The eternal LA dilemma. Hiking Runyon Canyon on a hot day can get dusty, sweaty and not particularly glam – yet it’s a well-known mecca for star-spotting, and a Zac Efron sighting is not out of the ordinary. The solution? Issada CC8 Cream – generous coverage that evens and mimics skin (so doesn’t look overdone for a workout), won’t clog pores, and offers mineral and man-made sun protection for complete corrective care. Thank goodness PS: We might have groomed our brows with Brow Sculpt, and popped on a bit of Mineral Lash Sculpt Mascara too. Wouldn’t you?!



Samantha-JadeIssada recently did Australian pop star Samantha Jade’s makeup for the AACTA Awards. National Trainer and Head of the Issada Creative Team Rianna Schuh shares all the insider secrets to recreate the look at home.


“Due to harsh flashbulbs on the red carpet (where shine is exacerbated) we opted for a flawless, completely matte coverage, starting with Issada’s Canvas Primer, $75, then using Issada’s Mineral Velvet Cream Foundation, $69 and setting with Mineral Rice Setting Powder in Warm, $79, followed by a light dusting of Mineral Baked Foundation, $79. Contouring was a major focus to ensure bone structure was perfectly sculpted and stood out in heavy flash photography.”


“Bronzing and highlighting was a major focus of the look – I layered both cream and powder finish to achieve maximum impact. I started with a wet contour/highlight (Issada Luminiser Stick in Bronze, $69, and Issada Luminiser Stick in Luminised, $69) and set with powder equivalents (Issada Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Sugar $45, and Mineral Baked Velvet in Earth $79).”


“We decided on a classic eye with an ombre graduation from tawny-caramel colors (Mineral Baked 2Eyeshadow in 2Nice, $45 and Mineral Baked Eyeshadow in Rocky Road $45) to black, and finishing in an elongated smokey winged shape. I used lots of individual Issada Luxe Lashes (One By One, $22) lashes to keep the drama with a fluttery finish.


“Samantha was wearing an amazing Pallas Couture gown in a blush-nude so we went for a matching lip using Issada Mineral Lip Crayon in Skinny Dip, $48 with a slick of Issada Mineral Gloss in Nectar, $48, on top to catch the light.”



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