The temperatures in Sydney have been rising and with so many sunny days over 20 degrees lately, I am beyond excited about Spring. The nights and mornings are still very crisp and I am sitting next to my heater, sipping on herbal tea as I type this.
There are more good news: Jane Iredale is launching some beautiful new products in August and I was lucky enough to have a little play and preview!
PoreAway Technology in Smooth Affair With the warmer weather around the corner, our skins will get often more oily and the humid weather will melt makeup off our skins much faster. You know I am a bit of a fan of the Smooth Affair Primer already, which is excellent for dehydrated, dry and mature skins. Now it has a little Sister: Smooth Affair For Oily Skin ! It's just as lightweight and hydrating as the original formular, yet it smooths out open pores and makes your makeup stay on longer even on oily skin. They have even named and registered the Pore Away Technology. I like how the formula absorbs quickly and feels like nothing is on the skin! Many primers that claim to do the same thing leave that typical silicone primer residue behind, yet this one is undetectable. The last thing you want on an already oily skin, is another heavy layer on top. It creates a soft focus effect due to minerals which colour adjust to your skin. The product looks milky translucent and goes on clear. The pretty golden tube is travel friendly and perfect for my kit. The finish is smooth and matte and keeps shine away.
PlayOn Lip Crayons! I am a bit of a fan of these already and have recently used them behind the scenes on some photo shoots, with amazing results. They glide on so easily, are very moisturizing, yet the finish is not too glossy, rather satin. And the colours? O M G . Just perfection. Really on trend and including the prettiest neutrals that look somewhat hip and fun and never boring or old fashioned. I have also been blending different lip colours together to customize them. I don't even have a favourite as all seven shades are all so pretty. That's why I gave you some swatches on paper... Yet on the lips they are way more vibrant and lucious. I liked them so much that I actually got worried they might be a limited edtion... I immediately asked the Jane Iredale team if the PlayOn Lip Crayons are here to stay. Thankfully they did confirm quickly that these amazing crayons will become part of their permanent range! Phew. I am relieved. And I can play on :) These beauties will launch real soon here, keep your eyes peeled! For absolute makeup minimalists: You would like the Lip Drinks in Buff (nude) and Crush (berry) they are lovely sheer tinted lip balms.
Pure Lash - Lashes Lashes Lashes Lashes (along with brows) are possibly the biggest ongoing beauty trend of the last few years, with women using growth serums, permanent eyelash extensions and falsies have become a staple for evening makeup. Personally I love my mascara and wear it daily. I like long, full lashes, yet I like them to look natural and I have used organic or natural mascaras for some time. It's important to keep in mind how important your eye sight is and sensitive eyes are not to be messed with in my opinion. Jane Iredale has released another great mascara, free of nasty preservatives or petroleum based ingredients. Pure Lash Lengthening Mascara, actually conditions and protects your lashes with Panthenol and Wheat Protein. I like the effect and texture it gives, not too gluggy, it manages to separate the lashes very well. As will all mascaras I always find the application is most important.
Pure Pressed Eye Shadows These are not new but rather a staple within the eye makeup range. I like them in my pro kit because they are so gentle and safe for sensitive eyes. They can also be used wet or dry and are super versatile. Due to the pure pigment they can be used on brows, cheeks or lips, depending on the shade. These are the shades being promoted for the new season: There is "Forest" which is the most wearable, richest shade of a deep matte green. I have recently used it to create a dramatic smokey eye on dark hazel eyes. "Iris" is a rich matte purple, great for stronger looks or to be used as eyeliner to make green eyes pop. "Steamy" is a warm peachy soft red, pretty on blue eyes and also on cheeks. "Mermaid" is a soft shimmery pearly green, good as a highlighter with very little colour pay off. They all come as individual compacts which is perfect for a personal beauty bag, however it is a little more tricky to use in my pro kit. As most artists would agree: We love palettes, as they are easier and quicker to set up. I hope Jane Iredale will eventually design a system to create custom palettes for these great quality shadows.
All these products will launch on the 10th of August 2015
All Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty free, free of Paraben and Phenoxyethanol preservatives and all minerals are purest quality and tested for purity and never contaminated with heavy metals, all products are suitable for sensitive skin and have been tested to be Hypo Allergenic.