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.

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

Brushes

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.

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

Yes, you can train in jane!

Have you got skin flaws that you can’t bear to face that stop you from heading to the gym? Maybe you didn’t realise that if you invest in a clean and pure makeup range that is designed to be an extension of skin care, you actually can train in makeup. No more feeling bare-faced or skipping your workout if you skin is misbehaving. The breathability of our non-comedogenic foundations means no more congestion and even better, makeup that won’t run and leave you with streaks – even during that spin class!

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Not all makeup can be worn when exercising; generally speaking sweating it out in makeup that contains fillers, talc, parabens, perfumes, FD&C dyes isn’t the best for your skin. If you want to add a bit of colour or coverage to your bare face, make sure you are using pure minerals and a brand that contributes to skin health. Which is why we’re so pleased to tell you that you can, in fact, train in jane!

Why? There’s a few good reasons…

Non-comedogenic – what does it mean?

Laboratory tests confirm that all of our products are non-comedogenic, meaning they do not block pores, so you can confidently wear jane iredale mineral makeup when exercising.

Sensitivity

We steer clear of three major sensitisers in makeup; synthetic fragrance, petroleum based colourants and synthetic preservatives. This reduces the likelihood of irritated skin during exercise, because your skin can breathe and function normally!

Steak-free

Our minerals bind together upon application, which means they resist running, creasing and smearing. They have a high water resistant rating which means sweat doesn’t affect their staying-power. If you use a hand towel to wipe your forehead, simply pat your sweat away rather than wiping to reset your minerals for the rest of your workout.

Sun Protection

Rain, hail or shine, we know many of you love to exercise outdoors, which is why wearing a physical sunscreen while you are outside is the one of the most important skin care safeguards you can use against UV radiation. If you’re looking for a multi-tasking product, our Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation, Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser provide four important functions in one: Foundation, concealer, sun protection and active skin care benefits. These can all be applied as a sheer coverage to give you the SPF protection you need while you train without your skin looking heavily made up with makeup. The sheer coverage will give your skin a beautiful fresh finish and most of all keep you protected with instant UV protection.

Stay Calm

Here’s one for the yogi’s out there – calm mind and calm skin! We make a conscious effort to include ingredients in our products that are calming and soothing; like white lotus flower, cucumber fruit extract, licorice root extract, rosemary leaf extract, willow bark extract, grape seed extract and more. We know that these luxurious botanicals measurably contribute to skin health.

Train in jane iredale to ensure you’re taking care of yourself, from the outside in! Pigmentation, breakout, rosacea… there’s no excuse not to hit the gym. Keeping active will clear your mind, clear your skin and enhance your life. Just make sure you are wearing pure minerals!

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!

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Look 1.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Look 2.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Look 3.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Clean up with jane iredale…

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Do you dread taking your makeup off some nights… especially after a long day (or night out!)?  Sometimes removing your makeup is the last thing you want to do, but it’s so important to clean dirt, sweat and pollution off your skin and replenish your moisture levels before you hit the sack. The key to a healthy complexion is going to bed with a clean one!

We’ve got some tips to help you remove your makeup in a flash and without much effort at all. The best part about our steps is that you only need these three things… Our BOTANICAL MAKEUP REMOVER, MAGIC MITT™and Hydration Spray.

Our makeup remover is both moisturising and soothing and it contains no drying ingredients. All traces of makeup are easily removed by simply wetting a cotton ball or swab and wiping over your eye makeup and lips.

Then simply wet the Magic Mitt and completely remove your makeup using only water. This method of cleaning is so good for your skin as it does not strip your acid mantle. When this beneficial barrier remains intact, it aids the skin in protecting itself from harmful and invasive bacteria.

Our Magic Mitts are made from a new generation of specially knitted micro-fibres (thinner than a human hair), which enables the mitt to penetrate oil films. This process breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin while the fibres gently exfoliate the skin.

The combination of warm water and our magic micro-fibres turn the makeup into an emulsion that is easily swept away by the mitt. It will even remove mascara!

Step 1. Remove heavy eye makeup and lipstick using a splash of our Botanical Makeup Remover on a cotton pad or cotton ball.

Step 2. Now that all the heavy make-up is removed you can wet your Magic Mitt and gently clean your face using circular motions.

Step 3. Once you are happy that all your makeup is removed, use a clean towel and pat your face dry.

Step 4. Lastly, finish with a spritz of Hydration Spray and you’re ready for your downtime. If you want to give your lashes a little TLC, coat them with Purelash Conditioner & Extender, it’s like a facial for your lashes.

There you have it! In less than two minutes, these four simple steps will leave you fresh faced and radiant!

 

21 years on and still going strong…

For more than 20 years, mineral makeup pioneer, Jane Iredale, has been creating quality products of the highest standard for her much-loved mineral makeup range, jane iredale. We thought, we’d take some time to reflect on the journey and pay homage to the wonderful highs for the brand to date.

Jane miraculously reinvented the professional makeup industry by asking herself one simple question – what can I do to make my life more useful? – She was motivated and committed, and worked tirelessly to create her own cosmetics that were good for the skin.

Celebrating its 21st birthday this year, jane iredale has long been providing makeup that both looks and feels exceptional. Launching in 1994 with Amazing Base mineral foundation, jane iredale is still going strong and has forever changed the landscape of the professional makeup industry!

The evolution of jane iredale – 21 years in brief….

JI Product Timeline

1994: AMAZING BASE® LOOSE MINERAL POWDER. Jane Iredale launches her range with the first loose mineral powder, providing weightless, broad spectrum SPF 20 and skin care benefits.

1995: Colour is added to the collection with the introduction of blush and lipstick.

1997: New technology allows Jane to press the loose mineral foundations without the use of fillers, allowing her to introduce PUREPRESSED® BASE MINERAL FOUNDATION into the range, providing weightless coverage in the convenience of a compact!

2001: jane iredale goes international with new distributors established in Taiwan and Canada.

2003: Jane introduces new LIQUID MINERALS a liquid mineral foundation that combines anti-aging benefits with the soft-focus effects of minerals.

2004: DISAPPEAR CONCEALER is added to the range. This creamy concealer is packed with pigment; it covers tattoos, scars, veins and acne breakouts while providing antioxidant benefits to the skin.

2005: jane iredale introduces a QUAD BRONZER in Moonglow – a stunning quad of golden-based shades that can be used on cheeks, eyes, lips and all over as a bronzer.

2007: SUGAR&BUTTER LIP EXFOLIATOR/PLUMPER is added to the range. As delicious as it is effective, this dual-ended lip exfoliator and plumper conditions and revitalizes lips, leaving them smooth and oh-so-kissable!

2008: Jane introduces a dual-purpose mascara – LONGEST LASH THICKENING & LENGTHENING MASCARA – with a new formula, which uses sea minerals to condition lashes to grow to their fullest potential, and cellulose fibers to coat individual lashes, making them appear richer and fuller.

2010: the much-loved LIP FIXATION®launches with a longwearing customisable colour containing moisturising ingredients that prevent drying and flaking commonly associated with lip stains. A complementary gloss finishes the look.

2012: Jane develops and introduces two new multitasking products that nourish skin and give it a lit-from-within glow! GLOW TIME® FULL COVERAGE MINERAL BB CREAM provides unsurpassed coverage, while SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER improves the application and wear of all mineral foundations, to help achieve a flawless finish.

2013: Jane Iredale’s mum, Tess, turns 100! Tess assembles our MAGIC MITT by hand.

2014: jane iredale celebrates 20 years of enhancing the lives of women!

2015: This year we’ve already seen some exciting product launches, including new LIPDRINK® SPF 15 LIP BALM shades and the reinvigoration of an old favourite with the new EYE SHERE LIQUID EYE SHADOW. Stay tuned for more exciting product launches that will be coming soon! Mid August, to be exact.

Although the range has evolved, the key principles remain the same and you can rest assured that when you use jane iredale products you will continue to use the best in skin care makeup.