13 February 2017


I love makeup, which also means that I love a of different brands. But one of those brands always on my favourites list, is Jane Iredale, as I have simply not tried a product yet that I didn't love. So today I thought that I'd run you through some of my absolute favouries..

Let's start at the beginning with the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair, which is a primer and skin brightener. It contains anti-ageing properties that increase luminosity, even skin tone, and minimise the appearance of pores, along with other natural ingredients including apple and grapefruit extract to maintain the skin's elasticity and promote luminosity and radiance, aloe leaf juice to soothe and calm the skin, green and white tea leaf Extracts, Royal Jelly and algae extract, for their anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory benefits, olive Leaf Extract to promote epidermal cell renewal, and honeysuckle extract to help purify the skin. I love how this primer not only make my skin look more even, it also makes it easier to apply my makeup smoothly, and I also find that I need to use less foundation to make my skin look even, which in itself results in a more natural and nicer look too. On my combination skin, my makeup also lasts longer without the need for touch ups, and as a bonus, it cares for my skin while I wear it.

When I need a simple and casual everyday look, I reach for the Jane Iredale Dream Tint Tinted Moisturiser. The tinted moisturiser in the shade Medium Light, has a very pale, almost greyish tint, but surprisingly it is a perfect match to my medium beige skin tone, and it blends in perfectly. It has a light coverage with a matte finish, and it covers minor redness, pigmentation and blemishes and smaller scars, while still looking very natural.

If I feel like I need a little more, than I just can't go past the Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals. This foundation looks amazing with its golden coloured beads inside the clear bottle. But once you pump it out, the foundation mixes with the gel that is made from aloe vera, lavender floral water and vegetable glycerin. The beads themselves are liposomes entrapping large amounts of active ingredients, which are then time-released onto the skin to increase delivery into the epidermis by up to 40%. The beads contain minerals, as well as other ingredients including L-Sodium hyaluronate acid, olive squalene, seaweed lipids as well as coenzyme Q10, vitamin C, vitamin K, willow bark extract, chamomile, calendula and seaweeds, which help diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, minimising enlarged pores while evening skin tone, and providing lightweight, comfortable coverage.

The foundation, once mixed, has a mouse-like consistency, and applying the foundation is a little different, as you have to get used to the liposomes absorbing into the skin, before it sets. It has a light to medium coverage, that evens out the skin tone and hiding minor flaws, redness and dark spots and it leaves the skin looking so healthy and radiant. 
Sometimes I follow with a quick dusting of Jane Iredale Amazing Base on top of either Liquid Minerals or Dream Tint, to set the foundation, or to add a tiny more coverage on areas where I feel I need it. I have the Amazing Base put into a Jane Iredale refillable brush, which is also often to be found in my handbag, when I'm out and about all day, as it is the perfect tool for touchups too. The powder foundation made from micronised minerals, is it is a bit of a multi-tasker as it can be used both wet and dry as a concealer, foundation, powder and sunscreen all in one, and because it contains algae extract, it also helps reduce inflammation, soothe sensitive skin, and rebuild the skin's lipid film barrier. The powder goes on fine, but can easily be build up, and cover blemishes, redness and pigmentation, and it gives a nice radiant healthy look. 

To add glow to my face, I absolutely love the Jane Iredale Rose Dawn Bronzer. This quad of golden bronze and copper-toned shades, is a true multi-tasker too as it is suitable to use on both the eyes, cheeks, and as a bronzer all over the face and décolleté for a nice glow, or using the lighter shades, it can be used as a highlighter. And it can even be used on the lips with a touch of clear lipgloss on top! Incredible right! I mostly use it as a blush or all-over face powder. It has a subtle shimmer that comes from 24-karat food-grade gold flakes, which gives a natural and subtle radiant glow.

To set my makeup I love the Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray. This fresh fruity scented spray is a hydration spay that has added pomegranate extract, which gives the skin a dose of anti-ageing botanicals and antioxidants to protect the skin from UV rays. This spay helps set you foundation and give it a dewy look, and can of course also be used throughout the day to freshen up the skin or add a boost of moisture.

Next up is my lips, and here it is no secret that I love lip crayons, so it is no wonder that I am so in love with the Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon. I tried the shade Hot, which I a bold classic red shade, which is so stunning. It is quite pigmented and stays put for hours. The crayon makes it super easy to apply, and feels so lovely and hydrating on the lips thanks to containing vitamin E and castor seed oil to sooth and nourish. It is available in several other beautiful shades, and going by how much I've been using this one, I think I'll need to get my hands on a few more. 

Alternatively the Jane Iredale Pure Gloss Lipglosses are so lovely. These lipglosses are flavoured with blackberry and pomegranate extracts and smell so delicious. And they feel so incredible on the lips too, containing ingredients that cares and hydrates your lips, including Moringa butter and lotus flower wax extract. Considering they are lip glosses, they last surprisingly well on the lips, leaving them non-sticky, and with a shiny finish and a lovely colour.

I've put a trio mini pack - Champagne On Ice - to the test, containing three cute mini versions, in the shades Lovely Bubbles, a clear with tiny silver shimmer, You Go To My Head, a clear with golden shimmer, and Lips On Crystal, a deep red, which is also my fave, and I think I'll have to get my hands on a full sized one - but that said, the two clears are perfect to wear both on their own, but also on top of any lipstick for a high gloss. 

I've also put a couple of other small lippies to the test, including the Lip Drink, which is beautifully scented lip balm that feels so lovely on the lips, and leave the lips soft and smooth. It is perfect on its own, or can of course be used under any lipstick or gloss too. It is also available in a couple of tinted shades, which I've already got my eyes on too. It has a gorgeous zesty scent that I've quickly become addicted to.
Also I've tried the Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stains, which are stains that adjust to your skin's chemistry to give you a custom shade that will flatter your skin's undertone. They are loaded with moisturisng ingredients, including bees wax and rose flower wax. I tried the shades Forever Red, an orangy-red shade, and Forever Peach, a peachy-orange shade, which both give a stunning blushed cheek and just stained lip. I prefer the red, simply as its slightly bolder, but come winter when my skin is a bit paler, I know the peach will become a favourite too.

Finally, I admit that I am not the biggest user of self-tanners, but I do love the Jane Iredale Tantasia, which is a moisturising natural bronzer and self-tanner for both face and body. It not only gives you an instant healthy radiant glow, it also develops over just a few hours to a lovely tan, that can be intensified by using it a few days in a row. Unlike most other self-tanners, which often develop an unpleasant scent (and hence why I don't like using them!), this one has a lovely zesty citrus scent. 

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair - $78 / 50ml
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals Foundation - RRP: $91 / 30ml
Jane Iredale Dream Tint - RRP: $78 / 30ml
Jane Iredale Tantasia - RRP: $56 / 50ml
Jane Iredale Rose Dawn Bronzer - $90 / 8.5g
Jane Iredale Amazing Base - RRP: $83
Jane Iredale Refill-Me Refillable Loose Powder Brush - RRP: $49
Jane Iredale Pommisst - RRP: $49 / 90ml
Jane Iredale Champagne on Ice Pure Gloss Kit - $55 / 3 x 3.6ml
Jane Iredale PlayOn Lip Crayon - $35 / 2.8g
Jane Iredale Lip Drink - RRP: $32 / Full Size
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain - RRP: $50 / 2.8g, Full Size

Available from Adore Beauty, Facial Co and RY

* Some products have been kindly provided for consideration, and have reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.

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