Product Type: Jane Iredale makeup
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Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain
Member Name: pink_glitter
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip & Cheek Stain
Advantages: the packaging is ok
Disadvantages: waxy texture, colour too bright, sits on the skin, expensive for such a poor product
Although I was more than willing to try this product out, a lip and cheek stain is not something I would have purchased myself, as my lips and cheeks are both quite naturally dark and pigmented. I am also always a little bit dubious about any 2-in-1 product as in my experience they are either only good at one thing or just no good at all!
**About the product**
This lip and cheek stain is marketed as being non-drying, long lasting and all natural. It is gluten free and cruelty free and also mentions on the website that it is suitable for vegans, however I noticed when looking at the ingredients list it contains beeswax, which is an animal product, so this is something to be aware of.
The product does contain lots of recognisable ingredients, such as olive oil, avocado oil, blackberry fruit extract, blueberry fruit extract, cranberry fruit extract and pomegranate extract amongst others. I think some of these ingredients probably account for the very sweet, fruity scent that the product has.
At the moment only one shade is available - forever pink - and the idea is that the colour of the product will adapt to the shade of your skin, giving a unique look for everyone who uses it.
The lip/cheek stain comes packaged in a white and gold case which twists up like a lipstick. It's quite a presentable looking product and even the packaging of the smaller size which I have feels good quality. The full size product has a slanted tip, although bizarrely the smaller one has a more rounded tip.
**As a lip stain**
I will talk firstly about using this product as a lip stain. The product is really easy to apply, it looks quite waxy in the tube, yet I find that it glides onto the lips quite easily without dragging.
The first thing I notice on application is the taste. This product has a very sweet candy taste to it and it's a little bit like wearing a flavoured lip balm. In fact, on the lips it actually feels slightly waxy, another reason that I think of lip balm when I'm wearing this.
In the tube, the product looks a fairly sheer pink colour. Once on the lips it adjusts to your natural PH, and on me I get a very dark red colour. As mentioned earlier in the review, my lips are quite dark anyway and so I am not a fan of this look, as I think it is too dark and doesn't suit my pale skin.
A problem I have with a lot of lip products is that they don't last and will come off as soon as I eat or drink anything. With this one, although I have found some of it will come off onto the side of any cup or glass I drink from, although at the same time, being a stain, some also remains on my lips.
When I do want to remove this, I can easily do so with a cleansing wipe.
**As a cheek stain**
There are a few problems I have encountered when using this as a cheek stain. The first is with application. The twist up, lipstick design is perfect for lips, but does not fare so well on cheeks. I have found that applying directly from the stick means I cannot be very precise with application and often have to resort to drawing on a vague circle and then blending. Blending however, is another issue, as due to the waxy texture, when attempting to rub it in, I actually find the majority comes off onto my fingers. What product does stay on my cheeks is difficult to blend, due to the thick texture.
Another problem I have found is that if applying over foundation, the action of applying this to the cheeks, actually rubs the foundation off. I have quite reddish colouring on my cheeks, so applying this to bare skin is not something I can really do and it's annoying to me that it's so difficult to apply over the top of foundation.
Once on the skin, I do find, as when used as a cheek stain, the resulting colour is much brighter than I would like. I think a blush should be subtle, and the tone of this product is ridiculous, almost fluorescent! It takes a lot of blending and a lot of the time I feel like I am really rubbing it off more than I am blending it.
Unfortunately, even if I do manage to create the look I want with this product, I find that it sits on top of my skin in a sort of greasy, waxy layer. This means if I touch my face it feels almost sticky to the touch, which is not particularly pleasant nor is it practical - and god forbid anyone should kiss me on the cheek!
**Price and Availability**
Jane Iredale is not a brand I have ever seen in the shops, and it does not seem to be widely available online either. The full sized stick is 2.3g and below are the only prices I was able to find.
£15 - treatyourskin.com
£21 - thecosmeticpractice.co.uk
On the whole, I don't really like anything about this product, aside perhaps from the pleasant candy smell and the fact it uses a lot of natural ingredients. The main downside is the waxy texture which is just about OK on lips, but not really suited to cheeks, the colour is too bright when it's on the skin and the lipstick-style format is not really suited to applying to cheeks. Needless to say, this is not a product I would recommend and in fact, I think mine is heading straight for the bin.
Summary: You'd be better off buying seperate lip and cheek products instead