To be honest, I've never tried a Jane Iredale product before. Never tried one, never even thought about it based purely on packaging. The matte-ish gold, the light plastic, the curly script - it's somehow all a bit too grandma for my tastes. Seeing my tastes include talking back to the tv watching Q&A with a nice cup of tea, and cutting out magazine pages for my recipes folder says how naff I thought this brand was.
But somehow, fate intervened and Jane Iredale's Lip Fixation in Passion ended up in my apartment somehow (maybe through a swap, I honestly can't remember) and I gave it a try for the sake of through investigative journalism. And to pass time while the kettle boiled.
A two-ended affair, one side had a 'stain', although I'd consider it more a thin liquid lipstick; the other, a clear gooey gloss. Photo above shows he product post-application, as the cursed clear gloss brush was pointy and unyielding, managing to swipe off half the stain with it.
|Stain with gloss on top|
Check it. The stain sunk into my lip's lines, and then the gloss made it more noticeable. I really prefer using this without the gloss, as it produces a far more uniform colour that actually stains. The gloss formula was really problematic and seemed to eat away at the red layer beneath. Actually, by this point, it's no longer a red and more like a deep pink. I'm being picky, but I like my lip products to look a similar shade on my lips as they do in the tube.
Overall it's an okay product, but only if you use the two ends separately as they can't seem to co-exist happily. It's a resounding meh from me, and while I've chucked it in my gloss stash, I doubt its a product I'll be reaching for regularly.
Jane Iredale Lip Fixation has a RRP of A$56 and is a vegan, glutan-free product.