I bought this at my dermatologist office. Never right reviews but this stuff is expensive and if it saves someone else some money then great! the reviews I read seemed positive so I was excited to try this. But it leaves an oily shine throughout my t-zone even with a primer. I also use the Jane iredale amazing base to set it and knock out shine. I had to regularly keep applying powder and an hour later I was all dewy and shiny again. I prefer the matte look and this definitely is not matte. its very moist feeling and dewy. They claim it feels like a 2nd skin, I think it felt sticky and moist. I couldnt stand it. I also have roseaca and I am very fair. I was able to match my color easily but the foundation is light and does not cover my red cheeks. They recommend using the amazing base for increased coverage but I was still red in the cheeks.
First of all...you have to apply this product correctly and in correlation with the JI PRESSED BASE.
When i first put it on, i thought the same thing as a lot of other reviewers...not easily blendable, not a huge amount of coverage, etc. But if you apply it with a good brush (i use a "powder" brush from E.L.F. fat bristles, flat head - http://www.eyeslipsface.com/studio/tools/single-brushes/powder_brush) and it works well. It's a lot more blendable than using your fingers. I find it a little on the light coverage side by itself, but when i put my PRESSED BASE on overtop, i literally get a flawless HD complexion! Better than i've had with any other foundation or powder and i've tried A LOT! Even the MUFE HD Foundation everyone likes.
So put it on properly, right after moisturizer, and finish with pressed base and you'll be flawless.
This foundation has a mat finish and is not easily blendable. It left my skin looking dry and cakey.
I found this foundation rather comfortable on my skin, it melted in straight away and gave a very light and even coverage. I have to say that I did apply it over BB primer, and I used the make up sponge for application. Instead of sweeping motions, I actually dabbed it in and so was able to achieve even tone without any problems. I did not have the issue with the gel base drying up too fast. It might be because I mixed the product on the back of my hand before applying it. Overall I am rather pleased with the quality and results achieved after using this foundation. My skin felt absolutely natural as if I wore no make at all, at the same time having an almost flawless HD look.
Started using this product about 3 weeks ago, and have really enjoyed it. Comes in many, many shades, and it was easy to find one that was perfect. If possible, I recommend going to a shop that carries it and choosing one that is right for you, and also have them show you how to apply it.
It is kind of magical in that a minute or so after I apply it, my skin takes on this cool glow. Is buildable, and is made with earth-friendly, human safe ingredients. It is expensive, but the container is big and will last awhile.
I used to always wear a finishing powder on top of my foundation, but I don't need one with Jane Iredale, my skin looks dewy with just the foundation. Also love that it is kind to my dry, sensitive skin.
Before purchasing this product I was careful to review it coz of the price, but I had heard such good things about it I just had to see what the fuss was about. And before I did buy I went and got my colour matched by the make up artist and she gave me a light coat to test run before I bought. I liked the way she put it on, she didn't put much but I thought when I buy it it will look better coz I'll put a bit more on. I bought it and used it once and it was HORRIBLE!!!!!!!!! It sets wayyyyyy too quickly while I'm in the middle of blending it it's set and won't BUDGE! You have to pump it a few times to get the actual foundation going, but even when it does it comes out all lumpy which I found impossible to smooth out and it set again haha. Then I had to remove it and try again and it was a nightmare. I haven't used it since which is a bummer coz it's apparently good for your skin and it's so expensive. Sitting in my bathroom in a box with the other cosmetics I don't use haha. Won't buy again. Don't waste your money!
I love this foundation. First of all, the ingredients are actually good for your skin. It never makes me break out. I usually get cystic acne when I use foundations. You have to apply it in a particular way. I use a contour sponge to apply it. It keeps the liquid from drying out and the sponge helps it glide across your face. I ALWAYS apply immediately after my moisturizer BEFORE it dries completely. Then I let it dry while I do my eyes. I then set it with a light amount of loose powder. I find that my Decleor Expression De' Lage Smoothing Cream moisturizer works best under this makeup and acts a primer to help it stay put. Jane makes great makeup that works wonders on my sensitive skin. I always look flawless in the sun and in photographs. I use the honey bronze color that helps even out the slight redness in my sensitive skin. You should definitely go to a spa that knows the line well to help you pick out the proper color for your skin.
I am so disappointed with this product. I was looking for some natural solution for my sensitive skin and I end up with this foundation. Too expensive, making my skin flaky and sinking into pores, not looking smoothly and at all.
The good thing is that it didn't cause any bad reaction on my skin and it is moisturizing.
I won't buy this again.
This foundation is unique and wonderful. I am a HUGE skin care ingredient junkie--I only use Aveda and JI. I do NOT like Bare Escentuals powder minerals--not a fan of that powder thingy as foundation. I do like a dewy look and I do have fairly nice skin. I was only using Aveda Inner light concealer on inner eyes, corner of nose and chin. I was happy HAPPY to see that JI offered a LIQUID MINERAL MAKEUP--the ingredients looked STELLAR so I gave it a try and absolutely LOVE it!! Been using for a week and it's almost like I CAN"T WAIT to put it on!!! Recommend--FIVE PLUS STARS, IMHO!!!
I had this applied today at a store and it was amazing, my skin looked flawless... I came home and did it myself and it looked horrible! It caked into weird places and looked powdery and weird. I did a lot of online research and it seems you need to pump it a few times before it works well. Also, it seems to work better with a brush, but I don't want to spend $40 on another product from this company right now. I have two brushes from Bare Minerals-- a blush brush and a concealer brush. Would these two work with this product? Any help is greatly appreciated, as I'm going to take it back if it continues to work in this crappy way!