City nights around the world, part 1

In celebration of our NEW City Nights collection we chatted with a number of our lovely International Distributors to find out how they like to spend a sophisticated night on the town. Here are three amazing city nights from around the world, complete with a makeup look, to tantalize and inspire you. Stay tuned for more in a couple of weeks!

Australia

Melbourne the city itself is undisputedly our main attraction and whether by bike, bus or foot exploring our city is an absolute must! Filled with quirky alley ways, hidden shops, art galleries and indie theatres, it certainly earns its reputation as Australia’s Culture Capital – Melbourne wouldn’t be Melbourne without its laneways, thus simply exploring the city serves as an attraction in itself.

Night life in Melbourne

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For an elegant night out in Melbourne start your journey at dusk and witness an unbelievable sunset at Melbourne’s Eureka Skydeck. Located on the southern banks of the Yarra River, this Skydeck Experience was created to reach for the sky; nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the awe inspiring view of Melbourne from the Southern Hemisphere’s highest viewing platform. Perfectly positioned for 360 degree floor to ceiling views; encompassing Melbourne’s CBD, sports precinct, Port Phillip Bay, Docklands and everything in between.

Continue the theme and enjoy some pre-dinner drinks at Lui Bar, regarded as Melbourne’s most sophisticated cocktail bar. It is 236 meters above the city on the 55th floor of the Rialto, adjoining the very swish Vue de Monde, with sweeping views across the city and beyond its decadent Melbourne cool.

Melbourne offers a wealth of entertainment options, primarily known for its dynamic, cutting edge arts and culture, a whole world of events awaits you in Melbourne. Whatever the season, our city is buzzing with theatre, exhibitions, concerts and festivals. Melbourne’s busy events calendar is sure to excite, but for tonight we recommend tickets to Her Majesty’s Theatre to see Les Miserables.

 

more nightlife in Melbourne

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Now that you’ve worked up an appetite it’s on to dinner at Prix Fix, located at the Paris end of Collins St and one of Melbourne’s newest restaurants, it is Australia’s only ticketed dining room. Eccentricity, kookiness and love of all things silly will shine through in the monthly changing menus and the polished dining room has a sense of theatre about it. However tonight it’s all about France as Prix Fix celebrates the Australian premier of Les Miserables, this is a menu, which has been in planning for months! Classic French dishes with a modern twist! Oo la la!

 

Now to the perfect end to a very glamorous evening, I recommend cocktails at Eau de vie. E.D.V. is an intimate, dimly lit, jazz infused bar, with an old speak easy feel, staff in bowties and braces add to the charm, think roaring 20’s style glamour. Let the expert team of bar tenders excite you with their amazing interpretation of drinks and all topped off with great service.

We hope your night out in Melbourne is one to be remembered and to those who aren’t up for an elegant night out, need not apply.

The Look:

  • EYES
  • Apply Purple Gel Liner along the top lash line.
  • Apply Port eye shadow over the lid.
  • Highlight inner corner with Toast and brow bone with a soft wash of Mist.
  • Line lower lash line with Black Pencil.
  • Blend line using Port eye shadow.
  • Apply 2 coasts of Mascara.
  • CHEEKS
  • Apply Awake Blush
  • LIPS
  • Apply Katerina Lipstick & Kir Royal PureGloss.

 

United Kingdom

London Eye, londoneye.com

London Eye, londoneye.com

A sophisticated city night in the UK would include going somewhere gorgeous for dinner in the shard, followed by a few drinks with good friends and fabulous views of the city all lit up.  You might enjoy a trip to the theater, a ride on the London Eye or a walk around the south bank. Your makeup would reflect a sophisticated yet classic evening look.

 

 

  1. Start by getting a flawless foundation, use Glow Time BB Cream and set with your PurePressed Base and preferred Hydration Spray.
  2. Take your new Green Jelly Jar and apply with a Camouflage Brush all over your eyelid for a subtle but smoky lid primer.
  3. Use the gorgeous Celebration Eye Shadow Kit and apply Toast over your eyelid.
  4. Then using a Crease Brush softly apply Port into the socket.
  5. Use Toast as your highlighter under the brow and add definition and shape to your brows using your Bitty Brow Kit.
  6. Apply Copper Wind to your cheeks using the White Fan Brush to give your skin a beautiful matte warmth.
  7. Complete your look with the perfect night time gloss, Kir Royale, and enjoy a cocktail in its namesake too!

Singapore

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You can enjoy a wonderful night view of Singapore’s Mariana Barge for no cost. It’s a great place to chill out, fly some kites or simply lay back and enjoy the magnificent view.  It’s windy and one of the best spots to take pictures. A must visit is the scenic path at the Marina Barrage where the view towards the city skyline and Gardens by the Bay is nothing short of spectacular at the magical blue hour.

You may stroll down to the Garden by the Bay, a man-made garden done on a huge scale. The super trees are really iconic and when it lit up at night it’s really beautiful. Gardens by the Bay is great for tourists and locals who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle from city and enjoy great greenery surroundings. The two paid conservatories are divided into flora and forest/man-made waterfall themes. Evening time would be ideal to explore as there’s lighted treetop show every night

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Another lovely destination on your night out is Clarke Quay, Singapore’s top choice for dining and entertainment destination, is a colorful kaleidoscope of buildings housing antiques, restaurants, hip cafes, jazz clubs and more. At night, the entire zone is a sight to behold with all five blocks of restored warehouses lit up and beamed with an array of quirky alternative to mainstream clubs. With an international presence in terms of partying options, this is a convergence point for people around the world to celebrate.

Clarke Quay offers an integrated venue option for everyone: the party is not always confined to the buildings alone. The fountain which grooves to the mood of the night also attracts numerous pub goers. You may even embark on a romantic journey on a River Cruise to view the magnificent views of Singapore by night.

Stay tuned for part two with more sophisticated nights out from around the world, and of course, more looks!

From runway to everyday, how to make 2014 fall makeup trends wearable.

This blog post has become one of my favorites to write every season. There are some makeup trends that change slowly over time (thin eyebrows to thick), some we see every year (smoky eyes? Bold lips?), and then there are a few variations on the trends that are unique to each season. These are usually a bit wild and creative, but so inspiring! So how do we take these inspirational looks and turn them into something flattering that we can wear in our every day lives?

Keep reading for three trends that hit the runways for fall 2014, and of course our take on how to incorporate the look (albeit a toned down version) into your daily makeup routine.

Not your average smoky eye

Christian Dior showcased a few very bold smoky eye looks on the runway this season and we love this khaki, metallic look.

Christian Dior Paris Fall Fashion Week 2014

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Beauty Lab: Makeup to erase late nights

This is a quick tip I learned from one of our global educators that will wake up your skin and make you look like you spent a week at the spa.

In Touch highlighter

Scrape off a bit of In Touch Highlighter (experiment with either shade to get the look you want, but I have tried Complete). Add Dream Tint and spritz the mixture with one pump of Hydration Spray. Mix them together and apply with your fingers. Try it and let us know what you think!

Summer tips from jane iredale educators!

One of the things I love about makeup is that there are no rules! When you throw out the rules sometimes you may just discover something fantastic about the products you already love. Here are a few no-rules summer tips from our jane iredale educators who use some of their favorite products in multiple ways.

 

POMMISSTSpray POMMIST in your hair after you shampoo it. It helps maintain the color, because pomegranate is a powerful antioxidant.  Many of us use chemicals in our hair every day, styling products and a lot of heat i.e. blow dryers, flat irons, etc.   POMMIST helps protect the hair from all those damaging products and heat.

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Adventure makeup look

Sticking with the theme of travel this month, I can’t help but think of how much fun an exotic safari adventure would be. In 2011, Jane had the pleasure of visiting a number of our International Distributors overseas and was able to fit in a safari adventure of her own during that time. Keep reading for some of Jane’s amazing African safari pictures and a fun makeup look!

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Traveling with your makeup, plus a sneak peek of the NEW Refill-Me Refillable Brush!

Whether you’re taking a day trip to the beach, a long weekend to a close by city or venturing to another part of the world, you’re going to need to pack your makeup. Personally, I despise checking a bag unless I have to. I prefer to have my things (especially my makeup) with me and not have to wait at a baggage claim. This poses a couple of challenges, keeping any liquids within the TSA size requirements and minimize the space my makeup takes up in my bag. Thankfully, jane iredale has me, and you, covered! Keep reading for some of my favorite products to pack on the go, plus a sneak peek at our NEW Refill-Me Refillable Brush, available July 7th.

NEW Refill-Me Refillable Brush

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