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Pantone Color of 2015: Marsala

Pantone's Color of the year is Marsala and we've compiled a list of our beauty must-haves. A beautiful and rich red-brown color, this color is classic, no matter how you choose to wear it. With so many variations of marsala-inspired tones to choose from, finding the perfect shade for you shouldn't be too hard.

1. Deborah Lippmann's Nail Polish in Bitches Brew:  This shade doesn't hold back on it's level of seductiveness. A rich, mulberry shade, this polish is on trend and perfect year-round. 

2. Smashbox Be Legendary Long-Wear Lip Lacquer in Bordeaux: The perfect, deep red lip lacquer for your collection, this lip shade will wow wherever you go.

3. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipstick in Finish First: This caramel rich lipstick has just the right amount of reddish undertones that makes it an everyday go-to shade. 

4. bareMinerals Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss in Maverick: A personal favorite, this glossy brownish pink shade looks beautiful on just about everyone. This lipgloss also makes a great year-round shade.

5. Too Faced's La Creme Lipstick in Pink Chocolate: This berry brown is so perfect for spring and summer. The creamy formula makes reapplying so easy.  

6. OPI's Nail Polish in Lost on Lombard: A dark, red creme, this shade is an instant classic that should be in your collection. 

7. Gorgeous Cosmetics Lipstick in My Color/Nevada: When mixed together, both of these shades transform your lips into a marsala-inspired dream. 

8. Essie's Nail Polish Wrapped In Rubies: If you want to be a little more unconventional with the marsala trend, go with this burgundy polish with gold undertones. A little more glam, this polish isn't for the traditionalist.

NYFW 2015 Beauty Trends To Follow

New York Fashion Week 2015 brought us some great beauty trends this year, from fresh takes on makeup to inspired on-the-go hairstyles. There is so much beauty inspiration to take from New York Fashion Week, so I compiled a list of the five easiest trends to recreate at home. 

1. Minimalist Makeup: From Marc Jacobs to Donna Karan, models on the runway sported very little (if any) face makeup, letting their natural skin shine through. Whether you have freckles or slight imperfections, I dare you to be bare. Two products that are perfect for this trend both come from Dr. Perricone. If the thought of being without foundation scares you a bit, pick up No Foundation Foundation. This will give you slight coverage, while allowing your skin to look natural. If you just want a glow without coverage, Dr. Perricone's new Face Finishing Moisturizer Tint is the perfect au naturel skincare must-have.

2. Subtle Smokey Eyes: If you've always steered clear of the smokey eye, don't. A subtle smokey eye requires less work and still looks fabulously chic. There are different ways to achieve a subtle smokey eye. Choose colors that are on the gray and brown side and use soft strokes with application. You can also achieve a subtle smokey eye by simply keeping the darker color to the outer corners of your eyes only. Smashbox's Full Exposure Palette has every perfect color imaginable for the best smokey eyes, whether they're dramatic or subtle.

Valentine's Day MUA Inspiration

This Saturday is Valentine's Day and I'm  here to inspire you with some gorgeous makeup looks! Valentine's Day is all about love and romance, so what better way to get into the spirit of the day than with a sultry or cat eye? 

I thought I would consult two of our very own talented makeup artists to find some great looks for Saturday. Both Casie and Eryn created looks that are Valentine's Day perfect. Check out the the products they used and their tips for the perfect look.

Makeup Artist: Eryn Shelton Instagram : erynleanne


For flawless skin:

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer
Jane BB Cream BB6 - Applied with Beauty Blender
Dust Loose Mattifying Powder on top 
Contour with Jane Iredale Pressed powder in Butternut 
Highlight with Too Faced Candlelight powder
Blend Jane Iredale Copper Wind Blush in between

For flawless eyes:

Palette Featured: Too Faced's Chocolate Bar

Apply White Chocolate all over lid to brow bone
Blend Cherry Cordial into inner and outer corners of the eye
Blend Milk Chocolate & Amaretto together and mix in the crease 
Add the Gorgeous Cosmetics Shimmer in Ms Vegas in the middle of the Cherry Cordial
Blend a little of the Milk Chocolate & Amaretto together and apply under the bottom lash line
Highlight the inner corner eye with Champagne Truffle

For flawless brows, liner and lashes:

New from Jane Iredale: HandDrink and Color Sample Kits

Exciting news, jane iredale fans! Planet Beauty has some new goodies for you to try and fall in love with. This week, we received jane iredale's new HandDrink, which is timely considering this dry weather is taking a toll on our beautiful hands. Infused with a blend of botanical extracts, this wonderful hand cream helps to brighten your hands and protects them with a non-chemical SPF 15. Liposomal encapsulated Apple Extract helps restore radiancy while Green Tea and Blackberry Extracts give your hands much needed nourishment and antioxidant protection against free radicals. The beautiful scent of Organic Rose Essential Oils is so subtle and pleasant, you'll want to reapply all day long. The perfect pairing with jane iredale's LipDrink, this hand cream fits perfectly into your purse and is TSA friendly, so you can always have it with you, even if you travel. If you're looking for deep hydration without a greasy residue, then you're going to love how quickly HandDrink absorbs into your hands.

Add a Little Sparkle to your Step

The holidays are here and it's the perfect time to add a little sparkle to your step with some of our favorite collections. What better way to jazz up your everyday look than adding some glimmer? Don't worry, you don't have to bathe in glitter to look festive, if that's a concern. Check out some of favorite beauty products to add a little glitz to your life without over-doing it.

If you're looking to add some sparkle to your eyes, Gorgeous Cosmetics has their Colour Flash Glitter or Shimmer Dust, depending on what look you're going for. For a bold, dramatic look Colour Flash Glitter adds high shine and color. You can even use a thin liner brush to create a sparkly liner look, if you don't want to committ to a full shadow. The Gorgeous Shimmer Dust can be used to add a more subtle look around the eyes, face and body. Add a little shimmer to your favorite lipgloss or blush for a beautiful, highlighted effect.

jane iredale Cosmetics also has a great option with 24 karat Gold Dust. Created with Mica, these illuminating powders can be used to enhance the look of cheeks, lips and eyes. Use with a fan brush to lightly highlight your face or mix with your favorite moisturizer for an instant shimmery body cream. You can even use your fan brush to gently sweep some Gold Dust into your finished hairstyle for a glamorous, shiny look.

Travel Tips from Jane Iredale's Global Educator

Travel season is upon us with the holidays and if anyone knows a thing or two about packing and traveling, it's jane iredale's Global Educator, Natalie Soto-Carlisle. Whether she's traveling for leisure or work, she always looks flawless. If you're looking for a way to minimize your makeup bag and love jane iredale Cosmetics, check out my insightful interview with Natalie.

What drove you to pursue makeup and cosmetics in general? 

Growing up, I always wanted to work for Fashion and Beauty magazines. I figured I could do what I loved and see the world at the same time. While in college, I was pursued a Journalism major. During my 2nd semester, I was one credit short and decided to take a Theater Makeup course. I absolutely fell in love with the way I was able to transform someone's face, and the feeling of achievement that came over me every time I designed my own characters and brought them to life. The course instructor saw my passion for the art and took me on a tour of the Make-up Designory (MUD) makeup school. I enrolled in the program a month later and have not looked back since.

How long have you been with jane iredale Cosmetics now? 7 months.

Smoke & Mirrors Collection from Jane Iredale

If you're still searching for the perfect smoky eye kit and you love jane iredale cosmetics, then you have to check out their sultry holiday collection! Learn how to create an effortless smoky eye with this beautiful palette. The assortment of shades are perfect for any eye color. Anyone looking for matte shadows will be pleasantly surprised that this collection comes with 6! The only two shimmers you will find is in the nude medium pink and gold-flecked black shades. Included inside this kit are five step-by-step instructions, which is perfect for beginners. You can also take this kit on the go, as it comes with a mirror and dual-ended application brush. 

Perfect add on: Don't take this kit home without jane's Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice. This best-selling mascara comes in a squeeze tube that you can use as an eyeliner, too.

For my beauty mavens who love a little sparkle, then the Limited Edition liquid eye shadows in Opal Silk and Gold Silk will be must-haves to add to your makeup collection. These quick-drying liquid shadows are perfect just in time for the holidays. Non-smearing and non-creasing, they can be easily applied for an instant, glamourous look. You can also use these as a primer under other shadows for maximum intensity or over shadow for a festive sparkle. If you want to jazz up your eyeliner, simply use a thin eyeliner brush and run it over your line. 

Perfect add on: Try these liquid shadows with jane's Purepressed Eye Shadows in Golden Girl or SIlver Linings for a total glam look.

October Featured Picks of the Month

This month, Planet Beauty is featuring three--that's right, not one, not two, but three awesome must-haves to get you through October. With the changing weather, we want to ensure you feel good from head to toe. Sure, maybe those of us in California--particularly the Southern part, experience a very subtle change. However, even the slightest changes in weather can make a difference in how you feel. For my friends back east, I realize the change is a lot greater. Wherever you might be, the last part of the year can definitely feel cooler and dryer, leaving your skin feeling more dehydrated than normal and your body more susceptible to illness. Check out our must-haves for a smooth October.

Windy, cool weather can have quite the negative effect on your skin. Flaking, sensitivity and redness can all result from dehydrated skin. Give your skin a hydrating boost with Dermalogica's Skin Hydrating Booster. This light-weight treatment can be used to treat specific areas of the skin, or on the entire face and neck. Ingredients like Hyaluronic Acid, Panthenol, Glycolipids and Algae Extract work almost instantly to relieve dryness and discomfort in the skin. Layer it on with your other skincare products or mix it in with your favorite Dermalogica moisturizer. Whether or not your skin is chronically dry, you'll want to have this treatment handy to keep your skin hydrated, plump and healthy. 


Embrace the City Nights with Jane Iredale

If you're anxiously awaiting the beginning of fall, jane iredale has already launched their autumn collection and it is absolutely gorgeous! If you're looking for a subtle fall look or a sexy, smoky eye, the new City Nights collection is everything you need to keep up with the upcoming trends. The City Nights collection is inspired by the sophistication that comes with fall. Whether you have a romantic, evening dinner planned with your significant other or tickets to see an upcoming play, I can guarantee you will love this collection for your special night on the town. 

The Celebrate Eye Shadow Trio comes in a sleek, easy-to-store, elegant rose gold mirrored compact that you'll want to take everywhere. The trio comes with a generous base shade for applying below the brow and above the lid and a gold and darkish mauve shade for warm detail. jane's highly-pigmented shadows go on smoothly and are easy to blend. 

If you love the original black and brown Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners, then you are going to love the newest green and purple shades. Add a touch of color and define your eyes with these easy-to-glide liners. Take your look from a classic look to a winged look without a problem. All the Jelly Jars have been repackaged tightly to keep your liners smooth and safe from air contact. 

Eye-Opening Tips and Tricks

Sometimes, keeping busy during the summer months cause us to neglect some of our much-needed rest. Whether you're a busy mom who's been trekking back and forth between summer camps or just a single gal who's been spending a little extra time with the girls, it's easy to lose out on some shut eye. Our eyes are always giving away how tired we are, but it doesn't mean you still can't look your best and trick those around you into believing you get 8 hours of sleep every night. Check out these eye-opening tricks to make you look rested and rejuvenated daily. 

1. Start with a good eye cream: Whether you're concerned with puffy eyes or dark circles, you have to use an eye cream to give your under eyes the much-needed hydration and love they deserve. Rodial's Dragon's Blood Eye Gel targets puffiness and dryness with Rose Water, Dragon's Blood and Arnica. Hyaluronic Acid helps restore hydration, helping soothe dry under eyes and smoothing out fine lines. This gel formula cools and soothes upon application, which is a great morning pick-me-up. 

2. Incorporate an under eye brightener: bareMinerals never disappoints with the Well-Rested Face and Eye Brightener. The sheer formula is lightweight, making it easy to blend underneath the eyes for instant radiance and luminosity. For a little color, try their Stroke of Light Eye Brightener. These awesome brighteners come in 3 shades and instantly diffuse darkness under eyes, while reducing dark circles and wrinkles over time. These are ideal for anyone who doesn't want a heavy concealer. 

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