Jane Iredale Products Review

Finally I am here now ,so much ready for my detailed review on Jane Iredale Products I received in the starter kit that had been sent to me by Basharacare. Check out my previous post for details on the kit and Basharacare. I took my time because I had to use the products first before I come to you and say what I think about them.

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Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base

Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base- Golden Glow

What the brand says about this Our multi-tasking foundations provide four important functions in one: foundation, concealer,sunscreen and active skincare benefits”

My report:

Somehow this brand have won my trust. I don’t know how , but it definitely has. You can actually tell the difference between products with just chemicals and the ones that are light on skin. Now this base is best used with damp foundation brush. I use my buffing brush for this , you can use beauty blender, flat foundation brush or any brush of your choice as long as it is damp. When applied dry , it doesn’t really show up that much but when applied with damp applicator, it gives you good coverage. By good coverage I mean, normal to medium. It pretty much evens your skin tone. It feels very light on skin and refreshing. The best makeup base when you are in a hurry and easy to carry because of its size. I had this base on for minimum of 4 hours every time I wore it and it was as good by the end of the day. After applyingย  the base, apply any pressed powder or loose powder to lock it otherwise you can skip this too if you have dry skin. You do not need any extra foundation for this but if you feel the need of concealer , then go ahead with that.ย  Proceed with the rest of the makeup process then.

Jane Iredale Amazing Base
Jane Iredale Amazing Base

Jane Iredaleย  Amazing Base – Golden Glow

This , to be honest I found very unnecessary in the kit. Since the pressed powder is already there, then there wasn’t really any need of adding this. I wish they added a blush or bronzer instead of this. I tried using this as a setting powder on top of the pressed powder base, but still ended up using my loose powder as it didn’t serve the purpose at all. However, if you are someone who want very light makeup on ,almost natural at the same time give a mattifying effect then go ahead and apply with a buffing brush or powder brush on top of your face primer or moisturiser.

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray
Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

Jane Iredale Pommisst Hydration Spray

What the brand says “All skin types crave moisture. Give yours a drink overflowing with nourishing botanicals, antioxidants and skin protectors.

My report: This is my first time using any hydration spray and I already am loving the experience. Since I have just used one brand of this product so I’d say I love Jane Iredale’s Pommisst hydration spray. The size is prefect. With the heat here in Dubai, having this spray in my purse has been very helpful and am definitely going to purchase one as soon as I’m out of this. You spray it on bare face or with make up on, it feels very refreshing and the scent is just perfect not too strong and not too light. My face felt very fresh and hydrated for couple of hours after spraying.

P.S It didn’t ruin my makeup at all ๐Ÿ™‚

Jane Iredale smooth affair
Jane Iredale smooth affair

Jane Iredale smooth affair Facial Primer & Brightener-

I am not into face primers that much and I can go about doing my whole makeup without it to be honest. But I did use this a lot because I really liked it. It is not like other primers that I have used. I didn’t feel the silicon nor feel the oily thing that other face primers give. This feels exactly like a lotion,ย  refreshing and smoothing. Whenever I apply face primer, I feel like my skin is suffocated not able to breathe , I guess it’s because of the property in it that covers your skin with a layer to prevent natural oil from appearing and minimize pores. But this one feels just like a moisturiser. If you are a face primer kind of person, you won’t like this because you will not find what you are looking for . But it worked for me because I usually use my moisturiser as my primer. โค This one is a must have for me. I love it.

I do recommend you all to try out this brand. Not all are familiar, even I wasn’t too but the fact that it is a “skincare makeup” is totally a bonus points for makeup lovers. What else can you ask for , you get to have makeup that nourishes your skin at the same time.

I got this from Basharacare.com

So if you are in U.A.E do check them out as they I have a good variety of this brand.

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Makeup Series- Foundation Routine

A lot of friends and random ladies from few social media groups I am part of, ask me about “makeup” and most commonly asked questions are:

  • How to apply make up?
  • What is a concealer?
  • Is concealer and highlighter the same?
  • Which one to apply first?
  • I have watched a lot of you tube videos but they apply a lot of products that I loose track then. Can you please tell me what should I buy etc.

So I have decided to do a series on Make up “How to’s ” and split it into different posts to make it specific. I will be covering everything from steps on how to apply makeup and will suggest products ideal for each skin type. So I’m sharing with you all my foundation routine.

I’m not an expert or any kind of beauty guru but playing with make up has given me enough experience that I can share with you all about it.This is simply how I do it and you can do it your way too with a little of information from here. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today I’ll be sharing with you all my foundation routine but with a little variation to generalize it.

1. Face Primer (optional)– For me , this is optional as I personally think face primer is one overrated and unnecessary beauty product. Yes, you hear me right. Most of the time my make up routine does not include any face primer because the moisturizer I applied is good enough to work as a primer and holds my makeup for longer time. I’m not saying I don’t own a single primer, I do and that too, a lot! ๐Ÿ˜› (I’m just a makeup addict so I need everything LOL). Okay so moving on, Face primer helps makeup to stay long, smooths skin as it covers pores(silicone base ones usually do this job) and prevents natural facial oil from showing up. I have a combination to oily skin, more towards oily and let me tell you, none of the face primers really made THAT difference that I can say “Oh wow, my skin is perfect now” I get the same result even with just moisturizer. It’s really totally up to you. If face primer will give you the confidence, then go ahead use it.

After applying the face primer, wait for like a minute then move on to the next step.

Suggested Face Primers : Though I’m an advocate of drugstore products, I still will give the option of high-end too as many of you might prefer only pricey ones. There are plenty of face primers out there offered by every brand but I’ll mention those that I have used.

Rimmel face primer
Rimmel face primer

High End:

  1. M.A.C Matte Cream
  2. Benefit Porefessional- For pore prone skin
  3. Urban Decay Pore Perfecting for combination to oily skin

Drugstore:

  1. NYX Shine killer- Ideal for oily skin
  2. Rimmel Stay matte for oily skin
  3. Babyskin by Maybelline

2. Corrector (optional)- We use color correctors to cover any discoloration in our face , like dark circles, blemishes etc. Correctors do some heavy-duty job with your imperfections. There is a proper color for a certain discoloration you have to get a flawless look. Check this post to know how to cover all those unwanted colors on your skin. You may apply this using any concealer brush but I prefer using my fingers esp when I’m working under my eyes.

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Suggested Color Correctors by me: I would suggest palettes than individual colors. NYX color correcting palettes, BH cosmetics corrector & concealer palette, Wet n Wild Coverall, MAC Pro Concealer Palette,

3.Foundation/BB cream- After covering all those colors that make your skin color uneven, it is now time to apply your foundation which you have bought according to your skin type and color(obviously). Normally I just like to grab my BB cream instead of foundation. I’ll go for foundation in case I want more coverage than usual. You may apply foundation using your fingers, makeup brush or beauty blender. For those who do not know what beauty blender is, it is the Holy Sponge everyone has been raving about. You just need to check what suits you more. I use my foundation brush.

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Suggested Foundations by me:
Karaja pore minimiser, Rimmel( Stay Matte, longlasting,match perfection), Loreal(True match,Lumi Magique), e.l.f (flawless foundation, moisturising foundation)

4. Concealer- concealer is needed to cover any imperfection that your corrector haven’t really covered. In my case , I do not need any concealer whenever I use the corrector. When I do not use corrector, I usually need some concealer then to get that flawless look. Not unless you have a lot to cover, you will need both. You must be wondering how your face would look with all these products. ๐Ÿ˜€ Do not worry about that, always apply minimum amount of corrector and concealer to avoid caking up. Apply using a concealer brush or fingers and dab gently on areas you need them.

Suggested Concealers by me: L.A Girl Pro concealer, e.l.f concealer and highlighter, Maybelline Age rewind, Benefit Fake up, Nars Radiant creamy concealer.

5.Face Powder to set– Face powder is very important as you will need this to set all those products you applied from 1 to 4. Powders can be pressed ones or the loose ones. I always prefer loose powder as I have oily skin but at times I used matte pressed powders too. There are just plenty out there to choose from according to your skin type.

e.l.f High Definition Powder
e.l.f High Definition Powder

Suggested Face powder by me:
e.l.f HD loose powder, Prestige loose powder, Rimmel Stay matte pressed powder, Bodyshop pressed powder, Make up forever HD Powder.

6. Bronzer (Optional)– This is so optional for me as I am very much happy with how my skin color is after all my make up and I don’t need any kind of “browns” at all. However I need a blush! I use bronzer occasionally when I would want a light contouring. But almost everyone uses that nowadays, so go ahead if you want to be part of the gang. Bronzers, I personally think are for those who are pale if not almost, to add some color to the skin because after applying all the products from steps 1 to 5, one can end up looking so “colorless” & “white” if you know what I mean.

Suggested Bronzers by me: Smashbox, Physician’s Formula, Nars, Burjois, Rimmel Natural Bronzer, Bobbi Brown

7. Blush- Like I mentioned in previous step, after applying all those products you will actually cover all the natural color that God has gifted you so it is important that you mimic the color that your cheeks have and so is the reason you need a blush and anyway it is always nice to have those ideal “rosy cheeks” โค

Deborah Milano- Natural effect blush
Deborah Milano- Natural effect blush

Suggested Blush by me: Sleek palette, Nars blush, e.l.f baled blush, NYX, Tarte

8. Highlighter(Optional)- Again this is optional for me as I have applied makeup tons of times years ago, way before highlighters were even invented and I think I still looked pretty without a highlighter :P. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Just that, with everyone talking about it, you can’t ignore this products specially after what it does to makeup. Highlighter is a product that actually highlights areas of the face that is hit by light like upper cheeks, brow bones, T-Zone, chin and cupid bow.ย You either highlight using shimmery highlighters or any matte powder 2 shades lighter than your skin. Highlighting is given a very interesting name “strobing” nowadays just so you know if you don’t yet. The highlighters used for strobing are shimmery that will give a subtle shine to all those areas I mentioned above and Illuminators are used for the same purpose of giving your cheeks that extra glow.

NYX ILLUMINATOR FOR FACE AND BODY
NYX ILLUMINATOR FOR FACE AND BODY

Related Terms: Stobing, Illuminator

Suggested Highlighters by me: NYX Illuminator , Bobbi Brown, Too faced, The Balm Mari lou manizer, Naked Flushed palette, Color Pop Highlighter

You must be wondering where is the ‘wonder’ contouring step! Well I just didn’t feel like including it here, as a beginner ,trust me you don’t need that for now.

To see what else I’ll be including in this series, check this post.

Makeup brushes for beginners here.

So what are your suggested face beauty products? Do comment below , I love trying out new products. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Jane Iredale Starter Kit(From Basharacare)- First Impression

I’m so excited to share with you all today’s post due to two reasons:

1. It is of a brand not everyone have heard of. Jane Iredale is known to be skincare makeup due to the skin friendly, cruelty-free ingredients the products contain, will enhance your beauty as well as nourish your skin at the same time.

2. It was sent to me for reviewing by Basharacare.

This is going to be a first impression post as I haven’t actually tried the stuff yet except for one item and I will do a mini review on that. Detailed review will be posted once I have used the products.

The Packaging:

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Jane Iredale Makeup pouch
Jane Iredale Makeup pouch

The pouch is made of a very good quality material. The gold plate where the logo is on, is of metal if I’m not wrong. If plastic, then it is definitely made of the highest quality.

Jane Iredale Starter Kit
Jane Iredale Starter Kit

The products are wrapped in this cute paper envelope thing with “jane iredale” written all over.

DSC_5800A booklet with details of each item in the kit.

Jane IRedale Smooth Affair
Jane IRedale Smooth Affair

1.Jane Iredale Smooth Affair-

A face primer as well as brightener.

Jane IRedale Hudration Spray
Jane IRedale Hydration Spray

2.Jane IRedale Hydration Spray

This is probably the most interesting product in the kit as I haven’t tried in hydration spray yet. So this one will actually introduce me tho such products.

janeiredalepressedbase3. Pure Pressed Base, Amazing Base and a Face Brush

Pure pressed based is a mineral foundation and I actually have used it once. The coverage is surprisingly very good. I’m so happy as I got the perfect shade and on top of that it gave me a flawless look, very light and very good coverage. It doesn’t feel or look cakey. Probably one of the best foundations I have come across.

Amazing base is a loose mineral powder and a very cute brush comes along with these two face products.

basharacaresamplesWith this amazing kit, I received three samples, by the way when you purchase from Basharacare, they will send along 3 free samples for you to try. I have yet to try these samples except for one which I have been using already, the Bioderma Cleanser.

Thank you so much Basharacare for this awesome gift. โค I love them already

What do you think of this brand? ๐Ÿ˜€


DIY- BB Cream

Hello Gorgeous girls!

Easy peasy BB cream recipe just right here! ๐Ÿ˜€

Let’s start first with the question:

What is BB cream?

BB stand for Beauty Balm. It is made to be an all-in-one product to replace primer, moisturiser, foundation and sunblock. Can be worn alone or with foundation on top or under face powder, totally depends on your preference as per your skin type and desired coverage.

Home made BB cream
Home made BB cream

What you need:

Foundation

Face Primer

Moisturiser

Sunblock if your moisturiser doesn’t have SPF.

face powder or loose powder , cornflour is advisable for very oily skin

Face Serum (optional)

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Any stick to stir

How:

There is no fixed measurement for this one as we all have different skin type and skin tone. If you have dry skin, you might want to add more moisturiser and very less powder, if oily skin you might want to add more cornflour etc.

So basically you need to take equal portions of each ingredient. Start with very less quantity as it is going to be first time, you can always add more if desired but if mistake happens with huge quantity , you will have difficulty adjusting.

Start with half tsp of each. With mine, I added half 1/4 tsp of face powder and 1/4 of cornflour as I want more matte finish due to my oily skin. Just mix everything thoroughly till it is smooth and all clumps are gone. Keep in a clean container and your BB cream is ready!

Set your BB cream with loose powder if you have super oily skin to make it last longer.

Let me know if you made yours, if you did, click a picture and tag me on my instagram.

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Review & Swatches- Wet n Wild I Heart Matte

addtext_com_MjI0MzEwMTU5MjUz Finally got this baby in my hands, I know it’s late as this was part of Wet n Wild Holiday edition back in 2011. But it’s never too late to get your hands on anything amazing! First impression: It is packed in a plastic palette, feels very light and delicate. Colors seems intense and beautifully matte โค So here is the Wet n Wild I heart matte palette. It has 8 matte silky colors perfect for any kind of look from soft to bold, day look to daring party look. addtext_com_MjI0NDA0MTU5Mjc4 The eye shades have those labels stamped on each color to give you an idea on how and where to use it but you don’t really have to follow it and just play with it. addtext_com_MjMwMDAxMTc2MTI5 So the back of the palette have some instructions for you to follow as a beginner. They gave guidelines for 4 different looks. Again I’d say go wild with the palette and create your own interesting looks. ๐Ÿ˜‰ addtext_com_MjI0NTMzMTU5MzE5 The above picture is a swatch of all the colors on a white eye base. I used my NYX eye shadow base every time I do my eye makeup. addtext_com_MjI0NzMyMTc1NDk4 Now is the comparison of all the colors with and without the eye shadow base. As you see, the colors applied directly on skin gives a very light soft result while the one with the eye shadow base just popped up the colors. addtext_com_MDAzNDQ3MTc0NzM Example of one look I created, using this palette. For more looks I’ll be creating, please join my Facebook page to get updates. Overall feedback: This palette is very much ideal for beginners because of its soft matte finish ,ย  if mistakenly you carried away in applying the shades it won’t make you look like a clown ๐Ÿ˜› , easy to carry around as it is compact and very light weight. Use the colors with white eye shadow base for a vibrant result of shades, and don’t forget eye shadow primer to make it last longer. Where I got this from: A UAE based online shop , they offer a lot of varieties of branded cosmetics from drugstore to high end.ย  http://instagram.com/ebeautique