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on 2/20/2007 2:17:00 AM
More reviews by reneeschex
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I started out liking this powder. Finding the right color was difficult. I purchased Warm Silk (too light) and returned to the salon for a shade darker (Amber). I still think the color is off, but I am not willing to try again. While using this powder, my skin seemed to always be irritated. I thought it was the dry heat or cold weather. I stopped using this last week and went back to my Glominerals glopressed base and my skin feels calm again. I have a feeling the high concentration of Bismuth Oxychloride is the reason. From what I've been reading, this ingredient can cause skin to itch and become irritated.
on 2/16/2007 2:05:00 PM
More reviews by mproost
Skin: Very Oily, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
I have been using JI's pure pressed base in Suntan since September 2006 ... I gave this a 3 rating b/c I don't love the product but I don't hate it either. Its just okay. Pros: Good coverage. I have oily skin so I'm not AS oily as I normally am. I do have to blot but my make up stays on. I like the brush that it comes with ...Cons: Super expensive. Color choices are horrible. I have difficult coloring to match - I'm yellowy with some red and orange mixed in. A make up sales associate's worst nightmare. :) I'm not happy with Suntan and you can definitely see a color difference from my face to my neck and chest. I'm just too stubborn to find a new powder because I paid so much for it. AND this is suppossed to help your skin - not so much. I am constantly battling breakouts. They never seem to end. I even get micro and a glycolic peel every month and I STILL have a steady stream of break outs. Its weird and frustrating since I used to have mild acne and not "steady acne." So I would do your research before you decide to spend this much money. I don't think its worth it!
on 2/14/2007 10:53:00 AM
More reviews by nadaabdel
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
I am very very very dissapointed with this product, especially given the price and the non-returnable policy. The colors were WAY off on line and now I cannot even exchange it to get the right color. On top of that I do not think it does a better job than Bare Minerals - I think bare minearls gave a lot more coverage. Maybe if I HAD the right color I would think differently. Also - the recommendation for full coverage is to use the concealer then the powder to set - it makes it look cakey and the concealer does not cover well either. Overall I am very very dissapointed and WISH i could get my money back.
on 2/8/2007 12:27:00 PM
More reviews by bubbelytoes
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure
EDIT EDIT:My skin has become hyper-sensitive again, and I cannot use this. I had read in a few places that they may have changed their formulation, which could also have contributed to the reaction my skin had. Regardless, I can use this for setting foundation for more done-up times. Unfortunately, for daily use, this isn't something I can turn to any longer.EDIT:I take back every ugly thing I said about the Jane Iredale pressed powder. It works fabulously, I just had to play with it and figure out how to best apply it to my skin. For daily wear, I start with Smashbox's Oil Free Primer and JI's Active Light concealer. I apply a dusting of the JI Pure Pressed Base (in Bisque) with my MAC Foxtail brush and it works perfectly. On nights out on the town, I set MAC StudioTech (NC15) with this and it works amazingly. It is a little expensive, but so worth it. Original review:My aesthetician applies this post-microdermabrasion. I love the look of it; perfectly even skin with a natural finish. Unfortunately, when used consecutively day-after-day, my skin has a horrible reaction. My skin is highly sensitive, so I thought if I were going to have a reaction, I would've had one with just one application. Sadly, thus far, all mineral foundations I've tried have this effect. I think for those who can tolerate mineral makeup, this is a great product and you should definitely give it a shot. It just wasn't "it" for me.
on 2/4/2007 10:00:00 AM
More reviews by neceboopie
What a wonderful foundation! I fianally found one that does not aggrevate my sensitive, oily and acne prone skin. The sales person matched me up with the color, golden glow. I was a MAC, NC25,NC30 or C2. I am so happy about this especially after so many disappointing years of hunting for the best foundation for my problematic skin.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 1/30/2007 1:09:00 AM
More reviews by superfille
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Worth every penny of the $50 I paid for it. Opaque enough to work as a concealer, very natural looking and matte. It just makes my skin look polished and fresh. I use it with BE concealer and foundation brushes. This wouldn't necessarily work if you have a lot of breakouts, but as a light foundation it's perfect. I've used BE, Urban Decay, Philosophy and Jane mineral foundations, as well as Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer (also awesome and beautiful looking, although it breaks me out if I use it too much)and powders and Bobbi Brown stick foundation. For my normal, sensitive skin and occasional breakouts, this is the best thing for making my skin look great.
on 12/30/2006 11:57:00 AM
More reviews by rjs1983
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I love this product. It is just like bare minerals but less messy and lasts much longer...also more practical to carry in ur purse! It covers great, doesn't irritate existing acne or encourage new ones. The only draw back it the crapy applicator it comes with. I always end up buying a new one from the mac counter...I think even covergirl comes with a better applicator.
on 12/20/2006 10:15:00 PM
More reviews by sunski
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
I have acne-prone skin and love this foundation because it doesn't make me break out. And the ability to apply more heavily in some areas and lighter in others is terrific! For those of you who do not have oily skin, try the Amazing Base LOOSE Powder (which made me glow like a light bulb -- in a bad way). But what I really want to share with everyone is that if you are unsure about shade, you can buy sample sizes on ebay for about $5. I tried 3 colors before I found the right one. That would have been impossible at $48 each.
3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
on 12/20/2006 2:50:00 PM
More reviews by Emmyo
Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
I started out really liking this product, but after using it for a year I developed a bumpy rash on one side of my chin. I have had several bouts of perioral dermatitis, so figured it was related to that. After I switched to Alima,(which I like much better) the rash went away. JI is easier to use, but I won't use it again.
on 12/7/2006 6:10:00 PM
More reviews by Nellie4
Skin: Combination, Other, Warm
Hair: Red, Other, Fine
I can honestly say that my make up hasn't looked better since I've started using J.I. I have the pure Pressed Minerals SPF 18 in Light Beige, plus brush. (Went into a local salon which stocked Jane Iredale and tried some products on) I found that the pressed powder suited my skin (combo) much better than the loose powder.Many thanks for all the rave reviews about mineral make up. I'm a real convert.Nell
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