I love this foundation. It seems to be the best combination of mostly minerals with just a little bit of filler to make it smooth and flawless.
It goes on smooth, stays on nicely and covers well without looking too opaque and definitely not chalky.
The hardest part of buying this foundation is matching your shade. The online photos from various websites are notoriously bad and due to the price of this product, you really must get samples first - you really need to try the shades on your skin before committing so much $$$.
Also, word of caution - I ordered this product in the loose form, same shade name and the two shades were totally different in person.
I cant believe I have not written a review about this product. I've been using this for the pass month or two and I love it! It is expensive for me, but I'll still buy it again just because it looks good on me and I have no problem with it. Before this, I used Bobbi Brown's creme foundation, which works good, but I prefer Jane Iredale's powder. I have dry skin, yet my skin can get a bit oily, however with the right cleanser and moisturizer that I use, this product is great for me!
I bought Pure Pressed Base for weekend and travel wear. I wanted to use it on weekends when I am more casual about my makeup and I don't want to fuss so much with loose powder (I also wear JI Amazing Base). For travel, it's excellent and one of the few mineral makeup products that comes in a compact. I use PPB with the JI Handi Brush. I use a small natural hair brush to dab some on to conceal spots, then go over it all with the Handi. I am now starting to use PPB every day during the summer because I've read that it can be a little less shiny than Amazing Base. Once I figured out my AB shade, I went one shade darker for the PPB and it's a good match. Sometimes the PPB in the darker shade still seems a little light, but I don't mind it and blush helps perk it up a little. The JI bases are on the pricey side, but they are well worth it to me.
I use a stiff medium sized blush brush i bought from my local 100 yen shop and thats US$1.33 to use for this and apply it section by section. I love everything abt this foundation, i have never broken out from using this and never experience any itchiness or discomfort. Everything abt this is perfect for me and exactly what i wanted in a foundation - wonderful even coverage for redness, conceals acne scars easily, makes my skin better but unfortunately i could never wear it no more, i tried warm silk, while it matches my face to a satisfying degree it was completely different from my neck- too pink! ok, i tried satin - again too pink, amber - white/grey cast, warm sienna - yellow enough but too dark. i guess that's a big hint that i should move on over to another mineral mu brand and it took me 8 months to finally give up. For those of you who find it too shiny/ oily you should consider getting the absence, it really works and was made to use underneath their bases. it made a lot of difference to me at least despite never finding my shade.
This made my face itch terribly! I went out in the heat, and my face was on fire and itched so badly I had to immediately wash it off! Good thing it didn't have any lasting effects. It gave good coverage and everything, but the BISMUTH OXYCHLORIDE in it can make some people's faces itch. Not a good thing to put in makeup that claims it will not irritate and will soothe. If you have tried other mineral makeups and they haven't worked, check the ingredients. It probably has this stuff in it. Minerals like "every day minerals" do not have this.
I LOVE Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base. I have been wearing this foundation for two months now. It gives very good coverage with a natural look. I get so many compliments. In the afternoon, it looks dewy but not shiny. I apply a little in the morning with the Handi brush and just build for more coverage when needed. I have tried numerous foundations: Bobbi Brown, Armani, Prescriptive Custom Blend, MAC, Mary Kay, Imani, Laura Mercier, etc.... this one is at the VERY top of my list. I will not be changing any time soon. Very impressive!!!!
My HG foundation! Not overly matte on my retin-a skin either, yet definitely not as crisco-greasy as BE. I like to kabuki this then follow up with a velour pad (press into skin) for immaculate coverage on very acne-prone skin.
The best I've ever used (and I've tried A LOT--foundations from MAC, Bobbi Brown, Prescriptives, Stila, LM's Tinted Moisturizer). I've dabbled in mineral makeup before but couldn't stand Bare Minerals (made my skin itch and looked cakey and unnatural, no matter how little I used), and Sheer Cover didn't offer a broad enough range of shades. I'm ultra fair (a MAC N3) with sensitive skin that reddens and breaks out easily. I love JI's Pure Pressed. I was concerned that Ivory wouldn't be light enough for my skin, but it works. I apply it all over with a brush, then cover reddish areas and old pimple scars with a concentrated extra layer. I use a separate under-eye concealer. It looks natural and wears well. Love that it's a natural sunscreen, too (though I wear regular sunscreen under it). Added bonus: the compact is lovely. It's ridiculously expensive, but I'll purchase again and again. UPDATE: I've since found Everyday Minerals' Matte Foundation in Fair and have switched. EM's foundation is a better match for my skin, shade- and finish-wise; it's lighter and has a genuinely matte finish (JI's pure pressed had a "sheen" to it). It also provides better coverage without looking cakey like BE.
This is the best foundation I have ever used. Gives natural medium coverage but I never look or feel as though I am wearing foundation when I've got it on - it just looks like great skin. Expensive (£39!!) but lasts for ever & worth every penny.
This is a lovely mineral makeup. I used BE before this and I really think that stuff sucks. I also LOVE that this is pressed - less mess. Radiant is a nice color match for me and goes on a sheer or as full coverage as I need. I prefer sheer though. Evens out my skin nicely. Doesn't do anything to keep my oilies at bay, but that's just my skin not the makeup. I use a brush to apply and get better coverage than with the included pad. Great stuff!