Ever since I fell for Jane Iredale’s red lipstick, I had a chance to explore more products by the brand, including a few of their recent launches. In case you are not familiar with the brand, Jane Iredale is the line of vegan, gluten and cruelty-free makeup (they also have a few skincare products) that usually offer muted, every day appropriate shades. Jane Iredale’s Spring Collection adhered to its natural looking and formulated principles, with a few out-of-the-box shades. Today, we’ll be diving deep into all the new launches and see what’s hot and what’s not at the Jane Iredale’s new launches.
Jane Iredale Makeup Kit in Snap Happy (limited edition)
From all the new launches, I made the most use out of this travel-friendly trio. The three-tiered compact with a mirror features a finishing powder, blush, and an eyeshadow trio which is so handy to have in your purse for a mid-day makeup touchup.
The top layer contains Jane Iredale’s signature pressed powder (Pure Matte Finish Powder is available as a compact with an option to refill) that looks quite dark in the pan but applies transparent onto the skin. It’s not a mineral powder, but it could be layered with one in case you use two different powders throughout the day.
The middle level is a shimmery peachy pink blush (Pure Pressed Blush in Whisper, available individually) was the most exciting layer for me in this compact trio. It offers a beautiful, natural-looking but shimmery coverage that works for my complexion. It’s easy to blend and it looks great even if you apply it to bare skin.
The lower level contains three eyeshadow shades that are buttery and so easy to blend. I would compare the formula to the ABH Modern Renaissance palette, with a similar level of fall-out and butter-like finish. The hues of the Jane Iredale’s eyeshadow trio are much more muted. Don’t be afraid that the shades in the palette look a bit too dark – they blend to a beautiful and quite natural shimmering finish.
This season, the brand updated their powder eyeliner line with two more shades, Emerald and Sapphire. I never tried their eyeliners before and the formula seemed unique to me, I would call it a mix of cream shadow and a gel eyeliner. Meaning, that depending on the application technique you could make it work in many different ways. Don’t expect super bright and vivid pigmentation though. Similar to the rest of the makeup line, it’s all about subtle hues, even when we are talking about emerald green and sapphire blue shades.
The eyeliner comes in a plastic packaging with an elongated gold lid that transforms into a brush extender. While I loved the design idea, the shape of the brush was not my favorite. Personally, I prefer applying a liquid eyeliner with an angled brush (like the one that comes with Tarte Tarteist Clay Paint Liner). This one looked more like a lipstick brush and was not handy for me personally, but in all honesty, I rarely use brushes that come with a makeup set anyways so it was not a big deal for me.
From two shades, the emerald one is the most pigmented. It also better reflects the light and works for my eye color. I tried using the cobalt one as a regular liner and it didn’t look bold enough for my tasting. I applied the emerald shade as a single liquid eyeshadow, topped with Stila Glitter & Glow Liquid Eyeshadow and it looked breathtaking! I enjoyed wearing both lines to create a smokey eye effect, but my personal favorite was to use this product as a base for a dramatic eye look, i.e. you apply the eyeliner first all over your lid and then go over with brighter colored powder eyeshadows.
This season, the brand launched just one new shade a dual-sided lip stain and lip gloss, and it made me wonder how come I never tried this product before. Let me put it right away: the clear glittery lip gloss formula is my absolute favorite. I used it individually, on top matte and liquid lipsticks, and it always adds a bit more dimension to the finished lip look. Oh, did I mention that it smells like candy?
PRO TIP: Be careful with using clear lip gloss straight from the tube though if you are going on top of the bold lip shade—it will stain the applicator. Instead, I apply a bit of the gloss on your hand and dab it over the lipstick with your fingertips.
I was pleasantly surprised with the lip stain formula too. First of all, the shade looked a bit too brown to me in the packaging, but somehow it worked beautifully on my lips. It doesn’t feel dry on my lips and features a natural-looking semi-full coverage. While it’s recommended to use the product in a combination with a gloss, I enjoyed it the most when applied separately as I usually go for a more matte finish on every day.
I already wrote about my love to this lipstick formula, so we will not spend too much time on it here. All I can say is that two new shades were a bit too brown for me. If you follow my blog for a while, you know that I’m into red and pink lipstick shades so nudes and browns are usually not my cup of tea, but I still gave these lipsticks a try. Tricia was not my shade at all, but I liked Jamie quite a bit! This shade is actually very similar to the lip stain we discussed earlier and I love the signature moisturized lips effect that all products from this range provide.
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Overall, my experience with Jane Iredale’s Spring Collection has been positive. The makeup kit made it into my gym bag and I used the lip gloss a few times on my Instagram so I have no complaints. I wonder if you tried any of Jane Iredale products yet? If so, please leave your recommendations below so I can test out your favorites and review them too. Thank you for stopping by!