Thursday, January 15, 2015

Review: Jane Iredale Jelly Jar Eyeliner

When it comes to winged eyeliner, I love a great gel formula. Typically applied with a brush, gels are usually creamy and provide a great wash of color. I recently tried out a version from Jane Iredale, the Jelly Jar Eyeliner.

  • Smooth, creamy application
  • Great for winged looks
  • Available in multiple shades
  • Some retail availability
  • Gentle formula
  • May dry out after a few months
This eyeliner is one of my new favorites. It is easy to apply (with a brush) and is quite gentle. I have sensitive eyes that occasionally get irritated by eyeliners and eye shadows, but I can wear this one all day without any issues. The formula rates a low 1 on the EWG Skin Deep database, which is quite gentle. I prefer the black color for a classic winged eye, but brown can also be used for a softer look. I also tried out the green shade, but I found that it went on much more sheer than I anticipated. This is fine if you want a softer look, but I prefer bolder liners. However, the lighter colors are nice for accents or lower lashes.

When purchasing a gel liner, keep in mind that it will dry out at some point (usually 3-12 months, depending on your climate). Keeping the lid firmly closed will help with longevity. Pencils and powders can last between 2-3 years, so if you don't use a lot of eyeliner, they might be a better long-term investment. (Click here for more on expiration dates.) However, it's hard to beat the performance of a gel, which can be one of the longest-lasting products (especially if layered under a powder). And gels are usually much easier to use than pens. Overall, it's a solid product that is worth the investment, particularly if you love winged liner looks.

If you're looking for a vegan gel eyeliner, Jane Iredale makes a great option.

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Product Ratings (out of 5)


Disclosure notice: This product was sent to me free of charge by the manufacturer for review. No additional compensation was accepted and the opinions are my own. Please verify any claims with the manufacturer, especially if you have any allergies or concerns.

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