Three of our favorite summer makeup looks.

Summer is the season where more is often less when it comes to your makeup, except where sun protection is concerned! Here are three of our favorite summer makeup looks, straight from the runways, to help inspire you this season. Each look will also keep you covered with SPF products that protect, nourish and keep your skin looking beautiful!

Bronze and sunkissed

bronze and sunkissed fYou can achieve the bronze and sunkissed look without the harmful rays. Start by applying your shade of Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder with SPF 20 using the Refill-Me Refillable Brush. Use Citrine Mystikol as a shadow, liner and highlighter on your eyes. Apply the deeper shade of So-Bronze 3 along your hairline, below your cheek bones and along your jaw line and the shimmery peach shade on the apples of your cheeks and the bridge of your nose using the White Fan Brush. Finish your look with Iced Mocha PureGloss Lip Gloss.

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A colorful and simple makeup look for Memorial Day

We love this colorful makeup look to celebrate Memorial Day. Keep reading for steps on how to recreate it and click the picture to try it on in our makeover room.

Memorial Day Makeup Look

  1. Start by applying Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer using your fingertips or the Blending Brush. For extra sun protection apply Powder-Me SPF SPF 30 Dry Sunscreen on top.
  2. Using your fingertips apply Clarity In Touch Cream Blush to the apples of your cheeks.
  3. Apply Sunbeam Quad Bronzer along your hairline, top of your cheek bones, jaw line and bridge of your nose using the White Fan Brush. When applying bronzer always keep in mind where the sun would naturally give you a bronzed look and apply just to those places to get the most natural finish.
  4. Line your top lash line with Lapis Lazuli Mystikol and wing out slightly. Also line the outer 3/4 of your bottom lash line.
  5. Using the highlighter end of Lapis Lazuli Mystikol highlight the inner corner of your eye.
  6. Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner followed by Navy PureLash Lengthening Mascara.
  7. Line and fill in your lips with the Crimson Lip Pencil.
  8. Apply the stain end of Passion Lip Fixation, let dry 30-40 seconds then apply the gloss end.

To keep your skin glowing during the holiday weekend try applying Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer and Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Don’t forget to protect with Powder-Me SPF!

Ten ways to shimmer this summer

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Back by popular demand this summer is our Limited Edition Golden Shimmer Face and Body Lotion. Golden Shimmer creates a subtle veil of shimmer designed to warm and smooth your complexion. It can be worn alone or paired with your favorite makeup. The natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates with botanical extracts, so it is gentle enough to be used on the face or body. It leaves skin soft and hydrated and is hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic, safety tested and dermatologist tested.

While Golden Shimmer is gorgeous just by applying it to your face or body our education team loves it for so much more! Keep reading for ten unique ways to use Golden Shimmer this summer, from our educators.

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Flaunt your skin and stay protected with these SPF tips

jane 1The temperature’s rising; the days are longer; the clothes are fewer — here comes summer, and here comes the sun! Most of us have been waiting impatiently to feel the warmth on our skin, but along with the warmth come invisible rays that age our skin faster than anything else you can think of, namely ultraviolet A and B. So what is the most effective anti-aging product you can wear? Sunscreen! Make it a year-round beauty staple but be even more devoted to it in the summer months.

Sunscreen comes in all shapes and sizes and only one of its purposes is to protect us from burning. It has a lot of other benefits, too. If worn and applied correctly, sunscreen can prevent wrinkles, brown spots, damage to elastin and Collagen (the skin’s mattress), Actinic Keratosis (those pesky dry lumps that never go away), Basal Cell and Squamous Cell Carcinomas and the most deadly of all, Melanoma.

lovely red woman lips isolated on whiteBut what is the best sunscreen for you when there is so much to choose from? First of all, let’s look at the language of sunscreens. What does SPF (Sun Protection Factor) really mean? SPF measures the amount of protection you get from UVB rays only. These are the shorter rays that penetrate the top layer of the skin and cause it to burn or tan. (A tan is the sign of a body’s protection response after the damage has been done.) The number that you see following SPF is a personal indication of how long you can stay in the sun before your skin will begin to burn. In other words, it’s a multiple of the SPF number. If it takes ten minutes for you to burn and you’re applying an SPF 10, you will burn in 10 x 10 minutes – one hundred minutes as opposed to ten. Remember, that you must apply properly and frequently to get the optimal result. Most people apply too little sunscreen to get this kind of protection.

Does this mean that you should look for the highest SPF you can find because an SPF 30 doubles the protection of an SPF 15? I wish it were that simple. It doesn’t mean that at all. In fact, an SPF 15 already protects from 93% of the UVB spectrum. An SPF 30 only increases protection by 4% and an SPF 50 by 5%. There is no such thing as 100% protection. So sometimes, you will want to weigh the percentage of increased protection you get against the amount of extra chemicals that have to be put in the formula in order to reach the higher SPF – chemicals that are designed to be absorbed into the skin, the body’s largest organ.

If UVB is the burning ray, what is UVA? Well, that’s the aging ray. This is the ray that goes deeper into the skin and damages our DNA leading to wrinkles and skin cancers. Until recently, sunscreens were not required to protect from UVA damage, now they are. Look for the words “broad spectrum.” This means that your sunscreen will give you protection from both forms of ultraviolet rays. It’s easy to remember which is which. UVA = aging ray and UVB = burning ray.

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What’s the difference between chemical and physical sunscreens? Chemical sunscreens absorb the UV rays and change them into something else – usually heat. So they create heat on the skin, which equates to inflammation. Prolonged inflammation creates premature aging – not an ideal skin situation. In extreme cases, you can actually get a heat burn from chemical sunscreens. Common chemical sunscreen ingredients are: Oxybenzone, Avobenzone, Actisalate and Octinoxate. Physical sunscreens are particles that stay on the top of the skin acting like hundreds of thousands of tiny mirrors reflecting and refracting the sun’s rays. There are only two ingredients that do this, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide. Both of them give broad spectrum (UVA and UVB) protection with water resistance. Both of them help to calm redness and irritation.

When choosing the correct sunscreen it is also important to know if it is approved by The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF). The SCF guarantees that a sunscreen product meets the highest standards for safety and effectiveness. The SCF Seal of Recommendation is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed and meet the specific criteria of an independent photobiology committee. The seal is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection that is recognized worldwide.

jane iredale has seven physical sunscreen products that have earned The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Approval: PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder SPF 20Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer SPF 15Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF 25, Powder-Me SPF® Dry Sunscreen SPF 30LipDrink® Lip Balm SPF 15 and HandDrink™ Hand Cream SPF 15. Flaunt your beautiful skin and stay protected!

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!

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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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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.

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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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Jane’s favorite things

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We all have a product (or 10) that are our favorites each season, and Jane is no exception! Here are a few of her favorites for this time of year to keep her skin looking hydrated and beautiful and her face party ready.


lovely red woman lips isolated on white1 & 2. Jane never leaves her home in the winter without Dream Tint and PurePressed Base on her face. Dream Tint is a leightweight tinted moisturizer with SPF 15 that keeps your skin feeling hydrated.

lovely red woman lips isolated on whitePurePressed Base provides a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits all in one with SPF 20.


3. Jane always wears PureLash Extender and Conditioner no matter what the occassion is. A single coat of Lash Conditioner before applying mascara will help strengthen, lengthen and thicken your lashes, making the mascara twice as effective.

Longest Lash4. While she usually wears Espresso Longest Lash Mascara, for a really glam party she will switch to Black Ice. Longest Lash Mascara is designed to make lashes look thicker and longer naturally. Packaged in a squeezable tube with a NEW oversized brush that works with this formula to separate and define lashes, prevent clumping, create natural looking lashes

Moonglow5. Jane Loves Moonglow for her cheeks, décolleté and even her legs. Moonglow is a golden bronzer, that can be used to subtly create the “Golden Goddess” look.

puregloss6. Jane always has Red Currant PureGloss in her bag during this season. PureGloss Lip Glosses have a luxurious formula that feels lusciously creamy on the lips, are remarkably long-lasting and are free of petroleum-based products. Red Currant is a shimmering red rose shade.

24K gold Champagne7. Of course for the holidays she loves Champagne 24-Karat Gold Dust. Apply it to the cheeks, eyes and lips for a delicately gilded look. Mix it with a moisturizer for the décolletage; or into your favorite hair product for luminous locks!

What are your favorite products this season? Tell us below.