As promised, here’s a review on my favorite under-eye concealer, Jane Iredale Circle/Delete. Before I begin, I’ve got to mention that I’ve been so impressed with Jane Iredale. A truly great beauty company is not afraid of making adjustments when they see the need for it. Years ago, their formula contained Bismuth Oxychloride, which is an ingredient that is irritating to many sensitive-skin types. Ironically, it’s also a common ingredient in many mineral makeup lines. While other mineral cosmetics pioneers like Bare Escentuals and Youngblood remain stubborn and unable to keep up with this ever-changing industry, Jane Iredale was able to reinvent their lines to exclude Bismuth Oxychloride. They did so with style as the line flourished to transform minerals into more user-friendly beauty products. This is the first mineral line to successfully offer beautifully-textured minerals in pressed, liquid, and cream forms. I can see, by researching their formulas, this company’s R&D works hard at utilizing good, nature-derived ingredients whenever possible. Hard work like this rarely goes unnoticed by me, I tell you!
Jane Iredale Circle/Delete is one of their more clever creations. It’s a potted creamy concealer that offers 2 shades in each pot. My favorite, #2, contains 2 peach-based shades: a light white-peach shade and a darker coral-peach. The colors look odd in the pot but the darker, coral-peach counteracts any darkness upon contact- it's literally magic. I don't blend the 2 colors together, try using the coral-peach shade under the eye and the white-peach shade on your top lid for an eye-lifting effect. As with most Jane Iredale cosmetics, the ingredient list is short and sweet, perfect for my sensitive skin. The product contains lots of natural oils, which makes it a concealer that doubles as an eye treatment. I love that I can skip eye cream in the morning when I’m using this! Set it with a bit of powder and it doesn't budge. By mid-day, it gives my eyes a sheen that looks "healthy". This is a great concealer for eyes of all skin types and would also be a great face concealer for dry and mature skin.
Farmgirl Beauty Secret #4: when applying any under-eye concealer, tilt your face down towards your neck (this will reveal where there’s darkness around the eyes), apply only to the inner corner of the under-eyelid and very lightly blend outward (this is where most under-eye darkness appears). Many people make the mistake of applying too much on the entire under-eyelid, which will give you “opposite-racoon” eyes, where your under-eye appears too light and obvious.
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