Jane Iredale “Pure & Simple” Makeup Kit Review

Available at: janeiredale.com

Price: $33

Cruelty Free?: Yes

Vegan?: No

I recieved this makeup kit from Influenster and Jane Iredale… at first glance, the products in it are very light, simple, and extremely natural like it says on the outside of the box. 

Inside the kit you get:

  • 2 powder foundations (Both foundation shades contain SPF 20)
  • 2 eyeshadow shades
  • 1 Blush
  • 1 face brush
  • 1 duo ended sponge eyeshadow applicator

Now lets break each product down: 

While the foundation matched my skin tone well, it doesn’t cover much. Since I have dry skin, it is not suitable for me, it actually has a very dry chalky feeling. It works much better as a setting powder and leaves a nice smooth finish. 

Left to Right: Forever Peach (lip stain), Supernova (eyeshadow), Oyster (eyeshadow), Amber (Upper Left Foundation), Radiant (Upper Right Foundation), Sheer Honey (Blush)

The eyeshadows in the palette are very simple but pigmented and very cute. I did not need an eyshadow primer to make them pop, especially the purple shade “Supernova.” 

As for the blush, I like how natural it is. It’s very pigmented but the shade is not too red, not too purple, it’s just right. (I’m not a blush person, but this one caught my attention)

The brush that comes in the kit is convenient in size and shape (it also opens up like a book which is cool because you can fold it for contour, or open it to apply powder/blush to your face)… but it was too rough to use on my sensitive skin. 

I thought that the eyeshadow applicator was old fashioned, while it works well to pack on eyeshadow to the lid, I would not use it often. 

As for the “Forever Peach” lip and cheek stain, it’s really more like a clear non sticky, thin gloss. There wasn’t much pigment or peachy color to it.

Overall the whole kit was cute and simple, quite honestly I personally probably would not buy it. The size of the box is inconvenient and I would realistically only use the “Supernova” eyeshadow. 

However, if you enjoy that light, simple, barely noticeable makeup look, then this might be for you.

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