It was not a magic hour, or even a magic moment, when I stepped right into a slush puddle and slipped on a patch of ice, en route to Jane Iredale’s Garden Party launch of their Spring makeup collection, Magic Hour.
Well, it was still Winter, and it has been a brutal one. However, once inside, Spring really did seem to be on the way. Bowers of flowers, a lawn game, even a wooden garden swing (on which editor’s were invited to perch, and pose) were making spirits bright, and of course, the new Magic Hour makeup collection from Jane Ireldale was there to oogle and try. The event was also held in honor of Jane Iredale’s 20th anniversary!
Golden Girl PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple - A harmonious trio of shimmering gold colors that flatter every skin tone. *who doesn’t like a trio? Great for travel, and you can wear it so many ways.
New shades of Lip Fixation - The Magic Hour collection features two new Lip Fixations, a flirtatious coral, Craze and a flattering mauve, Compulsion. *these are gorgeous and they feel amazing. They’re a bit too light for me since I’ve been wearing red most of the time, but on a casual day they’re lovely, and the shimmery clear gloss on these dual-ended products are crazy-good!
The Bottom Line: When I looked at the collection I thought: “These colors are really soft and pretty, perfect for Spring and the daytime — but how will they translate for evening, and for those women who like a deeper, more edgy look? I was excited to see that Jane Iredale had a video showing how to use the collection to produce different looks. The one available now was the one I wanted: how to use Magic Hour products to create a feminine but slightly more edgy, evening look. I am providing both the video and the “how-to”. Actually, it’s pretty easy (or should I say, pretty and easy)!
Using the Eye Shader Brush, apply the lightest shade of the Golden Girl PurePressed Eye Shadow Triple. Start at the center of the lid and work to the inner corner. Be sure to blend the two shades at the center of the eye.
Using the Angle Eyeliner Brush, apply the Black Jelly Jar Gel Eyeliner by pressing the length of the brush along your upper lash and lower lash line, starting at the outer corner. Go back and sweep product over this line.
Apply a sheer layer of Comfort In Touch Highlighter to the top of the cheekbones. Apply directly from the tube and blend with your finger.
Try Craze Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss for a melon lip, or Compulsion Lip Fixation for a neutral lip. Apply a single dot of the stain to the middle of your upper lip, blend with your finger. Apply another dot to the middle of your bottom lip, blend with your finger. Don’t add gloss to maintain the matte look.
All of these products are available on the Jane Iredale Web Site: https://janeiredale.com/