Whether you Valentine or Galentine, we know you'll fall head over heels for this earthy, smoked out eye paired with a romantic, soft pink lip no matter what your plans may be! Recreate the look with these Osmosis favorites:
Beautifully Bronzed Smokey Eye
Using Bronzed Cocoa, one of our top-selling Eye Shadow Trios, smudge out the lids and lower lash line for a deep, sultry shade that enhances every eye color.
Pro Tip: Lavish lashes complete any eye look and our Curling Mascara is designed to deliver a flirty finish with its unique, cobra head wand.
Compliment with Coral
Brown and coral go together like flowers and a box of chocolates. Apply Crushed Coral Blush to the apples of the cheeks delivering a pretty pop of color to compliment the eyes.
Pretty 'n Pink Pucker
No Valentine's look is complete without a perfect pout! Hopeful Lip Glaze is a soft and sheer pink with a subtle hint of coral to match the cheeks and tie together your look. Plus, our Lip Glazes are now formulated with a gentle plumping effect ensuring kissable lips all day long!
Create the perfect combination of seductive and sweet with these products and shades! Get the look by shopping from our Colour Collection here.
2019 is all about self care and fresh-faced beauty. "Gone are the days of heavily-applied makeup. Extra full coverage foundations with loads of concealer and defined contour lines are becoming a trend of the past." says Ami Mallon. Stay in-the-know with this year's hottest skin and makeup looks with these five beauty routine must-haves.
Your Skin-Enhanced Makeup
Think CC Creams, dewy finishes, and shine-enhanced features. This year we're continuing to move away from heavy-handed makeup and letting our natural beauty shine through - and we are so here for it!
Achieve a brilliant glowing look by applying a Facial Oil underneath your makeup and topping it off with a Finishing Mist.
Non-Irritating Vitamin As
The beauty industry is finally starting to come around to the idea that you don't have to harm the skin to get youthful results (a philosophy we've been preaching for years). Retinaldehyde is a form of Vitamin A that is easily recognized, absorbed, and stored by the skin for long-lasting results without the irritation.
Pst... yes, you can apply our Vitamin As in the morning and go out in the sun (you can also use them during pregnancy!).
Treating skin conditions at the source is what we do best here at Osmosis and now it's all the rage! Instead of masking symptoms, dive inside the body with supplements that heal common skin concerns from the inside out. Check out how to target gut health and detox deeper here.
Plumped, Glossy Lips
There's always a time and place for bold lip colors, those may never go out of style. But to complement the glowy skin trend, juicy glosses are making a serious comeback. Our newly formulated Lip Glazes replaced rich pigments with sheer shine and deliver a natural plumping effect for a kissable finish.
Skincare Your Way
Gone are the days of one-size-fits-all skincare products, as bespoke beauty is on the rise. Find an Osmosis Skincare Professional near you receive a custom treatment unique to your individual skin and body concerns.
We have welcomed 2019 with open arms and open minds as we set our sights on the year ahead of us. And while we love the feeling of a fresh start to a new year, this blank canvas can present itself to us daily if we allow it! After all, big dreams manifest one day at a time. Mindfully set your intentions based on ideas of enhancing yourself, fulfilling your desires, and encouraging growth in all aspects of your life.
Find a quiet time and space, even if just for 5 minutes, and reflect on values, desires, and core intentions that are important to you. Then reflect on that which you would like to transition or change, and why.
Write It Out
Start writing words that come to you when you think about your intentions and desires. Words like authentic, kindness, power, healing, intuition, love, etc. Let your pen flow freely on the paper and see what comes out!
One Day at a Time
Each day, look back at your reflections and journal and make one small step towards your desires. Intentions run so much deeper than goals so it’s easier to take those steps a day at a time and bring to fruition your best self and life!
Our intention for 2019 is to connect, inspire, and empower through beauty and health! Join us on the journey to #inspirebeauty this year. 2019, we’re ready for ya.
The hustle and bustle of the holiday season impacts more than just our stress level. The skin can really suffer from the combination of irregular diets, cold and dry weather, and lack of sleep (holiday parties anyone?). Revive tired skin this season with these three fail-proof products that will bring the radiance back to your complexion.
Cranberry Enzyme MaskAll too often, the automatic reaction to dry, flaky skin is over-exfoliation. Not only can this further dry out the skin, it actually can cause even more long-term damage to the epidermis when practiced in excess. Polish harnesses the power of cranberry enzymes to gently eat away the dead skin cells and reveal a bright, youthful complexion.
Remedy Healing BalmInfuse nutrients and moisture back into the skin with this rich, healing balm. Apply a thin layer underneath your makeup to enhance brilliance and tone or indulge the skin and the senses when used as a sleep mask and let the product do the work while you catch your Zs! Wake up to radiance and say goodbye to dull stressed skin no matter how many gatherings are on your agenda.
Refresh PMAn eye serum by design, but capable of so much more, Refresh PM is intensely-moisturizing proven to restore hydration and barrier health to the thin, delicate skin of both the eyes and lips. Formulated with liquid crystals, it delivers shine and nutrients to the epidermis resulting in a healthy glow and firmed fine lines.
Take small moments for you throughout the season to replenish nutrients and life back to your complexion! Shop more of our top-selling moisturizers here.
Seasonal bliss is in the air and we want to put it in your makeup bag, too! Check out how to use our newest Colour items to enhance your look and get holiday-party ready in three simple steps.
Use the Eye & Lip Primer to set the stage for stunning shadow, then apply the bronze and gold shades of the Highlighting Quad to add shimmering depth and dimension to the lids, lower lash line, and brow bone.
In the same Highlighting Quad, take the rose shade and dust generously on the cheekbones, tip of the nose, cupids bow, and even the center of the lower lip to promote brilliance and enhance your favorite features!
Kiss Me Lip Intensive is the perfect shade of holiday red for a bold and creamy pucker that will last you all night long.
Pro Tip: Use this as a creme blush to deliver a cheery monochromatic finish!
Choose makeup that will stick with you as you get your jingle on and dance the night away! Shop your holiday beauty essentials here.
With the holidays in full force, it's common to see a spike in stress, anxiety, and depression. But there is more and more research unfolding about the very real connection between the health of your gut and mind (you may have heard it called the gut-brain axis). Our digestive tracts contain billions of microscopic bugs and bacteria that play heavily into what makes the system "tick". But, when these get out of whack, the next to fall short is the health of our brains resulting in inflammation that causes brain fog, anxiety, fatigue, etc. Next time you start to feel... "bleh", take a look inside your pantry before your medicine cabinet in an effort to heal the mind and the gut, putting a pep back in your step.
Tell Me More.As we indulge in a few extra holiday sweets, treats, and libations, your digestion can take a serious hit this time of year, and this could be the cause of the fogginess and fatigue you're feeling. Most of our serotonin production (95%, in fact) happens in the gastrointestinal tract. This is the neurotransmitter that makes us feel happiness, love, and joy; so, when your gut is overwhelmed or bogged down and not able to produce the body's necessary amount of serotonin, this is when we start to feel the "slump" - even when you may not be showing signs of digestive distress!
What Can We Do About It?
Listen to your body. While it's easy to get carried away with all the rich, yummy food everywhere you turn during the holiday season, don't throw discretion to the way-side. Balance those sweets with nourishing greens, and give your gut some back-up with Digestive Enzymes and Herbal Colonics. We love starting our day with a warm cup of water with lemon to detox the intestines, kick-start our metabolism for the day, and even give our skin an alluring glow!
Discover ways to detox and enhance proper digestion with our gut-healing supplements here.
We love any chance to gather around a giant table of delicious food with friends and family, but can certainly go without that post-feast bloat. We have collected some of our favorite gut-healthy (yet equally as tasty) takes on Thanksgiving classics and wanted to share them with you! Before you brave the Thanksgiving week local grocery store madness, be sure to add these to your checklist.
Herb Roasted Turkey TenderloinDon't get us wrong, we love a buttery, roasted full-sized turkey as much as the next person. But why spend 8 hours in the kitchen basting that 16-pound bird when you can have a leaner, yet juicier (yes, we said it!), and more importantly, easier option with a turkey tenderloin. This recipe will change the turkey game in the best way.
Butternut Squash SoupTaking one classic side and turning it to liquid form is not only much gentler on the digestive system, but paves the way for an explosion of flavor opportunity! We love this butternut squash soup recipe, but you could do the same with broccoli cheddar, sweet potatoes, or even baked potatoes.
Cauliflower MashCauliflower is one of our favorite healthy substitutes because it can take on the form of just about anything. Pizza crust, chicken wings, and even mashed potatoes! Just swap your russet potatoes for this high-fiber veggie and enjoy a guilt-free version of the classic crowd-pleaser. This garlic parmesan cauliflower mash is deceptively delicious.
Cranberry-Chia JamIt's not the holidays without cranberries! But this seasonal dish can be loaded with sugar and preservatives when it comes from a can. Harness the health benefits of fresh cranberries with this sweet and savory jam that's great as a side and even better with leftovers.
Drink & Be MerryYes, you can even add a wellness twist to your holiday cocktails (because, thank goodness). We tried mindbodygreen's "cinnamon cranberry orange sunrise" and gave it the stamp of Osmosis Wellness approval! This scrumptiously seasonal toddy is chock-full of anti-inflammatory agents your digestive system will thank you for.
What are some of your favorite ways to implement wellness into the holidays? Let us know in the comments below!
Go GlitterWhether it's on the eyes, lips, or cheeks, sparkle and shine is all the rage this winter. Matte looks have made their way out and pops of glitter are settling in for the season. Our Water Colors deliver a balanced shimmer you can use as a shadow, lip topper, or highlighter! PRO TIP: Make a statement with a concentrated "glitter zone". Focus on one area, like the lips for example, and go subtle on the rest of the face to create a dazzling focal point for your look.
Timeless Red LipThe classic carmine will always represent timeless beauty, but this season it's back and bigger than ever. Rock bold, candy apple red lips then keep it clean with the rest of your face (we're talking translucent foundation, minimal blush, and a touch of mascara) to achieve this simply stunning look. PRO TIP: To produce the perfect pout that lasts all day, apply our new Eye and Lip Primer to create the perfect canvas for color.
Wake up your eyes by adding highlighter or a bright, shimmery eye shadow to the three key points of the eye: the inside corners, the brow bone, and the lower lash line. This technique brightens up even the most tired of eyes (which seems to be a constant in the winter) and results in a lovely, luminous finish!
PRO TIP: Blend the highlighter over the full lid to enhance the bright, open appearance using these tips and tricks.
Electric shades are all over the runways this season. To recreate this trend with a slightly more approachable feel, play with monochromatic hues that compliment the eyes, lips, and cheeks. Or take it a step further and reach for a flashy color like orange-red or hot pink to rock on your lips or lashes.
PRO TIP: Our new Lip Intensives are richly pigmented with a wide variety of shades and can be used as a creme shadow or blush, too!
Shop from our Colour Collection to create a fun, flashy look all your own this winter!
Osmosis is proud to partner with such passionate professionals that take your skin to heart and live to make you look and feel your best every single day. We reached out and asked them to share their "why" with us, their journey through esthetics, and the raw challenges and rewarding nature of this career. First up, is Jodi Rome with Glowing Skin Care Salon in Solvang, California.
Jodi has over 15 years of experience in the beauty industry and has had the opportunity to work with some of the foremost leaders in both skincare and cosmetics. In addition, she has worked as an educator for major skincare manufacturers and has had the pleasure of training hundreds of beauty professionals throughout her career. Jodi will take this knowledge and perform an amazing facial coupled with the best doctor-developed products available and transform your skin.
Q1: What inspired you to become an esthetician?
"I call it my "mid-life crisis moment", the moment I decided to go back to school and get my esthetician's license. I was in my late 30's and needed a job, so I reached out to an Account Executive of a major luxury brand and asked for a job; I was hired as an independent contractor to do facials in a department store setting. I had never done a facial! I was trained and found that I LOVE it; I loved making people feel good. And so began the most rewarding career I could have ever asked to be a part of."
Q2: What is one tip that has helped you succeed in your practice that you would want to share with your fellow esthies?
"It's difficult to give just one tip so I will add a couple more. Be authentic, show up 100% for every appointment, and be on time, every time.
Q3: What are your favorite self-care habits after a long day of taking care of others?
"Self-care is so important, we preach it daily. I spray my treatment room with palo santo every night, it helps cleanse the day's events (energy) so I can start fresh the following morning. I am a bit of an introvert so my re-charge has to do with a calm and relaxing environment, enter my 2 amazing and loving cats! Chilling with my kitties makes every day feel like a great day!"
Q4: What is your proudest accomplishment?
"My proudest accomplishment was understanding and knowing that I could support myself in an industry that is not only emotionally rewarding, but also very competitive. Thriving and not just surviving is an incredibly powerful feeling!"
Q5: How do you stay passionate about what you do every day?
"Staying passionate comes easily when you do something you love but there are times, I won't lie, when I need a little bit of a push. Education and newness help motivate me; I try to stay on top of my game, always.
So, next time you visit your Esthetician, be sure to show a little extra love and gratitude because, as you can see, they sure do love you!