I am having *such* a good time with make-up lately, having come across some truly amazing products that have quickly become staples in my beauty diet; consequently my blog has been a bit of a gush-fest of late, but I promise to resume my more typical grumpy state soon.
Jane Iredale is a brand that’s often overlooked and I can only assume its down to availability, as it’s certainly not due to quality as absolutely everything I’ve tried from this awesome, awesome brand has been fantastic and far exceeded expectations.
The Jane Iredale Jelly Gel Eyeliners are like the Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliners, just in a mineral formula which one would assume is better for your skin, but don’t quote me on that. The consistency of the liner is smooth, silky and very easy to use, plus I love the pot packaging; I don’t know what it is about make-up in a pot that pleases, but it works for me.
I was sent the accompanying Angle Eyeliner Brush from the brand to use with the liner and what a fantastic tool it is! I’ve never really got on with angled liner brushes before as I’ve always found the angle to be a bit off, meaning I ended up putting in a lot more work than I would with a straight brush which I felt defeated the purpose, but this one is spot-on. It’s got a very soft brush that glides along the eye hugging the lash line, so it’s a particularly useful tool if you’re rubbish at eye-lining.
Now on to the shade of the Jelly Gel Eyeliner I have, which is shade “Green”. Before I go into more detail, I’ll point that “Green” is one of two new shades that form the AW14 City Lights collection from the brand, with the other shade being “Purple”. Apologies for my dry nose – I had a horrid allergy/cold a couple of days ago that’s resulted in a pretty sore nose!
Calling this shade Green is honestly ridiculous as this is not a colour I think of when someone says the word “green”; I think of grass, bottles and apples, none of which are anything near to this shade, so I don’t think it was the best choice in shade names and it definitely doesn’t do the shade justice.
Instead the shade is a deep, shimmering olive/khaki colour with a gentle hit of gold running through it. It’s absolutely beautiful and neither my face pictures nor my swatches are doing it justice. Pixi do a Sage Gold shade of their liner that I love, and this is a much more pigmented version of that. If you enjoy the definition of liner but don’t like the intensity of a black line, this is the colour for you. I think it would suit pretty much any eye shade other than maybe hazel green shades as they’d be getting a bit too close to the colour of the liner which I personally think can look a bit strange (just as my eye shade in a blue liner would look odd, no?) but that’s just a matter of personal choice. Total love for both these products and I especially love this shade of liner. Jane Iredale does need to be tracked down if you want to try the products in-store, but if you’re not too bothered then it can be ordered online very easily, with the liner being found here – link – for £15.96 and the Angle Eyeliner Brush is here – link – for £13.