Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Eye Shadow


Jane Iredale is a brand that I love and I have been coveting the nudes palette for a long time, however I didn't want to splash the cash until I'd tried out some of the cheaper smaller eyeshadow options first!
Luckily I was able to get my hands on a sample of the Pure Pressed Eyeshadow Trio in Golden Girl*

It is a beautifully packed and stunning set of three soft golden glowy nudes. In the packaging they look quite shimmery and lottery but when swatted they actually don't show too much glitter or shimmer, more of a metallic sheen in appearance. As you can see they are delicious colours, really lush golden hues with a hint of bronze. In terms of tone they are quite yellow gold based and very warm.

In the pan they look quite firm but when you swatch with your fingers or a brush they are actually a very smooth loose texture and almost go from a powder to cream texture. They are incredibly pigmented and have a strong colour payoff so you really have to have a light hand when applying these, but if you start lightly they are very buildable and you can go from sublet to very dramatic easily!


As I said I find the colour pay of great, and the shadows blend in wonderfully, however I feel they do lose some of their original distinct colour with blending and if you over blend the two lighter shades, the nude and the gold can actually start both looking quite yellow and very similar.

This is actually the one problem I had with these shadows, the brown was perfect but the nude I found when swatched or applied with the finger was a true match as it appears in the pan, but when using a brush it applied very yellow and looks a lot like the gold colour. So to get true colours I have to apply with my fingers which isn't always ideal.

Despite this I do really like these shadows for the quality, colour payoff and ease to apply. Very silky and creamy which I like, plus there is minimal fallout and they stay put all down without creasing or smearing. 

I would definitely try other colours of the trios and very glad I got to test this out before purchasing the full palette so I know what to expect more when I do get it. This trio has convinced me that the palette will hopefully meet my expectations and be for the cost!

Plus points: NO Talc! *mini fist pump*
Minus points: Some of the other colours may contain Carmine, so not vegan friendly. However Golden Girl does not and is Vegan!

Have you tried any of the Jane Iredale Pressed Eyeshadows? What do you think?

Ingredients:
Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Carmine (Ci 75470), Manganese Violet (Ci 77742), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288), Red 30 Lake (Ci 73360)]

3 comments

  1. This looks very luxurious and chic! I bet it's handy to have a little trio of neutral colours and I love that there is no talc in there.
    Nice review with lovely pictures :-)
    Rach xx

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  2. These look lovely (and look like the same colours I would have opted for!). I got my first Jane Iredale product yesterday (a concealer) and I'm really impressed so looking forward to trying more. Thanks for the info. :)

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  3. This looks lovely! I love Jane Iredale as a brand and will be adding this to my wish list!

    Eyelash-wishes.com

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