Make-up Without the Mall

Chanel, MAC, Clinique, Lancome, Bobbi Brown, Smashbox, Stila. It's more than conceivable that we've all come across these infamous makeup lines in the midst of a swarming Saturday spent at Fashion Valley Mall. Luckily, the top San Diego spas and full-service salons play hostess to alternative and beneficial makeup counters guaranteed to give your face the natural, shimmering glow it deserves. has your best spas in San Diego for anti-mall make-up relief.

Hyde Edwards Salon & Spa

The TRUE Cosmetic line is infused with super antioxidant, anti-aging Idebenone which delivers an environmental protection of 95 to defend your face from the pollutants that congest the air. TRUE mineral foundation also contains a chemical-free, natural SPF 17 to provide unparalleled protection and long-lasting coverage for your skin.

At $50, you can receive a full daytime application to give your face a soft and natural radiance. Looking for an edgier look before a long night downtown? At $90 you can get that desired glam, complete with dazzling black eyelashes.

La Jolla Spa M.D.

DYG cosmetics, created by La Jolla Spa MD's own CEO, Dianne York-Goldman, has become the next generation in mineral makeup.

DYG has one exclusive component that no other makeup lines contain: Vitaphenol. This innovative blend of pomegranate, mangosteen, and green and white tea extracts, makes for a potent and revitalizing approach towards anti-aging. With an extensive line consisting of pressed powers, sheer foundations, vibrant lip glosses and smudge-free eye shadows, one would find it hard to resist the beauty and benefits that each of their products has to offer.

Gaia Day Spa

If you aren't acquainted with downtown La Jolla, it would be easy to bypass this tranquil oasis amidst the various restaurants and boutiques running up and down Prospect Street.

Boasting an array of organic treatments intended to promote rejuvenation and revitalization, it's no wonder that Gaia also features an unrefined line of cosmetics, free of chemical preservatives and dyes to give you healthy, beautiful skin. The Jane Iredale cosmetic line is a highly developed blend of minerals and pigments, allowing your skin to breathe and function while protecting it from air-borne pollutants.

Revive Salon & Spa

This hip and trendy salon and spa in the heart of Mission Valley boasts services ranging from hair styling and nail treatments to laser hair removal and Swedish massages, even their very own teeth whitening spa. Keeping this in mind, it would be hard to believe that Revive Salon & Spa didn't offer an outstanding makeup line to accompany their lengthy list of top notch beauty trends.

Featuring the Colorescience Micronized Mineral makeup line, Revive makes it possible for you to attain high-quality protection for your skin all within close proximity to home. Precious Pearls to give you a deep bronze glow? They got it. A thickening mascara that's smudge-free and water-resistant? Yep, they have that too. There's even a lip plumping serum to moisturize and contour your lip line.

The Sanctuary

The mission at Sanctuary is "to be a peaceful refuge for all who enter," and amidst the daily surfers, buzzing beachside cafes and dive bars of Ocean Beach, the Sanctuary offers just that. The Sanctuary also features the award-winning Jane Iredale makeup line in an array of products such as long-lasting foundations, bronzing blushes and shimmering shadows.

Each of the Jane Iredale powders and foundations have up to SPF 20 in order to protect your skin from damaging UVB and UVA radiation. To top it off, you can still maintain a beautiful complexion even during a strenuous workout as these natural powders are water resistant so they won't smear or smudge. How can you resist? Stop by the Sanctuary for an exploratory makeup consultation or to pick up any of these prominent products.

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