I was lucky enough to be able to try out the new hues of Jane Iredale’s spring collection: “Feeling Alive” first hand with the help of our lovely aesthetician, Lynne. My before picture shows how dull and drab my skin has been looking as we come to the end of the cold/dry weather of a New England winter. It’s tempting to go out and sit under the harmful rays of the sun to get that perfect sun kissed look. I’m here to tell you there is another way! All you need is a little Jane Quad Bronzer and you can achieve this look without worrying about the added wrinkles and risk of skin cancer that go along with sun worshiping.
Lynne started my makeup application by color matching for foundation. This can be the most difficult part of a makeup application. It is important to first determine whether your complexion is cool or warm. Folks with cool complexions have blue undertones in their skin, while warm complexions are usually more yellow. Now, you are probably thinking, my skin doesn’t look blue or yellow! You can tell which you are by looking at the veins on the inside of your forearm. These veins will either look blue or green. If they are blue you have a cool complexion and if they are green you have a warm complexion. If you still have trouble, think about what color jewelry you usually look best in. People with cool complexions tend to look best in silver jewelry while warm complexions are complimented by gold jewelry. Determining if you are cool or warm will help with color matching your foundation as well as determining your overall makeup theme. You may love the look of orange and corals but if you have cool skin chances are it won’t look as good on you as your friend who has a warm complexion!
After Lynne found the perfect shade of Purepressed Mineral Foundation (which by the way has SPF 20 in it!), we moved on to bronzer. If you are pale like me, bronzer is a must, and Jane has one of the best around! Jane’s Quad Bronzer comes in 3 shades, the newest shade, Rose Dawn is what Lynne used on me and is a beautiful array of pinky bronzers! Perfect for my cool skin!
Moving on to the eyes. I am in love Jane’s Eye Gloss. It is soft and silky and doesn’t cause any smudging or creasing! It also lasts all day long, which is absolutely necessary for the long summer days! Lynne used the new shade, Pink Silk on me for a natural ethereal day look. She used Basic Black Eye Pencil to line my lids and Purelash Extender and Conditioner for my lashes followed by Black Onyx Mascara. While we are on the subject of lashes, a quick shout out to Latisse, the medication responsible for my long and thick lashes! We will have another post specifically on this, but I would be remiss not to mention it when talking of lashes.
Last, but not least, lips! Lynne used In the Pink PureGloss to give my lips a hydrated feel and glossy look. She also put just a small amount of the Pink Silk in the middle of my bottom lip to create some dimension in color. If you want a little more than just a gloss Jane also has lipsticks and plumpers available. Jane’s Just Kissed Lip Plumper make lips fuller and more kissable while giving them the moisture and color you crave!
My overall look is a perfect collection of pink that would work well on any summer day. It is soft and light and does not look too made up. Perfect for a picnic or barbecue. If you are interested in learning more about Jane Iredale makeup check out their website www.janeiredale.com
or come in to our spa for your very own makeup application or makeup tutorial!
~Julia Boucher PA-C