Review of the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

 
Review of the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener- $50.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look/what’s inside?- 3: Dimethicone is in here, and a few other ‘iffy’ ingredients. More below!

2. Does it smooth and minimize pores?- 3: Smoothing? Yes. Pore minimizing? Not so much for me. See a close-up demo in the video. It definitely brightened though!

3. Staying Power: Does it last all day or feel greasy?- 3: It wasn’t greasy feeling at all, but I didn’t see any massive benefits from wearing this in terms of helping foundations last longer.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: It didn’t irritate my skin, but does contain ingredients that could be irritating to sensitive skin types.

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Absolutely. I had no issues here!

6. Is this a consciously-created product?- 3: it is cruelty-free, but I’ve yet to hear back from the brand on what looks to be plastic packaging. I’ll update as soon as I hear!

7. Does it do what it says it will do? 3- I speak more to this in the video review, but I didn’t see the anti-aging benefits or skin firming. It fell a bit short.

FINAL SCORE:

20/30

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info.

  • You’re in need of some brightening and smoothing

TRY THESE INSTEAD:

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Primer & Brightener
 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + AMOUNT OF DATA AVAILABLE:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Aqua- 0, I mean…water. But, it usually means the brand needs to add preservatives to keep things shelf stable. Not applicable to ALL products, but worth looking into

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, derived from coconut oil so if your skin doesn’t like that, then avoid this product

  • Dimethicone-3, limited *link above

  • Dimethicone Crosspolymer- 1, none

  • Cyclopentasiloxane- 3, fair *link above

  • Glycerin- 2, good

  • Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer- 3, none

  • Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Pectin- 1, fair

  • Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment- 1, limited

  • Maltodextrin- 1, fair

  • Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract- 1, fair

  • Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice- 1 to 3, limited

  • Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract- 2, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract- 1, limited

  • Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract- 1, none

  • Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract- 1, limited

  • Lecithin- 1 to 3, good

  • Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1- 1, none

  • Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract- 1, limited

  • Ascorbyl Glucoside- 1, limited

  • Zinc PCA- 3, none

  • Sodium Ascorbate- 1, fair

  • Royal Jelly- 1, limited

  • Tocopherol- 1, fair

  • Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract- 3, limited

  • Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract- 1, none

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil- 1, fair

  • Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride- 1, limited

  • Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1 , limited

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, fair

  • Polysilicone 11- 1, none

  • Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract- 1, none *LOTS of conflicting and concerning data on this. You can read more HERE.

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

 
Review of the Clove and Hallow Liquid Skin Tint

Clove + Hallow Liquid Skin Tint- $26.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 3: Lots of ingredients at “2” and “3.” Three of primary concern: Dimethicone, Potassium Sorbate, and Sodium Benzoate, which could potentially be irritating and also not eco-friendly (Dimethicone specifically).

2. How is coverage?- 5: Nailed it on performance here! The brand says you will get a “demi-matte, lightweight medium coverage,” and they deliver on their promise. Skin looks like skin!

3. Does it last?- 5: Oh yea. This was super impressive. I tried it with and without setting. In both instances, the product still looked fresh at the end of the day.

4. Is it non-irritating?- 3: Review the ingredients list below. Be informed, not afraid! Definitely dig a bit further if you have sensitive skin!

5. Does it build and blend well?- 5: Again, nailed it on coverage and overall performance. I wore this with several layers and saw no streaking of odd settling into pores or fine lines.

6. Is the shade range inclusive?- 4: 12 shades is respectable!

7. How conscious is the brand? 3- I’m still waiting to hear back on packaging which, right now, looks and feels like plastic. It is however cruelty-free and vegan, so that’s a plus!

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re “ok” with Dimethicone. I speak about it in the video quite a bit so make sure to watch if you’re on the fence. Also, I found a GREAT article about it if you want more info. Credo Beauty, an organization I watch, isn’t super-concerned about Dimethicone, but that doesn’t mean we should take what others say at face value. Plus, it’s kind of fun to dig in (just me? lol)

  • You don’t have overly sensitive skin and are looking for a semi-matte foundation that feels weightless on and does a great job with medium coverage

  • I also go into my personal choice to NOT repurchase this in the video in case you’re interested :)

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!

It looks like it will be too dark, but it blended in flawlessly. I couldn’t even tell it was there!

 

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS + EVIDENCE/DATA BACKING THE ASSIGNED RATING:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Coconut Alkanes- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Polyglyceryl-4 Diisostearate/ Polyhydroxystearate/ Sebacate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Coco-Caprylate/-Caprate- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none"

  • Quaternium-90 Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: “none" for Quaternium, but "fair" for Montmorillonite *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Quaternium-90 Sepiolite- 1, amount of evidence/data: "none" for Quaternium, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Dextrin Isostearate- ‘dextrin’ is a 1, and has a fair amount of evidence/data behind the rating, *couldn’t find this combo in EWG

  • Xanthan Gum- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Montmorillonite- 1, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Benzoate- 3, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Silica- 1 to 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Glycerin- 2, amount of evidence/data: good

  • Dimethicone- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited, *this ingredient was listed high on label so there’s a higher percentage in there :(

  • Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Wax- 1, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Potassium Sorbate- 3, amount of evidence/data: limited

  • Titanium Dioxide (“may contain”)- 1 to 3

  • CI 77492 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77499 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • CI 77491 (“may contain”)-2, amount of evidence/data: fair

  • Sodium Chloride- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

  • Water- 1, amount of evidence/data: robust

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)

Review of the ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara

 
Review of the Ilia Limitless Lash Mascara

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara- $28.00

Here’s the quick SCORECARD breakdown. Each question is rated on a scale of 1 to 5, 5 being the best:

1. How do the ingredients look (EWG.org ratings)?- 4: Lots of ingredients are “3” or under, but there's more than a handful of 3's like Potassium Sorbate, etc. which could potentially be irritating.

2. What about clumps?- 5: I didn’t see any clumps and I tried multiple coats, plus another instance using primer underneath. Zero clumps!

3. Does it have a high-impact effect/multiply lashes?- 4: Yes, but it’s not super high drama. I'd say it wins on fanning out the lashes and lengthens well. It’s a more full, yet natural look.

4. Does it lengthen?- 3: I wouldn’t say it lengthens like a rockstar, but it does add noticeable length!

5. What about flaking?- 5: I saw no flakes after wearing this mascara for an entire day (and working out in it). Super impressive!

6. Is it non-irritating?- 4: My eyes were fine, but there are a couple of ingredients in here that may irritate sensitive eyes and I’ve read that in other reviews.

7. How conscious is the brand? 2- This brand states that it is organic, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and the packaging is sustainable “whenever possible.” Almost good enough, but not quite there for me re: sustainability. See what the brand said to additional questioning from me below…

FINAL SCORE:

28/35

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YOU’LL LOVE THIS IF:

  • You’re looking for a more natural, fanned-out look on your lashes

  • You don’t have overly sensitive eyes or skin

  • You’re cool with $28 (I think it’s reasonably priced compared to others I’ve tried)

  • You’re ok with the possibility that it “may contain” Titanium Dioxide. This isn’t currently deal-breakers for me, but they are for some and I 100% respect that. It’s a personal decision! Speaking of…

  • UPDATE on packaging and sustainability from the brand - I sent this question: “Is the packaging of this mascara made from 100% recyclable material and also 100% recyclable?”

    Ilia’s response: “Our aluminum mascara tubes is 80% recycled aluminum. We do what we can to use recycled materials when it is safe to do so! Any of our components that are plastic are recyclable (for example- the inside bits of the mascara!), but are not made of recycled material as we are unable to verify its original source and therefore the properties it was made out of (as to avoid leaching of chemicals it came into content prior to our labs)."

IFFY INGREDIENTS + EWG RATING:

These were the not-so-great ingredients that didn’t pass the Rule of 3. Click below to find out all the details:

TIP: Percentage matters. It wasn’t listed on the label. I always recommend, if you’re still on the fence, ask the brand “what’s inside?”

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

With mascara on the left. Without on the right.

 

FINAL VERDICT:

Would I recommend this product to a friend and buy it again myself? Yes, I’d recommend this to someone that doesn’t have issues with sensitivity and is into a more natural looking, multiplied look (not high-drama lashes). I loved it and would buy it again! It reminds me of the Hynt mascara, but a little less natural than that. If you DO want to amp things up you could try:

  1. Fitglow Vegan Good Lash: shop here | Watch the full review here.

  2. Inika Bold Lash: shop here | Featured here if you want to see application, before and after, etc.

  3. Watch my “Best of Mascaras” video to find out more amazing options out there!

A LITTLE “LIGHT READING” FOR YA? CHECK OUT THE FULL INGREDIENTS LIST + EWG RATINGS:

I pull these directly from the site. You’d be shocked at how many product pages have misspellings so if you see one, you’ll know why! I didn’t catch it. Neither did the retailer. Funsies!

  • Adansonia digitata seed oil- 1

  • Aloe barbadensis leaf juice- 1 to 3

  • Bisabolol- 1 (sounds like an evil Disney character to me)

  • Boron nitride- 1

  • Calcium gluconate- 1

  • Caprylic/capric triglyceride- 1

  • Caprylyl methicone- 1

  • Cetearyl isononanoate- 1

  • Coco-caprylate/caprate- 1

  • Coconut alkanes- 1

  • Dimethicone- 3 UPDATE This product does NOT contain Dimethicone actually. Credo needed to update their ingredients on the product page. Here’s what the brand said after I mentioned it to them: “The ingredient list on our website is correct. We have asked Credo to change theirs, but it seems they unfortunately have not been able to yet. Please use the list on our site! Thanks so much."

  • Disteardimonium hectorite- 1

  • Ethylhexylglycerin- 1

  • Gluconolactone- 1

  • Glycerin- 2

  • Hydrogenated lecithin- 2

  • Isopentyldiol- 1

  • Jasminum officinale (jasmine) flower/leaf extract- 1

  • Oryza sativa (rice) hull powder- 1

  • Pentylene glycol- 1

  • Phenethyl alcohol- 1

  • Pistacia lentiscus (mastic) gum- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-2 isostearate- 1

  • Polyglyceryl-6 polyricinloleate- 1

  • Potassium sorbate- 3

  • Rosa centifolia flower water- 1

  • Rosa moschata seed oil- 1

  • Sclerocarya birrea (marula) seed oil- 1

  • Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) seed oil- 1

  • Sodium benzoate- 3

  • Sodium chloride- 1

  • Squalane- 1

  • Tocopherol- 1

  • Triethoxycaprylylsilane- 1 (say this ten times fast, I dare ya :)

  • CI 77491- 2 ”may contain”

  • Titanium dioxide- 1 to 3 ”may contain”

  • CI 77492- 2 ”may contain”

  • CI 77499- 2 ”may contain”

CURIOUS ABOUT WHO IS REVIEWING ALL OF THESE PRODUCTS? Good question. Moi. Check out my skin profile here.

 
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FULL TRANSPARENCY, ALWAYS…

Every product is honestly rated using TheStyleShaker SCORECARD system to keep things as objective as possible. To learn more about my “Rule of 3” CLICK HERE. This post may contain affiliate/referral links, but all views are my own. No one is paying me to say any of this. Read the complete TheStyleShaker.com disclosure here. Product information and EWG ratings may change along with the brands and the formulas they use. Click through the applicable links to get the most up to date information :)