As part of our November challenge, we are looking at a few make-up options. One we carry in store and the other is a local business that custom blends make-up for you based on your skin needs and goals.
Make-up can often come in glass containers with plastic lids, so there is some re-use or recycle availability there. The biggest concern for most is the ingredients in what we coat our faces with daily. Both options we are presenting today use good ingredients and are very transparent about what’s inside.
We carry Ann Marie Skin Care in the store. This company is California based, so that is a huge plus in my world of trying to source local and it also means I can get a shipment within a few days. They use wild crafted and organic ingredients and smell wonderfulllll. All you have to do is look at the ingredient list and you know it’s high quality. Something else I appreciate about this line is that it is preservative free. Did you know that companies can get away with NOT listing preservatives included in their products? So transparency is very important as well as doing research. I’ve gotten good responses from simply asking the company if they use a preservative and if so which one – so never be afraid to ask.
Currently we have Ann Marie mineral foundation kits, full size mineral foundations, and some of the anti-aging oils and travel kits. Check out their full list of products for yourself here. The glass containers once empty can easily be reused or repurposed.
The other option featured this week is a Custom Blend Specialist right here in Redding, California. She does one on one consultations or can accommodate small group consults if you want to make a girls’ night out of it. A few perks with this option: she has a record of what she blended for you, let’s call it a make up prescription; when you are due for a refill, she can mix it up and on request, sterilize and refill your original container. One of the biggest perks though is being able to customize the foundation or powder to individual skin needs. Anything from color, to coverage as well as botanical perks like anti-aging, hydrating, soothing, and oil absorbing.
You can view my own condensed consult here on youtube.
Now for the fun part: we are hosting a Custom Blend class this coming Saturday, November 17th at 10:30. (Yes, I got the date wrong on the video, please ignore that)
Price depends on what exactly you want blended and space is limited so RSVP’s and questions about the price can be directed to Ashley via Instagram (@ashley.k.bae), Facebook (Mary Ashley Bae), or a good old fashioned phone call: (530) 604-4958.
Next week’s Make-It-Monday will be more DIY related, so be prepared to get your hands dirty!