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Citrine Natural Beauty Bar Offers Skincare Expertise and All-Natural Products

Working with makeup since she was 15 years old, Melissa Lenberg, founder and owner of Citrine Natural Beauty Bar, really knows the ins and outs of all-natural skincare. I met Melissa at her bright and inviting storefront at the UNION Biltmore to experience Citrine firsthand. The personality of the store is a reflection of Lenberg herself. She was warm, welcoming and has an obvious passion for educating and providing people with quality skin products.

After moving from L.A. to Arizona, Lenberg observed that the beauty industry in the Valley was somewhat limited, department store makeup counters having the predominant presence. Remembering how much she enjoyed frequenting the small makeup boutiques in L.A. Lenberg saw a need for something similar here.

Melissa Lenberg perfume

She was inspired by a beautiful piece of citrine that she came across while on vacation in Sedona and chose the name for her store from that experience. A gorgeous citrine stone is now featured in the store.

Because of some personal health issues, Lenberg was passionate about opening a natural makeup boutique, and the natural products lend themselves well to Arizonans whose skin can experience serious damage from the harsh summer sun. “People want to find those good, healthy products. Now they know they can come and shop here and that all the products are going to be safe for them,” said Lenberg.

Citrine offers several different product brands. Among them is the all-natural mineral makeup from jane iredale as well as a line of REN skincare products.

Lenberg was generous enough to allow me to experience some of the skincare and makeup lines Citrine offers. The skincare products from REN she used on my face were especially memorable. I could sense the natural nutrients in the ingredients as my skin felt light and rejuvenated after the makeover. Even the brush Lenberg used to apply some of the makeup was all-natural, made from goat hair.

Citrine makeover during

Citrine’s skincare items are not limited to facial products. Lenberg also used a “skin perfecter” on my legs, ankles and the tops of my feet that covered up unwanted blemishes. It gave my skin a temporary, natural golden glow, and was easy to apply as well as wash off in the evening.

Lenberg is intentional about spending one-on-one time with each customer that comes into Citrine, understanding the person’s individual skin care needs and directing them about which products would be the most beneficial. She’s been able to work with moms and daughters who’ve come in for a first makeover and, impressively, she’s also been able to help customers clear up their acne.

In addition to makeup and skincare products, Citrine also offers something truly unique: a perfumery bar. Customers can mix different scents from high quality essential oils to make their own blend of fragrances.

As far as the future, one of Lenberg’s goals is the opening of Citrine’s own product line of cosmetics as well as launching other Citrine locations in the Valley.

This Saturday, July 13, would be the perfect time for a first visit to Citrine. Lenberg is hosting a jane iredale makeup event at her store at UNION Biltmore. Light refreshments, gifts and complimentary makeovers will be available. They will also be giving a complimentary jane iredale full-size lip gloss and deluxe samples with any purchase of $100 or more.


Get Your Glow On for Spring – Advice from Citrine Natural Beauty Bar

The sun is shining and the weather is warming up, which means tank tops and shorts are coming out of the drawer again. Is your skin ready to see the light again after the cold season? Going from pasty to bronzed goddess is easy with the right tools!


Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate! Scrubbing off that layer of dead skin is the most important thing you can do to restore that natural glow. Try Red Flower Revitalizing Sea Salt Scrub for your body. We love the Italian Blood Orange right now; this fresh summer scent is packed with antioxidants and essential oils that actually help heal your skin. All of Red Flower’s ingredients are biodegradable, organic and indulgent.

For your face, try REN’s Jojoba Microbead Purifying Facial Polish. Gentle enough to be used every other day, this cooling exfoliator cleanses deep into even the most sensitive skin.

Toning Gel

We highly recommend Per-fekt’s Body Perfection Gel, a celeb favorite product that gives you an instant airbrushed bronze glow. This gel smooths and perfects your skin far better than instant tanner or bronzer. With nourishing hyaluronic spheres, shea butter and ceramids, this non-permanent, non-transfer gel will leave you amazed. Beach-ready skin has never been so easy. With a regular option and three different shades to choose from, your skin tone has a guaranteed match. It’s your body, only better!

Don’t forget about your face! Per-fekt also offers Skin Perfection Gel, which uses Smart Color Technology to illuminate your face in the same way. Toss the drugstore bronzer and give these lightweight gels a try.

Spring Scents

A fresh, alluring scent tops of a sunny glow flawlessly. We recommend a sexy summer fragrance like KAI, a tropical floral scent with a huge celeb following.

Come by Citrine Natural Beauty Bar on April 6 to try Per-fekt’s products. You’ll receive a free gift with $85 purchase! Call (602) 955-2354 to make an appointment with our experts for more ideas on how to shine naturally this season.

Citrine Natural Beauty Bar is located at UNION at The Biltmore Fashion Park.