Saturday, May 24, 2014

Jane Iredale Cosmetics Starter Kit Review

First, I would like to provide a special thank you to Vogue Magazine and Jane Iredale cosmetics for sending me a complementary Starter Kit to test and review for you. This kit is available in 5 different shades for $55 at Nordstrom and several other major retailers.

Each Starter Kit includes the following: Smooth Affair Facial Primer and Brightener (0.24 oz), PurePressed Base Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (0.1 oz), Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder Broad Spectrum SPF 20 (0.06 oz), and Pommisst Hydration Spray (0.5 oz).

The Pommisst Spray could very well be my favorite product of the lot. However, it's a close race. The thing I love most about this spray is the amazing scent. It smell so distinctly of luscious apricot. It left my very dry skin hydrated and ready for make-up. A full-sized 3.04 oz bottle retails at $27.

The Smooth Affair primer is very effective. Just a little bit goes a long way and it has a really nice zesty citrus smell. Its effects are most visible after you apply the pressed and loose powders. It keeps the product even and makes your skin glow. When combined with the other products, your face will look healthy and energized! A full-sized 1.7 oz tube retails at $48.

The PurePressed Base is truly fabulous. Not only is it a great base foundation, but it also serves as a SPF 20 sunscreen and as a concealer. Apply just the pressed powder to hide imperfections or combine it with the loose powder for full coverage. A full-sized compact retails at $52.

The Amazing Base loose powder provides the perfect finishing touch. It sets everything else in place and evens out your skin tone/eliminates redness. It also provides sun protection (SPF 20). The full-sized tub retails at $44.

The brush and make-up bag were also exquisite quality. The brush is so gentle on the skin and distributes product very evenly. There wasn't any specific information on the bag, but it has the same feel as some products I have made of saffiano leather. It also has a large and very effective mirror inside.

Here's my finished looked look using all of the Jane Iredale products above. Neat & natural with sun protection - perfect for a day at the beach!

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