I’ve been familiar with the Jane Iredale brand for quite some time, yet it’s only recently that I’ve had a chance to try some products from the brand. I first became familiar with Jane Iredale when I went on a hunt for new mineral make-up brands to try. Jane Iredale was one of the first in the UK (if I recall correctly!) to create and supply mineral make-up, including the ever-so-popular mineral foundations, so the brand has been around for quite some time. However, the reason it isn’t more mainstream is due to the fact that it isn’t really available in shops, so you have to either track it down online or find a local stockist.
Having browsed the online catalogue, the “Steppes” products immediately jumped out at me as being not only interesting and quirky make-up sets, but also perfect for my 12 Gifts of Christmas series. Therefore, this post will look at their appropriateness as gifts and I’ll follow up with a more in-depth review at a later stage.
There are two different products in the Steppes range; My Stepps which is a make-up kit that consists of a blush, a bronzer and two lip colours and is available in either Cool or Warm (the one featured here is Cool) and the Eye Steppes which is available in five shade variants, each of which contains five shades of eyeshadow. The Eye Steppes come in either Cool or Warm, or you can go by eye colour and pick Brown, Blue or Green. I went for the one to match my blue eyes as I do love a bespoke kit!
The formula of each of the products is as you’d expect from a high-end cosmetic – easy to work with made to last – but I’ll save my thoughts on that for the review. What’s especially fabulous about the Steppes is the innovative design which consists of a tower that slides out to reveal each product, plus a mirror at the top that flips open, making one of these either a gorgeous individual present, or a rather lovely (albeit rather expensive!) stocking filler. My Steppes in Cool can be found here – link – for £39.50 and Eye Steppes in goBlue (the one above) can be found here – link – for £32.15. To check out the rest of the Steppes products have a look here – link.