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
Iredale APPLICATION PROBLEMS
Jane Iredale FAQS
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.
If the minerals look powdery, wait a few minutes for skin’s natural oils
to emerge, or spritz with D2O or Balance.
use on oily skin with large pores because of the powder’s luminescent
quality. Use our PurePress for this type of skin.
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.
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.
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.
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.
is an under-eye conditioner and moisturizer as well as a concealer.
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
Iredale Liquid Minerals
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:
b) Cosmetic sponge
c) Liquid makeup brush
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.
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.
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.
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.
For a young-hand look, rub Liquid Minerals on the back of the hands to minimize
redness, veins and age spots.
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
To Blend a tanned chest, apply one of our bronzers on the outside perimeter
of the face and neck.
Use the Camouflage Brush as a small liquid foundation brush for areas around
the lip and nose. Finish with a sponge.
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.
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.
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.
After you’ve applied blush, without picking up more base powder, use The
Handi to blend everything together.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
the makeup safe for all skin types?
Is it all right to use it on acne-prone skin?
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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%!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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.