(Video) GRWM/Review: Using BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation and RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek on My Dry, Mature Skin / Green Classic Beauty Over 50


(ABOVE) Before and after using BareMinerals Matte Mineral Powder Foundation and RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek.

For YouTube Video & Outfit/Makeup Details Scroll to Bottom of Page

April 19, 2018 / Video Post Notes


I tend to prefer a luminous look to my skin, whether or not I’m wearing makeup. I don’t want my skin to look oily, of course, but I also don’t want it to look flat and dry. That only emphasizes my wrinkles and age spots.

In this Get Ready With Me video (GRWM), I review and show how I used two new matte products, BareMinerals Matte Powder Foundation and RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek to get the final look you see above. I like the idea of using matte makeup, because then I can create the luminosity I want–with highlighters and/or moisturizers. Sometimes foundations and blushes can be too luminous, and I feel the effect is so shiny on me, I look greasy. Not good.

For a quick overview of how I went from bare skin to the finished look you see above, scroll down the page. For the video in which I go into more detail, skip to the bottom of the page.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog!

~Janis Lyn Johnson

P.S. At the end of this post, I also show what I use to hold my hair in the loose bun I wear in this video. 


How I Got This Look



STEP ONE:. Exfoliate and condition face and lips (I used a homemade organic face scrub of organic coconut oil and Himalayan salt).

ABOUT FACE SCRUBS: If you prefer an organic scrub pre-made, you might try 100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrubber. The ingredients are almost all organic, and after using it just once it did make my skin feel soft and smooth. However, if you’re very sensitive or have allergies like me, this might not be for you. When I left it on as a mask for a few minutes per the instructions, it gave me a headache, so until I find something better I’ve been sticking to my homemade scrub.

STEP TWO:  Next, moisturize face and neck with an organic moisturizer (I used Nourish Organic Face Lotion), followed by tapping an organic butter under eyes and onto lips (I used Nourish Organic Shea Butter). Wait at least 15 minutes for the moisturizers to absorb into skin before applying makeup.

ABOUT SUNSCREEN: I don’t wear SPF anywhere on my body unless I’m going to be at the beach or out in the sun for more than maybe 45 minutes. I want to get some sun on my body, because I want the vitamin D. But I don’t want it on my face so I almost always, even on cloudy days, wear a wide-brim hat. When I do wear a sunscreen, I use Sport Badger, Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen.


100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrub


Nourish Organic Face Lotion


Nourish Organic Shea Butter


Sport Badger, Broad Spectrum Spf 35 Zinc Oxide Sunscreen


Adjustable-Height, Two-Sided Vanity Mirror




FIRST IMPRESSIONS: BareMinerals Matte Foundation offers a true matte finish, and I definitely liked it better when I applied a hint of shea butter over it as a highlighter on my cheeks, cheekbones, and brow bone, where I tend to look the driest. (Alternatively, you could use your regular moisturizer over the foundation in these areas if you don’t want as luminous a look.) I also like that it offers full coverage if I want it. So, all in all, I think it’s a winner.

Is it my favorite? Of the three all-natural/green foundations I’ve tried so far (100% Pure,  Zuzu Luxe and BareMinerals Matte), I like all of them about the same. Why isn’t this or any of the others my Holy Grail: I haven’t yet found a color or colors that perfectly match my skin tone. (100% Pure also available here: 100% Pure Europe100% Pure UK100% Pure Canada )

STEP ONE: Dip a BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) into the BareMinerals Matte Foundation, and tap off excess. Then, gently tap/press the powder onto face, upper eyelids and, if needed, your neck. The BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush is perfect for lightly/gradually applying the foundation all over the face to create either a final look or an initial, starting light-to-medium base.

Avoid putting any powder directly under eyes, as it emphasizes wrinkles and crepe skin. (I do apply some powder slightly into the lower portion of my under-eye area, since that is where some blush will go, and I don’t want it grabbing onto the shea butter and depositing a big red or pink spot. Later, I will re-moisturize that area with more shea butter.)

If you’re like me and need further coverage in large, troublesome areas (in my case it’s the dark patches on my cheeks, forehead, and nose), then move onto STEP TWO. Otherwise, you can skip this step and move onto eyeshadow or mascara.

ABOUT TAPPING/PRESSING RATHER THAN BUFFING: I gently tap/press, rather than buff or sweep, all foundations onto my face, because sweeping or buffing foundation onto my skin unearths any dry skin patches. (Bare Minerals recommends “buffing”.) 

ABOUT BAREMINERALS MATTE FOUNDATION SPF15 : BareMinerals offers two loose-mineral powder-foundation formulas: original and matte. While the original formula has Bismuth Ocychloride (which can cause itching, rashes, and breakouts), the matte formula doesn’t, so I felt comfortable trying it. It also offers an SPF level of 15, which is great.

ABOUT FINDING YOUR FOUNDATION SHADE: If you are like me and can’t find a shade close enough to your own skin tone, choose two and mix them together like I do. I have yellow-tone/olive skin, so I chose Golden Medium 14 and Golden Fair 04. 


BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (Also here


BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15


STEP TWO: With a Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush, gently tap/press the foundation onto large, troublesome areas, avoiding placing too much in places with deeper wrinkles or large pores (putting too much foundation on these spots emphasizes the issues). The Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush is perfect for applying buildable, heavier coverage (medium to full coverage) over large areas of the face. I use this brush for giving me more coverage over my cheeks, nose and forehead, where I have large areas of dark or red patches.


Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush


STEP THREE: With a concealer brush, cover small blemishes by applying more powder foundation just to those small spots. (I used the Airbrush Concealer Brush from the Ecotools Cruelty-Free Ultimate Concealer Brush Duo Kit.)


Ecotools Cruelty-Free Ultimate Concealer Brush Duo Kit (I used the Airbrush Concealer Brush, Left)




STEP ONE: To prep lids for eye shadow (and instead of primer), tap powder foundation onto eyelids and below lower lashes with a clean, fluffy eye shadow brush (I used the fluffy Eye Shading Brush from the Eco Tools Touch Up Set).


Eco Tools Touch Up Set (I used the Eye Shading Brush, 2nd From Left)


STEP TWO: With a flat eye shadow brush (I used a 100% Pure Cruelty Free Flat Eye Shader Brush), sweep Gabriel Charcoal Matte Eye Shadow all over moveable lid, up to the socket line, and also under outer one-third of lower lashes. (To avoid fallout, I hold a tissue under my eye while applying shadow.)


Gabriel Charcoal Matte Eye Shadow


100% Pure Cruelty Free Flat Eye Shader Brush E30


STEP THREE: To soften the shadow demarcation line, gently (very gently) sweep a clean, fluffy (not flat) eye shadow brush over the line in downward strokes. (I used the same fluffy Eye Shading Brush from the Eco Tools Touch Up Set with which I applied the foundation to my lids in STEP ONE.)

ABOUT SWEEPING THE BRUSH: Most makeup artists sweep a brush back and forth over this line in a windshield-wiper motion to soften the edges of the eye shadow. However, doing this on my fragile, dry upper eyelid creates too much friction, making it look even more dry and textured. So, I sweep downward, very gently, onto the moveable lid. For some reason sweeping the brush in a downward motion creates less friction on this fragile area and works much better for me.

STEP FOUR: This step is only necessary if you feel like the demarcation line is still stronger than you’d like it to be. Simply dip the same clean, fluffy eye shadow brush into your powder foundation, and apply it to the demarcation using a gentle tapping/pressing motion.


Eco Tools Touch Up Set (I used the Fluffy Eye Shading Brush, 2nd from left)

STEP FIVE: Using a small, clean, compact eyeshadow brush (I used the Smudge Brush from the EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection.), buff eye shadow under lower lashes, sweeping the color from outer to inner corner. 

EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection

EcoTools Six-Piece Essential Eye Collection (The new Collection has cream-colored wood handles, but the brushes themselves appear to be the same as mine; I used the Smudge Brush, far right, to soften shadow under lower lashes.)




STEP ONE: Apply a natural/green-beauty mascara (I used Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara, Abyss) to top and bottom lashes. (I usually comb out mascara, but if you want your lashes to be thicker, longer and more dramatic, you can skip STEP TWO and move on to blush).


Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara, Abyss


STEP TWO: With a fine-toothed comb (like this Folding Eyelash Comb with Metal Teeth), comb out top and bottom lashes. Note: Place a tissue under lower lashes when combing them out to keep from getting mascara on lower eye area.



Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth



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STEP ONE: To avoid applying too much blusher at once, use a stippling brush (I used the Eco Tools Stippling Brush) to tap/press RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique, onto apples of cheeks and outward; then also onto the forehead, upper temples and, if you wish, also on bridge of nose for a sun-touched look. This stippling brush applies both wet or dry products very lightly, allowing you to build color gradually.

STEP TWO: Soften any harsh edges by very gently sweeping over with a clean foundation brush (I used a second BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush that I have expressly for this purpose).

Eco Tools Stippling Brush



RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique





STEP ONE: With a clean, dry fingertip, lightly tap Nourish Organic Shea Butter onto back of hand to warm it up, then apply/tap over foundation on the upper cheek bone and brow boneLet the shea butter absorb into skin for at least 15 minutes.

WHY I BEGAN USING SHEA BUTTER: I have been applying some sort of an oil-based jelly or butter to my eye area since high school, as I have always had dryness here.  Originally I used petroleum jelly, but eventually I switched to un-petroleum jelly and then, because the latter contained soy, I switched to organic shea butter. It’s a healthier alternative than the previous two. 

ABOUT SOY: I tried soy milk for 2 or 3 days in 2000, and it made my breasts swollen and sore. The same thing happened when I first tried birth control pills years earlier for only a few days, so I stayed away from both of them from then on. Later, I learned soy acts like estrogen in the body. I do not want to artificially alter my natural estrogen/hormone levels.


STEP TWO: For a more luminous appearance to cheeks (and for added moisture to dry skin like mine), tap a small amount of shea butter onto cheeks as well.

Let the shea butter absorb into skin for at least 15 minutes.


Nourish Organic Shea Butter




STEP ONE: While letting shea butter absorb into skin on cheeks, cheek bones and brow bone, blot any excess shea butter from lips (applied with moisturizer at beginning) and use a lip brush to apply RMS Beauty Lip and Cheek Color, Diabolique, to outline of lips.


Zoreya Portable Retractable Lip Brush


Stila Portable Lip Brush



Compact Mirror and Carry Bag


 STEP TWO: Fill in lips with the lip color, using either finger or same brush.

Note: My lips are more defined on the top and less defined on the bottom, so I chose not to smudge my top lip line, but did smudge my bottom lip line with my fingertip to create a more natural lip look.

STEP THREE: If you have dry lips like me, dab a small amount of of Nourish Organic Shea Butter onto center of lips and spread out. (Note: This lip color is sufficiently moisturizing on its own, but I like adding a butter for more moisture.)



RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique




STEP ONE: Having let the shea butter absorb into skin for at least 15 minutes, now blot with a clean, dry fingertip to remove any excess.

STEP TWO: Touch up any eye makeup mistakes with clean cotton swab.




Goody Spin Pins, classic style over 40, over 50

STEP ONE: Remove Goody Spin Pins from loose bun.

ABOUT THESE PINS: I’ve had these for years and love them because just the two pins alone hold my hair securely in a loose bun, which I wear for swimming, sunbathing, taking a bath, and sometimes just while working at home. It’s a great way to get my hair up and out of my way without causing tension at the roots. I don’t often wear my hair out this way, simply because I almost always wear a wide-brim hat, and the hat won’t fit on my head with my hair this way. When I sunbathe and swim, however, I wear a wide-brim visor, which does accommodate a high bun or ponytail.

STEP TWO: Comb out hair and style as usual.

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Goody Spin Pins


Foldable  Visor


Sun Hat (Alternative Hat I Also Wear Here)







TEE: Tommy Hilfiger


RING: Lagos  (Similar; also Here) / WATCH: Michele Deco Diamond (also Saks Fifth Avenue, Michele) / BRACELETt #1: David Yurman / BRACELET #2: David Yurman.


HAIR PINS: Goody Spin Pins.

MY MOISTURIZERS/MAKEUP (All Natural/Organic Ingredients)

FACE SCRUB: Coconut Oil Mixed with Himalayan Salt (alternative 100% Pure Organic Acai Pulp Facial Scrub) / FACE MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Face Lotion / LIPS-EYE AREA MOISTURIZER: Nourish Organic Shea Butter / FACE MAKEUP: BareMinerals Matte Foundation SPF 15, Golden Medium 14 and Golden Fair 04, applied with BareMinerals Flawless Application Face Brush (also available here) and Sigma Flat Angled Kabuki F88 Brush / CHEEKS: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique, applied with EcoTools cruelty-free Stippling Brush / LIPS: RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek, Diabolique (applied with a lip brush and fingertip) / LASHES: Pacifica Aquarian Gaze Water-Resistant Mascara in Abyss, combed out with this Folding Eyelash Comb With Metal Teeth.

100% Pure Also Here: 100% Pure Europe100% Pure UK100% Pure Canada

(Some links in this post are affiliates. More information here.) 


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Michele Deco Diamond Watch (also Saks Fifth Avenue, Michele)


David Yurman


David Yurman


Lagos Bold Caviar Ring (Also Here)


Favorite Stores


100% Pure

Gabriel / Zuzu Luxe

Hemp Organics/Colorganics




Ann Taylor

Banana Republic

Brooks Brothers

J. Crew

Kate Spade

Land’s End

Lilly Pulitzer

L.L. Bean

Ralph Lauren




Henri Bendel

Lord & Taylor



Neiman Marcus

Saks Fifth Avenue



Neiman Marcus Last Call

Nordstrom Rack

TJ Max/Marshall’s

The RealReal


Saks Off Fifth


Gigi New York

Graphic Image

Kate Spade


Jack Rogers

Kate Spade

TheRealReal (Authenticated Luxury Consignment)




Zappos Luxury


Belle & June

Birch Lane



Land’s End

L.L. Bean









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Bauble Bar



TheRealReal (Luxury Consignment)




Kate Spade


By |2019-02-02T12:34:12-04:00April 20th, 2018|Beauty, Beauty & Health|35 Comments

About the Author:

Janis Lyn Johnson is a happily married SW Floridian and Texas-born (1960) fan of timeless style and healthy living.


  1. Brenda April 20, 2018 at 1:37 pm - Reply

    Hello there! I just watched your latest video. You are so beautiful and congratulations on your natural lifestyle. Just a couple of comments. Your eyebrows look great, but the direction they grow has nothing to do with trimming, and everything to do with low hormone levels. Same reason older men have wiry eyebrows and hair growing out of their ears! I’m surprised you have not yet embraced all natural bioidentical hormones. They are the fountain of youth. Also, your eye makeup looked amazing…until…..you added mascara to your lower lashes. It’s not necessary at all, doesn’t add a thing, and actually makes your eye makeup look unnatural. Break the 30 year habit, and enjoy adding that time back to your life! Blessings. 🙂

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 6:16 am - Reply

      Hi, Brenda! Thank you for coming over to my blog and commenting! Interesting to know that hormones have to do with the way my eyebrows grow (or don’t grow). Appreciate you letting me know. About hormones: I prefer to get them the old fashioned way, through food/diet alone. I just don’t feel comfortable playing with something so serious as that. As for mascara, I agree that no mascara on top or bottom lashes looks more natural, and I have seen women on YouTube on whom just wearing it on top lashes looks very nice, but on me I prefer wearing it on both if I’m going to wear it at all. Otherwise, I just go without. Blessings back to you as well. ~ Janis

  2. Sandy April 20, 2018 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Seriously, I think you look great! I have switched to the same foundation. I should have done that years ago. I love your eyeshadow. That is one area I am still struggling. Love all the tips. I simply must try the Shea Butter.

    As for the previous commenter, I have been on a health journey for about 4 years now. I see a wellness doctor. I tried the biodentical hormones. They were not for me. My husband takes them and they have made a huge change in his energy level. They did not feel good on me. In fact, my doctor and I are in agreement with that. I am actually having a bit more thyroid problems that we are working on. I am doing great.
    I love when people suggest ideas, because I love to learn, but not so harshly recommend them.

    THANKS for sharing!!!

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 6:32 am - Reply

      Thank you, Sandy. 🙂 I’m so happy the biodenticals work for your husband. That’s wonderful. I know Suzanne Sommers absolutely swears by them, and I love her. She’s done amazing research and how fantastic she has found what works for her. My doctor put me on a large amount of vitamin D about 10 or so years ago and that’s when my eczema rash became so much worse. I had it on my stomach and under my arms and it was awful. It was only when I changed my diet completely in 2012 that I was able to get rid of it. I later found out that vitamin d acts like a hormone in our bodies. I also had reactions to soy milk and birth control pills, which also play with hormones in the body, so immediately went off of them, too. I guess for some of us, it isn’t a good idea to supplement with even so-called natural hormones. I’m sorry you’re having more thyroid problems, but I’m so happy for you that you are doing great. God bless you and thank you again for your kind support. ~ Janis

  3. Susan April 20, 2018 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    I loved your make-up viedow. You are so very pretty. Started using sheabutter instead of Vaseline n love it. Could you please say why your videos are so far apart . I love them

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 6:36 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Susan. I’m happy you liked this video! Isn’t shea butter great?! Love the stuff!! I so appreciate your support of my videos, and I definitely plan to do more. Life has been taking precedence lately, which is why I don’t do them as often as I would like. 🙂 ~ Janis

  4. Lynne April 20, 2018 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    I am so glad to learn about these spin pins! I have such a hard time getting my granddaughters long fine hair to stay in a bun. I will look for these asap! The make up looks so pretty on you but I don’t think I could wear powder for a foundation because of my dry skin. I am like you though, I like a dewy look for my 60 year old skin.

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 6:39 am - Reply

      I’m so happy you liked the Spin Pins, Lynne. I hope your grandchildren love them! And, I so agree with you: Dewy is a friend for our older skin! ~ Janis

  5. Olga Arango April 20, 2018 at 8:46 pm - Reply

    Your long her reminds me of the classic beauty of Franca Sozzani. She used to color her hair Platinum Blond. You look splendid in gray. Please continue applying mascara on your lower eyelashes. It does a lot for the completeness of the makeup look. You can afford it since you don’t wear fake eyelashes and heavy makeup. NO hormones either. Don’t fight nature. With your diet and lifestyle you are taking excellent care of your whole body.

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 5:06 pm - Reply

      Olga, thank you so much for such a lovely compliment. Franca Sozzani was so engaging and stylish in her photographs. A great talent and so sad she went too soon. I appreciate your support regarding my lashes and hormones 🙂 ~ Janis

      • Olga Arango April 22, 2018 at 9:10 pm - Reply

        Women like Franca and you, Janis, inject power and confidence in all of us girls… 😉 Love of beauty in nature, fashion, and personal space and surroundings with plenty of details that give us comfort and a sense of peace because of their sentimental value and loveliness are treasures and a life style not to ignore and to treasure : – ) Tremendous hug for you dearest Janis. Thank you for your contribution.

        • JLJ May 2, 2018 at 6:09 pm - Reply

          Olga, you are so kind. What a beautiful thing to say. It sounds like you and I both love and cherish the same things. Big, big grateful hug back to you. Thank you ! ~ Janis

  6. Olga Arango April 20, 2018 at 9:07 pm - Reply

    Dearest Janis, my art page is on Facebook basically / for now


    I didn’t add the address since I didn’t want for it to look impersonal when I wrote my previous comment.

    I am your very faithful FAN

    Best wishes always


    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 5:07 pm - Reply

      Thank you again, sweet Olga!!!!! ~ Janis

  7. Marysue April 21, 2018 at 1:07 am - Reply

    Your makeup looks lovely on you and I think you should wear and apply what you like. Personally I thought the mascara on your lower lashes completed your eye make up look. Thank you for putting your blog out for followers to enjoy!

    Sometimes a reminder of Amy Poehler’s quote… “ good for her, not for me” helps the temptation to phrase a harsh comment…

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 6:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, Marysue. I’ve never heard Amy Poehler’s quote before. It’s so true. Every one is different and likes different things. 🙂 ~ Janis

  8. Gail April 21, 2018 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Dear Janis….my forever friend….

    Love the way you do your makeup…..always have……certain things may not look good on everybody, but they look good on you!

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 5:04 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, my forever friend Gail!!! Hugs ~ Janis

  9. Deena April 21, 2018 at 9:21 am - Reply

    I love your makeup. I was wondering what the recipe is for the coconut oil salt scrub. What kind of coconut oil do you use? I am trying to use mineral powder foundation but my skin is flaky. Thank you for this blog and your videos.

    • JLJ May 2, 2018 at 7:21 pm - Reply

      Hi, Deena! I put 2 tablespoons of any Himalayan salt into a small jar, then add about 1 tablespoon of any organic virgin coconut oil and stir it with my little finger or a chopstick. Then I just take out a small amount to use each time. The jar lasts quite a while, since I use it only about 4 times a week. But you can just pour some salt into your hand and add a little coconut oil until you get the consistency you want and then apply that to your face and scrub gently. Hope that helps explain it a little more. ~ Janis

  10. Arlene Lovelace April 21, 2018 at 10:57 am - Reply

    I noticed my eyebrows growing every which way at the age of 56 and I have never had my eyebrows trimmed. So I guess it is just a natural process.
    I have Bared minerals powder, but started using their tinted hydrating gel cream when I re-entered the work world. When I did use the powder, I swirled it on as they suggest. I will try the dabbing/pressing method you use and see how that works for me. I definitely will be looking to try the RMS lip stain! I currently use liquid (2 different brands) and they do dry out my lips. Thank you for the video! It’s nice to put a voice to your pretty face!!

  11. Evaline April 21, 2018 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Hi Janis,

    Caution re. Castor oil… may I suggest consulting with an eye doctor?

    You might try shea butter generously applied to and then lightly brushed or smoothed in the direction of your brows … in the evening or anytime you are at home. Try it for two months to see if it makes a difference.

    Thanks for sharing your routine…gorgeous as usual.

    • JLJ April 21, 2018 at 5:08 pm - Reply

      Evaline, I so appreciate your caution. Your advice makes great sense. I know nothing about castor oil, and I’d hate to find out too late that it’s not good to put it near the eyes. I will definitely try the shea butter for a month. Thank you for your suggestion!!! ~ Janis

      • Lisa May 2, 2018 at 9:34 pm - Reply

        Castor oil is perfectly fine. If you Google the ingredient list of Restasis, a prescription drug for dry eyes, you will see that castor oil is the second non-medicinal ingredient.

        • JLJ May 2, 2018 at 10:34 pm - Reply

          Lisa, that’s fascinating, and so helpful to know. Thank you for sharing that. ~ Janis

  12. Bernadine April 28, 2018 at 7:13 am - Reply

    Thank you Janis once again for never disappointing us.

    Your natural approach has richly rewarded you ? as you are looking younger by every video.

    You don’t have to change one thing ? Natural look was outdoes any face over done with too much make up & too much botox.

    Loved your hair tied up looked elegant 7 graceful ?‍♀️

    Greatly appreciate all videos ?always look forward to the new ones.

    Please could you tell us how much excersise you do per day.

    What do you recommend for a healthy breakfast.

    Thanking you always.

    KInd regards


  13. Patricia Epps May 6, 2018 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Thanks to you Janis I tried the Organic Shea Butter and it is doing wonders for my skin in my dry areas.
    I am also wearing Gabriel cosmetics now (eye shadow and blush). I LOVE Gabriel!!
    I am learning so much from you in fashion, skin care and makeup!
    From one Florida girl to another thank you for this video, I hope you will do more!
    Kindest regards,

  14. Babette May 30, 2018 at 3:40 pm - Reply

    What is the beautiful silver compact you are using in so many of your videos? I love it!


  15. Tess Mickelsen June 4, 2018 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    Hello Janis!

    I am so happy I recently found your blog and youtube videos! I am actively trying your methods, and will hope for the best! I’m 62 and the face & neck are really starting to show my age … I must do better.

    Had shea butter I haven’t used in quite a while … used it last night as night cream, and this morning on my face … using on lips … marvelous!! I will dump the long-time favorite (spearmint lip balms from Trader Joes). I went out at lunch and bought what I hope will be the right shade of Bare Minerals Matte Foundation, too. I have several eyeshadows and blushers I like from Alima Pure; are you familiar with that company?

    You are simply a lovely gal, and you look so very healthy! Your how to apply makeup videos are the best I’ve ever seen!!! I am going to try to embrace some of your healthy eating tips, and I really look forward to purusing your blog further!

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful information:-)))

  16. Carol June 11, 2018 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Hi Janis,

    You look lovely!! Do you like the Bare Minerals better on your skin than ZuZu Dual Powder Foundation? Which stays on throughout the day?
    Thanks so much for sharing your natural beauty routine!

    • JLJ June 13, 2018 at 11:21 am - Reply

      Hi, Carol. I’d say they’re about the same for me. Also, with any foundation, I’ve found that the less I use the better they look at the end of the day. That’s why I apply a lighter amount of foundation where I have deeper wrinkles and larger pores (around eyes and mouth). I can apply it more thickly where my skin is smoother–my cheeks/nose for example, where I have discoloration/dark spots. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog and for asking your questions! ~ Janis

  17. Tami September 11, 2018 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    Janis.. links for “shop my instagram” are not working. Just wanted to let you know. 😊 I need to shop! 😉

    • JLJ September 11, 2018 at 2:57 pm - Reply

      Tami, thank you for letting me know. I’m so sorry your link is no longer working. If you clicked it over at Instagram, it should be working, because it was updated when I did my website’s redesign. I’m not sure why it isn’t working for you. It works when I click on it there. Maybe your Instagram page hasn’t been refreshed recently? (Or, if you’re clicking Shop My Instagram on my blog, it could be for the same reason. Your internet connection for my blog page hasn’t been refreshed lately.) If that’s the case, it might still be showing the old link for you. I’m not sure otherwise. Here is that new Shop My Instagram link that works: http://jljbacktoclassic.com/shop-jlj-back-to-classic

      I appreciate you taking the time to leave your message for me so I could look into this! ~ Janis

  18. Debbie Colley December 7, 2018 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    Really glad that I found you on IG. Classic, timeless style has always been my preference. With thyroid problems, I am beginning to embrace healthier makeup options, so your blog/videos are extremely helpful. Your makeup is gorgeous and I am definitely going to try it. Also, your diet choices are helpful. Your honesty and willingness to share with us is endearing and beneficial. Please keep sharing and inspiring us all!

    • JLJ December 9, 2018 at 10:11 pm - Reply

      Debbie, I’m so sorry you’re having to deal with thyroid issues. I hope you can find healing through diet changes. It sure has made a difference for me. Sending you wishes for wonderful health 🙂 ~ Janis

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