Jane Iredale Mineral MakeUp… For That Flawless Complexion
I just adore the American brand Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup for myself and my clients.
Created by British-born Jane Iredale, it has become the leading cosmetic brand in professional UK beauty salons and clinics.
I have extensive experience with the makeup having received my Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup Certificate (personally signed by Jane Iredale herself) back in 2002 during the early days of the makeup.
For young or old, for everyday use with its SPF protection in many products, for that evening out or special occasion, JI’s extensive range meets all needs.
The entire range has gone through safety, allergy and comedogenicity tests to confirm the products are non-irritating and don’t block pores, providing confidence for even those with the most sensitive skin.
At our Beauty Salon Skinmaze in Westbourne the full range is on show to test at our Makeup Pod.
You can also view the range online.
Makeup Workshops for all ages, Teenager Makeover Parties (we want youngsters to start with the right approach and understanding rather that picking up the cheapest high street brand), Wedding Trial Makeup Sessions and much more are on offer from us.
This truly unique makeup collection is made from the finest micronized minerals and natural ingredients as well as 24K Gold dust.
It has no nasties like talc (derivative of chalk which is highly congesting for skin pores), sellac (synthetic filler in mascaras known as allergen) and other chemicals that give our precious skin numerous problems that some of us end up fighting with oral or topical steroids and antibiotics from our GPs.
The Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup range extends from very light to light, medium and heavy-wearing concealers and bases to create the most flawlesss skin complexion on the trickiest face.
No matter how much you apply it will still feel weightless. All skin types take substantial benefit from using this natural anti-ageing formula that not just visibly vanishes skin blemishes or other imperfections and conceals enlarged pores, but will reduce high colour in case of rosacea or oily shine in case of ever production of sebum.
It will cover pigmentation around scarring tissue or photo-damaged areas of the face, the chest and other areas of the body.
The key to a flawless skin is in selecting the best foundation mineral products for your skin type, the appropriate facial spritz for setting and the correct application brush. And then of course applying the makeup correctly. Once mastered you won’t look back.
Jane Iredale UV Protection:
My favourite virtue of this amazing skin care makeup is its physical SPF protection that can last for hours even in running water.
There are in fact no less than six products in the range approved by the Skin Cancer Foundation.These 6 products are in fact some of Jane Iredale best sellers lead by the Purepressed Powder with SPF 20 UVA/UVB protection and the Glowtime BB Cream with SPF 30 protection
Here are the main makeup application issues we normally hear from clients and what we suggest to solve them. Usually, it requires just a simple adjustment. Most women are used to a liquid foundation that they have to apply in copious amounts to get any coverage. The switch to a powder that is applied in small amounts and gives instant coverage may take some suspension of disbelief as well as some practice. We always recommend that the tools that were designed for these powders be used. This isn’t just to sell product – the results are visibly better.
Too much shine
Layering too thickly and pressing into the skin with a sponge tends to separate the individual minerals. This pulls the mineral that creates the glow to the surface. It is easy to avoid this by applying the minerals in thin layers in downward strokes with the brush. Keep adding layers until the desired coverage has been reached. It may also help to spritz with D2O or Balance and then blot. Try applying PureMatte on top. For very oily skin with large pores, apply Absence underneath powders especially in the large-pore area. Apply minerals on top and touch-up with PureMatte through the day.
Accentuates pores or fine lines
Try using the Jane Iredale pressed powders not the loose. Spritz with D2O or Balance and blot, or mix the loose powders into a moisturizer and make a cream foundation. Apply it with fingers or a sponge. If the powders appear to accentuate lines under the eyes, dampen a cotton pad with D2O or Balance and gently press it on the problem area, or dab on a small amount of moisturizer.
Uneven and blotchy
This is usually because the JI minerals have been applied before the moisturizer has been absorbed or because the moisturizer being used only lays on the surface of the skin. The simple solution is to wait a minute for the moisturizer to disappear or to blot any excess. Jane Iredale Balance Facial Spritz is good for oily skin.
Also, some unevenness can be attributed to sponge applicators that do not “move” on the skin. This is why, if a sponge is used, we recommend a JI Flocked Sponge. It’s the only sponge we’ve found that blends the powders and does not drag. The sponge in the pressed compacts is only meant for touchups.
This was probably chosen in poor lighting. The best way to test for the right colour is to do it on the jaw line in daylight. The colour should disappear if it blends perfectly with the skin. An easy way to begin is to test Natural and Amber. They both have the same value, but Natural has a pink undertone and Amber a yellow. You will be able to see quickly whether to try a lighter or darker base and which undertone best complements the skin. It is easy to adjust a loose base colour by mixing in an opposite. For example, if the colour is too light, choose a darker shade with the same undertone. If the base is too yellow, choose a pink base as the mixer. Try a small amount in a dish first to get the right proportions. To mix the powders well, use a clean kitchen whip. This will combine the colours in seconds.