This is the mineral make-up I always go back to. Being a make-up junkie, I always get the urge to try new stuff, however I always end up grabing for this and the new stuff usually ends up just sitting there. It does not make your skin all shiny like BE, goes on smoothly, lasts all day, covers all flaws without looking cakey, does not itch like some mineral powders. This is just wonderful make-up.
I'm in love. This product is awesome. My face looks absolutely flawless. I don't really know how it looks on people with acne scars, which I think is one of the primary reasons that this product as created...but on regular skin, it is WONDERFUL. I have some sundamage but my skin looked flawless. The first time I tried it, I was stunned and *embarrassingly enough* stared at the mirror a long time in disbelief. Hands down. This product is amazing.
I am addicted to this foundation! Much less shiny than BE, thank goodness! I have TERRIBLy oily slicks in the t-zone, so a powder foundation that doesn't look like a talc-y, cakey mess is the Holy Grail to me. This does it, for sure. The shade selection is amazing, the finish is suede-like, the package is a dream after all the lose mineral nightmares I've had. I use it with the Balance Antioxidant spray. I apply the foundation with either a sponge (Trish McEvoy's professional "pink" sponge is my favorite), or the Handi brush, depending on how much coverage I need, then spritz with the spray to set. I've found that spritzing throughout the day actually helps with oil breakthrough better than touch up powdering does. This stuff is what dreams are made of!
This is absolutely hands down my favorite item of all of Jane Iredale's foundations and powder. I wear Warm Silk and use Amber in the liquid minerals and either Bisque or Warm Silk in the Amazing Base. It's a bit tricky to find your perfect shade...I looked up a local retailer online and was color matched by the makeup artist there. The pure pressed base is great for a more matte finish than the Amazing Base. For the colder months, I think the Amazing Base works better with my skin but the Pure Pressed will definitely be my staple during the warmer months. I use this over my liquid minerals as well as a finishing powder but I do wear this on its own as well. I do have to blot but I've noticed that with this powder, my skin doens't get as oily as before and I don't feel like I have any makeup on. If anything, I think this powder has helped clear up my skin. I will definitely be repurchasing this when I run out. In terms of application, I've found that my Handi brush works better than my Kabuki brush in terms of getting better coverage.
I really like this product and have been using it for years. I had terrible acne prone skin and my facial lady suggested this makeup - its worked wonders. Does not break me out and does an incredible job of hiding the scars that I have from previous years of acne ridden skin. It's light and offers full coverage without a cakey feel. Although it's pricey, I think its worth every penny. Additionally, I've noticed that several dermatologists and plastic surgery centers where I live offer it to their patients in their offices.
I've been using Jane Iredale pressed base in warm silk, bisque and light beige for two years now. I have a strong preference for mineral makeup as it seems to break me out less than the talc based ones. The coverage is light to medium. Unfortunately it is prone to streaking on especially oily fair skin. About halfway through my day, if I haven't been blotting my face, I notice streaks of makeup. Hence, it earns a 4. Otherwise, it's a decent powder, but I don't believe it's worth the price considering Physician's Formula just came out with their own version of a mineral make up that's much cheaper. I'm reviewing that next :)
I wasn't sure what to rate this product. They sold this in my doctor's office and they recommended that I try it. The colors looked beautiful so I did, and Golden Glow was a perfect match. I was adoring its color in my rearview mirror in the car. So I was dying to get my own (but not at the doctor's office since it was way too expensive). I ended up getting the amazing base, and for some reason it was a shade too dark. I then ended up getting the pressed base and it was too light and too pink! ??????? I know mineral bases are supposed to be forgiving in color but this just wasn't. I just don't understand how it could so different from the testers in the doctor's office. I'm very picky about color and I'm very difficult to match. Otherwise, I found the staying power and cover to be excellent. So I gave it 3 stars. Just recently have I come across this new mineral makeup called Alima Cosmetics. The colors are BEAUTIFUL. There are like, 40 shades...you are bound to find your color , especially since minerals are forgiving (I'm a G5 or MAC C40). I haven't yet mastered the powder application, but I've used it with moisurizer which looked amazing (but a little too much moisture for my oily skin) and I've used it with water, which also looks SO GOOD (but requires a little extra work to get the right consistency). Both techniques give a luminous glow without looking disco ball-y...Next week when I get my new shipment, I'm going to try it with aloe vera gel. I'm so excited! Samples are only $2.75 for about 4 or 5 applications. Water-proof. (YAY!) And shipping is superfast. They are also cruelty-free. Check it out ladies! www.alimacosmetics.com.
This is a great powder for ALL SKIN TYPES. It covers anything and everything; consists of natual minerals and can be applied right after a facial. Oh & it looks COMPLETLY NATURAL... it takes on the color of your skin, no one can tell your wearing makeup! I love it and am willing to shell out $50 every couple months for this perfect pressed powder. continued >>
This product was okay. The huge problem with this is the color range, which tends to be on the pink side and not yellow-toned enough. It made me look purply/ashy. If you have acne or scarring and keep layering it, scars disappear (coverage is almost flawless) and it seems to last through the sun and sweat. However, it was hard to use regular blush over it and you had to use alot of blush for it to show. Also, I got lil bumps all over from using this. I know it is this because after stopping it, the bumps went away. This happened on a couple of occasions of trying the foundation. I am a Mac NC40-42 or C4, Bobbi Brown Warm Natural and JI Caramel.
I have found this to be one of the best mineral foundations. I find that I don't get as shiny with this one as others. The product wears very well throughout the day. I only have to blot once a day typically. I would suggest going to skin-etc.com and ordering samples before purchasing to make sure you get the right color first before spending the money on the wrong shade as this is pricey. Well worth it though!