I was thrilled to receive a package containing products from Jane Iredale’s new Holiday 2015 collection. I received the gorgeous In the Blink of an Eye Palette, which contains all the colors you need for a variety of smokey eye looks, and the Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain in the new color Forever Red.
The palette contains 3 large pans in the colors you would use for every eye look, and 5 smaller pans that will be used more selectively. The larger pans are Bone, a matte nude with slightly yellow undertones, Pure Gold, a shimmery bright gold and Dawn, a shimmery brown. When I use this palette during the workday, I just use these three colors to create a soft look that is perfect for work. The 5 medium pans are Rose Gold, a shimmery rose gold, Iris, a matte violet, Forest, matte dark green, Double Espresso, matte dark brown and Ebony, matte black. I haven’t used the smaller pans yet, but I think Double Espresso and Ebony will be great if I wet them and use them as an eyeliner. Rose Gold, Iris and Forest are perfect to make smokey eyes in different colors. The colors are all beautiful, but as you can see in the swatches, they are pretty sheer (those are 3-4 swipes for each color). Because they had to be built up, I did experience some fall out with the shimmery shades, but it wasn’t too bad. I love the 3 base colors so much, and can deal with fall out for those beautiful shades.
The Just Kissed Lip and Cheek Stain is a product I have heard a lot about but never had the chance to try. The stain adjusts to your body’s chemistry to produce a custom color for each person. It also contains oils and beeswax to nourish, moisturize and soothe lips. The red is actually more red than I thought it would be (I expected a pretty sheer color), but it’s buildable so I have to figure out how to make it the perfect color for me. The balm is great for keeping my lips soft and moisturized and will definitely become a staple in my purse this winter.
I am really happy with these products and am excited to use them this holiday season.