If you haven’t had a chance to take a peek at the NEW Magic Hour collection out this spring we think you’re going to love it. The collection was inspired by Moonglow Quad Bronzer and features a gorgeous new Eye Shadow Triple, Golden Girl, as well as two new Lip Fixations a new In Touch Highlighter and a black and brown of our brand new Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners. Last week’s post highlighted our bloggers favorite look from the new collection, edgy evening makeup. This week we’re showing you two more looks that are a bit more suited for daytime or a romantic evening out: romantic makeup and pretty and polished makeup. We hope these inspire you to create your own special looks using the new collection!
Last week we hosted a garden party for our blogger friends in New York City. The weather has been anything but spring-like these past couple months and we were all looking forward to leaving the snow and salt behind us as we stepped into a little escape of flowers, games and of course, new makeup! The event launched the new Magic Hour collectionand began a our 20th anniversary celebration (more on that later). The new collection was inspired by our iconic Moonglow Quad Bronzer, which bathes skin in that special light we see just at sunset. The Magic Hour collection features two new Lip Fixations, a flirtatious coral, Craze and a flattering mauve, Compulsion. It also features a gorgeous new Eye Shadow trio called Golden Girl with three glimmering shades that can be worn alone or together: a deep bronze, a shimmering dusty rose and a rich gold. There is a new shade of our popular In Touch Highlighter, a warm golden peach called Comfort and a brand new inky gel eyeliner in a pot, Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner (a new personal favorite of mine!) in Black and Brown.
Valentine’s Day may be over, but the romance should live on throughout the year! Here are a few more romantic traditions from our international jane iredale distributors. Including a fun holiday called White Day in Japan!
Danielle from the UK: A romantic evening in the UK would be a candle lit dinner in your city centre. If you are lucky enough to be near London like us you can go somewhere over looking some of London’s famous landmarks. You would look stylish and elegant with a pair of killer high heels. Your makeup would bring out your natural beauty while being a bit more sultry and smoky than usual. Our naturally confident look would consist of gorgeous glowing skin with Glow Time BB Cream set with PurePressed Base. Add a soft warm flush to the cheeks with Whisper PurePressed Blush applied with the Dome Brush. Apply goWarm Eye Steppes on your eyes really blending in those beautiful gold, bronze and brown tones for a soft smoky look. First apply Sunshine to your lid using the Deluxe Shader Brush. Next apply Sandals to your crease and outer corner of your eye using the Crease Brush, blend well. Apply Beach to your brow bone and inner corner of your eye. Line your top lash line with the Black/Brown Eye Pencil. Finish with Mania Lip Fixation so you know your lip colour won’t budge all night. Use a Hydration Spray to set your look and you are good to go!
Here are four more beautiful smoky eye looks from our international educators and makeup artists who work with jane iredale. From gorgeous pink smoky eyes, to purple smoky eyes and even a nude smoky eye we hope these inspire you to get done up and heat up your nights with a hot, new makeup look.
Japan, makeup artist Mina: Pink Smoke
Step 1 – Champagne PurePressed Eye Shadow all over lid with Deluxe Shader Brush, and along lower lash line.
Step 2 – Medium pink shade from Pink Bliss PurePressed Eye
Shadow Triple all over lid with Deluxe Shader Brush and along lower lash line. Blend well.
Step 3 – Burgundy shade from Pink Bliss in crease, outer corner of
eye and lash line with Eye Shader Brush. Bring color along bottom 2/3 of lower lash line.
Step 4 – Taupe PurePressed Eye Shadow in crease and in a ‘v’ shape at outer corner of eye with Crease Brush for a more dramatic effect.
Step 5 – Basic Brown Eye Pencil along top lash line from inside corner outward, moving in small sections to fill in gaps between the lashes.
Step 6 – Smoky Grey PurePressed Eye Shadow with Detail Brush in outer corner of eye.
Step 7 – Complete In Touch Highlighter on brow bone with fingers.
Step 8 – Favorite mascara on upper & lower lashes.
February is the month of love, not just in the US but around the world. We talked to some of our international jane iredale distributors about what they do for a romantic evening out in their culture and we’re feeling so inspired! We hope it gives you some ideas for you own night out with your special someone.
Muriel from Belgium and France: You’ll find plenty of romantic places in Belgium. Starting from Bruges and the Belgian coast cities to Brussels.
Most travelers agree that ancient Bruges, with its scenic canals, cobblestone streets, human-scale buildings (some are more than 500 years old), and horse-drawn carriages is the most romantic place in all of Belgium.
February nights up here in the Northeast are still long and cold, but it is also the month of romance, and we are in the mood to heat things up! The best makeup look to get in the mood? The smoky eye. It is always on trend, and there are so many variations: it can be done in pretty much any hue and can be sultry and deep or even natural looking. We are so lucky to have access to many creative and talented makeup experts, so we gathered smoky eye looks from our makeup artist and educators around the world and are now sharing them with you! Stay tuned in a couple of weeks for even more gorgeous smoky eye looks.
We weren’t always born knowing how to do the perfect smoky eye, so we learned from makeup artists around the world. And this is our gift to you. ~Jane
Australia, makeup artist Celeste Jackson: Pure Smoke
I get asked all the time what kind of makeup I wear, or why my skin looks so great, mostly by friends and relatives who don’t know where I work. Whenever I respond with “it’s because I wear jane iredale.” they always say, “Oh, I have to try that!”. Often times I wish I could send a Starter Kit to those friends and family members just so they can experience how amazing this makeup is for their skin. I’ve heard this same story from many of our friends online, so now we’re giving you the chance to do just that!
The NEW Starter Kit launched on Monday, January 20th. It has all the jane iredale essentials for amazing skin, bundled into a beautiful travel case with an extra large mirror. The Starter Kit includes a brush, Smooth Affair Facial Primer, POMMISST Hydration Spray, Amazing Base and PurePressed Base. We’re giving away 10 Starter Kits a week from now through the end of February, so visit us and nominate your friends to discover the difference with jane iredale. Here’s how to nominate:
Here is another one to file under, “it’s only makeup, let’s break the rules!” I love the look of Amazing Base on my skin, especially during the winter months when everything is a bit drier. However, I don’t always like the mess that comes with loose minerals, so I kept experimenting with little ways I could reduce it and still get a nice even application. That’s when I threw caution to the wind and became a bit of a rebel by applying Amazing Base with my Handi Brush. We usually recommend the Handi Brush for PurePressed Base application only, but I love it with Amazing Base too! The Handi Brush fits neatly into the jar and picks up just enough powder without any mess. Plus, it gives a slightly different finish on the skin that looks really pretty. I just dip the flat head of the brush into the sifter, then work the powder into the brush with the lid, tap off the excess and apply with gentle, downward strokes (no buffing please!). Next time you’re feeling adventurous, give it a try!
With the New Year often comes new resolutions, we make vows to ourselves that in the New Year we will change or start fresh. Often by as early as the first week of January we find ourselves giving in to old habits. So how do we stick with our healthy habits for the New Year? I asked some of the ladies around the office to tell us what their resolutions are for 2014 and how they are sticking to them, and they have some great advice!
It’s the heart of winter, whether the weather is cold in your home town, it is certainly a time when we can have the winter doldrums. Let’s get out of our beauty ruts and elevate our beauty routines! As part of the whole “in with the new” spirit for the new year, we are launching a new series of tips & tricks encouraging beauty exploration and experimentation.