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.

Get the look: jane iredale launches NEW City Nights Collection

We are so excited to introduce to you jane iredale’s latest and greatest – the City Nights Collection® – just in time for the Spring/Summer party season.

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According to Jane, City Nights is “a collection that speaks to the sophisticate in all of us, and is just perfect for a night on the town!”

City Nights will have you looking stylish for the warmer evenings and features a range of glam products:

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Limited Edition Celebrate PurePressed Eye Shadow Trio (Mist, Toast and Port)
A deep violet Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner (Purple) and a shimmery olive green Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner®  (Green). A deep mahogany rose PureMoist Lipstick® shade (Katerina) and a beautiful pink plum shimmer PureGloss Lip Gloss® (Kir Royale)

We share some tips on how you can use the products to create a gorgeous smoldering eye and lip look… perfect for a night on the town!

City-Nights-CYL-BlogFor the face:

Start by evenly applying Smooth Affair Facial Brightener and Primer®, followed by a layer of Liquid Minerals Foundation®. Now you have a fresh and flawless base to achieve the look.

Smoldering eyes:

City Nights - eyesEyes are a key focus and you will need to apply Mist PurePressed Eye Shadow all over the lid and lash line all the way to the brow bone using the Deluxe Shader Brush. Then take the Crease Brush and apply Port PurePressed Eye Shadow from outside corner of the eye up to the crease.

Again, using the Crease Brush, apply Bronze 24-Karat Gold Dust® to the center of the eyelid.

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Using the Angle Eyeliner Brush, apply Brown Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner® to top lashes only.

With the Smudge Brush, smudge Port PurePressed Eye Shadow along the bottom lashes.

To complete the dramatic look apply, PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner® to the upper and lower lashes followed by Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara®

And the cheeks:

Apply some Copperwind PurePressed Blush® to the cheeks with the White Fan Brush for a subtle splash of colour.

To finish, the lips:

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Line and lightly fill lips with Lip Pencil in Sienna. Finish with an application of PureMoist Lipstick®in Katerina.

We know you are going to fall in love with the beautiful new range of colours in the City Nights Collection; there really is something for everyone.

Make sure you share your #citynights inspired look with us on Instagram @janeiredale_australia.

How To: Transform your makeup look from day to night

We know keeping your makeup looking fresh and appropriate from day to night can be challenging. Luckily, jane iredale has a number of versatile handbag-friendly products that can make the transition from work to dinner and drinks effortless.

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Day face

A day look naturally features a glowing skin; you can achieve this by applying Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener to give your complexion a radiant lift for your day.

Complement this with a gorgeous and even, matte-looking skin. We recommend using a medium coverage foundation such as PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, applying it with a brush for medium coverage or a flocked sponge for fuller coverage. Finish off your look with glimmering golden eyes by applying a touch of PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple in shade Golden Girl.

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Dinner date

After a full day’s work simply refresh your face with a light dusting of PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation. If you are feeling dry, spritz your skin with one of jane iredale’s Hydration Sprays.

For a more obvious transformation apply jane iredale’s Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner along your lash line for a sleek and sophisticated look. Finish off with a statement lip colour; try Margi from the PureMoist Lipstick range.

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Drinks with friends

And now for the final transition from dinner to drinks, here we suggest emphasizing your peepers with a golden smoldering smokey eye look.

Using the darker shade in the Golden Girl Eye Shadow trio, apply all over the lid fading out towards the brow to create a sexy bronze evening eye makeup. Pay attention to the lower lash line and be sure to blend well.

This smoldering look will see you conquer 24 hours of beautiful makeup with only a few makeup essentials – We all love that!

Photography DANIELLE CHAU | Model Kheone, Scene Model Management | Makeup & Hair Julia Kur

CONTOURING AND HIGHLIGHTING LIKE A PRO

Highlighting and contouring are fundamental make up techniques, designed to achieve balance and symmetry.

There are several techniques and products that can be used to highlight and contour the face.

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Jacqui Hollins, jane iredale beauty expert says: “highlighting and contouring is all about adding balance and symmetry to the face.

“When done correctly, nothing matches the positive effect it has on the face and the benefit of knowing how to highlight and contour means you transform, enhance and highlight your best features.”

A very important part of this advanced makeup technique is to ensure that products are well blended so that there are no lines and is close to the natural skin tone, thus creating a subtle and natural finish.

We’ve pulled together a list of some of our main tips to consider when attempting to highlight and contour:

1. Highlighting is used to emphasise and bring areas forward; products should be 2-3 shades lighter than your skin tone.

2. Areas of the face that can be highlighted include: Centre of the forehead, bridge of the nose, inner corner of the eyes, brow bone, top of your cheekbone, upper apple of the cheek, centre of the cupids Bow, centre of the bottom lip and centre of the upper lip.

3. Stock up on these jane iredale products for flawless highlighting:

4. Contouring shades mimic shadows and create depth with shades 3-4 times darker than your natural skin tone. Always ensure product is well blended to avoid any lines. We prefer products that have a slightly more matte finish too.

5. Areas of the face to contour are: Around the hairline, socket of the eye, under the cheekbones, sides of the nose; bottom of the nose, jawline and under the chin

Lastly, Jacqui advises: “to keep contouring to a minimum, use a combination of two foundation shades only a shade or so difference and apply the darker shade on the outer edges of the face and concentrate the lighter colour on the inside focusing on the aesthetic triangle. Using emollient or dewy textures will give the face a fresh, dewy and more youthful appearance.”

To learn more about contouring and highlighting we suggest following some of our favourite beauty bloggers including Chloe Morello, Ruby Golani and Lauren Curtis.

jane iredale Presents this Season’s Makeup Must-haves

Spring has finally sprung and to celebrate the arrival of this wonderful season we have compiled some of the hottest trends to get you ready to rock the warmer months.

With the warmer weather and increased social activities, Spring is the perfect time to celebrate your fun side, with bold shades, defined liner and brighter skin. Here we have some makeup looks to share to ensure you’re living in full bloom this Spring…


Cate Blanchett SPRING

A copper smoky eye is definitely on-trend; this is easy to achieve with jane iredale’s ‘Golden Girl’ PurePressed® Eye Shadow Trio, which includes three shimmery golden tones in a light, medium and dark shade.

For a dramatic eye, begin with the darkest colour; apply it in a sideways V using our Eye Contour Brush. Next, highlight above the Iris with the medium shade. Finish by highlighting the brow bone with the lightest shade. Now blend well with a clean brush.

Cara Delevingne BRONZE EYE

Whether you like your lines smudgy or clean, beautifully defined eyes are hot this season. Our inky Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners are super soft and creamy, packed with rich colour and they glide on beautifully for long lasting wear. They come in either a black or a shimmery brown and soon a few more fun shades. To take your golden smoky eye to new heights, trace very close to the upper lash line using the Angle Liner/Brow Brush and Black Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner.

Work from the outer corner, about 3/4 of the way in. Get it right into the lash line. Then reverse direction and thicken the line, winging it as you go out. How you do it is entirely up to you: you can keep it fairly thin, or cover most of the lid if you like. You can flick your cat eye way up for that classic ‘Mad Men’ look, or simply angle it pretty much straight out to the side, just a little bit past your outer corner for a more subtle look.

For the lips, apparently orange is not only the new black, but also the new red. Bright orange lips are everywhere! Our PureMoist® Lipsticks include nourishing natural oils to make your pout look and feel incredible, think delicious lip treatment. First, line your lips with the jane iredale Peach Lip Definer and then generously apply Liz PureMoist Lipstick on top. For something a little exotic, try our vibrant coral Lip Fixation shade Craze.

Joanna Hough ORANGE lips

A flawless, glowing skin has its place no matter what time of year. We recommend our Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener to increase luminosity and a light layer of Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, which covers blemishes, minimises pores, disguises wrinkles, whilst smoothing out and protecting your skin with an SFP 25.

We hope you enjoy re-creating these looks. Remember to tag us on instagram #janeiredale or @janeiredale_australia and show off!