Oily Skin? Go Beyond Matte!

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Oily skin plagues many of us year round, but it gets worse with summer heat and humidity. Even those of us who don’t consider ourselves oily might be surprised and dismayed by a beaming forehead in a photo (when can I renew my passport?!). Just in time, jane iredale has launched its super-duper HD-ready matifying powder called Beyond Matte in not one but FOUR shades! Why four?

Translucent Finishing PowderTranslucent is ideal for light to medium skin tones

Dark Finishing PowderDark is perfect for medium to dark skin tones, and also makes a great bronzer.

Lilac Finishing PowderLilac does wonders to brighten sallow complexions,

beyond Matte Oil Control powder in peachand Peach warms up pale skin.

One time someone asked me how to get a dewy-matte look. I was stumped, but thankfully I have a team of experts to whom I can refer. Here are some great tips for how to achieve different matte finishes by using different brushes:

• To get a red-carpet, HD-ready look that is totally matte with a velvety smooth finish on the skin, apply Beyond Matte with the Chisel Powder Brush.

• For a medium matte finish, dust it on with the Blending Brush. This deposits slightly less powder on the skin for a clean, sophisicated look.

• To leave a little glow on the skin (the elusive dewy-matte!), apply Beyond Matte with the White Fan Brush. This leaves just a hint of product on the skin for a natural, luminous finish.

And if that’s not enough, here are a few extra tricks from the experts:

• For a controlled glow, apply Beyond Matte to the center of cheeks, nose, forehead and chin – the often shiny T-zone.

• Thinking forward to fall’s dramatic lips, you can make your stand by lipstick more vivid by applying Beyond Matte over the entire mouth area with your brush before applying lip color.

• To tone down shimmery eye shadow, apply Beyond Matte right on top with the Large Shader Brush.


  1. hello!    I am glad to see that Jane Iredale has come up with new product for oily skin!! 😀    however, I would like to know what’s the difference between this and Pure Matte finish powder?    Thanks!

    1. Hi Jocelyn,

      Beyond Matte is an HD mattifying powder that works very well for camera work, aging skin or combination skin as it gives a bit of a softer finish . Beyond Matte has a bit of a heavier finish though that may be too much for every day wear so you may prefer PureMatte as an every day mattifying powder.

  2. Hi there,    I am so sorry for the delay.        Here is Heather’s look:        First apply foundation and concealer as usual, finishing with Translucent Beyond Matte applied to the t-zone with the Chisel Powder Brush for flawless shine control. Then move to the rest of the face as follows:        Eyes    • Using the Sculpting Brush, cover entire lid with Canvas Lid Primer.     • Using the Chisel Shader Brush apply Allure from the goGreen Eye Steppes from the lash line to the brow bone.    • Using the Oval Blender Brush, apply Dusk PurePressed Eye Shadow to the lids.     • With the Crease Brush, apply Grape from the goGreen Eye Steppes to the crease blending toward the inner brow bone.     • With the Eye Shader Brush, apply a touch of Copper on the inner brow bone.     • With the Dual Eyeliner Brush, line the upper and lower lash lines with Black/Brown Plus Cream to Powder Eyeliner.     • Apply PureLash Extender & Conditioner to the upper and lower lashes followed by Jet Black PureLash Mascara.     • Use the Blonde Bitty Brow Kit to enhance brows.         Cheeks    • Using the White Fan Brush, Apply Tawny PurePressed Blush to the apples of cheeks.     • Lightly dust Honey Bronze PurePressed Base on cheeks, nose, chin, and forehead with the White Fan Brush.         Lips    • Apply Sabrina PureMoist LipColour with gloss from Desire Lip Fixation.         Remember that while this is the exact application our makeup artist used on this model, you can experiment and substitute as needed. Enjoy!

  3. I was at a Dermatologist office when I noticed the makeup the associate was wearing looked beautiful. I asked her what she was wearing and she told me it was Jane Iredale. So, when I got home I looked it up online and ordered my first Starter Kit in Mediterranean. I ordered the wrong color for my face and was disappointed.I really wanted to have fresh new makeup for my trip to my sisters house in Orlando. I’m thinking of returning it for a lighter color to finish out the winter and spring. The Mediterranean would be perfect for me during the summer months.Do you sell samples of your products in different colors to try before you buy? Also, applying the foundation in the kit, I used the Base Brush and the bristles from the brush was all over my face. Not sure I like the quality of the brushes. Maybe this happens only with the Starter Kit brushes. I’m used to wearing the Bare Essentials and do believe that I will like the Jane Iredale products. Would love to give it another chance! I did love the Dream Tint!

  4. Hi Tammy,  I have emailed you privately to get you some customer service so you can get the products you need and some replacement brushes! Thanks for contacting us!

  5. Hi

    I have a medium dark skin ( indian Asian) with some blemishes. Someone suggested jane iredale products. I immediately jumped. I have been trying no oil primer and glow bb cream. I finish with amazing base loose powder.My face looks so oily and dark. I know I am doing something wrong. Can you please help me? I invested close to $200 in Jane Iredale products. I am a little disappointed

    1. Hi Sowmya,

      We’re sorry to hear you’ve had a negative first experience. It may be helpful to visit a jane iredale partner retailer near you to receive a makeup consultation. They will help you with proper makeup application (often we find people use too much Glow Time BB Cream at first). They can also make sure you are using the foundation shades that are your best match. If you find that there are any issues with the shades of your current products, feel free to contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com, and they can assist you in receiving the right shade.

      Best wishes!

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