Thursday, 7 May 2015

Mineral Makeup? I'm Still Undecided!

Jane Iredale Starter Kit Light Review and Swatches
Jane Iredale Starter Kit Light Review and Swatches
Jane Iredale Starter Kit Light Review and Swatches
Jane Iredale Starter Kit Light Review and Swatches
Powder Foundation (it's very faintly there!), Blush, Concealer, Eyeshadow, Lipstick, Lipgloss
One make up brand that keeps popping up everywhere at the moment is Jane Iredale. (Even though it's been around nearly as long as I have, I'm finally about to jump on the band wagon!) After reading the rave reviews of their products I was so excited to try this starter kit. If you didn't know Jane Iredale is a mineral make up which actually benefits your skin instead of just camouflaging your imperfections. It's so good that you can even sleep it in and apply it straight after a facial and waxing! I'll admit that I've never tried any mineral make up before (such a bad blogger) but I'm not a full mineral convert as I'm in two minds about this palette!
Let me start with my favourite parts which are the eyeshadows. I love them, especially the coppery one, you've got the perfect trio to highlight, darken your crease and apply all over your eyelid. The pigmentation is great, in the photo above it's only been swatched once so you can see for yourself how amazing it is. The staying power is brilliant, it's on all day and all night without wearing off or creasing which is a huge thumbs up from me as there's nothing worse than splurging on an expensive eyeshadow palette which wears off halfway through the day. I also really like the lipgloss and lipstick too, maybe not the colours I have here as they aren't very 'me' but all in all these are lovely! Even though they're quite thick to apply, the lipgloss in particular, they don't budge and stay on for hours which I think is fantastic especially for a lipgloss.
Now lets get onto the products which didn't float my boat.. The powder foundation just isn't for me. I tend to vary my coverage of foundation depending on how my skin looks and the type of occasion that it's for so I am used to little coverage but this doesn't even seem to apply to your skin if that makes sense?! As you can see in the swatch above it's barely there and is very light so as I didn't get along with this as a foundation I have tried to use this to set my under eye concealer to highlight but again there doesn't appear to be any coverage whatsoever. Maybe if you have quite oily skin and don't like much coverage then this may be good to mattify your skin but it didn't do anything for me unfortunately. I know Jane Iredale has some amazing foundations available that I would love to try but I know I won't be using this again in a hurry. It's the same for the concealer too, minimal coverage which felt very oily and creased terribly. It seemed to also have a grey-like tinge when it's on my skin too. I fake tan quite often but thought this would be ideal for when I'm more natural but this concealer just looked like a grey mask which definitely wasn't a hot look. I'm also not a fan of the blush either as it applied very chalky and wasn't very blendable.
Overall I've not a mineral make up convert. I really liked the lip and eye products but the base products are just a huge no from me which is a shame as I so wanted to love this!
As always I'd love to hear your thoughts and if there are any mineral make up brands out there that you think I should try do let me know in the comments!
*PR Sample


  1. Im not sure on mineral makeup either, i have tried mineral foundations and they just didn't agree with me as i prefer a fuller coverage x
    Emma | Emmys Blog

  2. I keep meaning to try a mineral foundation but the concept just seems so aliens to me that I'm struggling to get on the bandwagon. The eyeshadows look gorgeous though.

  3. I tried a mineral foundation once, it`s not for me. Besides the fact I`m terrible at applying it, I don`t like how it looks on my skin. I could get on board with mineral eyeshadows, but never with foundation.

  4. I've never tried any but I love the coppery eyeshadow, it's so pretty, I might have to try this kit out x

    Gemma Louise | Just Little Things

  5. Great review!:) I have tried many products from Jane Iredale and I liked most of them the only drawback for me is the high price!xx


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