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on 11/1/2005 1:02:00 PM
More reviews by xtinaxtina
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
This was recommended to me by the aesthetician at my derm's office. (They actually sell Jane Iredale products there, so it was hard to say whether it was a recommendation or a sales pitch.) I am now on my second container & I think this stuff is fantastic. My skin is acne prone & when I started using this, my skin was pretty oily. It worked well for me then. I'm on Accutane now so my skin is quite dry & this is still working for me. It takes a while to get used to the application, at least it did for me, but once you get used to doing it, your skin will look glowing & natural & great. If you put too much on, you definitely can get a heavy powdery look. It's pretty expensive ($30 at my dr's office), but it lasts forever. I didn't even used to use powder, just liquid foundation because I don't like a powdery look, but this doesn't do that at all if you use the right amount. The sunscreen really works, I could definitely tell that this past summer. I don't have anything bad to say about this, it's great!
on 10/30/2005 8:13:00 PM
More reviews by pr0cessa
Skin: Combination, Olive, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I am seeing a lot of comparisons to Bare Minerals and Bare Escentuals... I haven't used either one of thse but I can tell you this product is fantastic. I can't imagine ow it could possibly be any better! It has spf 20 and very ine, subtle shimmer. the finish is flawless and long lasting, even n my oily skin. it's a matte finish, but vey soft and luminizing. it is very expensive but a little bit goes a long way! i have it in warm silk, and it's an exact perfect match for my winter skin one... pale-to-medium with yellow and olive undertones. i will repurchase this if and when i see it again- i bought it last year in a small 'boutique'-ish salon in massachusetts.
on 10/30/2005 9:35:00 AM
More reviews by emiliaestella
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Dry, Other, Not Sure
I am so in love with this product! I used Bare Minerals for years and "thought" it was my HG...until I found this. Now I am a committed, admitted addict. I have sensitive, acne prone skin. This covers like nothing else, and leaves a smooth matte (but not fake at all) finish and I love the natural look it gives. It doesn't involve nearly the work that BM did to get a flawless finish...none of that excessive tapping and buffing required. Plus, there's not a that tendency to be too shiny, as with BM. It's so good that when I was peeling and dry from Retin A, I could get some powder on my Handi Brush (another awesome find from JI) and "press" it into my skin, without brushing, swiping or dragging it across my flaky face. The coverage was still flawless and utterly amazing. It has never broken me out, if anything, I think it's helped with my breakouts. And it's perfect for my sensitive skin, with no burning, itching, or rashes that I'm prone to getting from products. Plus, during the day...I hardly ever (almost never) need to touch up. It lasts and lasts (kinda like the energizer bunny! lol) Ladies, you MUST try this.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 10/18/2005 4:27:00 PM
More reviews by Reservechic
Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
I really like this mineral foundation alot! My face doesn't look unnaturally shiny with this stuff and it gives fairly decent coverage as well. And it doesn't irritate my skin at all! I bought it in the Satin shade, from www.skinwest.com, because there prices for Jane Iredale's products are the most affordable I've found to-date.The only thing that bothers me about this product is that it tends to fly all over my vanity, while I am applying it.
on 9/21/2005 6:43:00 PM
More reviews by cutiepiebunny
Skin: Combination, Other, Not Sure
I used this product a few years ago and the color match was bad, it also left my skin VERY oily after a few hours. I had to take a tissue and wipe up the mess of this product. I switched to B.E. and found the colors to be much more of a match for me, and I noticed my skin stayed clearer when using it...compared to Jane Iredale. Oh and the price will break you. With all the things women have to pay for, $42 for powder is way too much.
on 8/30/2005 2:29:00 PM
More reviews by s70princess
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
Amazing Base Loose Minerals SPF 20 is just as the name implies -- truly an amazing base and one purchase I don't regret! Just a light dusting of it over concealer gives my skin a natural and glowing finish ... not a bit mask-like, plasticky or shiny. I love the fact that it is long-wearing, has an awesome selection of yellow-toned shades, and also contains SPF 20. This product works best on normal or dry (moisturized) skin ... really gives great coverage ... it doesn't work as well on oily skin (oil breaks through fast, finish won't last as long, but will still work OK). For people with dry, normal or combo skin that is towards the normal side (like me), this is one of the best mineral powder foundations out there. I am very happy with this one.
on 8/23/2005 9:46:00 PM
More reviews by Niki2
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love both the Amazing Base and Pressed Base. The coverage is like nothing else out there, they last ALL day long and feel weightless (no cakiness). I wear Warm Sienna in the Pressed all over my face (a great color for light-medium with yellow/golden undertones). I absolutely love using the Loose Minerals (Warm Sienna) as an under-eye concealer. I use the Camouflage Brush to apply the loose minerals to any darkness around the eye area. Again, the coverage is excellent and the loose minerals have a hint of iridescence that brighten my whole face. They also won't crease under the eye, are light and last all day long. I can't praise this makeup enough. F.Y.I. - The JI bases have no talc in them, therefore they won't absorb oil. So, if you have oily skin you would have to wear Absence.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/13/2005 4:33:00 PM
More reviews by jlm6215
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
I just got JI Amazing Base samples in Warm Silk and Satin. The color match is fine, but man, do my pores look enormous! And while the finish is nice when I put it on, I'm incredibly shiny after a few hours! I kept reading reviews of JI being superior to BE, so I thought I would give it a try. No thank you. I've tried many other MMU, and nothing compares to BE. I will not purchase this.
2 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 8/13/2005 11:47:00 AM
More reviews by sfbubbly
I'm a C3 in MAC StudioFix, Sunny Beige in Laura Mercier Oil-Free. I ordered samples of the Amazing Base in Warm Silk, Amber, and Warm Sienna from Skin-Etc. Both Warm Silk and Warm Sienna are good matches for my skintone. Warm Silk is invisible, while Warm Sienna gives the effect of a subtle tan and gives a healthy/glowy look even under fluorescent office lighting (which tends to make me look green like Kermit the Frog). A note about shade selection: Those generic ovals you see everywhere are silly. BeautyBridge has a good descriptive guide to the JI colors, and DermStore also has good photographs of them. The three things I love about this foundation are that it doesn't require a separate sunscreen, it feels light on the skin, and it covers well but doesn't look like you're wearing makeup! Also, it doesn't highlight dry flakes nearly as much as StudioFix does. In fact, with some Olay Revitalizing Serum or Cetaphil lotion underneath, it looks just as good, if not better than, a sponge-applied layer of LM Oil-Free (gasp!). Five lippies for this surprisingly impressive powder!
10 out of 10 people found this review helpful.
on 8/10/2005 9:41:00 AM
More reviews by iammew
Much better than Bare Escentuals, but I think with both brands, it's about finding your right color. If it's too light, you look powdery so go dark enough that you look natural. Skin-etc.com has good sized samples (will last me almost a month) and it's worth it to try a few shades. My color is Satin, and I'm about a MAC NW25. I use a kabuki brush and dip it in the powder lightly. Push the brush into the lid a couple of times and tap it. On the Bare Escentual ads on tv, they show a lot of swirling and tapping, but don't overdo it. I think it looks better on my skin using just a small amount of powder and doing small sections of my face (divided into 3 or 4 sections). It doesn't take a lot of product to look natural and put-together. Expensive, but I've spent more money on makeup than I can believe, and it's worth it to have things that actually work that you look forward to using every day. I think now that I use MD Forte's Glycolic Lotion, my skin is also now a lot less flaky, which can look bad with any foundation.
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