Get this look…playful, flirty and fun!

I bet you’ve looked at purple make-up and thought “I can’t wear that!” Well think again, because purple is actually a great shade for any coloured eyes, and can really make them “pop”! Just be sure to pick the correct shade for your skin tone or it just won’t work.

Follow our step by step make over below to create this playful flirty look!

1. Start with a fresh, clear base. Smooth out your complexion with a foundation and concealer.

2. Take a base shadow colour such as Sugar Plum, and apply to the entire lid from lash line to just above the crease. Be sure not to go all the way to the brow, only take it just above the crease.

3. Next, take a deeper shade of purple such as Amethyst, for adding more depth to the crease, and blend toward the outer corner and up toward the brow bone, over the crease. If you prefer a more deeper, smokey look, try a shade like Smokey Haze instead.

4. For the next step, you will need a highlight shade, such as Moonstone, which will be applied above the crease and up toward the brow bone. If you are using a very shimmery shade, don’t take the colour up too high. Use this shade to blend the deeper purple shade on the outer corners, and also use it to highlight on the inner corners, taking it part way across the bottom lashes.

5. For the following step, you will need a steady hand to apply your liner! Liquid liner works well for this look, but only apply it to the top lash line. For the bottom lashes, take a liner brush, dip it in some of your deeper shade of purple shadow, and line the bottom lashes until it meets with your highlight shade on the inner corner. Take a cotton tip and gently smudge the outer bottom area, to gain a softer effect with your shadow.

6. No look is complete without mascara! Be sure to curl your lashes if you need to first, to ensure your eyes really stand out!

TIP: When applying your liner, try looking downwards into a handheld mirror when applying to your top lashes. Use the same technique for applying your mascara, and hold the mirror above your eyes when applying mascara to the bottom lashes.

7. Keep your blush super soft for this look. Blush is a must when wearing a full face of colour, to give balance and dimension to your look. Choose a subtle pink shade such as Hibiscus and apply it to the top of your cheek bones, toward the eye area, but not too close.

8. The final step for this look is your lips, and although you want them to be subtle, they still need to make an impact so choose a colour that teams with your eye shadow, such as a soft pink. Raspberry is a great shade, and being a gloss, can be blotted and worn as a stain or over the top of other lip stick shades.

TIP: Give your lips a matte look by dusting some translucent powder over the top. Try using an illuminating product in the middle of your bottom lip, and on your cupids bow, to enhance your lips and make them look more pouty. Mwah!

I hope you enjoy this creation and feel free to share your images with us below, showing off your new look! xx

February, the month for love…love your new look with these sizzling savers!

FEBRUARY IS THE MONTH FOR LOVE…

 GET TANNED & GLAMMED UP WITH THESE SIZZLING SAVERS!  

 Free cosmetics with services booked in January & February!

 For the months of January & February, when you book and leave a deposit for any of the following services, you will receive cosmetics at your booking – FREE! Don’t delay – no matter what date your occasion is in 2010, book now and leave your deposit to lock in this fantastic offer! Details are as below:

   SPRAY TAN – Full body – $35 plus receive a FREE Karma Mineral Bronzer powder valued at $20.

 BONUS: book before Feb 5th to receive one free spray for a friend! Friend must be sprayed at same location on same day as the paid booking. Only one bronzer issued per paid booking per customer.

  SPECIAL OCCASION MAKE OVER1 x full colour make over – $75 plus redeem the cost of your booking against products purchased on the day. Excludes brides and bridesmaid wedding day make-up.

   BRIDE/BRIDESMAID MAKE OVER TRIAL1 x full colour trial make over – $75 plus redeem the cost of your booking against products purchased on the day – ideal for purchasing your touch up gloss & powder!

   To take advantage of the above offers, services and deposits need to be made in January & February, and the balance paid in full on the day of the booking. Make overs require a $50 deposit, spray tans require a $25 to hold your booking. Products will be received at the service, or may be redeemed at a later date if unavailable at time of booking. Deposits will only be refunded if you cancel or reschedule within 24 hours notice of your appointment. Please note, a small travel fee may be incurred if you live outside of a 20km radius of Kew, 3101.

Limit one per customer per offer.

            Not valid in conjunction with any other offer.

       Minimum travel fees charged to areas outside.

 Free travel to areas within a 20km radius from Kew, 3101 Victoria

  BOOK NOW TO AVOID DISAPPOINTMENT – OFFERS EXPIRE 28/02/10

 Ph: 0438 323 766

 Email: jolene@karmabeauty.net.au

 

As seen in the Progress Leader newspaper

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Karma Mineral Cosmetics – Freebie Update

After a week of constant emails, registrations and requests for product samples on the Karma Mineral Cosmetics & Beauty website, I have been working around the clock to reply to each of your emails and get your sample packs customised and ready to go. It has been a slow process, being on my own, so I thank you all for your patience, support and kind words.

In the meantime, I have had to pull the pin on the freebies. Sorry to those who missed out this time round. If you haven’t signed up to the website yet, be sure to do so and be the first to find out about future offers, beauty updates, tips and new product launches.

Here is the link to get signed up – http://www.karmabeauty.net.au/index.php?option=com_user&task=register

Thanks again to everyone who has been in touch, I’m so excited to hear what you think of the range. Stay tuned for tips on how to get the best out of your samples!

Jolene xx

Attention Brides to be! – Free Mineral Cosmetics Valued at $75

Are you a bride to be, searching for the perfect make-up artist for your wedding day? Feeling overwhelmed with choice and the prospect of spending a fortune on your special day?

Karma Mineral Cosmetics have the perfect solution for you.

We have been receiving great reviews from our clients, including other brides, who say our mineral cosmetics are the best they’ve tried, and that our service is professional, friendly and relaxed.

 We want you to enjoy the same treatment for your wedding day, so are offering you the opportunity to have your trial at your location of choice, and redeem the charge against product purchases to the value of $75. Just perfect for covering your touch up cosmetics such as lip gloss and setting powder!

 So that’s – your wedding day trial for $75

PLUS Mineral Cosmetics to the value of $75

YOU PAY ONLY $75

 We are certain you will be happy and want to book your wedding day with us, however there is no obligation to do so and you still walk away with $75 worth of new cosmetics plus a brand new look!

See what other brides are saying about us here

 This offer is keeping us busy, so please book and leave your

$50 deposit today to hold your booking for any date in 2010.

No job is too big or too small – we cater to every need and every budget.

Mobile service available 7 days a week.

Free travel included to areas within a 20 km radius from Kew, 3101. Minimum travel charged outside these areas.

 Enquire now – ph: 0438 323 766

www.karmabeauty.net.au

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Image courtesy of Alister Haskell Photography – Copyright

Karma weddings

I am always flattered whenever someone asks me to be a part of their wedding plans (and I love going to a good wedding too!) but nothing pleases me more than knowing I have lived up to their expectation by delivering a service that they were happy with and help bring their special day together.

Some recent wedding parties –

Bride with soft neutral makeup

Bridesmaid with neutral tones for lips and eyes. Karma lip shine in 'Elegance'.

Bridesmaid with smokey eyes and soft pink/purple gloss. This makeover features some colours coming to the Karma range soon!

Bride with neutral eye tones (Karma shadows in Cocoa, Vanilla Cream, Rose Gold & Beige Sheen) and lip shine in 'Dazzle'.

Bridesmaids with smokey eyes (plum & lilac tones) teamed with soft neutral lip shades.

Bride Eileen opted for Napoleon Base, which I teamed with Karma Mineral Cosmetics blush in Dusty Rose, Cocoa Matte Shadow, Peach Matte Shadow, Beige Sheen Shimmer shadow. The result is a gorgeous natural glowing bride.

Bridesmaid Skye with a soft and glamorous makeover. I used soft pinks and purples to compliment her blue eyes, tanned skin and her lavender dress.

Bride Anna getting the finishing touches by her bridal party. Anna wanted a more natural look, so I used brown and soft peach tones on her eyes, peach blush, soft bronze on the rest of face and a very soft peach/pink lip gloss.

Asha looking stunning as a traditional Indian bride. This look was acheived using Karma Mineral Cosmetics in - Antioxidant Foundation Olive4, Peach blush, Rose Gold Shimmer Shadow, Beige Sheen Shimmer shadow, Cocoa Matte Shadow. Apricot Glow Illuminisor. Lipstick by MAC.

 

 


 

 

 

I was delighted to receive some wonderful feedback from some gorgeous brides recently, and with their permission, have decided to share with my readers.

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Anna with her bridesmaids.

Thanks so much for doing our makeup. I found you and your assistant to be very professional on the day, working to a rather tight schedule and taking everyone’s suggestions and wishes into account. You were very patient and persistent. The make-up itself was great, and lasted all day, as you can see in the photos. I’ve never looked so glamorous, and was thrilled with the end result!” Anna M. Melbourne, Sep 2009.

I would also like to thank my lovely assistant, Rita, who helped me on this occasion as we had a large group to do in a short time. She did the makeup for the first and third bridesmaid. “Thanks Rita, I couldn’t have done it without you!”

Another gorgeous bride whom I made over for her special day back in 2008 has shared her feedback below –

” I found her ad in the Bridal Directory, called her, best price around. Very helpful and genuine. Met her for a trial, was really happy about the job. On the wedding day she did really well for my flower girl and myself. She gave us such a natural look, good color choice for our skin tone. Make up lasted the whole ceremony, picture shots and reception. I was really happy and I will definitely recommend her. Good attitude, good price, good service and good job.” Joelle, Melbourne 2008.

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Stay tuned for more happy customers. You can also view more testimonials here – http://www.womow.com.au/biz/Karma-Mineral-Cosmetics-and-Beauty-Melbourne

I am available to assist you with your wedding plans seven days of the week, including after hour bookings. Please note – the best time to do your trial is during the day, so we have lots of natural light to work with 🙂

Another beautiful bride, Tami, found me via my True Local profile and had this to say after her wedding – “I was looking for a good make-up artist to do my make-up on my wedding day. Because it was a second wedding I was not having a bridal party, so I only needed the make-up for myself. I attended bridal shows and contacted several artists, all of whom advised me that they would not be interested in my business because the job wasn’t “big” enough. When I found Jolene she was extremely friendly, genuine and willing to help. Nothing was too much trouble and she was at my door when she said she would be there – for my trial and my big day.
Jolene takes a lot of pride in what she does and she is brilliant. On my wedding day she was at my house VERY early and with a smile on her face. This was at my request of course.
I had the most fantastic wedding day and everyone commented on how beautiful I was and how my make-up was so amazing. My skin glowed (thanks to mineral glow!) and it felt so good! I didn’t feel self-conscious or worried that I had too much make-up on either. It felt so natural, which is very important to me. I don’t like a lot of make-up.
Thank you Jolene for your great service and professional tips. I am loving the mineral make-up too. Never will I return to my old make-up kit and bad habits. I continue to get compliments on my skin to this day. Amazing how the right advice about correct application techniques and great product can make such a difference.
I would have no hesitation recommending Jolene to anybody looking for a true professional.
Thank you, again Jolene. I look forward to my next delivery of product!
Kindest regards, Tami Hassett. Malvern VIC.”

Tami is seen here with her friends, and her son in law, on her

wedding day. How stunning does she look?

Introducing my next bride, Jane, who married in summer of  2009.  Jane and her bridal party were looking for a natural finish, with light make-up that didn’t feel too heavy or cakey. I was pleased to hear from Jane who reported that the make-up was up to the expectation of all the girls in the party. Jane can be seen here getting all dolled up. And how beautiful is she as a natural bride?



Spring cleaning your make-up bag

Spring has sprung!

One of my favourite seasons of the year is here. The sun is shining, blossom trees are in full bloom and walking down the street sweet fragrances from nature surround me bringing a smile to my face while reminding me how good it is to be alive and be able to just enjoy the simple things in life.

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The onset of spring time has sent me into a frenzy, cleaning, clutter clearing and making solutions for our one bedroom apartment to become my office as well as remaining our “home”.

However, spring cleaning needn’t be all about your home. Why stop there, after all how good did it feel to revitalise the house after another year (or in my case, years) of clutter hoarding?

So now, moving onto something a little more manageable and less time consuming – your make-up bag, drawer or kit! What better time to rid the products which are more likely old, bacteria filled and doing you and your skin more harm than good.

All skincare and cosmetics have a shelf life, some longer than others. Most will display the length with a little logo on the bottom of the jar. It will be an image of a jar and a number indicating the months the product can be kept once opened. The only problem with this is that we don’t tend to record when we opened the product. If you cannot remember when you opened the product, chances are it’s time to throw it out. Once opened, bacteria can thrive and cause the product to deteriorate, not to mention possibly infecting your skin. A good way to tell is by smelling the product as you may notice an offensive or unusual odour. You may also note if there is any break down or seperation of the ingredients. This will generally appear by means of liquifying, however not all products will be easily recognised as being off, and you can’t always see the bacteria! Most likely these will be your eye shadows, pressed powders and mascaras. They might look fine but beware – using them will be at your own risk and the potential for eye infections or more serious troubles are likely and just not worth it. So remember one simple rule – “If in doubt, throw it out.”

When it comes to cosmetics, mascaras must be thrown out three months after opening, no matter how much you paid for it! They grow bacteria which can lead to eye problems, much quicker than other cosmetics.

A few tips on keeping your skincare and cosmetics clean and hygienic:

  • NEVER share your cosmetics such as lipsticks, lipgloss wands and mascaras as you can transmit germs and grow bacteria in your products quicker.
  • Throw out your mascara after three months as it grows bacteria very quickly and can result in eye infections or long term eye problems.
  • Keep your brushes clean by washing them in warm soapy water every week. In between washes it’s a good idea to give the brushes a clean with some brush cleaner which you can spray on and wipe off with a tissue. Or you can use alcohol wipes or medi swabs which can be obtained from a chemist or Priceline, and are very handy when on the go. I keep them in all my hand bags, make-up kits and purse, and use them on everything from the outside of cosmetic and skincare jars, make-up brushes, to cleaning my computer keyboard, mobile phone and home phone.

  • Place your brushes into a plastic zip lock bag before placing into your make-up purse when on the go. This will keep them a lot more hygienic, as we all know how dirty our make-up purse can get.
  • Throw out your old germ filled make-up purse and replace it with a brand new one. If you follow the above tips, you should find you get much longer life out of your new purse.

  • Always use a clean spatula to dip into jars or creams, rather than dipping a dirty brush or your fingers directly into the product.

  • Keep your jars and bottles out of direct sunlight and away from damp areas to avoid spoiling.

A few tips for make-up artists:

  • If you are a make-up artist you should wash the brushes with warm soapy water after each job, and follow with an anti bacterial soak in a medical grade cleaner, which you can obtain from beauty supply stores. The brush cleaner or medi swaps can be used between clients when on the go.

  • Always use disposable mascara wands and never double dip the wand back into the tube. The same goes for lipstick & gloss application. Use a spatula to scrape the lipstick off and a clean brush to apply on your client, from the spatula. When using glosses, purchase in tubes where possible and use the back of your hand or spatula.