Ever wonder when you should replace your makeup? Practice being mindful of your makeup's shelf-life. Opened makeup can harbor bacteria and should be replaced periodically.
Check if your makeup has an expiration date stamped on the container. If there is no date, follow the general industry guidelines below. And of course if your makeup changes color at all or takes on a different odor, replace it immediately.
Liquid 6-12 months
Powders 12-24 months
Eyeliner & Eye Shadow
Liquid & Gel Eyeliner 3-8 months
Creme Eye Shadow 6-12 months
Eyeliner Pencil 12-24 months
Powder Eye Shadow 12-24 months
Lipstick & Lip Gloss
Sources: Good Housekeeping, Popsugar
Paraben-free (preservative-free) products have the shorter shelf-life.
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Even Out Your Complexion
The first step for any look is to even out your complexion. Use the basics to minimize uneven skin tone, dark spots and veins to prepare your "facial canvas". Then you can either go for a natural look or glam it up! Click here to learn how to even out your complexion.
Enhance Your Individual Beauty
Once your even out your complexion, you can keep it extremely simple and go no further. Or you can chose to enhance your individual beauty. Looks can range from "natural" with simple makeup enhancements all the way to fun full-on party glam! Click here to learn more on enhancing your beauty!
We are excited to announce the launch of Jar Bar University as well as our blog! An important part of Jen's mission is empowering women of all ages with the proper knowledge to confidently apply makeup to enhance their beauty - not over power it. Jar Bar University will provide education, professional makeup tips and video tutorials to provide you with helpful and current information.
Visit Jar Bar University today and view our first tutorial video: Smoky Eyes.
Are you not sure how to choose the best makeup colors to complement your look? You are not alone! That is why we developed a Color Matching Guide that includes a Foundation Finder. Determining your skin tone is the key to to selecting your best foundation shades. It also helps guide you when picking complementary shades for lips, cheeks and eyes. Check out our various tutorials on skin tone and finding your perfect foundation on our Color Matching Guide page . Be sure to watch for future tutorials on selecting complementary shades for lips, cheeks and eyes.
So many of us are constantly on the run but still want to have a touch of makeup for a little color. Women on the go need a quick solution for an everyday natural glowing look. To accomplish this look start with the very basics, develop a good daily skin care regime that includes a non-stripping cleanser, like the Rejuvi K cleanser and a high quality moisturizer. If you start with a well cared for "canvas" your natural beauty will shine through and it will make applying makeup easier. For a look that results in gorgeous, glowing skin and glossy lips; we recommend the Gloss & Glow approach! Our Crème Palettes have 2 Cheek & Lip Tints and 2 Glisten Up Face & Body Illuminator Highlighters. Apply the deeper Cheek and Lip Tint to your cheekbone and for a pop of color apply the brighter Cheek and Lip Tint to the apples of your cheeks. Blend well using clean fingers and then add your favorite color to your lips as well. You can top off your lips with a lip gloss for added shine and another quick layer of color. Finish off with one or both of the creamy highlighters on your cheek bones, brow bone, and the center of your forehead for glowing skin. You have a beautiful natural glow in less than 5 minutes!
I'm sharing another popular Facebook post, our Perfect Collection Miniseries. In this miniseries you will learn how to build a makeup collection to give you the daytime and evening looks you want.
Episode 1: Foundation
The first “must have” for everyone's perfect makeup collection is an amazing mineral foundation. I have been told by industry experts that mineral makeup is the future of makeup. Most people want a good foundation to cover imperfections such as age spots, blemishes, or redness. In addition to coverage, properly blending foundation will create a natural-looking canvas that looks like your skin - only “evened-out” and perfected. Jar Bar's mineral foundations are lightweight and even-out the complexion perfectly.
To help you prepare for Spring Break we are taking $5.00 off of our mineral powder foundations and the full size kabuki brush, the sale ends March 18th so get yours now. Our mineral foundations promote healing while allowing the skin to breathe. A must have for travel as well as for home!
The anti-inflammatory properties provide a wonderful healing benefit along with the natural SPF from non-irritating titanium oxide and zinc dioxide. The SPF ranges from 17-24 depending on how it is applied. The powder is non-comedegenic and good for all skin types. The all natural ingredients are Paraben-Free, Gluten Free and free of talc, synthetic fragrance, and bismuth oxychloride. The full size kabuki brush has a very luxurious silky feel and provides the optimal powder coverage. If you need help deciding the right shade make sure to go to our Color Matching Survey.
I want to share a very popular series of posts we did on our Facebook page, the Lipstick Miniseries. With the buzz around the upcoming Oscars, the Red Carpet Recipes can help you create beautiful lipstick looks. These beautiful looks are often achieved with using a lipstick base topped with a complementary gloss. Read on to get recipes for the following looks: Brown Neutral, Fresh Faced, Slightly Deeper Lip, Movie Star, Dusty Rose, Go To Look, California Pink, and Burnt Natural Red.