How to Choose the Right Eyeliner

EyelinersEyeliner is one of those basic beauty products that can be polarising. Women either “never leave the house without it,” or they rarely, if ever, wear it. There really isn’t an in between, and that’s because eyeliner is transformative. Similar to wearing lipstick, lining your eye can change your entire look. With the distinct ability to change your look with a flick of your wrist, eyeliners are both simple to use and complex to master. Furthermore, there are a lot of different kinds of eyeliners – pencil, liquid, gel, etc. If you’re like us, then sometimes, options can be confusing. So, here is a simple guide to help you choose the best eyeliner for any occasion.

The Best Casual Eyeliner

If you want to get a simple, natural look, stick with an Eye Pencil. They are by far the easiest type of eyeliner to use because we’ve been using pencils our entire lives. Pencil eyeliner is also very versatile. You can achieve different levels of line definition, depending on the sharpness of the tip. A great trick to remember when applying any eyeliner is to start from the outer corner of your eye, and work your way in. This may feel awkward at first, but it helps you control how much of your eye you want to line. It also ensures your line ends exactly where you want it to end. Pro Tip: If you have downturned eyes, you can rock a cat eye, but in the reverse. Use an eyeliner pencil to create the cat eye from the bottom lash line instead of the top.

The Best Day to Night Eyeliner

Our Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner is the perfect all-in-one liner! It resembles a kohl liner formula, so it starts as a cream but stays put like a mineral powder once dry. The great thing is, you can layer it, so when you want to take your simple daytime look to the next level, all you have to do is add a little more liner with the thin side of the built-in brush and smudge it out into a smoky eye look using the flat side.

The Best Sexy Eyeliner

Winged liner is arguably the sexiest eyeliner look, and for many it is the most difficult to achieve. We’ve all experienced uneven wings from time to time, but there are a few pro tricks that you can incorporate to make sure they are both winging in the same angle and at the same height. Simply use a folded tissue or something similar as your guide, and angle your wing in line with the natural curve direction of your lower lash line. Whether you want a subtle cat eye or a full-on wing, Liquid Eyeliner is the best product for this look. The fine brush and easy to apply formula goes on smooth and is long-lasting. Pro Tip: If you have a monolid a cat eye is a great look for you, and our Liquid Liner makes it so easy to achieve!

The Best Eyeliner for Work

For a simple tight-line that is perfect to sport at work, the Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner is key. Apply it using the Bent Liner Brush to get really close to your lash line. You can diffuse the line slightly using a Smudge Brush for a casual smoky eye that’s perfect for happy hour with your co-workers.

How-to create a classic winged eye liner using the Jelly Jar gel eyeliner

Prepare // Start by creating a marking point of where the highest point of the tail will end, this point will be on the outer corner of the eye and should be in line with a continuation of the lower lash line. Step 1 // Take Jelly Jar Gel Liner in Black and use the Bent Liner Brush to mark a tiny dot to use as your guideline, then line from the tip of that dot back to the centre of the top lash line, if there is a gap between the line and the lash line in the outer corner, fill it in with the gel liner. Step 2 // Next starting from the inner corner of the eye; apply the gel liner from the inner corner along the top lash line to join the liner in the centre of the lid. Be sure to keep the inner corner liner very thin by staying as close to the lash line as possible, that will also prevent there being any gaps in between the liner and your lashes. Correct // If you find that parts of the liner are a little uneven or jagged, use the same brush and wet it with your eye makeup remover, then use it to smooth over and clean up any areas so that your line is nice and smooth. TIP 1: Make sure your brush is in excellent condition, if your brush is splayed you will not achieve a clean and precise line. TIP 2: When lining the inner corner, always use the pointy tapered end of the brush to start on the inner corner and line outwards, when lining the outer corner use the pointy end and guide your brush along the lash line and line inwards. Positioning your brush on an angle so it hugs the curve of your eye lid, this will ensure a smooth effortless looking line.

Practice Makes Perfect

Show us your best eyeliner looks using one of the above products for a chance to be featured on our Instagram page. Make sure to tag @janeiredaleau and #eyeliner to be considered.

Words and images by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts

5 Makeup Trends you need to try

We believe every woman should embrace her personal, natural beauty to show off what makes each one of us so uniquely special. We also believe makeup should be used to enhance the things that make you feel confident and elegant. Makeup is an expression; it can freshen up your look instantly. Here are the top five makeup trends women are loving at the moment, and the products they’re using to achieve them.

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Trend: Doll Lashes

Everyone loves the look and feel of long, full lashes because it gives the appearance of being bright-eyed and refreshed. Try our PureLash Lengthening Mascara. The formula includes a proprietary blend of Seaweed Lipids and Wheat Protein that thickens, curls and strengthen lashes, so they are always long, full and healthy.

Trend: Defined Eyes

Your eyes are the windows to your soul, so show them off. Whether creating a cat-eye, a full on wing, or a smudged line for a smoky eye, eyeliner is the go-to product. We have a variety of different eyeliners, but our hero still seems to be the trusty Eye Pencil — it’s vegan, wheat-free, long-lasting and comes in (x) shades. Complete with our Retractable Brow Pencil to define and fill your brows and really frame your face!

Trend: Bold Lips

For an instant pick-me-up, nothing beats a bold lip. Some call it a power lip, because adding lipstick can make any woman feel more confident and sexy— who doesn’t want that? With 26 beautiful shades, including our bold, new red, Cindy, you know that PureMoist Lipstick is perfect for a little confidence boost and a pair of super soft lips.

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Trend: Healthy, Glowing Skin

What’s better than a healthy glow? Healthy skin! Whether you prefer Bronzer or PurePressed Blush, a wash of colour on your cheeks brings instant radiance to the face.

Trend: Naturally Me, but Better!

Who’s loves rocking a natural look? All you need is a great foundation and you’re ready to take on the world. Which mineral foundation are you obsessed with? Our go to foundation is PurePressed Base Powder. It’s barely there feel, buildable coverage and a full spectrum of shades allow you to get the natural look you want without being a makeup pro.

Which trend gets your stamp of approval?

jane iredale how-to: Non-touring!

Introducing the latest beauty trend of 2016… Non-touring.

In 2015 Kimmy K showed us how to accentuate our features with contouring – the face sculpting phenomenon. Next we saw strobing, used to help radiate and enhance your facial features with highlighters and concealers.

Keeping your look radiant and fresh, non-touring is about makeup that looks like your real skin, not heavily sculptured with obvious frost, think fresh, natural and dewy, with just the right amount of highlight to subtly define your features. Similar to the no-makeup-makeup look, non-touring makes you feel and look like you are wearing nothing at all – perfect for day to night! This is wearable and undetectable so your skin looks great in person and will look just as good in selfies.

There are three effortless steps in achieving this daytime friendly look.

Step 1:

Begin by priming skin to create a smooth even base, your primer should suit your skin type, normal to dry skin types will love Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener as it restores moisture and radiance to skin. We recommend Smooth Affair Primer for Oily Skin for oilier skin types; this primer visibly reduces shine and the appearance of pores creating the ideal makeup canvas.

Step 2:

This look calls for lightweight coverage, so try our Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser to even skin tone and give your complexion a dewy soft focus effect, as well SPF 15 protection. Our Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream will cover blemishes and deliver a velvety smooth finish to skin, so it’s a great option for those needing a little extra coverage.

Step 3:

The last step in creating this non-makeup look is to allow skin to capture the light. Apply a blend of the two palest shades from jane iredale’s Moonglow Quad Bronzer, using the White Fan Brush, and gently sweep onto the high planes of the face where the light naturally bounces off the skin – on the tops of the cheekbones and the brow bone, along the bridge of the nose and on the cupids bow (upper lip).

Non-touring is the makeup trend that’s here to stay! Tag us in your non-touring looks on Instagram @janeiredale_australia

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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 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

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.