Surratt Make Up Review Video on YouTube

Hey all, a couple of months ago while I was in San Francsico, CA for the SK-II pop-up store opening, I met Troy Surratt of Surratt Make-Up. Troy is so passionate about his make-up and the industry in general. Surratt Make-Up is sold exclusively at Barney’s of New York and so I stopped by the Barney’s in San Francisco and picked up a few of the items available in the store.

Troy Surratt of Surratt Make-Up

In this episode of Mr. Jan All In One, I review the Surratt make-up items that I was able to grab at Barney’s (they nearly sold out, so I purchased what I could). Enjoy!

Beauty Box “GLOSSYBOX” May 2014

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Wow! I have subscriptions for five different monthly beauty boxes! My favorite is the “GlossyBox“. Every month I received a selection of luxury samples or a deluxe item to try! The month of May was no different. For May, GlossyBox partnered with ultra high end Bergdorf Goodman. I am so excited to blog this GlossyBox and tell you what I have received.

The GlossyBox is a relatively simple to afford $21.00 month subscription.

1. LANCER –  Eye Contour Lifting Cream 0.17oz. This eye cream contain sheer light diffusers, caffeine base firming agents and collagen. Helps to diminish the appearance of fine lines, crow’s feet , puffiness and dark circle in the eye area, a 0.5 oz size sells for $95 retail.

2. PHILIP B – Light Weight Deep Conditioning 2 oz.  Contains African Shea Butter, Wheat Germ and Soy Protein. This deep conditioning cream helps hair’s Elasticity and Strength, and leaves your hair looking shiny and soft, plus it contain a low level sunscreen, there are 2 sizes available 6oz for $26 and 32oz for $90.

3. ReVive – Eye Renew Serum 0.10oz. This eye serum helps to tightens the skin around the eye area, reduce sagging, wrinkles and helps to hydrate the eye area, a 0.5 oz size sells for $140 retail.

4. Napoleon – Auto Pilot Pre Foundation Skin Primer 0.5 oz.  This primer allow your makeup to “automatically” glide over the skin, prime and soothe the complexion for a flawless finish and helps your make up last longer.  It contains chamomile, yarrow extract and vitamin E. Its perfect for all skin types, a 1.7 oz size sells for $45 retail.

5. Lancome – Absolue Regenerating Ultimate Elixir 5 ml.  An exceptional elixir which contains up to two million lance rose native cells. Extracted from the heart of rare and resilient Lancome rose, which enhance skin’s regenerative potential. It is the best night cream from Lancome, a 1.7 oz size sells for $360 retail.

6. Atelier Cologne – Rose Anonyme 0.24 oz.  Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel founded Atelier Cologne as a perfume house that creates couture colognes. The house’s master perfumers blend unexpected and rare extracts with signature fresh citruses to create Colognes Absolues, which are concentrated formulas with distinctive and long-lasting scents, a 3.3oz size sells for $140 and 6.7 oz size sells for $200.  

Bergdorf Goodman is having a “Be BEAUTIFUL” event now through Sunday June, 29, 2014!

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Natural Make Up for Men and Women

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Natural Makeup for men and women

Wearing makeup is not just for only for women anymore. Many makeup brands are starting to carry men’s makeup. Let even skin complexions help build you’re confident, which will impact self esteem.

The best compliment you can get is “Your skin looks amazing. What skin care do you use? “  The worse compliment is “ Wow I like your foundation. What brand you are using now?” I am going to share my favorites products that will help you achieved a natural makeup for both men and women.

Loreal BB cream

 

I like L’oreal Youth Code BB cream because the BB cream is very light (feels like a non-greasy, lightweight moisturizer), evens our my skin tone and provides a broad spectrum SPF 15. When you apply this BB Cream it melts into the skin and makes your skin look and feel more radiant, soft and hydrated. However, if you apply with your finger it will only offer low coverage. If you’re like me, I need more than low coverage so I use a sponge or beauty blender to apply the foundation and get more medium coverage. To get a more defined look, I often use two colors “Light and Medium” to created a super natural contour look (check out my YouTube video for demo) for $13.99 on Target online.

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When I need complete coverage I also use the Laneige BB Cushion after the L’oreal Youth Code BB cream. It’s still a BB cream that’s also very light but in the compact form.  For men, you’d have to see beyond the compact adn focus on the result. Laneige, offering a fuller coverage, is a Korean brand used to only be available at Korean markets but they are now available at Target!! BB Cushion is very unique with a SPF 50 broad spectrum protection. The liquid makeup is saturated in the sponge. See the image below. I recommend using the sponge and pressing on the skin for fuller coverage. You will be surprised how your skin looks after the makeup. So glowing with an even compexion! It will almost look like you have no makeup! The BB Cushion is only $34.00 on Target online, includes one refill.

I also use Chanel Les Beiges; this press power can be use alone or over the makeup. This press pwder gives a natural and translucent finish. The best part of this compact is that it comes with a mini brush for application. Chanel.com $57.50

 

Check out my Youtube video for tutorial

 

 

 

Cl’e de peau BEAUTE Illuminating Concentrate Review

If you ask: if I can only take one skin care product with me when I travel, what would that be ? I can tell you “mask”. I am a strong believer in masks. In fact, I use SK-II Facial Treatment Mask 5x a week. Mask is the only reason why my skin looks as good as it does.

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Cl’e de peau Illuminating Concentrate is a 3 step intensive treatment mask and delivers instant radiance to the skin.

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Step 1: Lotion – free skin form old cells. A refreshing lotion helps to removes old skin cells and prepare your skin for next step.

Step 2: Essence – infuses skin with a radiance. This serum essence creates instant luminosity and makes your skin look and feel soft.

Step 3: Mask – optimizes radiance and revitalizes skin. This soothing mask is instilled with a unique beauty gel that locks in the benefits of essence for more and long lasting radiance.

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After applying this mask for 10 minutes, my skin really looks and feels soft and radiant. Of the 3 steps, I really enjoyed step 2: Essence. I wish they sell this essence by itself because I think the most powerful item of this treatment is step 2: Essence. As far as the results, it lasts about 2 days for me which is standard so I am happy with this mask.

 

 

Generation Beauty 2014 by Ipsy

Guy Tang, Michelle Phan and Steve Jan at Generation Beauty 2014
Guy Tang, Michelle Phan and Steve Jan at Generation Beauty 2014

Yesterday, I attended Generation Beauty 2014 by Ipsy at LA Live in downtown Los Angeles, California. This event hosted by Michelle Phan’s Ipsy and sponored by various cosmetics, beauty and hair care companies. Generation Beauty has a ton of amazing workshops and meetups by top beauty gurus and established professionals. The idea behind the event is to grow your social network community by connecting at the event with other women and men, who share your beauty interests.

EM Cosmetics by Michelle Phan at Generation Beauty 2014
EM Cosmetics by Michelle Phan at Generation Beauty 2014

Here are a few of the many companies that attended the event: EM by Michelle Phan; Bare Minerals; Josie Maran; Laneige; Sexy Hair; Vincent Longo; Proactiv; and Temptu, just to name a few. Many of the companies in attendance had fun activities and gifts for the guests. In addition, there were workshops on increasing your social media presence and speakers chatting about developing YouTube, Facebook, and other social media channels.

Jean Supan (Instagram _JEAN22S) and Steve Jan at Generation Beauty 2014
Jean Supan (Instagram _JEAN22S) and Steve Jan at Generation Beauty 2014
Steve and his friend, celebrity hair stylist, Guy Tang at Generation Beauty 2014
Steve and his friend, celebrity hair stylist, Guy Tang at Generation Beauty 2014

I had a great time hanging out with my friend and celebrity hair stylist, Guy Tang, seeing a few of my social media friends, and general having a great time! I would encourage you to check out the Generation Beauty website ( http://www.genbeauty.com/index.html ) for the next Generation Beauty event.