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Jane Cosmetics Files for Bankruptcy

Jane Cosmetics (Jane & Co.) filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy yesterday. The official documents listed cash liquidity issues as the main reason for the filing. The slow economy has resulted in low sales (and cash liquidity problems) for many beauty and cosmetics businesses recently.

The company says they plan to reorganize and come out of bankruptcy after renegotiating some of their contracts and making other changes. However, at this point, it would be difficult to know 100% for sure whether the company will definitely continue their cosmetics line. If you love Jane makeup products, now is the time to stock up!

Jane Cosmetics Reviews and Recommendations

Jane Cosmetics is a drugstore cosmetic line that is becoming increasingly difficult to track down these days. However, finding it is worth the effort because Jane offers a few products that give much more expensive brands a run for their money. It is geared toward younger girls but women of all ages will appreciate the quality of the products. Although not every product in the line is a winner, there are quite a few gems worth noting. Here are a few of our top picks:

Jane Eye Zings are a reasonable substitute for MAC eyeshadows at a fraction of the price. Once offered in a wide range of colors, selection is now more limited but they are highly pigmented and easy to apply. The downside is that the staying power isn’t incredible and they don’t work well when used wet. They are sold in single shade compacts as well as in eyeshadow palettes.

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Jane’s Blushing Petal Blush is a cult classic. It is a neutral pink shade without any shimmer that gives cheeks a soft glow that lasts all day for well under five dollars. It’s one of those colors that looks great on everyone and is very natural.

Jane Oil-Free Finishing Powder is another notable product. Pressed powders are all over drugstore shelves but very few seem to actually get it right. This is one of them. It helps to reduce the appearance of large pores and minimize shininess yet does not look cakey. Even better, it doesn’t clog your skin.

Jane makeup products are dirt cheap, even for drugstore makeup. This means that you can afford to try different items and won’t feel too devastated if they don’t work out. It’s the perfect line to do some experimenting if you are one of those girls who has a hard time finding shades you like. And if you are looking to curb your cosmetic spending, you may very well find some cheaper substitutes for some of your more expensive staples.