Jane cosmetics are kind of hard to come by these days but can still be purchased at Nordstrom Rack locations as well as online from various e-tailers. For instance, right now Hautelook is currently offering Jane products at a reduced price of $2.97 each.
I’m a blush fiend and love Jane cheek products! I acquired most of their blushes at a major discount when Jane moved out of drugstores and Walgreens put all of their products on clearance.
Most people are familiar with Jane’s Blushing Cheeks blushes in the round black pots with the screw top packaging. The shades are pigmented, smooth, and come in a variety of matte and shimmer finishes. These were the most inexpensive line of blushes from Jane and retailed for $3-$4 each. They came in a total of 8 shades but I only have 6.
Blushing Blossom and Blushing Petal are matte. Blushing Orchid, Blushing Earth, Blushing Glow, and Blushing Plum are shimmery.
Right before Jane pulled out of drugstores they introduced the Be Pure Aguaceuticals line of products which claimed to contain natural, organic and hydrating ingredients. The BlushStix ($6-$8 retail) were part of the Aguaceuticals line and came in three shades: Shimmering Pink, Shimmering Peach, and Shimmering Brown. They’re a shimmery cream blush product with a moisturizing formula that never sets to a powder finish like other brands of creme blush do; they remain ever-so-slightly tacky to the touch long after application. The BlushStix also have quite a strong fragrance that’s a cross between old lipstick and herbal medicine. I only have two shades and prefer Shimmering Brown because it’s not quite as dry or shimmery as the pink one, and it gives my face a subtle sun-kissed glow after I blend it out. If only the BlushStix was fragrance-free and didn’t contain any shimmer it would be the perfect dewy cream blush for my dry skin. As it is, however, it’s okay but not a must have; there’s definitely plenty of room for improvement. I’ll get by just fine with my N.Y.C. blush sticks.
But my favorite blush products from Jane, and the ones that hardly anyone ever seems to talk about, belong to their Mineral Quilted Blush collection. When they could still be found in drugstores they retailed for $4-$5 each and were available in five shades, all of which I own. The texture of these particular pressed blushes is much more finely milled and silky soft to the touch compared to the Blushing Cheeks blushes; and whereas the Blushing Cheeks are either matte or quite shimmery in finish, the quilted blushes all have more of a satin sheen to them. The Mineral Quilted blushes are all pigmented but the color range is paler and more neutral compared to Blushing Cheeks which makes this particular line especially great for lighter skin tones who prefer softer, natural or nude shades.
My least favorite blush from Jane out of the ones I own would have to be the Shimmering Blush in Roses (the checker patterned blush at the top of the page) but not because there’s anything wrong with the product; I just don’t really care for this particular color for my skin tone. The texture of Roses is not as soft or finely milled as the Mineral Quilted blushes or even the Blushing Cheeks blushes but it’s pigmented and very shimmery as the product name implies. The Shimmering Blushes originally retailed for $5-$6 each.