Jana Lee Maclagan is an entrepreneur who owns Jana4faces.com – a skincare and makeup online shop.
“Your makeup will never be a 10 when your skincare is a 2.” I would like this statement to be my legacy to my clients.
How lucky am I to be scheduled right before Black Friday and all the chaos of getting ready for the holidays! Woohoo! Seriously – it is an honour and a privilege to be a part of this amazing group of women, and I am happy to have some epic deals for you all.
If you haven’t been following me on Instagram or Facebook you missed an October filled with crazy Halloween looks, Reels and even a toe dipped into TikTok. After almost two years of way too much experimentation with making sourdough bread, buying an air fryer and channelling my inner Julia Child – while trying to keep exercising– I am still playing with makeup and skincare and trying to educate clients on how to achieve better skin.
A lifelong passion turned business has kept me busy. I am a social person at heart and have missed the face-to-face time with my clients – zoom just doesn’t cut it. I have spent years learning and teaching about skincare – I totally understand that great skincare is the basis for a beautiful makeup application. 18 years of my life have been devoted to skincare and anti-ageing skin treatments. Makeup has only been a part of my business for the last 8 years.
I now have to confess that I have a small hoarding problem when it comes to skincare and makeup. It is not a new problem. I believe in the magic serum or machine. I have probably bought or used all of them. But for the last 5 years, I have been loyal to a single brand – and my skin has never looked better, and that is what I have to share. It isn’t a single product, but a commitment to a good routine that has changed my skin. And I am happy to share the knowledge. Can I magically make you look 10 years younger before Christmas? NO, I wish. But I can get you on the road to better skin, and provide you with some fabulous makeup that won’t smear under your mask – lasts all day and is good for your skin.
So, to go back to my hoarding – I have accumulated a ridiculous number of products. Beautiful shades of cream to powder shadows and Lip colour that is magic and lasts all day without transferring, and everything is on sale right now. There are limited quantities – once it is gone it is gone. But I am thrilled to share them with you – come see me on Facebook – at jana4faces-VIPs or as Jana4faces on Instagram. I would love to help you out. What I wish that I had learned sooner – that a proper routine of day and night moisturizers will ensure better skin longer.
Microdermabrasion and regular at-home exfoliations are more important than expensive mascara or foundation. What you do at night – cleansing and moisturizing have a much greater effect on your skin than anything you use during the day (with the exception of SUNSCREEN). If you spend half as much time taking care of your skin as you do apply makeup or doing your hair you will benefit.
Not every line is for every person. Just because it is expensive doesn’t mean it is the best – you have to learn to read labels and look for magic ingredients: Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid/ Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol, Lactic Acid. These things matter. hey actually help your skin produce collagen and stay looking younger and firmer. AND cheap does not mean it is bad. Skincare and makeup are a balance – you can save money in some areas, and should totally splurge in others.
Why do I care? Because I struggled with my skin, I know how it feels to hate the texture of your own face. I can help. It doesn’t happen overnight, and you must be consistent. But you can improve the texture, tone and colour of your skin
And the big secret? Drink more water. UGH. And wash your face before bed every night!
My goal – is to ensure that each customer has a great experience, feels comfortable using the products and has excellent results. I want them happy walking billboards of healthy good skin. Fabulous red lips that don’t smudge are a bonus.
Wishing you all a healthy and happy holiday season filled with people you love and a warm safe space to celebrate in.