Made in the USA; Line Smoothing Balm made in Taiwan; Setting Veil and Brow Professional made in China
Please see the Usage & Ingredients tab for how to use and ingredient information.
1. Always start with clean hands and a freshly cleansed face.
2. Apply your day moisturizer (preferably one that contains an SPF). Next, you can apply a primer for a smoother base. This is an optional step, but one worthy of considering for a more youthful appearance. A few drops of primer will smooth the appearance and texture of your complexion, as well as fill in fine lines - the perfect base for your foundation. It also helps to extend the longevity of your face and eye makeup, prevents eye shadow from creasing, and maintains an overall fresh appearance for as long as you wear your makeup.
3. Allow the moisturizer and/or primer to absorb a few minutes before continuing on to the foundation application. If necessary, you might want to blot any excess moisturizer with a tissue.
4. Address your under eye circles, shadows and imperfections with a concealer. Pat it on with a light finger so that it blends well.
5. You may use your fingers, a foundation brush or makeup sponge to apply the foundation. First, apply a few dots of your preferred liquid foundation to your nose, forehead, cheeks and chin. Continue to blend while avoiding a heavy application to the jawline and hairline (also known as a line of demarcation).
6. Once the foundation is blended, use either a translucent powder or one that matches your complexion to set the foundation. This also serves to absorb oils that cause your face to shine.
7. If you want a more natural look or have great skin, you can simply address specific areas that require coverage by applying your foundation to precise spots or areas. If you want to wear foundation that looks exceptionally natural and dewy, consider a tinted moisturizer. They're considerably sheer, yet provide a little coverage for uneven skin tone.
Choose a blush color that mimics the color of your cheeks when they're flushed from the cold, you've exercised or have blushed. You can also use your lip color as a guide. Blush can be applied before foundation for a subtle hint, but it's usually applied after foundation and face powder.
Cream vs. Powder vs. Gel
This is a personal preference, but usually powder suits combination and oily skin, whereas cream works well with dry skin. Tinted gels and liquids are outstanding for oilier skins.
Using a professional grade blush brush, run the bristles over the pan of makeup, shake off excess powder and apply to the apples of your cheeks. Blend if necessary. If you're using a gel or cream based blush, use your middle finger and highlight the apples of your cheeks. Blend well.
If you need additional color across your face, apply bronzer to the bridge of your nose, forehead and chin.
The key to purchasing bronzer is to choose a color one to two shades darker than your skin tone. If you have an extremely light complexion, you might want to choose one shade darker. Conversely, if you have a darker skin tone, a shade that is twice as dark as your skin tone will most likely provide the impact that you desire.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
If you have dry skin, you will need moisturizing products that nourish, so you will want to find protective and restorative products. Achieving a moisture balance with the right pH is key.
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since your skin is acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure that the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture—a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential for dry skin. Begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF Your evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to penetrate deeper. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump dry and dehydrated skin.
Key Ingredients for Dry Skin:
Hyalauronic Acid, Glycerin, Lanolin, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Oil (Of Jojoba, Olive, Apricot Seed, Avocado, Grapeseed Borage, Almond, Evening Primrose), Vitamin E, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Honey, Shea Butter, Argan, Baobab, Manuka Honey, Green Tea (Camilla Sinsnsis), Ceramide, Glycolic Acid, Hydrolized Wheat Protein, Cocoa Butter, Shea Butter, Cucumber
Everyone can benefit from using a moisturizer after cleansing. The key is finding the appropriate moisturizer based on your skin type. Moisturizers seal moisture into the skin, so the effect is hydrating while also inhibiting evaporation. Many moisturizers contain active ingredients that deliver vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and skin supporting compounds to provide therapeutic benefits that sooth, protect and ultimately help delay the onset of early aging.
Eye creams are optional, but may be desirable for those with dry or aging skin as a welcome addendum to a moisturizer. Some individuals have very delicate eye areas that are more susceptible to wrinkling, dark circles and puffiness. An eye cream can help address these specific concerns with intense moisture and a high concentration of active ingredients.
How to Choose a Moisturizer
The oilier your complexion, the lighter and more liquid your moisturizer should be. Some moisturizers even have oil free ingredients that still serve to moisturize the skin without adding oil. Conversely, dry or aging skin requires a more moisturizing-nourishing preparation. Use a moisturizer labeled with your skin type or specific skin concern. If you live in a particularly harsh climate, consider wearing a more moisturizing face cream during the winter and switch to a lighter formula during warmer months.
Night creams tend to be thicker and more moisturizing than day creams. It is generally recommended to have separate moisturizers simply for the fact that you will want a day cream with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF). This will provide you with added protection from sun damage that can lead to premature aging.
Based on the amount of time you spend outside on any particular day, you might want to wear a moisturizer designed for outdoor use with a significantly higher SPF. You must also factor in how easily your skin burns and take precautions to protect your skin with a sufficient SPF. As a general rule, it is recommended that your day moisturizer should have at least 15-20 SPF, and if you spend more time outdoors, consider a moisturizer with 30+ SPF.
How to Use Moisturizer
After you wash your face and apply toner or a serum (optional), scoop out enough moisturizer to comfortably cover your face and neck area. Using your fingertips, rub it in using upward strokes, making sure to moisturize the neck, décolletage and earlobes. In order to prevent streaks, allow your moisturizer to penetrate before applying foundation.
Choosing Eyebrow Color:
To apply eyebrow color, use very light strokes of the pencil until the eyebrow line is filled in to your desired intensity.
Defining Eye Brows:
Never underestimate the power of a well-defined eyebrow! Keep them groomed in a way that flatters your face, eye shape and size.
1. Look directly into a mirror.
2. Trim your long eyebrow hairs so you can identify the natural shape of your eyebrow.
3. Hold a pencil or makeup brush vertically against the side of one nostril. The eyebrow should start where the pencil meets the brow. Take care to tweeze in the space between the two eyebrows.
4. Tweeze the stray hairs that grow around the eyebrow.
5. To create a flattering arch, now angle the pencil to the outer side of your pupil. Where the pencil meets the brow is where the top of your arch should be, approximately three-quarters of the way out. To create the shape of your arch, draw a line that tapers upward from the start of your brow to this point. Take care in replicating the process with the other eye, making sure to not over-pluck, while ensuring symmetrical uniformity.
6. In the final shaping step, you can angle the pencil so it aligns with the outer corner of your eye. The eyebrow should end here, and you should tweeze to create a taper.
Eyebrow & Lash Tools
Curling & Mascara Application for Lashes:
Lashes define the eyes and enhance them with a bit of curl. An application of mascara will help make your eyes stand out whether you decide to select lightly natural or dark smoky eye makeup.
Once you position your eyelash curler with your lashes in the pads at the roots, squeeze gently. Repeat this two more times, once in the middle, then at the tips of the lashes.
Sweep the mascara brush from the base (roots) to the tips of lashes. Sweep the lashes from the back side as well, again from the base to the tips. Comb out any clumps with an eyelash comb/brush utensil. Apply a second coat of mascara for a more dramatic effect.
Daily Skin Care Regimen
Begin with a very mild soap, possibly cream based. Since skin can be acidic, the alkaline in soap can easily disturb the delicate pH balance. Also, make sure the soap does not contain harsh chemicals which will also remove the acid mantel and cause further dryness. Choose a toner that soothes and nourishes your skin. It should refresh with a hint of moisture - a low or no alcohol formulation is recommended to prevent over drying the skin.
A daily moisturizing routine is essential to aging skin. After washing skin, pat it dry and begin with a serum to enhance moisture, then apply a day moisturizer. Try to use a day cream with an SPF An evening ritual can include a serum application and a heavier moisturizer. Eye creams and serums are recommended for the delicate area around the eyes that are subject to fine lines and wrinkles.
Weekly Skin Care Routine
Use an extremely mild exfoliator in order to expose fresh skin and allow products to absorb. This will maximize the effectiveness of your skin care products. A moisture-enhancing mask that you put on and wipe off will moisturize and plump skin that may be dry and dehydrated.
Key Ingredients for Aging Skin:
Hyalauronic acid, Manuka Honey, Evening Primrose Oil, Borage Oil, Almond Oil, Apricot Oil, Algae Extract, Caffeine, Green Tea, White Tea, Idebenone, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, Grape Seed Extract, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, DMAE, Retinol, Aloe Vera, Borage Seed Oil, Ceramide, Cocoa Butter, Evening Primrose Oil, Glycolic Acid, Jojoba Oil, Lactic Acid, Shea Butter, Pycnogenol Cucumber, Copper Peptide, Coenzyme Q10 (Ubiquinone), Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
About the Collection
During his 20 years of experience in the beauty industry, Dimitri James was disappointed to learn that very little of the money cosmetics companies spend goes into product development and perfection. Instead, the money is spent on ad campaigns, department store counter space, Park Avenue offices and fancy packaging. Frustrated by his findings, Dimitri was inspired to start changing the beauty industry for the better, launching Skinn Cosmetics in 2002.
Dimitri’s focus was to create a collection of quality products that helps consumers avoid big-cost items with no results. Skinn Cosmetics has long since established itself as a revolutionary leader in skin care and cosmetics, offering treatments and color products loaded with anti-aging properties that meet the highest professional and esthetician standards. Each day, new women are discovering the line's amazing results and joining the ranks of Skinn enthusiasts across the nation.
About the Guest
Founder and CEO of Skinn Cosmetics, Dimitri James has been a Hollywood makeup artist, aesthetician and cosmetologist for 25 years. He’s worked for some of the biggest names in beauty, and has manufactured and sold his own cosmetics for 14 years. Each product is a result of Dimitri’s experience and knowledge, and is produced in his own factory for superior quality every step of the way.
Since its founding, Skinn has been dedicated to offering the best color and skin care products available. The line features cutting-edge and anti-aging properties that are free of the unnecessary fillers found in many large cosmetic brands.
“I love creating state-of-the-art products and offering them to my customers at a reasonable price, so that every woman who wants to can look her best.” -Dimitri James
How To Use:
"Fill Me In" Line Filling & Volumizing Mask:
After cleansing, use included brush to apply to face and blend outwards. Then, gently pat on more to lined areas, as needed. May also be used after serums and moisturizers. Can use daily, AM and PM. Leave on skin for maximum results, do not rinse off. Average days of supply: 30.
"It's All a Blur" Line Smoothing & Perfecting Balm:
Apply before makeup over fine lines and wrinkles. May also be used over makeup to touch up throughout the day and to control excess shine. Average days of supply: Depends on use.
Plasma Setting Veil:
Using Skinn's Professional Bronzing Powder Brush (sold separately) or your favorite powder brush, blend all three colored rings and lightly dust on top of your favorite foundation, helping to set and extend the wear of your makeup. May also be applied alone on bare skin. Best layered on top of Plasma Fusion Nourishing Serum Foundation (not included). Average days of supply: Depends on use.
Orchid Gel Canvas-Ready Treatment Eye Primer:
Apply just a touch of Orchid Gel Eye Primer before your eye shadow and smooth all over lid. Average days of supply: Depends on use.
Brow Professional Double-Ended Eyebrow Pencil & Brow Lift Gel:
Twist pencil upward ever so slightly and use a small amount of pressure when applying the angled pencil to fill in and define your brows. Brush the brow lift gel through your brows to help achieve a smoother and fuller look. May use brow lift gel morning and night if desired. Average days of supply: Depends on use.
"Fill Me In" Line Filling & Volumizing Mask: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polysilicone-11, Cyclopentasiloxane, Aqua, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Caprylyl Methicone, Isododecane, Polyimide-1, Isosorbide Dicaprylate, Polydiethylsiloxane, Ornithine, Commiphora Mukul Resin Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Panthenol, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Allantoin, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizinate, Tremella Fuciformis Sporocarp (Mushroom) Extract, Sodium Phytate, Glyceryl Linoleate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Sucrose Palmitate, Glycolipids, Phospholipids, Dimethyl Isosorbide, Propanediol, Laureth-12, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Hydroxide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Parfum.
"It's All a Blur" Line Smoothing & Perfecting Balm: Paraffinum Liquidum (Paraffin), Cyclopentasiloxane, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hydroxyethylcellulose, Nigella Sativa (Black Cumin) Seed Oil, Cucurbita Pepo (Pumpkin) Seed Oil, Phospholipids.
Plasma Setting Veil: Mica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Dimethicone, Zinc Stearate, Kaolin, Cetyl Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Argania Spinosa (Argan) Kernel Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate May Contain: Ci 77891, Ci 15850:1, Ci 77491.
Orchid Gel Canvas-Ready Treatment Eye Primer: Isododecane, Caprylyl Methicone, Mica, C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), Aqua, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Boron Nitride, Butylene Glycol, Aminomethyl Propanol, Trimethoxysilicate, Dimethicone, Silica, Glycerin, Physalis Pubescens Fruit Juice, Lilium Candidum Flower Extract, Ptychopetalum Olacoides Bark/Root Extract, Caprylyl/Capryl Glucoside, Pfaffia Paniculata Root Extract, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Polyglyceryl-3 Diisostearate, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Ci 77891.
Brow Professional Double-Ended Eyebrow Pencil & Brow Lift Gel: Pencil End: Ethylhexyl Stearate, Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Ceresin, Talc, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Tridecyl Trimellitate, Lecithin, Isopropyl Myristate, Polyglceryl-3 Polyricinoleate, Phenoxyethanol, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E) May Contain Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891). Gel End: Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Polyimide-1, Tussilago Farfara (Coltsfoot) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium (Yarrow) Extract, Cinchona Succirubra (Quinine Tree) Bark Extract, Glycerin, Ammonium Acryloyldimethyltaurate/Vp Copolymer, Sodium Dna, Potassium Glutathione Isomerized Linoleate, Myristoyl Pentapeptide-17, Glycine, Larix Europaea (Larch) Wood Extract, Zinc Chloride, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Panax Ginseng (Ginseng) Root Extract, Butylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Rubus Idaeus (Red Raspberry) Seed Oil, Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Seed Oil, Niacinamide, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Squalane, Aleurites Moluccana (Kukui) Seed Oil, Macadamia Ternifolia (Macadamia) Seed Oil, Sodium Metabisulfite, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Disodium Edta, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Chlorphenesin.