Pretty in Purple Shadow Tutorial

Pantone's 2018 Color of the Year has us feeling inspired for many different reasons. But, mostly, we love any excuse to flaunt a flirty shade like purple! We took a soft spin on Ultra Violet, to express a vibrant, yet approachable look you can rock all year long. Many people stick to neutrals when it comes to their makeup, but this is a perfect example of how you can play with color to create a look that compliments almost any eye color, especially you hazel and green-eyed babes out there! Read on for a simple step-by-step tutorial on perfecting purple hues!

1. Begin by prepping the face with a moisturizer of your choice, preparing the eyes with Concealer, and setting with a Finishing Powder if needed.

2. Take your daily bronzer or contour and sweep into the crease of the eye as a transition shade. 

3. Use a blender brush to lightly apply the gray shade from the Aubergine Eye Shadow Trio to the lid.

4. Using the same brush as step 3, pick up the deeper shade of the Mystic Mulberry Duo and work into the outer corner of the lid.

5. Using the same Duo, now press the lighter shade on the inner ball of the eye and blend as needed.

6. Line the upper lashline with a charcoal shade of eyeliner and lightly smudge with your finger or a brow brush.

7. Line the lower lashline and waterline with the same liner, then smoke it out using that same deeper shade from the Mystic Mulberry Duo.

8. Get those lashes to reach new heights! Generously apply 2-3 coats of mascara to both the top and bottom lashes.

Finish the look by adding your own creativity and flair! Contour the face and add a pop of color with blush, then top it all off with your favorite lippies! Rock this twist on Ultra Violet with confidence to set the tone for 2018!

A Professional Makeup Artists Guide to a Clean Work Space

The Beauty industry is a social one. We get to see long-time customers and meet new ones on a daily basis. Think of all the different beautiful faces we see and touch every single day! With so many individuals in and out of our space, it is vital to their health (and the thriving of your business) that the cleanliness of your tools and space are up to standard. Here are some simple ways to give your tools, station, and technique an A+ for hygiene.

1. Tools

Ensure that your brushes and utensils are properly sanitized after each use. This may seem like a given, but you'd be surprised how easy it is to skip this step when schedules get packed. Plan ahead for busy days by cleaning your brushes the night before, and even keeping an extra set on hand if possible. We recommend using Deep Clean Cleanser,  or a gentle cleanser or shampoo of your choice, and rinsing thoroughly with warm water. IMPORTANT: Be sure you are only lathering and rinsing the bristles of your brushes! Getting water or product down into the base of your brush will significantly decrease its longevity. Once all brushes are washed, lay flat to dry on a towel with the head of the brush hanging off the edge so they dry all the way around.
TIP: Use our Brush Cleaner to sanitize and condition between uses or to use the same brush with a different product!

2. Application

Makeup application etiquette is just as important as the cleanliness of the tools and products you're using. Refer to these simple guidelines for proper sanitization during application:

  • -Always use a disposable tool to apply mascara and lip products. Be sure not to double-dip back into the product once the tool has been used on the client. If your wand or brush needs more, grab a new one!

  • -When applying Liquid Foundation, Concealer, or other cream-based products, first apply it to your working pallet or back of the hand and use this to gather product for application.

  • -For powder products such as eye shadows, pressed bases, blushes, etc., remove the top layer with a tissue after each client to prevent the minerals from being contaminated. You may also lightly spritz your pressed powders with our Brush Cleaner as an extra cleaning agent, just be sure you are spraying from at least a foot away to prevent the product from getting too wet and compromising its texture. Bonus! All Osmosis' Mineral Makeup products are formulated with antibacterial and anti-fungal ingredients which helps cut down on bacteria growth.
  • TIP: To avoid going through the extra steps of cleansing the powders after each use, you could use a clean, disposable mascara wand to scrape product onto your pallet and use from there.

  • - You can ensure cleanliness of pencil products between clients by sharpening them to remove the layer of product that came in contact with client's face, then give a light spritz of our Brush Cleaner to effectively remove any additional bacteria.

  • -Sponges and beauty blenders are an easy way to spread bacteria so should be thoroughly washed after each use. This can be done by fully saturating them with a gentle facial cleanser and continue to rinse until the water is clear and the sponge is completely clean. Consider Blenders that are latex-free to avoid potential allergic reactions.

3. Display

Your makeup display showcases and represents your entire practice, so you want to keep this baby looking pristine. Appearance plays a huge role here. Be sure to keep your display organized, de-cluttered, and clean. It may be beneficial to keep non-toxic cleaning items and paper towels in a nearby drawer or cabinet for quick wipe-downs between clients!
Always keep lids and caps on your products to keep them fresh and safe from environmental toxins. It is best practice to replace the top to any product immediately after use. Finally, even though it may look beautiful, it is best to store brushes and tools in a separate, enclosed container to avoid exposing them to dust, dirt, or debris. Your clients will admire the attention to detail and will be pleased with a positive experience in your salon or spa.
BONUS TIP: It may also benefit you to smudge your space with sage, palo santo, or other high-vibe smudging ingredients to help detoxify the air in your space. Not sure about any of these? An oil diffuser will do the trick as well!

Makeup is an art, and we are privileged to be able to express our art with excited customers! Take pride in your space and show respect for both yourself and your clients. Your business will thank you!

What is Holistic Skincare?

Everyone has experienced that frustrating feeling of looking in the mirror, spotting a blemish out of nowhere, and thinking, "where in the world did that come from?!" Or maybe you've been battling a pesky, on-going skin condition that just won't seem to go away no matter what you do. There are thousands of skincare products to choose from, but what do they mean and where do you start? Here at Osmosis, we know that what you are seeing on your skin is a direct reflection of what is going on inside of your body, and noticing exactly where on your face you are experiencing a concern can help you identify the source of the condition. This is what makes holistic skincare stand out from the rest. Treating the whole person, as opposed to a specific symptom, is what ensures permanent healing, total body wellness, and lasting results.

ho·lis·tic /hōˈlistik/ adj. Characterized by comprehension of the parts of something as intimately interconnected and explicable only by reference to the whole.

Once you can recognize that the root cause of your skin conditions originates inside the body, (think hormonal acne, rosacea, and melasma), you can then begin to address the source of the problem for healing, not just subduing the symptoms. Osmosis' philosophy is rooted in advanced skincare products that partner with the skins natural functionalities paired with internal products that address the source. This dynamic duo is what delivers visible, lasting results, and a flawless complexion we all strive for! The essence of holistic skincare derives its inspiration from Chinese medicinal practices which use natural ingredients and energies to treat imbalances or disharmonies within the body. Osmosis takes that modality and combines it with advanced technology and proven science to take it to the next level. Check out our Face Mapping Guide for more insights on what could be causing your skin concerns!

"Permanent change is possible, your skin just needs to be inspired."
Osmosis CEO, Founder, and Skincare and Wellness Formulator, Dr. Ben Johnson says, "I created Osmosis because I wanted to transform the aesthetic industry. Let's help people move away from weakening the skin and instead create a partnership that empowers healing and remodeling. Every action by the skin is perfect so our efforts should always be supportive and address the actual source of the imbalance. Permanent change is possible, your skin just needs to be inspired."

We are thrilled to be pioneers in this industry, offering healthy solutions that work with your skin and body to empower its natural function. Our passion is rooted in changing the game for beautiful skin by starting within. Join us on your holistic skincare journey and watch your authentic beauty evolve!

Pantone Trending Shades for the New Year

Ah, Pantone trends, we meet again. This is one of our favorite times of year when we get to celebrate colors and incorporating the latest trends with our makeup! Check out this year's top shades and how you can rock them in 2018 with your Osmosis favorites!

You can never go wrong with a bold red lip! Mimic the trending Cherry Tomato color with our Cinnamon Kiss Lip Gloss to create a vibrant, kissable pout any time of year!

Pink Lavender serves as a great complimentary shadow shade, especially if you've got blue or green eyes! Add a little dimension to the style with Mystic Mulberry Shadow Duo for a fun-loving, flirty flare!

We're obsessing over Chili Oil for 2018! Its deep, romantic hue can be recreated with Vintage Lipstick for a sultry, irresistible lip look.

We'll take any excuse to flaunt a Water Color Shadow! Arcadia closely resembles Azure which is a feature color in our Midnight Glitz Look and we have all the heart eyes.

Chocolate liner is making a fierce statement in 2018 and our creamy Eyeliner formulas will deliver just the alluring smoke you're looking for. Emperador can be found in many of our Colour products but we cannot wait to sport our Brown liner this year (especially with its water-resistant and long-wearing qualities)!

Blooming Dahlia has us swooning. To us, this shade is the perfect pop of flirt for any look! We'll all be pretty in pink this season with Peony Mineral Blush formulated with vitamin E and zinc oxide for nourishment and sass!

Let us know your favorite Pantone shade in the comments below!

How To Set Intentions for 2018

2017 is coming to a close, and as we reflect back on our year, we also want to start shifting our thoughts forward to the year to come. Set your sights and intentions on 2018 and all that you want to manifest. It's always great to have goals, but intentions speak deeper and help drive to those goals. Let's learn exactly how to set these intentions so that they may come to fruition, highlighting our highest, most authentic self!

1. Create a safe space to clear your mind.

Setting intentions should come from the heart space. It is important your mind and heart are surrounded by positivity and that you are in a safe place to uncover that which you wish to manifest. Turn on some music that inspires you or sparks the creative side of your brain. Positive vibes are key here! We want to set intentions of growth, positivity, and love, so be sure your space represents that when brainstorming.
TIP: It may help to hold some crystals, or place them in your room to stimulate your thoughts and set the tone.

2. Harness the power of writing.

Writing down your thoughts as they come to you is a great place to start to really channel your heart's deepest desires. Get out of your own way, no rules, just write. Don't worry about punctuation or if what you're writing makes sense. Let the words flow onto the page and discover what your heart feels and wants when you read it back to yourself! This practice is truly magical and will help you conquer the roadblocks your brain puts in the way when trying to set your intentions for the new year.

3. Look inward.

Setting intentions different from setting goals. Intentions cannot be forced and must come from a heartfelt place as a way of living and being, as opposed to an action you would like to take. Though goals are extremely important and we should all have them, they tend to overwhelm us especially when the pressure of a new year comes around. Look inward to align your intentions with your heart's purpose and how you can use these intentions to pave the course of your life and your relationships with yourself and others.

4. Let your truest authenticity flow.

Osmosis President Robin McGee says, "We have all we need to achieve our desires within our own self," we just have to awaken it! Dig deep to bring your intentions to life. There are many practices that help you get in tune with your intuition and develop a deeper understanding and relationship with yourself. Whether it be yoga, meditation, journaling, or any other form of self-care, do some research to find a practice that resonates with you and start exercising your intuition muscles! This will play a large role in unveiling your hearts desires and intentions. Osmosis President, Robin McGee says, "It is empowering to know that your desires are under construction and it is the ultimate success to have them occur.".

We are so excited to begin the journey through a new year with you! Keep us posted with your intentions, progress, and practices to help you reach your goals and manifest those desires. Let your authentic self shine through!

Post-Holiday Skin Refresh

Whew! We made it through the holidays and now it's time to refuel. Our bodies endure a lot during this time of year. Stress, digestive strain, fatigue, you name it and you've probably felt it these past few weeks. All of the symptoms that weigh on your body, also directly impact your skin. So, we're hitting the refresh button and coming clean from the inside out as we move past the holiday season and into 2018! Read on to discover how to restore your radiance after the holidays with a holistic skin-refreshing treatment.

1. Skin Perfection
Boost your skin-refresh results by targeting the internal source! Skin Perfection is treated with frequencies to reduce skin inflammation caused by digestive imbalances from all those holiday treats! The secret is starting within to reclaim your glow.

2. Hydralift Firming Gel Mask
This soothing and firming mask provides the ultimate skin-renewal for post-holiday stress. It contains calming cucumber extract to enhance relaxation while Aloe Vera promotes healing and soothes irritation and dryness. Plus, its plumping and firming components will leave your skin looking revived and rejuvenated! Kick-back, relax, and treat yourself to this pampering mask!

3. Immerse
Cold weather means dry skin. Combat the effects of winter with Immerse Moisture Booster. This hydrating oil helps to calm and soothe irritation caused by dryness while promoting wound healing for a soft, supple glow! It also contains a high dosage of antioxidants from raspberry oil, vitamin E, and calendula. A total must-have in your winter routine!
TIP: Cocktail Immerse with Hydralift Mask for a luxuriously hydrating experience.

4. Refresh PM
An Eye Serum for the ages! This powerful little bottle packs a serious punch when it comes to skin-
recovery. Its intensely-moisturizing formula will restore a healthy barrier around the eye while plumping fine-lines and offering protection to that delicate skin.
TIP: Apply Refresh PM to chapped lips,
too and watch them plump and recover with
every use!

5. Clear Plus+
You didn't think we could share a protocol
of any kind without an Activating Mist,
did you? Clear Plus+ is our saving grace when
it comes to all things skin. Use it to top off
your twice-daily routine, or just keep it in your
bag and spritz anytime you feel you need
a nice, mid-day refresher! Its antibacterial components will help heal the skin, plus it will work to firm, hydrate, and soothe.

These top 5 picks will leave you looking and feeling brand new after the holiday season! Treat yourself to an at-home spa night, or find a Skincare Professional near you for a little extra pampering. Your skin will thank you!

Identifying Perioral Dermatitis & Healing from Within

With the hustle and bustle of the holidays, our seasonal eating habits can be pretty harsh on our digestive system. We are surrounded by baked goods and cookie decorating, heavy meals rich with butter and salt, and not to mention the surge in seasonal cocktails. This can result in a purging of toxins visible on the face. We're breaking down perioral dermatitis, one of the most common skin conditions caused by digestive stress, and why it seems to spike this time of year, so let's dive in!

Perioral Dermatitis is a condition in which inflammation appears around the mouth and chin in the form of small red bumps, often accompanied by mild peeling and flaking. According to our Face Mapping guide, breakouts around the mouth indicate various imbalances in our digestive tract. PD, specifically, is usually the result of food toxins, stress-induced digestive troubles, and possibly mouth toxicity from fluoride. While your instinct may be to counteract this rash-like breakout with harsh exfoliants or astringents, fast and visible results will come with a much more gentle approach on the skin with some internal reinforcement. Here's what we recommend:

Topical Solutions


This revolutionary epidermal repair serum contains powerful healing properties through our patented ingredient, Trioxolane. It works to neutralize toxins in the skin, calm inflammation, activate wound repair, and empower the skin with the tools needed to transform appearance and texture for permanent results! Talk about a super-serum, this one does it all!

Activating Mist

A staple in any protocol. Always be sure to top of your serums with Clear or Clear Plus+ to ensure optimal product penetration and absorption. Bonus! It is treated with frequencies to help stabilize bacteria levels and empower rejuvenation. Get to spritzing!

Internal Solutions

Skin Perfection

This Water is treated with frequencies that assist in harmonizing digestion imbalances that affect the skin's appearance. It also works to balance inflammation in the skin, which is a primary symptom of perioral dermatitis. This is the perfect addition to boost results from your routine.


This supplement matches our own pancreatic enzymes, making it easily recognizable by the body and enhancing its effectiveness to break down the food we eat (yes, even all that pumpkin pie and eggnog). This internal approach to assisting your body in absorbing nutrients and releasing toxins from food targets perioral dermatitis at its source so you can see results faster.

Empower your skin and body to achieve the magical radiance you deserve. Shop the full protocol here.