Jane Iredale Smooth Affair® Facial Primer & Brightener

You’re going to want to remember that name because this is a pretty amazing product. Let me be honest here. I’d had Smooth Affair for a while but because I was using several things it got a little lost in the mire. The last few weeks I’ve only been using a handful and this was one of them. I highly recommend this practice, by the way.




Concealer is now a daily go-to for the shadows on my face (which are getting more numerous!) I follow up with a mixture of Smooth Affair and BB cream. Technically one goes before the other but I’m lazy and mix the two together.


I was going about my day (as we do) when I noticed my skin had a ‘light’ to it. This was particularly noticeable when I had to go on camera for ‘Lives’. You naturally look at yourself to make sure your hair’s OK and that you’re positioned well. But – to be honest? – you can’t really escape looking at yourself when you film and I kept noticing it was like my skin was lit from within.🙂

Then it hit me – it’s the Jane Iredale Smooth Affair. It really makes a difference.


I recommend pairing it with Jane’s Glow Time BB cream (left).

BB creams are wonderful apply-and-go tools and this one gives a velvety texture. The Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream (phew! that is the entire name) is also a multi-tasker. It combines moisturiser, concealer, sunscreen and moisturiser in one tidy package which sold me. The way it adjusts to your natural skin tone to help cover blemishes, minimise pores and disguise wrinkles is also fabulous. (I’m ordering a bucket!) Apple, bitter orange and honeysuckle extracts, aloe leaf juice, sunflower seed oil and vitamin E – the ingredient list reads like a cocktail. 🙂


Jane Iredale products are iconic these days and were one of the first ‘clean’ makeup ranges.

“I was inspired to create a makeup that was also good for the skin.” – Jane Iredale


Jane Iredale

She – Jane – created them back when she was a makeup artist in movies or television from memory. So Jane really does exist. That’s her to the right. Ah, I just looked it up. Jane’s a Londoner who moved to New York City and was a casting director working with actors and models. Here’s the full story.


  • Mineral science nourishes the skin.
  • Makeup lasts longer
  • PoreAway™ technology reduces the appearance of pores.
  • Reduces shine to create the ideal makeup canvas.
  • Fights blemishes and clogged pores.
  • Creates a smooth, matte finish for an even skin tone.
  • Colour-adjusts to your skin.

It’s available in normal and oily versions. FYI I have normal. I didn’t realise that about the pore technology that probably helped with what I was noticing as well.


There are lots of ingredients so I haven’t gone through them all. Jane Iredale is pretty transparent and it’s important to them that they’re ‘clean’. So I’ve simply listed them. Check out the pointers they say below as well.

Aqua/Water/Eau, Coconut Alkanes (and) Polysilicone 11, Dimethicone/Vinyl, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Cyclopentasiloxane, Glycerin, Dimethicone/PEG-10/15 Crosspolymer, Pyrus Malus (Apple) Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Maltodextrin, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Camellia Sinensis (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Citrus Paradisi (Grapefruit) Fruit Extract, Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Fruit Extract, Malus Domestica Fruit Cell Culture Extract, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Lecithin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1, Olea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, Ascorbyl Glucoside, Zinc PCA, Sodium Ascorbate, Royal Jelly. Tocopherol, Citrus Grandis (Grapefruit) Peel Extract, Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract (and) Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Xanthan Gum


  1. Our products are safety, allergy, clinically, and dermatologist tested.
  2. They don’t contain skin sensitising ingredients like parabens, petroleum, talc, preservatives, dyes, synthetic fragrances or bismuth oxychloride.
  3. We make a conscious effort to include ingredients in our products that are calming and soothing. We believe that this can measurably contribute to skin health.
  4. Our people conduct both mandatory and voluntary product tests.
  5. Certified cruelty-free by Leaping Bunny Program and PETA.
  6. Many of our products are vegan suitable and gluten-free.
  7. The packaging is eco-friendly, BPA and phthalate-free.

Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐




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