jane iredale, a green story

For those of you that know us well, and those of you just joining us, we want to give you a little inside look at ways we are proudly supporting the Earth on Earth Day and throughout the year.

At jane iredale we care a lot about the footprint we leave on this beautiful Earth of ours and we strive to minimize it wherever we can. Recently a number of our offices moved into our beautiful new building, an old school called the Bryant School that we renovated to keep as much of the character, charm and originality of the building as possible while updating it to leave the smallest environmental footprint possible. The Bryant School offices are currently under application to receive a LEED Gold Award from the US Green Building Council.

Bryant Building Outside

 

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Five spring makeup looks to inspire you

It’s always fun to see the makeup looks that come out of fashion week, and this year was no exception. Below are a few of the runway looks that I loved. Some are quite wearable for every day, others are a bit more adventorous, but I hope they all inspire you to step out of your comfort zone, play with your makeup and maybe even create a new signature look this spring.

Brown washed eyes

brown eyes

Start by applying your shade of Glow Time BB Cream with your fingertips. Apply Brown Silk Eye Shere to your eyes using the doe foot applicator and finish with lots of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara.

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Introducing our spring 2015 collection, Country Weekend!

I absolutley love the new Country Weekend collection, and thanks to getting sneak peeks early (job perks!) I’ve been wearing it every day for a few weeks now. The limited edition Getaway Eye Shadow Kit is simply stunning and works beautifully on any skin tone. The colors are versatile enough to take you from day to night, formal to relaxed. The five shades included are: Fresh Air, a shimmery pearl, Silence, a shimmery golden peach, Footprints, a matte green grey, Tea on the Porch, a shimmery copper gold and Starry Night, a shimmery black. All of the shades are contained in an elegant rose gold mirrored compact with a dual-ended applicator. Also included in the collection is Espresso Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner – a shimmery brown grey color that is lovely for every day use or even as the base of a smoky eye. Lastly, but certainly not least, is Forever Peach Lip and Cheek Stain, the stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter the skin’s unique undertone and enhance your natural coloring. Keep reading for two looks that you can recreate using this gorgeous collection, along with step-by-step instructions and a video tutorial.

Collection with Wheat

“Who doesn’t love a peaceful weekend away in the country? The kind where you’re simply in awe of your gorgeous surroundings. That’s where this collection takes its cues. These breathtaking colors will set the ideal tone, whether your plans call for something quiet and casual or a bit more refined. Either way, all eyes will be on you.” -Jane Iredale

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Makeup looks inspired by Marsala

marsala pantoneWe’re loving the gorgeous looks that can be created with this year’s Pantone color of the year, Marsala. This beautiful shade of deep wine pairs amazing with colors like gold, bronze, pink and peach and is stunning on nails, lips, cheeks and even eyes. We were so inspired by Marsala that we’ve created two looks below. Keep reading for how you can recreate these yourself, plus click the model image to try them on in our makeover room!

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Bold red carpet Grammy looks

If you watched last night’s Grammy Awards then you saw that the overwhelming makeup trend was gorgeous skin and smoky brown/bronzed eyes. However, there were a few bold makeup looks that stood out and made me look twice. They also encouraged me to dive back into some of the colors that I haven’t played with in a while that were sitting in my makeup bag. I hope these looks inspire you to do the same!

Teal eyes
taylor swift 2015 grammyTaylor Swift’s gorgeous aqua liner not only highlighted her eyes beautifully but paired with her otherwise soft look helped bring just the right amount of boldness to her makeup. To get this look use our Aquamarine Mystikol as a liner and then smudge it out with the Mini Dome Brushaqua mystikol

 

 

 

 

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love, laugh, flirt…a Valentine’s makeup look

Valentine’s day is next week so here’s a fun and flirty makeup look for whatever is on your calendar for the day. Whether you are going out with friends, a signficant other, or staying in for a cozy night by the fire this look is both sultry and sophisticated, and transfers nicely from day to evening.

love, laugh, flirt

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All about our NEW HandDrink

Our NEW HandDrink contains a decadent blend of botanical extracts that help to brighten and even skin tone while broad spectrum UV protects against future damage. Rose oil helps replenish vital moisture, leaving hands feeling renewed, radiant and delicately scented.

Here are some other facts about HandDrink:

  • HandDrink-Soilder(2)-LRThe Skin Cancer Foundation recommends HandDrink as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. SPF 15 keeps hands looking and feeling good.
  • It is a delicately perfumed with Organic Rose Essential Oils, nature’s most luxurious moisturizer.
  • This ultra hydrating, never greasy hand cream is infused with active ingredients and antioxidants that protect, moisturize and replenish.
  • Liposomal encapsulated Apple Extract brightens and evens skin tone. Green Tea and Blackberry Extracts provide nourishment and antioxidant protection.

To apply, squeeze an amount the size of a quarter in the palm of your hand. Then, apply to any exposed skin on your hands until it is absorbed. You may also layer for desired coverage.

Do you have any questions about our NEW HandDrink? Ask them below!

Not quite spring makeup look

I know it’s not quite spring, in fact we still have a ways to go, but this winter has already been long and dreary. So I thought it was time to bring some spring feelings to this cold weather with a makeup look that isn’t quite so spring that it’s too bright for mid-January, but enough pop of color to put a spring in my step. Keep reading for my “not quite spring” makeup look.

not quite spring

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3 must-have products for winter

Winter can be a rough season on your skin. We often talk about the sun exposure that summer brings, but what about the dryness of winter? It used to be, that every winter my skin would become dry and lose its luster. Not anymore! Here are my three must-have products for winter.

1. Liquid Minerals, or liquid gold if you ask me. I can’t live without my Liquid Minerals Foundation, it’s a light-reflecting, mineral foundation. The beads or spheres visible in the airless pump are actually liposomes encapsulating liposomes. Its state-of-the-art technology prevents active ingredients from degrading and allows them to time-release into the skin. I’ve noticed personally, that wearing Liquid Minerals has helped my skins glow to improve over time and it has balanced any redness and helped blemishes disappear more quickly.

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