Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Miracle Mineral Makeup

Last week during Fashion Week I was invited to a blogger meet-and-greet event hosted by Glam Media at the Libary Hotel in Midtown. At the very laid-back, yet somewhat posh event, I had the opportunity to mix and mingle with fellow bloggers while sipping wine and nibbling fancy finger foods. Being that I am an incessant makeup and beauty enthusiast, I was super excited that there was a professional makeup artist on hand from Jane Iredale - The Skin Care Makeup to give us willing participants mini-makeovers.

Even though I had gone to the event with my usual makeup already applied, I was excited to get it redone by a professional. Prior to the makeover, Kevin (the makeup artist) told us all about the benefits of Jane Iredale. I listened, but didn't really think that the products’ “mineral benefits” would be any different from all of the other cosmetic sales pitches you hear all the time.

To my pleasant surprise, all of the seemingly false beauty banter lived up to the hype. Kevin told us that the mineral foundations and concealers included acne-fighting agents while creating an anti-pancake barely-there feel and he was right.

I had a hideous pimple that appeared to have dissipated after the makeup application. Plus, it felt like I wasn't wearing any makeup although I had on foundation, concealer, eye shadow, blush and lip gloss (I could feel the gloss of course)! I must say, after looking in the mirror all I could think was, "Why couldn't I have known him 3 years ago so I could've hired him for my wedding!" I looked amazing and have never felt prettier.

If you have never used or heard of Jane Iredale's products, definitely check them out at www.janeiredaledirect.com. Trust me, they have a wide range of products capable of complementing every BG's skin tone!


Base loose powder


Blush (he used golden apricot on me)


Lash-lengthening mascara


Lip Gloss

12 comments:

K-Bear said...

WoW! I'd love to see some pics of your mini makeover! I've seen all the mineral make-up infomercials and such and it appears to me that it's only beneficial to girls who don't really 'need' to wear make-up unlike myself. I would like to try it on someone else's dime though. :->

Don said...

Y'all women love the makeup. lol.

nilla cookie said...

I hope we get to see after photos from your makeover too!

I still haven't been able to figure out the hype over mineral makeup but I sure as heck am gonna find out!

Azeeza said...

Hmmm, I know you are hard one to pursuade so this MUST be worth checking out. Is this line available in-store as well? I can't imagine doing my color match online since I have the hardest skin tone to match (I'm a MAC NC30-35).

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Azeeza, you have to check out the website for store locations. Sorry. :-)

Kwana said...

I have to try that makeup! I recently started with bare minerals and am still on the fence about it. Thanks for the tip!

that guy said...

i like the natural look but it does help some of y'all..j/k

K-Bear said...

I had a guy tell me he liked the natural look...until I showed it to him. He never made another comment about my make up. Loser! hahaha

kitty vodka said...

i love the pink blush! that color is also pretty to use on the eyes.

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

@Azeeza, you can buy the products directly at www.janeiredaledirect.com

kbl said...

BGG...I just LOVE your blog, it is too fabulous!

Brown Girl Gumbo said...

Unfortunately, I don't have any good before and after shots. I'm so sorry, but next time I'll be sure to snap away!