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GIRL CRUSH: Emma Watson

Ever since Emma Watson came onto the scene as Hermione Granger, she has always presented herself as naturally beautiful and impeccably polished movie star. But recently, the actress has been working on another role: feminist and ambassador to the UN's gender equality He for She campaign. She has spent the last six months inspiring others through her speeches and activism to stand up for gender equality and create a unified movement of both men and women.

After Emma kicked some serious butt on International Women's Day this past Sunday, it was official, Emma Watson is our girl crush! 

She stands for everything that Alchemy Minerals does: female empowerment and girl power, doing what we love, and feeling beautiful in our own skin! 

In honor of Ms. Watson, we have complied our favorite looks of hers and how to achieve them! 

 

Emma rules at respecting the natural, bold brow look! She has always kept hers full and strong. The focus of this look is her bold brow, so we recommend using a dark brow powder (we like our Glenwood powder) to fill yours in and define your arch. The rest of Emma's look is very nude and natural: Our mineral foundation will create an even, flawless complexion. Swipe a peachy blush over the apples of your cheeks, some black mascara, and peachy-nude lipstick over your lips! 

Sweep your hair back for a look that's perfect for work, a family party, or drinks with friends! 

If you're feeling bold, elevate the same look from above, with a swipe of candy-colored lipstick! We love the almost subtle effect the fuchsia lipstick has on her skin tone, but we recommend finding the best shade for your skin. Balance is key with a bold lip and brow! 

We love how much Emma has been embracing the berry lip for red carpet events! It's a glamourous, feminine touch to her usual natural looks, without being too predictable. She never choses a shade that is too dark, but it's always bold enough to make a statement. Our fall shade "Show Stopper" can help you master the berry pout. 

 The last look is one of our all time favorite red carpet looks! She goes for a classic look: her signature brow, soft smokey eye, an eye catching lip (in burnt orange none the less!). To keep this look from being too predictable-red carpet she completed her style with a very modern, very chic slicked back hairstyle. Talk about the best of both worlds! 

You can book an appointment with any of our artists for these looks for your next event at: info@alchemymineralblends.com

And if you feel like you still haven't gotten enough of the beautiful Emma Watson check out 37 more times she rocked the red carpet.

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Looking Back and Looking Forward! 2015 is here!

2014 was an exciting year of growth and new adventures for Alchemy Mineral Blends! We opened up our first location in Downtown Boulder, and have since seen it grow both in size (we took over the entire downstairs space!) and as a family: in 2014 we welcomed five beautiful and talented women to join the Alchemy team, plus one tiny bundle of cuteness!

Here's a look into some incredible moments of our 2014 from weddings, to photoshoots, our expanding team and other beautiful things!

Sally and Bre working on the new space back in February! 

Our team grew from 2 to 7 in just a few months! We are honored to work with such amazing, hard working and beautiful women! 

This wedding season was completely booked for us and we loved working with all the beautiful couples on their happy day! 

(Jennifer and Matt)

(JL and Lindsay)

(Lauren and Brad)

All wedding photos taken by the fabulous Ali V. Photography.

Bre had the honor of working with Hilary Clinton this summer, while Sally did the makeup for ultra runner extraordinaire Kara Goucher's Women's Running cover! 

Sally also welcomed the youngest Alchemy family member on September 26th: baby Charlotte Rose! Such a beauty!

 

Before the end of the year we expanded our space even more to meet the needs of our growing clientele! 

It's been such a fantastic and exciting year for all of us and we could not have done it without you! We're so excited for what 2015 has in store for Alchemy! Thank you everyone! 

Best Wishes, 

The Alchemy Mineral Blends Team

 

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New Years Eve Make Up Inspiration

This week we're saying goodbye to 2014 and hello to a fresh start in 2015! And while we love making self promises to read more or workout more, we REALLY love an excuse to get dressed up, drink champagne, and wear something sparkly!

So no matter how you're ringing in 2015 at a fabulous party or spending an intimate evening with loved ones at home, we have makeup looks for every kind of New Years celebrations! 

NYE and metallics go hand in hand most years and this holiday season is no exception! A sexy swipe of 24 karat gold liner splashed all the major runways and super chic and fashion forward. This look really pops with a very natural, bare face! 

For risk takers, try a different kind of metallic liner: Bottom liner! A thick swipe of copper liner below the eye is bold, sexy, and fun! 

To stick with the metallic makeup trend, pair your LBD with this megawatt look! Metallic lipstick with eye catching shadow in rose gold hues looks beautiful on darker skin tones!

 

For the less traditional NYE party-goers, rich jewel tones are bold and beautiful! A perfect pair for an understated silver gown. 

If a natural makeup look is more your style, make a statement with sexy lashes and bold brows! Be sure to make an appointment with our technicians this week to shape and glam your brows and lashes!  

All of these looks can be achieved with all of our Alchemy Mineral Blend products! Shop our entire collection HERE--> http://goo.gl/sT5tyP or schedule an appointment with us for a glam makeover HERE

Be sure to share all your favorite makeup looks plus the ones you wear on our Facebook page!! We can't wait to see them! 

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What To Know About Your Lash Extensions!

Women everywhere are raving about lash extensions! They offer instant and effortless glamour without the constant maintenance of false lashes. If it’s your first time making an appointment with us, here are a few tips to know before you come in!

 

 

  1. PRE LASH: Simply come to your appointment with eyes and lashes clean and free from oils. Any oil residue left will make it difficult for the lash adhesive to stick.

 

  1. TIME: A full lash set takes about one and a half hours to complete the process, depending on how thick your natural lashes are. Refills or half sets take about 60 mins, so come prepared with a little bit of time.

 

  1. APPLICATION: The process is very simple and relaxing! Our lash technicians use a latex pad to protect bottom lashes and skin from glue (let us know if you’re allergic!) and begin the application by attaching single extensions to the base of your individual lash. It’s completely painless or invasive! You won’t feel a thing and our technicians design a lash look to fit you naturally and beautifully.

 

  1. POST LASH: After your lashes are complete, remember not to wet your eyes or apply any oils or creams for 48 hours while the glue dries, otherwise you beautiful new extensions will fall off.

 

  1. LASH MAINTENANCE: After the 48 hours, it is okay to wet your face and eyes again but with care. The more protective you are of your lashes, the longer they will last! Refrain from using ANY oil products (eye cream, make up remover) while wearing lash extensions. Oil will break down all the adhesive and cause extensions to fall out. Wearing mascara and sleeping on your face will also pull lashes out so be sure to sleep on your back when possible!

Points to remember:

-Depending on maintenance and care, lashes will last about 2-3 weeks.

-Refills can be applied at any time!

-Oils will break down the lash glue and cause them to fall out

-Lash extensions will NOT harm your real lashes!


We think you’ll absolutely LOVE your lash extensions!! We can’t wait to see you in the Powder Room for your next appointment! BOOK HERE! 

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Bridal Shoots

Alchemy has had a busy couple months working on some stunning bridal shoots! From the classic bride to the more whimsical bohemian bride, the looks and dresses were phenomenal! 

For the Calluna Events shoot, Sally created a bright, classic look to go with the preppy theme, and finished the look with a pink lip to add a splash of color. 

You can view the full shoot, plus details HERE! 

Sally also worked with A&Bé Bridal Shop, who styled a shoot for wedding inspo site: Burnett Boards. Together, with the help of photographer Levi Tijerina, they created the most gorgeous whimsical, autumnal bridal looks! Absolutely perfect for a bride looking for something unique and effortless. Take a look: 

You can view the entire shoot HERE

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