jane iredale presents top skin care tips for summer

With hot summer days and nights right around the corner we caught up with jane iredale expert Martina Williams to discuss some of the main things to consider when enjoying the summer sun.

There is no question that summer ignites feelings of excitement with beachside holidays, lavish vacations and a golden glow we have been longing for all winter. We just need to remember that whilst it’s great to enjoy the glorious sunshine it’s also important to factor in the vulnerability of our skin.

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Increased sun exposure can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and leave darker complexions open to permanent skin cell damage. Here we share Martina’s top tips to help protect your natural glowing skin this summer.

HYDRATION

During summer our bodies lose more moisture than usual through increased heat, causing dry and dehydrated skin. To help replenish your skin to its optimal soft and hydrated state you must increase the amount of water you drink. Water is a direct source of hydration and be sure to pay special attention to the products you choose to use.

Invest in a good moisturiser, your skin will love you for it. The key is to look for a mosituriser with active ingredients and vitamins that will improve your skin’s moisture, appearance and health. For your face, try one of jane iredale’s three hydration sprays, each is rich in antioxidants to help protect skin from the environment’s harsh elements, as well as hydrating and plumping skin cells. The POMMISST Hydration Spray with the added benefit of pomegranate extract is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector, which helps to condition, hydrate and protect the skin. D2O Hydration Spray based on ylang ylang; helps to calm and protect while boosting the skins hydration. Balance Hydration Spray has been formulated to help balance the pH of oily skin with the added benefit of algae extract; orange essential oil and grapefruit peel extract. The added bonus is green tea extract, which is highly recommended for acne-prone skin types.  All of the jane iredale Hydration sprays are certified by Ecocert Greenlife, because we are committed to making products that are clean, natural and environmentally friendly.

One other jane iredale hero product that needs to be mentioned is Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, a skin quenching primer that prepares the skin so makeup goes on effortlessly and lasts longer. This product helps to prevent moisture loss while it nourishes the surface of the skin. If dry, dehydrated skin is your concern, Smooth Affair can make such a huge difference to the final look of your foundation. If you haven’t tried it, treat yourself. Oh and did we mention, Jane often uses it as her moisturiser, it’s that delicious. It’s also won the Allure (USA) Magazine ‘Best Natural Wonder’ Award for 2014, the Academy Awards of the makeup world. We don’t think you’ll use another primer after you use this product. It’s that good!

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EXFOLIATE

Supple, smooth and radiant skin starts with thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The exfoliation process refines the skin surface by removing dead skin cells, resulting in a smooth more polished looking skin. Exfoliating will improve hydration levels by allowing your moisturisers to penetrate the skin more effectively; makeup will glide on easily, look even and last longer. Try jane iredale’s Magic Mitt, a knitted micro-fiber cleansing cloth that gently exfoliates the surface of the skin, buffing away any dry, flaky skin cells while quickly and completely removing makeup using only water. Pack a mitt when you travel to save space and cleansing time.

PROTECT FROM SUN EXPOSURE

We’ve all heard it a million times, but never the less, it needs to be said, avoid sun exposure between the hours of 11am to 3pm when the sun’s UV rays are at their strongest and most damaging. Applying sunscreen before exposing your face and body to the sun is a crucial step in preventative skin care. It is important to note that most chemical sunscreens take around 30 minutes to activate, however it only takes a few minutes for your skin to burn. Gardening, swimming and outdoor activities should be avoided during these hours or at the very least, stay in the shade as much as possible, wear a hat, re-apply your sunscreen and wear light-weight cotton clothing to keep cool while protecting your skin. Too much sun exposure puts you at risk of premature aging, sun-spots, dry skin and nasty skin cancers.

To ensure you are leaving the house protected and for automatic sun protection we recommend the jane iredale Purepressed Base Mineral Foundation which gives instant chemical free broad spectrum sun protection and has a high water resistant rating. Because the powders are the top layer, their protection can be reapplied at the flick of a brush. If you prefer a liquid base, try Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream a creamy formula that helps to nourish and protect your skin from UV and free radical damage with a broad spectrum sunscreen – SPF 25. If you are after a sheer coverage mineral foundation, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser is the perfect option with a broad spectrum SFP 15.

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GET A HEALTHY TAN

Always been a sun worshipper? Think again! There is nothing healthy about a real suntan. Enjoy being a glowing goddess safely with Tantasia Self Tanner and Bronzer; a light, streak-free formula that works instantly as a bronzer and develops as a gradual tan. Get a natural looking tanned complexion without the harsh UV and burnt damaged skin. No nasty chemicals or after smell. Use it on the face or body, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

If you are going to bronze up your body, whether it’s a spray tan, suntan or fake tan, remember to add some extra warmth to your face. Try jane iredale So-Bronzer’s in 3 beautiful shades – So-Bronze 1 suits light to medium complexions; So-Bronze 2 is slightly darker with the addition of a quarter moon of pressed gold powder (use it as an eye shadow – divine!) and So-Bronze 3 for the sun goddesses out there, think olive/dark tanned skin tones. Best of all, these bronzers can be used all year round, in summer to add a natural sun-kissed glow over your foundation and during the cooler months, to add definition to the face – AKA Contouring. We all need an oh-so gorgeous bronzer in our makeup kit.

THE FACTS

Why you need to become a sunscreen fanatic… this information usually surprises people. SPF ratings are complicated to understand but here is a quick insight into better understanding what factor is a better choice. There isn’t a great deal of extra protection between an SFP 15 and an SPF 50. For example, SPF 20 only gives 2.5% more protection than an SFP 15. SPF 30 only gives 1.5% more than an SPF 20.  There’s an extra 7% protection from a SPF 15 to an SPF 50.  Now it’s your choice whether you want those high SPFs with the increase in active chemicals or whether you’ll settle for a lower dose with fewer chemicals. We include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as our active ingredients. They are classified as ‘physical’ actives and rest on top of the skin (We don’t use nano which can penetrate).  ‘Chemical’ actives are absorbed into the skin before they become an effective sunscreen, but once they have absorbed their dose of UV radiation, these formulas turn into free radicals and become ineffective, hence why you need to reapply ‘chemical’ sunscreen every two hours.

We don’t want to spoil your summer fun, but now you know that there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the sunshine safely. Don’t be tempted to lie in the sun! Keep yourself protected from harmful UV-rays, stay hydrated and invest in good quality, healthy skin care and makeup that nurtures your skin! There’s no excuse this year for keeping the sun off your skin. Use protection, everyday, without fail, jane iredale beauties and have a happy summer!

Jane wins International SPA Association Visionary Award

We are pleased to announce the International SPA Association (ISPA) presented Jane with the 2014 ISPA Visionary Award at the 24th annual ISPA Conference & Expo at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas on October 14th.

The ISPA Visionary Award is presented each year to someone in the spa industry who has made significant contributions to both the definition and positive movement of health and wellness over the lifetime of their career.

ISPA President Lynne McNees said, “Jane has been a supporter and leader of the spa industry since day one. She has made great strides in reaching women of all ages and nationalities and working to improve their self confidence.”

Watch her extraordinary humble and inspiring speech here.

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jane iredale presents: Where there’s Smoke Part 2…

You should have the smoky eye basics down pat after reading part one of the smoky eye series! (include link to first blog) We’ll now delve deeper into some more key looks that can be achieved with jane iredale’s Smoke & Mirrors colour palette.

Smoky Eye Kit

We’ve spoken to makeup artists from 13 different countries to learn about the signature smoky eye from their region. There’s everything from the Aussie fave, the subtle ‘Pure Smoke’, to the dramatic ‘Layered Smoke’ Grecian goddesses can’t live without.

The Smoke & Mirrors palette is the ultimate smoky eye kit and caters to everyone from makeup novice to experienced artist. Containing eight shades, a dual-ended brush and a how-to book, the palette makes mastering each country’s key look super easy.

Below are some more top tips to help you recreate these fabulous smoky eye looks, not just reserved for glossy mags and international catwalks.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

For a simplified version of the smoky eye, use one colour over entire lids and blend upwards, washing the colour out as you go, extending colour just above the crease. Blend, blend, blend.

MULTI DIMENSIONAL

Create a multi-dimensional look by using a combination of shades. Any combination from this palette will do. Start with nude as the base shade, aubergine in the crease and create a dramatic finish using Sizzle on the outer corners and along the lash line. Again, blend, blend, blend – use a clean eye shadow brush for the final blend. Finish with Champagne on the brow bone.

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PLUMP THOSE LASHES

Dress your lashes with two coats of jane iredale’s Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice for full, thick lashes. Concentrate on the roots of your lashes, that’s where the majority of the product should be placed for full va-va-voom effect.

RAZZLE DAZZLE

To add some dazzle to your smoky eye, press some 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder onto the eyelid, concentrating on the inner corner to make the eye pop. For a metallic high shimmer effect, spritz your eye shadow brush with one of the Hydration Sprays first. Pat the gold dust over the entire eyelids for high impact finish.

BLACK ATTACK

The most universally flattering makeup shade is black, so add MYSTIKOL® eyeliner in Onyx, the black Jelly Jar Gel Liner or Basic Black Eye Pencil to your existing day makeup, to dress your eyes up for a night out on the town.

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AUSTRALIAN SMOKY EYE

Australian Makeup Artist, Celeste Jackson, has been in the industry for more than 18 years and has spent the last six working with jane iredale as a Brand Expert and Educator.

To create the ultimate ‘Pure Smoke’ look, Celeste recommends the following eight steps:

Step 1. Apply EYE GLOSS in Champagne Silk all over the lid with your finger tip.

Step 2. Use the lightest shade from the Sundown PUREPRESSED® Eye Shadow trio on your lid, highlighting to brow bone with the Deluxe Shader Brush.

Step 3. Next, use the medium shade from Sundown on lid fading into crease, extending to outer and inner corners of the eye with
Deluxe Shader Brush.

Step 4. Now apply the medium shade from Black Plus Cream to Powder Eyeliner in outer & inner corners of lid, blending into crease as well as a thin line along bottom lash line with Eye Liner/Brow Brush

Step 5. Use the darkest shade of Sundown along your lower lash line with
 the Eye Shader Brush.

Step 6. Apply the dark shade from Black Plus Cream to Powder Eyeliner on your lash line. You can add depth in outer and inner corner of the eye
with the Eye Liner/Brow Brush.

Step 7. Line the inner corner of your top lash with the black Jelly Jar Gel Liner working into a slightly thicker line towards the outer corner.

Step 8. To complete the look, apply PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner  and PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black on your upper and lower lashes.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this two-part post on the smoky eye!

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jane iredale presents: Where there’s Smoke Part 1…

Executing the perfect smoky eye is a skill that requires some insider knowledge. jane iredale has asked makeup artists the world over for their secrets on creating a seriously smoldering smoky eye.

From Mexico to Japan and everywhere in-between, we’ve searched the globe for the hottest smoky eye tips and trends…. And there’s so much to cover we’ll bring it to you across two posts.

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While each country’s signature smoky eye has its own unique flare, we’ve found some recurring tips our makeup artists from across the globe swear by.

1.  PRIME YOUR LIDS

To create a smooth and even base and colour use Active Light Under-eye Concealer. Its unique ingredients create a soft-focus effect that conceals and brightens.

Next, prime for staying power. Use jane iredale’s Lid Primer or Eye Gloss as a base before adding shadow. This will stop your eye shadows from creasing and prevent colour change.

2.  BLEND IT IN

The key to show-stopping smoky eye is all in the blending. You can achieve a seamless finish by using the Crease Brush to blend colour effortlessly through the eye crease.

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3. LINE IT UP

Add intensity and create a fuller darker lash bed by applying black Eye Pencil into the roots of the top and bottom lashes, then blend using the Mini Dome Brush, perfect for those hard to reach areas.

Line the top and bottom inner rim/water line with black Eye Pencil for that intense, sexy look. Use the Chisel Shader Brush to apply dark intense colour to the eyelid without any fall out. 

4. HIGHLIGHT

The most universally flattering makeup shade is black, add MYSTIKOL® Powdered Eyeliner/Highlighter in Onyx or Basic Black Eye Pencil to your existing day makeup, to dress your eyes up for a night out on the town. Every girl needs a little black dress and MYSTIKOL® Eyeliner in Onyx for your eyes is just that! Designed to create a smoky eye in seconds without any mess.

MYSTIKOL® Powdered Eyeliner/Highlighter provides a rich saturated colour. Use to line the eyes, or apply as an eye shadow that won’t fade, crease or smear.

Using the eyeliner, cover lid with the colour end and gently blend at the crease of the eye. Turn the MYSTIKOL®  pencil around to highlight the inner corners of the eye or brow bone for a soft, shimmery, highlighted look.

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5.  ADD COLOUR

Smoky isn’t a colour, it’s a technique! Experiment with different tones. Apply Double Espresso PurePressed® Eye Shadow over eyelid and blend up towards the crease. Using the Crease Brush, sweep Red Carpet PurePressed®Eye Shadow through crease and merge the shades together. The result equates to nothing short of sexy. To add some dazzle to your smoky eye, press some 24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder onto the eyelid, concentrating on the inner corner to make the eye pop.

6. ENHANCE

Enhance the eyes by using Jelly Jar™ Gel Eyeliner; it creates a smooth precise liquid liner effect, without the effort. Use it beneath your eye shadow for added drama and depth of colour. Swap your standard inky eye shadow colours for golds, copper and bronze tones! Try our new jane iredale PurePressed® Eye Shadow Triple in Golden Girl, a sure smoky combo set to make blue eyes stand out! Dress your lashes with two coats of jane iredale Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice for full thick lashes. Concentrate on the roots of your lashes, that’s where the majority of the product should be placed.

We’ll be back with more ways to perfect the smoky eye in our second ‘Where There’s Smoke’ installment soon!

What’s so special about the jane iredale range of foundation?

Need a reason to try jane iredale’s healthy, multi-tasking foundations? We’ve got a few things for you to consider.

Power of 3 Loose Powders

We all know women are great at multi-tasking and there’s no reason your makeup shouldn’t be the same. jane iredale has a range of multifaceted products including Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint CC Cream. Each of these foundations are unique because they feature four important functions in one: foundation, concealer, sunscreen and skin care benefits.

Power-of-3-v5Below are just some of the reasons why you should switch to jane iredale if you aren’t already a loyal wearer.  Make jane iredale a part of your daily makeup routine, your skin will love you for it.

1. The products are safety tested, allergy tested, clinically tested and dermatologically tested to ensure nasty ingredients are avoided, in an effort to best to accommodate a wide variety of skin concerns.

2. Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser  have earned the Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation (USA). To be awarded this seal, scientific proof that products sufficiently and safely aid in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin, must be provided.

3. With skin health a paramount consideration, you can rest assured a conscious effort has been made to include anti-irritant ingredients in every single jane iredale product.

4. Where preservatives are needed, jane iredale uses a combination of natural preservatives, always excluding parabens and phenoxyethanol.

5. All minerals are tested under laboratory conditions and results show that there are no nano-size minerals in any of the products.

6. A commitment to no animal testing has always been at the core of the jane iredale brand. Each product is not tested on animals, does not use ingredients tested on animals or sell into markets that require animal testing.

7. The minerals are gentle enough to be applied immediately after a microdermabrasion or a light peel (provided the skin has not been broken). It will not only cover the redness, but the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are known anti-inflammatories that will help to soothe skin after these cosmetic treatments.

8. The minerals are easily removed with a cleanser or the jane iredale Magic Mitt, using water only. This cleansing cloth made from knitted micro-fibers, quickly and completely removes makeup and mascara while gently exfoliating the surface of the skin.

9. jane iredale products use only pure mineral pigment with no fillers such as talc. The foundations and concealers give exceptional coverage that requires minimal touch-ups throughout the day.

10. The foundations form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests confirm that all of the products are non-comedogenic and do not block pores.

11. jane iredale has eliminated the top three sensitisers from its makeup; synthetic fragrance, FD&C dyes and synthetic preservatives. Each product has been tested for sensitivity on a 50-person test panel in a laboratory. Findings showed that even individuals with extreme chemical sensitivities can confidently wear jane iredale makeup.

12. jane iredale mineral makeup is water resistant for up to 40 minutes, increasing the longevity of your makeup, along with your confidence.

13. jane iredale minerals can be used harmoniously with your favourite moisturiser. Just wait for it to be absorbed so that you have a smooth canvas on which to work. If you don’t wait, the powders may grab unevenly.

So there you have it, a few things to consider when deciding which makeup to use on your skin. To find out which jane iredale foundation is best for you take our ‘Find Your Foundation’ quiz here.

For more information visit our website here or get in touch with us via Facebook.

 

October is renowned for being the month of everything ‘pink’ to support and honour Breast Cancer Awareness.

Around the globe, October signifies Breast Cancer Awareness month, a time for people the world over to get involved and raise awareness for a special cause that affects so many. jane iredale has proudly partnered with the McGrath Foundation in 2014, and gifted all our ‘Smell the Roses’ Limited Edition Hydration Sprays to the Sydney Ladies Luncheon.  Every guest will now have the opportunity to experience jane iredale and learn that we are a range that is listed on the breast cancer safe list along with many other factors that set us apart as a range that can be used by cancer patients.

In honour of this brilliant initiative we are choosing to celebrate everything in rosy hues sharing some of our favourite pink products from the jane iredale line…

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FACE

The QUAD BRONZER in Rose Dawn offers a luxurious glow with a light and airy feel. Three pink tones work perfectly to provide a gorgeous shade across the cheeks, eyes and lips. Alternatively it can be used as an all-over bronzer for natural-looking radiance.

The queen of versatility the 24-KARAT GOLD DUST SHIMMER POWDER in Champagne; can be used across cheeks, eyes and lips for a delicately gilded look. Mix it with a moisturiser for a shimmering décolletage or golden legs!

EYES

Pink Silk EYE GLOSS adds a touch of pink to your eyelids for an all day silky and luminous look. We love that it won’t crease or smear and will stay put until you decide it’s time for it to come off.

Pink Bliss PUREPRESSED® EYESHADOW TRIO is a trio that suits most complexions. These pastel pink eye shadows are encased in an elegant rose gold mirrored compact and look great as an all-natural colour palette for green eyes.

White Pink HIGHLIGHTER PENCIL is a jumbo dual-ended pencil designed to highlight the eye area. The white end, when applied inside the eye edge, makes your peepers appear bigger and brighter. Apply the pink side inside the ledge for a soft, radiant effect. Use above your lip line to give your lips a fuller look.

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LIPS

The jane iredale PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK in Rose blends nourishing natural oils and superfruit extracts for petal‐soft lips that look, feel and taste incredible. Our most popular shade for Spring brides.

jane iredale’s Pink LIP PENCIL, provides a soft colour that works wonders as a filler before you apply your favourite pink shade of lippy. It can also create a fabulous base to help your colour last even longer.

For deliciously kissable lips try the Pink Candy PUREGLOSS® LIP GLOSS. The new and improved formula protects and nurtures your lips with natural ingredients, a treatment for your lips. You will fall in love with the berry fresh flavour too.

JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN provides both a lip and cheek stain that is long-lasting and pigment enhancing. The Forever Pink shade develops to suit your natural complexion. A great multi-purpose product that doubles as a cream blush. A great travel bag essential.

Finally, Cherish LIP FIXATION®  which was created for the purpose of breast cancer awareness and has been so popular it’s now incorporated as a permanent fixture in the range. This multi-tasker provides a lip stain and lip gloss, combining pastel and pale pinks which complement each other and look great with any makeup look.

For more info on the full range of jane iredale makeup and skincare products click here.

Note: 100% of profits in the USA from the sales of Smell the Roses Hydration Spray are donated to Living Beyond Breast Cancer. A foundation that Jane Iredale has supported for 7 years.

jane iredale top tips: Gorgeous, on-trend races makeup

Spring racing fever is in the air! We are taking some makeup inspiration from the gorgeous Miranda Kerr. Perfectly polished and always looking a million bucks. Our number one tip when putting together any race day look is to stay radiant and elegant from the first sound of the hooves, to champagne hour after sunset, in true Miranda style.

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For a photo-finish face the normal rules apply, first comes a beautiful base…

Start by applying an even layer of Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener to enhance the performance of your makeup – ideal to keep your makeup looking fresh, prevent your skin from turning shiny and keeping your foundation in place.

To complete your base, apply PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation directly on top of the primer, giving your face a semi-matte finish.

A golden glow is an absolute must for spring racing, which also marks the start of the warmer weather. Achieve this by applying PurePressed Blush in Copper Wind along the cheekbone with a wide fan brush. To add some subtle sparkle to your look, lightly dust the illuminating 24-Karat Gold Dust in Bronze over your cheeks.

Blog - Spring Racing Miranda KerrSeal the deal with one of our Hydration Sprays, which have been reformulated and awarded ECOCERT’s natural and organic certification! These hydrating mists are prefect for your handbag and help refresh and brighten your skin throughout the day, and they smell divine!

A look transcending seasons is the sublte smokey eye. To achieve this look, highlight the brow bone, using the highlighter end of a Mystikol eyeliner or the dual Highlighter Pencil in pink/white. Line the upper lash line with an eye pencil or Mystikol. Blend this in well with a Smudge Brush.

For the lids and lower lash line we recommend using the Daytime Eye Shadow Kit. First, using the lightest shade, Oyster, apply to the entire eye lid using the Deluxe Shader Brush. Use the slightly darker neutral shade, Almond and blend into the lid and crease line using the Crease Brush. This brush is the go-to tool for blending, amazing! Gradually getting darker, use Dark Suede eye shadow on the outer half of the lid using a clean brush. Then blend well using the Crease brush.

Next, use one of the Jelly Jar Gel Liners to create a defined cat liner across the upper lashes and lightly drag along the lower lashes using the Angle Liner/Brow Brush. If you are wearing olive or purple, try our new shade Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners to bring out the colours in your dress/millinery.

Complete your beautiful smokey eye with a coat of Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara in Black Ice.

For longlasting, lucky lips use a moisturising balm to provide longevity and consistency of your lip colour. Our LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm offers the perfect level of moisture and sun protection.

Blog - Spring RacingFor a full and rich lip colour use one of our PureMoist Lipsticks in a shade that suits your outfit. For a coral shade, try Liz; if you are after a beautiful bright pink, try Renee. If red is your pick, try Margi and if you are after a nude looking lip finish, we recommend Sharon. To maintain both depth and dimension with your lip colour, don’t be afraid to layer.

Apply a light coat of PureGloss Lip Gloss in your favourite shade for a soothing, hydrating and nourishing all day shine that will only compliment your lipstick shade and make your lips look oh so kissable!

Have you seen the handy little product mini’s in the new Starter Kit? Perfect to slip into your clutch for touch-ups throughout the day. Add your lippie, blotting papers and a little fragrance, now you can enjoy the day with a gorgeous look that will see you through from the start to the finish line!

Bridal tips: What every bride-to-be needs to know

We’re in the midst of bridal season and with the beautiful Spring weather comes gorgeous Spring weddings.

Image courtesy of Stephanie Alcaino

Image courtesy of Stephanie Alcaino

We caught up with a very experienced bridal makeup artist, the lovely Liv Lundelius to ask her what her top five makeup tips are for brides:

1. Every bride wants their skin to look the very best. To achieve this it all starts with the right skincare and staying hydrated in the lead up to your wedding day. This is closely followed by choosing the right primer and foundation for your skin type and tone. Take time to find the right products and be sure to use a primer on your wedding day.

2. The face needs to match the neck and décolletage and you should always choose makeup that has no reflective properties for the sake of taking your wedding photos. Match your natural skin on the day of your wedding. To achieve a sun kissed look, use a matte bronzer on the high points of your face. If you prefer a brighter and lighter look use a slightly lighter, light reflecting but sheer concealer or foundation only through the center of your face.

3. It’s important to find a look that matches your style and personality, you still want to look like you and feel comfortable. Take the time to find the right look and book in a trial with your makeup artist a couple of weeks prior to your wedding day. If you are in doubt, less is usually more. Remember, a natural polished look will never go out of style. 

4. For touch ups on the day, I recommend keeping your lipstick and a pressed translucent powder with you. Only powder down the t-zone to avoid unflattering shine on the forehead and nose, while also avoiding your cheeks. Keep them naturally glowing, if you like that dewy look. Check your lipstick after the ceremony (kiss!) and before the photos and then again after eating at the reception.

5. Get the glow: Highlighting is important and will help you get that youthful fresh glow on your wedding day. Subtly highlight cheekbones, the bridge of the nose and along your  cupid’s bow, as well as the inner corners of your eye. Highlighting adds dimension to the face and radiance to the skin.

Image courtesy of Anna  Turner

Image courtesy of Anna Turner

We couldn’t agree more with her bridal tips, finding the right makeup is SO important. And that’s where we come in; jane iredale is designed to make your skin look fabulous on your big day. It blends beautifully, has a soft-focus effect and does not flash back in photography. There’s also the added benefit of minimal touch-ups and healthy ingredients that won’t cause breakouts. A makeup range that delivers results.

We have a few more tips to share with every bride-to-be before she walks down the aisle.

Don’t go overboard with the fake tan. There’s nothing worse than an orange bride. Develop a subtle and even golden tan with jane iredale’s Tantasia Self Tanner. Tantasia can be used on the face and body. For best results, start using it consecutively for a few days before the big event. Remember to pack it in your luggage for that extra glow on your honeymoon.

When it comes to the makeup, there’s one golden rule: if your dress is white, opt for pink-based colours. If you’ve chosen an off-white shade, reach for peachy tones.

Cover up under eye circles or blemishes with concealer after you have applied foundation. Use jane iredale’s range of different concealers to correct problem areas. The Enlighten Concealer eliminates any blue, or ashy tones around the eye area, while Active Light Under Eye Concealer helps to reduce puffiness and deflects light to create a soft focus effect. The Disappear Concealer with Green Tea ensures any blemish or redness goes unnoticed.

Image courtesy of Thomas Machnik

Image courtesy of Thomas Machnik

Focus on accentuating your best feature. If you have amazing eyes, play them up and keep lips light and soft… Or if you have a pretty pout, go for a bold lip colour and keep your eye makeup soft and subtle with a clean eyeliner and neutral toned eye shadows.

Prep your eyelids with jane iredale’s Eye Gloss for crease-free eyeshadow that doesn’t disappear. This quick drying, smooth formula can be used alone or underneath eye shadow. It’s also smudge and water resistant, to help keep any wedding tears of joy from ruining your look.

For perfectly coloured lips, jane iredale’s Lip Fixation is the answer! The dual-ended lip stain and gloss provides long lasting rich colour that resists feathering and fading. The gloss accentuates the stain of colour and provides a high shine glass-like finish.

And last but not least, don’t forget to enjoy every moment of one of the greatest days of your life!

Getting married soon? Share your jane iredale wedding makeup look with us on Instagram @janeiredale_australia.

jane iredale: Spring Clean Your Makeup Bag

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When was the last time you has a critical look inside your makeup bag? Be honest. Take a minute to unveil the horror of month old cotton buds amidst a cloud of loose powder residue.

While hording beloved beauty products past the recommended usage date may not be life threatening, we should still be aware of how old a product is, especially when it comes to water-based products like foundations, creams, mascaras and even cream blushers.

Jane iredale has compiled this list to help you spring clean your makeup bag, drawing the line between how long is too long.

LIPSTICKS
While lipsticks are not water based it is the lip brush you use that can hold all of the threatening germs, try to ensure you wash once a month with Shampoo and Conditioning agent such as jane iredale’s Truly Pure Shampoo and Conditioner for brushes. Lip products should be treated the same as a mascara – a no sharing zone.
Lifespan after opening: 2 years

SKIN PRODUCTS
Take the time to inspect your favorite foundations and skin products on a regular basis, any smell or separation means it is time to re-stock. Also consider if you use your hands to apply, as dirty hands will result in dirty product, we recommend investing in a Foundation Brush in order to keep your products hygienic.
Life span after opening: 12 months

EYE PRODUCTS
In this cosmetic area is it especially vital to stay on top of how long you are using your products for, and in what circumstance. Mascaras should not be kept for longer than two months due to the bacteria breeding ground that is the wand. In terms of eyeliner, we recommend switching to gel based eyeliner such as jane iredale’s Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner, this will avoid eye bacteria spreading throughout an eye pencil and making consistent contact with your eyes.
Mascara Life Span after opening: Three months
Eye Pencil Life Span after opening: Two years
Eye Shadow Life Span after opening: Two years

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BRUSHES
The constant use of makeup brushes can cause makeup residue and other dust and debris to build up and form a layer of bacteria that is constantly being transferred between your face, brush and products. It is for this reason regular shampoo and conditioning is needed to keep your brushes clean as well as increasing longevity. Try jane iredale’s Botanical Brush Cleaner on a weekly or fortnightly basis.

BAG
Aim to clean your makeup bag every 3-6 months. Remember, bacteria thrive in warm conditions, and this is a perfect hideaway. Try to opt for a fabric bag that can be easily put through the washing machine, others can be wiped out carefully with an antibacterial wipe

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PRODUCTS MENTIONED

Truly Pure Shampoo and Conditioner 

Foundation Brush

Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner

Botanical Brush Cleaner 

jane iredale spends time with beauty bloggers

For more than two decades Jane Iredale, the mineral makeup pioneer and our leading lady, has poured her heart and soul into creating quality products that adhere to the highest standard of integrity.

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Jane has always had a clear vision of the future for the brand, utilising the most current technology available to provide makeup that looks and feels exceptional and gives a full coverage and broad-spectrum sun protection. Further cementing her commitment to quality is the use of pharmaceutical grade and certified organic ingredients, where possible.

We believe this is why the brand has stood the test of time and the very reason we’re celebrating 20 successful years in the professional makeup arena.

Over the past couple of weeks, we have had a blast entertaining some of Australia’s inspiring blogging sensations, with the launch of our latest collection – City Nights and to celebrate our 20 year milestone.

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As a brand, we take pride in educating women on the importance of knowing what is in their makeup and what they are putting on their skin. We shared our expertise during our events in both Sydney and Melbourne, with more than 20 bloggers watching on as our guest makeup artist and jane iredale expert, Julia Kur, demonstrated the versatility of the brand.

Julia has worked with the brand for over 7 years and has just moved to Australia, residing in Melbourne. Her experience with jane iredale is evident in the way she effortlessly applies every product.

jane iredale State Manager, Justine Vittoria, kept our guest engaged as she shared our brand story and the skin care benefits our range offers. All the while Julia Kur brought to life some of this season’s trends through live demonstrations.

Our makeup models were transformed using the new shades from the City Nights collection, first with a soft day look that could be easily worn by a range of women and then a smouldering evening makeup, perfect for the more confident makeup wearers.

We caught up with Julia after wrapping up the events to find out some of her basic rules to live by when it comes to makeup and the reasons why she loves jane iredale products.

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 Q: What are your top tips for achieving flawless makeup?

 1. Healthy skin makes all the difference – be sure to drink lots of water and follow a facial regime that sees you cleansing, toning and moisterising as often as you need. It’s impossible to achieve a beautiful makeup look if your skin doesn’t look healthy.

2. Universal rule – your foundation shouldn’t be visible! Choosing the right colour, applying it in natural light and layering foundation gives you control. Less is more, especially for everyday makeup. When in doubt, choose a foundation colour that’s slightly lighter than your skin, even if you prefer a more tanned complexion, increasing the colour is easy using a bronzer. 

3. When applying your foundation start with the cheek area and go light on the central part of the face, hairline and around the eyebrows, so you can avoid having too much foundation clinging to parts of the face with hair including the upper lip line, brows and hairline.

Q: What is it about jane iredale that you love most?

jane iredale make up is long lasting and virtually waterproof and I can attest to the quality. I love the versatility of the range and the fact that it can be used as an everyday makeup and also for on stage, TV and photo shoots.

It’s easy to create a beautiful looks for evening outings, a perfect wedding makeup, and most importantly, it’s safe enough to use after plastic surgery as a corrective camouflage makeup and is great for most skin conditions.

And what I like about using this range is that you can apply it in layers and have full control of the coverage and finished look. The products are multipurpose and can be used in so many ways because there are no harsh ingredients.

Q: Does the range cater for makeup wearers that love to be on trend?

Yes, absolutely, jane iredale develops two new collections every year and always has the most beautiful colours and products to keep up with the latest looks and trends. Re-creating high fashion looks from the run-way is so easy with this brand. You can mix any product together to create any desired shade.  

Thanks again to everyone that took the time to join us; we can’t wait to do it again. Take a look at some of the moments we captured during our show on our Facebook page.