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  • On Trend for Spring: Radiant Orchid

    OrchidPink, fuchsia and purple all come together in this year’s Color of the Year, Radiant Orchid. Pantone, the color experts, choose a new "it" color each year that influences everything from fashion to makeup to home furnishings. According to the folks at Pantone, this year’s color inspires creativity, imagination and joy. What better way to welcome spring and perk up our makeup palette? Esthetician Nicole Mueller in Albuquerque shares some fun ways to try this cheerful color.

    Pretty pout

    Lip gloss or tint is one of the easiest ways to add radiant orchid to your makeup bag. These four work well with any skin tone. For the softest hint of color, Burt’s Bees' Tinted Lip Balm in Blush Orchid is a lightly tinted balm that nourishes with shea butter. Another soft wash of color can be found in Pacifica's Color Quench Lip Tint in Sugared Fig. This tint is packed with moisturizers like coconut and avocado oils for smooth, soft lips. For a little more intense color, Nicole recommends Love and Toast's Misbehavin’ Lip Glaze, which includes botanical oils that bring the shine factor up a notch. For staying power, try ZuZu Luxe's Lip Gloss in Mania, a long-lasting gloss that protects your lips with SPF 8.

    Fresh blush

    Orchid can be more of a cool tone, says Nicole. For those with a cool undertone to their skin (pink, red or bluish tone), orchids blend beautifully. Those with naturally warmer skin undertones (yellow, peachy or golden), can use orchid blush by first balancing the warmer tones with an overall bronzer on the face. Try applying jane iredale's Quad Bronzer in Rose Dawn, then lightly brushing orchid on your cheekbones. Or try ZuZu Luxe's Blush in Nymph, a subtle orchid that gives a fresh, natural look.

    Pop of color for your eyes

    If you’ve got green eyes, Nicole says, radiant orchid is made for you! It complements the green and makes your eyes really stand out. W3LL People's Elitist Mineral Shadow in Luminous Cassis is a plummy orchid that can be layered for more intensity. Blue, brown and hazel eyes can wear orchid, too—try jane iredale's Eye Steppes Go Cool, a four-shadow compact featuring the right shade for every eye color.

    Make a statement mani or pedi

    Radiant orchid nails are a fresh way to let the world know you’re ready for spring and summer.  Deborah Lippman's Nail Color in Makin’ Whoopee is a high-energy orchid that conditions your nails with biotin and green tea extract. SpaRitual's Nail Lacquer in Disco Inferno is a good choice for those who prefer colors with a shimmery finish. Bonus: These vegan lacquers are free of toxic chemicals like toluene, formaldehyde or DBP (dibutyl phthalate).

  • The iredale Secret

    jane iredale offers luxurious, chemical-free cosmetics that protect your skin with all-natural minerals while delivering radiant, flawless coverage. Here’s how it all began.

    Beautiful beginnings
    Jane Iredale began Iredale Mineral Cosmetics after more than a decade of collaboration with A-list celebrities as a casting director in New York. Through her work, Jane had learned how important radiant, healthy skin is for women’s confidence, and in the case of celebrities, their career. In 1990, Jane swapped The Big Apple for the apple orchards of the Berkshires in Mass., where the company is still based today. Working in tandem with plastic surgeons, dermatologists and sustainable-development experts, Jane launched her brand from the basement of her home. Her very first product was Amazing Base, available in five different colors. When an order came in, Jane would cut a sprig of lavender from her garden to enclose in each package.

    Today, jane iredale offers a full line of mineral cosmetics and makeup accessories, available at skin care specialists and beauty apothecaries in more than 40 countries. A frequent recipient of prestigious industry awards, jane iredale is also a model for corporate responsibility. As an active supporter of PETA, Global Green, Living Beyond Breast Cancer, The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and Teens Turning Green, Jane is living proof that beauty is as beauty does.

    Why minerals?
    Mineral makeup is the natural choice for women who are looking for safe, multipurpose cosmetics with show-stopping results. In a world where words like “natural” and “organic” have lost their meaning, the best way to describe authentic mineral makeup is “clean.” Real mineral makeup is better for your skin because it is free of FD&C dyes, synthetic fragrance, talc, parabens, phthalates and synthetic preservatives. jane iredale mineral powders contain a foundation, concealer and powder, and where the label indicates an SPF, they also include sunscreen. Clean, healthy and packed with active benefits, it truly is THE SKIN CARE MAKEUP.

    Why jane iredale?
    As important as skin health is, when it comes to makeup, women want beautiful results—and mineral makeup is unparalleled in this category. In the 16 years that Jane has been in business, she has yet to see a woman return to traditional makeup once she’s found a mineral brand she likes. Women and men of all ages, with varying skin challenges, can turn their lives around because of the benefits of mineral makeup.Why? Celebrated coverage, for starters. Minerals reflect, refract and diffuse light for a glowing, soft focus effect that makes skin appear luminous, youthful and radiant.

    Next up: weightlessness. Minerals are made up of flat crystals that layer on like fish scales, allowing skin to breathe and function normally. This makes mineral makeup an ideal choice for people with skin conditions like acne, rosacea, hyperpigmentation or redness.

    In the end, mineral makeup offers protection, efficacy and beautiful results. And mineral makeup from jane iredale offers cutting-edge colors, sustainable packaging and charitable initiatives that actually make a difference.

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