How to: jane iredale’s GreatShape Eyebrow Kit Application

We all know great brows are essential to any makeup look, and the ‘wow’ brow trend is definitely here to stay! The purpose of a beautifully groomed brow is to frame your face and complement your bone structure.  Our top tip, follow the natural shape of your brows.

The NEW GreatShape Eyebrow Kit will help you to master the natural brow look in three easy to follow steps, here’s how:

Before you get started, pluck away any strays to neaten up your brow line, just don’t go over board – keep them looking natural!

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STEP 1:

Comb your brow hair into shape using the mini spoolie end of the brush from the brow kit. Next, apply the nourishing botanical brow wax gently along your eyebrow in strokes to mimic the direction of your brow hair using the slanted mini brush provided in the kit.

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STEP 2:

Wipe your brush clean on a tissue, and then apply the water resistant pigmented powder (depending on your natural colour) to the brows. This will add colour and depth. The powder adheres to the wax creating a beautiful soft finish. First, outline the brows using light brush strokes and continue until the brow is shaped. Next fill the inside of your brow, making it darker with the residue left on the brush.

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STEP 3:

Finish by gently brushing the brows with the mini spoolie brush included in the kit. Voila! The perfect brow!

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Your brows are now set for the day ahead! 

Check out our Makeup Application video to see this beauty in action! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmdHctQ844o

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“See for yourself just how naturally beautiful your skin can be. Go ahead and show yourself – you’re a natural!” – Jane Iredale.

We love the natural looking makeup online and in every glossy magazine we pick up. We hope it’s here to stay! After all jane iredale fits this trend like a glove. We have always been about flawless and healthy looking skin. Bringing out your best features and enhancing your natural beauty has been our goal since the beginning.

This ‘no makeup makeup look’ is extremely versatile, it is designed to highlight your own uniqueness which is why we’re so excited about our latest collection launch – Skin Is In!

Treat yourself to a beautiful, radiant matte look with a neutral swirl of Flawless PurePressed Blush, a sheer sweep of lusciously creamy White Tea PureGloss Lip Gloss, it looks like honey; and play with endless combinations of five milky-soft, earthy shades from the Limited edition Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit. And to finish, create soft but perfect brows with our new GreatShape Eyebrow Kit.

This collection gives you the ultimate wearable look that is beautifully nude, but not naked.

Why you’ll love: The GreatShape EyeBrow Kit

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  • Available in Blonde or Brunette
  • Travel-size rose gold slim mirrored compact
  • Shapes brows with a rich wax formula
  • Defines brows with natural-looking, water-resistant pigment brow powder
  • Dual-ended applicator

Why you’ll love: The LIMITED EDITION Naturally Matte Eye Shadow Kit

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  • Soft matte shades suit every complexion
  • Shadows blend easily and are long lasting
  • Highly pigmented

5 gorgeous shades:

-       Buttercream – matte creamy neutral

-       Hush – sheer shimmer pink

-       Slate Brown – matte grey brown

-       Eggplant – matte rose brown

-       Fudge – matte deep chocolate.

 

Why you’ll love: The White Tea PureGloss Lip Gloss

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  • A creamy golden caramel shade
  • Nourishes and protects the lips
  • Irresistibly sheer and shiny
  • New ergonomic applicator wand
  • Flavoured with Blackberry and Pomegranate extracts

 Why you’ll love: The new Flawless PurePressed Blush

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  • Soft wash of peachy pink brown
  • Adds subtle glow
  • Non-comodegenic
  • Multi-purpose – use it on your lips and eyes
  • Beautiful new packaging with a built in mirror.

 

How to wear it: Pantone Colour of the Year.

For the first time, the 2016 Pantone Colour of the year is a gorgeous blend of two colours; Rose Quartz and Serenity.

“Joined together, Rose Quartz and Serenity demonstrate an inherent balance between a warmer embracing rose tone and the cooler tranquil blue, reflecting connection and wellness as well as a soothing sense of order and peace” – Leatrice Eiseman, Executive Director Pantone Colour Institute.

The two stunning shades work well for most skin tones, used individually or combined, and to celebrate we’re sharing our top picks to make the Pantone look effortlessly wearable!

Rose Quartz picks we love, for a warm and embracing rose tone.

In Touch Highlighter in Complete: This creamy lightweight highlighter will add a soft glow to any look. Illuminate your skin with a highlighter that creates a natural-looking radiance, with the added bonus of light-diffusing, soft focus properties. For the best effect, glide across the top of your cheekbones, brow bones and the bridge of your nose.

PureMoist Lipstick in Chloe: Is there anything more feminine than a pink lip? We don’t think so! This Lipstick will dress your lips in long lasting colour and the combination of orange peel wax, avocado and sunflower seed oils will work to moisturise and soothe your lips.

Quad Bronzer in Rose Dawn: This bronzer is a multi-purpose, brilliant addition to any makeup bag. Use it on your cheeks, eyes and lips, or as an all-over bronzer and highlighter. Mix and match the cool pink and bronze shades for a desirable all over radiance!

Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow in Pink Silk: This glamourous Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow has exceptional staying power, is quick drying and water resistant. Add to the inner corner of your eyes as a highlighter to make your eyes pop with pretty pink! Eye Sheres can be used alone as a liquid eye shadow or it can be worn underneath your powder eye shadow. It will act as a primer prolonging the wear of your eye shadow.

Serenity, for a hint of cool and tranquil blue.

Silver Lining PurePressed Eyeshadow Trio: Embrace your inner ice-queen and make sure that all eyes are on you with our Silver Lining PurePressed Eyeshadow Trio! Our PurePressed Eyeshadows are highly pigmented and long lasting. They can be used wet or dry; we love to apply using the Angled Liner Brush for a Pantone inspired liquid liner.

Violet Eyes and Platinum PurePressed Eyeshadows: These mineral-based PurePressed Eyeshadows are designed to enhance the colour and shape of the eye. They can be used wet or dry and are gentle and safe for sensitive eyes. A dusting of these highly pigmented eye shadows will create a long-lasting finish, without creasing.

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The ‘no-makeup, makeup’ trend for 2016

If you’ve flicked through any new magazines, you would have noticed that the nude makeup look is absolutely everywhere at the moment, and it’s a look that we know is here to stay, just like the ‘active wear’ fashion trend!

Extremely versatile, the minimalist makeup trend highlights your personal features in a flattering barely there-look, which is why we’re so excited about our soon to be launched Autumn Collection. Perfect for everyday wear or team it with a bold red lip for a night out… this back to basics makeup trend will inspire you to bring your best features forward and radiate your own natural beauty.

Paying attention to beautiful looking skin, great brows, honey toned lips, flushed cheeks and matte but not flat eyeshadows, our new collection is going to be a favourite amongst every age and every skin type.

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Launching in March 2016, this fabulous collection will compliment your skin’s natural colouring and give you the ultimate wearable look that is naturally, beautifully nude, but not naked.

Stay tuned for makeup tutorials using the new Skin Is In! Collection.

Why every woman needs a pot of shimmer dust.

Shake up your makeup and shine in 2016! Take your look from naturally nude to pro artistry with a little shimmer that enhances your features. Perfect for a relaxed day look, or as an intense night out showstopper. We share 20 of our favourite ways to get the most out of one pot of shimmer dust.

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Eyes:

1. Pat your favourite shade into the middle of the eyelid using your fingertip to create a subtle but radiant eye. All our shimmer dust shades will work.

2. For a metallic effect, spritz your brush with your favourite Hydration Spray, then press into your pot and apply to the eyelid. High intensity shine!

3. For a smooth smoky effect, apply the Black Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner then use a dampened Smudge Brush to overlay the 24-Karat Shimmer Dust in Gold or Silver.

4. To create a vintage look, apply Champagne Silk or Brown Silk Eye Shere on the eyelid and layer Bronze 24-Karat Gold Dust on top. Using the Black Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner draw a winged line along the upper lash line and apply Longest Lash Mascara.

5. For a striking gold eye, start with Lemon Lid Primer, and then press Gold 24-Karat on top. Finish with Black Onyx PureLash Mascara on top and bottom lashes.

6. For a super model golden brow, apply PureBrow Brow Gel to the brows. While wet, apply Gold 24-Karat Gold Dust using the Detail Brush.

Face:

7. To create a luminous highlight, dust the Gold or Silver shimmer powder onto the top of the cheekbone with the White Fan Brush.

8. With the shade of your choice mix a small amount of 24-Karat Gold Dust with Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener or Smooth Affair for Oily Skin and apply with the Blending Brush to give an all over glow.

9. For a warm, radiant look mix your favourite shade of 24-Karat Gold Dust with any shade of In Touch® Cream Blush on the back of your hand, using the Foundation Brush, apply to cheeks. We love the champagne shade for rosy looking cheeks!

Body:

10. Apply all over your body a mixture of Bronze 24-Karat Gold Dust and Tantasia for a vibrant, glittering bronze.

11. Mix the shimmer dust with your favourite body oil to add a beautiful sheen to your skin.

12. Use the Silver or Gold shades on your collar bones to emphasise and define for a sexy candlelit glow.

13. To spice it up on a night out apply the 24-Karat Gold Dust with your favourite powder brush over your shoulders and décolleté for that sought-after sensual feel and look.

14. Apply to earlobes for an unexpected dazzle that complements your favourite braid, pony or up-do.

Lips:

15. With your favourite lip gloss applied, press your 24-Karat Gold Dust into it. This will add dimension and develop a shimmery look.

16. Tap Gold or Silver into the centre of the lower lip with your fingertip, and then apply your go-to lip gloss to make the lip appear fuller and shinier.

17. Apply a small amount of Forever Pink, Forever Peach or Forever Red Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain to the lips and cheeks then blend in a small amount of Gold or Silver 24-Karat Gold Dust for a bright and hydrated look.

 Hair and nails:

18. To liven up your highlights, mix a shade of 24-Karat Gold Dust into your favourite hair product.

19. Paint nails with your favourite colour. While the polish is still wet, sprinkle a small amount on the half moon area of your nail. Shake your hand once in a downward motion to spread down the nail, creating an ombré effect. Finish with a topcoat.

20. Rub 24-Karat Gold Dust into your natural nail bed and apply a clear nail polish to seal.

 

The jane iredale beauty essentials for the office

The summer break has been and gone, and after a well-deserved break, it’s time to head back to the office. Harsh air conditioning, stressful deadlines and rushing around are the realities of the 9-5 world, which can be exhausting on your skin and complexion.

We’re listing the top four jane iredale products that will help maintain your holiday glow and that will fit perfectly in your desk drawer. An impromptu meeting, or after work drinks needn’t be a worry, your skin will look radiant with these products on hand!

jane iredale POMMMIST Hydration Spray

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Along with an afternoon coffee, our hydration sprays are the perfect, afternoon pick-me-up. Not only does the POMMMIST Hydration Spray have a lovely, refreshing scent, it will also set your minerals and hydrate, condition and protect your skin. It also boosts SPF performance, which is ideal if you’re popping out of the office for a lunch meeting.

 

 

Quad Bronzer

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This multi-tasking beauty is the perfect work companion. A light dusting over the cheeks, eyes and lips will leave you with an all over sun-kissed radiance, meaning that it will help to show off that gorgeous glow that you’ve got from the beach over your holiday break!

 

 

 

Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in Forever Red

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A summer favourite, this non-drying, long-lasting stain uses all natural ingredients and adjusts to your skin tone, creating a unique shade just for you! We love to use it on our cheeks, as a simple blush. A pop of colour on your cheeks will help bring your complexion from drab to fab after sitting at a desk all day! It includes key ingredients like Olive Butter, Avocado Butter and Wild Rose Wax, which help to soothe and soften lips and Rose Flower and Beeswax to nourish, protect and moisturise!

Facial Blotting Papers

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An afternoon shine is not unusual after a day at your desk and we have the perfect solution to fight shine. Enclosed in a sleek, gold compact, our Facial Blotting Papers are all natural, gentle on your skin and will rid your complexion of oil. You can use them as much as you need throughout the day to ensure that you’re looking your best at all times!

8 New Years Resolutions For Your Beauty Routine

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The start of a new year… there’s no better time to finesse your list of resolutions for the year ahead. Many of our resolutions focus on health and wellbeing – eating healthier, exercising more or kicking a bad habit – but this year we challenge you to include your beauty regime into your goal setting so that you glow all year round.

In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve curated our favourite beauty hacks and skin pick-me-ups that need to be on your new year’s resolution list, to keep your complexion on the right track. Keeping things simple so that you’ll actually stick to your intentions…

Exfoliate

We know you’ve heard it before but as we age, our skin ages with us and takes more and more time to renew itself, cell turn over slows down every single year. Exfoliating daily is one of the simplest ways to jumpstart the renewal process of skin cells to keep your skin looking plump and feeling refreshed. Start using your Magic Mitt every day. You’ll be amazed at how smooth your skin will feel within a month of everyday use. Even your lips can use a little exfoliation, so get scrubbing with our Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper for a perfectly smooth and nourished pout with a delicious organic sugar taste – yum!

Replenish & Hydrate

Give back to your skin and replenish often with a facial spritz: our range of organic hydration sprays will help you achieve plump, soft skin that will see you looking fresh-faced and radiant well into the New Year. When it’s hot and humid, we can feel the need to skip our mosituriser in the morning, not wanting to add shine and oiliness to the surface of the skin. Well now you don’t have to miss out on a hydration boost, rather spritz and keep your skin comfortable and protected. It’s that easy.

Be Sun Smart

It’s so important to remember that the sun’s UV rays can cause damage at any time of the year – not just in summer. We understand that adding another step to your makeup routine, such as applying sunscreen, isn’t for everyone, which is why we have a range of mineral foundations and bases that also provide broad spectrum SPF protection;  try our semi-matte PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation, our oil-free and SFP 15 Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer, or our full coverage SFP 25 Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, our SPF 20 Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder, and don’t forget to protect your pout with LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm, it comes in three shades. The most important goal you can set for your skin this year is – SPF daily! Do not go a day without SPF, it’s a skin saver.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Proper brush care is essential to keeping your skin pure and healthy! Dissolving the build up of grime, excess makeup and your skins natural oils will ensure that you reduce the chance of transferring any bacteria or dirt from your brushes to your skin. Make the effort to clean your brushes every month using a gentle shampoo and conditioner.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

The silly season can take it’s toll on your sleeping pattern and being overtired will not only impact your mental alertness, but can also impact your appearance on the outside (did someone say dull complexion and dark under eye circles?). Take time out in the new year and get some well deserved shut-eye, which you’ve no doubt seriously earned in 2015! If you’re still struggling with those pesky dark circles, try our Enlighten Concealer with its peach undertones that works wonders on dark circles and pigmentation marks. Or try Active Light Under Eye Concealer; with ingredients like cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax, this miracle worker will calm tired eyes and help to reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area!

Stick To It

As they say “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen!” Waiting for a new skin treatment to show results can be a test of patience, but sticking to your new year’s beauty regime is the best thing you can do for your skin in 2016. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

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Our favourite NYE makeup looks to ring in the New Year!

Whatever you’re doing, and wherever you’ll be this New Years Eve, we’ve put together our four favourite jane iredale makeup looks for you to wear while you celebrate.

Look 1.

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  1. To ensure your makeup looks freshly applied all night long, begin by prepping skin with Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener to even out your complexion, minimise pores and control shine.
  2. Apply Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser using the Blending Brush then dust PurePressed Base Powder over the top for a little extra coverage and a natural semi-matte finish, apply using the Handi Brush.
  3. Press Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow over the eyelid then blend colour through the contour of the eye using the Crease Brush
  4. Using Dark Topaz Mystikol line the upper and lower lash line concentrating colour on the outer corners of the eye and blend the liner using the Mini Dome Brush to create a diffused smokiness.
  5. Comb brows into place, mix the wax and brow powder from the Bitty Brow Kit to create a coloured paste and apply to the brows using the angled brush to create a clean, structured, naturally tinted brow.
  6. Apply two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  7. Give cheeks a peach flush with In Touch Cream Blush in Connection; blend in circular motions using the Blending Brush.
  8. For a nude lip that will stay put apply Just Kissed Lip Plumper in NYC.
  9. Set makeup by spritzing skin with POMMISST Hydration Spray, and give your skin a boost of antioxidants at the same time.

 

Look 2.

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  1. Create luminous skin by applying Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener using the Blending Brush
  2. Apply Liquid Minerals foundation using the Foundation Brush to even out complexion and keep skin hydrated well into the night.
  3. Highlight the inner corners of the eye by applying the white end of the Eye Highlighter Pencil; blend the white onto the eye lid using the Camouflage Brush.
  4. Use the Crease Brush to sweep Ebony PurePressed Eye Shadow from the In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit through the crease in the outer corner of the eye.
  5. Use the Chisel Shader Brush to apply Dawn PurePressed Eye Shadow along the lower lash line, blending well so there are no hard edges.
  6. Using the Angled Liner Brush apply Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in black along the top lash line, extending the flick on the outer corner.
  7. Dress the top and bottom lashes with two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara.
  8. Groom brows and add a hint of colour with the appropriate shade of coloured PureBrow Brow Gel.
  9. Apply Whisper PurePressed Blush for a soft peach cheek.
  10. Highlight the high planes of the face with the two palest shades from Moonglow Quad Bronzer, using the Dome Brush to blend colour into the skin using round circular motions.
  11. Pair a smoky eye with a soft natural looking glossy lip by applying PureGloss Lip Gloss in Nectar.
  12. Finish with a refreshing spritz of Hydration Spray.

 

Look 3.

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  1. To create this glowing beach babe bronzed look, massage a small amount of Warm Bronze Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser and a dash of Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener into the skin to give a flawless look to your complexion.
  2. Dust a Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder in translucent (medium to fair) or Dark (medium to olive) to the t-zone to ensure makeup stays put.
  3. Press Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow over the entire lid using the Chisel Shader Brush, and sweep the colour through the eye contour using the Crease Brush. Line the inside of the entire eye using the Black Eye Pencil, pressing the pencil right into the roots of the lashes.
  4. Using the Mini Dome Brush and Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow, reach up under the lower lashes and sweep colour along the lower lash line. Merge the black pencil and Rose Gold eye shadow together to create a diffused smokiness.
  5. For full thick lashes apply two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  6. Give cheeks a peach flush by applying Copperwind PurePressed Blush to the apples of the cheeks.
  7. Apply Terra-cotta Lip Pencil and Buff LipDrink to the lips for an all-natural looking nude lip.

 

Look 4.

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  1. Prep and prime the skin with Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener using the Foundation Brush.
  2. Apply Glow Time BB Cream using the Blending Brush over the entire face, starting on the cheeks and blending out. Wipe away excess product in the hair line and brows using a flocked sponge. Remember less is more; Glow Time has incredible spreadability so don’t be heavy handed with your application. If you need more time to blend, simple add a spritz of Hydration Spray or add a little more Smooth Affair to your brush and continue working the Glow Time into the skin until you get an airbrushed finish to your complexion.
  3. Next, apply a light dusting of Beyond Matte HD Matifying powder in Translucent or Dark to set BB Cream and extend its wear. This is every makeup artists secret step – the finished result = perfection! Remember to dust your HD powder over the entire eye lid to ensure the eye area has a matte effect too.
  4. Comb brows into place using a brow comb or spoolie. Another hot tip for your Bitty Brow Kit, simply mix the wax and brow powder together to create a coloured paste before apply to the brows.  Use the angled brush to create a clean structured brow mimicking the hair direction of the brows in fine sweeps.
  5. Using the Angled Eyeliner Brush apply Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Black to the top lash line and extend the flick on the outer corner.
  6. Apply White Eye Pencil to the inside of the eye on the lower lash line.
  7. Apply two coats of PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black to top and bottom lashes.
  8. Contour the cheeks using So Bronze 2 Bronzing Powder and the Dome Brush. To finish apply Copperwind PurePressed Blush to the apples of the cheeks.
  9. Highlight the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and the cupids bow using the two palest shades in Moonglow Quad Bronzer, apply using the Dome Brush and blend in circular motions.
  10. Apply a light dusting of Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder over and around the edges of the mouth to ensure the lip area is matte, this will prevent lip product from bleeding.
  11. Outline the lips with Lip Pencil in Crimson, and then blend the line using a clean Detail Brush to soften edges.
  12. Apply Hot PlayOn Lip Crayon or Margi PureMoist Lip Stick to lips, clean edges of the mouth using the angled brush and Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder.
  13. Spritz with Hydration Spray, and you are all set to go!

 

Happy New Year everyone, may it be a year filled with love, laughter, good health.

Love, jane iredale Australia.

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Our favourite jane iredale smoky eye looks for the holiday season.

“Inspired by busy women everywhere who want to look their best during the hectic holiday season, but with effortless ease. Possible? Now it is. Cheers!”

-       Jane Iredale

In time for the festive season ahead, we are sharing our favourite smoky eye makeup looks for all occasions – they’ll take you well into the new year too!

Our limited edition In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit features eight highly pigmented, crease-free shadows and comes with a step-by-step guide to help you create gorgeous eye looks at home.

While recreating these on yourself, make sure that you’re wiping your brush or sponge in between steps. This will give you a fabulous smoky eye look, without applying too much product to your eyelid! Which look will you be wearing?

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FIERY SMOKE

  1. Line the upper and lower lashes thickly with a moistened sponge with Double Espresso and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Dawn over entire lid.
  3. Use brush to apply Rose Gold to crease, extending up and out in ‘cat eye’ shape.
  4. Use sponge to press Double Espresso onto outer third of lid and again along upper and lower lash line, thickening and softening liner.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to upper and lower lashes.

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EMERALD SMOKE

  1. Using a moistened sponge, line the upper and lower lashes with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Ebony onto outer half of lid, blending up towards crease. Blend over liner to intensify and smudge line.
  3. Use sponge to press Forest into entire lid, and smudge along lower lash line.
  4. Use brush to sweep Rose Gold into crease.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

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SIZZLE SMOKE

  1. Line the upper and lower lashes thickly with Black Eye Pencil, or use a moistened sponge with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use brush to press Pure Gold onto entire lid and into crease.
  3. Use sponge to pat Ebony into outer third of lid, extending up and out slightly towards outer corner of brow; and along upper and lower lashes, thickening and softening the liner.
  4. Use brush to press Dawn into the center of the lid, blending PureGold and Ebony together.
  5. Use brush to press Bone into inner corner of the eye and sweep out across brow bone.
  6. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  7. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

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DEEP SMOKE

  1. Line upper and lower lashes thickly with Black Eye Pencil or use moistened sponge with Ebony and let dry. Smudge to soften edges.
  2. Use sponge to press Iris into the outer two thirds of the lid and into the crease, extending up and out in a ‘cat eye’ shape.
  3. Use the brush to press Bone into the inner third of the lid, inner corner and along the brow bone.
  4. Use sponge to apply Dawn to the upper and lower lashes, thickening and softening the liner.
  5. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  6. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

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NATURAL SMOKE

  1. Line upper and lower lashes thickly with Black/Brown Eye Pencil and use moistened sponge with Double Espresso and let dry. Smudge to soften the edges.
  2. Use sponge to press Double Espresso into outer third of lid, blending up and out towards outer corner of brow.
  3. Use brush to apply Pure Gold onto inner third of lid, inner corner of eye and along brow bone.
  4. Use brush to apply Dawn to center third of lid, blending the other colours together, and into and just above the crease.
  5. Smudge Double Espresso along upper and lower lashes blending up and out at outer corner of the eye.
  6. Blend well with brush to soften any lines.
  7. Apply several coats of mascara to upper and lower lashes.

There you have it! Five different, simple and stunning smoky eye looks created using one eye shadow palette and just eight shades.

In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Limited Edition Eye Shadow Kit makes a great Christmas gift for makeup experts and novices alike, and will have you perfecting your smoky eye technique in no time at all. RRP $99.00

Recreate the look: Tessa-Jay Slight

The countdown is on. With the Summer season upon us and the Christmas break just around the corner, it’s safe to assume that your social calendar is brimming with events!

Draw some makeup inspiration from this gorgeous, summer jane iredale look that our very talented Australian Makeup Artist, Celeste Jackson, created on the beautiful Tessa-Jay Slight (blogger at Circa Now). We are loving this bronzed, smoky eyed, nude lip combination!

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We think that this makeup combination will suit every festive event on your calendar and outfit for that matter; you can’t go past a silver smoky eye, flawless looking skin and a natural looking lip. Make your eyes the center of attention and just add some jewellery – Voila!

Here are Celeste’s steps on how to recreate the look at home with jane iredale.

Step 1- Prep your base

Using the Blending Brush, lightly apply your Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener. You’ll be amazed how far this primer will go; you only need a little bit! The product’s revolutionary PoreAwayTM technology will create an ideal makeup canvas and will help fight shine (an essential for a photo finish!).

Step 2- Complexion

Using your DreamTint Tinted Moisturiser in Medium or Medium/Dark (depending on your skin tone), use your Blending Brush to lightly apply your tinted moisturiser. Starting along your cheekbone, work the product from up to your jawline upwards. Tip: Never start applying foundation at your forehead, as the product won’t spread far enough and is likely to get stuck along your hair line. When starting your application, often a large portion of the product will be distributed on your first point of skin contact, so try starting on your lower cheek, near the ear, blending up and outwards for an even finish.

Step 3- Become a bronzed beauty! 

Celeste says that the secret behind a gorgeous, bronzed glow is mixing up your bronzing powders. For Tessa, she started by lightly brushing the Quad Bronzer, in Moonglow onto her cheeks, eyes and lips with the White Fan Brush. To contour her cheeks, she used the Chisel Powder Brush to apply the So Bronze Bronzing Powder to add depth to her face and accentuate her cheekbones.

Step 4- Those smoky eyes…. 

Line the upper and lower lash line with the Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in black and let dry. Smudge lightly to soften the edges. Using a sponge, press your Eye Shere Liquid Eye shadow in Grey Silk onto the eyelid, smudging lightly along the lower lash line. Using an Eye Shader Brush, press the Steamy PurePressed Eye Shadow onto the outer half of your eyelid, blending towards the crease of your eye. Blend well with a brush to soften any lines and finish off with a good coating of Longest Lash Mascara in black.

Step 5- Pucker up

Nude shades are on everyone’s lips this season! Start with your Lip Pencil in the Spice shade to outline the shape of your lips. This will make them appear fuller and larger while adding definition! Fill in your lips with Buff LipDrink or use a tiny swipe of Forever Pink Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain to add a light pink flush to your lips. This will give you a semi matte nude lip finish. Another nude favourite is Lip Fixation in Craving, finished with a PureGloss Lip Gloss in Soft Peach, giving you more of a gloss/wet looking lip. The choice is yours.

Photo credit: Celeste MUA