Yes I am a beauty blogger, but somehow I have never really explored the world of mineral makeup. It just was something that seemed either not what I needed or too much to try and use. So, when the chance to try out Jane Iredale cosmetics came along, and to see them used at a fashion show, I jumped.
I met with the delightful Kevin Mendelson, lead makeup artist for the company. (Thats him in the picture) . The makeup he was doing on the models was gorgeous. He told me so much about the line that I can't possibly get it all in, but lets start with what some of you may already know. Jane Iredale foundation is basically a 4in 1 and can be used all over. It also has an FDA certified water resistant SPF . There are of course no parabens or talcs, it is highly water resistant, anti inflammatory and not tested on animals.
This is the makeup that is recommended by dermatologist's and plastic surgeons to their post- op patients receiving chemical peels, resurfacing etc, since it can help speed skin healing, and to help rosacea and acne begone.( and Kevin tells me used by George Clooney and Brad Pitt to help keep their skin fab).
I had my makeup done the following day using the line and have to say I loved how weightless it was on. They did a fairly sheer app where I might do a heavier one, but I liked how it looked a lot.
One new product Kevin was using was the Longest Lash mascara. Not only does this function as mascara but the minerals in it allow it also treat your lashes and encourage growth. It is semi waterproof, and goes on really nice giving lashes a longer look. Water has been partially replaced by algae extracts which are what help condition the lashes.
The Black Ice color is a very deep black .( 5 other shadesd available). This is mascara in a tube, which allows for you to get more out of the packaging, more uses. The tube is actually quite fun.
My favorite product that I tried was the Magic Mitt. This is a reusable makeup remover mitt that is super soft. It felt to nice gliding on the skin to wash off the makeup. You use it with water and it is antibacterial. Not only doesn't it harbor bacteria but it is gentle on your skin as well. I so have to have one of these. Love it.
Here's the official details on the product:
"It's made from a new generation of specially knitted micro-fibers many times thinner than a human hair. When wet they create a hydromechanical process that breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin. This emulsion is then easily swept away by the mitt. "
The mitt costs 15.00
The mascara 32.00
Jane Iredale consists of a large line of products, all detailed at the website http://www.janeiredale.com/
The line is not sold in traditional stores, but either directly online or at a spa or doctors office.
So my first up close with mineral makeup went well.