Monday, 11 April 2011

Jane Iredale: Smokey Grey Eye Look



It's a smokey look today using mostly Jane Iredale products.

I used:


L-R
Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow - Silver Lining
Jane Iredale Eye Highlighter Pencil (optional)
Annabelle Smudgeliner - Armour (optional)
Jane Iredale Eye Pencil - Black/Grey
Rimmel Sexy Curves Mascara

L-R: Jane Iredale (JI) PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow in Silver Lining (dark grey, taupe, light grey with slight shimmer)
JI Eye Highlighter Pencil (swatch is a bit faded)
Annabelle Smudgeliner in Armour
JI Eye Pencil in Black/Grey

Here's what I did (using a sponge-tip applicator):


Upper lid
1. Applied eyeshadow primer (not shown).
2. Using Silver Lining: applied the taupe on the whole eyelid fold, the light grey in the inner corner and the dark grey in the outer corner. Blended.
3. Optional: Lined with the taupe of the Smudgeliner Armour.
4. Tightlined with the black/grey of the Jane Iredale Eye Pencil.


Lower lid
5. Applied a thick line with the taupe of Silver Lining.
6. Over that, applied a thinner line with the dark grey of Silver Lining.
7. Lined close to the lashes with the taupe of Smudgeliner Armour.
8. Optional: Used the white end of the Eye Highlighter Pencil on the inner quarter of the lower lid.

9. Curled lashes and applied mascara.



Mini review: Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow - Silver Lining

As mentioned, the eyeshadow trio is composed of these powder shadows: a dark grey, a taupe and a light grey with subtle shimmer.

According to Jane Iredale:
• Gentle, safe for sensitive eyes and formulated with good-for-the-skin ingredients
• Crease-resistant and long-lasting
• May be applied wet or dry to compliment any look
• Great for shading, highlighting, contouring and lining


If anyone's interested, here's its list of ingredients (notice how short and sweet it is):

Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Pine Bark Extract, Pomegranate Extract.
May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Carmine, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Greens.

The shadows applied silky smooth. The pigmentation is so-so, I thought, and you'll definitely need a primer. I have yet to try applying it wet. It's good that there isn't much eyeshadow fallout though, and I really like the sturdy, chique clamshell casing.

The Jane Iredale PurePressed Triple Eye Shadow also comes in ten other colour combinations, some more interesting than others. Individually, they retail for USD27 (for 2.8g). I got mine in a kit, which worked out to be a much, much better deal.


More information:
Jane Iredale website

14 comments:

Miranda said...

What a sexy look. I could only use those tones at night myself when I sexied up. Not something for my day look.

alvira said...

very pretty! and thanks for reviewing the jane iredale trio I want to buy some e/s in light pinks and neutrals just checked their site they are available in so many colors.I love your blog I get to know about a lot of new brands through it

Paulina said...

that's very beautiful! i love browns!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous look. Thanks for the tutorial. Take care, Nicole x

Witoxicity said...

@Miranda
Thanks, Miranda. I guess that would depend on the type of eyes that we have. Mine are not deep-set, so I could do with (subtle) smokey looks for depth, even for daytime. :)

@alvira
Hello, alvira! It's good that you like this simple smokey look. Yes, they have a good range of trio combinations, don't they? This was just a quick review but I'm glad it is of some help to you.

I hope you've read my thoughts on the Jane Iredale Daytime Eye Shadow Kit. It was written back in January 2010 but till this day, it's still my favourite eyeshadow palette. One can never go wrong with neutrals.

Thank you so much for your very kind words about this website, alvira. I'm pleased you find my writings useful! :)

@Paulina
Thanks, Paulina. The colours are actually taupes and greys. ;)

Witoxicity said...

@Nicole
Thanks, Nicole. Have a nice day! :)

Anonymous said...

Great look. :) Btw I love both your nail polish and eye looks gallery. "KTee" x

Witoxicity said...

@KTee
Thank you, KTee. It's so nice to know that you love the galleries! It was all getting too much, so I thought it better to get them all organised like this. It's more helpful this way - to my readers and to me too. :)

Michelle said...

I love how it fades to brown!! So pretty!!! :)

Witoxicity said...

@Michelle
Thank you. It must be the monitor settings, they are greys. :)

sugar sugar said...

great review! =) lovel smokey eyes if i may so say. jane iredale seems like a great product! i noticed that the makeup brands there are usually aren't available here and vice versa but i still love reading your posts and visiting your blog! :D

Witoxicity said...

@sugar sugar
Thanks, sugar sugar! Also thank you so much for your supportive words on my writings. I really appreciate it. Btw, I also enjoy reading your posts too. :) Yeah, brand offering tends to vary from region to region, but that's probably not as bad as in the old days, before there was online shopping. :)

Lolipop said...

Thanks for this great tutorial!! I really like how you always manage to make Asian eyes look great!

Witoxicity said...

@Lolipop
My pleasure, Lolipop! I'm pleased you appreciate posts like this. I'll be doing this on a regular basis. :)