Even though the thought of buying the perfect engagement ring can be as intimidating as popping the big question, you don’t have to lose sleep over it.

Before starting your quest to find the ideal ring, there are a few things you have to bear in mind.

1. Consider Her Style

Go through your partner’s jewellery to get an insight into their taste — does she prefer modern or vintage designs?

Her clothing style can also give you a clue on the type of ring she’d fancy. For instance, if she likes vintage clothes, you can pick an ornate halo ring or a platinum bevelled ring if she has a sharp, sleek style.

You can also engage her family and friends to help you determine which type of ring your fiance would like.

2. Choose The Metal

You have to determine which metal the ring will be fashioned out of. For a long time, engagement and wedding rings were all yellow gold; however, the market eventually started opening up as people became bolder. Nowadays, it isn’t unusual to see people with green or red diamond rings. Nevertheless, as the whole line of Apple products will tell you, the rose gold shade is trendy among women globally.

Therefore, when ring shopping, don’t disregard the potential beauty of rose gold. But, remember your wedding and engagement ring should match, so you need to select the same metal. Don’t go too crazy with your metal selection — ensure you choose one that goes with your wedding band.

Bear in mind that some metals scratch more quickly than others. Therefore, picking a more robust metal might be good if your fiance is very active.

3. Decide On The Shape

Before going ring shopping, you have to settle on the shape of the diamond. There are various shapes available, from heart-shaped rings to oval diamond rings. The shape is a matter of preference; some people prefer classic round diamond looks while others prefer more distinct shapes like pear-shaped diamond rings.

If the size of the ring matters, go for shapes that appear larger such as emerald or marquise cut rings. These designs showcase size better compared to other diamonds with similar carat weight.

4. Know The Diamond Basics

Having a firm grasp of the four Cs — carat, cut, colour and clarity — will assist you in making an educated decision when going ring shopping. The beauty and quality of every diamond can vary significantly.

Here’s a comprehensive guide for each of the four C’s:

  • Cut – Only select a perfectly cut diamond to guarantee that your stone offers the most fire and brilliance — the cut is what determines a diamond’s beauty
  • Clarity – A VS2 or VS1 clarity gives the best value for what the human eye can see. Blemishes and inclusions aren’t noticeable at these grades
  • Colour – Go for diamonds that are almost colourless (fall in the G-I range) — to the naked eye, it’ll seem like a colourless diamond that falls within the D-F range — however, it’ll be less costly
  • Carat – Since sparkle and beauty matter most, focus on buying a nicely cut diamond instead of a specific weight carat.

5. Try To Be Different

It’s not a must that you buy a premade setting or freshly mined diamond. Even with options such as custom settings or reused diamonds, you can still end up with a genuinely unique ring.

Reusable diamonds are previously owned environmental friendly diamonds that have been placed back in the diamond supply chain. They could be European cuts or modern stones.

6. Have The Correct Ring Measurement

Nothing would kill the mood during your proposal than the ring slipping off when fitting it onto your fiance’s hand. This isn’t an issue if you select the ring as a couple. However, if you want to surprise your partner, you should ask a close friend to sneak out a ring from your fiance’s jewellery box at some point.

You can then get the size by wrapping a string against the ring and tying a knot to denote the measurements. Carry along the loop when you shop for an engagement ring, and you’ll be able to find the correct ring size.

Rings typically require some adjustments. However, you want the ring to be close enough to the correct size so that your significant other can start wearing it immediately.

7. The Budget

Lastly, engagement rings can be pretty pricey — spending double or triple your budget on the perfect engagement ring isn’t a myth.

There are rings available for every budget. Therefore, before you go ring shopping, determine your maximum budget and limit yourself to it as you shop for an engagement ring.

Treating an engagement ring as an heirloom will make it all the more meaningful. Provided you select a ring that lasts a lifetime, you’ll be good to go.

Bottom Line

Shopping for an engagement ring shouldn’t be stressful. By keeping in mind the tips above, you’ll be able to shop for a ring knowing what you’re looking for without the common pitfalls most people experience.

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Brown or nude lipstick has been a trend with celebrities and influencers for over a year. The range of browns seen varies from matchy-mannequin to is-it-nude-or-pink. So how do you choose the right nude lipstick for your skin tone?

Content Lip Fixation, Choose the Right Nude Lipstick for Medium Skin

On one side of the spectrum (matchy-mannequin) are the shades that match your skin tone so closely you look like your lips don’t even exist. This is the look that most of us want to avoid because we love our lips! Then, on the exact opposite side of the nude spectrum are pinks that are kind of nude but not really. We chatted with Global Makeup Educator Shawn Towne to get his advice on how to choose the right nude lipstick.

What’s the Best Brown/Nude Lipstick for My Skin Tone?

While brown or nude is a universal color that can be worn by anyone, to create the most natural look, you should never go for a straight brown. Our lip colors are enhanced with a degree of warmth, that’s why pink-browns are always recommended no matter your skin tone or color.

Nude Lipstick for Cool Skin Tones

“If you have a lot of pink in your complexion, a warmer based brown is best,” says Shawn. He recommends Craving Lip Fixation or Sharon PureMoist Lipstick.

Nude Lipstick for Warm Skin Tones

“If you have warmer or neutral skin tones (golden undertones), cooler browns are ideal,” says Shawn. You’ll want to try shades like Luscious PlayOn Lip Crayon or Raspberry PureGloss Lip Gloss.

Best Nude Lipstick for Your Skin Shade

Now that you know the general concept of choosing the right nude lipstick based on your skin’s undertone, the next step is whether you should opt for a beige, medium or brown lipstick shade.

Nude Lipstick for Fair Skin

Choose a rosy-beige shade to add a hint of color without washing you out. If you want to take your lip’s natural pink down a notch, try a sheer light beige shade.

NYC Just Kissed Lip Plumper
NYC Just Kissed Lip Plumper

Blissful Playon Lip Crayon
Blissful PlayOn Lip Crayon

Craving Lip Fixation
Craving Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss

Martini PureGloss Lip Gloss
Martini PureGloss Lip Gloss

Nude Lipstick for Medium Skin

If you have a medium complexion with cool undertones, try a dusky rose shade or a beige that has hints of gold in it, like Tricia PureMoist Lipstick.

puremoist lipstick in tricia light brown color
Tricia PureMoist Lipstick

Content Lip Fixation
Content Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss

Sarah PureMoist Lipstick
Sarah PureMoist Lipstick

Hot Cider PureGloss Lip Gloss
Hot Cider PureGloss Lip Gloss

Nude Lipstick for Olive Skin

Women with an olive complexion should avoid any nude that has yellow undertones. Instead, choose a pretty, peachy tan shade like Jamie PureMoist Lipstick.

Jaime PureMoist Lipstick

Jamie PureMoist Lipstick $25.00

Yummy PlayOn Lip Crayon

Yummy PlayOn Lip Crayon $20.00

Sydney Just Kissed Lip Plumper

Sydney Just Kissed Lip Plumper $25.00

puremoist lipstick in sharon light brown color

Sharon PureMoist Lipstick $25.00

Nude Lipstick for Dark Skin

If you have darker skin, stay clear of any shade that looks “nude” in the tube; it will be too light. Instead, opt for a golden chocolate shade, caramel hue or rose-brown.

Luscious PlayOn Lip Crayon

Luscious PlayOn Lip Crayon $20.00

Raspberry PureGloss Lip Gloss

Raspberry PureGloss Lip Gloss $26.00

Jaime PureMoist Lipstick

Jamie PureMoist Lipstick $25.00

Content Lip Fixation

Content Lip Fixation Lip Stain/Gloss $32.00

Can You Wear Nude Lipstick at Any Age?

The short answer is, YES! “When we are younger, many brown shades look beautiful on our skin because we have more natural color. As we age, our skin can fade so using brighter colors is a good idea,” says Shawn. “The beauty of brown lipstick is that they allow natural looking color even when a brighter undertone is included. Desire Lip Fixation and Lauren PureMoist Lipstick are two examples of beautiful, vivid browns that give a youthful appearance to the lips.” Check out all of our brown lipsticks here.

Share Your #GoodBeautyStories!

In a comment below, tell us which nude jane iredale lipstick is your favorite. Or, use hashtag #GoodBeautyStories to show us your nude lipstick selfies on Instagram!

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Skin Youth Biome, Skin Omegas, Skin Complete, Skin Ultimate, Skin Accumax

By now you probably know that jane iredale set the bar for clean makeup. You might also know we offer skincare products that work beautifully with our makeup. But, did you know that we also sell a whole range of extraordinary supplements that you can take as part of your daily skincare regimen? The jane iredale Feed, Fortify, Finish philosophy has made our brand the universal go-to for clean beauty. You may wonder how taking supplements will help your skin, but you’ll be amazed once you see the results for yourself.   

Both as a preventative measure and as a solution, our supplements can produce results through regular use. And because each one targets specific issues, you’ll find it quite easy to choose which supplement or combination is right for you. So, let’s start with a breakdown of what supplements jane iredale offers: 

Skin Youth Biome – A combination of four unique probiotics combined with vitamin C that work synergistically to regulate the gut to optimize digestion.  It increases your ability to absorb vitamins and nutrients from food and supplements and boosts your skin’s hydration to create a more youthful complexion.   

Skin Omegas – A combination of highly purified omega3 fish oil, omega6 from evening primrose and vitamin A work as an internal moisturizer to calm skin and creates a smoother, more hydrated complexion.   

Skin Complete – A double canister package of Skin Vitamin A and Skin Antioxidant that work synergistically to increase skin cell turnover and create new skin cells that are more resilient to free radical damage. Free radical damage can result by a variety of elements from diet and lifestyle choices to environmental stressors.  The result is a smoother, brighter and more even complexion.   

Skin Accumax® – Made with a patented formula of vitamins A, C and E plus diindolylmethane (DIM), this supplement was created specifically for problem skin.  These ingredients address acne from all angles by helping to regulate skin cell turnover, skin sebum, acne bacteria and skin irritation resulting in a clearer complexion.   

Skin Ultimate – Our most luxurious vitamin pack.  It unites Skin AntioxidantSkin Vitamin A and Skin Omegas with Skin Asta Boost and Skin CoQ10 in a sixcapsule supplement pack designed to nourish, hydrate and protect skin, hair and nails.   


What’s The Best Skincare Supplement For Me?  

To determine which supplements will be most beneficial to your skin, start by asking yourself some key questions: 

  • What is your skin type?   

Because Skin Youth Biome increases your body’s ability to benefit from all food and vitamins, we suggest making it the foundation of your supplement regimen.     

    • Normal – Skin Youth Biome and Skin Complete  
    • Oily or Acne – Skin Youth Biome and Skin Accumax   
    • Dry – Skin Youth Biome and Skin Omegas  
    • Mature – Skin Youth Biome and Skin Ultimate  
  • Do you spend time in the sun, drink alcohol, smoke cigarettes or live in an urban area?  
  • If you answered yes to any of these questionsSkin Complete will be a good addition to your regimen.   
  • Do you live in a cold or dry climate?  
  • If you answered yes, Skin Omegas will be a good addition to your regimen.   
  • Do you have breakouts?   
  • If you answered yes, Skin Accumax will be a good addition to your regimen. 
  • Do you do anti-aging skin treatments such as lasers and injectables?  
  • If you answered yes, Skin Ultimate will be a good addition to your regimen.  

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We want to know about your experiences with The Skincare Supplements. Leave a review, comment below, or share pictures with us on social media tagging #TheSkincareSupplements and @janeiredale.

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