This gorgeous Jane Iredale eyeshadow palette recently arrived for me to review* and I decided I had to share it as 1. I have fallen in love with it, and 2. it got a lot of love and interest on my Instagram, which made me remember that sometimes the beauty products we really love are the ones we can actually use – not trend-led colour, but great, every day neutrals which are dependable, easy to use and serve us with a multitude of wearable day and night looks. It’s really the same for my professional kit – I have literally every single shade, tone and colour you can think of, but for my bridal clients it always goes back to those reliable, natural, results driven products which you know won’t let you down.
There are three eye shadow kits to choose from Jane Iredale – Daytime, Perfectly Nude and Smoke Gets In Your Eyes – this is Daytime. The shades included are Oyster, Almond, cappuccino, Dark Suede and Charcoal, and this palette is cruelty free, vegan, hypo allergenic, dermatologically tested, mineral based makeup. So that’s the first great thing about this – it ticks lots of boxes for lots of requirements, some of which aren’t always easy to accommodate.
It’s also a joy to use – super blendable, soft, pigmented and easy to apply. Whether you use lighter colours for every day or build up some depth for evening this is one of those products you’ll find yourself reaching for over and over again. The brush is ok – it’s clearly not going to do everything, as it is just one small brush, but the quality overall is good, especially compared to some of the rubbish you get alongside most palettes (sponge applicators are literally good for nothing and I’d rather weren’t even in there!)
Here’s a smoky evening look I tried on myself using the daytime palette, with a little of the Jane Iredale 24k Gold Dust on the inner corners – a shimmering loose pigment which can be used as a highlight or eyeshadow. The lashes are Vegas Nay for Eylure in Easy Elegance, and I used Bare Minerals RTC Liner in Noon on the waterline.
This is a great palette for, well, just about anyone really. Makeup Artists will love it in their kit, and whether you like nude or smoky tones you’ll definitely get plenty of use out of this palette. If you plan on doing your own wedding makeup, this would be a great starting point for a simple but striking eye. It was pointed out to me that it’s similar to the Urban Decay Naked Basics palette, which it is similar, but honestly I do prefer the pay off and blendability of this, although that’s an alternative if you are on a tighter budget. I also far prefer the packaging of this – compact and sturdy, and the mirror is a good addition for travel.
What neutral eyeshadow palette is your go-to?
*As always, whilst this sent to me for review, I’m always honest and will only ever show you products I love and think you will too.