Review & Swatches: Jane Iredale Spring 2011 My Steppes Makeup Kits

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm

This is a review for the 2 My Steppes Makeup Kits from Jane Iredale’s Spring 2011 “Just For Me” collection. These come in two color sets–one for cool tones and one for warm tones. Each kit contains 2 lip glosses, 1 blush, and 1 bronzer.

Please see this post for the original promotional photos and full product information.

Company’s Description

Designed around a color selection that’s perfect for your skin’s undertone, this all-in-one compact contains two lip glosses, a blush, a bronzer and a mirror for effortless touchups on the go.

Packaging: 8.5/10

These come in circular compacts that have 3 levels. The first level is covered by a magnetized, flip-up top with a convenient mirror inside and contains the 2 lip gloss colors. The second level contains the blush and the third contains the bronzer. Each level swivels from side to side, revealing the level underneath.

These compacts are great for on-the-go and contain a surprising number of products for their size. My only criticism is that the levels aren’t magnetized–only the flip-up top is. That means the second and third levels can slide open if you don’t pack them securely.

Quality: 8.75/10

The lip glosses that come in these sets are phenomenal. They have great pigmentation (for being glosses) and are all beautifully shimmery. They also aren’t sticky and will last up to 4 hours if you don’t drink or eat. They do have a very slight peppermint smell and tingle slightly on the lips.

The Whisper blush from the Warm set has a ton of sparkles in the pan and the shimmers transfer onto the skin. The Barely Rose blush from the Cool palette is matte and I found it more difficult to apply evenly than Whisper.

Both these compacts have the same color bronzer. The color is great because it has neutral undertones and isn’t at all orange, so you won’t get that fake tan look.

Even though these sets are separated into Warm and Cool, I think all these colors would work with any skin tone. I’m most impressed by the lip glosses. The colors and textures are wonderful!

Ease of Use: 9/10

Application was great for all these colors. The lip glosses and powders apply smoothly. I had only a slight problem with Barely Rose applying evenly.

Price: 7.5/10

Each set is $58.00–a steep price for the amount of product you get. It’s great that you get glosses, a blush, and a bronzer in one product and that they all come in a travel-friendly compact. But, by the same token, the amount of product you get is less than with a full-sized product.

85.25/100
Toss if: you’re on a budget or want full-sized items
Try if: you’re new to Jane Iredale and want to try out a few colors that go well together
Buy if: you want a travel-friendly compact that includes lip glosses, blush, and bronzer

Ingredients

PureGloss for Lips: Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Jojoba Esters, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guineensis (Palm) Oil, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Leaf Extract, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Gaultheria Procumbens (Wintergreen) Leaf Extract, Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Peel Oil, Citrus Tangerina (Tangerine) Peel Oil, Tocopherol, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Bisabolol. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Red 30 Lake (CI 73360), Red 7 Lake (CI 15850)(Aka 202).

PurePressed Blush: Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum Pomegranate) Extract. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007).

So-Bronze: Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Zinc Stearate, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract, Isopropyl Jojobate. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470).

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm: Glosses in Iced Mocha & Crabapple

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm: Blush in Whisper

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm: So-Bronze 3

My Steppes Makeup Kit Warm: Whisper Blush & So-Bronze Applied

My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool

My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool

My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool: Glosses in Cotton Candy & Pomegranate

My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool: Barely Rose Blush

My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool: Barely Rose Blush & So-Bronze Applied

Lip Gloss Swatches: Iced Mocha, Crabapple, Cotton Candy, Pomegranate

Iced Mocha Applied

Crabapple Applied

Cotton Candy Applied

Pomegranate Applied

Powder Swatches: Blush in Whisper, Blush in Barely Rose, So-Bronze 3

Powder Swatches Blended Out: Blush in Whisper, Blush in Barely Rose, So-Bronze 3

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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Jane Iredale Spring 2011 My Steppes Makeup Kits

  1. Elena says:

    Thank you for your photo and Swatch, choose a blush settled on PurePressed Blush Barely Rose)
    You beauty!

  2. Bonnie C. says:

    Nice concept, and the product looks good, I’m just not sure if this item is something I’d actually get, especially considering the price. It was nice to see a review of it though. 🙂

  3. Tina Renee says:

    What beautiful shades! I especially love the My Steppes Makeup Kit Cool!

  4. colleen says:

    this is so cute and so easy to take with you anywhere for a quick touch up.

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