How to choose, then apply your foundation

Looking for the ideal way to blend in your foundation? We LOVE foundation brushes, and more recently those big pink sponges. Both will transfer even the smallest amount of foundation to your skin without waste, giving you that smooth finish we all love.

 

Using a sponge or a brush will allow you to use less foundation, but amazingly get more coverage. You end up saving money and product, while also keeping yourself from the dreaded cake face!

 

We spill on everything you need to know when choosing a new foundation, and how to decide between using a makeup brush or sponge, and how to use both.

 

FOUNDATION BASICS: Sheer, Medium, or Full Coverage?

Try Sheer Coverage if: your skin is clear and smooth, and you simply want to create a soft, even appearance or enhance your skin for a more finished look. Sheer coverage at Camellia Cosmetics includes: Bare Minerals Bare Pro Powder $30, Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue $30.

Use Medium Coverage if: you have some redness, a few blemishes, or uneven skin. We can easily make your skin look smooth and give you a more polished over all look with one of these medium coverage foundations: Camellia Brand Luminous $30, Camellia Brand Photo Touch $30, Bare Minerals Original $29, or Camellia Brand Liquid Mineral $29, Bare Minerals Bare Skin Liquid $30

Full Coverage is best if: you have stubborn redness, your  makeup tends to melt off your face, or you have more than a few bumbs and scars that won’t be harmed with full coverage. Camellia Studio Makeup $27, Bare Minerals Bare Pro Liquid $34, Youngblood Mineral Makeup $45

FINGERS, BRUSH OR SPONGE?

FINGERS: Here’s the thing with applying foundation with your fingers.  Assuming your hands are clean, they won’t be after you put your foundation on. Use your fingers and suddenly makeup is on everything you touch. And, your face makeup isn’t evenly applied, it’s heavy in some areas and non-existent in others. We won’t try to arrest your or anything, and we will say it’s OK, but really, it’s the worst choice. Cost: “Makeup Fingers” and less than perfect makeup coverage. That’s a real loss.

BRUSH: Simply place about 1/2 the amount of foundation you think you need on your brush, then gently drag it around your face, tapping where you want more coverage, swirling where you want to blend, and dragging for fast application. You will use so much less foundation, and your coverage will be perfect! If your brush is leaving any streaks on your skin, it probably needs to be cleaned. Regularly wash your foundation brush with your makeup removing face cleaner, or a specially formulated brush cleaner. Cost $20-$28

SPONGE: You’ve seen them, but what, and how… and why again? That was me a few years ago. And I’m a professional. I thought sponges were old school, something I used before I knew all about brushes!  It took a pro class, a trip to the makeup show, and finally, another equally stubborn makeup artist (I’m looking at you Ali!) to convince me that these new sponges were an excellent choice. What: a super cute, light and soft way to “bounce” your foundation off your skin. The result is what is often referred to as “airbrushed” finish. Where the skin ends and the makeup begins is your little secret! Cost $9-$20

BONUS: Take 1/2 Off a makeup brush or Sponge, now through October 16, 2017 when you buy any foundation!

How to cover up, and keep it real at the same time!

Think you’re the only one with less than perfect skin?
Of course you do!
Don’t pretend with me, I talk to y’all every day!
Your splotchy skin? Not that special!
Most of the time, we are fine with it.
But sometimes, we want to look really pretty.
Drop dead gorgeous would be nice.
It’s always good to know how to smooth out your skin tone,
or how to define your eyes, and exactly what to highlight.
We can help customize skin care options,
or smooth out your skins appearance with the right makeup.
Let’s work together!
Book your Fall Update,
  Makeup Lesson
or Consultation Today.

Don’t go naked, go nude!

Don’t go naked, go NUDE!
What’s the difference?
The naked look is fine,if you’re a runway model. But the naked,natural look often just makes us regular people look dull.

Our Fall Look ’17 – NUDE (but not naked!)

Nude however, now that’s a whole range of colors. From the softest pink and heather grey, to deep purple.

Let us show you how easy it is to pull off  the Nude look, with a Fall Update Lesson that’s customized to your personal style. See which eye-shadows look just right, why blush isn’t always pink, and just how interesting a nude lip color can look.
Our makeup artist Sarah created and models our Fall Trend Nude look above. The colors are nude, but not beige or washed out. Sarah compliments her dark taupe indelible eye-shadow ($16) with Navajo brown accent color ($16). Both are matte. Her lips look cool in Hollywood Lipstick $15, cheeks are soft with vintage peach bare minerals $20 blush. Foundation and concealer are customized to each clients needs.
Be one of the first to wear this cool, unencumbered look. Book your Fall Trend ’17 look now!
YES! Book me, book me now! You’re ready.
HOW TO BOOK – Book online (click on Fall Trend ’17) Call – 574-243-1730 or Stop in and ask us anything!
 Camellia Cosmetics is open Monday-Saturday 10-7. 7220 Heritage Square Drive,#535 Granger IN 46530

The most confident girl in the room

Confidence – It comes from within.
A well deserved, hard earned belief in your own ability to succeed.
No one hands it to you, you work for it.
Some people wear their confidence inside and out.
A single glance tells the world, “I’m a rock star”.
Confidence is choosing the bright lip color,
or simply adding a wing to your eyeliner.
Confidence is owning your look.

At Camellia Cosmetics, we believe in custom looks.

We listen to what you love, and what you don’t love.
Then we show you what is possible.

Have the confidence to own your look!

Book an individual makeup lesson today.
Feel more confident tomorrow.
Book ONLINE (choose best look/makeup lesson)
Call 574-243-1730
or stop in with any questions!
Meet our Model!
Our model this week is Jarynn Sampson, a talented singer competing in Hoosier Star on September 9.
If you love to watch variety show contests on TV, like America’s Got Talent and The Voice, there is still time to get a ticket to our regional version, Hoosier Star! You even get to vote for the winner! (Jarynn we hope!)
Our goal was to create a Rock Star look for Jarynn. Here is what she had to say about her look.
 “I loved how Rebecca made my eyes pop with smokey eye shadow and a touch of purple and thick lashes. The pink lip finished the look and made me feel so pretty! Hoosier Star here I come!”
Click HERE for more information about Hoosier Star.

Endless Summer

Don’t give up on Summer yet! Some of the best days are yet to come, just like some of your best days are still ahead. If you need a little help feeling that sentiment, we can help remind you how care free summer beauty can be every time you look in the mirror.

All this week, the artists at Camellia Cosmetics are celebrating the idea of Endless Summer. We are ready to show you the perfect bronzer, the lightest coverage, and the POP-i-est of lip colors. Let’s not forget about those eyes! We never recommend one shade, because we believe in customized looks. Our goal, make your eyes the focus of the room. Stop in, book online, or call (574)243-1730 to get your endless summer makeup update. To book right now just click here – http://camelliacosmetics.com/schedule-now and choose “summer trend 2017”

About our Model:

Our stunning model Racheal Hamilton-Fras knows a thing or two about beauty, but as the owner of Racheal’s Hair Studio, she is usually at the provider end of the equation. Makeup artist Sarah Tokar created this look for Racheals maternity photo shoot. Key products include: Camellia Luminous Foundation in Tender Beige $30, Bare Minerals Sheer Bronzer in Medium $28, Mary Lou Highlighter $24, and lashes (of course!) $15. Take a peek at Racheal’s hair studio page, she is amazing in every way. https://www.facebook.com/Rachealsstudio

How to look great at work, all day long.

We know what you need, even if you don’t!

You leave the house feeling confident, only to find your makeup isn’t along for the ride. You arrive at work faded and before you even open an email, you have to touch up.

Faded, spotty, or smudged makeup simply doesn’t represent you, or go to work when you go to work. We don’t think that’s fair. Promises were made, but not kept. The ad, company, and salesperson all made you believe that this makeup was going to do the job.

This is why we do things differently at Camellia Cosmetics. Makeup is going to last, and it’s going to be perfect for you. You may not know what you  need, but we know the questions to ask so we can focus on fixing the problems, and show you where to have fun with it!

If you know you need to update your look, but you are not sure how, don’t leave your beauty in the hands of just anyone! Trust the skilled and friendly makeup artists at Camellia Cosmetics, the makeup lesson people.

Book your makeup lesson today! http://camelliacosmetics.com/schedule-now

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 www.momadvice.com 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 www.momadvice.com 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!