At first I hated this foundation..
I had bad acne at the time and was not impressed for how the first application made my skin look, plus it feels weird on the face and has this weird grainy consisentcy.
But I ran out of my foundation today and had to use this ,surprisingly if you let it dry between coats it builds quite nicely covering all the blemishes and red spots, and my friend said i had a glow today. But I looked in the mirror later and I looked a bit cakey around my neck. Didn't blend nicely with the parts of my skin that weren't covered in foundation. Try it for yourself!
UPDATE - this made me break out in big pimples in clusters around my chin area and rubs off easy.
This is not a stand alone foundation unless your skin is near perfect but combined with the pressed base it's the best coverage I've ever seen that still looks like skin. The pressed base can get pretty pricey if you rely on it for all over evening and coverage every day. This product applied underneath evens out skin tone but in a natural way so you can apply lighter layers of powder for sun protection and targeted coverage. To apply it I use a flocked sponge that I dampen with a pump of the pommist spray or distilled water, add a pump or two (depends on desired coverage) and dab it on my forehead, cheeks and chin. It's kind of wet at first and seems thin yet chunky but then I just lightly sweep the sponge across my face blending outward and it fuses beautifully. I was shown this by a rep and it works so much better than even a brush. I then use a beauty blender to spot treat areas of concern with pressed base an then finish by sweeping a layer of base all over. I can cover anything with this combo usually without a concealer and I have pretty mottled skin with quite a bit of scarring. The price is outrageous as is all jane iredale. The packaging is as good as it could be. I appreciate the airless pump but for $57 CAD it could contain more product. That said its a staple for me and I will still totally repurchase.
The packaging of this product is awesome, very interesting when you first look at it. The beads are formatted in a spiral vertex, very fancy looking. The pump works very good. HOWEVER, this product is terrible. The coverage is weak, for a foundation it acts more like a MILD tinted moisturizer, that you need a ton of to even get the moisturizing effect. It's staying power does not exist if your have oily/ combination skin.
I beg you to save your money or purchase her powder's instead.
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.