3 Tips for Changing up Your Makeup Routine for Winter

Changing up your makeup routine for winter can be a challenge. But these three simple steps are easy to incorporate, and can have a big impact on your everyday look throughout the colder winter months.


  1. Use a heavier, hydrating lipstick. 
    Our lips are craving something more moisturizing this time of year. We love Jane Iredale’s new line of Triple Luxe Lipsticks (available at The Spa). With Moringa Oil, lips stay hydrated all day long.
  2. Swap our your bronzer for a cream blush. The glow from summer has completely faded by now and we could all use a little color. Warm your face up with a cream blush—it’s the perfect way to hydrate and add color simultaneously. Look for warmer colors that are appropriate for the season, staying away from summery hues like coral and peach.

  3. Add some shimmer. This time of year, skin is paler and we’re constantly fighting a dull, winter look. Add a pop of shimmery shadow to your lids to give yourself a dewy glow. Champagne colored shadows are universally flattering. For a fun twist, try a bright jewel tone, which is perfect for the holiday season.



Join us for our Fall Into Beauty event at The Spa!

The inspiration and tools you need to look your very best this fall!

It’s time to be inspired! Stuck in a beauty rut? Would you like some fun ideas for holiday make-up? Or, do you just want to spend a fun evening with light refreshments, shopping, learning about different procedures and spa raffles? Then come on over for our Fall into Beauty event Thursday, Nov. 12 from 3pm – 7pm.
The event tickets are $25, but that amount can be used towards any retail purchase that evening (and ALL retail will be 15% off.) You can call The Spa at (408) 354-5901 to by tickets or purchase online at https://squareup.com/market/the-spa-los-gatos/fall-into-beauty-event. Tickets will be held at the door; please bring your emailed receipt of ticket purchase with you.
Be sure to call The Spa at (408) 354-5901 to make an appointment for a FREE Mini Makeup Lesson, FREE Five Minute Facelift Demo or a Special $20 Brow Wax!
Ticket price includes light refreshments, beauty and makeup demonstrations, special evening discount offers and spa raffles.
• NOTE: Ticket sale is final and non-refundable.

Why Use Mineral Makeup?

There are many good reasons to use a quality mineral makeup line, with an emphasis on the word “quality.”  Several lines that advertise being mineral based are made with so many fillers and such a small percentage of the good ingredients that they really aren’t any better for you than a low-end drug store brand.

My personal preference is Jane Iredale – it is marketed as “The Skin Care Makeup” and I’ve been using it for about a year. I absolutely love it.  Even though I’ve hit the 50 mark, my skin can still be fussy with breakouts.  Since I’ve been using mineral makeup, I haven’t had a breakout and my skin looks more healthy and vibrant than ever.

This line uses only the highest ingredients available, so I am very happy with coverage, application and texture.  An added plus is that this mineral makeup provides broad spectrum sun protection.  Pure mineral pigment is used with no fillers (like talc), so the foundation and concealer gives exceptional coverage and requires very little touch up throughout the day.  Only natural preservatives are used, and they exclude parabens and phenoxyethanol.  The top three sensitizers have been removed as well:  synthetic fragrance, petroleum based colorants and synthetic preservatives, so even individuals with extreme chemical sensitivities do not have a reaction.

Even though you may have a layer of foundation on your skin (whether powder or liquid), it allows the skin to breath and function normally and will not block pores.  Hence, no breakouts.

Another major benefit is that you use very little.  Because of the superior ingredients, very little is needed for coverage or color.

A surprise benefit:  You can leave it on at the end of the day and sleep in it and it is actually good for your skin!  So when you are having one of the extra tired nights, or just feeling lazy, you can feel confident that no harm will come to your skin by taking the night off from your usual skin care regimen.

Next time you are running low on your make up supply, I encourage you to explore mineral make up.

Need a Fresh Idea for Spring Makeup? Try the jane iredale Color Sample Kit!

Pure minerals, pure results. The look, polished. The feel, lightweight.

A lovely sampling of some of JI’s best-selling makeup: try foundation, concealer, blush, eye shadow and lip color, all in their most versatile shades. This small but sturdy set is the perfect size to keep with you throughout the day for touch ups, or an excellent introduction to this superior makeup line at an extremely reasonable price ($32). This is not your run-of-the-mill mineral makeup line!