Jane Iredale is a brand that impresses me over and over again. All the products I’ve tried so far are beautifully pigmented with formulas so well developed that they feel comfortable even on the most sensitive and problematic complexions.
I’ve started makeup school last year and during this period I was beautifully coached in seeing products in a different light, experimenting with specific techniques and working on different complexions.
I’ve learned that really high quality makeup products suit a very large range of tones and types of skins, that they adapt not only to the complexion but also to the type of makeup.
At school, I’ve been using as often as I could some of my Jane Iredale products because honestly they are the most adaptable and offer such high quality that I’m tempted to only use this brand.
I’ve been working a lot with the SunBeam Bronzer (which is the most complex product; it’s bronzer, highlighter & blush all in one, it adapts to a lot of skin tones – from Caucasians to Africans – and it really is very long lasting).
Also I’ve been using Smooth Affair For Eyes and I can say that they are the best lid primers.
During the month of January Jane Iredale launched Mystikol Powdered Eyeliners.
The range includes 4 shades:
- Dark Topaz – a metallic chocolate brown
- Onyx – a jet black
- Smoky Quartz – a smoky grey
- Amethyst – a royal purple.
I’ve been using Mystikol Onyx at school for different types of makeup (you can see an oriental makeup realised with cut crease technique which I’ve created on a colleague; also a pinup inspired makeup which I’ve created on myself).
Mysticol Powdered Eyeliner is fantastic to work with because it’s very buildable and ease to correct if errors occur.
It stays soft and creamy for blending (about 5-7 minutes), then dries to a long-lasting, more matte finish that won’t budge.
It is water-resistant (however easy to remove with a good quality biphasic) and crease-proof.
It can be used as an eyeliner and can also be smudged and used as an eye shadow.
The lid includes a brush which is great if you’re a beginner however I prefer to use a thinner brush.
It’s a fantastic product especially for those of you who deal with sensitive skin/ eyes!
The only remark I have: if you deal with greasy eyelids, use a very good primer before starting using the Mysticol and also try and not move your eyelids very much until the product sets.
A very complex and high quality product, I recommend it!