Unlocking the Mist-ery of jane iredale hydration sprays…

Facial mists are increasingly becoming a travel and makeup bag essential, as they should be – they’re the perfect refresher post gym or during a long flight! We take out the guesswork and explain what makes jane iredale’s range of facial mists special and how to use them correctly.

We often get asked about how our products suit different skin types, so we’re sharing a quick lesson in hydration sprays and debunking the myth that these refreshing beauties are only for summer!

Who can use a Hydration Spray?

As the name suggests, hydration sprays are fantastic for hydrating the skin, which makes them perfect for those with dry or sensitive skin. However, they are suitable for all skin types and with so many different applications there’s a spray to suit all skin needs. If you have dry skin, you can try applying a quick spritz of our hydrating sprays on top of your moisturiser for an extra boost. Keep one in your handbag and apply during the day to deliver a boost of key ingredients and essential oils anywhere, anytime. You can also use our sprays to set minerals and freshen up your makeup throughout the day.

jane iredale has a range of hydration sprays to suit all skin types and we explain how to choose the right one for your skin…

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Our POMMISST Hydration Spray is a facial spritz with the added benefit of pomegranate extract, which is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector that calms, soothes and aids in hydration – not to mention it also smells divine! Apply a spritz or two of POMMISST to set your mineral base. POMMISST hydrates, conditions and protects all skin types.

Key ingredients include:

▪   Pomegranate Extract.

▪   White Tea Leaf Extract.

▪   Rosemary Leaf Extract.

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jane iredale D2O Hydration Spray is a facial mist that helps to hydrate and plump the skin cells. It has antiseptic properties, provides hydration, and also works to calm and soothe the delicate skin of your face. The key ingredients in D2O help to protect your skin and this spritz is great for normal to dry skin types.

Key ingredients include:

▪   Ylang Ylang Flower Extract and Essential Oil.

▪   Chamomile Flower Extract.

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Balance Hydration Spray is formulated specifically to help balance the skin’s pH and oil production. It incorporates key ingredients like orange essential oil, orange peel extract, grapefruit peel extract, and algae extract, which works to calm and nourish the skin. Balance is perfect for those with normal to oily skin types.

Key ingredients in Balance include:

▪   Orange Essential Oil and Orange Peel Extract.

▪   Grapefruit Peel Extract.

▪   Green Tea Leaf Extract.

How to use Hydration Sprays:

  • Lightly mist your face from about an arm’s length away.
  • Use to set minerals and help to conceal pores and fine lines.
  • Use to moisturise oily skin; for dehydrated skin, use after moisturiser and after makeup.
  • Spritz the face whenever the skin feels dry or when exposed to drying atmosphere, such as when flying.
  • Spritz your Hydration Spray throughout the day as a pick-me-up and to keep your makeup looking fresh.

If you’re feeling creative you could also try these unconventional uses!

  • Use Hydration Spray to remove makeup – this is a handy way to remove pesky fallout from eye shadow or any smudges that may pop up.
  • Spritz in the air to keep things smelling fresh, without any nasty chemicals.
  • Mist in your hair to control static.
  • Refrigerate your Hydration Spray in the summer for a hydrating and cooling experience!
  • Spray on makeup brushes to intensify eye shadows and use them as eyeliners.

jane iredale’s top makeup tips for glasses wearing glamours

Glasses have fast become a must-have accessory – gone are the days of geeky stereotypes – but for many of us, wearing glasses extends far beyond our desire to make a fashion statement and is an essential part of our daily life!

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Wearing glasses can dramatically change your appearance, and with so many shapes, colours and styles available we invest a lot of time in selecting the pair that suits our personal style, and of course our face, but what do we do about our makeup?

For those who are new to wearing glasses, you may find that your usual tricks may not be working as they used to – adjusting your makeup routine to suit your specs can be daunting for newbies and regulars alike so we’ve put together five simple tips to ensure that you’re able to accentuate your eyes and shine from behind those frames!

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1. Lighten up

Glasses can unfortunately cast a shadow underneath the eyes, especially those styles that have a thicker frame. To avoid eyes looking dark through your lenses, keep your favourite concealer handy and dab on when you feel that your eyes could use a freshen up. Our ACTIVE LIGHT® UNDER-EYE CONCEALER is perfect for this! With an easy brush designed to fit into the recesses around the eyes and nose, ACTIVE LIGHT® helps disguise those dark areas under the eyes. This miracle concealer also doubles as a face highlighter and is perfect for when you’re on-the-go, making it your new BFF.

2. Focus on lashes

Glasses lenses tend to accentuate what lies behind them and the simplest way to highlight those peepers is by applying mascara. Curling lashes first can help make eyes appear more open, and is also a handy hint for those with long, straight lashes to stop them from hitting the glass. When it comes to glasses and your lashes, length isn’t always best; to avoid your lashes hitting the inside of your lenses opt for mascara that adds colour only, not length. Our PURELASH® MASCARA, comes in Black Onyx and Agate Brown, and is formulated to condition your lashes with a blend of seaweed lipids. This mascara is resistant to smearing and flaking and is the perfect choice for sensitive eyes.

For extra volume we recommend a coat of our PURELASH® LASH EXTENDER & CONDITIONER under your mascara and again before bed to help treat and strengthen your lashes naturally.

3. Stay neutral.

If you wear bold frames, you’ll want to avoid clashing your eye shadow with your glasses, especially if you choose to wear a bold or brightly coloured pair. To be safe, wear neutral and natural shades on your eyelids as these lighter colours have the added benefit of making your eyes appear lighter. Try our PUREPRESSED® EYE SHADOWS in dreamy pink or supernova.

If you must go bold, try accentuating your eyes with dramatic eyeliner instead! Our soft and creamy JELLY JAR™ GEL EYELINER can help you achieve a precise line or smudgy look, and will help define your eyes behind your lenses. We love the new Espresso shade as it adds dimension without being as heavy as a traditional black liner. Think grey brown and perfectly suited for blondes. Read more about perfecting your eyeliner on one of earlier blog posts, jane iredale eyeliner tutorial.

4. Define your brows.

Just as your glasses frame your eyes, your eyebrows are a frame for your glasses and defining them can help to draw attention to your eyes, especially for those who wear glasses with smaller frames. Use our BITTY BROW KIT® to perfect your brows, anywhere, anytime – perfect if you’re one of those people who puts on their glasses half way through the day. This compact brow kit includes a water resistant brow wax and brow powder to help keep eyebrow hairs in place and perfectly shaded.

5. When in doubt, perfect on your pout.

A bold lip is a simple way to add glamour to any look (glasses or no glasses), and is an ideal way to draw attention away from your spectacles if you’re self conscious or just want to mix up the focal point of your face. If you love a gloss, our PUREGLOSS™ LIP GLOSS will soothe and hydrate lips, whilst adding a pretty pop of colour. To add dimension, try filling in lips with one of our liners and follow with a gloss. If lipstick is more for you, our PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK is vibrant and nourishing and will take you from day to night in a flash – we’re loving a bold red, Margi or Anette for Autumn.

Remember that the general rule still applies here – play up eyes or lips, not both!

 

 

 

 

jane iredale eyeliner tutorial

Whether you’re an eyeliner rookie or a winged-tip-wearing-goddess, we all know that a simple liner can dress up your eyes in the most flattering way, if done right.

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Considering we spend so much time ensuring our clothing and hair style suits our body shape and face, it’s surprising how many women don’t realise that eyeliner placement can make all the difference to your eye shape and over all makeup look.

After all, eyes are the windows to the soul and should always look beautifully presented. Read on for tips and techniques for lining your eyes to suit your eye shape.

Before we get started, let’s recap on eye care. The skin around our eyes is incredibly soft and delicate, and therefore vulnerable to lines and ageing from the elements, stress and the harsh application of make up. We have some tips to help you make your eyes appear naturally radiant without much effort…

Get enough sleep!

We are told time and time again that sleep is the secret to weight loss, to increased energy levels and to help combat bad moods. So it’s no surprise that sleep is also the answer to bright eyes! A good nights rest will make sure you don’t wake up looking drawn out or have pink puffy eyes in the morning. If you aren’t getting enough sleep and spending way too much time behind a computer or phone screen, invest in some healthy eye drops to nourish those eye balls and make them sparkle.

Drink, drink and drink some more…water that is!

Rather than go by the traditional eight cups a day, make sure you always drink a glass first thing in the morning, and add a dash of lemon too.  Have a drink bottle with you throughout the day so that you can guzzle down easily. A few litres a day will keep you alert and ensure that your eyes don’t droop from tiredness or dry out.

Treat your eyes like tissue paper

Eye makeup can be tough to remove but scrubbing the skin around your eyes will only tear and stretch the delicate fibres of your skin which will accelerate the ageing of your eye area. Not all Make-up removers are made equal, cheaper brands can often contain ingredients that dry out the skin and cause more damage than good. If you haven’t already heard how fabulous our makeup remover is, let me introduce you, the jane iredale BOTANICAL MAKEUP REMOVER is free from chemicals and is ultra hydrating, effective on the toughest makeup (think jane iredale Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner – boy is it long-wearing), it’s vegan and gluten free! Yes every girl should own a bottle of this!

So, how do you determine your eye shape and the right eyeliner for you? Let’s start our eye shape & liner lesson ladies…

Round Eyes

Round eyes are, well round ;-) large and wide with white visible above or below the iris. They may seem unbalanced because eyelids appear much larger than the brow bone area. They can also be referred to as ‘prominent eyes’.

TIP: To elongate round eyes to a more oval shape, line all the way around the eye, including the inner corner. The line should be thickest at the outside corner and slightly lifted.

Deep-Set Eyes

Deep-set eyes sit deep into the eye socket and create a prominent brow line.

TIP: Apply eyeliner to the outer 1/3 of the upper lid, winging the line at the outer corner and lifting towards the brow. Next, line the outer 2/3 of the lower lid, leaving the line thicker at the outside edge. Blend. In some cases, it can be best to leave the eyeliner off altogether.

Close-Set Eyes

If the area between the eyes and the bridge of the nose is narrow, then you have close-set eyes.

TIP: Line the outer 1/3 of the upper and lower lid with complementing eyeliner and place highlighter between the brows and blend.

Wide-Set Eyes

The complete opposite of close-set eyes, if the area between the eyes and the bridge of the nose appears visually far apart, you have wide-set eyes.

TIP: Use eyeliner around the entire eye. Lining both upper and lower lids.

Hooded Eyes

Hooded eyes have a small fold of skin that droops over the crease line making the eyelid appear smaller. This usually appears when we age but you can also be born with hooded eyes. The good news is that the smoky eye suits you best. When applying eyeliner, lift the liner upwards at the outer corner and keep the lower lash line almost bare. A taupe or neutral dry eyeshadow using a small Detail Brush is best for this area. Creates a shadow and softly frames the lash line.

If you aren’t very confident applying eyeliner, especially to the top lash line, try drawing small dots along the length of your lash line and connecting them to achieve a professional look, easy to do with our Liquid Liner. And remember your eyes are delicate and cannot be replaced! Take a closer look at the products you are using and opt for hypoallergenic, clinically tested and stay clear of synthetic preservatives and other nasties. The jane iredale range of liners won’t disappoint with real staying power and designed for even the most sensitive eyes. Buttery soft eye pencils, sensitivity-tested liquid liners, soft smoky mystikol liners and water-resistant gel liners; you’ll find your perfect eyeliner in our gorgeous range!

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Perfecting work-appropriate makeup is easy with our handy ‘how-to’

Jennifer Garner - Casual Work Look

We know that when it comes to work appropriate makeup, no two offices are the same and your chosen profession will ultimately determine the style of makeup you choose for work. For those of us who work in a more relaxed and casual environment, you’re probably more daring with your colour choices and can be more adventurous with your look. However, for people working in a more corporate office, your makeup will generally take a more subtle, understated natural look.

Regardless, your makeup should always reflect your personality and help you feel confident to take on the day ahead.  Most importantly, with most of us clocking 8 hours plus, you want to trust your products to be long-wearing and smudge proof.

We chat to our resident makeup expert Martina to find out some simple tips for a wearable makeup look that’ll take you from desk to dinner without much fuss!

TIP 1 – PRIMER

Use a primer to prep your skin and to ensure that your foundation goes on easily and lasts all day! Try our SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER to get more out of your base and to help smooth, brighten and nourish your skin.

TIP 2 – FOUNDATION

Even your complexion with a highly pigmented foundation. Your makeup should look natural and not overdone or cakey, so products with a light to medium coverage work well for the office. With a range of foundation option in the jane iredale range, there really is one for everyone, no matter what skin type or area of concern you may have. The minerals in our products work beautifully with light, so skin looks radiant and luminous, while our GLOW TIME® FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM evens skin tone, minimises pores and disguises fine lines and wrinkles as well as providing an SPF 25. You will absolutely love the velvety finish. Think fresh, dewy skin!

TIP 3 CONCEALER

We suggest applying concealer after foundation to any areas that need a little extra attention, such as dark under eye circles or redness from blemishes. ACTIVE LIGHT® UNDER-EYE CONCEALER will help hide imperfections and double as a highlighter as it deflects light to create a soft focus finish on the skin.

TIP 4 BRONZER

Adding bronzer is completely fine, but remember, less is more! Choose a neutral shade with a matte finish and apply to the areas of the face that the sun would naturally hit. jane iredale SO-BRONZE® in number 1 is a classic terracotta shade that will flatter most skin undertones and add a blend-able bronze shade to your complexion giving you a look of radiance.

TIP 5 Cheeks

Use a cream blush as an alternative to a powder blush. Using a cream blush will add a hydrated look to your cheeks, creating a light from within glow without a powdery finish. Try jane iredale’s IN TOUCH® HIGHLIGHTER in Comfort for a soft peach flush.

TIP 6 Eyes

Choose a focus feature and stick to it – it’s either eyes or lips, not both! You may wish to keep things simple and choose one shadow and apply to the eyes as a colour wash making it the main focus of your makeup. The key is to keep it sheer and choose colours which are light to medium in depth that reveal a slight sheen, not a high frost!  jane iredale’s single PUREPRESSED® EYE SHADOWS in shades such as Allure, Rose Gold and Dreamy Pink are flattering shades that add just the right amount of colour to define your peepers. Alternatively, you could make a simple liquid liner the hero of your look. jane iredale’s JELLY JAR™ GEL EYELINER is available in several shades, from traditional stand out black, to a soft grey brown with a subtle gold shimmer, and application is a breeze using the ANGLED EYE LINER BRUSH! You can achieve the perfect flick every time.

TIP 7 LASHES

Avoid clumpy looking lashes and choose a mascara that focuses on defining, separating and lengthening as well as adding a little extra volume. jane iredale PURE LASH LENGTHENING MASCARA promises all of this and is designed to make lashes look longer, naturally.

TIP 8 LIPS

If you do choose to play up your eyes, try to keep lips soft by using a paler or neutral colour. A coloured gloss is also a great choice. The PUREGLOSS™ LIP GLOSS will quench and nourish, as well as provide a stain of colour and a glass like finish to the lips. Try Nectar for a natural universal shade that suits everyone and looks great worn alone or over the top of any lipstick colour! Or our top selling gloss, Iced Mocha, a frosted bronze pink shade.

On the flip side, a brighter or bolder lip colour means that you can keep everything else simple. Reds are great power colours and appropriate in a corporate environment. Try Margi Lip Stick or Red Currant Lip Gloss. We also love LIP FIXATION® in Passion; you needn’t worry about touching up because this product will last all day and continue to stay put right through after work drinks are done. jane iredale Lip Fixation colours range from soft nudes to brighter corals and pinks so you’re sure to find a shade you love!

Mastering your makeup for work doesn’t have to be difficult and these quick tips mean that you won’t have to sacrifice sleep for the sake of a flawless face – we know that the temptation of snoozing for an extra 15 minutes can often override your mirror time in the morning. By following these simple makeup tips and arming yourself with the right makeup for the job, you can be sure that you’ll be ready to face whatever the day throws at you, looking gorgeous and radiant while you’re at it!

Jennifer Garner - Corporate

 

Put your best hand forward

Put your best hand forward

jane iredale’s top tips in hand care

In an ideal world, a weekly trip to your local manicurist would be heaven for your hands, but we know for most of us that is not an option. So what changes could you make to extend the youthfulness of your hands? And why should we all be paying a little more attention to the condition of our hands daily?

Your hands, being one of the most used parts of your body, are a tell tale sign of your age. They absolutely need regular nourishment if you desire to keep them in shape and looking youthful for years to come. Taking care of them should be part of your daily skin care routine, the same way you care for the skin on your face and décolletage!

We know our hands are constantly exposed to UV radiation and stripped bare every time we bath them in soap and water, let alone the kitchen sink and laundry. Here are our top tips to help you put your best hand forward.

Moisturise often

The simplest way to keep hands looking lovely is to moisturise, moisturise, moisturise. All day, every day! Simply carry a nourishing hand cream like our new HANDDRINK™ Hand Cream in your bag, wherever you go. Keep one in the car, one next to your kitchen sink and one at your bedside. Healthy hands are hydrated hands and using a treatment based hand cream with luxurious ingredients and SPF can make a huge difference to their overall appearance. jane iredale HandDrink Hand Cream is filled with ingredients that benefit your skin, including Vitamin E and green tea extract, which help to nourish tired skin, replenish moisture that may be lost throughout the day and protect.

Drink more water

Good skin starts from the inside and there’s no exception when it comes to our hands. Hands are often the first place to show signs of dehydration and although using a moisturising hand cream can work wonders topically, it’s also essential to hydrate from within. Try increasing your intake of water each day and your whole body will thank you for it. There’s a reason why we call it HandDrink!

Sunscreen is key

We all know the importance of protecting your skin from the sun’s harmful UV rays but as the summer weather starts to fade, so too does our focus on sun protection and many of us can turn a blind eye to the damaging effects of UV rays, especially when the weather is overcast. We can sometimes forget our hands when it comes to applying sunscreen but it’s important to remember that cooler days can still come with high UV readings, which are responsible for ageing skin and producing unwanted dark spots. Just as you would use a moisturiser with SPF to protect your face, protecting your hands is imperative, and our HandDrink Hand Cream features broad spectrum UV protection to prevent future damage from the sun. It’s also perfect for those fond of manicures that require a UV lamp to dry/set your product – just apply a pea sized amount of the hand cream before heading in

to the salon to lock in moisture and protect your fingers from UV lamps.

Combat age spots

Pigmentation and dark spots on your hands can be hard to avoid but remember age spots don’t have to be forever! Opt for moisturisers that incorporate key ingredients known for their high antioxidant properties as these can help protect against the signs of ageing and work to balance and even skin tone. jane iredale’s HandDrink has a unique formula, which utilises fruit extracts like apple and grapefruit to help even and brighten skin tone, and bitter orange extract, which helps fade those pesky brown spots and increases skin’s luminosity.

File and buff

Shiny, neat nails are just as important as healthy skin, so make sure you are dedicating some time to your fingernails if you choose to go bare. Complete your hand care routine and complement your newfound glowing skin with gorgeously buffed nails. Buffing encourages cell turnover and works to soften ridges, which become more prevalent as we age and the body starts to produce less keratin.

When it comes to your hands a little maintenance and care can go a long way so remember to hydrate, both inside and out, and care for your hands in the same way you would care for your face.

Get results with jane iredale’s HandDrink and indulge your hands in a luxurious sip of hydrating protection anywhere, anytime!

 

Friday the thirteenth… Time to vamp it up with jane iredale!

Friday the 13th may be unlucky for some but we’ve prepared a list of 13 deep and seductive jane iredale shades to darken any makeup mood.

For eyes that leave a lasting impression for all the right reasons try these smokey hues…

Liner friday 13

PUREPRESSED® EYE SHADOWS in Ebony, Shady Lady, Double Espresso or Smoky Grey, all perfect for adding extra drama to any eye look. Or try the Smoke Gets in Your Eyes PurePressed Eye Shadow Kit, easy to travel with and comes complete with a mirror and eye shadow brush for on-the-go glam.

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EYE GLOSS in Brown Silk will leave eyelids looking smooth as silk and add a wash of colour to your dramatic evening look. So simple to apply and crease-free for long lasting wear.

JELLY JAR GEL EYELINER in Espresso is the latest shade in the jane iredale gel eyeliner range. This stunning soft and creamy eyeliner captures the look of kohl eyeliner and features a highly pigmented formula that ensures it stays put.  There’s definitely nothing frightening about this gorgeous shade!

Next, double the trouble by applying both pencil and liquid eyeliner. Start the process with MYSTIKOL in Onyx and finish the look with a gorgeous seamless layer of LIQUID LINER in our classic Black.

Now for lips that are sure to unleash your dark side…

Lips friday 13

Bathe your lips in luscious pigments and nourishing formulas brimming with vitamins, antioxidants and super fruit extracts. Your lips will not only look amazing, but they’ll also taste delicious too.  Start with JUST KISSED LIP PLUMPER in Madrid to give your pout that extra fullness. Cool mint and ginger will have your lips looking and feeling plump, in no time. Katerina is one of our favourite PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK. This stunning shade will help you get that luscious autumn look, that is on trend and part of the Marsala colour craze.  Pair these stunning shades with our Berry LIP PENCIL and finish the look with a layer of the delicious Black Cherry PUREGLOSS™ LIP GLOSS.

Mysteriously, seductive and oh-so captivating… Friday the thirteenth has never looked so sophisticated!

Get Tuula Vintage’s look with jane iredale

Jessica Stein, the beauty behind @tuulavintage, one of our favourite Instagram accounts and travel bloggers, sported this beautiful and natural make-up look recently so we thought we’d recreate the look using our range of jane iredale products.

You can achieve Jessica’s glowing skin by following these simple steps from our resident jane iredale makeup expert Martina Williams.

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Step 1 - Dab a small pea sized amount of SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER onto your forehead, nose, chin and cheeks and massage into skin using the BLENDING BRUSH or fingertips.

Step 2 - Even your complexion by applying DREAM TINT® TINTED MOISTURISER and massage into skin using the BLENDING BRUSH.

Step 3 - Apply a light dusting of PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL POWDER using THE HANDI™ BRUSH for added coverage.

Step 4 - Use SO-BRONZE® 2 bronzing powder to lightly contour and warm up your complexion.

Step 5 - Keep brows in place and add a hint of colour by applying PUREBROW® BROW GEL in Brunette.

Step 6 - Take a small amount of Espresso JELLY JAR GEL EYELINER and apply to the entire eyelid using the CAMOUFLAGE BRUSH. Next, blend colour through the crease of the eye using the CREASE BRUSH creating a soft and blended contour.

Step 7 - Use the crease brush to apply a soft wash of Silence PUREPRESSED® EYE SHADOW to highlight the brow bone.

Step 8 - Apply two coats of LONGEST LASH MASCARA in Espresso to both top and bottom lashes.

Step 9 - Create a soft pink flush to the apples of the cheeks by applying a light dusting of Awake PUREPRESSED® BLUSH using the DOME BRUSH.

Step 10 - Create soft highlights by mixing the two lightest shades of Moonglow QUAD BRONZER and gently buff onto the high planes of the face. Apply to the bridge of the nose, on top of the cheekbones, cupids bow and the chin.

Step 11 - Apply a light coat of Madison PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK to lips using the retractable lip brush and you’re ready to go.

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This gorgeous look is light enough to make it suitable for the office and day-to-day activities, whilst still offering a simple elegance that will have you glowing well into the night.

 

jane iredale’s tips to help you achieve flawless makeup, fast!

We all love to look our best each day and having beautiful skin and makeup can give you a little confidence boost each morning, however, juggling all of life’s activities can often mean that your makeup routine flies out the window. With jane iredale’s range of skin care makeup, achieving a beautiful look doesn’t have to be complicated and you can be ready-to-go with a fresh, bright finish in only two minutes flat. Here’s how…

The mad rush 2-minute makeup

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Only have a couple of minutes to put your face on or only want a quick fresh look before you workout, here’s our guide to fixing your face fast…

Step 1. PRIME

It’s quick to do and will give you a long lasting finish to your foundation, yes priming needs to be part of your daily routine. We recommend SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER; you’ll moisturise and prime your skin in one easy step. Packed with antioxidants your skin is instantly transformed into a conditioned and luminous look. Simply dab half a small pea-size amount of product onto the forehead, nose, chin and cheeks and massage into skin using the Blending Brush or your fingertips.

Step 2. FOUNDATION

Next up, cover and protect with one of our fabulous five mineral foundations, the choice is yours. We recommend a quick application of AMAZING BASE® SPF 20 or PUREPRESSED® BASE SPF 20 for even looking coverage. Use the correct brush and sweep foundation over the entire face, including your ears and neck. You can use your powder as a concealer, if you need extra coverage in problem areas. The flocked sponge works a treat for PurePressed powder and the Deluxe Shader Brush is a great tool to apply Amazing Base Loose Powder in target areas.

Step 3. LASHES

For an instant eye lift and high impact, coat your lashes with Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara. Formulated with triple strength cellulose fibres, this tube adds extra length and thickness, fast! Apply to top lashes and wiggle brush at the roots of the lash, for extra lift and all over colour.

Step 4. CHEEKS & LIPS

Add a flush of colour to your lips and cheeks with one versatile product, our JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN in Forever Peach. With just the right amount of translucent colour, this all-natural stain adjusts to your own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter your skin’s undertone. Apply to the apples of the cheeks using the Foundation Brush or tap onto cheeks using your ring finger, blending both outward and upward towards your ear. Next, pair lips with cheeks by applying this product all over your lips for a beautiful peach-tone pout.

Got 5 minutes?

Express 5min makeup

Take your two minute makeup look to the next level, perfect for the office, a day with your girlfriends or school pick-up. All you’ll need is an extra 3 minutes. Yes, you can look fresh faced in just 5 minutes.

Step 5. BROWS

Groomed brows make such a difference to the overall appearance of your makeup. Frame the eyes by using the BITTY BROW KIT®. Start by applying the transparent wax with the angled brush provided and outline the brow to perfect the shape. Apply the wax in fine strokes, resembling hairs, to the sparse areas in your brows. Next define shape and add extra depth and colour by applying the brow powder. Comb brows upwards and outwards to evenly distribute product and set your brows in shape.

Step 6. EYESHADOW

Using the shimmery copper gold, ‘Tea on The Porch’, in the new GETAWAY EYE SHADOW KIT, apply as a single colour wash over the entire eye lid. You could also try Supernova or Dreamy Pink PurePressed eye shadow. Use the Crease Brush to blend through the natural contour of the eye socket.

Step 7. HIGHLIGHTING

To give your complexion the makeup artistry finish, use our famous QUAD BRONZER. It’ll create a soft sheen and give your skin an instantly healthy glow. Moonglow contains four universal neutral golden shades, that can be used individually as eye shadows, lip colour or blush; alternatively, you can mix the four shades together as an all over bronzer using the White Fan Brush. For a quick application, when you only have five minutes for your entire face, we recommend using the Dome Brush and mixing the two lightest shades for highlighting.  Apply to the high planes of the face –  lightly on each side of the forehead, on top of  the cheek bones, down bridge of the nose, above the cupids bow and a little on the chin. Be sure to work brush around in light circular motions on your face so that the product is evenly blended. Fresh dewy skin is now yours!

10 MINUTES

Express 10min makeup

To ramp up your five minute makeup look, you simply need to spend some extra time on your eyes. Here’s how you can take your basic eye makeup look to the next level…

Step 8. EYES

Add a darker shade to your colour wash (step 6), the ‘Starry Night’ eye shadow shade from the limited edition Getaway Eye shadow kit, is an intense matte black with a very fine jet milled gold sparkle, perfect for creating a more intense look to your shadow.  Apply it to the outer corner eye lid, sweep colour through the crease keeping colour on the outer edge of the eye. Don’t forget to add some depth to your lower lash line. Use the Mini Dome Brush and your darker shadow, reach up under the lower lashes and run brush along the lash line to create a diffused smokey eye liner effect.

Step 9. EYELINER

Define your eyes and add depth to your lashes using the Angle Eyeliner Brush with the JELLY JAR™ GEL EYELINER in Espresso. Apply a thin line along the top lash line, this gorgeous shimmery grey brown gel liner is smudgeable and stays-put. Yes you can work out with liner on ladies!

Step 10. LIPS

Add shine to your lips with a coat of Bellini or Nectar PUREGLOSS™ LIP GLOSS, these shades compliment Forever Peach Lip and Cheek Stain without compromising the colour. The look, a natural peachy nude finish.

Step 11. SPRITZER

Finish with a spritz of HYDRATION SPRAY. Set your minerals and to give your skin a dose of healthy, anti-aging botanicals and antioxidants.

jane iredale launches our new exciting Country Weekend Collection

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We recently launched Country Weekend Collection, the latest products to join the jane iredale range. To celebrate the launch of this stunning new collection we held an intimate blogger event with some of our fave beauty and lifestyle bloggers in Melbourne. During the evening we also unveiled our new, exciting HandDrink Hand Cream, the first hand product to be released in the jane iredale range.

The evening was a great opportunity for some of Australia’s top beauty bloggers including the stunning Oz Beauty Expert, Bonnie Gillies, to learn more about jane iredale and experience some of the latest products from the range.

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International jane iredale makeup artist, Julia Kur, used the new products during a live makeup demonstration and explained the features and benefits along with covering the latest trends this season.

For 2015, the Country Weekend Collection and HandDrink Hand Cream are the first of an exciting line up of new products planned to launch throughout the year.

The Country Weekend Collection includes:

  • Limited Edition Getaway Eye Shadow Kit
  • Espresso Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner
  • Forever Peach Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain

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We love the Country Weekend Collection for its subtle shades that help you set a sophisticated makeup tone that can take you through from day to night.

Make your eyes mesmerising with hues inspired by tranquil countryside landscapes; choose lighter shades for daytime, and deepen them for evening events.

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The Limited Edition Getaway Eye Shadow Kit offers five enchanting PurePressed® Eye Shadow shades, sized to fit recommended application – with a generous base shade, and perfectly sized detail shades so you can perfect the look suitable for your occasion.

Enhance your eyes with the shimmery Espresso Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner, a brown-grey shade, which glides on smoothly for a defined or smudgeable line that stays just where you want it. We recommend the Angle Eyeliner Brush for precise application on the lash line.

For lovers of our famous Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain, we are excited to announce a new shade, Forever Peach; offering a peachy, orange/pinky hue, which looks like it was individually created for each wearer. The non-drying, long-lasting, all-natural stain adjusts to an individual’s own chemistry for an irresistible peach shade that will flatter each skin type’s unique undertone and enhance natural colouring. Add to your cheeks and lips for a bit of peachy fun!

And our go-to hand product is our all-new HandDrink Hand Cream - a favourite thanks to its incredible SPF protection, which guards hands from UVA and UVB! Infused with active ingredients and antioxidants, jane iredale HandDrink helps protect, moisturise and replenish tired hands. Green Tea and Blackberry Extracts offer nourishment and antioxidant protection, and fruit extracts, such as apple, bitter orange and grapefruit, work to condition the skin whilst brightening and evening skin tone.

The unique formula incorporates ingredients high in vitamin E, and green tea extracts to create a luxurious moisturiser suitable for even sensitive skin types. Vitamin E has been found to increase the effect of sunscreens, whilst green tea is said to have a myriad of health benefits; both of these key elements enhance the SPF properties of HandDrink, making it an ideal protective barrier for those fond of a gel manicure, which exposes hands to UV light.

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Thanks again to everyone that took part in the event! To view the event images visit us on Facebook.

 

jane iredale redefines the limits of traditional make up…

There are several rules of makeup that should never be broken, like sleeping with your makeup on, exercising with a full face of makeup or expecting your skin to be protected while swimming. If you’re anything like most women, you probably can’t think of anything worse than having to front up to your morning yoga class bare-faced.

However, with jane iredale, you can feel at ease when exercising, sleeping and even protecting your skin with makeup while swimming. Our products are made from the highest quality ingredients and most current technologies available. Essentially, you can look good while you’re on the journey to feeling good.

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Every jane iredale product consciously includes pharmaceutical grade vitamins and antioxidants, pure minerals and luxurious botanicals because we know how good they are for the skin, and how your makeup significantly contributes to overall health of your skin. That is why we are known as The Skin Care Makeup!

jane iredale foundations are unique, forming a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Laboratory tests confirm that all of our products are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not block pores, so you can confidently wear jane iredale mineral make up when exercising. And, let’s face it, with the amount of mirrors in gyms and the likelihood of bumping into someone you know, it’s something you can now take full advantage of. Not to mention the added benefit of heading to the gym straight after work without the worry of having to clean your face before your workout.

Our minerals bind together upon application and resist running, creasing and smearing, yet they can be easily removed with a cleanser or our special micro-fiber Magic Mitt, which only requires water for an effective daily facial cleanse. So when you are done with your active day, makeup and all, simply cleanse and moisturise before you hit the sack.

We are also proudly allergy tested, stability tested, clinically tested and dermatologist tested to ensure that our products only contain ingredients that support the health of your skin, we do not include any nasties that contribute to skin sensitivities and reactions. We even conduct tests on our products that are not required as a cosmetic manufacturer, but we do this to ensure that we are offering you the highest quality product line possible.

The nature of high quality minerals is to interact with light. This is what gives the soft-focus finish to your skin. jane iredale includes a variety of foundations that provide a range of finishes from sheer to full, from luminescent to velvety. Mineral ingredients found in our range include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which help to soothe and calm sensitive skin. Zinc oxide is also anti-microbial. Our products are also free from parabens and FD&C dyes, and we never test on animals.

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If you’re into exercising outdoors, jane iredale products also offer broad-spectrum UVA/UVB protection (up to SPF 30), are anti-inflammatory (helps calm and soothe), water resistant, and our concentrated pigment provides excellent coverage for skin conditions like acne and rosacea. The Glow Time BB Cream is great for runners and swimmers alike. If you prefer a lighter coverage, the Dream Tint CC Cream SPF 15 does the trick, finished with a dusting of either Pressed or Loose Powder. jane iredale’s tried and tested makeup is made to last. No creasing, smearing, or “sweating away”, even during strenuous exercise.

Although jane iredale’s mineral makeup line has been around for over 20 years, since its inception, it’s been a popular choice with industry experts including plastic surgeons, dermatologists, and aesthetic nurses due to the superior ingredients and high performance of the range.

So, for those of you who still haven’t tried jane iredale products, now’s the time to test out the highly-sophisticated blend of minerals and pigments; our makeup line is long lasting and rarely requires a touch-up during the day. Win win if you ask us!

Who can resist a makeup that you can trust from work to workout?