Why We Love jane iredale Mineral Skincare Makeup

Why We Love jane iredale Mineral Skincare Makeup Salon O Austin Day Spa

photos courtesy of jane iredale cosmetics

photos courtesy of jane iredale cosmetics

Did you know that jane iredale Mineral Powders are known as The Skin Care Makeup?

If not, now you do and here are the TOP reasons why we LOVE using this amazing line and how it earns the right to the call itself “Skin Care” and “Makeup” as one!

  • Their multi-tasking products, Amazing Base, PurePressed Base, Glow Time and Dream Tint, provide four important functions in one:                                                                                                     Foundation, Concealer, Sunscreen and Active skin care benefits.
    • It’s amazing to be able to just throw ONE foundation product into your bag to cover the bases! Getting ready at the gym, no problem! I just throw my Glow Time BB7, Barely Rose Blush, Lip Fixation in Fascination in the Bag; I’m out the door and BOOM – Looking BEAUTIFUL post workout! 
  • Broad Spectrum Sun Protection
    •  jane iredale bases have been awarded a “Very Water Resistant” rating in an FDA-approved lab. In order to achieve this they had to withstand 80 minutes in moving water and still maintain their SPF rating!!! Now that’s SUN PROTECTION!
  • Mineral Bases have a range of finishes from sheer to full coverage, giving clients a wide range within the line (and often within specific products!)
    • I love that I can put a light application of my Glow Time BB Cream on for a little tint but can use more on days I feel the need more coverage.  All with ONE product!
  • A Base for Everyone: Whether you like liquid or powder foundations, never worry jane iredale has you covered with one of their bases. Non-comedogenic: Their foundations form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. They also contain algae extract which helps to prevent dehydration, calm skin and provide it with antioxidants. Talc & Paraben Free.
    • Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder: Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Exceptional coverage, including redness and brown spots. Free of oil, talc, dyes and parabens. Ideal for people who suffer from skin problems such as eczema or rosacea. Vegan/Gluten Free.
    • Pure Pressed Base Mineral Powder: Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Provides a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits all in one. Vegan/Gluten Free.
    • Glow Time Full Coverage BB CreamTheir mineral-based formula nourishes your complexion and helps protect skin from UV and free radical damage. Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 25. Water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance, minimizes appearance of pores and wrinkles, and may help to fade uneven pigmentation. Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin. Sunflower Seed Oil is rich in moisturizing vitamin E. Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin. Vegan/Gluten Free.
    • Dream Tint Tinted MoisturizerThis super-absorbent tinted moisturizer not only hydrates, but creates a soft-focus effect that minimizes the look of large pores and fine lines. Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 15. Water resistant for up to 40 minutes. Hydrates, prevents water loss, calms skin and improves elasticity. Vegan/Gluten Free.
    • Liquid Minerals FoundationA light-reflecting, mineral foundation in a special liquid formulation. Moist and light look. Great for mature skin. Contains Hyaluronic AcidVitamin C and Coenzyme Q10. Vegan/Gluten Free.

No matter what level of coverage you need jane iredale is The Skincare Makeup that will give you what you want!

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How to Pick the Perfect Updo for your Special Occasion


How to Pick the Perfect Updo for your Special Occasion

How to Pick the Perfect Updo for your Special OccasionBeauty and the final step in completing ANY special occasion look (whether for a wedding, prom or homecoming) with absolute PERFECTION is to balance your features with a stunningly Perfect Updo! Find your face shape below and beautiful styles to finish the look you’ve been dreaming of!

Oval Shaped Face:

Lucky you! The proportions of the Oval face are the most ideal because each facial feature is already “just right” and needs minimal, if any balancing.


Anything goes but a classic pulled back look such as a Classic French Twist or Sleek Bun will highlight your perfect proportions just right!

Round Shaped Face:

While this face shape may seem self-explanatory (aren’t all faces round?) specifically speaking this shape is defined by round cheeks and the face is widest at the ears while gradually curving towards the top and bottom of the face. The ideal style will have a slimming effect.


The styles that will best create this balance will add focus to the crown of the head. French Twists topped with curls, any style using side parts and with volume at the crown will help to draw attention from the cheeks and elongate the face.

Heart Shaped Face:

Heart shaped faces can be recognized by the forehead being the widest part of the face with the chin being the narrowest. The key to striking the perfect balance here will succeed in creating the illusion of a wider chin and narrower forehead.


A softly pulled back ponytail or high bun helps to create this balance but Half-up/Half-down styles with added fullness in the lower half are also great options. Voluminous waves or curls still look soft while adding balance for heart shaped faces.

Oblong Shaped Face:

This shape is similar in width at top and bottom and usually long and thin with a wide and square chin. Styles best for this shape will help to shorten and widen the facial features.


For a high-fashion look a high bun is an easy way to achieve shorter proportions while turning heads. If a softer style is what appeals to you a side chignon will create a balanced yet chic look for your event.

Square Shaped Face:

Square faces are characterized by a strong, angular jaw and brow that are about the same width. With this shape we want to soften these angles.


Any Updo involving curls will look best and help to soften the strong features of square faces while wisps around the face and bangs help to minimize the square brow.

Safe, Simple, Smart Hair Color!

How would you like some waxes, artificial gelling agents or cream thickeners in your hair? No? What about some synthetic chemical fragrances? Sound good? Ready to make an appointment with your stylist to get all of the above ingredients into your hair ASAP? Obviously not. Who wants these ingredients on our hair and skin? Into our bodies? Clearly this must be some sort of trick question I am posing to you? Well, it’s not. It’s the truth about hair color.

What’s great about today is our focus and attention on finding better solutions to our daily lives. How can we make choices that will improve our lifestyle? What can we look for that will enhance what we already do? And…. How can we do all of this simply and easily? Don’t get me wrong – I am all about taking care of our planet and being smart and safe with my life… but can I do this without making too many disruptions in my normal routine? Yes, I want it to be easy.

Easy? Yes. The answer is yes. One very easy way to be smarter about what you put in your body is simply looking at your hair color. By switching to a salon that carries Simply Organic hair color you just made an easy change that will be noticeably better for you. With superior dye purity, better quality ingredients and custom essential oil blends, you will be taking better care of your hair and better care of your body. It’s a win-win.

Simply Organic Oil Emulsion hair color is made from the finest ingredients. It’s not certified organic in its entirety, but it is made with better choices of ingredients than the majority of other hair color products out there. Think of the frequency in which you get your hair colored or highlighted. Think of if you just made one simple change to find a salon near you that carried the Simply Organic hair color. Now flash forward a few years and think about how simple the switch was and how much better your hair and body are because of this one change. I wonder if you can do this with other areas of your life besides hair color?

What other areas can you easily change to be a healthier you? It’s all about the baby steps. Pretty soon those baby (healthy) steps turn into a new lifestyle where you are lighter, happier, healthier and probably smiling more.