I slept last night with my makeup on.

23 September 2011

I love going to bloggers events because they are perfect avenues to learn something new and expand my network. I am actually very shy in person and tend to just stay in the corner and try to look busy, but through these events I've started to practice to be more social-savvy. (Also, it doesn't hurt that we are always served yummy food ;))

Yesterday's event definitely belongs to my list of my favorite bloggers events I've attended as beauty bloggers Liz, Shen, JhengKira, Alex, Jill, Argie and I were treated to natural and green beauty moments care of Jane Iredale Mineral Makeup - accompanied by a lavish vegetarian champagne merienda.

After a short talk by Ma'am Judith Barran, President of True Scents and Minerals, Inc., exclusive distributor of Jane Iredale cosmetics in the Philippines, we were able to try out the many products in the collection and see for ourselves why the brand has received many raves and accolades.

Gorgeous, pretty colors!
I swear I want everything ;D
The lipsticks were named after girls' names.
I tried to look for a namesake but the closest I found is Kristen :)
Pans and pans (and pans, and pans...) of color
Jane Iredale has an extensive collection of mineral makeup like foundations, concealers, blushes, bronzers, shadows, mascara, liners, lipsticks, brushes, and mist sprays. I will blog about these other products in my next posts so watch out for that :)

Testing the products and swatching them on my hand, it is not difficult to see why it is the preferred brand of well-known celebrities including our very own Isabel Roces. The formulation is very light yet gives really nice coverage for your problem areas. And because it is mineral makeup, it has amazing qualities that traditional makeup can never give, like: being non-comedogenic, having virtually no allergy risk, UVB and UVA protection up to SPF30, anti-inflammatory, and complete coverage for skin conditions (like acne, rosacea, and redness following treatments). It also contains NO talc or parabens. Most importantly, Jane Iredale cosmetics are 100% cruelty-free and no products have been tested on animals. With all these benefits for the skin, I am not surprised it is also called The Skincare Makeup. You literally can sleep with your makeup on - like I did last night - without the fear of break-outs!

Miss Tess gave us an instant makeover using Jane Iredale cosmetics, and here is what I looked after:

The pefect "no-makeup" makeup look, yes?
I love it :)
I admire vegetarians for their will-power to resist lechon (like my soul sister Ana) and whilst I don't think I can be converted into being one in the near future, I really enjoyed the sumptuous meals served to us. I wasn't able to snap a photo of my meal plate, but here is my dessert plate:

Chocolate pudding, toast with raspberry jam and cheese, and banana muffin
(Also, don't tell my mom, but I enjoyed the champagne.)

We were also given our very own Starter Kit, which I really love!

The Starter Kit contains two PurePressed Bases SPF20 (Warm Sienna and Golden Glow), Dream Tint SPF15 (Medium), Circle/ Delete Concealer (#1), PurePressed Blush (Whisper), LA Just Kissed Lip Plumper, and three makeup brushes (Base Brush, Concealer Brush, and Blush Brush). It contains everything I need for the perfect "no-makeup" makeup look, like the one on the photo above :) Aside from making me look pretty, I know my skin would also love me for it. Ah-ma-zing, yes?

Special thanks to Miss Jenny Yrasuegui for the invite. Big thanks as well to Nikki and Lexi. And of course, big thanks to Ma'am Judith :)

Visit Jane Iredale's website here. Visit Jane Iredale Philippines' website here. Jane Iredale cosmetics are available at Rustan's Makati and Rustan's Alabang. Visit their showroom at Unit 103 Evekal Building, 855 Arnaiz Ave. Legaspi Village, Makati City to see their products firsthand (and have a makeover heehee). Call them at (02)5193905.

*The photos I included in this post were all taken using my HTC ChaCha. I will upload more high-res photos with the pretty beauty bloggers tomorrow when I get home to my parents' house.

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