Skin Cancer Awareness Month

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month and with summer officially weeks away, it's important to stay protected from the sun's hazardous rays and be on the lookout for any changes in moles and birth marks. It's also important to make sure you don't forget to protect your lips and ears, as they are the two most forgotten about areas to apply sun protection. With so many wonderful options to choose from, we narrowed down 5 products to check out.
1. CoTZ Face: A non-chemical sunscreen formulated with minerals, we love CoTZ and its sheer, matte finish. This sunscreen does not contain any fragrance and works beautifully as a primer before makeup and is completely oil free. You can use the light formula or tinted one if you want some added color.
2. Murad Environmental Shield Essential C Balm SPF 35: If you're an active person who needs an easy to carry and apply sunscreen, this balm is a great alternative to lotion sunscreens. It's extremely compact and won't spill in your bag, which is great if you're traveling, too.

Happy 20th Anniversary, Jane!

On April 29th, Planet Beauty celebrated Jane Iredale's 20th anniversary of her cosmetic line by hosting an event at the Newport Beach location. Over 30 guests were in attendance, including an editor from the LA Times, makeup artist/stylist and blogger Anada McAdams, natural living blogger Sam from, and best-selling author Sophie Uliano, best known for her Gorgeously Green series. 

Everyone in attendance was given a presentation by Jane Iredale herself, who shared a glimpse behind her cosmetic brand, her driving inspiration for the last 20 years and newest collection for spring 2014, The Magic Hour. The collection has already inspired so many gorgeous, transitional looks with its natural eye colors and fresh lip shades. 

Guests were then given complimentary mini makeovers by Planet Beauty's own Makeup Artist Team, led by Samantha Schmidt. Application tips and techniques were shared with guests, while they received a little pampering. Cupcakes and champagne cocktails were served throughout the night, which added to the celebratory ambiance of the event. All attendees received a deluxe gift bag for attending the event and everyone was given a meet-and-greet photo opportunity with Jane Iredale. 

It was an honor for Planet Beauty to help celebrate such a milestone event with Jane Iredale and is so grateful for being able to share that opportunity with such loyal fans. 


Bare Skin Launch at Planet Beauty

If you're a Bare Minerals purist and the thought of leaving your favorite mineral foundation scares you, there is no need. Bare Minerals has finally launched their first ever liquid foundation, Bare Skin. There's a catch though--this isn't just another liquid foundation. Bare Minerals is proud to introduce their revolutionary brightening serum foundation. You read correctly--this foundation is going to help improve the look of your skin.

If unwanted pigmentation and lackluster skin tone brought you to Bare Minerals in the first place, then you're going to want to try Bare Skin. It has an ultra-thin, no-makeup feel that won't leave your skin feeling suffocated. Allure Magazine has called it, "The Liquid Photoshop". Free of silicones, oils, parabens and fragrance, this foundation is hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic. Jojoba-coated mineral pigments, lilac plant stem cells and vitamin C all work together to brighten skin and improve dark spots, leaving your skin looking radiant and healthier than before. A non-chemical SPF 20 helps protect your skin against future damage.

If you're worried about the coverage, I guarantee this bottle of liquid magic will surprise you. It builds to the coverage desired, so start with 2 drops and build from there. I suggest using the brush specifically designed for Bare Skin if you want a flawless, full coverage. It really makes a difference when applying this foundation. 

Special Guest Appearance by Jane Iredale

On Tuesday, April 29th, Planet Beauty will be hosting an event to celebrate 20 years of Jane Iredale Cosmetics. President and founder Jane Iredale will be present to introduce her newest spring collection and share her passion for makeup artistry, which has made her name a staple in the beauty industry. For 20 years, Jane Iredale has worked to give her clients the best in cosmetics, offering a wide range of tones and coverage, while maintaining true to her promise of having a line that is multi-fuctional and good for skin.

Planet Beauty is honored and excited to have Jane Iredale in person and wishes to invite you all for an evening of demos, mini makeovers featuring the new Magic Hour Spring Collection and sips and sweets. There will also be a meet and greet and photo opportunity with Jane, including gifts with every purchase. The cost of attending this event is $35, which is redeemable on Iredale cosmetics. If you've been looking for something fun to do for girl's night out, this is your perfect chance. We hope to see you there!

Beauty Blender Dinner!

During the holidays, Beauty Blender offered Planet Beauty a chance to win an exclusive kit with goodies and a dinner with creator Rea Ann Silva. Beauty Blender has completely changed the way makeup artists work in the industry and its popularity with women everywhere continues to grow. Beauty Blender continues to be the #1 go-to makeup applicator to use with some of our top selling brands and you can find this innovative sponge in popular beauty magazines worldwide. Well-known and respected makeup artists use Beauty Blender for everything during runway shows and particularly Fashion Week. Rea Ann has worked in the beauty industry for over 20 years now, so her entrepreneurship, knowledge and expertise is deeply admired by Planet Beauty advisors and makeup artists. 

Having an opportunity to have dinner with Rea Ann was definitely a once in a lifetime experience and everyone at Planet Beauty did their best to win. 

The four winners with the highest sales were:

1st Place: Renee Allen from Roseville Galleria 

2nd Place: Christina Lucero from Chino Hills

3rd Place: Valeria de la Torre from Ontario

4th Place: Elyse Rodriguez from Huntington Beach

Santa Monica's Grand Opening!

Planet Beauty cordially invites you to visit their newest location in Santa Monica! Open for almost three weeks, this location is sure to be a favorite among locals and tourists from all over the world. With the pier only a few blocks away, Manager Christine Diep is excited to make a splash on March 8th with its Grand Opening.

Christine has been an employee of Planet Beauty for almost 10 years now. Her passion for skin care motivated her to earn her esthetician's license and her part-time job at Planet Beauty quickly blossomed into a career. She worked her way up from the Dana Point Location to Laguna Niguel, feeding her passion for skincare and customer service.    


An Event to Remember!

This past Valentine's Day, Planet Beauty partnered with the Irvine Company in an event to remember. With over 400 guests in attendance, it was truly an honor for Planet Beauty to co-host such a magnificent event with the Irvine Company. The event was hosted at the Irvine Company Office Properties, where it was beautifully decorated for Valentine's Day. All attendees were invited to partake in free makeovers with some of Planet Beauty's well-respected and popular vendors. 

Anastasia, as well as Too Faced, offered free mini cosmetic makeovers, including lash application and brow services. For those looking to receive a pampering hand treatment, OPI and Ahava were used for polish changes and hand massages. GHD, Enzo and Colorproof were also present, offering hair styling services with some of their top tools and products. With so many vendors present, everyone who attended was able to experience a little R&R before Valentine's Day evening. Those who chose to make a purchase from our vendors received a 20% discount and an invitation to visit Planet Beauty's many locations. All attendees also received complimentary gift bags that included some of Planet Beauty's customer favorites. The event created a buzz with local businesses and Planet Beauty is proud to have been selected to partner with the Irvine Company to host such a successful event for their building tenants and customers.


Dana Point Awarded Business of the Month- February 18, 2014

On February, 18th 2014 Planet Beauty was awarded by Mayor Lisa Bartlett with February's Dana Point Business of the Month Award. We would like to thank Mayor Lisa Bartlett and the City of Dana Point for awarding us with this great honor. We are proud to be a part of such a wonderful community and to have happily served the people of Dana Point for 20 years.

We <3 LA: Planet Beauty Sets Her Sights on Santa Monica Blvd!

Costa Mesa, Ca – January 28, 2014

Calling all Los Angeles Beauty Junkies, Planet Beauty has just arrived on the famed beauty and style scene in Santa Monica, California! Planet Beauty’s arrival to the city loved and adored for its beautiful beaches, bustling pier, and lively ambiance will further strengthen their position inside Los Angeles County. Outfittedwith a bounty of The City of Angels most must-have products on the market, including: Kate Somerville, Jane Iredale, Dermalogica, Peter Lamas, Colorproof, Perricone, and more, this new boutique will continue to provide the first-class customer service that customers have experienced at Planet Beauty for over two decades.

Visit the all-new Planet Beauty at:

Planet Beauty Santa Monica
320 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90401


(Between 3rd and 4th Street)

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