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10 Sep 2013

Jane Iredale lipstick in Margi

It's not often that I wear a statement colour on my lips. Whilst I love the impact I still break out in a hive of self-consciousness on occasion. It has to be said that it's worth letting the lips take over sometimes. You just have to find the right tone or shade to reflect your mood.

Tom Ford Wild Ginger does it. MAC Impassioned does it. Sephora lip stains do it. And now Jane Iredale's PureMoist lipstick in Margi does it too!


All I know about Jane Iredale is via the received wisdom of LisaLisaD1 on YouTube. I know that the mineral makeup and the under-eye concealers are good but I haven't heard any chatter about any other product from the line. Ever.

I was sent this and was not convinced about it initially. This was pre-judgment of the colour in the tube - the shade is far deeper and berry-toned when seen in the bullet. The packaging also felt a little cheap....well we live in a world of uber-luxe design c/o Tom Ford and Dior don't we, and price wise this is in a similar arena.

(Incidentally I did notice that the UK market seems to have different packaging for this range...and it also does not have this colour/renamed it to something else. Anyway...)



It's worth getting over the snobbery though because the consistency is near perfect. It's richly pigmented, creamy (but not greasy) and has the added bonus of smelling delicious. Margi is from the PureMoist range and they seem to have created the right balance of matte versus glossy. It has decent staying power but won't withstand a hearty meal...Pizza Express Linguine alla Genovese con Pollo for example ;)

Colour wise this seems to be equal parts red, pink and berry toned. For those of us (ie, me!) who feel that a pure red is hard to carry off, this is the nearest I have probably ever got. It reminds me of MAC's Barcelona Red but obviously richer in colour.

I wore it today with Laura Mercier Silk Creme in Sand Beige (consistency of Chantecaille Just Skin but with mask like coverage), Guerlain bronzer, Bare Minerals blusher in The Secret's Out (NARS Sin's weaker sister), Chanel Les Beiges (30) on my eyes (AKA cannot be bothered with eyeshadow but need "something"), some sloppily applied kohl eyeliner and Benefit They're Real mascara!

So there you have it. My favourite statement lip product of the moment. What's yours?

Jane Iredale can be purchased online - Link! - or if you're in Dubai and want a closer look you can see it in Tips n Toes, The Cure in DMC, Al Shunnar Clinic in Jumeirah, Fairmont on the Palm or Elite Medical Centre. 

48 comments

  1. This is gorgeous looking! :) I am enjoying Revlon's Super Lustrous Lipstick in Cherries in the Snow (your recommendation from eons ago) and now am torn between the Revlon Fire & Ice and their Orange Flip for my olive skin. <3

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  2. You should wear statement lipsticks more often... It suits you very well!
    I am pretty loyal to my MAC Girl About Town when it comes to statement lips! I have MAC Impassioned which doesn't really suit my skin tone but I had to have anyway haha. I dampen the brightness of it by pairing it with a red lipstick to make it more wearable :) x

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  3. I love this photo :) that color looks absolutely stunning on you! I have never tried any Jane Iredale before, but heard LisaLisaD1 talk about the line a lot (I have become addicted to her Friday Hauls...!) Currently my favorite statement lip is Tom Ford's Black Orchid (that we bought together, I cannot believe that was so long ago!) or MAC Rebel. Both gorgeous berry tones for the fall!

    xo
    Alyson

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  4. This is a gorgeous colour, probably too expensive for my budget but maybe one day it'll be on my shopping list :)

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  5. You should rock a red lip more often it really suits you. I think red lips on a brunette looks amazing. My favorite lipstick of the moment is a YSL rouge shine no4. Its a lovely red that has pink undertones, paired with a leather jacket and I am ready to go ;-))

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  6. I am trying Urban Decay's new lipstick in Manic. I really like it so far, I need some of the other colors.

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  7. Oh you look fabulous as always! I know what you mean about the self-conciousness. I only seem to wear bold lips on a night event, and never during the day for some reason x

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  8. This looks great on you, Laura! I find I'm most self-conscious with bright lippies if the formulas are really drying... then I feel like my lips look all flaky yet I am drawing all this attention to them. Doesn't seem to be a problem with this Jane Iredale one though!

    xo, alison*elle

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  9. I'd just love it .. if Jane Iredale products were available in stores.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  10. Such a lovely colour! Suits you so much.
    I'd love to wear a statement lipstick but struggle to find a shade that actually suits me.
    Emelye xx

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  11. You're beautiful! I always love you in bright lips!

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  12. Very pretty, the red lips look amazing when you




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  13. This is a gorgeous lip colour and it really suits you!
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  14. I love that colour. I have a wide collection of red lipsticks.

    xx

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  15. That colour really suits you. I completely agree about the bright lip complex, I get ridiculously self-conscious when wearing them!

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  16. You look gorgeous! I find it's getting the tone correct that's difficult; picking between orange undertones or blue undertones. I can only wear a red lippy with blue undertones.
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  17. That shade really suits you. I'm more myself in a bright coloured lip, god knows why because they're so hard work to wear and make sure you don't have it all over your face within minutes!

    I'll have to look into the Jane Iredale range as it's not a brand I'm too familiar with!

    Paula ♥ | http://www.la-vida-fresa.com xo

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  18. I've not heard of Jane Iredale but that colour is gorgeous! I think I need some new lipsticks.....

    Kam | A Married Couple & Their Travels

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  19. i actually really love a statement lip (whether they suit me is another matter) and this one seems right up my street. i have both a true red which is lighter than this and a more brown toned red which is darker than this but no that is as berry-toned as this so i simply have to have it in my lipstick collection ;) i've never heard of the brand though so it'll be nice to explore it :) X

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  20. This colour is lovely! I have recently got into wearing statement lips, I love what it looks like :) x

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  21. I never really hear of this brand but this looks lovely!

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  23. Oh this looks gorgeous! I love a bold lip. Urban Decay - Bang is a great low maintenence bold lip colour you may like. Xx

    Olivia - cravemorebeauty.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. This shade looks gorgeous on you! I love a statement lip as well but find them difficult to rock in every-day life. I do really like Rimmel by Kate Moss #110 for a matte red.

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  25. I love Jane Iredale make-up, their powders are amazing!

    Brunette in Louboutins A fashion & lifestyle blog.

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  27. This is a keeper. Colors like this look fantastic on brunettes!

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  28. every girl should have her special (i feel fabulous) red lip stick, and i think you found yours

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  29. That's such a gorgeous color. I adore it on you. My current go to is YSL #4 Succulent Pomegranate which is a super bright pink

    Mana
    Fashion and Happy Things

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  30. love that lipstick! I am obsessed with bold lips for fall and winter time. can't wait to pull out my fav which is Smashbox Be Legendary Fig Lipstick. thanks for sharing this! xx. gigi. www.gigikkitchen.blogspot.com

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  31. I love a classic red lip. You should rock the red lips more often Laura, you look fabulous!
    Happy Wednesday Laura xoxo
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  32. pretty!

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  33. This colour really suits you! The closest I get to a bold lip at the moment is a Revlon balm stain, I love the look of colour but I chicken out about the stares I get walking down the street with them on. You really suit them though so should definitely wear them more.
    xx

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  34. I love your posts about lip products! They always inspire me to be brave with lipcolor! I love looking at bright and bold lipsticks, but get a little shy about wearing them in public.

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  35. Gorgeous colour Laura, I'm currently crazy about Nars velvet matte lip pencil in Cruella, I'm sure its your kind of shade as well x

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  36. Laura, have you tried The Body Shop's Colour Crush lipstick yet? It's staying power is OUTSTANDING... as in, it WOULD survive a hearty meal. When the lipstick layer does, finally, wear off your lips are stained for the rest of the day (and not just around the edges, which is the worst). Passionate Pink/No. 205 is definitely self-conciousness inducing, but totally gorgeous if you dare.

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  37. I really love this lipstick!

    Check out my lipstick blog at www.lipstickdatabase.blogspot.com :)

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  38. love jane products! love the lipstick on you :)
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  39. Never heard of this brand, looks lovely though!

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  40. I LOVE red lips but haven't taken the brave step of wearing one out of the house yet! MAC ruby woo is on my 'to buy' list so wish me luck!

    Annie xx

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  41. What luck that I stumbled on to this blog post - I know the lipstick was the star of this post but I've been looking for a lighter version of NARS Sin. I love the color but on my pale complexion it is a bit much even applying with a duo fiber brush. Will check out The Secret's Out the next time I'm in Sephora.
    The lipstick is stunning on you!

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  42. Hi Laura, I'm so glad to have found your blog, because I've been missing your youtube tutorials for years now! This lip color is stunning on you. It's hard for me to tell - is this more of a warm or a cool-toned color? My impulse is to run and get it, but I do have fairly light skin with some red undertones, so I know that a warm-toned lip will be a disappointment.

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