Great lipstick for your skin tone intensifies your eye colour, gives you luscious lips and a gorgeous finished look. We've created a range of lipsticks for every colouring, packaged in a smart, neat case. Made with love in Britain, I think it's really quite special and I'd like to tell you why ...
"It's too hard to find great lipsticks that suit you"
As a colour consultant, I was frustrated with high street brands and how most of their lipstick colours are seasonal "trends", and how they either sell poor quality lipsticks with cheap ingredients or charge an excessive amount for a high quality lipstick. I think lipsticks should be made to suit you and your needs.
How to make the perfect lipstick
We wanted a long-lasting lipstick with incredible colour, moisture and finish that looked and felt like it was quality worth paying for. Here's how we created our lipstick, right here in Britain.
Picking out the right colours for you
Not every lipstick colour suits you, but that's OK. From over 20 years' experience of colour consulting, we have been able to create a range of lipsticks to suit every colouring. Within our range you will be able to find colours which make you look fantastic. Take a look at what the colours are like here.
How to apply your lipstick
There are three ways to apply your lipstick depending on how intense you want the colour ...
Choose Your colours
When you're ready, simply click on the colour you want. You'll see a tick on the colour box. Then, click 'add to cart'.
What do our customers say?
We love hearing from you, our customers. With our new website, some of them are posting their thoughts and reviews of our products to help you decide if Jane Fardon Cosmetics are for you.
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It's always fun to try a new lipstick and a new colour. However, most of the women I speak to have a drawer load of lipsticks that they never wear. Sometimes they hit lucky and get a lipstick that they love and looks great on them. Then when they go back to get a new one, they are told by the sales assistant that it was last season's colour and it has been discontinued!
We think lipstick is simpler than that. The point of our lipsticks is that the colours are chosen by what suits you, not dictated to by changing fashions. We have carefully selected our colours so that we have colours for every colouring and skin tone.
We don't make "fashionable lipsticks" that are in one season and out the next. We simply make lipsticks that make you feel great. For instance, there may be a fad for "black" lipstick, but the colour black absorbs light and therefore a black lipstick would draw the light from your face leaving you looking tired and pale. We think you're better than that!
In fact all you need is three carefully chosen lipsticks of the right colours to get you through your entire wardrobe! Of course you can have as many as you like, but it's good to have three you know are perfect for your colouring. But a great lipstick is more than that. A great lipstick enhances and defines the shape of your mouth, bringing balance to your face and its features, all without fading quickly.
But the extraordinary thing about lipstick is the effect it has on your eyes!
I know it sounds strange but when someone wears the right lipstick for them, their eyes look SO much brighter and the colour intensifes dramatically. As soon as you have seen and clocked what a great lipstick does for your eyes, your lipstick will become your new best friend!
The tricky thing with lipstick is that you need both good pigment levels (so it stays on) and you want it to have moisturising qualities too (so it feeds the lips and doesn't dry them out). However, these two properties work against each other.
The more moisturising you make a lipstick the less the pigments stay on the lips. The more pigment you add the more the lips dry out. There is a very fine point where the two are balanced just right; the colours stays on the lips well AND it feels nice and moisturising on the lips.
The manufacturers we worked with were really helpful. They already made lipstick for other large brands, but were very happy to work with us to achieve the best formula. We were not satisfied with the quality of the ones they already made so we gave them words to describe the qualities we wanted in a lipstick; a great stain, moisturising, smooth but not grainy, and not perfumed. Oh, and we wanted it made in the UK.
They then sent us a sample, we tried it and gave feedback. They altered the recipe and back and forth it went. Eventually we arrived at the basic formulation. We then had to test and 'tweak' each individual colour as all the pigments behave differently and therefore affect the end result.
Besides the coloured pigment which gives the colour and stain, lipstick is also made up of oils which form the base material and help moisturise the lips. Pearl is added to create shimmer in some of the lipsticks where it could help enhance the colour.
So all these ingredients were adjusted and fine-tuned to meet our expectations for each colour. I personally tested every single colour (!), wearing it around the house, to find that perfect balance. Curiously, red is the hardest colour to get 'just right'.
Lipsticks also include a small amount of preservative, important to prevent bacteria from the lips growing on the lipstick bullet. Without it you would throw away your lipstick after a couple of months' use.
We looked into going “organic” as it sounds so much better. Nick, my husband, co-director and a hospital consultant, researched the published literature with regards to organic versus the use of preservatives.
In the end though, we decided not to go organic for two reasons; firstly, lipsticks often stay in a woman's handbag or pocket for a while, which can be quite warm. Then, they are repeatedly applied to the lips and so are in contact with live bacteria regularly.
'Natural' preservatives have a very short shelf life, but most women keep a lipstick for a long time. This presented us with a dilemma. The potential dangers from bacterial growth and infection from an organic lipstick far outweighed any danger from using man-made preservatives such as parabens. And so we don’t make our lipstick organically.
Very occasionally we find someone that reacts to our lipsticks, but it's very rare. They contain lanolin, a natural moisturiser, but it is a very high quality lanolin. I know of people who are allergic to lanolin who are fine with our lipsticks. Often the lanolin used in other cosmetics is a cheaper or more crude form. This is what causes allergic reactions. Just in case, we’ll fully refund anyone who discovers they are allergic to our lipstick.
When we were researching the componentry (the outer case which holds the bullet) we were very clear that we wanted something that looked and felt of quality. We wanted a smooth action to raise the bullet up and down, a smart, scratch-resistant metal and a lid which securely clicked in place. It should feel great!
We also didn't want to have “dead space” in the product either. Most lipsticks have empty space at the bottom of the lipstick that makes you think it is bigger than it really is. That seemed wasteful and dishonest. Ours is just big enough to fit a full sized bullet inside - small and neat, perfect for your handbag. What you’re seeing is what you get.
We’re really proud of our lipstick. We’ve worked hard to get the right balance between being moisture rich and lipstick that still has a great stain. With our lipstick, you’ll get fantastic colours that really flatter you - and give you the WOW factor!
When I wore red lipstick for the first time I felt soooo self-conscious. When I looked in the mirror all I could see was lips! I felt everyone would look at me and think “why has she got that bright red lipstick on?" Maybe the crowds would part as I walked down the street?
In fact what happened was I bumped in to a friend, we stood chatting, then she stopped and asked me if I'd lost weight and had my hair done (which I hadn't!) We parted and went our separate ways, but she never even mentioned the red lipstick! That's when I realised the effect the right colour lipstick can have!
If you’re not sure which colours work for you, take a look at the suggestions here or in the lipstick colour guide below, or even Ask Jane to personally suggest some colours that suit your colouring!
Fiesta is a really bright red that can work well for both warm or cool skin tones. If you like bright red lisptick you wil LOVE this one! It can look fun, sexy or dramatic depending on what you are wearing.
We know that is is hard choosing colours over the internet. Everyone's screen colours are ever so slightly different, so even if we were able to achieve a perfect match on our screen it would look different on the next computer screen.
Instead of leaving you to guess, we can send you up to 4 small samples of the colours you would like to try. That way you get the ultimate try before you buy, in the comfort of your own home.
First create an account here so we know where to ship your samples to. Then drop us an email and we’ll make sure we get the right samples for you.
For maximum colour, apply straight from the lipstick. For a softer look and greater precision, apply with a brush. To get even longer lasting colour, apply lipstick then firmly blot lips with a tissue and reapply.
To get a softer effect, apply with a lip brush, and if you want to create a ‘hint of’ a colour use with the Lip Gloss.
Remember that if you don’t eat or drink for about five minutes afterwards, you’ll allow the pigment to stain the lips and therefore last much longer. If you are prone to lipstick spreading, take foundation up to and slightly over the lip line and then apply your lipstick with a brush.
To get the best ingredients you have to pay more than the bargain bucket price. But with our great mix of ingredients, we don’t charge £25 - 35 that some premium brands may do. Since our customers do most of our marketing for us (we love word of mouth buzz!), we put your money into quality ingredients, not TV ads.
As with all our prices, I asked myself would I be willing to spend that on a lipstick? As a mum of three children, who likes to treat herself, I want to buy quality but at a sensible price.
Our lipsticks are only £12.00 each. Even if you wore this lipstick every day for two months, you’d still only be paying twenty pence a day - and what’s 20p for feeling great every day?
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Posted by Debbie on 25th Mar 2014
I was impressed with the colours of the lipsticks I got, and with how long the colour actually lasted on my lips. And it feels nice, not sticky or too heavy.
Posted by Sue on 28th Feb 2014
A lovely colour and texture! Will definitely be trying other colours!
Posted by Diana Harrison on 18th Jan 2014
I first met Jane at the New Wine Ladies Day in Harrogate where she helped me to find the right colours for me as a Cool Summer. I have now got most of the lipsticks in this palette and am very pleased with them. Thank you Jane. I will certainly be coming back for more.
Posted by Ann Pangbourne on 24th Dec 2013
As always, Jane's lipsticks never disappoint.
Posted by Dorothy Kirk on 2nd Dec 2013
I love these lipsticks, they are good quality and lovely colours.
Posted by Jane Bennett on 30th Oct 2013
I emailed Jane for some advice and she was brilliant. After receiving some samples I chose the colours I wanted, totally risk free because I had already tried them. These are truly gorgeous, have amazing staying power and are beautifully packaged.
I bought Garnet and Burgundy and they are wonderful with my silver hair.
Posted by Tricia Catto on 29th Aug 2013
A really moist lipstick which is not over fragranced like so many high- street brands. The colour is beautiful and long lasting.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2013
I have bought several of these great lipsticks in the summer cool/soft range. I agree with the review that said "i thought too bright turned out to be the best" as I bought Garnet Red having tried the sample and loved it, it is bright but not garish and looks gorgeous with my bright colours like purple and blue. I now have 2 in this colour one in the bag and one in the makeup box.
Posted by Unknown on 22nd Aug 2013
Bought this as a present - when I told JFC it was a gift, it came beautifully wrapped and in a lovely purple bag! My friend has been raving about the lipstick.
Posted by Robyn Baker on 12th Aug 2013
As i was undecided which colours to get I took advantage of having some samples sent. The samples were great to try, although not all the colours were for me, the colours i thought would be great werent for me and the colours i thought too bright turned out to be the best - Coral. Warm Spice is a lovely neutral on me. Poppy is a lovely shade and though it looks bright on the website once on the lips to looks great. A lovely colour for 'spring colouring women' as were the coral and apricot. Staying power was great also.
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