julie martin makeup is back open for business at CaJah Salon in St. Paul. Their remodel is almost complete and the salon is looking beautiful! Make your appointment for a makeup lesson or refresher with Julie or Raven. CaJah's new Esthetician and mak
Bronzer tips, tricks and technique.....
This time of year bronzers can instantly give your skin a boost of color and give your skin a healthy sun-kissed glow without the damaging effects the sun! Using powder brush #C142, start at your forehead and in a sweeping motion blend down and across your cheekbones and down towards your jawline in the shape of a 3. BLEND well for an overall glow.
julie martin makeup is currently offering a gift of a bronzer and a gorgeous Spring/Summer lip gloss with any $50 purchase. A $26 value! Online only, good while supplies last.
Some 11-12 years ago I had the opportunity to help a chemist in Southern California launch a new anti-aging product that contained a new ingredient under the trademark name of Matrixyl by Sederma. Matrixyl is an amino-peptide that was proven through extensive studies to create dramatic changes in the appearance of aging skin, reducing the appearance of fine lines, wrinkle, age spots and skin firmness by synthesizing collagen production. It was the most advanced ingredient in the anti-aging line-up of skincare formulations.
As we age and collagen production decreases peptides are vital to our cellular function because they support the skin’s collagen, strengthen and rebuild the skin, and improve photo-damage and wrinkling.
I immediately feel in love with this product. My skin felt and looked better just after a few days. As our clients began to reorder two at a time I knew we had a winner! Over time the texture of my skin continued to improve.
Several years later we upgraded to a newer formula that contained Matrixyl 3000 that contained two peptides that delivered even better results. How could it be even better I wondered?
Here’s how. As I was approaching my 50’s I began noticing changes in the texture and look of my chest. Ugh! We can cover our face with makeup to look younger but I could not hide my chest. It was looking old and I was horrified! Why was I not using the CSII on my chest I wondered? It was a basic application that I was taught early on in my career! After a few months the results were amazing and definitely something I could measure. The wrinkles had disappeared! Now I started telling everyone about it. CSII became known as the “blue miracle crème”
Fast forward to today and we just launched a newer and improved Collagen Solutions Serum and a nite creme. CS3 has been launched with Matrixyl® synthe’6 or Palmitoyl tripeptide 38.
I was very skeptical of changing. Anita and I began using this newer version and I sampled a few long time clients. I noticed Anita’s skin looking more radiant. 2 days after giving Roxanne a sample she emailed me and said “The product sample you gave me that goes under my moisturizer I feel it is doing some good already can you send me a bottle?”
This powerhouse peptide dramatically smoothes and refines skin. Noticeable improvements are visible in 4 key ways:
• Reduces wrinkle volume by up to 21%
• Reduces wrinkle depth by up to 19%
• Increases skin smoothness
• Increases hydration levels
CS3 serum $60 1 oz CS3 Nite Crème $60 2oz
(One of the top luxury brands just launched a similar product for $500!)
Makeup looks this spring season can go from fresh and modern minimalist to sexy couture. What is the determining factor. You!
What are you doing with your hair?
What is your wardrobe this spring?
What are you doing? Work, play or weekend?
Features look…fresh and modern minimalist.
When I worked on this Regis shoot I did not know the models hair was going to look like cotton candy. It was so fun to build upon this look and complement the hair and fashion style. The result is soft muted pastels enhancing the elegance of nudes and shades of peach or pink.
The multi-colored hair trend is something to look for this spring. Hair is done by Stephanie Vallejo, lead educator Carlton Hair for Regis Corp. Makeup Julie Martin
Makeup on this model begins with flawless skin...
1. Mu 2 in “linen” is blended all over the face to get a very soft even complexion followed by translucent powder and concealer. Tip…foundation, powder and concealer should always match the skin tone color perfectly.
2. Eye colors used to create this muted look began with” satin” under brow and “apricot” blended all over lid. “Puddy” is then used as a color wash above the crease to create a aoft contour. Deepen eyes with cat’s eye quartz in the crease and under lash line. Wet liner brush with cat’s eye quartz shadow and smudge on upper lid to create soft line.
3. Strong cheeks brighten skin after a long dull winter. Here I used apricot on the apple of the cheek into contour and blended to soften edges with powder brush.
4. Soft muted nude lips finish this look. Color used here is “bare” lip shine lipstick.
5. Finish lashes with black brown mascara.
Did you know?
Jojoba oil has some amazing properties often used in superior skincare and cosmetic products.
Jojoba oil is suitable for all skin types and will penetrate skin readily. It is excellent to help minimize fine lines and wrinkles while promoting skin suppleness and elasticity. It helps prevent skin dehydration and balance oil production of the skin.
Jojoba oil is well tolerated by people with skin problems and does not aggravate acne, and also helps to break down sebum in plugged-up pores. In dermatological tests done by Dr.'s Christensen and Packman, it was shown that jojoba oil increases the skin's suppleness by 45% and after 8 hours the effect was still present.
It was also found that jojoba oil softens and smoothes the skin with fine line reduction and in one test done, 20 women's skin suppleness increased with 37% after 30 minutes and remained so for a hour.
Continued use of jojoba oil results in reducing superficial facial lines. In a test, the reduction of lines were 26%, 18% and 11% after 1, 4 and 8 hours.
It has also been tested for hypoallergenic reactions and 2 out of 50 people with known allergic skin types showed a reaction, but this reaction cleared completely after 24 hours.
Several of our products contain jojoba oil......MU 1, Lipshine Lipsticks and glosses, Velvet Veil and Hydraessence Creams.
Cold weather is here and that means your skin is in for a change. Unless you live someplace tropical, the winter months can really impact your complexion. You can protect your skin by making these simple changes to your beauty routine.
1. Much needed ingredients
Pay attention to the ingredients and opt for a boost of antioxidants to jump start collagen production. Look for products containing vitamin C, vitamin E, green tea, peptides, lipoic acid, and CoQ enzymes. Antioxidants help regulate melanin formation, increase the skin's repair rate, and encourage circulation.
2. Moisturize your air
Dry air is one of the biggest contributors to dull winter skin. Keep skin hydrated by humidifying the air around you in both your home and your office. Our skin feels balanced at 60 percent or above relative humidity, below that your skin starts to get dehydrated. Sleep with a humidifier in the bedroom or put dishes of water nearby.
3. Use cream vs. lotions
When choosing a moisturizer for the winter, look for products that come in a jar rather than a pump. "A pump and pour bottle has a higher water content and PH base that can dry out skin," says Dr. Brooke Jackson, board certified dermatologist. The thicker formula is better suited for skin parched by chilly winter conditions.