Monday, 30 September 2013

Rain Rain Go Away!

While in Victoria BC we've got ourselves in some torrential downpour, there are some new pictures of sunny smiling brides and their attendants in the Bridal Portfolio on my website! Check it out for an instant pick me up! Jenn Malone Makeup

Monday, 15 July 2013

Summer Sunburn Woes

No one wants to get a sunburn but sometimes it just...happens. I've fallen asleep and forgotten to re apply my sunscreen or thought I was just popping out to run a quick errand then found myself running 17 errands and not having any SPF on me. it happens to the best of us, so;

Here are a few tips on how to deal with those less than desirable sunburns…
  • Take Vitamin E to reduce inflammation from your sunburn.
  • Drink lots of water to stay hydrated.
  • Eat foods high in vitamin c (citrus fruits, strawberries, spinach), beta-carotene (chili peppers, kale, carrots), vitamin E (nuts, olives) or flax seed oil.
  • Sliced cucumbers or cold wet tea bags help soothe and extract the sting.
  • Take a cool shower.
  • Avoid using any harsh soaps + perfumes on sunburned area.
  • Keep skin moisturized. Try using a lotion with shea butter or palm oils for extra moisture.
Here are my favorite “Kitchen Beautician” remedies for a mild sunburn…
  • Mix lavender oil and water together in a small spray bottle and keep it in your refrigerator. Mist your skin throughout the day to soothe the burn.
  • Aloe vera can relive the pain of a sunburn. Try filling an ice tray with aloe vera and freezing it. Rub the frozen cubes onto the burn area.
  • Mix baking soda into your bath and soak for about 15 minutes. Let skin air dry instead of drying off with a towel.
  • Witch hazel has been known to reduce inflammation. It can be applied to a burn with a cotton ball or added to a bath.
Sunburns are a signs of skin damage from the sun and accelerate premature aging (not to mention the unsightly tan lines) So be smart slather on some SPF before you hit the beach. There are also many different ways to get that bronzy glow going besides laying out in the sand (Look for that post coming soon!)

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

WestShore Wedding Show 2014

I am a confirmed vendor for the show again! It's in it's 2nd year and last year was awesome, I am so excited to be involved again! Brides-to-be keep an eye out for my booth in February of 2014

Saturday, 15 June 2013

Your Makeup's Life Span


How long should you keep that mascara? How often should you clean your brushes? You asked, and we’ve compiled a rule of thumb list, to keep the guesswork out of keeping your makeup, and your skin, healthy:

Cream cleanser:  1 year
Cream/moisturizer:  1 year
Foundation, oil-based:  1.5 years
Foundation, water based:  1 year
Gel cleanser:  1 year
Lipstick:  1-2 years
Mascara:  3-4 months
Powder:  2 years
Shadows:  2 years
Brushes:  wash every 3 days for personal use or after each use in between clients
Sponges:  buy disposables, and discard right after or if you have a reusable was after each use

There is also this photo of a small jar on the back on most products that will indicate how many months you should keep the product for once it has been opened. This indicates the labs assessed time before potential spoiling or separation of ingredients in the product rendering your makeup less effective and possibly harmful. If it smells 'off' or changes in colour its safer to just toss it than to risk putting something gone awry on your skin.

Keep all of your makeup & skincare sanitized and safe with Beauty So Clean Products, sold in Canada and the US.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013



For those out there who think us lovely makeup artists scoff at all drugstores brands, you are wrong! There are some out there that have vastly improved and I personally swear by after some experimentation.

For my own personal wear I’m loving Maybelline One By One washable mascara in "very black!"

Thursday, 25 April 2013

Urban Decay: Naked Flushed

This is the latest from the Naked line by Urban Decay! It's a compact with a Bronzer, Blush, and Highlighter.

The Naked series has yet to let me down and this is no exception. Having all three of these cheek perfectors in one compact is a quick-on-the-go lifesaver.

They are highly pigmented but not overpowering and blends like a dream.

I an always weary of bronzers (I tend to look orange at best) but this gave me a sun kissed glow. The colours are universally flattering but don't fit for every skin tone. Darker skinned clients of mine found the Bronzer to be too light while some of my fair skinned-freckled friends found it to be too dark. But obviously there is not 1 shade that matches everyone! Be sure to use a tester before purchasing to ensure it matches your skin.

I highly recommend this product at $35 (CAD) it's found a place in my makeup kit.


Wednesday, 3 April 2013


Since British Columbia has gotten rid of the HST, I've decided to get rid of all taxes for the month of April!

If you book your Makeup for your wedding date before April 30th at 11:59pm you pay no taxes on your services!

Email or call today to book!