6 Things You Need to Know About Janell Geason

6 Things You Need to Know About Janell Geason

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Janell Geason, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Makeup


We have the utmost pleasure of welcoming Janell Geason for a 2-hour educational makeup session on Tuesday, May 3rd from 10:00am-12:00pm. If you would like to attend and learn from the expert, please RSVP to admissions@ibw.edu.

We tapped on Janell to find out what inspires her. Read below to get the inside scoop.


  1. WHAT IS YOUR IDEAL VACATION SPOT?

      JANELL: Oh, somewhere in Italy along the Mediterranean Sea or Adriatic Sea in the Summer months.  I used to live in Italy, right outside Rome.  My husband is Italian so we love going back,  I love the amazing landscape, wine, people and their love for the beautiful life and of course, the most important thing….the FOOD!

     2. WHO DO YOU WATCH FOR INSPIRATION?

     JANELL: Well, it depends on what I am pulling inspiration for.  For color – I look at color trend forecasting companies.  For makeup – I follow many makeup artists from Alex Box, one of my favs, to  Pat McGrath and many more.  For style I like Vogue Italy, Women’s Wear Daily, all FW Runways from London, to Paris, to NY.  For photography – I love Paolo Roversi, Solve Sundsbo, among many other fabulous photographers I work with at Aveda and when doing my own work.   For shows – I love Nick Knight.  I also find inspiration from old movies, nature & culture and all the talented people I work with at Aveda.   And I also look at social media and what is trending on it.

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    3. WHO ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

    JANELL: This sounds a little bit like my whole life is makeup … but I did just get this book:  Face Paint:  The Story of Makeup by Lisa Eldridge  🙂

    4. WHICH AVEDA PRODUCT CAN YOU NOT LIVE WITHOUT?

    JANELL: Beautifying Oil– I think it is liquid gold, I use it for everything- from my face, to cuticles to body!  And as a makeup product- I love to press it into my cheekbones as  natural highlighter!

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     5. WHAT MAKEUP PRODUCTS COULD WE FIND IN YOUR HANDBAG RIGHT NOW?

      JANELL: If you were to take a peak in my bag, you would find basically find enough makeup to do a whole face if I am working!   On my days off if I am running errands, I would only have a lip balm, NM Lip Treatment and Hand Relief– I hate the feeling of dry lips and dry hands!

So, since I am working- here is what you would find:

  1. Lip Gloss- I might have a problem, but I usually carry 2-3 shades.  You will always find Pearl Rose- my current favorite and currently Mango Juice and Raspberry Tea
  2. Red lipstick – You never know where the day will take you so I have the option of a bright lip- Cana, Poppy or Wild Fuchsia
  3.  Dual Foundation Powder- It’s the worst when you need it and don’t have it, I like to keep my makeup fresh during the day. 🙂
  4. Blush- Tessarae – goes with everything
  5. Mosscara Black Forest and of course my eye lash curler,  currently Shiseido, can’t find my Shu Uemura one
  6. Concealer- just in case, I need a little pick me up under the eyes

     6. WHAT WOULD YOU SAY IS THE KEY TO SUCCESS IN THE BEAUTY INDUSTRY?

      JANELL: Here are a few:

  1. “Don’t let people’s criticisms get to your heart or their compliments get to your head.”
  2. Be nice.
  3. Don’t take yourself to seriously, it’s just makeup.

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For more of Janell’s amazing makeup collections and looks, visit her website: janellgeason.com

Instagram: @jgeason

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