Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Jane Cosmetics...a review!


I was contacted by Jane Cosmetics and asked to review a couple of their products. This does not alter my feelings on these products in any way, and the opinions are my own.

I was sent:

Blushing Cheeks blush in "Blushing Blossom"
Shimmering Blush in "Wisteria"
Be Pure Mineral Crushed Powder in "Light- Medium"
Eye Zing Carry Along eyeshadow palette in "Chicago"
Be Pure Mineral Gel Eyeliner in "Black"

Full review and swatches after below the cut!

I remember using JANE for the first time when I was a young teen. When I opened the blush (which is a screw off lid) I was sent back to those days and opening my first JANE lip gloss. It was surreal. It looks to me like JANE has come a long way since back then. The quality of the packing and products tell me this. JANE has also implemented a natural mineral line called "Be Pure" which I was very interested in.

I was immediately impressed with the mineral crushed powder. There is a light scent, and the coverage is pretty decent. I rarely use powder alone, but seeing as this is a crushed mineral powder, I was able to use this alone. This powder is right about $7.50 depending on where you purchase it and comes in a 2.0 gram jar with a sifter.

Next up are the two blushes. Blushing Cheeks "Blushing Blossom" is a matte rose color and Shimmering Blush in "Wisteria" is a shimmery blush which consists of varying shades of pink and peach. Blushing Blossom is super pigmented and works really well with my skin tone. It comes in a 3.4 gram pot with a screw off lid. I will use this blush on a regular basis. This blush is right about $4.00 depending on where you purchase it.

Wisteria on the other hand isn't as pigmented. It's decent in terms of the shimmer/highlighter factor, but you really have to layer it to get any sort of color on your cheeks. Even for me, as pale as I am. Wisteria comes in a 6.8 gram pot with a mirror and a mini blush brush in the bottom of the package. I was not very impressed with this shimmer blush. This blush is right about $6.50 depending on where you purchase it.

Moving on to my favorite product of the group. Be Pure Gel Eyeliner. This eyeliner came in a box with the liner and a mini angled eyeliner brush (which I can't find to save my life right now.) I love gel liners, and this one is no exception. Strong pigmentation, incredible lasting power, and easy to apply. This eyeliner is right about $6.50 depending on where you purchase it and comes in  purple, blue, and dark brown shades.

And last but not least, the Eye Zing eyeshadow quad, in "Chicago." It's also listed as a Metallic quad with the colors Urban Chic, After Hours, Underground, and Lake Shore. So here's the deal. This quad is OK, but it's not very pigmented.at.all. I didn't even swatch it, because I was having such a hard time getting any color payoff even over primer. Underground is a dark black with silver sparkles and this is the best out of the bunch. Lake Shore and Urban Chic are shimmery silver shades, Lake Shore being just a tad lighter. And After Hours is a dark grey color also with shimmer. All of the colors except underground are pretty sheer. This would be a great quad for a teenager starting out with makeup to create a smokey eye that isn't over top. This eyeshadow quad is right about $4.70 depending on where you purchase it. There are also different colors to choose from.

Overall, I'm pretty excited about JANE, especially the gel eyeliner and mineral powder. It's come a long way from when I use to wear it, and I still consider it a fun, affordable, drug store cosmetic for pre-teens and teenagers. There is a variety of products and JANE seems to be ever expanding and experimenting. Also, JANE does NOT test on animals and all of the ingredients on the products are listed on the packaging.

Have you tried JANE? What are your favorite products from the company?

1 comment :

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