This is absolutely my favorite foundation! I love you can build coverage from sheer to medium and it still shows off your skin without looking cakey. I use this base in Warm Sienna with a powder brush for a more sheerer look and to set my concealer along with the comfort that my skin is protected with a more natural spf. Also, the compact looks very chic and it is refillable.
-Great for the skin! Does not break me out and great for sensitive skins
-Wide range of colors available in the range
-Long lasting and does not budge even in hot weather
-Coverage is medium, can build up coverage but you tend to end up using a lot of product and can look powdery
-Can accentuate pores, but that is easily fixed by using the D2O spray
I use this mainly when my skin isn't behaving and if its a really hot day, The coverage is not great with just one application but if I want better coverage I apply it with the handi brush first and then use their flocked sponge to dab product on areas where I need more coverage, this then can look powdery so I spray it after with the D20 spray or after awhile my natural oils come through and it takes away the powdery look. It seems like a lot of effort but when I get lots of breakouts this is the only product that doesn't worsen it and some of my breakouts calm down.
This is my new HG. When i just started using it, my skin was like the moon surface - covered with awful bumps and cysts, which i tried to liquidate with the help of my dermatologist. Though she only recommended to use pharmacy brands, i still ordered this powder online beacuse of rave reviews on beauty forums. When i've just tried it, i was not impressed - i used the sponge that was in a set with powder, and everything - from coverage to the skintone disappointed me. But after a while i tried to give it a second chance and tried to apply it with a brush. It was something really different. First of all, you can easily regulate the coverage - and optionally cover your blemishes. Skin looked sheer and didn't remind of moon surface anymore. If you have really bad skin, then you can use it as a finishing powder on the top of your foundation and you will look gorgeous. Now when my skin condition significantly improved i use my Jane Iredale as a base for everyday makeup. I will definitely try their liquid foundations just to compare. Good bonus for those with shiny skin - it has mat finish! Recommend it to everybody!
UPDATE: I purchased this product again in different colour - i would liked to add more lippies if it was possible. Radiant colour for my NC15 skintone (maybe a bit more tanned in spring) likes it as crazy. It works better than Photoshop, and my skin looks really airbrushed (only me knows how imperfect it is without makeup). Radiant is a bit more sheer than Ivory, and i prefer it to Ivory. I really look radiant and healthy in it!
I'm an NC45 and I found my color in the Pure Pressed Base and it was lovely on my skin and of course it didn't irrritate me or look fake. But it was so pricey and as I don't live in the US anymore at the moment anyway; I'm in London, UK, I had to find this product in an esthetician's clinic on Harley Street.
That's too much trekking up and down for me to do man especially as I used up all of this item along time ago! Jane Iredale should be everywhere instead of Bare Escentuals or whatever. But yes it was worth the money.
I probably would have liked this product if I had never used Geisha Ink's Pressed Mineral Foundation. Compared to Geisha Ink, this is very average. I found it settled into fine lines. I have oily skin and this did not control my oil at all!
Sorry, compared to my HG Geisha Ink...no comparison.
I've been using this for years. The color is just a little off and it's expensive, but it's the best I have unitl I can find something comparable that's less expensive. I love the formula.
After an eyelift on upper and lower lids my surgeon recommended Jane Iredale to cover up the skin during the healing process. A colour, warm silk, was matched to my natural skin tone and I was show how to apply with a brush and to layer. I have since always kept this foundation base as a reserve and return to it after chasing the current fad. It is a classic. The look is natural and provides SPF protection which is good for post-surgery healing.
Okay. First I have to say I've never tried a moodier product in my life. I've been using it for two months now and each morning as I apply it I find it different than the previous day. One day I think it's the best powder ever and the other day I think like what was I thinking and that it totally sucks. But what I've learned so far is that its appearance on my skin depends highly on the condition of my skin on a particular day. If my skin is tired, damaged and dehydrated (caused by the environment I work in) this powder makes it look older and drier until it finally melts into the skin (which sometimes takes as long as few hours) and then it does the opposite and causes excess oil production. It also makes my already large pores look huuuge which is extremely bad. But if I've had a good night's sleep, had previously treated my pores with something (I LOVE Nivea's Kao Bioré strips, they totally work for me) and had my skin properly hydrated then this powder doesn't look bad at all, it melts into my skin faster and all together looks very natural (still oily though) and covers nicely. Just to add that I always use it over my moisturizer and I always apply D2O for fixation (although I believe any spray with water would work just fine) and I apply it with Handi brush (which is great btw). So I still don't really know if I like this product or not, hence three lippies. We'll see what happens after a few more months of using it.
I have super oily skin and it is acne prone. I went to the dermatologist office to try this makeup. I love this foundation because it gives me the coverage I need to cover up my old acne scars and and new blemishes. The coverage I get is so great, I don't need to put on a liquid foundation before a powder. It is very lightweight and feels as if I'm not even wearing anything at all! I love this foundation so far, and probably will continue to buy it. Especially since it is so healthy for your skin.
I used to use this alone all the time. It works well with my skin. It gives a very matte finish but never cakey or powdery on the skin. This stuff is expensive though but now I've been using it over my hourglass fluid foundation as a setting powder and it works great for that as well. Its very buildable coverage and can go from sheer to full coverage very easily. I do suggest using a setting spray tho, not necessarily jane iredale but something to really make the powder adhere to the skin and minimize any cakiness that can occur when building the coverage.