With mum setting up her own salon, she’s been looking at different brands that she wants to use, one of those potentially being the Jane Iredale make-up range. Opting for a natural, mineral cosmetic means that the products can be used straight after waxing, facials and even microdermabrasion. I’d heard of Jane Iredale from going to beauty shows and from the odd salon that I’ve ventured into but I’ve never used it and didn’t really know much about the brand itself. Before buying any products, either for use in the salon or for retail, we took part in a two day training course to discover the products and how to use them. I took a few pictures and really enjoyed myself, and maybe made a cheeky purchase (or three!) so thought I would tell you a bit about the brand as Jane Iredale isn’t in department stores or pharmacies.
The Jane Iredale Story
Jane Iredale originally worked in film and theatre and noticed that the actresses that she worked with hadn’t got the greatest of skin due to the amount of heavy, skin clogging make-up they had to wear. After getting a pharmacist to break down the ingredients of some of the products being used, she decided to make a mineral based make up that could give amazing coverage and pigments without using any chemicals, fillers, synthetic preservatives or talc along with a high percentage of good minerals. She was the first to discover mineral make up in 1994 and since then the brand has flourished. The make-up is non comedogenic which means that it doesn’t block the pores and can even help with certain skin conditions such as rosacea. I’ve actually seen a reduction in my spots and my redness after using the products in the last two days of training.
I can’t go into absolutely everything about the brand and the products as this would turn into an incredibly long blog post but I wanted to give you a quick break down of what we did in the two days training. We had a lovely trainer called Katherine Potts whose make up looked absolutely flawless!
For the majority of the first day we went through all the base products; primers, foundations, spritzers and concealers. There are five types of foundation, Purepressed Powder, Amazing Base, Liquid Minerals, Dream Tint and Glow Time, each with a different coverage and finish. We took time going through which products we would use for different skin types and the type of look that clients would get as a result; dewy, luminous, matte, etc.
The second day brought us to look at all the different eye, lip and cheek products and how to use them in order to complete a look for a client. There were so many, I was truly in heaven with all the shadows!! They are all so pigmented and feel so light and weightless on the skin and last for hours without having to use a primer. After lunch, we had to do two thirty minute make-overs on another person; a day look and a night look. We had to tell the other person what and why we were using products depending on their skin, colouring and desired look.
It has been a really good couple of days and I have fallen in love with so many products. I haven’t really ever used mineral make up before apart from a makeover at Bare Minerals but I am ridiculously impressed. I’ve purchased the Smooth Affair primer which helps to brighten the skin, the Glow Time full coverage BB Cream and the Balance Spritz which is for acne prone skin and smells amazing. I’ll put a review up for you all once I’ve received them in the post.
Have any of you ever had any experience with the Jane Iredale range?