower left) and press in until it blends perfectly (lower right.)
Step 2: Choosing and applying your Creme Concealer stick