Which Foundation is Right for You?

Foundations Blog ImageLet’s talk about foundation. As the name implies, it is the canvas for your makeup. Aside from your moisturiser and/or serum, it is the closest product to your skin. That’s why we have worked diligently to bring you the healthiest mineral formulations we can possibly create to make sure your base is contributing to your skin health, day in and day out.

We always use the purest minerals to ensure they give you a flawless finish when applied. But, we aren’t called “The Skin Care Makeup” for nothing! Our foundations (and all of our products) also include ingredients that work “behind the scenes” to improve the health of your skin. One of our favourite things to hear is, after using our products regularly, our fans have a more radiant skin naturally.

Choosing the Right Mineral Foundation

Out of our five different mineral foundations and over 60 shades, which one is right for you? The short answer is all of them could work for you depending on your look. If you have to choose only one, here are some tips to help you narrow it down.


AMAZING BASE LOOSE MINERAL POWDER SPF 20

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Finish: Dewy
Coverage: Sheer to full
Use it if… You have normal to dry skin and are looking for a loose mineral foundation that gives a sheer to medium coverage. Amazing Base can be applied using a Chisel Powder Brush for sheer to medium coverage or a Flocked Sponge for full coverage.
Pro Tip: Bring this foundation with you when you travel by putting it in the Refill-Me Refillable Loose Powder Brush, a mess-free way to apply loose powder on-the-go.


PUREPRESSED BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION REFILL SPF 15-20Rose Gold Refillable Compact with Refill - 72dpi

Finish: Semi-matte
Coverage: Sheer to full
Use it if… You have normal to oily skin and are looking for a simple, everyday foundation. Our PurePressed Base comes in 24 shades for women of all skin tones, is made from micronised minerals and is free of synthetic chemicals. Need more of a reason to love this powder? It is oil free, weightless and can be used as a foundation, finishing powder and concealer. Apply it with the Handi Brush for sheer to medium coverage or the Flocked Sponge for full coverage.
Pro Tip: PurePressed Base can also be used for highlighting and contouring. Choose colours that are a shade or two darker than your skin tone as a contour powder and a shade or two lighter as a highlighter.


GLOW TIME FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM SPF 17-25GlowTime BB Cream - SPF25 - 72dpi

Finish: Velvety
Coverage: Full
Use it if… You have normal to dry skin and are looking for a full coverage foundation to disguise blemishes or dark spots. With Glow Time BB Cream, a little goes a long way. Four small dots of this product will easily cover the entire face and brighten your skin. This nourishing full coverage formula packed with pigment will give your skin a flawless, even finish. Glow Time BB1, BB3, BB5, BB6, BB7 & BB8 offer an SPF 25 while Glow Time BB9, BB11 & BB12 have an SPF rating of 17. The lower rating ensures no ashy finish, which is a common issue when applying SPF on darker skin tones.
Pro Tip: Mix Glow Time BB Cream with a little bit of Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener to help it glide on your skin without diluting the foundation colour.


LIQUID MINERALSLiquid Mineral Foundation - Natural - 72dpi

Finish: Dewy
Coverage: Sheer to medium
Use it if… You want an anti-ageing foundation that doubles as a powerful skin treatment. Ideally suited to mature skins, but anyone with a normal to dry skin searching for a dewy finish should try this formula, it’s like none other. Liquid Minerals is a hydrating treatment serum with pigment that helps to soothe the skin, reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and pores and evens out skin tone. State-of-the-art technology prevents active ingredients Hyaluronic Acid, Vitamin C and Coenzyme Q10 from degrading, allowing them to time release into the skin. Not only does this foundation look attractive, it does wonders for the health of the skin.
Pro Tip: If you have extra dry skin during winter, add Liquid Minerals to your makeup routine because it contains Hyaluronic Acid, which attracts moisture and holds up 1,000 times its weight in water. This is our only foundation that doesn’t contain a broad spectrum SPF so be sure to dust a little Amazing Base or PurePressed Base on top for SPF protection.


DREAM TINT TINTED MOISTURISER SPF 15Dream Tint - 72dpi

Finish: Light
Coverage: Sheer to medium
Use it if… You want the no-makeup- makeup look that offers lightweight coverage and a smooth finish to the skin. Dream Tint can be applied with your fingers, just like any other moisturiser. While the coverage is sheer, the results are impactful. Dream Tint gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimise the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores while protecting the skin with SPF 15. Great for teenagers and men that react to normal sunscreen and women searching for an effective, good-for-you tinted moisturiser.
Pro Tip: Dream Tint is oil free, so it is a great base for oily skin. It can be used to extend the wear of our mineral powders when used as a primer.


HOW TO CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOUNDATION SHADE

We’ve all heard that most women are wearing the wrong foundation shade, but that doesn’t have to be true for you. When testing foundation shades on yourself, follow these three steps:

  1. Apply a stripe of foundation on your jawline (we usually do this with two or three shades for comparison).
  2. Spray it with one of our Hydration Sprays to set the minerals.
  3. If it looks like it’s disappeared on your skin, that’s your shade.

If you want a personalised foundation prescription now, take our Shade Finder Quiz to see which of our mineral foundations is right for you and which shades best match your skin tone.

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

Nourish with jane iredale – 8 key products!

In winter, it’s easy to let our regular skincare routine fall by the wayside, as we rug up in layer upon layer and spend more time indoors (Netflix anyone?).

If you do decide to venture outdoors, harsh winds and extreme temperatures can cause damage to the protective layers of your skin, as can huddling by the heater. In winter, we tend to move from one extreme to the other, hot to cold, and this can dry skin out, making it feel dehydrated, dry and even flaky! At jane iredale, we’re dedicated to helping you reveal your most radiant skin (and helping you keep it that way), so we’ve put together a list of our favourite double duty products for winter!

Keep your skin hydrated this winter with these 8 double-duty jane iredale products!

SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER

Our Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener is the perfect skin-quenching primer that prepares the skin so makeup goes on easier and lasts longer. It also helps maintain the skin’s youthful elasticity and minimise pores and fine lines while bringing out your natural radiance.

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HYDRATION SPRAY

The jane iredale Hydration Sprays come in three unique formulas; Balance, D2O and POMMISST. Each spray helps hydrate and plump the skin leaving you with a refreshed, dewy look. The facial spritz also assures your makeup lasts throughout the day, whilst helping to conceal pores and fine lines. Your skin will be left feeling protected and smooth after using this product!

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GLOW TIME® FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM

The Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream helps cover blemishes, minimises pores, disguises wrinkles and smooths and brightens the skin. The key ingredients include Apple Extract, which is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that exfoliates, refines and rejuvenates the skin keeping your skin feeling hydrated and also looking flawless throughout winter.

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LIQUID MINERALS® A FOUNDATION

This light reflecting, mineral foundation provides a sheer to medium coverage, whilst also plumping and hydrating the skin. The special liquid formulation helps soothe the skin, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimises pores, and evens out skin tones. The Vitamin C helps reverse UV damage and protects your skin.

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IN TOUCH® CREAM BLUSH

The cream to powder blush can we applied over or under minerals for a natural or more dramatic look. The blush is hydrating and easy to glide on to create a radiant flush that’s soft and dewy. It can also be used on the eyes and lip.

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LIPDRINK® SPF 15 LIP BALM

Winter weather is renowned for drying out your lips and jane iredale’s LipDrink Lip Balm can help quench your lips, whilst also providing hydrating protection. With the combination of waxes and oils, your lips will stay moisturised and also be provided with a protective shield from the cold. Flirt is the newest shade to join the LipDrink Lip Balm family, offering peachy-pink protection.

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PURELASH® LASH EXTENDER & CONDITIONER

Condition and extend your lashes with a single coat of this conditioner, before applying mascara. Doing this will help strengthen, lengthen and thicken your lashes, making the mascara twice as effective and also allowing you to use less mascara. It can also be used on eyebrows or worn alone at night time as a lash treatmen

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HANDDRINK® HAND CREAM

This ultra-hydrating, never greasy hand cream is a must-have this winter! It is infused with active ingredients and antioxidants such as Green Tea and Blackberry Extracts that protect, moisturise and replenish your skin. Our skin is our largest organ, so it’s important that we look after it!

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Optical Illusions

Screen Shot 2015-09-30 at 11.31.59 amThey say that the eyes are the windows to the soul, and can indicate our mood and intentions. There’s no denying that, and this is why we love playing up this powerful feature with a little bit of makeup. Eye makeup is a fundamental beauty step and a simple coat of jet black mascara can bring your eyes to life, while a beautifully blended smokey eye can add a sultry sexy effect to your peepers!

Often when we are tired, our eyes are the first to give it away; they can sometimes appear puffy, small or red and this can leave us feeling a little less glamourous than usual. To help avoid this and accentuate your finest features of course, we’ve put together three simple steps to help you to achieve big, bright and beautiful peepers. Plus, it can all be done in the blink of an eye!

Define those eyes 

For a stunning eye enhancing look, begin by applying some depth to your eye crease and lower lash line. We find that a warm bronze shade usually works perfectly and our favourite for the spring season is the PurePressed Eye Shadow Single in Rose Gold.

Using the Eye Shader Brush, work from the inside of the crease of your eye lid, over the rest of the lid to apply a wash of colour over the skin. Using the Chisel Shader Brush lightly apply the same amount to the lower lash line. Don’t be too heavy handed with this though, we want to avoid panda eyes!

Be an Eyeliner pro

Creating the illusion that your eyes are larger than they appear can be easily achieved with the right highlighting eyeliner. Applying the dual-ended Highlighter Pencil onto the waterline and corners of your eyes will instantly wake up tired eyes and appear to give them a lift.

The magic of Mascara

We love mascara, but beware that you can have too much of a good thing. Nothing is worse than clumpy lashes, so to achieve a flawless finish, start by priming them. A single swipe of the PureLash Lash Extender and Conditioner will add thickness and length to your lashes, while also conditioning and protecting the hairs.

Complete the look with a coat of jane iredale PureLash Lengthening Mascara, directing the lashes towards your nose as you apply, as this will make them fan outwards and pull them straight!

Photo credit: Liv Lundelius 

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!

Via @HarperandHarley

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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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Pic via Elle.com.au

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.

Cara Delavigne via http://www.vogue.com.au/beauty/makeup

Pic via vogue.com.au

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!

 

Tint Today. Tan TomorrowTM

Tantasia reduced

As the saying goes, ‘if you can’t tone it, tan it,’ and at jane iredale we love the way we feel when we have bronzed skin; you look and feel healthier. Thanks to our incredible Tantasia Self Tanner and Bronzer, tanning is no longer exclusive to Summer.With the beauty industry becoming increasingly saturated with numerous fake tan products, Tantasia is a faux tan that is better than the rest. Tantasia features a buildable, moisturising formula that suits all skin types. Unlike other tan products, which take a ‘one colour suits all’ approach, Tantasia’s ingredients work with the skin’s own melanin to produce a tan suited specifically for you! Our unique formula has been sensitivity tested for face and body, and will leave skin silky, smooth and bronzed.

Now it’s time to get down to the business of bronzing. Here are our top tips to help you build a gradual, flawless, natural looking tan.

Application for body

  1. For a flawless tan, make sure that all hair removal is done at least 24 hours before applying Tantasia. Exfoliation should also be done before application. This will reduce your skin’s sensitivity, get rid of any excess dryness and allow your pores to tighten before your transformation into a bronzed goddess!
  2. Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise – the days leading up to your self-tanner application, nourish your skin with body oils and rich and creamy lotions. This will enhance your tanner and give you a beautifully smooth application.
  3. Shower and dry off. Next squeeze a small amount (about the size of a 10 cent coin) of Tantasia into the palm of your hand. Rub your hands together two or three times to distribute the bronzer across both palms.
  4. Smooth over the area you wish to tan, until product is absorbed using long, back and forth strokes. This product feels like a lotion and can look orangey-bronze at first, but as you work it into the skin, it leaves a beautiful soft tan finish.
  5. Repeat the steps above until the desired coverage has been reached. Remember that the Bronzer will provide an instant, healthy looking colour and that the tan itself will develop over the course of the day!
  6. Wash your hands with hand soap after application, you’ll be amazed at how easy it is to wash off your hands – your secret is safe, you won’t be left with a trace of self tanner on your palms. Remember this product has a bronzer, so the transfer that you may see on your clothes won’t stain, it washes away, but be cautious of wearing white straight after your application.

What we love most about Tantasia is that it’s a gradual tan, so you can use it frequently to maintain your colour! We recommend apply it all over: legs, arms, chest, tummy and back or just legs for three consecutive nights or mornings in a row – Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday for a beautifully tanned skin that you’ll be confident to flaunt all weekend.

Application for face

  1. Squeeze a small amount of Tantasia onto your finger and touch the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin to distribute the product.
  2. Using sweeping moitions, start at the center of the face and blend outwards until you’re pleased with the coverage.
  3. Voila! You’re golden and gorgeous. Apply daily until your perfect shade has been achieved!

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For more information, head to https://janeiredale.com/au/en/mineral-makeup/blush-bronzer/tantasia-self-tanner.htm

Photo credit Instagram.com/tashoakley & Instagram.com/karissasparke

 

 

jane iredale offers gorgeous gifts for Mum…

Mother's Day Blog ImageWith Mother’s Day just around the corner it’s time to start thinking about the perfect way to pamper mum, and we think there’s no better way to do so than with stunning beauty or skincare gifts from jane iredale!

The gift that keeps on giving, a gorgeous makeup or skincare product can help transform mum’s makeup bag – and who doesn’t love to be spoilt with a brand new shade of lippy or a luxurious and nourishing moisturiser?

Sometimes choosing the perfect Mother’s Day gift can be tricky, and we know you’ll want to get it right, so we’ve put together our top products to help you treat mum on her special day!

HANDDRINK™ Hand Cream

The luxurious formula of our new HandDrink Hand Cream is perfect for mums who love to care for their skin. This gorgeous product protects hands from the damaging effects of UV rays while brightening and hydrating the skin. The formula contains botanical extracts, SPF15 and rose oil to nourish skin and replenish moisture, reviving tired hands. HandDrink is also perfect for mums who love their manicures as it protects hands against the UV light used to set a gel polish!

GETAWAY EYE SHADOW KIT

This neat little kit contains five gorgeous PurePressed Eye Shadow shades, inspired by tranquil country landscapes. This kit is designed to help you (and mum), create a relaxed beauty look, which is perfect from weekday through to weekend. With highly pigmented shadows that blend easily, the Getaway Eye Shadow Kit is the perfect way to take the guesswork out of perfecting your eye makeup!

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SAMPLE KIT

If you’re not sure what colours will suit mum best, why not opt for one of our Colour Sample Kits? A jane iredale Colour Sample Kit is the perfect way to introduce mum to a range of jane iredale products so she can experience the jane iredale difference. Each kit includes PurePressed Base, Circle\Delete Concealer, PurePressed Blush, three PurePressed Eye Shadows, PureMoist Lipstick, PureGloss Lip Gloss, and two custom designed brushes to apply them with!

The beauty of the Colour Sample Kit is the convenience of having everything you need in one easy to carry kit. Perfect for busy mums!

SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER

For mums who love their makeup, our Smooth Affair Primer is a makeup bag must-have! This silky primer prepares the skin so makeup glides on easily and lasts longer. It also works to even skin tone, has anti-ageing properties and conditions the skin to prevent moisture loss and make mum’s skin glow!

HYDRATION SPRAY

Not just for summer, our hydration sprays are an ideal way to deliver a boost of antioxidants to your mums skin, anywhere, anytime. These handy spritzes hydrate, condition and protect the skin. For mums who love a fresh and fruity scent opt for POMMISST™; the D2O™ Hydration Spray helps to hydrate and plump skin cells whilst the Balance Spray will help balance skin’s oil production and pH. This is also a great gift for mothers who love to travel as it can be carried onboard and applied throughout the flight to refresh and hydrate.

PUREMOIST® LIPSTICK

With 25 shades to choose from, there’s a PureMoist lipstick to suit every mums’ pout! These nourishing lipsticks offer a vivid pop of colour and deliver a powerful boost of natural oils and fruit extracts, such as moringa oil, which is proven to sooth and moisturise. Mum is sure to adore the creamy, rich and smooth formula of PureMoist lipsticks!

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Whether you’re helping mum update her beauty regime, or introducing her to our products for the first time, there’s something in the jane iredale range for everyone – let us help you spoil mum this Mother’s Day!

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

Jennifer Garner - Casual Work Look

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

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

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

TIP 1 – PRIMER

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

TIP 2 – FOUNDATION

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

TIP 3 CONCEALER

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

TIP 4 BRONZER

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

TIP 5 Cheeks

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

TIP 6 Eyes

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

TIP 7 LASHES

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

TIP 8 LIPS

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

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

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

Jennifer Garner - Corporate

 

Put your best hand forward

Put your best hand forward

jane iredale’s top tips in hand care

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

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

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

Moisturise often

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

Drink more water

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

Sunscreen is key

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

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

Combat age spots

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

File and buff

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

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

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

 

jane iredale presents top skin care tips for summer

With hot summer days and nights right around the corner we caught up with jane iredale expert Martina Williams to discuss some of the main things to consider when enjoying the summer sun.

There is no question that summer ignites feelings of excitement with beachside holidays, lavish vacations and a golden glow we have been longing for all winter. We just need to remember that whilst it’s great to enjoy the glorious sunshine it’s also important to factor in the vulnerability of our skin.

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Increased sun exposure can cause fair-skinned faces to freckle and leave darker complexions open to permanent skin cell damage. Here we share Martina’s top tips to help protect your natural glowing skin this summer.

HYDRATION

During summer our bodies lose more moisture than usual through increased heat, causing dry and dehydrated skin. To help replenish your skin to its optimal soft and hydrated state you must increase the amount of water you drink. Water is a direct source of hydration and be sure to pay special attention to the products you choose to use.

Invest in a good moisturiser, your skin will love you for it. The key is to look for a mosituriser with active ingredients and vitamins that will improve your skin’s moisture, appearance and health. For your face, try one of jane iredale’s three hydration sprays, each is rich in antioxidants to help protect skin from the environment’s harsh elements, as well as hydrating and plumping skin cells. The POMMISST Hydration Spray with the added benefit of pomegranate extract is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector, which helps to condition, hydrate and protect the skin. D2O Hydration Spray based on ylang ylang; helps to calm and protect while boosting the skins hydration. Balance Hydration Spray has been formulated to help balance the pH of oily skin with the added benefit of algae extract; orange essential oil and grapefruit peel extract. The added bonus is green tea extract, which is highly recommended for acne-prone skin types.  All of the jane iredale Hydration sprays are certified by Ecocert Greenlife, because we are committed to making products that are clean, natural and environmentally friendly.

One other jane iredale hero product that needs to be mentioned is Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, a skin quenching primer that prepares the skin so makeup goes on effortlessly and lasts longer. This product helps to prevent moisture loss while it nourishes the surface of the skin. If dry, dehydrated skin is your concern, Smooth Affair can make such a huge difference to the final look of your foundation. If you haven’t tried it, treat yourself. Oh and did we mention, Jane often uses it as her moisturiser, it’s that delicious. It’s also won the Allure (USA) Magazine ‘Best Natural Wonder’ Award for 2014, the Academy Awards of the makeup world. We don’t think you’ll use another primer after you use this product. It’s that good!

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EXFOLIATE

Supple, smooth and radiant skin starts with thorough cleansing and exfoliation. The exfoliation process refines the skin surface by removing dead skin cells, resulting in a smooth more polished looking skin. Exfoliating will improve hydration levels by allowing your moisturisers to penetrate the skin more effectively; makeup will glide on easily, look even and last longer. Try jane iredale’s Magic Mitt, a knitted micro-fiber cleansing cloth that gently exfoliates the surface of the skin, buffing away any dry, flaky skin cells while quickly and completely removing makeup using only water. Pack a mitt when you travel to save space and cleansing time.

PROTECT FROM SUN EXPOSURE

We’ve all heard it a million times, but never the less, it needs to be said, avoid sun exposure between the hours of 11am to 3pm when the sun’s UV rays are at their strongest and most damaging. Applying sunscreen before exposing your face and body to the sun is a crucial step in preventative skin care. It is important to note that most chemical sunscreens take around 30 minutes to activate, however it only takes a few minutes for your skin to burn. Gardening, swimming and outdoor activities should be avoided during these hours or at the very least, stay in the shade as much as possible, wear a hat, re-apply your sunscreen and wear light-weight cotton clothing to keep cool while protecting your skin. Too much sun exposure puts you at risk of premature aging, sun-spots, dry skin and nasty skin cancers.

To ensure you are leaving the house protected and for automatic sun protection we recommend the jane iredale Purepressed Base Mineral Foundation which gives instant chemical free broad spectrum sun protection and has a high water resistant rating. Because the powders are the top layer, their protection can be reapplied at the flick of a brush. If you prefer a liquid base, try Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream a creamy formula that helps to nourish and protect your skin from UV and free radical damage with a broad spectrum sunscreen – SPF 25. If you are after a sheer coverage mineral foundation, Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser is the perfect option with a broad spectrum SFP 15.

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GET A HEALTHY TAN

Always been a sun worshipper? Think again! There is nothing healthy about a real suntan. Enjoy being a glowing goddess safely with Tantasia Self Tanner and Bronzer; a light, streak-free formula that works instantly as a bronzer and develops as a gradual tan. Get a natural looking tanned complexion without the harsh UV and burnt damaged skin. No nasty chemicals or after smell. Use it on the face or body, suitable for even the most sensitive of skins.

If you are going to bronze up your body, whether it’s a spray tan, suntan or fake tan, remember to add some extra warmth to your face. Try jane iredale So-Bronzer’s in 3 beautiful shades – So-Bronze 1 suits light to medium complexions; So-Bronze 2 is slightly darker with the addition of a quarter moon of pressed gold powder (use it as an eye shadow – divine!) and So-Bronze 3 for the sun goddesses out there, think olive/dark tanned skin tones. Best of all, these bronzers can be used all year round, in summer to add a natural sun-kissed glow over your foundation and during the cooler months, to add definition to the face – AKA Contouring. We all need an oh-so gorgeous bronzer in our makeup kit.

THE FACTS

Why you need to become a sunscreen fanatic… this information usually surprises people. SPF ratings are complicated to understand but here is a quick insight into better understanding what factor is a better choice. There isn’t a great deal of extra protection between an SFP 15 and an SPF 50. For example, SPF 20 only gives 2.5% more protection than an SFP 15. SPF 30 only gives 1.5% more than an SPF 20.  There’s an extra 7% protection from a SPF 15 to an SPF 50.  Now it’s your choice whether you want those high SPFs with the increase in active chemicals or whether you’ll settle for a lower dose with fewer chemicals. We include titanium dioxide and zinc oxide as our active ingredients. They are classified as ‘physical’ actives and rest on top of the skin (We don’t use nano which can penetrate).  ‘Chemical’ actives are absorbed into the skin before they become an effective sunscreen, but once they have absorbed their dose of UV radiation, these formulas turn into free radicals and become ineffective, hence why you need to reapply ‘chemical’ sunscreen every two hours.

We don’t want to spoil your summer fun, but now you know that there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy the sunshine safely. Don’t be tempted to lie in the sun! Keep yourself protected from harmful UV-rays, stay hydrated and invest in good quality, healthy skin care and makeup that nurtures your skin! There’s no excuse this year for keeping the sun off your skin. Use protection, everyday, without fail, jane iredale beauties and have a happy summer!