We learned so much useful information at the last Jane Iredale event that I wanted to create a Part 2 for Operation: Jane Inspiration. Last time I talked about mixing foundations, making sure you’re pairing your foundation with a primer and hydration spray, the efforts the brand makes in terms of animals and the environment and some other quick tips to top it off! Let me tell you what else you need to know about my favourite makeup brand:

  1. The mascaras are meant to be paired with the PureLash Lash Extender & Conditioner. It is in fact not just there for a fun add-on to hydrate your lashes. Rather, it’s formulated to prime the mascaras to function their best. By putting a coat of the conditioner on before applying your favourite Jane mascara, your lashes will stay thicker, longer and stronger. Your mascara won’t dry out or flake off by the end of the day and will be twice as effective. Which mascara is right for you?

Purelash Mascara – this is a great option for anyone with sensitive eyes or those who are allergy-prone. It has the lowest ingredient profile and adds great colour definition.

Purelash Lengthening Mascara – the name says it all! For ultra-length and a feathery, natural look. The dual-sided brush has thinner bristles to separate and lengthen both top and bottom lashes easily.

Longest Lash Thickening and Lengthening Mascara – for those who want it all! The larger fiber brush is great for building volume and creating a longer, thicker look. The squeezable tube makes it easy to see how much product you have left to use and get every last drop.

  1. The wonders of the Active Light Concealer. This lightweight concealer has always been the go-to for brightening up under the eyes and even highlighting the bridge of the nose and the Cupid’s bow (top of the lip), but that’s not all it does! The nourishing anti-oxidant formula helps reduce puffiness, moisturize delicate and/or textured skin, colour correct and refract light for a soft-focus finish. The natural ingredients including cucumber, White Tea extract, Crambe Maritima Leaf Extract, avocado and sunflower oil work together to help your skin feel as good as it looks.


Colour guide:

  • No. 1 & No. 2: yellow based, neutralizes redness.
  • No. 3 & No. 4: peach based, neutralizes blue, violet and grey.
  • No. 5: yellow/brown based, neutralizes redness in darker skin tones.
  • No. 6: orange/brown based, neutralizes brown and black in darker skin tones.

  1. How to contour the easy way with the Contour Kit. First, use the E’s and 3’s rule: Think of creating a 3 and a capital E (backwards 3) on either side of your face with the bronzing powder from the kit. Starting at your hairline, creating a sculpted look through your forehead, right underneath the cheekbone and the jawline – anywhere you want to create a shadow. I also like to add a light dusting on either side of my nose. Second, go in with the highlighting powder where you want to illuminate the high points of your face – the cheekbones, the center of your forehead, the bridge of your nose, the top of your lip and the center of your chin – basically anywhere you didn’t contour! Lastly, enhance your cheeks with a little bit of blush. You want to put the blush right on the apples of the cheek, not all the way up the cheekbones. This creates a more natural, rosy look. It’s best to use your Contour Kit after you’ve done your foundation routine, this should be the last step of your face makeup.

What brush should I use for the contour colour?

Beginner – The Fan Brush: this luxuriously soft, fan-shaped brush spreads far and doesn’t pick up as much product, creating a light and natural contour.

Intermediate – The Blending/Contour Brush: this is a large, angled-top, medium-density, multipurpose brush for enhancing features and blending.

Advanced – The Contour Brush: this is a large, flat-structured, artistry brush with densely packed bristles for contouring along cheekbones, forehead, jawline and even on your nose. It will give you that sculpted Adele-style contour!