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The Best Face Makeup in a Market

I wanted to write about this subject few months ago. It took me a while put it together, because there is so much information and so many makeup companies which claim benefits for your skin. Most makeup products in the stores can have titles as "Sugar Plum", "Cherry Kiss" which may sound attractive and promising! Unfortunately, if you check what they are made of, you may find ingredients such as"Diethanolamine", etc. I asked my clients, girlfriends, dermatologist and esthetician about their used makeup products. Esthetician, Agne Jankauskiene, highly recommended Glo Minerals. My friends love some of Jane Iradele products.

Probably, you have already heard how important it is to take care of your skin.  I want to remind you that you will have it for the rest of your life. So, make a good decision what you put on it. Skin absorbs everything.. Make sure you you treat is as best s you can. I am happy to share with you my own experience and the research I conducted .

I would like to start with ingredients which you should AVOID:

Mineral Oil


Alpha-hydroxy acids




Benzoyl Peroxide

Collagen (Natural collagen helps our skin retain it's elasticity. However, collagen in cosmetics is made from ground up chicken feet and animal skin. It clogs pores)


Triclosan, Emulsifiers, PEGs


Diethanolamine (DEA), Triethanolamine (TEA)

Methyl, Propyl, Butyl and Ethyl Parabens

Imidazolidinyl Urea

Sodium Lauryl/Laureth Sulfate


Propylene Glycol

PVP/VA Copolymer


Dibutyl Phthalate


"CI" followed by a five digit number

Stearalkonium Chloride

Synthetic Colors

Synthetic Fragrances


Here is more information about harm of these toxic ingredients:






The Best Face Makeup Brands in a Market recommended by Agne Skaringa:


1.Jane Iradele


Perfect for those with rosacea, acne and other sensitive skin conditions, Jane Iredale makeup evens the skin's tone while actually nourishing, soothing and protecting with natural ingredients.


2.Glo Minerals


Glo Professionals caries three lines : Glo Minerals , Glo Therapeutics and Glo Essentials .

You can buy their products online in a spa or salons. Glo minerals is recommended by dermatologists, plastic surgeons and licensed skincare professionals in the United States and abroad.

3. Young Blood


Founded y medical aesthetician, Pauline Youngblood. She created this brand because she was missing makeup with great shades and benefits for a skin.

These are pretty good brands too:


5.Bare Minerals



Makeup products I highly recommend:


1.Jane Iradele Amazing Base SPF 20 $44

An incredible loose mineral foundation with UVA/UVB broad-spectrum sun protection. The look is creamy and luminous. The feel is like silk.

Best for: Normal, dry sking. Medium ,full coverage.


2.Jane Iradele Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation  $52

The look is sheer and semi-matte. The feel is weightless. Trust our mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better

Best for: Oily , combination skin. Sheer coverege

3.Jane Iradele Active Light Under Eye Concealer  $26

Unlike any concealer you have ever used! Its unique ingredients create a soft-focus effect that conceals while it brightens.

Ingredients such as cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax calm tired eyes and reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area.

Best for : Everyone


4.Glo Minerals Protective Liquid Foundation Satin II  $41.50

A satin-finish liquid mineral foundation offering medium to full coverage.Exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract

Best for: Normal, dry skin. Medium,full coverege


5.Glo Minerals Protective Liquid Foundation -Matte II $34

An oil-absorbing liquid mineral foundation for extremely oily skin types.Exclusive antioxidant blend of vitamins A, C, E and green tea extract.

Best for: Oily skin. Medium,full coverage .




My goal is to give you a couple choises of makeup products (drugstore and professional) which are good for your skin. Unfortunately , there is no brand which carry all line of good makeup products in drugstores. As an example, I  researched  about Physicians Formula and Dr.Hauschka  . I got disappointed .Some of their products contained bad ingredients such as : talc ,wax , a lot of parabens , etc.


Here are some products for girl/woman on a budget  :


1.Physicians Formula Organic Wear Makeup $13.99

in Drugstore.com Buy 1 get 1 50% off

The finest Italian powder with buildable light to medium coverage. two shades blend together for the most natural finish.

  • hypoallergenic
  • fragrance free
  • dermatologist tested


2. Mineral Fusion Pressed Powder Foundation $13.99

in Drugstore.com Buy 1 get 1 50% off

Silky, triple-milled minerals offer buildable coverage to even skin tone and smooth the appearance of fine lines and pores for a naturally beautiful complexion with a shine-free finish.

  • Paraben Free
  • Artificial Color Free
  • Fragrance Free
  • Talc Free
  • Hand-Crafted
  • Hypo-Allergenic
  • Non-Comedogenic
  • Never Tested on Animals
  • Gluten Free

Best for : All skin types

3.Mineral Fusion Sheertint Foundation  $29

In Drugstore.com Buy 1 get 1 50% off

A lightweight, hydrating foundation with a dewy finish that provides sheer coverage for perfectly even skin tone.

Paraben Free | Artificial Free | Fragrance Free | Talc Free | Hand-Crafted | Hypo-Allergenic | Never Tested on Animals

Best for : All skin types

4. Lavera Natural Cosmetics. Natural Liquid Foundation $18

In Drugstore.com

Liquid Foundation With Organic Botanical Liposomes Gives Delicate, Even Coverage

  • Dermatologically, Opthalmologically And Nickel Tested

Best for: Normal, dry skin


In addition, don't forget that word "Natural" on a package doesn't mean anything. Even though the main ingredient may be water , however the rest substances can be toxic. Search for products that are labeled as organic. There are just a few certified companies that carry organic products.

For your personal makeup products which would be best for your skin and would match perfectly your skin tone we highly recommend to make an appointment for a consultation with the Beauty Affair.

I am more than happy to share with you my discovered website http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ . This website will help you to find out ingredients of cosmetic products, so you could make your own decision to use it or not.

Don't forget to nourish your skin from inside! Drink plenty of water and don't pick on your skin.

I hope you enjoyed this article!



Beauty Affair founder

Agne Skaringa

Beauty Affair Class - Creating Personal Makeup kit

Agne Skaringa customized a personal makeup bag for a client. She explained and showed how to use makeup products and tools, so that the client could do flawless day time makeup by herself.

Beauty Affair offers class - Creating Personal Makeup Kit.

This class includes : Going through clients makeup kit . Purchasing new essential products. Showing how to use them.

Please contact info@BeautyAffair.net for more information



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Family portrait

Every couple wants to have beautiful photos of them selves. In these photos you would see their emotions and happiness. My husband Tomas Skaringa (www.TheBigAffair.com) and I had an amazing time capturing moments of this amazing couple. They have a little daughter who is growing and changing very fast. That's why it is very important to have a memory which one last forever. After first photoshoot their friends noticed that the girl is photogenic and very pretty. We did one more photoshoot to make for a little one model book.

Enjoy the results!


Makeup and hair by Agne Skaringa

Photos by Tomas Skaringa

Beautiful family photography

Makeup and hair by Agne Skaringa

Photos by Tomas Skaringa

Review from Yulia

gorgeous bride makeup Los Angeles Agne is very professional and very skilled artist!!! She has done perfect make up and hair style for me on my wedding day!!! I looked amazing because of her !!  I will highly recommend her to all my friends!!!! She will spend a lot of time just to make you happy and do what you really want!!!!! And she is very very very nice and sweet person as well!!!!!