Any mineral makeup lovers out there? I think you guys might like this!
What I like about this is that it has all the basic shades you need to go from day to night. It’s a good size for travel (or for tossing in your daily makeup kit) and it’s not heavy either. I like to do my makeup on-the-go sometimes, so that’s a plus!
I was impressed by how pigmented everything was and that the nude shades popped on my lids (nice for brightening up the eye area). If you’re an eyeshadow newbie, you’ll like how blendable they are since that makes it a lot easier to erase mistakes. I didn’t need to use a base for the nude shades, but you will definitely need to use one if you apply the black shadow. Otherwise, it will end up smudging all over your lower lashline after about an hour. For those who are curious, here are the names of the shades:
- Fresh Air (a shimmery pearl)
- Silence (a shimmery golden peach)
- Footprints (matte taupe)
- Tea on the Porch (a shimmery copper gold)
- Starry Night (a shimmery black).
This one, I find a bit tricky. When I tested it on my hand, it was quite pigmented and glided on strongly. When I applied it over my bare lids, I had a hard time getting it to grab on and it looked like the color lightened by half upon application. After wearing it for an hour, I checked and the color did lighten to a soft, grayish-brown that was barely noticeable on my lids.
I wouldn’t really recommend this as an eyeliner if you want a defined look, since you’ll just get frustrated that it’s not showing up on your lids (like me!). But if you prefer a softer finish and just want to fill in or thicken the gaps in between your lashes, this is perfect for a barefaced or natural makeup look. As for me? I like using this to create a natural-looking shadow on my lower lashes for subtle (or daytime) smokey eye.
I underestimated this! When I first opened it, I thought it wouldn’t show up on my lips or that it would look weird. When I slicked it on, I liked how moisturizing it was and the yummy ChapStick-like scent. Now keep in mind that the goal of this stain is to enhance your natural lip color, which is why I think it’s great for the #MLBB (my lips but better) trend. So did it work? Yes—after about three or four swipes. My lips are on the dark pink side, so I think it would’ve been okay if I tried a different shade (like this or this). I think I’ll stick to using this as a nice base to soften my lips, since I prefer brighter colors on my pout.
What do you think of Jane Iredale’s latest collection? Yay or nay? ♥
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