Concealer: The Unsung Hero Of The Beauty Bag

Blog Images - ConcealersConcealer is so often looked upon as a foundation afterthought – for the blemishes that weren’t covered by our foundation, we can always rely on our favourite concealer. It’s a common misconception that women with blemishes, pigmentation or scarring should opt for thick, high coverage foundations to create the illusion of spot-free skin. Truth be told, foundation is designed to conceal serious imperfections – think of it as a wash of colour to give your skin a beautiful, even finish. Still seeing spots? Enter: the unsung hero of the beauty bag.

Spot concealing will change the way you apply your makeup. By applying concealer only where you need it, your skin will look flawless, but it will still look like SKIN – natural and glowing, never cakey or overly covered. The beauty of opting for a mineral concealer? You’re still allowing your skin to breathe, delivering it the benefits of skin care rather than masking it in heavy makeup and only worsening the breakout.

Blog Images - Concealers 13The newly launched jane iredale Zap&Hide Blemish Concealer is ideal for truly blemish prone skin as it’s packed with pure pigment, botanical ingredients that work to soothe redness and a treatment to fight bacteria whilst covering your spot like a traditional concealer should. The consistency is smooth and so easy to blend on top of any fluid or powder foundation.

The jane iredale Disappear Full Coverage Concealer offers a slightly higher coverage with an opaque finish to really blur and diffuse the look of imperfections, whether it be acne scars, veins, tattoos or a port wine stain. This concealer works well with liquid makeup, but we also love it on bare skin to cover any spots without giving the skin a particularly “made up” look. The Disappear Concealer is also extremely versatile, use it as a liquid base, mix it in with Liquid Minerals or Dream Tint for more coverage or use on its own to conceal, it’s the perfect beauty bag addition for a flawless finish.

To cover darker spots, scarring and pigmentation, you can’t look past the transformative powers of the jane iredale Enlighten Concealer. Originally formulated for dark circles, we are talking about giving your face the look of an extra five hours of sleep when this concealer is used under the eyes, Enlighten is also unbeatable at covering pigmentation patches and even bruising (a must-have for makeup artists). The creamy formula melts to the warmth of your fingers, it may look bright peach, but you’ll be surprised at how quickly it sinks into the skin for a natural, yet full coverage finish. Rich in antioxidant properties, this versatile concealer works to reduce puffiness while revitalising the skin, if you haven’t tried it yet, you are in for a lovely surprise.

Blog Images - Concealers 1If under eye dryness and dark circles are your concern, then using a product that conceals, corrects and conditions like our Circle/Delete Concealer is a must. These handy pots contain two colours that can be used alone or blended for a truly custom coverage. Circle\Delete1 has yellow undertones and covers red, pink tones around the eye area and is great for fair skin. Circle\Delete 2 has peach undertones and covers blue, grey, ashy tones or hyperpigmentation on fair skin. The dark peach shade effectively neutralises blue, so it can be used as a concealer for surgical bruising. The lighter shade can be used as a highlighter anywhere on the face.

Our go to, eye brightener and concealer is Active Light Under Eye Concealer. As its name suggests, this pen brightens the under-eye area and diffuses imperfections for a soft-focus finish, but it can also be used as a very subtle highlighter to bring forward the highest plains of the face – a reverse contour of sorts. Cucumber and white tea extracts work to reduce puffiness, while avocado and sunflower oil gently nourish this delicate area. Active Light 1 & 2 are yellow undertone, Active Light 3 & 4 are peach undertone and Active Light 5 & 6 olive/warm bronze undertone.

Blog Images - Concealers 12Want it all? Feel confident with serious colour correcting? Then add the jane iredale Professional Corrective Colours Palette to your makeup kit. Each of the four hues offers full coverage, and endless custom shade combinations. This palette was originally designed for post surgery to help conceal the “life cycle” of a bruise at every stage; yellow to conceal initial redness, peach to hide blue, purple and grey tones, lilac to cover yellow tones in the healing stage, and beige to hide any post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation left behind. The formula combines green tea extract, beeswax, moringa butter and avocado oil to calm, sooth and assist with healing of the skin, so if you like the idea of an all-in-one concealer for any occasion or distraction, look no further.

Choose the right concealer for your skin – check out our full range now.

Power Brows and How To Master Them

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A great brow product is worth its weight in gold. From Audrey’s squared edges to Brooke’s brushed out beauties and Kim’s perfectly polished pair, eyebrow trends may waver but a product that can do it all is a beauty bag staple. Having your eyebrows shaped professionally to suit your features is essential, but once you’ve left the salon, the pencil (or gel, or palette) is in your hands.

Brow Blog Image3If you’ve been naturally blessed with full brows, then a brow gel is a must. jane iredale PureBrow Brow Gel can be combed through the brows to set unruly hairs in place, and the tinted formulas (blonde, brunette & auburn) can be used to match your hair colour between tints or simply to give the illusion of thicker, fuller brows. Brow gels have been known to set quickly and give the hair an almost “crunchy” texture, but our mineral formulas have a conditioning effect on the hair, moving with your brow hair for a truly natural look. PureBrow Brow Gel also comes in a clear formula, perfect for “no makeup” days or for setting your look after using a pencil. Our tip? Brush up the hairs at the inner edges of your eyebrows for a fresh, youthful look.

If your brows are sparse or simply need a bit of filling in, then a pencil is your ideal brow tool. A fine pencil will allow you to physically draw on hairs where you feel you may need them, allowing you to be as precise as you need. The jane iredale Retractable Brow Pencil has a very fine tip so you can really create thin, hair like strokes. The pencil also has a spoolie on one end, meaning you can use it to groom your brows prior to using the pencil, and brush the colour through the brows for a blended, feathered finish. This waterproof brow pencil comes in three natural shades, blonde (warm golden brown), Brunette (reddish brown) and Dark Brunette (Rich chocolate brown).

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If versatility is important to you, be it for the hip pocket or for a lack of beauty bag space, then a regular eye pencil can double up as a great brow tool. jane iredale’s Eye Pencil in Taupe is perfect for filling in the brows on the go, and also doubles as an eyeliner to add subtle, natural looking definition to the lash line.

The GreatShape Eyebrow Kit is a favourite among our jane iredale fans, because its great for those who want to create both shape, depth and texture. First, use the spoolie to brush the brow hairs upward and out to make it easier to work with their natural shape. Use the fine brush to apply the clear wax where you need more depth of colour/fill, then use the same brush to apply the tinted brow powder where you’ve just applied the wax – the powder will adhere to the wax to create a texture that almost mimics that of natural hairs. Finish by combing the hairs to blend the product.

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Brows can do wonders for your overall look, and we can’t stress enough how critical brow maintenance is for preserving your natural brow shape. Our tip, put the tweezers down, book an appointment with a brow specialist and embrace your perfect brow shape, that suits your face, your eyes and your hair colour.

It’s all in the detail – to view our entire range of brow and lash products click here.

Words and images by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts

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.

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

NEW Pure and Simple Makeup Kit

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Our philosophy on makeup is that it should be used to enhance your natural beauty, rather than as a mask to hide behind. Makeup should be fun, something to lift your confidence, never something to agonise over. An everyday makeup routine should be easy – pure and simple.

Enter our Pure & Simple Makeup Kit. Each kit covers all bases (pardon the pun) and is ideal for everyone – from the woman who has only recently acquainted herself with makeup and wants to build up her kit with the essentials, to the beauty lover who needs products that do their job (and do it well) to streamline her everyday makeup routine.

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Each kit includes two shades of PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, a PurePressed Blush, two PurePressed Eye Shadows and a Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain, meaning you can quite literally apply a complete face of makeup using just the one beauty-bag sized kit.

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You’d be forgiven for assuming a kit so simple could only create one look, but these carefully curated collections have been designed with versatility at the forefront of the mind. For a truly effortless, natural look, apply the mineral foundation that best matches your skin tone; dust the blush over the apples of your cheeks (can’t find them? Grin at yourself in the mirror – the apples are the fleshiest parts of your cheeks), add a wash of the lighter eyeshadow from your duo over your lids, and then apply the lip stain using your finger to add a muted flush to your pout. To dial it up for the evening, use the slightly darker foundation in your kit to add definition to the hollows of your cheeks, work the darker eyeshadow through the crease of your eyelid for a simple smoky eye, use your finger to apply the lip and cheek stain over your powder blush to add more warmth to your complexion, then finish by applying the stain directly to your lips from the bullet for a more concentrated lip colour.

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Each kit also contains a powder brush and dual-ended eye shadow applicator, meaning you don’t have to haul around a brush roll with your new streamlined beauty routine. Unfold the powder brush to create a fan shape for easy foundation application, then fold it back up and create a denser brush to apply your blush with more precision.

Being able to create a complete look using one kit is ideal for travel, but we get even more use out of it for touch-ups during the day. Our tip? Keep our PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation on hand to top up your SPF. Not only is it packed with active skin care benefits, it’s been recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen which means you can dust it lightly over your makeup before heading out into the sun (we make sure we do this before we head out to lunch) for additional sun protection without having to wipe off the rest of our face!

Our Pure & Simple Makeup Kit is available in four universal shades to suit every complexion, featuring different foundation blush hues to suit fair to deep skin tones.

Find your Pure & Simple Makeup Kit shade here.

Words and images by Gemma Watts @gemkwatts

8 Makeup Brushes you actually need

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Do you know the difference between a primer and a concealer? If you said yes, then that was too easy! The real question is do you know the difference between a Dome Brush and a Crease Brush? Stumped you yet?

The world of makeup brushes can be slightly confusing not to mention expensive, that’s why we’ve put together our list of eight brushes that you actually need rather than all the ones you think you need.

We couldn’t think of anyone else more qualified to let us in on her brush secrets than our jane iredale National Educator, Martina Williams.

1. Foundation Brush

Have you ever applied foundation only to discover that it’s not blended properly around your nose, chin, pores and fine lines? There’s a simple fix for this and it requires nothing more than a Foundation Brush! You need the firmness of the Foundation Brush to press product into your skin.

This is also my favourite brush to apply any type of primer. Primers contain ingredients such as silica and add texture to the skin so it’s important to ensure makeup is blended correctly with a Foundation Brush rather than a stippling brush and blending brush.

Additionally, the Foundation Brush is perfect for applying cream blushes. First, use a patting motion to apply colour before turning over the brush to the clean side and continue to pat the product until all the colour is easily distributed.  I like to start my application of liquid or cream based foundation using a traditional synthetic Foundation Brush.

2. Blending Brush

This brush does exactly what the name implies – it blends and it blends well! With a blend of natural and optic fibres, this brush is great for cream/ wet or powder based products such as primer, foundations, or cream blushes.

If you have applied your powder foundation and it’s feeling somewhat heavy, you can spritz the Blending Brush with Hydration Spray and buff your foundation to sheer out the coverage and blend away any build-up of product.

3. Deluxe Shader Brush

Getting the eyes right is often the most difficult step as it requires more precision and care than foundation. This firm flat natural fibered brush is great for applying an eye shadow base colour, or a simple single colour wash, the firmness allows colour to be evenly deposited and distributed without leaving any fall out, using a pressing motion as opposed to a sweeping motion will also help avoid fallout.

4. Crease Brush

This is the absolute master of all brushes. I have a nice little collection of these and tend to use two to three of these during any one makeup application.

This brush is a soft tapered natural fibered brush that fits into the natural contour of the eye and is the ultimate blending brush – it takes all the hard work out of blending. The sponge tip applicator or firm brush is only going to deposit colour, so you need a soft tapered brush for blending.

Traditionally used for powder based products you can also try using it with wet or cream products such as concealer. This is the perfect brush to blend and feather the edges of concealer under the eyes or around hard to reach areas such as the nose or mouth.

You can also use it to pick up loose or pressed powder and set cream based products such as concealer. Using a sponge or a firm flat brush to set concealer can result in a build-up of product that can look heavy and can accentuate fine lines.

I also use the Crease Brush to contour parts of the face such as the sides of the nose, because the fibres are soft and tapered you can gradually build and blend colour so you’re left with a subtle natural look. 

5. Mini-Dome Brush

It might be small, but the Mini-Dome’s soft fibres are great for depositing and blending products like eye liner and eye shadow for a diffused and smoky look.

This brush is also ideal to use when creating a cut crease because the Mini-Dome Brush will blend the socket line to look blended, but still precise and accurate.

6. Bent Liner Brush

This is ideal for gel or liquid liners as the fibres are firm and tapered and its tip is pointed so you can create the perfect eye liner. The brush is bent which makes application easy as the brush hugs the contour of the eye.

I also use this brush to blend lip liner when I need a precise and accurate lip line, especially when I’m doing a bold or bright lip.

7. Angle Liner/Brow Brush

Sometimes it can be a little tricky to accurately apply liquid liner to the lower lash line however by using the Angled Liner/Brow Brush you can simply press product into the roots of the lash rather than trying to apply a precise line along the lashes.

You can also use this brush and your complexion colour in powder, concealer or foundation to clean up any messy edges from around the mouth after applying lipstick.

8. Dome Brush

Last but not least, this medium sized ultra-soft dense powder brush is perfect for applying blush to the apples of your cheeks. You can also use it to highlight the high planes of the face with a highlighting powder such as Moonglow Bronzer – just swirl the brush around in little circular motions.

I also love to use this brush to complete my application of Glow Time BB Cream, traditionally a powder brush; I use it to blend away any streaks that can sometimes be left from synthetic fibres. You can also use it for contouring and for applying Bronzer powders; the soft fibres pick up just the right amount of product leaving a seamless finish on the skin.

Check out our range of brushes here.

Brow Makeup Tutorial

Brow model image 2Make a statement with strong, natural looking brows that stay exactly where you want them.

Introducing the new brow pencil by jane iredale that expertly fills and defines brows with an ultra-fine 1.7 mm retractable precision tip. This pencil comes with a built-in shaping spoolie on the opposite end for blending and grooming; it’s everything you’ve ever wanted in a brow pencil. The waterproof formula is long wearing and stays put without smudging, no more bare brows or touch-ups required through out the day.
Simply choose a colour that is closest to your natural hair colour, and away you go.
• Blonde  – Golden brown
• Brunette  – Reddish brown
• Dark Brunette – Rich chocolate brown

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Now for the ultimate brow enhancement using all of jane iredale’s amazing brow makeup products:

STEP 1 – Retractable Brow Pencil
• Using the spoolie brush, comb brows into place by combing hair up and across.
• Next outline the underside of the brow then outline the top; lightly fill in any gaps with short feathery strokes.
• Using a clean spoolie brush, soften and blend the brow pencil by combing through the brows.
STEP 2 – GreatShape™ Eyebrow Kit
• Using the mini brow brush, apply the clear wax to define the outline of the brow, apply wax in small strokes to sparse areas, this will mimic hair texture.
• Wipe brush with a tissue and apply the brow powder again outlining the brow and filling in any gaps.
• Comb brows using the mini spoolie brush.
STEP 3 – PureBrow® Brow Gel
• Finish and hold brows in place with the clear brow gel.
• Remember to wipe brush in between dips so that the brow gel remains clear.
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IMAGE 4TIP: The brow should begin at the edge of the nose (A line). The arch should be just above the outer edge of the iris (B line). The brow should taper off from the edge of the nose and eye (C line) and not go lower than the inner portion of the brow (D line).

Are your brows ready for the weekend?

 

Look beautiful and bronzed with jane iredale

Liv LundeliusIf you are keen for Summer but your skin has not yet warmed up, try these beautifully bronzed makeup tips from the incredibly talented MUA, Liv Lundelius.

COMPLEXION

After exfoliating your skin, apply a small amount of jane iredale Tantasia Self Tanner and Bronzer all over your face. Don’t forget to wash your hands. This product gives an instant tint, but also a gradual self tan. Besides that, it’s very hydrating and helps the skin develop an even tan by stimulating the melanin synthesis.

Use a hint of Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser to even out the skin and create an invisible, super lightweight finish. Blend a hint of In Touch Highlighter Cream Blush on your cheek, for radiance and a sheer glow. Use Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder in Dark to contour the cheek bones softly. Make sure to blend well!

EYES

Keep them simple and sultry. I like the Mystikol Powdered Eyeliner/Highlighter in Dark Topaz, as it is easy to use. Simply blend the dark shade straight from the applicator, around the lash line, on top and bottom of your eyes, and blend with a small eye shadow brush.

Use the highlighter side on the inner corner of your eyes around the teardrop, to open the eyes. Frame the eyes by curling your eyelashes and coating them with Longest Lash Mascara in Black Ice.

LIPS

Use the PlayOn Lip Crayon in Blissful all over the lip, for a subtle natural sheen. You don’t want the look to be overdone, but rather look as if you came straight from the beach.

Photo credit: Liv Lundelius, Simon Everiss photography.

Compact glamour with jane iredale’s handbag essentials

As the temperature rises, the party season starts to warm up too and as your social calendar starts to fill we understand that there’s barely a spare moment to rest, let alone spend hours in the mirror perfecting your makeup between events!

Whether you’re popping from desk to dinner, or the dance floor, time to touch up can sometimes be limited. So, to help you maintain a flawless face whatever the occasion, we’ve put together our top time saving products to keep in your handbag for touch-ups on the go.

jane iredale Smell the Roses Hydration Spray

This spray will fit perfectly into your clutch bag and is the perfect quick fix pick-me-up. Smell The Roses will also help to set your mineral makeup while the rose fragrance is refreshing and uplifting. This little beauty will de-stress and provide an overall feeling of well-being, plus it will give your skin a quick burst of added hydration and vitality.

jane iredale Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain

Give the summer apricot lip look a try with this multitasking Forever Peach Lip and Cheek stain. It’ll leave your lips looking beautifully flushed and with a natural peachy tone. This slim-line lip stain works with your skin’s own chemistry to create a colour that’s unique to you, and suits your complexion. TIP: the more you apply, the darker the colour will develop. To add a light tint to your cheeks, simply draw a crisscross shape on your cheek and blend with a brush or sponge, or your fingertips. How fun is that!

jane iredale Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara

A swipe of mascara can transform your look from drab to fab in one swift wave of the wand. This mascara comes in a squeezable tube (so that you can get every last bit out!) and is designed to make lashes look thicker and longer, naturally. It’s water resistant and packed full of natural ingredients that will keep your lashes in tip top shape.

PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation with SPF 20

This sleek mineral powder compact is a magic multi-purpose powder! It is a four-in-one foundation, powder, concealer and broad spectrum SPF20 sunscreen. Its ingredients include pine bark extract, vitamin E and algae extract, which hydrate the skin and combat free radicals, while titanium dioxide and zinc oxide will work to protect your skin from the sun – what more could a girl on the go want? Touch up using a brush or a sponge for a flawless look throughout the day.

These makeup essentials will help you touch up and maintain your look all day and into the night while you are busy living your life (and looking polished every second of the day). Plus, keeping these products on hand has the added benefit of helping you keep skin hydrated and protected from harsh UV rays, whilst adding a hint of colour to cheeks and lips. And that’s why you love jane iredale!

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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

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