Perfect Red lipsticks from Dolce & Gabbana

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All you need is a perfect  red lipstick to complete any look. From blue red  undertone to orange undertone, everyone can find their own unique red lipstick. Finding the perfect red lipstick is like finding the perfect little black dress
As a make-up artist, beauty blogger and someone who has been in the cosmetics industry for twenty years, even though I don’t wear it myself, I definitely know a good “red” lipstick when I see one. Therefore, let me share with you my new favorite “red” lipstick from Dolce&Gabbana. These three colors will work on nearly all skin tones.

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Dolce Matte Red Lipstick $37
A matte lipstick with an opaque formula created to give lips intense, vivid, and full-bodied red color. These matte lipstick offer long lasting wear, without drying the lip. The formula has less wax for fuller coverage and opacifiers that spread in multiple directions for the  most effective matte finish.

1. Dolce Heart – orange undertone
2. Dolce Flirt – clear red
3. Dolce Ruby – blue undertone
* Did you know each color was based on actual Dolce&Gabbana fabrics used in their collection, so wearing these lipsticks is like wear the Dolce&Gabbana fashion.

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Best gifts with purchased @ Barney’s Spring Beauty Event

Want to know which department stores offer the best gift with purchase? Check it out below!

The high end stores offer better gifts with purchases. Let’s start with Barney’s New York, Bergdorf Goodman, Neman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenues. Twice a year, these stores will host a beauty event. Basically, you’ll have to spend $$ and you’ll receive deluxe beauty products from participating brands. I love these events because I can try different brands and experience new products.

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Barney’s Beauty Event was in March with a $200 any cosmetics purchase, you received over 20 deluxe cosmetics ..OMG love love love!

The contents of the gift bag
Tatcha Beauty Papers 1 pack/30 sheets
Deborah Lippmann Mermaid Dream Nail Polish mini 8 ml
ReVive Moisturizing Renewal Cream 7 ml
Malin + Goetz Vitamin E Face Moisturizer 29 ml
La Mer Illuminating Eye Gel 5 ml (I have the full size of this and it’s awesome)
Helmut Lang Cuiron Spray 1.5 ml
Kevyn Aucoin The Fleshtone Lip Pencil Medium  .73 g
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer 5 ml
Sisely Ecological Compound 4 ml
Radical Extreme Repair 8 ml
Kiehl’s Super Multi-Corrective Cream 7 ml
Givenchy Phenomen’Eyes 4 g
Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream 15 ml
NARS Restorative Night Treatment 2 ml
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment 10 ml
Replica Eau de Toilette mini spray
Giorgio Armani Black Ecstasy Mascara 2 ml
Chantecaille Mini Brilliant Lipgloss in Pretty 1.5 ml
Moroccan Oil Treatment Light 10 ml
L’Artisan La Chasse Aux Papillons mini spray
Rituals Yogi Flow Foaming Shower Gel 6.7 fl oz
3LAB Perfect Cream 8 g
Long Valery Joseph Extend Hairspray 2 oz
Mila Moursi Ice Cube Infusion 5 ml dose
 Mr Jan All In One recommendations:
I would strongly recommend you have a regular beauty adviser at one of these high end stores. All cosmetics are the same price, but you’d receive much better service at the high end stores. Also, the beauty events usually happens around the same time. If you want to know when, just call the store and ask. I hope you find this helpful!
Please check out my you tube video below

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h2iHU3BJWyw

Sephora Rouge VIB Haul

Today I want to share with you what I order from Sephora during the Rouge VIB event. I have not tried all the products yet, so this is just an overview. More detailed reviews will be on my YouTube channel sometime in late May.

Sephora VIB Rouge is a customers loyalty program. If you spend over $1,000.00 in one year, you will be become a VIB Rouge customer. In addition, the VIB Rouge program comes with many benefits. One of these benefit is a 15% discount on all purchase, during the VIB Rouge event, which occurs twice a year. This is a great deal! Since I work in the industry I know all retailers’s promo calendar, so I usually will map out what I need to purchase from each store. For Sephora, I usually only purchased the exclusive brands.

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1. belif First Aid Overnight Brightening Mask $34 1.68 oz
What it is:  A brightening mask that can be left on overnight to reveal radiant skin by morning.
Usage: Gently apply a thin layer to face, avoiding the eye and mouth area, after cleansing and toning. Leave on overnight and wash off in the morning with a cleanser. Follow with a serum and moisturizer.

2. belif Classic Essence Increment $46 1.66oz
What it is: A nutrient-dense essence that nourishes and hydrates skin to improve skin elasticity, tone, and texture.
Suggested Usage: Apply evenly to face and neck, after cleansing and toning. Use daily, morning and evening.

3. belif Tea Tree Oil
I’ve used this tea tree oil a few times already and it appears to help reduce the redness of blemish and it smell so good !! Love it.

What it is: A targeted tea tree oil treatment that helps soothe and heal blemishes.Suggested Usage: Clean affected area. Apply one or two drops onto a cotton swab or wool bud and apply a thin layer to the blemish.

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REN Refresh Your Radiance Set $55

I was introduced this brand by my friend , he gave me a sample of Glycol Lactic Radiance Mask. After just one time, my skin looked brighter and the blemish visibility was reduced. I can’t wait to try all these products.

What it is:
A powerful four-piece collection of REN’s bestselling products from the Radiance range for soft, fresh, radiant skin.

This set contains:
– 1.02 Micro Polish Cleanser
– 1.7 oz Glycol Lactic Radiance Renewal Mask
– 0.5 oz Satin Perfection BB Cream Sunscreen SPF 15
– 0.7 oz Resurfacing AHA Concentrate
– Muslin cloth

 

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Dior Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF 20 $53 1.oz

More and more brands coming out he serum foundation, this foundation feel so light and offers medium coverage. I love the texture, however, the scent smells like 1980’s body powder … 🙁

What it is:
A lightweight foundation serum that creates an enhanced complexion and a sheer finish.

 

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SEPHORA COLLECTION Breakups To Makeup Bag $24

I just love the message on this bag, so cute and so true. This makeup bag actually holds lots of makeup up items, and it look so chic.

 

 

Tom Ford Lips & Boys Review and Color Swatches

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On December 26, 2014, one of the biggest launches was Tom Ford Lips & Boys. 50 mini size Tom Ford lipsticks became available to the public. So what’s the big deal? Well it’s the most smart marketing ever, if I may say. These lip sticks were name after 50 men who influenced Tom Ford… Thats right! They named the colors after male names. Who won’t want to wear Adriano or Luca.
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These are mini size 0.07 oz, cost $32. Everything looks just the same as the regular size lipstick 1.0 oz for $50. Both lipsticks have the same ingredients: soda see extract , Brazilian murmur butter and chamomila flower oil. I think it’s the size of this luxury lipstick that got everyone talking about it. It’s so easy to carry around! When you’re going to the club with a smaller purse, lipstick is by far the most important make up you need to bring so a smaller size is in demand!

Tip: There are 50 colors available but you do not need to buy all 50. Purchase one shade in each color family group. For example, purchase just one orange shade then use a different colored lipliner to create multiple colors from that one (orange) color! Create many different colors with all your favorite shades!

I ordered Adriano, Luca, Alexander and Didier. The Tom Ford makeup artist picked out these colors for me because he thinks these are going to be the hottest colors for Spring. I like how these lipsticks just glide smoothly onto my skin. It’s also good for dry lips too!

Here are the swatches for these colors.
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Luca 31
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Didie 48
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Alexander 21
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Also here are the size comparisons between 1 0z – 0.7 oz to the super mini 0.3 oz
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Birchbox SoHo Hual

Happy Holiday everyone, I hope you are having a wonderful Christmas and preparing for an amazing 2015 !!!

When I was in New York few weeks back, I discover the Birchbox store in Soho. So naturally I had to go and check it out, as I am a big fan of Birchbox . I have had a subscription to both the men’s and women’s boxes for over a year now, and let me tell you its like Christmas every month.

The store management  were so nice! Not only did they allow me to film a episode of Mr. Jan All In One in the store, they even have one of their discovery specialist Aimee Simone show me around the store.

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Over all the store gave me a very friendly and welcome impression. The store is a stunning white color, very clean and fresh. Organized by category, not by brands, the store is very easy to navigate. There is two floors, the first floor is mostly color and build your own box . The lower level includes men’s products, skincare, body and nail services.

The build your own box is the same concepts of monthly Birchbox but you can pick the items you want to try. Unfortunately, I didn’t have enough  time to build my own box, but  I picked up the items below while we are filming. I always manage a little shopping while working.

Vanity Affair Limited Holiday Box $ 98 value $309 WOW..
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I think when ever you are looking to purchase a gift for any events and you don’t know what to buy, this is a great ideas. This box contain the following items

BY TERRY Baume de Rose – Travel Size
Chantecaille Luminous Gloss – Lychee or Passionfruit
JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Coquette
JINsoon Nail Lacquer – Nostalgia
Maison Caulières Perfumed Bath Oil – Travel Size
MAKE Calypso Palette
Rosanna Alhambra Medium Vessel
Serge Normant Dream Big Instant Volumizing Spray – Travel Size
SHU UEMURA Art of Hair Essence Absolue Oil-in-Cream – Travel Size
Stephanie Johnson Tinseltown Gold Jewelry Tray
Sunday Riley Good Genes Treatment – Travel Size
Tata Harper Volumizing Lip & Cheek Tint
TOCCA Eau de Parfum, Margaux – Travel Size

Rituals Zensation – $15 Organic Rice Milk & Cherry Blossom foaming shower gel . I love this foaming shower gel, not only smell good and make my skin feel super soft.

Oribe – Liquid Gold Lust Travel Set – $55 Includes Gold Lust Repair & Restore Shampoo, 1.7 oz.; Gold Lust Repair & Restore Conditioner, 1.7 oz.; and Gold Lust Nourishing Hair Oil, 1.7 oz.

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Molton Brown – $35 Mini Travel Discover & Scent set Includes Eucalyptus body wash , Ylang Ylang  body wash , body lotion and Janise Orange body wash and body lotion

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Overall I really like Birchbox store in SoHo, I hope one day they will open at LA area. If you are in New York city , make sure you stop by and discover  this amazing  place

Gucci Make Up review

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The most anticipated make up launch of 2014 Fall “GUCCI Beauty” is finally here. Currently available in the United States at www.Gucci.com , www.Saks.com and www.NeimanMarcus.com. In the forthcoming months, there are plans to launch Gucci Beauty make-up at Saks Fifth Ave in New York City, Neiman Marcus Las Vegas and selected Gucci boutiques. This is a full line launch from colors to basic skin care. All products are made in Italy, the home of Gucci fashion.

I ordered three (3) Gucci products from Neiman Marcus:

1. Gucci Eye Magnetic Color Shadow Quad – Cosmic Deco 010, $65
The eye shadow compact is magnetic and the Gucci in-pirnt on the color surface is deeply embossed and glamorous. After my color swatch, I could still see the in-print very clear in the make-up compact. This shows that they have pressed the make-up extra hard and deep. The surface texture of the eye shadow is like velvet and go on very easy. I didn’t use any primer before I swatched the colors.

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2. Gucci Face Luxe Finishing Powder – Color 020, $55
The compact is just beautiful and once again, I love the Gucci logo. This compact is also magnetic. The finishing powder has a sheer finish, that goes on the skin smooth and soft. It is so sheer that in one application it didn’t cover much, but you could easily use this as a touch up makeup or for selfie ready. I love love the brush applicator, it is better than most of the luxury brands.

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3. Luxurious Moisture Rich Lip Stick – Nude Satin 340, $39
After I tested the color on my arm and lip, I love the texture and feel, it’s not too rich or heavy. I can smell the scent of the lip stick, but you can not taste the lip stick on the lip.Once again, Gucci has made the packaging amazingly beautiful.

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All in all, I really love the Gucci Eye Quad , Finishing Power and Lip Stick. I can’t wait to visit the Gucci make up counter and try other products. Please stay tune for a YouTube review in the near future.

 

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

 

 

 

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.