Free Shimmer Powder For a Limited Time Only

We all love a little something free, don’t we? For a limited time only, we are giving away mini shimmers at Camellia Cosmetics. These sparkly powders pack double the punch — you can use them as eye shadow OR cheekbone highlighters.

These mini shimmers are a great way to try out our exclusive 2017 Camellia Summer Look (this season lighten up your look with radiant shimmer)! We like to use our Mary Lou Manizer shimmer to last the whole summer, but try out the look with the mini shimmer first! Spend just $35 right now and you can pick a pink or bronze shimmer for free! More info below. Going on now for a limited time!

The Camellia Cosmetics Exclusive Summer 2017 Look

Summer ’17 is almost here, and in anticipation we are so excited to announce “The Look: A Camellia Cosmetics Exclusive.”

The hottest beauty trend this summer is sheer shimmer. The sheer look makes it perfect for all skin tones and ages. Natural looks rule this summer — we layer sun protection with light coverage, with just-right shimmer accents to get you looking and feeling your best.

How to Get The Look

  1. PROTECT: Start with Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue Tint ($29.50). Add this hydrating gel with SPF 30 to get your skincare benefits and naturally radiant color — in one easy step.
  2. COVER: Swipe our ridiculously easy cover and highlight pencil over any remaining dark spots ($16).
  3. COLOR: Add color and highlight to your cheekbones with our featured bronzers, shimmers, or contour kits ($21- $28).
  4. SHEER SHIMMER: A swipe of our new sheer shimmer shadows in the softest of shades defines the look ($20 for two shades.)
  5. FRAME: Frame those eyes with lashes galore, bright or crisp eyeliner, and the new, softer brow ($15-$25).
  6. TEXTURE LIPS: From the coolest of mattes to the shiniest gloss, we customize your look by helping you pick the perfect shade and texture ($14-$18).

Don’t wait until party night to get your look right — start now and be one of the first ones wearing the sheer shimmer look!

TRY IT NOW:  You can reserve your Sheer Shimmer Makeup Tutorial — SCHEDULE NOW.

Just checking it out? Walk in! Our hours are Monday – Saturday 10-7 and Sundays 12-5, or feel free to call us at 574-243-1730.

Skin Solutions

So many of us suffer from skin issues. You may have any one or even many of the following concerns:

  • Redness
  • Dryness
  • Blemishes
  • Large Pores
  • Oily Skin
  • Uneven Splotches

Amy Kintzele radiates with minimal makeup: let us help you get healthy skin too!


This week at Camellia Cosmetics, we are putting the spotlight on skin. We know it’s at the core of all your makeup concerns, and we want to help you make the most of the skin you’re in! Here are some of the tailored help we can offer when you stop in to talk skin with us:

  • Help you build a daily customized regimen to care for your skin.
  • Help you understand how to apply and use skin-care products.
  • Help you learn how to cover up variations in skin color (blotchiness, red patches, scars, etc.).
  • Help you learn how to use your existing products and buy the right products to better care for your skin.
  • Help you apply cosmetics in such a way to enhance your skin’s vibrancy and texture (i.e., learn how to combat the caked-on look for dry skin types and vice versa to avoid foundation melting for oily skin types).



Amy Clark has that glow to her skin too! Come learn about the Camellia solutions to your skin concerns!


Our Mario Badescu product line is amazing. Let us guide you through selecting the right products customized to your skin type!

Happy Galentine’s Day from Camellia Cosmetics

It’s the most romantic time of the year, or for some — the most annoying time of year. Either way you slice it, all of us can enjoy a Happy Galentine’s Day.

We love celebrating the love of friendship each year, and this year we have a special offer to make it extra fun. Now through 2/14/17, come in to Camellia Cosmetics (feel free to bring your best gal pal too) and enjoy a free $5 in Camellia Cash just for walking in the door!

That’s right: the first $5 is on us!  *Note: cannot be combined with other offers, valid on product purchases only, and limit one per customer.

In honor of celebrating Galentine’s Day and our special offer, we thought it would be exciting to do a makeup session with two local best friends! Amy Clark of and her bestie, Becky Kintzele were in the studio this past week glamming it up! We had so much fun with these two!

Best friends looking gorgeous for Galentine’s Day 2017!


To enjoy a similar best-friend makeup session, call us at 574- 243-1730 or book online now.

Whether you want to book a double bestie session just for the time together OR for a special Galentine’s GNO, either way we’d love to help both of you!


These two have so much fun together #friendshipgoals.


Amy Clark of looking radiant in her special Galentine’s Day makeup look from Camellia Cosmetics.


Local hometown beauty Becky Kintzele is ready for a GNO with her soft but standout makeup look.


You look gorgeous, Amy!


Casual chic! Thanks again, Becky!

Thanks Amy and Becky!

Say Goodbye to Blah Face!

Winter blues aren’t limited to just your mood. Grey skies and extra time indoors because of the cold lead to both a lack of vitamin D and inevitably “blah face.”  Your summer tan has long since faded and the winter blues can leave you feeling less than excited to get dolled up and go out. However, we believe that combating that blah face and amping up your makeup routine this time of year is EXACTLY WHAT YOU NEED to help you feel better inside and out!

Being the “Makeup Lesson People” means that we know just what to do to help you combat your blah feeling and blah face. Stop into Camellia Cosmetics this week and we will teach you how to take back your routine and be your own sunshine! From a little bronzer and contouring to the right pop of lipstick color — we know just what to do to get you feeling sparkly!

Teen Week at Camellia

It’s TEEN WEEK at Camellia Cosmetics. We are so excited to dedicate a whole week to helping our youngest customers blossom in 2017! Moms often come to us asking for help in guiding their teen daughters’ makeup know-how and routines. Whether mom and daughter are hitting heads on how much eye makeup to wear or they just don’t know where to start…we are here to help!

Teens need routines that are quick (getting up for school is already early enough, need we say more?), easy to master, age/event appropriate, and affordable. At Camellia Cosmetics, here is how we can help your teen daughter:

  1. We can help her learn a quick and easy routine: Routines that are easy to remember will get implemented. Let us help her feel confident in applying the basics and teach her a few quick tricks too!
  2. We can customize her makeup lesson to her lifestyle: Does she need waterproof mascara because of sports? Does she need makeup to combat oily skin or blemishes? We will customize her makeup lesson and routine to her needs.
  3. We can create an age- and event-appropriate look for her: We will teach your teen how to apply makeup for school or sports, but how to take it up a notch for Friday night or a school dance. Mom will be happy too!
  4. We can put together a routine and corresponding product list that is affordable. Teen makeup is usually less expensive. Without age spots, fine lines, and eye circles, we can put together a short but dynamic list that will make her makeup bag complete and fun!
  5. We can book professional makeup appointments for her senior pictures or prom!

*photography by Meagan Gilbert Photography (specializing in senior photography)





Ring in 2017 Looking More GLAM Than Ever

Let us help you get Shaina’s glowing and accentuated cheek bones.

2016 is drawing to a close. And this Saturday night when the clock strikes twelve, 2017 will burst forth with all its promise and potential. It’s not too late to start the new year off with a fresh and extra glamorous look. You can still book online with us this week for one of our many services. For example, book a makeup lesson for this week, and we can teach you some innovative and personalized makeup tricks that can be used not only for Saturday night parties but all year long as well. Or book for Saturday (we’re open on NYE from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) for a professional makeup appointment or lash service.

And while we’re all about helping you master that everyday, office-appropriate look, we have to admit we get a little giddy over the extra drama, sparkle, and shine that New Year’s Eve makeup offers. This past week, model Shaina Poland was in our studio, and we had a blast creating these red-carpet worthy looks. Here’s some makeup inspiration for your weekend festivities:


A bold red lip is perfect for event makeup and stands out from across the room as well as in pictures!


Or soften up the lip color and focus instead on bold eyes, lashes, and highlights.





Four Generations of Beautiful

Four Generations of Beautiful, from left to right: Frances, Chloe, Brooke, and Linda.

At Camellia, one of the things we enjoy most about our work is the opportunity to make women of ALL generations and ages feel beautiful. From flower girl make-up, first makeup lessons for teens, prom, bridal, and on to more mature looks: we pride ourselves on helping each woman feel like a knockout.

We recently got the opportunity to offer our trademarked makeup lessons to a four-generation group of women. That’s right, grandmother, mother, daughter, and granddaughter were all in our studio. What better way to truly demonstrate our ability to help each woman feel and look her best? And, yes, this means that we are ready and excited to help YOU too! During the holidays, we are offering a very special incentive for our makeup lessons. We want YOU to book a FREE lesson with us between now and the end of the year. When you do, we will not only teach you customized beauty tips for your most beautiful look, but we will also extend a special holiday discount offer on the products you purchase from your lesson.

Holiday Offer: Spend $50 in product purchases following your lesson and get 10% off those products. Lesson is FREE with minimum $40 product purchase.

*Discount cannot be combined with other offers.  Discount can only be used toward products. Free lesson with minimum $40 product purchase.

Camellia owner Rebecca, mid-lesson with Linda.

Why Book One of Our Lessons? Here are 8 Reasons…

  1. No more foundation lines! We will help you finally find the right match for foundation, concealers, and powder — once and for all.
  2. Maximize your eyes! We know the best way to bring out various shades and shapes of eyes. Let us help you understand shadow application to maximize YOUR eyes!
  3. Look thinner and younger! Have you heard of contouring and strobing? This is the secret weapon of all celebrities and red carpet A-listers. Let us help you learn how to contour your makeup to look thinner and younger instantly!
  4. Get an updated look! Makeup, just like fashion, has a timestamp on it. Right now, for example, a fuller brow, an ombre lip, and anything rose-gold are new trends. Let us help you update your makeup look and routine so that you aren’t timestamped from 2002!
  5. Learn the right tools for the right products! Oftentimes we find that customers don’t know which tools to use with which products. Let us show you how various shapes and sizes of brushes can really help refine your look.
  6. Understand the ORDER of how to apply your makeup! Do you suffer from fallout from your shadow that messes up your whole look? Let us show you the order in which you should apply your makeup to avoid the pitfalls of smudged lipstick and shadow fallout!
  7. Feel pampered! Our lessons are free, but we guarantee that they will make you feel like a million bucks. There’s something about sitting in a chair and having someone do your makeup that leaves you feeling special. So why not treat yourself to a no-cost lesson?!
  8. Finally, save big time! During the holiday season, take advantage of the discount we are offering on product purchases when you book one of our free makeup lessons (free with minimum $40 purchase).

Click HERE to book your makeup lesson now!

Let us help YOU feel beautiful too with one of our makeup lessons!

We can’t wait to book your lesson no matter your age or skin tone!

Beauty in your 30s.


Beauty in your 50s.


Beauty at every age!

And all of these beautiful women were excited to take advantage of our tiered discounts on products following their lessons.

Brooke with our “Be Beautiful Kit” by Bare Minerals, $45. We used a single palette to create Brooke’s signature look. Her gorgeous eyes were defined with a mix of sheen and matte shadows. Rebecca then brightened her cheeks with a stunning finish of bronzer and blush, all easily at your fingertips using our Be Beautiful Kit.


Linda’s amazing cheekbones take on a fresh look with this easy blush, powder, and glow trio. We swept a generous amount of rose along her cheekbones, then layered on the glow for a touch of highlight. Just a dab of powder from the trio instantly vanishes oil, finishing this polished look.


The original award-winning mineral powder coverage is available in this grand-sized luxury edition during the holiday season. It’s the fastest way to flawless, radiant looking skin that doesn’t scream “makeup!”

That Pulled-Together, Busy Mom On-the-Go!

You’ve seen her at the supermarket. You’ve seen her at your kids’ school. She’s the busy mom on-the-go, who still rocks that effortless glamour and always seems to be pulled together. Let’s hit the pause button for a minute though, and let’s all be honest. The truth is that we are all busy and we are all barely hanging on sometimes. Motherhood, at every stage, is extraordinary but also challenging. My favorite quote from my mom is, “Motherhood is the toughest job you’ll ever love.” Indeed, let’s have a moment of solidarity and all agree that behind the scenes we are all managing the crazy, with many highs and lows every day.

But with that said, if you’ve found yourself sideways glancing at that effortless, chic mom…here’s a secret: she too is losing her mind sometimes. She just has a few extra tricks up her sleeve for her beauty routine, and we are planning on letting you in on those secrets today.

This week in the studio, we had the chance to interview and photograph two local moms, both who have that style and poise, but who are both busy new moms too. Here’s the inside scoop on how they keep looking beautiful despite their busy, on-the-go schedules.

Left to right: Alex Pecina and Malory Labonne.

Camellia’s Tips for Mastering a Chic Look Despite Being Busy

  1. Plan ahead: We all know that a well thought-out plan, done in advance, is the secret to much success. The same goes for your beauty routine.  A few extra minutes planning in advance will save you LOADS of time and agony down the road. Gone are the days of unlimited makeup pallets, dozens of brushes, piles of options etc. Instead, buy yourself a small cosmetic bag and narrow in on the exact products you want to use daily (you can always store your other makeup products in your linen closet or under your sink for later or to switch things up down the road). But for now focus in on the daily products. If your makeup bag only contains the products you will use on a routine basis, your application will be second nature and can be done quickly and on the go. Need help deciding WHAT to put in the makeup bag? We can help!
  2. Limit the number of products you use: In addition to organizing your makeup bag with only your routine products, we also recommend that the quantity you use daily is less. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on style! For example, an investment in an all-in-one pallet that includes blush, bronzer, and highlighter in one product will save time and money. You simply open it up, and with a few sweeps of your brush, you can contour your face quickly and easily. For your everyday, on-the-go look you can skip extra things like eyelash curlers, lip liner, etc. Focus on the basics, such as concealer, powder, mascara, and blush.
  3. If you have the ability, consider a back up set: If you have the resources, consider creating a duplicate bag full of your daily routine products. Leave one set in your bathroom for most days. Put the other set in your console in your car or perhaps in your handbag. This will ensure that even if you end up having to run out the door before you are done getting ready, you will still be able to come back to your makeup routine when you find a few extra minutes in the carpool line or at a traffic light.
  4. Invest in the right, long-lasting products upfront: We all know there are products out there that seem to disappear over the course of the day. Have you ever applied a lip gloss only to see the whole thing smudge off onto your coffee mug? Or perhaps you applied pretty pink blush one morning, only to catch a glance of yourself in the bathroom mirror later in the day and see that somehow you are looking as pale as a ghost. The good news is that we at Camellia have products that can combat this problem. Ask us about our lip stains, for example, which are guaranteed to last much longer. These types of long-lasting products will save you time because you don’t have to keep reapplying them.
  5. Remember that real beauty shines from within: And of course, remember that a warm smile and kind eyes shine brighter than any highlighter or shimmer we can sell.  Authenticity and kindness are the most beautiful attributes you can have and accentuate.

Now find out about our local moms, who have these tips and tricks nailed!

Malory Anne Labonne

Malory is a proud mamma to the two sweetest little girls you’ve ever laid your eyes on. You may already know her via her blog, Malory Anne, which features reviews of great products for moms, nursery decor, and real-life stories from being a stay-at-home mom. Malory and her husband, Kory, live here in Granger, Indiana. In addition to being a busy mom, Malory has a passion for dance, photography, and Jesus. If you follow her blog or Instagram, you will quickly see that she also has an eye for beauty and style. From the decor in her girls’ rooms to her personal fashion sense, Malory understands style. We were fortunate enough to get to spend some time with her at Camellia and take some snapshots of her beauty routine and looks.

Malory Anne Labonne, gorgeous mom on the go.


Malory knows the secret to looking cute no matter how busy.


Find out the products we used for Malory, so you know what to put in your better-planned makeup bag for daily use!


Camellia girl, Adriana, accentuates Malory’s beautiful eyes. Find out how you can get her look as a part of your daily routine.

As seen on Malory (hint: this is the perfect list of products for your daily routine makeup bag!):

  • Bare Minerals Pro Powder, $30
  • Camellia Cosmetics Eyeshadow and Blush in Dessert Rose, $14
  • Bar Minerals Moxie Lip Gloss in Miss Popular, $18
  • Black Out Gel Waterproof Eyeliner, $16
  • Camellia Cosmetics Luxury Mascara, $16
  • Camellia Cosmetics Blondi Brow Pencil, $15

Alex Pecina

She may not look like she JUST had a baby, but she did! Alex is a proud boy mom and happy wife. She and her husband, Ryan, live here in Granger, Indiana. Oh and spoiler alert, this gorgeous new mamma just happens to be Malory’s sister-in-law! Can we say #prettyfamilypictures?! Alex’s life changed drastically when she had her baby, going from a recent Saint Mary’s College graduate to now, at just age 24, a busy mom. Getting ready has to be done quickly — and often on the go — to keep up with the needs of a newborn. She’s got that down though, and always looks put together and calm. We love you Alex (and baby Jay too!).

Alex Pecina.


Alex knows that being a new mom doesn’t mean you have to abandon your makeup routine; it just has to be streamlined.


Casual, chic, and gorgeous!


Alex checks out the products we used for her quick but glamorous look.


As seen on Alex (hint: this is also the perfect list of products for your daily routine makeup bag!):

  • Bare Minerals Pro Powder, $30
  • Baked Blush by Camellia Cosmetics in Dahlia, $16
  • Camellia Cosmetics Full Cover Gloss in Neutral Rose, $14
  • Black Out Gel Waterproof Eyeliner, $16
  • Bare Minerals Lash Domination Mascara, $19
  • Bare Minerals 8-Shade Eye Sshadow Kit in Bare, $42


Left to right: Alex Pecina & Malory Labonne.

Thank you to these two real hometown beauties! They are as beautiful on the inside as they are on the outside!

Camellia Staff Picks!

Camellia Girls from left to right: Nicole, Adriana, Molly, and Rebecca.

Have you ever wondered what our favorite products are at Camellia? We’re here to fill you in on the inside scoop of our top picks! Each Camellia girl has her go-to favorites, so we spent some time in the studio interviewing each girl to find out more!

Rebecca’s Picks

Rebecca Maalouf: Lead Makeup Artist, Store Owner, Makeup Over Age 50 Specialist.

“Having worked with hundreds of women over the age of 50 (and enjoying that description myself), I know that this is an age when women need to re-think what is working for them. So much advice given to women over 50 places the beauty needs of a woman at 50 on the same par as a woman at 80, which is ridiculous. I throw out the old rules, listen closely to each woman, and help create a look that thrills them.” — Rebecca Maalouf

Rebecca’s Top Picks:

  1. Meet Matte Shadow Pallet, by the Balm, $42: These matte eye shadows never bore. With tons of pigment in just the right shades, they are easy to blend. The colors themselves are huge and last all day and night.
  2. Camellia Crease Eye Shadow Brush: Everyone should have this brush. At $14 it’s a steal (it’s clearly a $30 value), and a luxury brush. Actually, it’s priceless, because I would hate to do makeup without it. This is the number one makeup brush every woman should have.

Rebecca with the Meet Matte Shadow Palette, $42.


Easy-to-blend shades that enhance your natural eye color.

Book with Rebecca: Book early! Rebecca’s artistry hours are Monday through Friday from 11-2. She would love to work with you! Schedule your appointment by calling 574-243- 1730 or contact Rebecca directly. By appointment only.

Nicole’s Picks

Nicole Ladyga: Camellia Makeup Artist, Eyebrow Shape Specialist.

“When shaping someone’s brows, I always try to keep them as full as possible while making sure to add enough shape, which will help lift the entire face. I like to share my brow-fill tips with every client, because strong brows look confident, youthful, and healthy.” — Nicole Ladvga

Nicole’s Top Pick:

  1. Brow Pencil: Long Wear Camellia Brand, $15:  The fastest and easiest solution to sparse brows in natural shades like Blondi (ash blonde). These self-sharpening, water-resistant, smudge-proof brow pencils are great for defining and shaping brows. Use the attached brush for blending.

Long Wear Brow Pencil by Camellia, $15.


Let us help you achieve the full, defined brows you’ve always wanted! Book with Nicole and let us help you finally find the RIGHT tools and products!

Book with Nicole: Every Wednesday and occasional Saturdays you can find Nicole in the Brow Spa Room at Camellia Cosmetics. Book early — she’s popular!


Molly’s Picks

Molly Sandler: Lead Makeup Artist, Make Up Forever Academy Graduate.

“Highlighter is an instant face brightener. Our skin will often look and feel dryer in cold winter months, but highlighter creates a healthy looking glow and adds just enough texture so skin looks warm and healthy.” — Molly Sandler

Molly’s Top Pick:

  1. Cindy Lou-Manizer by The Balm, $24: This highlighter, shadow, and shimmer diffuses light so your skin looks softer and younger. The peachy shade adds a soft glow that lasts all day.

Molly shows off our best-selling Cindy Lou Manizer (an all-in-one highlighter, shadow, and shimmer) for just $24.


Isn’t the packaging so cute? Hint, hint: this would make a great stocking stuffer too!

Book with Molly: Molly is available every weekday until 7 p.m. and occasional Sundays to share her tips and tricks with you. Book a makeup lesson online or call 574-243- 1730.


Adriana’s Picks

Adriana Jimenez: Lead Makeup Artist, Cool Chica.

“With three little boys, I know all about getting my makeup on fast. As a makeup artist, it also has to be perfect. I’m never afraid to multi-purpose my products, and knew that our new fall shadow would also make the perfect blush.” — Adriana Jimenez

Adriana’s top picks:

  1. Camellia Eye Shadow in Dessert Rose Shadow, $14:  This eye shadow/blush is the perfect soft pink, matte shade for creating both a sophisticated, soft eye look and a gentle sweep of color along the cheekbones. This is the color that works when nothing else does!
  2. Bare Minerals Matte Lip Gloss, $18:  Matte Lip color is on trend, and the Bare Minerals shades are all in statement making nudes. They feel good on the lips and have a nice vanilla scent. Just let them set for a few minutes, and your color will last for hours.

Adriana with the Camellia brand multi-purpose shadow/blush she favors and her favorite shade of Bare Minerals lip gloss!


Buying just these TWO products makes life for a busy mom on the go so much easier! HINT: stay tuned next week for more “Busy Mom on the Go Tips!”

Book with Adriana: Adriana is available every weekday until 7 p.m. and occasional Sundays to share her tips and tricks with you. Book a makeup lesson online or call 574-243- 1730.