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Jane Iredale Makeup Tips

Jane Iredale AMAZING BASE LOOSE POWDERS
Jane Iredale CIRCLE/ DELETE CONCEALER

Jane Iredale ENLIGHTEN CONCEALER

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals

Jane Iredale PUREPRESSED BASE POWDERS
Jane Iredale Loose and Pressed Powders for Camouflage

Jane Iredale Magic Mitt

Jane Iredale APPLICATION PROBLEMS
Jane Iredale FAQS

Jane Iredale AMAZING BASE LOOSE POWDERS

To release the minerals, remove the seal from the sifter or puncture holes in the seal for a more controlled flow. Do not remove the sifter. Replace the lid, turn the jar upside down and tap the bottom of the jar. A small quantity of the minerals will now be available in the sifter. If you are working person to person, tip the minerals from the sifter into a receptacle such as a shallow dish.

To choose the correct color, test a little on the jaw line. Try to do this in natural light if possible. We recommend beginning with out Natural and Amber bases because they have the same value, but Natural has a pink undertone and Amber a yellow. It will be easy to see whether to go lighter, darker, more pink or more yellow. The minerals are much more forgiving than conventional makeup one shade will suit a wide variety of skin tones because the minerals are light reflective and refractive and do not absorb light the way matte makeup does.

Cleanse the face and moisturize. Allow the moisturizer to absorb. Then, lightly dip a chisel powder brush into the power brush into the powder, and use the lid or dish to work the powder into the brush so it’s evenly distributed. We like to use our Chisel Powder Brush because it gives you absolute control especially in areas around the eyes and nose. The minerals should cling to the bristles all the way around the brush and not just on the ends. Don’t use a brush with a large head. This will make the powders fly.

Apply the minerals in thin layers using downward strokes. If you’ve put on too much, use our flocked sponge to remove any excess. It’s easy to overdo when you are first working with these powders because they are so concentrated. The spot with the sponge if you need additional coverage in areas. You will achieve a smooth, sheer, flawless finish that transfers far less than normal makeup.

Tip: If the minerals look powdery, wait a few minutes for skin’s natural oils to emerge, or spritz with D2O or Balance.

Tip: Don’t use on oily skin with large pores because of the powder’s luminescent quality. Use our PurePress for this type of skin.

Tip: Apply Absence Oil Control Primer to smooth the surface of the skin before putting on the minerals. Absence controls oil and helps prevent color change.

Tip: To “pull” the center of the face out and give more definition to the overall look, use a light base in the aesthetic triangle and a darker one on the perimeter.

Jane Iredale CIRCLE/ DELETE CONCEALER

Apply in thin layers. Blend the duo colors for an exact match to the skin or for a shade lighter. You can minimize a puff under the eye by graduating the color from light at the edges to darker in the middle. This will have the effect of pulling out the edges and diminishing the center of the puff. The mineral powders can be applied underneath or on top. If the skin is wrinkled, Circle/Delete can be used alone. The dark peach color in Circle/Delete #2 effectively neutralizes blue, so it can be used as a concealer for surgical bruises.

If you’re not certain which duo to use, try one on the eye and the other on the other eye and take a look. You can frequently be surprised. Circle/Delete #2 often adds an attractive highlight under the eye.

Circle/ Delete is an under-eye conditioner and moisturizer as well as a concealer.

Jane Iredale ENLIGHTEN CONCEALER

The ultimate concealer for very dark circles, hyperpigmentation and bruising. Apply with our Camouflage Brush and Finger for an even application. Apply in thin layers. Stipple mineral powders on top, or if the skin is wrinkled, Enlighten can be used alone.

This is a lightening treatment (contains three lightening ingredients, Vitamin K. licorice and Arbutin) as well as a concealer. Will help to counteract ashy-bleed through common with hyperpigmentation.

Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals

Application is simple, however, you will want to experiment with your own way of applying it keeping in mind that different application techniques bring different results. Liquid Minerals can be worn alone or with our mineral powders on top.

Because we have used self-focusing minerals, you will find that Liquid Minerals adapts to individual skin tones. The effect is like watching a Polaroid develop before yours eyes. Make sure you have let Liquid Minerals dry before you judge the color. Always test the shade on the face. It will look different on different parts of the body as it reacts to skin color, moisture levels and type of skin.. One color will suit a number of different complexion colors.

It is important no to think of this as a traditional liquid makeup. Liquid Minerals is an advanced liposome technology. The large liposomes that you see suspended in the gel are broken down as they are pumped through a screen in the bottle. The microscopic liposomes surrounding them are broken down through manipulation on the skin and body heat. That is the way they release their active ingredients. You may need to adjust the amount of moisturizer you use under Liquid Minerals because of its own inherent moisturizing properties.

There are several methods of application:
a) Fingers
b) Cosmetic sponge
c) Liquid makeup brush

Fingers
Pump mouse onto a spatula or back of hand. Apply the mousse the way you would a moisturizer. When applying it on your self, use both hands. Let it set and then apply another layer if needed. You will have plenty of manipulation time before it sets. Once set, you may apply another layer if needed. Brush mineral powders on top for more coverage. Do not be afraid to use Liquid Minerals around the eyes as a concealer. It will also minimize fine lines. Use it on eyelids, too, for the perfect base for eye shadows.

Cosmetic Sponge or Brush
Pump mousse onto a spatula or back of hand and pick up with sponge or brush. A dry sponge will give more coverage, a wet more sheer coverage. Apply it to one area of the face at a time.

Tip: For oily skin, use very little, if any, moisturizer before application. Applying Absence Oil Control Primer will smooth the skin’s surface, control excess oil and help prevent color change. It also provides a broad spectrum SPF 15.

Tip: Apply the Liquid Minerals over the nose and other oily areas to minimize large pores. Then dust with pressed minerals over the entire face for an SPF 17 and a flawless finish.

Tip: For a young-hand look, rub Liquid Minerals on the back of the hands to minimize redness, veins and age spots.

Tip: You may use the liquid to highlight the center facial triangle. Apply Liquid Minerals all over the face. Use a darker mineral powder base on the sides and neck.

Tip: To Blend a tanned chest, apply one of our bronzers on the outside perimeter of the face and neck.

Tip: Use the Camouflage Brush as a small liquid foundation brush for areas around the lip and nose. Finish with a sponge.

Tip: For camera work, use loose Light Beige over the liquid around the eyes in place of concealer. It will stay matte all day and give a brightness to the eyes.

Jane Iredale PUREPRESSED BASE POWDERS

Apply Pure Pressed with the brush we designed especially for these powders – The Handi. It’s made from squirrel and pony for the softest feel and the most even coverage. It’s also small enough to throw into a bag. It’s a “go-everywhere,” “do-anything” brush – use it for blush and for blending. Lightly brush The Handi over the pressed powders and apply in downward strokes. Our Pressed powders are more matte than the loose, which is especially useful for those with oily skins.

Tip: Apply Absence Oil Control Primer to prime the skin and provide a perfectly smooth surface for the pressed minerals. Absence controls oil and can be used by all skin types as a primer and to prevent color change.

Tip: After you’ve applied blush, without picking up more base powder, use The Handi to blend everything together.

Tip: Use a lighter base in the center of the face and a darker one around the edges. This pulls the center of the face out and had the same flattering effect as highlighting.

Jane Iredale Loose and Pressed Powders for Camouflage

Our powders will cover most type of redness. The following directions will tell you how to camouflage erythems from laser resurfacing, but the same techniques apply to rosacea, acne, birthmarks, etc. (Never apply makeup to lasered skin without the physician’s permission.)

Cleanse the face and moisturize. Allow the moisturizer to absorb. If you are dealing with post-laser, the skin will be very dry, so you may want to apply more moisturizer than normal. Test for the correct complexion color. We usually use a yellow-based powder to cover redness, but it’s worth trying the complexion color first to see if it will cover without the help of the yellow base.

We recommend using our Flocked Sponge to apply the first layer of powder because it will spread the minerals evenly; it’s soft (very important for lasered skin, which is extremely sensitive), and it’s washable, dries quickly and will last in definitely.

With the flocked sponge pick up some of the powder and press it onto the sponge for even distribution. Now with a pressing, rocking motion try the color on some of the erythema. If it doesn’t completely cover, we suggest that you apply Warm Sienna first. This base will immediately neutralize the red. YOU DO NOT NEED GREEN! Green works for artists on canvasses; on skin it gives a gray, ghost-like pallor.

Apply thin layers of Warm Sienna on the demarcation line until it is covered. Layer again if you need to. Its better to layer than try to cover everything at once. Now, brush the complexion color over the entire face taking special care to blend it into the areas already covered. This will look more natural than layering with a sponge.

Spritz the finished effect with our D2O Balance. Be aware that for several days after laser the skin will flake. This doesn’t look very attractive even with the minerals on. To counteract this, the patient may work moisturizer into her/ his skin right on top of the powders. It will absorb through. Touch up again if necessary. Blush is a very useful tool for raising the patient’s moral. She’s looked in the mirror many times and wondered what on earth she’s done to herself and whether she’ll ever be normal again. She is going to be amazed at the coverage she has with the powders and is now in a position to appreciate what she will look like without the distraction of the erythema. You can lift her spirits by applying a touch of blush. Stay away from pink tones and stick with the neutral blushes such as Sheer Honey, Cinnamon or Bronzer.

If the patient has had laser on her eyelids, brush the base on but also go over with Ecru eye shadow. Put a quick dab of Pure Gloss on, and she’s ready to face the world.

Tip: For full-face laser don’t try to make the entire face the same color as the neck. This will end up looking like a mask Use the flocked sponge to work the powder into the demarcation line along the jaw. Keep going over it until the line is covered. You may then brush the powders over the entire face without having to apply too thickly. The patient will just look as if she/he has a slight tan.

Tip: Recommend that the patient carry D2O or Balance with her. This helps with hydration but also feels good on an irritated skin. The itching and burning, commonly associated with laser resurfacing, should also be calmed down by the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide in the minerals.

Tip: For persistent itching, burning or dryness, moisturizer may also be added AFTER the minerals have been applied. Simply pat moisturizer all over the face (heavy amounts will work) and watch the moisturizer absorb right through the minerals into the skin.. Takes about 15 minutes.

Jane Iredale Magic Mitt

MAGIC MITT: quickly and completely removes makeup using NO cleanser. This process promotes the heath of the skin because it does not affect the acid mantle. When this beneficial barrier is in tact, it aids the skin in protecting itself from harmful and invasive bacteria.

MAGIC MITT is made from a new generation of specially knitted mico-fibers. These micro-tibers are many times thinner than a human hair and are able to penetrate oil films. This hydro-mechanical process breaks the surface tension of the oils that bond makeup to the skin while the fibers gently exfoliate. The combination of warm water and micro-fibers turn the makeup into an emulsion that is easily swept away by the mitt. It will even remove mascara!

Saturate Magic Mitt with warm water and place over hand. Use as you would a washcloth. Turn the MITT, if one side is heavy with makeup. It is very important to saturate the MITT. Lasts as long as a washcloth.

Wash Magic Mitt in warm water hand-soap until all makeup residue is gone, rinse thoroughly and hand it up to dry. Do not store it in anything that does not allow it to dry completely. The unique properties of this fiber allow thorough cleaning and complete drying. This ensures that no living bacteria or organic residues are left on the mitt to culture bacteria or fungi.

Samples have been lab-checked to confirm that Magic Mitt Has safe bacterial and fungal counts. Tests from the Michelson Labortory in California show an extremely low SPC (Standard Plate Count) showing less than 120 bacteria. Most makeup products have between 500 – 1000 SPC or even higher.

Jane Iredale APPLICATION PROBLEMS

We get very few complaints about our makeup, but here are the problems we sometimes hear and what we suggest to solve them. Usually, it requires just a simple adjustment. Most women are used to a liquid foundation that they have to apply in copious amounts to get any coverage. The switch to a powder that is applied in small amounts and gives instant coverage may take some suspension of disbelief as well as some practice. We always recommend that the tools that were designed for these powders be used. This isn’t just to sell product – the results are visibly better.

“TOO MUCH SHINE”
Layering too thickly and pressing into the skin with a sponge tends to separate the individual minerals. This pulls the mineral that creates the glow to the surface. It is easy to avoid this by applying the minerals in thin layers in downward strokes with the brush. Keep adding layers until the desired coverage has been reached. It may also help to spritz with our D2O or Balance and then blot. Try applying PureMatte on top. For very oily skin with large pores, apply Absence underneath powders especially in the large-pore area. Apply minerals on top and touch-up with PureMatte through the day.

“ACCENTUATES PORES OR FINE LINES”
Try using the pressed powders not the loose. Spritz with D2O or Balance and blot, or mix the loose powders into a moisturizer and make a cream foundation. Apply it with fingers or a sponge. If the powders appear to accentuate lines under the eyes, dampen a cotton pad with D2O or Balance and gently press it on the problem area, or dab on a small amount of moisturizer.

“UNEVEN AND BLOTCHY”
This is usually because the minerals have been applied before the moisturizer has been absorbed or because the moisturizer being used only lays on the surface of the skin. The simple solution is to wait a minute for the moisturizer to disappear or to blot any excess. D2O or Balance are good substitute moisturizers for oily skin.

Also, some unevenness can be attributed to sponge applicators that do not “move” on the skin. This is why, if a sponge is used, we recommend our Flocked Sponge. It’s the only sponge we’ve found that blends the powders and does not drag. The sponge in the pressed compacts is only meant for touchups.

“WRONG COLOR”
This was probably chosen in poor lighting. The best way to test for the right color is to do it on the jaw line in daylight. The color should disappear if it blends perfectly with the skin. An easy way to way to begin is to test Natural and Amber. They both have the same value, but Natural has a pink undertone and Amber a yellow. You will be able to see quickly whether to try a lighter or darker base and which undertone best complements the skin. It is easy to adjust a loose base color by mixing in an opposite. For example, if the color is too light, choose a darker shade with the same undertone. If the base is too yellow, choose a pink base as the mixer. Try a small amount in a dish first to get the right proportions. To mix the powders well, use a clean kitchen whip. This will combine the colors in seconds.

Jane Iredale FAQS

Is the makeup safe for all skin types?
Is it all right to use it on acne-prone skin?

May I use Iredale with Retin – A?

Does Liquid Minerals have an SPF?

How soon can the makeup be applied after laser, microdermabrasion or peels?

What are the best colors for camouflaging redness?

Is the loose or pressed powder better for post-laser?

Will the minerals cover bruising or birthmarks?

What does a water – and perspiration – proof rating mean?

Does jane iredale work on older or aging skin?

Are the powders drying?

What moisturizer is best used with the powders?

What are the coloring agents in your cosmetics?

Is it O.K. to put your blush on eyes?

Do the eye shadows crease?

Is the makeup easy to apply?

How long does it take to apply a full makeup?

May I apply it over my regular foundation?

What cleanser should I use?

Do men use the Iredale Cosmetics?

Is the makeup safe for all skin types?
It’s important to know that anyone can be allergic or sensitive to anything. However, we have eliminated the know sensitizers from our makeup. Fragrance, FD&C Dyes, synthetic preservatives are the top three sensitizers. Individuals with extreme chemical sensitivities wear our makeup successfully.

Is it all right to use it on acne-prone skin?
Yes. It is completely non-comedogenic and allows the skin to breathe and function normally. It also easily covers the redness common with eruptions. We function normally. It also easily covers the redness common with eruptions. We have had many aestheticians report to us that they have seen an improvement in the skins of their clients since they have been using the Iredale cosmetic line.

May I use Iredale with Retin – A?
Yes. Iredale can be used with any skin care regimen. The SPF the minerals provide is especially important while using Retin-A or AHA’s.

Does Liquid Minerals have an SPF?
No, but it has ingredients such as Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamin C that help to repair the cells from UV damage. If you apply a layer of powdered minerals over Liquid Minerals, you are helping to repair and protect the skin. Using Absence underneath Liquid Minerals also provides sun protection.

How soon can the makeup be applied after laser, microdermabrasion or peels?
The minerals can be applied immediately after a microdermabrasion or a light peel. They will not only cover the redness but the titanium dioxide and zinc oxide are known anti-flammatories, that will help to calm the erythema. It is important to replace the stratum corneum that has been lost after these kinds of procedures. The stratum corneum is the body’s first defense against the sun.

Application after laser resurfacing must depend on the physician’s permission, which can be from 5-12 days depending on the laser used and how deeply it was used. It is essential for healing skin to be protected by the sun. Minerals provide this as well as coverage and soothing properties.

What are the best colors for camouflaging redness?
Definitely not green! Green works fine for artists working on canvass when they want to neutralize red, but it doesn’t work on the human skin. It leaves a gray, ghost-like pall, which is very unattractive. Our yellow bases will conceal redness. Our most versatile yellow base is Warm Sienna, and that is our most popular color for camouflaging erythema. Warm Silk, Amber and Golden Glow also work well.

Is the loose or pressed powder better for post-laser?
Either will cover the erythema and give the necessary sun protection. You might want to bear in mind, however, that the new skin after laser is extremely sensitive and the fewer ingredients you have to worry about, the better. The loose powders contain less than the pressed. Our advice on lasered skin is to keep it as simple as possible.

Will the minerals cover bruising or birthmarks?
Yes. However, the shadow of some dark bruising may show through. Try Disappear, the peach Circle/Delete, CoverCare or Enlighten to camouflage anything that the powders won’t. Please refer to the Application section to learn how to use them.

What does a water – and perspiration – proof rating mean?
Under the new FDA monograph, no manufacturer is now allowed to claim a “water proof” rating. The highest nomenclature that can be used is “very water resistant.” This is a rating allowed by the FDA when a product has successfully completed its criteria for underwater testing. It required that product be placed on a human subject and immersed in moving water for 80 minutes. The SPF is then tested. In the case of our makeup, it maintained its SPF and, therefore, acquired a “very water resistant” rating.

It applies to our mineral powders this way. If you are perspiring heavily or swimming or you’ve been caught in the rain, don’t wipe your face with the towel just pat it. You may remove a small amount of the makeup, but the majority will stay on the skin. Dancers have found jane iredale to be much easier than usual makeup because they don’t have to keep reapplying it during performance. If you are exercising in the sun, it would be wise to brush on another layer of minerals after you’ve dried your face.

Does jane iredale work on older or aging skin?
Yes. Because this is a light-reflective cosmetic, it obscures fine lines and wrinkles and gives a healthy glow to the skin, making it look younger. Matte makeup absorbs light and allows the eye to see “into” the skin. On a very lined skin, after applying the minerals, it is helpful to spritz with our D2O of Balance Hydration Sprays. This sets the makeup, softens lines and gives a dewy look. The technique of spritzing the sponge first and applying the minerals as a wash also helps to minimize fine lines, wrinkles and large pores.

Are the powders drying?
No, quite the reverse. Our minerals actually trap moisture between the skin and the crystal layer. The conception that powders are drying comes from the high use of talc in most formulas – up to 90%!

What moisturizer is best used with the powders?
Your favorite. Just wait for it to be absorbed so that you have a smooth canvas on which to work. If you don’t, the powders will grab unevenly.

What are the coloring agents in your cosmetics?
We color mostly with iron oxides. We may use carmine or manganese violet in some of our pink loose base powders. We use ultramarines (ground lapis lazuli, a blue mineral), chromium oxide green, and chromium hydroxide green in our blue and green eye shadows. Carmine is in So-Bronze 1 and So-Bronze 2, Cedar Rose Complete Color, Currant, Dubonnet, Barely Rose and Parfait blush, Ruby, Wine & Roses, Pink Smoke and the darkest color in Cloud 9 eye shadows. Vegans and those practicing Kosher will want to avoid the colors containing carmine.

Is it O.K. to put your blush on eyes?
Yes, because we don’t use FD&C dyes in our blushes. FD&C dyes are not allowed for use around the eye area. Some red dyes (like Red #40) are known comedogens. Break-outs in the cheek area could be related to this.

Do the eye shadows crease?
Generally not, although those with oily eyelids (ususual) may want to apply our new eye primers, Canvas and Petal, that effectively control oil. A layer of PureMatte on the lids first can also be effective.

Is the makeup easy to apply?
Yes! The problem that first-time wearers commonly encounter is that they apply too much. Because they are used to using makeup that has large amounts of filler and not a lot of “pay-off,” they use the same techniques when applying jane iredale. With minerals, less is more. Please refer to the Application section for explicit technique details.

How long does it take to apply a full makeup?
Ten to fifteen minutes and it will last all day with minimal need for touch-up!

May I apply it over my regular foundation?
Yes, but we don’t know why you would want to. Try it and see the amount of coverage you get just with the minerals. You’ll be amazed! For maximum coverage, put on a layer of Liquid Minerals and then brush Amazing Base or PurePressed on top

What cleanser should I use?
Your favorite. The minerals can be removed with any cleanser. They won’t however, come off with plain water. Try our Magic Mitt for a squeaky clean face without the need to use a cleanser.

Do men use the Iredale Cosmetics?
Yes. Because the minerals are undetectable, they feel comfortable wearing them. In fact, newscasters are now using the powders on high definition television because their old makeup was obvious to the television cameras.





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