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!
This is a lovely product and gave me excellent coverage but my skin started burning as soon as I put it on and didn't recover until I washed it off. I am not sure what ingredient irritated my skin. I put away the sample and tried it months later and the same thing happened so I know there is something in the product that I react to. I just think mineral makeups do not react well with my skin. I have tried several and not one worked.
i used to love it becuase it provide excellent coverage. no other powder can do this. however, it also means it is heavy. i want to switch to a less makeup look these days, as i don't use this powder anymore. one compace last about a year, so it's actually good value. i have it in amber, it's nothing like my own skin colour, but it's good on me.
I LIKE THIS ALOT. It has great coverage and looks radiant and lovely.
No offense to anyone but I think that some who have not had good results are former BE users who are trying to apply this in a similar fashion.
You do NOT buff this in. Jane Iredale herself says so on her company website. You apply in downward strokes using the Handi brush or a flocked sponge.
I have tried BE (crap..made my pores huge and dried me out..made me look ancient!) and La Bella Donna (chalky and dry!)and Glo Minerals (too powdery and heavy)and Jane Iredale's pure pressed base is easily the BEST. This is QUALITY.
I prefer this to Aveda or Chanel's Double Perfection Powder Compact.
I use Warm Silk and I am a NC 20