Saturday, December 24, 2011

Happy Holidays!

This has been a big year for us at MJ Studios and we wanted to take a moment today to wish everyone a happy holiday season!  At this festive time of year, we are grateful for those who have shown us their support. 

We hope that your holiday weekend, wherever you are, is safe, happy and filled with laughter and love.

Happy Holidays from MJ Studios

Monday, December 19, 2011

M2 Virtuous Minerals Radiant Powder Foundation Application Tips

General Application

Our M2 Virtuous Minerals Radiant Powder Foundations are essentially four products in one: treatment, sun protection, foundation and concealer.

Our minerals come safety sealed with a clear tab sealing the shaker holes. We suggest that you do not remove this safety seal. Instead, use a pair of tweezers or a sharp-ended object to punch or poke through all the holes.

To begin the application process, ensure that your face is clean and moisturised. Also, ensure that your moisturiser is completely absorbed prior to application.

Open the shaker lid and lightly tap the shaker on the lid 4 times to disperse product. This usually gives you just the right amount of powder for a complete face application. Keep in mind a little product goes a long way. Depending on how often you use them, our 8-gram containers should last an average of 8 to 24 months and have a shelf life of 48 months. Compare this to most liquid foundations on the market, which expire within 12 months, and last an average of 3 to 6 months. Although, our Radiant Minerals are an initial investment they are extremely cost effective in the long run, not to mention naturally beautiful, healthy and free of harmful chemicals and preservatives.

Swirl the product from the lid onto our Fiber Optic Kabuki Brush. Our kabuki brush is specially designed to work effectively with our minerals. The fibers grab and hold the product until you start the application process.

Next, gently swirl the kabuki to the outer corners and up to the top of the forehead. Always go left to right, or start at the middle of the face and swirl outward. This disperses the product evenly and allows light to play in your favour. As our minerals have natural coverage and allow light to pass through the skin, using this method diffuses and softens facial lines or wrinkles. The light scatters to the outside of the face rather focusing on the line. This method of application creates a more youthful, uplifting appearance.

Continue moving down the face, using the same technique until the entire face is evenly covered. If you feel more coverage is necessary, tap twice on the shaker to disperse more minerals. Be sure to swirl the kabuki around the nose area, and as well around and over the lip area.

When applying to the eyelid area, close your eye, start closest to the nose and swirl outward to the temple. Move down to underneath of the eye area using the same method.

If you require extra coverage around the eye, nose or any other part of the face; we suggest using our Multi-Purpose Blender Brush. The head and fibers of this brush allow for a more accurate, precise application. Use the same swirling method for application.

If you require "camouflage" concealing, disperse a small amount of minerals in either the shaker lid or the palm of your hand. Lightly spray the Multi-Purpose Blender Brush with any natural mineral water facial spray (i.e. Evian) then swirl the product onto the brush. You will note the consistency of the mineral is now heavier, but should not be like liquid. Gently "tap" the brush in rapid movements until desired coverage is achieved.

Oily skin types

Depending on how oily your skin type is we recommend using the same "general application" technique but adding 2 taps of our Mineral Primer and Setting powder to your Mineral Powder Foundation. Another option is to prime the face with 2 to 4 taps of Mineral Primer and Setting Powder PRIOR to the application of our Radiant Minerals. You can also combine both oily skin application techniques to maximize oil absorption.

HD Rice Setting Powder

Our HD Rice Powder can be applied by using the round powder applicator provided with the powder, our Fiber Optic Kabuki Brush, or our Multi-Purpose Blender Brush. Use the applicator of your choice and press the powder in facial areas that require extra oil absorption such as the t-zone, cheeks, forehead, or nose. Lightly sweep over the entire face to set our radiant powder minerals.

Use our HD Pressed Rice Powder alone to control shine from excess oil throughout the day. Use it to freshen the appearance of your skin throughout the day without looking or feeling dry or cakey. Packaged for convenience, it is the ultimate "take me with you" product.

For more information or to order please email or visit MJ Studios on facebook

Friday, December 16, 2011

This holiday season enjoy a limited time offer from MJ Studios

What better time to discover Saskatchewan's Elite Cosmetics Company, MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics than right now.

All orders received before midnight, Saturday, December 17, 2011 - purchase $50 (before taxes) and receive 10% off your order. Purchase $100 (before taxes) and receive 20% off your order.

Terms and conditions:
• This offer cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts.
• Qualifying discount applies to regular priced merchandise before applicable taxes and shipping rates.
• Offer not valid for gift certificate purchases
• Offer ends midnight, Saturday, December 17, 2011

Are you undecided about what to give this year? Let us do the worrying for you. Custom gift packages with product and services available. We will even custom wrap for you!

For product information, shade selections, pricing or to place an order please email or visit MJ Studios on facebook.

Happy Holidays from MJ Studios!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

MJ Studios Pro Cosmetics Specialty Brush Collection

Invest in your beauty tools - 
size, shape and quality count!

Using the proper tools for specific tasks is essential and quality brushes make all the difference. Application has never been easier with our Specialty Brush Collection. All of our 9 specialty brushes are CRUELTY FREE, 100% synthetic and hand chosen by MJ to ensure that you achieve the ultimate cosmetic application.
Why MJ chose cruelty free?
  • Animals are not harmed or killed to gather their fur
  • Achieves cleaner, softer lines when applying our M1 & M2 cosmetics
  • Fibers/bristles tend to be softer and more suitable for sensitive eyes
  • Non shedding
  • Holds pressed color and pigments better
  • Easier to clean and dries quicker
  • Our handles come from managed wood reforestation programs

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Fiber Optic Kabuki Brush – achieve the quickest, easiest and smoothest application of our Radiant Mineral Foundation, or our priming and setting powders with our amazing Kabuki. The gentle, extremely soft, fiber optic bristles grab just the right amount of product to distribute pressed or loose powders evenly for a flawless application. This Kabuki does not skip a beat!

Fiber Optic Blush Brush – Precise oval shaped head for exact positioning of blush and contouring products. Specially designed head, follows the apples of cheeks, allowing you to enhance your facial structure naturally. As with all of our brushes, the fibers hold blush pigments until you put them in place.

Fiber Optic Fan Brush РAchieve a perfectly highlighted or contoured face. The precise size and shape easily molds cheekbones and defines angles of the face and neck. This brush can also be used to lightly dust the d̩collet̩ area.

Multi-Purpose Blender Brush – Blending your eye products is the essence of a clean, professionally applied eye. Use our blender brush to achieve flawless blending or to apply a wash of complete eye color from lid to brow bone. Highly recommended for the precise application of our M2 Radiant Mineral Foundations to smaller, targeted areas of the face. This brush can be used wet or dry.

Multi-Purpose Brush – Precise application head for exact placement of products. This "do everything" brush can be used to apply concealer, eye shadows, lipsticks or to line the eyes. You name it; this brush can do it!

Fiber Optic Oval Shadow Brush – The BEST eye shadow brush you will ever use! Naturally shaped for the oval of an eye or the arch of a brow bone, this shadow brush easily follows the eye contour. This multi-purpose brush allows you to apply eye products from the lid to brow bone. As with all of our brushes, the fibers hold loose and pressed shadow pigments until you put them in place. Can be used wet or dry and works excellent to smooth and blend shadows.

Fiber Optic Pointed Shadow Brush – Easily molds to the eye crease allowing for precise “no slip” application. As with all our brushes, the fibers hold mineral and shadow pigments until you put them in place. This brush can be used wet or dry and is excellent to smooth and blend eye shadows.

Slanted Crease Brush - We are all about options and that is just what this brush gives you! Angle cut to allow for precise crease positioning. This precise design fits perfectly when placed horizontally along the lash line to find and define the eye crease. Works excellent when used vertically to apply a wash of color from the lash line to crease.

Brow and Lash Brush –Two tools in one create perfectly groomed and arched eyebrows. Use the wand side to groom and perfect blending of brow powders. Use the brush side to fill and shape the brow area. The wand side can also be used on eyelashes to comb through excess mascara or for mascara application.

Excel and perfect your application technique with our Specialty Brush Collection!

For more information or to order, please email or visit MJ Studios on facebook.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Introducing M2 Virtuous Minerals Radiant Powder Foundations

Simply the best and purest formula of loose mineral foundation available. You will love how your skin looks and feels in our Mineral Foundations! Formulated to look exceptionally natural, and maintain skin’s vital health, this remarkable powder foundation will never cake, look or feel heavy. Desired coverage and finish is your choice: apply foundation dry for lighter coverage or apply slightly damp for a heavier, more complete coverage. Feel confident; look healthy and radiant in of one of 14 most popular skin tone colors.

Foundation is available in radiant matte or radiant finish formulas.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), may contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007)
8 grams - Shelf Life of 48 months

The formulation of our matte foundations include a superfine uncoloured mica, which makes them feel soft and silky on the skin. They are just perfect for those who prefer a deeper coverage due to the thicker zinc and titanium in the formulation.

Radiant Loose Mineral Foundations

Unlike other foundations, our mineral foundation scatters light, so it is deflected from the skin rather than absorbed by it. This creates the most natural, flawless face. Our Radiant Loose Mineral Foundation is available in 9 of the most popular skin tone colours:
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Radiant Matte Loose Mineral Foundations

Our matte loose mineral foundation provides more coverage but provides the same radiant, healthy look and feel to the skin. Our Radiant Matte Loose Mineral Foundation is available in 5 versatile shades:

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Our M2 Virtuous Minerals Radiant Powder Foundations hit the mark when trying to achieve a flawless natural complexion. Remember: A little product goes a long way. Due to the exceptional formulation of our Mineral Powder Foundations, product blends easily and naturally with absolutely no streaks and stripes. The result is simply beautiful, natural and healthy looking skin. Your skin will thank us!

For more information or to order, please email or visit MJ Studios on facebook

Monday, December 5, 2011

Introducing M2 Virtuous Minerals

Mattifying Primer and Setting Powder

This micro-fine and colour free mineral powder is suitable for all skin types, especially those with oily or combination skin. This soft, lightweight powder lets your skin breathe, is easy to apply and does not feel dry on even the driest of skin. Tap a small amount into the lid of our loose radiant minerals and mix directly with our mineral powder foundation or apply prior to our Mineral Foundation application as a primer to maximize oil control and to ensure a flawless complexion. Alternatively, apply mattifying primer and setting powder after makeup application to help set your makeup, aid in oil absorption, and provide a smooth, matte, "finished" look and feel to your skin.

Ingredients: Magnesium Hydroxide, Mica (CI 77019)
8 gram shaker - Shelf Life of 48 months

Eye and Lip Primer

Our best secret is hidden in this incredible, revolutionary product! We are proud to offer this versatile product that is totally unstoppable! Our Eye and Lip Primer offers you the freedom to look your very best from start to finish. It acts as a conditioning eye shadow base that not only holds your shadows all day long but also brings out the true shadow pigment. A must have product for all!

Ingredients: Water, Mica (CI 77019), Glycerine, Cetearyl Glucoside, Cetearyl Alcohol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract
8 gram squeeze tube - Shelf life 12 months

Our M2 Eye and Lip Primer can be used to push your M1 or M2 cosmetics to the limit. Stay tuned to find out how this one product can offer you endless possibilities!

Mineral Brow Powder

A well-defined eyebrow is the perfect way to create shape and definition to your eye. It is the finishing touch that completes a natural makeup application. Create your perfect brow using our long wearing and naturally waterproof Mineral Brow Powders. Our Mineral Brow Powder is available in four of the most natural, flattering eyebrow shades.

Ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Zinc Oxide, may contain (+/-) Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499)
2 grams – Shelf life 48 months.

Amped & Sinful Loose Mineral Shadows

These sensational Loose Mineral Shadows take mineral cosmetics to a higher level. Versatility allows you to layer and build these unique loose minerals. Formulated to be used wet or dry, your options are unlimited. These couture minerals provide "big girl" glitz and glam.

AMPED Loose Mineral Shadows:

Our AMPED Loose Mineral Shadows offer a healthy, chemical free alternative to traditional shadows without sacrificing bold, beautiful, and long lasting colour. Choose from our 3
eye-catching colours:

Drama Queen:  a rich, deep purple with silver sparkle
Rock Your Worlda rich, warm brown with silver sparkle
Rated Ran intense black with multi facet sparkle      

SINFUL Loose Mineral Shadows:

Our SINFUL loose mineral shadows have a shimmer base with a layer of pure sparkle to add glitz and glam to your look. Choose from our 3 versatile shades:
High Stakesa transparent white base with crisp silver sparkle
Born To Blinga transparent neutral base with medium gold sparkle
Paparazzi Princessa transparent white base with gold and pink rose sparkle

AMPED & SINFUL Loose Mineral Shadow Ingredients: Zinc Oxide, Mica (CI 77019), may contain(+/-) Tin Oxide (CI 778161), (Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289)
2 gram shaker– Shelf life 48 months.

Looking to push your mineral cosmetics to the limit? Watch the blog for MJ's pro-artist tips to extend the wear and use of our AMPED and SINFUL loose mineral shadows.

We will be introducing our pride and joy, our M2 Loose Mineral Foundations very soon!

For more information or to order, please email or visit MJ Studios on facebook.