How to Conceal Acne like a Pro – (and why you shouldn’t use your under eye concealer over acne)

Have you ever tried to conceal a blemish only to find that it drew even more attention to your latest breakout? Jane Iredale’s Zap&Hide is the product that you need. The key is making sure that you choose the proper concealer for your skin tone, a general rule of thumb is to choose a color that is a shade or two lighter than your foundation.  The next step is to determine what type of concealer you need.  In most cases, the concealer you use to cover a blemish should not be the same as the concealer that you use to cover those under eye circles.  Here’s why:

If you have fine lines or wrinkles in your eye area, you want to use a concealer that is moisturizing and nourishing.  If you use a concealer that is too drying or chalky it will enhance those fine lines and make you look older or tired.  Similarly, if you use a concealer that is too moisturizing over a blemish, you will make it worse.

Jane Iredale just reformulated the Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer.  I absolutely love this product – it’s so easy to use.  Zap&Hide is a double-ended blemish treatment stick that will conceal while it heals and leave skin looking radiant. Zap is a clear stick containing beneficial antiseptic and anti-inflammatory botanicals, while Hide is a highly pigmented, creamy concealer to cover the blemish.

Simply apply Blemish Balm, the clear side, to the blemish, then apply Blemish Concealer and feather the edges.  That’s it!  Zap&Hide is powerful and effective, but gentle enough to be used as often as needed. Keep your skin looking fresh and clean all day long!

What are your greatest challenges with concealer and foundation?  I would love to hear from you!  Join the conversation by leaving a comment below and be sure to pick up your perfectly matched shade of Zap&Hide from Haven.

Customer Appreciation Days all week at Haven

This week is all about YOU! We would like to thank each of our loyal guests this week by offering you fabulous discounts and special treats throughout the week.

We’re kicking off the week with 10% off all products. We carry Aveda, Bumble and bumble, Brazilian Blowout, Moroccanoil, Dermalogica, and Jane Iredale product lines. This discount of 10% off will run throughout Saturday.

On Wednesday take advantage of our Moroccanoil BOGO special. Purchase either the medium or strong finish and get another FREE! Limit purchase of 2 hairsprays per guest.

On Thursday come to Happy Hour at the Beauty Bar. From 4:00-7:30 enjoy wine, cheese, and a preview of the Jane Iredale Spring Collection. All Jane Iredale orders will be 15% off.

Stop in and purchase $50 of Dermalogica products on Friday and receive a free gift with purchase valued at $89. This gift includes travel sizes of age reversal eye complex, overnight serum repair, and super rich repair.Saturday is our second BOGO of the week. Buy an Aveda Phomolliant and receive the full size refill for FREE. Limit one purchase per guest.Can’t make it in for any of our Customer Appreciation Days? Order your products over the phone and receive the same great discount. Our number is 920-339-1111.

Don’t forget, Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 13–just around the corner! Gift baskets of products and Haven gift certificates are sure to make any mom  smile from ear to ear. To purchase a gift certificate stop in, give us a call, or order online at any time.

Now through May 27 vote for Haven on the CW 14′s hot list contest under the sexiest looks category. You can vote one time per day and by voting you will be entered in a drawing to win an Ipad 2. Click here to vote!

We appreciate you choosing Haven as your place for beauty and relaxation.

Feeling Alive

The sunny collection from Jane Iredale is here! The Feeling Alive collection is complete with 6 individual pieces and available in two Grab&Go Kits.

Contents of the collection include: Pink Silk Eye Gloss, Aqua Silk Eye Gloss, Rose Dawn Bronzer, L.A. Just Kissed Lip Plumper, Rio Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and Pink Lip Definer.

Along with the collection, Jane Iredale has created four looks that are perfect for any sunny get-away. The four looks: Ipanema Breeze, Carnival Nights, Sunrise Stroll, and Premiere Party can be found on janeiredale.com. You can also customize your own look!

Schedule a make up application at Haven to try out the new collection and see which look is best for you. All of the pieces are also available at Haven for purchase.

Concealed Carry

Concealed Carry is a hot topic in Wisconsin right now. Regardless of how you feel about the concealed carry weapon status, this is one concealer tip we think you’ll love.

On the nights you just didn’t get enough sleep, perhaps partied a little too hard the night before, or are just unfortunately blessed with dark circles under your eyes the Circle Delete from Jane Iredale will be your best friend.

Circle Delete is perfect for those who wear make up on the daily, only for special occasions, or prefer to be au natural.

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The two tone color combination allows you to camouflage your pesky under eye circles. Start blending from the corner of your eye to wear your circles are the darkest. Bleeding the two colors together conceals your dark circles so you can carry on with your day.

Circle delete is available in 3 different colors (each compact contains 2 shades). We suggest using Jane Iredale’s Camouflage brush for best results.

So go ahead, conceal and carry the Jane Iredale way.

No Wash Necessary

The once common rule that daily hair washing is a must has been broken. Messy, second day hair is in. With a few tips you can keep your look professional and trendy even on the second day.

The messy ponytail is perfect for the office, errands, or a night out. Pair it with neutral make up and hot red lips to complete the look.

Check out Bb. Editorial Stylist Rolando Beauchamp’s how-to video so you can master the messy ponytail at home.

Pick up the Bb. Does it All Hair Spray that Rolando uses at Haven! Don’t forget the red lips (we like Jane Iredale’s Passion Lip Fixation — it’s long lasting, just like your hair wash!)

Get a Healthy Glow, Sans Sun

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“Tint today. Tan tomorrow.” The slogan of Jane Iredale’s newly reformulated Tantasia product that does exactly what it says. Here at Haven we were so happy to finally discover a sunless tanner that looks natural and has no self-tan odor.

Jane Iredale’s Tantasia is a self tanner and bronzer that gives a sunny disposition without the sun. Jane Iredale says, “Bronze instantly while you build your own tan day by day. A healthy, natural way to emulate the effects of sun-kissed days without exposure.”

No matter what shade you start, the product will match your skin to gradually develop a customized, even, natural-looking tan. Even better: the typical scent associated with self tanners is replaced with a delicate citrus scent.

Whether you want to build or keep your tan before or after vacation or are sick of the winter blues, Tantasia is the product for you.

Read what top magazines have said about Tantasia:

  • Most natural color: Its golden brown tint provides an immediate, subtle tan. fitness- May 2011
  • Gold Standard- Healthy tan isn’t an oxymoron anymore-self-tanners are more natural than ever and good to your skin. whole living-May 2011
  • Self Tanner Test: This thin lotion is tinted, so you can see where you’re applying it, plus it dries quickly and smells like grapefruit. allure-May 2011
  • A light lotion that dries in two minutes and has an agreeable citrus scent. More-March 2011

Tantasia is sold at Haven for $36.00. If you purchase Tantasia you will receive a free Deluxe Lip Sample while supplies last. Pick up your tan today!

Why Jane?

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At Haven we use and sell only the highest quality of products. Part of our commitment to serving our guests is the guarantee that we stand behind each product we recommend. Jane Iredale is top of the line in the cosmetic industry. We know that Jane rocks and we want to share with you the reasons we love her make up.

4 in 1: The core of Jane Iredale make up are the Amazing Base and PurePressed Base powders. These products are awesome because they are 4 things in 1 — concealer, powder, SPF 20, and foundation. When you apply either of the Jane Iredale powders you know that you are getting the coverage, sun protection, and look you desire with only 1 product. Plus, with the array of shades offered there is sure to be the perfect match for your skin tone.

Highest Quality Ingredients: Jane Iredale make up is made of only the highest quality ingredients, with no preservatives, talc, and FD and C dyes. This also means that all of the powder based products are inert so they cannot harbor bacteria.

Weightless, Full Coverage: Because of the high quality of ingredients you can be sure that the Jane Iredale make up will not clog your pores, leaving you with full coverage that doesn’t weigh down your face.

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Diligent testing: Jane Iredale can guarantee the SPF level in the products is true to what is printed in each label because each product is diligently tested, making sure the sun protection is provided.

Tools of the Trade: Jane Iredale not only makes great make up, they make the tools necessary to apply the make up. With the professional brushes you can recreate the salon look each time you are at home.

Something for Everyone: Jane knows that every person has their own style and preference and she caters her make up to offer a variety of looks. From natural, day time colors to intense, night time shades there is something for everyone. Not into wearing powder? Try the Dream Tint Moisturizer, this product offers a sheer coverage with SPF and a hint of color.

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These are just a few of the reasons Jane Iredale sets the standard for make up. Are you ready to try Jane? Schedule a make up application or lesson with one of our skin therapists to get the perfect match of make up for you. 920-339-1111.

Tools of the Trade

We love the flawless coverage the Jane Iredale make- up provides. But what makes it so perfect for everyone?

Along with all of the products being based on minerals, the tools that Jane Iredale has to use with the make-up creates a flawless application every time.

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The brushes are specially designed to be used with the Jane Iredale make-up, making sure that the correct amount of product is applied.

Here’s what Jane has to say about their brushes:

Composed from the finest natural material available, our brushes are designed to be both effective and gentle. Inspired by the sobriety and functionality of Scandinavian design, our brushes are hand-tied so only the kindest part of the hair touches your delicate skin.

Cruelty-Free: All of the natural hair used in the manufacture of our brushes comes from after-market suppliers. No animals are harmed in any way. Source: Jane Iredale

The brushes are durable and can be cleaned with the Jane Iredale Botanical Brush Cleaner to lengthen their life.

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Haven carries all of the Jane Iredale brushes. Pick up yours today or ask which brushes you should add to your collection.