Free samples are back!

Karma Mineral Cosmetics has a new product website! Now you can view our entire range and shop securely with PayPal. If you don’t have a PayPal account you can use credit card or direct deposit. Shop with us for the best quality mineral cosmetics at affordable prices. Take advantage of our risk free sample offer. All of our foundations are available in a sample size so you can trial every finish and find out which type suits you best. As well as foundations, finishing powders and bronzers are available to sample. With every 5 samples purchased you can select another 5 of your choice for free. Select from samples here.

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

 

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Christmas gift ideas…win a Karma cosmetics pack…gift card bonuses plus more…

We are well on the way to Christmas, with only 21 days left until Ol’ Santa makes his arrival. To help the season’s spirits, Karma Mineral Cosmetics is offering an array of goodies at purse friendly prices, and has a few other surprises in store also.

To get things started, we have a sale on UNTIL midnight Monday December the 7th. Take a peak now and start ticking people off your gift list. There are sets for less than $50, and individual items starting at only $20.

Introducing Karma Mineral Shadows!

I know that plenty of you are patiently awaiting the arrival of the Karma Mineral Shadow range, and I am so excited to tell you that the wait is over! Today an assortment of shadows, in both matte and shimmer finishes, are available in store. Just like the rest of the Karma range, the colour selection will grow as more colours will be introduced shortly. Take a look at the colours here.

Gift Card bonuses:

Giving really does attract good karma! Especially when you shop at Karma Mineral Cosmetics!

  • Purchase a Karma Gift Card for $50 and receive a bonus $10 credit for yourself.
  • Purchase a Karma Gift Card for $75 and receive a bonus $20 credit for yourself.
  • Purchase a Karma Gift Card for $100 and receive a $30 credit bonus for yourself.

The bonus credit code will be emailed to you once payment is processed.  View Gift Cards here.

Win a Karma Cosmetics Pack!

 More chances to get yourself a bonus! Up for grabs is a Mini Starter Set valued at $102. The pack includes – 

  • 1 x Kabuki brush
  • 1 x Karma Mineral Foundation Powder – 7gm in jar with sifter 
  • 1 x your choice of a Karma Mineral Powder Blush or Karma Mineral Powder Bronze – 1.5gm in jar with sifter

For a chance to win the pack, just spend $50 or more storewide between now and midnight, December 7th. The winning entrant will be notified on Tuesday 8th and announced in our following newsletter.  View the pack here.

Last but by no means least, I have a new sample system in place to allow you to trial certain products at a low price. The samples are large enough for several days wear and available for every shade of foundation, setting powder as well as a variety pack. Order yours here.

Thanks for all your wonderful feedback, keep it coming! It’s the only way for me to keep bringing you what you want 🙂

Introducing Karma Mineral Shadows

Introducing Karma Mineral Shadows!

I know that plenty of you are patiently awaiting the arrival of the Karma Mineral Shadow range, and I am so excited to tell you that the wait is over! Today an assortment of shadows, in both matte and shimmer finishes, are available in store. Just like the rest of the Karma range, the colour selection will grow as more colours will be introduced shortly. Take a look at the colours here.

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

Karma Mineral Cosmetics – achieving a flawless base with mineral make-up

Applying your make-up to achieve a flawless look can seem like an art form, and if you’re a beginner it can take some time to perfect but with the correct tools and some know how, anyone can achieve a natural daytime look or a glamorous look for evening. Follow these simple steps for getting started with mineral cosmetics.

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Follow these golden rules to get your base primed before you begin to “paint your canvas”

  • Practice makes perfect – persevere when you have time. Never try something new when you are limited on time or going out as it could end in a make-up disaster.
  • Always start with a cleansed, moisturised face, including eye gel under the eyes and a good quality SPF 30+, covering all areas which will be exposed to the sun.
  • Exfoliate with a gentle product every 3 days. Use gentle circular motions, avoiding the eye area, and use luke warm water to rinse.
  • Follow up the use of cream cleansers with a spritz of rose or lavender floral water.

How to apply mineral powder to your kabuki brush:

1. Tap a small amount of mineral powder into the lid of your jar. You only need a little bit as we are going to repeat the steps. This helps eliminate the mess usually made when we add too much into the lid at once. Take your kabuki and gently press it into the powder, rolling and pressing the brush into the powder, to get coverage all over the top of it.  Stand the kabuki upright and tap the bottom of the handle onto a hard surface. This ensures the powder settles into the brush and gives you more to work with.

Achieving a flawless base:

Toning it down

1. If you have a tendency toward redness, you will need to use a neutralising concealer before applying your foundation. Take a spatula, scrape out a tiny amount of Karma Mineral Flawless Finish in yellow, and wipe on the back of your hand, blending with your fingertips to melt the minerals. Dab the concealer over the areas you require to cover, then gently blend with your fingertips. You can use a concealing brush at this step, instead if you prefer. Do not blend until the product has disappeared.

2. Using the same method as above, conceal the area under your eyes with Karma Mineral Flawless Finish in Apricot. Go very gently in the eye area, as the skin here is far more delicate.

3. For areas of pigmentation, such as freckles and sunspots, use Karma Mineral Flawless Finish in Apricot to conceal lightly. You can go back over these areas once you have applied your mineral powder foundation.

Getting even

Once you have neutralised your base, it’s time to even it all out with your mineral powder foundation. The key to getting a natural, even looking coverage is not just in the application, but also in the shade itself. It is vital to choose a shade that matches your tone, otherwise you will end up with an obvious line around your face. If you have been having issues with shading, keep searching for the correct one. Once you find it, you will be amazed at the difference it makes to your appearance. I am happy to assist you with finding your correct shade, and can provide a sample of foundation for you to try. Click here to read more about FREE samples.

4.Take your kabuki and follow the above application on how to apply mineral powder to your kabuki brush.

5. Start in one area, brushing in a downward motion and rotating the brush every few strokes, so as to use all the powder in the brush. Move around the face in small patches, rather than trying to cover the lot in one step. Remember, you are layering the powder, and taking time to build the right coverage will prevent you looking cakey and heavy. Continue steps 4 and 5 until the desired coverage is achieved. You should not see any traces of the neutralising concealer once the right coverage is reached. Avoid brushing too much powder over the eye area, instead save this area until the end, when you have the least amount on the brush.

6. Skin which requires additional concealing will benefit from going back over any problem areas with Karma Mineral Flawless Finish in the flesh colour.

Get set

7. Finally, to set your make-up in place, eliminate creasing, the appearance of large pores and fine lines, use Karma Mineral Finishing Powder. Use a large powder brush to dust on a very light amount, going back over if you feel you require more. Remember – it is always best to use less the first time and build up product to suit your requirements. You will see how the skin looks sealed once you use this powder, and can be assured your make-up will now stay in place for a lot longer. People with oily or combination skin will generally require a touch up and may like to carry the concealer or powder foundation if persistant redness starts to break through later in the day, also.

Next, I’ll bring you some tips on getting your glow on, just in time for summer! Everyone can achieve dewy, radiant looking skin, and I will show you how to do it.

For more information on the range, please view the site or request info via the contact page – www.karmabeauty.net.au

Please leave feedback, including anything else you would like me to write about to help assist you with using mineral cosmetics or beauty queries in general 🙂

Stay tuned for more tips and answers to frequently asked questions!