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 New Years Resolutions For Your Beauty Routine

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The start of a new year… there’s no better time to finesse your list of resolutions for the year ahead. Many of our resolutions focus on health and wellbeing – eating healthier, exercising more or kicking a bad habit – but this year we challenge you to include your beauty regime into your goal setting so that you glow all year round.

In the spirit of the New Year, we’ve curated our favourite beauty hacks and skin pick-me-ups that need to be on your new year’s resolution list, to keep your complexion on the right track. Keeping things simple so that you’ll actually stick to your intentions…

Exfoliate

We know you’ve heard it before but as we age, our skin ages with us and takes more and more time to renew itself, cell turn over slows down every single year. Exfoliating daily is one of the simplest ways to jumpstart the renewal process of skin cells to keep your skin looking plump and feeling refreshed. Start using your Magic Mitt every day. You’ll be amazed at how smooth your skin will feel within a month of everyday use. Even your lips can use a little exfoliation, so get scrubbing with our Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper for a perfectly smooth and nourished pout with a delicious organic sugar taste – yum!

Replenish & Hydrate

Give back to your skin and replenish often with a facial spritz: our range of organic hydration sprays will help you achieve plump, soft skin that will see you looking fresh-faced and radiant well into the New Year. When it’s hot and humid, we can feel the need to skip our mosituriser in the morning, not wanting to add shine and oiliness to the surface of the skin. Well now you don’t have to miss out on a hydration boost, rather spritz and keep your skin comfortable and protected. It’s that easy.

Be Sun Smart

It’s so important to remember that the sun’s UV rays can cause damage at any time of the year – not just in summer. We understand that adding another step to your makeup routine, such as applying sunscreen, isn’t for everyone, which is why we have a range of mineral foundations and bases that also provide broad spectrum SPF protection;  try our semi-matte PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation, our oil-free and SFP 15 Dream Tint® Tinted Moisturizer, or our full coverage SFP 25 Glow Time® Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream, our SPF 20 Amazing Base® Loose Mineral Powder, and don’t forget to protect your pout with LipDrink SPF 15 Lip Balm, it comes in three shades. The most important goal you can set for your skin this year is – SPF daily! Do not go a day without SPF, it’s a skin saver.

Clean Your Makeup Brushes

Proper brush care is essential to keeping your skin pure and healthy! Dissolving the build up of grime, excess makeup and your skins natural oils will ensure that you reduce the chance of transferring any bacteria or dirt from your brushes to your skin. Make the effort to clean your brushes every month using a gentle shampoo and conditioner.

Get Your Beauty Sleep

The silly season can take it’s toll on your sleeping pattern and being overtired will not only impact your mental alertness, but can also impact your appearance on the outside (did someone say dull complexion and dark under eye circles?). Take time out in the new year and get some well deserved shut-eye, which you’ve no doubt seriously earned in 2015! If you’re still struggling with those pesky dark circles, try our Enlighten Concealer with its peach undertones that works wonders on dark circles and pigmentation marks. Or try Active Light Under Eye Concealer; with ingredients like cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax, this miracle worker will calm tired eyes and help to reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area!

Stick To It

As they say “it won’t happen overnight, but it will happen!” Waiting for a new skin treatment to show results can be a test of patience, but sticking to your new year’s beauty regime is the best thing you can do for your skin in 2016. Do something today that your future self will thank you for.

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Our favourite NYE makeup looks to ring in the New Year!

Whatever you’re doing, and wherever you’ll be this New Years Eve, we’ve put together our four favourite jane iredale makeup looks for you to wear while you celebrate.

Look 1.

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  1. To ensure your makeup looks freshly applied all night long, begin by prepping skin with Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener to even out your complexion, minimise pores and control shine.
  2. Apply Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser using the Blending Brush then dust PurePressed Base Powder over the top for a little extra coverage and a natural semi-matte finish, apply using the Handi Brush.
  3. Press Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow over the eyelid then blend colour through the contour of the eye using the Crease Brush
  4. Using Dark Topaz Mystikol line the upper and lower lash line concentrating colour on the outer corners of the eye and blend the liner using the Mini Dome Brush to create a diffused smokiness.
  5. Comb brows into place, mix the wax and brow powder from the Bitty Brow Kit to create a coloured paste and apply to the brows using the angled brush to create a clean, structured, naturally tinted brow.
  6. Apply two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  7. Give cheeks a peach flush with In Touch Cream Blush in Connection; blend in circular motions using the Blending Brush.
  8. For a nude lip that will stay put apply Just Kissed Lip Plumper in NYC.
  9. Set makeup by spritzing skin with POMMISST Hydration Spray, and give your skin a boost of antioxidants at the same time.

 

Look 2.

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  1. Create luminous skin by applying Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener using the Blending Brush
  2. Apply Liquid Minerals foundation using the Foundation Brush to even out complexion and keep skin hydrated well into the night.
  3. Highlight the inner corners of the eye by applying the white end of the Eye Highlighter Pencil; blend the white onto the eye lid using the Camouflage Brush.
  4. Use the Crease Brush to sweep Ebony PurePressed Eye Shadow from the In the Blink of a Smoky Eye Kit through the crease in the outer corner of the eye.
  5. Use the Chisel Shader Brush to apply Dawn PurePressed Eye Shadow along the lower lash line, blending well so there are no hard edges.
  6. Using the Angled Liner Brush apply Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in black along the top lash line, extending the flick on the outer corner.
  7. Dress the top and bottom lashes with two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara.
  8. Groom brows and add a hint of colour with the appropriate shade of coloured PureBrow Brow Gel.
  9. Apply Whisper PurePressed Blush for a soft peach cheek.
  10. Highlight the high planes of the face with the two palest shades from Moonglow Quad Bronzer, using the Dome Brush to blend colour into the skin using round circular motions.
  11. Pair a smoky eye with a soft natural looking glossy lip by applying PureGloss Lip Gloss in Nectar.
  12. Finish with a refreshing spritz of Hydration Spray.

 

Look 3.

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  1. To create this glowing beach babe bronzed look, massage a small amount of Warm Bronze Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser and a dash of Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener into the skin to give a flawless look to your complexion.
  2. Dust a Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder in translucent (medium to fair) or Dark (medium to olive) to the t-zone to ensure makeup stays put.
  3. Press Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow over the entire lid using the Chisel Shader Brush, and sweep the colour through the eye contour using the Crease Brush. Line the inside of the entire eye using the Black Eye Pencil, pressing the pencil right into the roots of the lashes.
  4. Using the Mini Dome Brush and Rose Gold PurePressed Eye Shadow, reach up under the lower lashes and sweep colour along the lower lash line. Merge the black pencil and Rose Gold eye shadow together to create a diffused smokiness.
  5. For full thick lashes apply two coats of Black Ice Longest Lash Mascara to top and bottom lashes.
  6. Give cheeks a peach flush by applying Copperwind PurePressed Blush to the apples of the cheeks.
  7. Apply Terra-cotta Lip Pencil and Buff LipDrink to the lips for an all-natural looking nude lip.

 

Look 4.

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  1. Prep and prime the skin with Smooth Affair for Oily Skin Facial Primer and Brightener using the Foundation Brush.
  2. Apply Glow Time BB Cream using the Blending Brush over the entire face, starting on the cheeks and blending out. Wipe away excess product in the hair line and brows using a flocked sponge. Remember less is more; Glow Time has incredible spreadability so don’t be heavy handed with your application. If you need more time to blend, simple add a spritz of Hydration Spray or add a little more Smooth Affair to your brush and continue working the Glow Time into the skin until you get an airbrushed finish to your complexion.
  3. Next, apply a light dusting of Beyond Matte HD Matifying powder in Translucent or Dark to set BB Cream and extend its wear. This is every makeup artists secret step – the finished result = perfection! Remember to dust your HD powder over the entire eye lid to ensure the eye area has a matte effect too.
  4. Comb brows into place using a brow comb or spoolie. Another hot tip for your Bitty Brow Kit, simply mix the wax and brow powder together to create a coloured paste before apply to the brows.  Use the angled brush to create a clean structured brow mimicking the hair direction of the brows in fine sweeps.
  5. Using the Angled Eyeliner Brush apply Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner in Black to the top lash line and extend the flick on the outer corner.
  6. Apply White Eye Pencil to the inside of the eye on the lower lash line.
  7. Apply two coats of PureLash Lengthening Mascara in Jet Black to top and bottom lashes.
  8. Contour the cheeks using So Bronze 2 Bronzing Powder and the Dome Brush. To finish apply Copperwind PurePressed Blush to the apples of the cheeks.
  9. Highlight the tops of the cheekbones, bridge of the nose and the cupids bow using the two palest shades in Moonglow Quad Bronzer, apply using the Dome Brush and blend in circular motions.
  10. Apply a light dusting of Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder over and around the edges of the mouth to ensure the lip area is matte, this will prevent lip product from bleeding.
  11. Outline the lips with Lip Pencil in Crimson, and then blend the line using a clean Detail Brush to soften edges.
  12. Apply Hot PlayOn Lip Crayon or Margi PureMoist Lip Stick to lips, clean edges of the mouth using the angled brush and Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powder.
  13. Spritz with Hydration Spray, and you are all set to go!

 

Happy New Year everyone, may it be a year filled with love, laughter, good health.

Love, jane iredale Australia.

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

Say goodbye to shiny Summer skin with jane iredale!

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

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

SUMMER SKIN SAVERS

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

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1. Prime time

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

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2. Dreamy tint

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

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3. Flawless finish

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

 

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4. Blot away

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

 

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5. Beyond Matte HD Matifying Powders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

PREP.

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

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

GET YOUR SPF ON.

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

DON’T FORGET ABOUT YOUR LIPS.

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

FAKE IT TILL YOU MAKE IT.

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

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

 

Our favourite SPF products

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

 

 

 

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Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser SPF 15

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

 

 

 

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Amazing Base Loose Minerals SPF 20

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

 

 

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PurePressed Powder SPF 20

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

 

 

 

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LipDrink Lip Balm SPF 15

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

 

 

 

 

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HandDrink Hand Cream SPF 15

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

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Bright and brilliant with jane iredale

Our founder, Jane Iredale has carefully designed our product to reflect each season and as we head into summer, we think it’s time to liven up your look with a touch of brilliance, and a vibrant lip!

We know that some of you are probably thinking that a bright lip isn’t for you, but we’re challenging you to think again. With so many different formulas and lip shades to choose from in the jane iredale collection, you’re sure to find a bright colour that suits you, whether it’s a full colour finish, or a sumptuous stain.

A bright lip is a simple way to take your daytime look to the next level, or help you head straight into the evening with confidence, and all jane iredale lip colours come with the added bonus of being highly hydrating, nourishing and soothing. Also, if you’re wearing a bright lip you can keep things natural everywhere else. To learn how to achieve this season’s must-have vibrant pout, read our simple how-to guide below…

First, prepare your pout.
If you want the perfect shade, as well as a long lasting finish, then you’ve got to prepare your pout by caring for your lips first (this applies whether you’re planning to wear makeup or not!).  Enlisting the help of our much loved jane iredale Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator and Plumper, you’re lips will be soft and smooth in no time and you’ll have the perfect base to build up your colour. Use the sugar end to exfoliate, and follow with the Lip Plumper end to restore moisture to thirsty lips. Providing hydration and creating a smooth and polished lip, this lip exfoliator and plumper is a wonderful first step to help you achieve the ultimate bright lip.

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Line em’ up!
The best way to create a pronounced lip is to line them, plus this will prevent any lip colour bleeding into the area around your mouth. You can also use a lip liner to completely fill in your lips, which will give you a creamy base to work with, whilst also providing shape and definition. Try our Lip Pencil in a shade close to your chosen bright lipstick.

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Fill, fill, and… fill.

Once you’ve chosen your preferred bright lip shade, apply a light layer and build to create your desired look. If you’re after a subtle, yet brilliant shade we love our NEW Forever Red Just Kissed® Lip and Cheek Stain or our PlayOn Lip Crayon in Charming, Hot or Saucy, which are perfect summer shades! For those keen on a deeper colour you can’t go past Lip Fixation® or one of our PureMoist® Lipstick shades. 

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Lastly, add a touch of gloss.

A quick swipe of our PureGloss Lip Gloss will not only create a shiny, pretty smile, but will also make your lips look fuller and more plump. Our luscious lip gloss will also soothe, hydrate and protect your pout! 

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To remove colour simply use our Botanical Make Up Remover to revert back to your fresh-faced self, and then try another shade tomorrow.

Calling upon these handy tricks will ensure that your lip look is longwearing, and it will ensure that you maintain the hydration, which is essential when it comes to glowing lips.

The beauty of summer by jane iredale

We’re thrilled that summer is finally here! To celebrate we’ve put together a list of jane iredale essentials to help you make the most out of the long hot days at the beach and romantic balmy nights spent out with friends.

During summer, it’s especially important to keep yourself and your skin hydrated. When the sun’s beating down and your time is spent frolicking by the pool or at the beach, you’re much more likely to feel the impacts of the summer sun. It’s a great time to re-consider how you look after your skin… like wearing effective SPF products and keeping your skin moisturised and in top shape.

We’re celebrating the beauty of summer by keeping things simple and embracing natural beauty. Here we talk about the jane iredale products that should be on the top of your summer make up wish list. With Christmas just around the corner, what better time to stock up or pop them on your wish list!

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SMOOTH AFFAIR® FACIAL PRIMER & BRIGHTENER

We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again… to prime is divine! Smooth Affair has anti-aging properties that even skin tone, minimise the appearance of pores and increase luminosity. Prepping your skin is the key to flawless looking foundation.

Coming into summer, Jane is adamant this is one of the must-have products for added skin hydration.

DREAM TINT® TINTED MOISTURIZER

Tinted moisturiser is the perfect alternative to foundation in the warmer months. It’s lovely and light and allows your skin to breathe, but still provides a gorgeous cover that enhances your complexion. With SPF 15 it’s great for summer and also features antioxidant protection that evens skin tone. The light and silky feel makes it almost like you’re not wearing makeup. A must for that barely there make up look, it’s amazing!

JUST KISSED® LIP AND CHEEK STAIN

This all-natural lip and cheek stain adjusts to your skin tone (like magic!) and provides a gorgeous shade of pink that nourishes, soothes and moisturisers all-in-one. It is also long lasting and provides a custom colour that will enhance your lips and suit your entire summer wardrobe. We think this is a beach must!

GOLDEN SHIMMER FACE AND BODY LOTION

Let’s face it, in summer we want to glow like a goddesses and GOLDEN SHIMMER is perfect for that gorgeous luminous look. Its subtle shimmer provides a warm, smooth complexion and the natural formula rejuvenates and hydrates. Wear it alone or paired with your favourite make up or use it in conjunction with a self-tanner like TANTASIA® SELF TANNER & BRONZER, to safely build a shimmering, bronzed goddess look.

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Now that you have the summer make up essentials sorted just remember to keep hydrated and cool with a few spritzes of our POMMISST Hydration Spray.

A simple summer make up look wrapped up in six easy to use and multi-tasking products. You can always count on us!

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!