How-to get long-lasting eye makeup

Face primer is a base for your makeup that makes it go on smoother. You’ve been using it for years, but did you know you should probably use an eye primer too? Keep reading to get the scoop on our favourite new primer, from who should be using it to how to apply it.

Eye Primer Facts

What is eye primer?

Like a primer for your face, a primer for your eyes improves your skin’s texture, helping eye makeup go on smoother and last longer. Additionally, eye primer keeps your eye shadow in place and prevents it from creasing. The 6 shades of jane iredale Smooth Affair for Eyes are a versatile cream-to-powder formula that can be used solo as an eye shadow or as a primer for other eye shadows.

Who can use eye primer?

Everyone can and should use eye primer! They work for all skin types, tones and textures. They are a non-negotiable for crêpe-y eyelids, oily eyelids and those wanting to see the true pigment of the eye shadow shades they are wearing.

How do I apply primer on my eyes?

You can apply our Smooth Affair for Eyes eye shadow primer in two ways, with a camouflage brush or with your fingers! Watch this quick how-to for application tips and tricks. (insert video)

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When should I use Smooth Affair for Eyes primer?

  • If you want to wear eye shadow apply it as a base.
  • If you don’t want to wear eye shadow, but want to have long-lasting colour on your eyelids, apply it solo.
  • If you have deep set eyes, more oily skin or skin that perspires a lot.
  • When you need your eye shadow to stay in place all day and night. Primer gives you that extra staying power to help your eye shadow last.
  • When your eye shadow doesn’t appear as vibrant as it looks in the pot or compact, try an eye primer to help it come out true to colour on your eyelid.

Create a powerful look that’s smudge-proof, crease-proof and lasts as long as you do! Our lid primers have been reformulated to include coco glycerides and mineral powders so that they are even more matte and hydrating, less creasing and highly pigmented.

The NEW Smooth Affair for Eyes collection is available in six versatile, buttery-smooth shades:

Smooth Affair Eyes Swatches

 

Try Iced Brown for a quick smoky eye, or Lemon for evening out redness or texture. We love Gold for highlighting on cheeks and it goes so well with Golden Girl Triple Eye Shadow.

 

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.

Photo credit: Reese Witherspoon; www.dailymail.co.uk, Rosie Huntington- Whiteley; www.pinterest.com, Miranda Kerr; nz.lifestyle.yahoo.com, Amanda Seyfried; www.glamour.com

Say goodbye to shiny Summer skin with jane iredale!

Summer is finally here! While we look forward to balmy nights, sunny days on the farm or maybe salty swims at the beach, the festive days ahead mean it’s a new season. With every season, taking check of your skin care and makeup routine will help you to be ready for what lies ahead. This time of year, we have certain products that simply fly off the shelf and are commonly requested as summer must-haves, for obvious reasons.

For many, warmer weather means shiny skin and really, there’s nothing glam about an oily t-zone peeking through your makeup. So, we’re sharing our tricks to combat misbehaving skin so that you look shine-proof this Summer. Looking fresh, with a healthy glow and flawless finish is what we are all about. Investing in makeup that offers skin care benefits is a must while you sweat it out this season. Stay away from products that congest the skin, are riddled with perfumes and preservatives and are not clean or safe. You only have one skin, so look after it and don’t be afraid to be fussy!

SUMMER SKIN SAVERS

The jane iredale Oil Control range will keep your skin in check, your complexion shine free while maintaining your skins pH. With these tips, you’ll be looking your radiant best at all of your Summer soirees.

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1. Prime time

The revolutionary Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener will change the way you think of primers. Designed to bring out your natural radiance, this product will even out skin tone and minimise and reduce the visibility of fine lines and pores. It’ll help to keep your foundation on throughout the day so that you have minimal touch-ups. Applied prior to makeup application, Smooth Affair is a light gel/cream that helps to create a smooth, slightly matte-based finish and this primer we can guarantee will soon become your summer savior! Trust us.

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2. Dreamy tint

During the warmer months, foundation is likely to feel much heavier on your skin. We recommend switching to a lighter, tinted moisturiser with SPF to achieve a dewy, clear complexion. Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser has been formulated with lightweight minerals to provide a sheer to medium coverage, while also including algae extract and an SPF 15 to hydrate and protect the skin after an afternoon in the sun.

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3. Flawless finish

Banish oily skin with a mattifying finishing powder. The Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder will leave you shine-free and will not dry or dull your complexion. You can apply the finishing powder under or over your makeup, meaning that you can touch up later in the day if necessary!

 

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4. Blot away

Introducing the Facial Blotting Papers with Compact. Our all natural blotting papers are gentle on your skin, while ridding it of oil, meaning that you can use them as much as you like throughout the day! Crafted from organic flax seed, the jane iredale blotting papers come in a stunning, sleek compact that will fit perfectly into your handbag. You’ll be ready to fight shine at all times.

 

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5. Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powders

Professional makeup artists around the globe swear by this finishing powder. It comes in four colour ways and is used over your foundation so that your skin looks immaculate in photos or on television. We love using it everyday for an airbrushed finish. It is ultra water resistant, designed for the most sensitive skins, HDTV approved and works to eliminate shine, lessen transference, refine the look of pores and give your skin a super smooth, velvety finish.

  • The lilac does wonders to brighten sallow complexions, use this over your cream foundation and just before your loose or pressed powder application for best results
  • The translucent is ideal for light to medium skin tones
  • The dark is perfect for medium to dark skin tones and also makes a great bronzer for contouring.

Here are some great tips for how to achieve different matte finishes with Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder, by using different brushes:

  • To get a red-carpet, HD-ready look that is totally matte with a velvety smooth finish on the skin, apply Beyond Matte with the Chisel Powder Brush.
  • For a medium matte finish, dust on with the Blending Brush. This deposits slightly less powder on the skin for a clean, sophisticated look.
  • To leave a little glow on the skin (the elusive dewy-matte!) apply Beyond Matte with the White Fan Brush. This leaves just a hint of product on the skin for a natural, luminous finish.

And if that’s not enough, here are a few extra tricks from the experts:

  • For a controlled glow, apply Beyond Matte to the center of cheeks, nose, forehead and chin – the often shiny T-zone.
  • Thinking lips, you can make your lipstick more vivid by applying Beyond Matte over the entire mouth area with your brush before applying your lip colour.
  • To tone down shimmery eye shadow, apply Beyond Matte on top with the Large Shader Brush.
  • The Peach warms up pale skin.

Summer Skin Secrets – jane iredale’s top tips and tricks

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We know the Australian sun can be relentless and, as summer starts to creep up, we think it’s time to talk seriously about summer skin care. That means thinking more about SPF products, but it also means caring for your skin to ensure that it maintains a gorgeous glow, all year round.

The secret to a radiant, glowing complexion comes down to one essential thing: the way you care for your skin. So, we’re taking it back to basics and sharing our top tips and tricks so you can ensure that your skin is prepped and protected from the harsh UV rays this summer.

PREP.

It’s all about preparation. Fail to prepare, prepare to fail. Never underestimate the power of exfoliation. Make best friends with your Magic Mitt to remove excess dead skin, which can build up when your skin dries out after being exposed to the sun and sea. Dead skin cells can cause congestion, so exfoliating is a simple way to ensure that your moisturiser works effectively, and it’s the first step to achieving a luminous glow all over.
HYDRATE.

Hydration is often taken for granted when it comes to your beauty regime. Moisturising and keeping skin hydrated, especially on your face, is the key to a clear complexion. Before applying makeup, start by prepping your skin with a spritz of one of our hydrating sprays. Carefully formulated to assist hydration of the deeper cells, a little hydration spray goes a long way and includes ingredients that will work to soothe and protect the skin, whilst plumping out any fine lines so your foundation glides on more smoothly. Faithfully reapplying the hydration spray will not only keep your skin conditioned and protected, but it will deliver a powerful source of antioxidants which help to combat the signs of ageing – which can make themselves known during and after sun exposure.

GET YOUR SPF ON.

Wether you are poolside, or amongst the hustle and bustle of Bondi Beach, without a decent layer of SPF on your bod, you’re bound to start seeing the effects of mother nature’s rays. They say ‘slip, slop slap’, and we certainly agree! Sourcing a high SPF sunscreen will see you through the warmer weather with ease. Although, it’s not enough to just have one layer, you need to reapply, and reapply frequently. You really should be applying sun protection everyday, so, to make things simple, jane iredale has created a suite of multi-tasking products and foundations that protect with SPF as they do their primary job. Try our PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser or Glow Time BB Cream.

DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR LIPS.

Chapped lips are uncomfortable and painful and are often the result of the sun’s harsh effects. Don’t forget that whilst you may have lathered up in sunscreen, you may have missed your lips. Delivering ample hydration, jane iredale LipDrink Lip Balm takes immediate action, combatting both UVA and UVB rays, with its SPF 15 protection. The double beauty duty, available in three shades, also features essential oils and waxes, which deliver the ultimate protection as well as nourish the deep layers of the skin.

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT.

Don’t be scared to bronze up the unauthentic way (shhh!). Now considered one of the best beauty cheats, self-tanners are a great way to enhance your skin’s natural colour and shine, without inflicting harmful damage from sun exposure. Whilst providing some protection from the suns rays, self-tanner should always be used alongside sunscreen. Our go-to is the Tantasia Self Tanner – a moisturizing natural bronzer, and self tanner for the face and body. And…. The delicate citrus scent is uplifting and has none of the unpleasant after-smell often associated with self-tanners.

It’s so important to care for your skin, we can’t stress this enough. At the end of the day – your skin is yours, and yours forever. Reap the rewards and enjoy the confidence of radiant, glowing skin this summer by enlisting the top tips and tricks from jane iredale – you can’t go wrong!

 

Our favourite SPF products

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GlowTime BB Cream SPF 25

Our GlowTime BB Cream will smooth and brighten your skin while also protecting your skin from the sun. It’s also water resistant for up to 40 minutes, meaning it’s perfect for days at the beach!

 

 

 

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Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15

Our Dream Tint is a dream! It hydrates, helps to prevent water loss, soothes skin and improves elasticity while providing SPF 15 protection.

 

 

 

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Amazing Base Loose Minerals SPF 20

For a sheer to medium coverage, turn to our Amazing Base Loose Mineral Foundation. It is free of synthetic chemicals, is oil free and a broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 20.

 

 

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PurePressed Powder SPF 20

Perfect for everyday wear, the PurePressed Base Powder can be used as a foundation, powder, concealer and broad spectrum sunscreen! It contains Pomegranate Extract, which is a potent antioxidant that helps to minimize UV damage.

 

 

 

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LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

Our LipDrink Lip Balms will protect your pout against harmful sun rays. So, let your lips drink up!

 

 

 

 

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HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15

This delicately perfumed, non-greasy and hydrating hand cream is an effective broad spectrum sunscreen. This will revive and pamper your hands!

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Spring has sprung!

Spring is finally here and at jane iredale we take the warmer weather, sunny days, and the fast-approaching party season as the perfect opportunity to spring clean your makeup routine!

Here are three of our favourite fresh makeup looks to help encourage you to shake things up this season. Using our Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser, each of these looks will have your skin protected with SPF too!

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Look 1.

The focus of this fresh look is on the vibrant orange lip with a classic black liquid liner, as seen on the stunning Sara Donaldson from @HarperandHarley. With this look, skin is kept looking gorgeous and natural with cheeks revealing a soft peach flush.

1. For a fresh matte look try Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener for Oily skin. Take a 5 cent piece amount and blend into skin using the Blending Brush, the Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide colour spheres help even skin tone.

2. Apply your shade of Dream Tint to even complexion, buff into skin using the Blending Brush.

3. Mix the brow wax and brow powder from the Bitty Brow Kit together to form a coloured paste, apply to brows using the angled brush to add structure to brow, fill in any gaps and keep hairs in place.

4. Starting from the centre of your eye, apply Jelly Jar Gel Liner in Black using the Angled Liner brush along the top lash line, extending the line slightly on the outer corner.

5. Coat lashes with Pure Lash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black.

6. Dust Whisper Pure Pressed Blush onto the apples of the cheeks using the Dome Brush.

7. Perfect skin around the edges of the mouth and eliminate any redness with a light dusting of PurePressed or Amazing Base Mineral Powder in your complexion colour. Next outline lips using the Peach Lip Pencil, then fill in the rest of the lip with Saucy PlayOn Lip Crayon.

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Look 2.

This look is all about radiant sun kissed skin! It incorporates warm peach tones and a hint of gold to highlight eyes and bring out your inner bronzed goddess!

1. Start by prepping skin with Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, massage into skin using the Blending Brush.

2. Blend Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser into skin using the Blending Brush to even complexion.

3. Comb Clear PureBrow Brow Gel through brows to groom and hold hairs in place.

4. Using the Chisel Powder Brush apply So Bronze #1 Bronzing Powder to the parts of the face that the sun would naturally kiss the skin.

5. Take Copper Wind PurePressed Blush and dust onto the apples of the cheeks to create a soft peach flush.

6. Mix the two gold shades from Golden Girl Triple Eye Shadow and apply as a wash over the eye lid using the Crease Brush. Highlight the inner corner of the eye with the same two shades using the Mini Dome Brush.

7. Coat top and bottom lashes with Pure lash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black.

8. Complete the look with LipDrink Lip Balm in Buff.

9. Finish with 3-4 pumps of POMMISST Hydration Spray for an antioxidant boost.

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Look 3.

You can achieve Cara Delavigne’s sexy, sultry look in no time. It’s perfect for the upcoming party season!

1. This look calls for perfectly matte skin, so start the process with New Smooth Affair for Oily skin, incorporating Pore AwayTM technology, this fast absorbing formula creates a smooth matte finish.

2. Blend Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser into skin using the Blending Brush to even complexion.

3. Dust a light layer of PurePressed Powder Minerals over the entire face using the Handi Brush.

4. Groom Brows with PureBrow Gel in your appropriate colour.

5. Draw a line of Dark Topaz Mystikol Eyeliner along the top lash line and then smoke it out using the Chisel Shader Brush. Next line the inside of the eye and just under the lower lashes using the same colour. Smudge the Mystikol under the lower lashes and blend using the Mini Dome Brush.

7. Sweep a soft wash of Supernova PurePressed Eyeshadow over the top of the Mystikol all the way around the eye using the Crease Brush to create a soft diffused smokiness.

8. Apply two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to top and bottom lashes for full thick lashes.

9. Add a soft wash of pink to the cheeks with Awake PurePressed Blush using the Dome Brush.

10. Finish by giving lips a soft pink stain with Milan Just Kissed Lip Plumper. Dab onto lips then blend with fingers so there are no hard edges.

11. Finish skin with a refreshing spritz of Balance Hydration spray!

 

jane iredale This Australia Day we celebrate some of our favourite Aussie Beauties

This Australia Day, we want to acknowledge and celebrate some of our favourite Aussie beauties. Whilst traditionally, Australia Day is synonymous with BBQs and entertaining, we wanted to take a second to showcase some of our favourite beauty ex-pats…

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#1 Isabel Lucas

Former ‘Summer Bay’ star Isabel Lucas captured our attention long before she landed her role as a seductive robot in ‘Transformers’. Blessed with elevated cheekbones, Isabel constantly inspires us with her versatility. She can pull off any look from red carpet glam to beach babe. We recommend jane iredale In Touch Cream Blush for a radiant glow.

#2 Margot Robbie

We must admit that since Margot Robbie got her big break on ‘The Wolf of Wall Street’ she’s been on our beauty radar. She nails the blonde bombshell look – voluminous waves and alluring eye makeup. Try jane iredale Jelly Jar Gel Liner in Black to imitate this seductress’ look.

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#3 Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is known for her on-screen talent, but there’s no question that she is also recognised for her beauty off-screen. Thanks to her delicate features, Rose Byrne is the epitome of relaxed glamour. She keeps her daily makeup routine simple –“just a bit of base and some lip stain cause my lips are quite pale”. We recommend jane iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper in shade L.A.

#4 Elle Macpherson

Supermodel Elle Macpherson has graced the cover of countless glossies thanks to her natural beauty and gobsmackingly long pins. Born in Killara, New South Wales, Elle Macpherson is the ‘Aussie beach babe’ poster girl. She believes “every woman should wear different types of foundation according to her day”. Need a tip for night look? Elle recommends, classic “dark eyes”. For Elle’s flawless beach babe glow we suggest jane iredale GlowTime BB Cream.