Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Getting to Know: Jane Iredale

Since:
1994

Famous for:
This is the "skincare makeup," all natural, antioxidant and calming properties, can be used after plastic surgery or peels to protect the skin, favored by those with sensitive, congested, and troubled skin

Lines and price points:
Available throug JI Direct or select salons and spas to the general public, and also provides products and services to their wholesaler or professional customers

Products:
Bases -- liquid, pressed powder, loose powder
Cheeks -- cream stick or powder
Lips -- lip liner, lipgloss, lipstick, lip plumper balm, and lip drink moisturizer
Kits -- colors seem off and combinations are not always coordinated
Shimmers -- famous for their 14k powders and bronzers
Concealers -- Circle Delete dual color cream, Active Light liquid pen applicator, Dissapear camouflage cream (for scars and tattoos)
Facial Sprays
Accesories/Bags -- featuring the magic mitt makeup remover for Ph balanced skin, and the famous flocked sponge
Brushes

Notes:
This line was sold solely at medispas and dermatologist offices because of the natural and healing properties of the products. The foundation was recommended for patients who were recovering from a facial peel or light cosmetic surgery.

Among some of the more aware mineral companies featuring dedicated attention to various ingredients and their potential reactions to customers. Even feature a list to assist vegans trying to purchase products without carmine/cochineal.

Eyeshadows are not very pigmented and can be too matte, cream eyeliners are colorful but fade, foundation colors are very limited, many of the pinks feature carmine/cochineal particularly lip products.

Products Owned/Tried:
PurePressed Minerals foundation with SPF20 in bisque, radiant, and warm silk
Liquid Minerals in bisque and warm sienna
Absence SPF 15 -- features marine extracts and can be allergenic
PurePressed Blush in cotton candy and barely rose
Cream to Powder Eyeliner in Black/Brown Plus
Eye pencils in Black/Brown and Black/grey
Eye highlighter pencil -- not recommended for sensitive eyes or contact lense wearers
PureBrow fix & mascara
Circle Delete undereye concealer #2
Dissapear camouflage cream in light
Brush the handi, white fan, crease brush, angle brush
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