It’s not often that a brand gifts me something to trial that I’m so over the moon about that I feel like I need to shout about it, but when that happens I feel like I need to put a huge THESE ARE MY HONEST OPINIONS disclaimer in all capital letters right at the start of the post. That said, the team at iiaa, Jane Iredale‘s parent company, sent me a whole heap of mineral makeup to try and I love it so much – read on for my honest opinions plus how these products look on me…
Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener* | Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream in 6* | Disappear Concealer in Light* | Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder SPF20 in Warm Silk* | Pure Pressed Blush in Whisper* | Chisel Powder Brush* | Eyeko Skinny Liquid Eyeliner | Eyeko Eye Do Mascara
One of the things I find so attractive about the Jane Iredale brand is that Jane herself developed the makeup to fill a gap in the market. According to her website, “She was inspired to develop a makeup that was good for the skin by her career in the entertainment industry where she saw actresses and models struggling with the ill-effects of the many kinds of makeup they wore….Her goal is to make products that look good, feel good and are good for the skin.”
The products are non-comedogenic so they don’t tend to clog pores, and they feature mineral particles which are meant to form a protective barrier on the skin that allows it to breathe and function normally. Of the items I tried, both Glow Time and Amazing Base contain SPF, which is great year-round.
The above has become my go-to look ever since I started trialling these products, and I have to say I’m really pleased with the results! They’re long-lasting – I never feel as though I need to re-apply in the evening after work – and they haven’t caused any breakouts or irritated my existing acne.
The primer* and BB cream* act more like a foundation, offering a build-able coverage I can get on board with, and they apply well with both my Beauty Blender and fingertips. The concealer* works well on my olive skin, lightening my naturally dark under eye circles without looking “off”, which is a common problem for me with concealers. I also like using this concealer* over my hyperpigmentation to provide the appearance of a more even skin tone. Next up is the Amazing Base powder*, which I find applies better with their chisel powder brush* than my beloved MAC kabuki brush (I never, ever thought I’d say that!) and really helps the makeup set and stay in place. Then it’s time for a quick sweep of blusher* before topping off with mascara (and eyeliner on a good day!).
I like that these products provide a natural look without feeling heavy or cakey while staying in place, so I’m especially looking forward to putting them to the test this summer.
Please note: while the products marked with a star (*) in this blog post were gifts, the views expressed are my own.