Could you use a skin-cation?

Tis the season…all things very merry and white but you don’t have to be.
Take your skin on a skin-cation with Tantasia Self Tanner & Bronzer.
Tantasia’s revolutionary yet proprietary formula delivers a tan that’s uniquely your own.
No streaks, no telltale self tanner smell, bronzed palms or orange afterglow.
Just you, looking like you with a natural bronzy glow.


Tantasia’s proprietary blend of botanicals; Monk’s Pepper, Acetyl Tyrosine and Copper Gluconate naturally mimic the effect of the sun, stimulating your melanocytes to produce melanin, which is responsible for creating your tan.
Tint today, tan tomorrow; upon application you will see an instant bronzy glow, which prevents you from missing-a-spot.

Tantasia’s weightless cream-gel formula delivers double-duty beauty allowing you to apply it to your face and your body and is ideal for all skin types even intolerant or sensitive skin. Tantasia is allergy tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested, phototoxicity tested, safety tested, hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic.

Tantasia’s Tan Commandments:

1. Thou shalt always exfoliate (1 Day prior).
This is the most important of the commandments. This will ensure ease of application so play close attention to knees, elbows and feet. Be gentle on your face and make sure to exfoliate around your nose.

2. Thou shalt always moisturize (1 Day prior).
Smooth and hydrated skin allows for optimal penetration of the active ingredients and allows for an even application. Avoid any moisturizers that create a barrier thus preventing the actives ingredients from penetrating.

3. Thou shalt always pre-prep (Day of application).
Prep elbows, knees, heels, toes and cuticles with Smooth Affair in the pursuit of evenness.

4. Thou shalt honour and trust in your product.
Do not overdo it, less is more, more product will not equal more benefit or a faster result.

5. Thou shalt remember you’re in control.
Tanasia is a gradual tanning product, which allows you to control the depth of your own tan by the number of consecutive applications…

6. Thou shalt avoid water or excessive sweating.
Water or excessive sweating will prevent or interrupt the penetration of the active ingredients diminishing your results.

7. Thou shalt not wait to get dressed.
Tanatsia’s cream-gel formula dries in 60 seconds allowing you to get dressed and get on with your day, yeah!

8. Thou shalt not stress about mistakes.
Tantasia is essentially mistake-free. If you miss-a-spot it is not as apparent as conventional self-tanners.

9. Thou shalt not mistake a self tan for sun protection.
Do not let your golden tan lull you into a false sense of security. The harmful side effects of sun exposure are one of the reasons you reached for Tantasia in the first place so don’t forget to protect the skin you’re in.

10. Thou shalt protect the skin you’re in.
Before stepping outdoors remember to always apply sunscreen to any exposed skin such as Powder-Me SPF 30 (below).


Tantasia = Tan-plicity.

Happy skin-cation everyone!

Party Pretty Pouts

Tis the season to celebrate, so celebrate in the right colour right now, Red.
Red is the colour of modernity. Red is classic, elegant and sophisticated.
Red is powerful, transformative, captivating and commanding.
Red is the perfect compliment to the “Little Black Dress.”

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Party Pout Prep:
Red demands attention, which requires special attention to preparing your pout.
Exfoliate: Tis the season to exfoliate away the effects of the elements on your delicate lips. Smooth lips will prolong the wear of your chosen lip product and the evenness of its colour.
Hydrate: replenish vital moisture to keep your lips plump and to maintain their suppleness. Hydrated lips impart youth and help to prevent lip products from feathering into fine lines around the lip contour.

Sugar & Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper

Perfecting the Party Pout:
Reds require precision in their application.
Conceal: prepare the lip contour by applying your favorite concealing product up to the lip edge and slightly over the vermilion boarder. This will allow you to create a crisp, clean and precise pout.
Define: apply a lip pencil to create a crisp lip edge and prevent feathering. The lip pencil should match your chosen Red. When matched it keeps it looking youthful and modern.

Active Light
Active Light Under-eye Concealer

Paint Your Pout:
Red is the colour of confidence.
The Retractable Lip Brush is your key to a confident application thus creating the precision that a Red commands. Fill in the entire lip and apply over the lip pencil to blend. The Retractable Lip Brush will allow you to get right to edge of the lip without colouring outside the line.

Prolong Your Party Pout:
For additional staying power; try applying your chosen lip pencil all over your lips filling them in, blot with a tissue. Follow with a light dusting of Amazing Matte Loose Finish Powder (translucent). Reapply your pencil, blot with a tissue and apply your chosen Red with your lip brush.
The perfect party pout primer; try applying our Limited Edition Opal or Gold Silk Eye Shere lightly over your lips, allow to set. Follow with your desired lip pencil to define and apply your chosen Red with your lip brush.

Eye Shere
Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow

Pop Your Pout:
To create the illusion of fuller lips dab a little highlighter to the center of your lips, which will pull the lips forward. After applying your party pout try a dab of Petal or Canvas Lid Primer for a soft-focus pop or try a hint of 24Karat Gold Dust for the power pop.

24-Karat Gold
24-Karat Gold Dust Shimmer Powder

Happy holidays everyone.

S & M is Smoky Perfection!

The much-anticipated release of Smoke & Mirrors Limited Edition Smokey Eye Kit has arrived!
This must-have kit is unlike anything I’ve ever seen in my career. Jane Iredale has done it again!
This kit couldn’t be more perfect for the party season ahead. Eight Eye Shadow Shades deliver high-impact party perfection. Smoke & Mirrors offers endless combinations and comes complete with a “how to” guide with five smoky eye templates (foldout style) with step-by-step instructions. Your success is our success.
Ramp-up your impact with a touch of Eye Shere Liquid Eye Shadow, formerly Eye Gloss. Jane Iredale has kicked off the rerelease with two Limited Editions, Opal Silk and Gold Silk. These two sophisticated Shere’s add just the right touch of twinkle to pop your party peepers. They are crease and smear resistant and are the perfect primer for any and all dry eye shadows. Apply them to your lips to prolong the wear of your favourite PureGloss Lip Gloss and/or PureMoist Lipstick shade. Now that’s double-duty beauty!
Smoky Eyes wouldn’t be complete without the addition of Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliners, which are now available in four fabulous fashion shades that are featherweight in their perfection. Create divine lines or smudge them for an additional smoldering smoky effect. Eyes have never looked so smoky…


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Smoke & Mirrors Kit Dimensions: Length: 6″ Width: 5.25″ Depth: 0.75″
Eye Shadow Shades Large (2.8 gr/.1oz each): Nude – Champagne – Smoky Grey.
Eyes Shadow Shades Small (1.2 gr/.04oz each): Cappuccino – Dark Suede – Aubergine – Sizzle – Charcoal.

Tools of success:
Deluxe Eye Shader Brush: medium density brush made with a blend of pony & ox hair.
Crease Brush: medium density brush with a tapered effect for blending perfection made of goat hair.
Mini-Dome Brush: dense brush with slightly tapered head made of a pony and Taklon nylon blend.
Angle Eyeliner Brush: Taklon nylon for devine lines.

We weren’t born knowing how to do the perfect smoky eye,
so we asked makeup artists around the world & learned that smoky eyes are universal. And this is our gift to you.”
Jane Iredale (Intro: inside cover of S&M)


Inner Makeup

This past weekend gives one pause, pause from the daily goings-on to reflect upon the things that we are thankful for. With my heart full of love it gives me great joy to be able to represent such an amazing brand, everyday.
I am sincerely thankful and grateful to have the privilege to know and work with such a visionary, Jane Iredale.
Jane’s outer beauty is matched only by her inner beauty… Jane Iredale walks her walk and talks her talk. When I think of Jane Iredale and her namesake brand, one quote resonates within me, a quote from another iconic visionary:
“In order to be irreplaceable, one must always be different” – Coco Chanel
This difference began for me, as it does for many, through “The Power of the Experience.” The difference that is, jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup, tangible through her product formulations. The inner makeup of each formulation allows us all to celebrate our outer beauty, everyday, in a different way. A way free from the conventional.
As we begin our journey of discovery we learn about the brands “inner makeup” reflected by the annual BCA (Breast Cancer Awareness) product, from the packaging that proudly displays the brands badges of honour; The Skin Cancer Foundation Seal, Leaping Bunny and ECOCERT logos. To the commitment to the environment, recycling and by the integration of QR Codes. These codes instantly link us to educational YouTube videos that set us up for product application success.
With all this and much, much more, I wake each day privileged to share this great news with all who will hear it.


Beauty is as beauty does! Thank you Jane Iredale. You are a true visionary!


Rich Autumn Colour

is exactly what City Nights delivers! This stunning new collection from jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup is a collection that looks amazing on everyone I’ve had the pleasure to apply it upon. This versatile collection takes you from day to evening and any or every occasion in between, effortlessly.
City Nights is a five piece colour collection that is right on trend yet not trendy. Celebrate your Autumn beauty with Celebrate a new limited edition eye shadow trio offered in a sleek and sexy new compact. Three new eye shadow shades Mist, Toast and Port compliment any eye colour. Mist, reminiscent of Opal Crush, subtle in it’s opalescent uplifting glow. Toast is what I consider to be the love child of Rose Gold and Dreamy Pink, this shade is stunning, I love it! Port reminds me of a past favourite, Wine & Roses but softer in the payoff.
Complete your eyes with one of the two new shades of Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner, Green and/or Purple. Green is devine in it’s design and reminds me of the green eye shadow shade in Khaki Kraze, which is a unique shade that works on everyone.
Dress your lips in the magical shade Katerina. This new PureMoist Lipstick I consider to be the shade that every woman has been looking for. I ask that Katerina not be judged in the tube but applied to the lips and you will understand it’s magic. It’s like your own lip tone but enhanced by one shade level. Dress it up for evening with a hint of Kir Royal PureGloss Lip Gloss that will add just the right touch of sophisticated twinkle. Kir Royal is my new favourite lip gloss, it’s a must in your autumn makeup wardrobe.
This collection is by far my favourite. Hats off to Jane Iredale for giving us these gifts to celebrate our beauty!

Autumn face savers.

There are daily reminders everywhere that our summer days are numbered…
The count down to autumn is on and with a change in season comes a change in weather. Weather heralds the transition in our skin care and makeup in preparation for the long cold days ahead…
Each season presents a plethora of environmental stresses that wreaks havoc on our skin, most notably the loss of our skins moisture. Replenishing this loss of moisture is vital to the health of skin. Here is a moisture rich program and when married with your favourite fall/winter skin care regime is guaranteed to save face.

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The foundation to all Foundations. Skin feels nourished and looks smoother. Makeup goes on more easily and lasts longer. Key skin loving ingredients:
Grapefruit Extract promotes luminosity and skin radiance.
Apple Extract is a skin-smoothing antioxidant that helps maintain skin’s youthful elasticity.
Green and White Tea Leaf Extracts and Royal Jelly are anti-aging and anti-inflammatory.
Aloe Leaf Juice soothes and calms the skin.
Algae Extract is anti-aging, firms the skin and prevents moisture loss.

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This revolutionary formula delivers a moisture packed punch along with a proprietary blend of skin loving ingredients to ensure the health of your skin. Key ingredients:
Hyaluronic Acid binds water deep within the skin.
Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C) A stable derivative of ascorbic acid. Has been shown to suppress melanin formation. Has a protective effect against skin damage by UVB radiation. A good antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.
Coenzyme Q10 A naturally occurring metabolic enzyme found in every living cell of the body. Used daily, CoQ10 helps prevent and reverse the aging process. It stimulates the vital energy necessary for skin cells to heal, protect and rejuvenate themselves. Tests show that CoQ10 decreases DNA damage up to 70%. Significantly maintains the dermal matrix. Reduces wrinkle depth by 27%. Increases epidermal turnover and cellular renewal. Acts as a powerful antioxidant.

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This oil-free, lightweight tinted moisturizer has you covered, yet lets your natural beauty shine through. The perfect finishing touch to Liquid Minerals for a radiant “no makeup” makeup look. Key ingredients:
Titanium Dioxide 4.5% provides Broad Spectrum SPF 15 and UVA P++ protection that is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.
Algae Extract hydrates, prevents water loss, calms skin and improves elasticity.
Boron Nitride creates a soft-focus effect minimizing the look of pores and fine lines.


Lighten up your look with a touch of light. Conceals, brightens and lifts the facial contour when used as a highlighter. Ingredients such as cucumber, white tea extract and buckwheat wax calm tired eyes and reduce puffiness. The added benefit of avocado and sunflower oil gently nourishes the delicate eye area.

These amazing products blur the lines between skin care and makeup so that colour cosmetics become an important part of the solution to healthy skin. The skin you’ve always wanted is just a brush away!


LASH Support

Ask any woman who wears makeup what product she cant live without and it’s mascara.
Woman go to great lengths to find the perfect mascara and when she finds it, guaranteed, it’s a keeper. Woman are devoted to their mascara of choice to the point of being fanatical, I totally get it and agree, mascara is magic.

Talk about choice? My goodness, it’s mascara madness out there!
It really is all about choice and as the global cosmetics consciousness grows, more and more woman are asking questions, searching and seeking out synthetic free alternatives to celebrate their beauty.


jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup offers up three lash loving formulas filled with a proprietary blend of lash loving ingredients. These high-performing, non-smudging, clump-free mascaras will open your eyes to a whole new world of LASH support.

PureLash® Mascara
This feather-weight formula delivers the no mascara, mascara look. Ideal for those who have length and fullness already but want to define and refine their lashes. This water resistant formula resists smearing and flacking while conditioning and protecting to reduce splitting and breaking. Formulated with a proprietary blend of seaweed lipids and panthenol to keep the formula moist and condition lashes naturally. Excellent for contact wearers and those with lash extensions. Choose from Black Onyx or Agate Brown.

PureLash® Lengthening Mascara
For naturally longer looking lashes. This formula is infused with triple‐length plant cellulose fibers to add extra length and thickness along with panthenol to condition the lashes and a proprietary blend of seaweed lipids and wheat protein to condition and curl them. This water resistant formula conditions and protects to reduce splitting and breaking and is excellent for those with lash extensions as well. Choose from Jet Black, Brown Black or Navy.

Longest Lash Thickening & Lengthening Mascara
Delivers LASHtastic lashes. This formula dials up the volume, thickness and length of your lashes. Packaged in a squeezable tube with a NEW oversized brush that works with this formula to separate and define lashes, prevent clumping and is easily layered to achieve high‐impact results. Formulated with a proprietary blend of seaweed lipids to condition, moisturize and protect lashes reducing splitting and breaking. This convenient squeeze tube is filled with 50% more product than most mascaras (Based on average net weight of other brands’ mascara). This water resistant formula is offered in Black Ice, Slate Grey and Espresso.

For additional LASH support try:
PureLash® Extender and Conditioner
This ground breaking formula will help strengthen, lengthen and thicken your lashes, making the mascara of your choice twice as effective with just one coat of this conditioner. Apply before applying mascara. *Don’t let it dry completely before applying your mascara. Be sure to rock the mascara wand at the base of your lashes first. This is where you want the most product, then brush out to the tips.

Now go forth and be LASHful!

About Face…

Come out of shadows and into the light with Active Light Under Eye Concealer.
Active Light allows you to harness the magic of light to blur the signs of time.
Active Light is powered by a unique blend of skin loving ingredients combined with
light-diffusing minerals like Boron Nitride that create a soft-focus affect to disguise wrinkles, deep creases and fatigue.
jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup has taken a well know makeup artist trade secret, bottled it and made it tangible for beauty intelligence at your fingertips.

Active Light is a triple threat; concealer, facial highlighter and anti-inflammatory all in one. Ingredients such as cucumber, white tea and buckwheat extracts calm tired eyes, reduce puffiness and inflammation around the delicate eye contour. Now thats easy on the eyes.

So lighten up and defy gravity with Active Light Under Eye Concealer!

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#1 – Illuminate your complexion for complexion perfection. Apply Active Light to recessed areas of the face (dark areas, shadows & creases). Look out 11′s!
#2 – Sculpt & Highlight your features. Apply Active Light to higher points of the face to create a lifting and brightening effect.
#3 – Radiant Relief. Apply a thin veil of Active Light evenly over your eyelid to instantly pop your eyes. When applied under your brow arch and along the upper side of your eyebrow creates an instant brow, eye and forehead lift.
#4 – Pout popping! Apply Active Light around the lip contour to instantly redefine and pop your pout.

Go forth to the light and illuminate your life…


The Power Of 3 to the power of me!

Foundations are the foundation of beautiful skin.
jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup offers 5 fabulous foundation options to celebrate your beauty. Apply them individually, mix, match or layer them. Typically foundations, like skin care, are recommended or prescribed based on your individual skin type. Other factors you will want to consider will be the amount of coverage you desired as well as your desired finish. As we evolve our skin changes thus influencing a change in our foundation style and formula. Keep in mind that changes in season will directly affect your foundation choice and eventually your shade choice too.

There are four simple questions that I recommend you ask yourself when looking for a new foundation:
1. What is my skin type? (Normal, dry, combination or oily)
*Personally I am not a fan of self diagnosis. Seek the help of a trained aesthetician or skin care therapist who can perform a proper skin analysis. This will save you a lot of time, energy and money in the long run and greatly reduce your disappointment and frustration.
2. What do I want my foundation to do for me?
*This will help bring clarity to questions 3 & 4.
3. What type of coverage do I want? (light, medium or full)
4. What type of finish do I want? (dewy/youthful-glow, satin or matte)
*The wrong finish can add years while the right one can reduce them.

Your answers to these questions will help to narrow down your choices resulting in the appropriate fit for right now. Some times we make choices based on convenience, which does not always deliver the result we were looking for. Makeup is like clothing for your skin as clothing is for your body. Its all about the power of the experience, you don’t know until you know.

jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup has developed and designed the Power Of 3 systems for success for all 5 Foundation options. Its as simple as 1, 2, 3!

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The Power Of 3 Systems:
Amazing Base + Chisel Powder Brush + Hydration Spray = Normal to Dry skin types.
*Amazing Base SPF20 is like candlelight in a container. Excellent for age smart skins looking to look more youthful.
PurePressed Base + Handi Brush + Hydration Spray = Normal to Oily or Combination skin types.
*PurePressed Base SPF20 delivers a matte velvet finish, ideal for keeping the shine at bay.
Liquid Minerals + Flocked Sponge + Hydration Spray = Normal to Dry skin types.
*Liquid Minerals is an anti-aging treatment serum with colour. This gel based formula is oil free and weightless.
Dream Tint + Blending Brush + Hydration Spray = All skin types.
*Dream Tint SPF15 offers the sheerest coverage. Its mousse like texture delivers the no makeup, makeup look.
Glow Time + Foundation Brush + Hydration Spray = All skin types.
*Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream SPF25 delivers a stunning air brushed look to the skin. Weightless and wonderfully hydrating.

Tip: The foundation of any foundation is a primer. Primers set the stage for the foundation so it applies more easily and evenly. Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener helps to blur the signs of aging and uneven skin texture resulting in a smoother more radiant look.
Now thats complexion perfection!


It’s all in the ARCHitecture

Brows have been a personal obsession of mine ever since I can remember. I was blessed with hooded eyelids framed by a hardy set of eyebrows, well let’s just say that it wasn’t long before I discovered the power of tweezers. Tweezers, as in anything, are not created exqual. I personally use three different styles when performing my brow maintenance.

Any makeup artist or aesthetician will tell you that brows are the frames to the “windows to the soul” and when groomed appropriately, they instantly enhance your eyes. Well groomed and maintained eyebrows are important at any age, specifically when we are looking to look younger. A little extra ARCH-support is required to defy gravity but keep in mind that the perfect ARCH is one that resembles and enhances your natural brow shape. Please take care not to overdo it, sparse and overly manicured brows can add years.
If you remember this industry mantra then you will never go beyond the point of no return.
“Brows are sisters not twins.”

ARCHitecture-brow support

jane iredale-The Skin Care Makeup offers a bevy of beautiful brow enhancing options to support any style of ARCHitecture you desire.

1. PureBrow Brow Fix & Mascara: This colourless gel tames and supports unruly brows while maintaining a very natural look. Use alone or after applying a Pencil or Eye Shadow. Sweep your brow hairs upward and in the direction of your natural shape for a lifting effect.

2. Eye Pencil: This formula is exceptional. Pencils are still my preferred option for filling in and adding shape to brows. Apply with gentle small strokes to your skin below underneath the brow hair. For a natural blend, gently stroke over the pencil deposit with a clean Deluxe Spoolie Brush.

3. PureBrow Brow Gel: Excellent for taming unruly hair and masking those naughty greys all in one step. Use alone or after Pencil or Eyeshadow. Available in three natural shades; Blond, Brunette and Auburn.

4. Bitty Brow Kit: Two in one. Brow defining powder plus a transparent taming wax with itty bitty tools included. Apply the brow powder with the angle brush to your skin below the brow hair following the natural shape and direction of your brows. Follow with the wax applying it with the itty bitty spoolie brush provided.

5. Daytime Eye Shadow Kit: Perfect for those of you who prefer to define your brows with powder. This kit contains four matte shades for endless options; mix, match, layer and blend. The fifth shade, Oyster, is your gravity defying extra ARCH-support when applied just under your arch.

6. PurePressed Eye Shadow Singles: Five fabulous shades for the perfect fit. Apply using one of the following; Eye Liner/Brow, Angle Liner/Brow or the Angle Definer.

Now you are ready to put some WOW into your brows.