I used this powder for years, and while I have since switched to a different product, I still believe that Jane offers one of the best pressed powders on the market. Although it is outrageously expensive ($56 CAD), it still has incredible skin care benefits to it. As a skincare expert (and being trained in Jane Iredale products), I strongly stand by the fact that Jane is essentially 'skincare makeup'.
I see most users that didn't like it only tried it once. One thing that many Jane Iredale retailers forget to mention is that over time, your skin will get BETTER after using this product. Not going to lie, when I started using Jane I didn't like it either. I thought I was breaking out too much and my skin wasn't happy, however after a few weeks my skin was 100% flawless. I always remember my trainer telling me that this poweder essentially 'de-craps' your skin. Don't forget - things will always become worse before they get better. This pressed powder is meant for those who have normal-oily skin types, and if you find that you are more on the dry side, I would definitely give the loose powder a try (which is meant for dry-sensitive skin types). Best thing to do is to speak to an esthetician who has been trained on Jane Iredale products and knows how to apply it.
Should you choose to buy this product, it is a MUST that you purchase the Handi brush with it. Might seem like you're breaking the bank but I promise it is worth every penny. It is a little fluffy brush with a flat surface allowing you to apply the makeup evenly all over your face, and it will last you a lifetime.
I have been using this in Bisque as my daily foundation for three years now and it is a vital part of my makeup routine. I apply it over moisturizer and set it using Jane Iredale's Hydration Spray, but I've also worn it without the spray and it looks just as good. I visit a dermatologist for acne issues and it was she who recommended this product. Used with concealer, it effectively reduces the redness of my breakouts and gives my skin that 'airbrushed' look. My T-zone is oily, but I've also dealt with massive dry, flaky patches on my chin. This powder does not accentuate the dry patches, as I first feared it would; rather, it smooths them out enough so they're not so painfully obvious. Coverage is certainly buildable but it is still very pigmented. One compact of this lasts me for 7 or 8 months, with daily use. The price, while spendy, doesn't bother me because I like to use higher-quality products for the sensitive skin on my face.
I want to first say why I like this product in particular and why Jane Iredale is so far the only mineral makeup I can use: Pure Pressed Base comes in the widest variety of shades *and undertones* I have so far seen. I am a cool-toned PPP and most MMU's, even the very light ones, are too yellow - as in noticeably yellow, it doesn't blend in, makes my aging skin look even older and my skin sallow. I'd given up on MMU until I found Jane Iredale.
I use Light Beige, the lightest cool tone. (The website offers the complete range of shades that IME retailers don't always carry, so do check the website.) I use a Kabuki brush to apply it, never a puff (good brushes make or break product application). It goes on over my primer and doesn't need any powder to set it, and lasts all day. The product is very VERY expensive but a little goes such a long way that one compact will last from six months to a year of use (depending on how often you use and reapply). This adds up to cents per wearing so it's not as expensive as it looks when you buy it.
This does not look cakey or made-up, nor does it make my (almost 50 years) skin look crepey or settle into my lines or pores (primer really helps). I've been told that it looks like I am not wearing makeup at all.
As somebody who really wanted to use MMU but just couldn't find a suitable product for her skin tone and type until she found Jane Iredale, I think it's definitely worth the splurge. Jane Iredale was one of the pioneers of MMU and this was designed for people who otherwise couldn't wear foundation at all. I don't have especially sensitive skin (just dry!) so YMMV on this one; I was attracted by the fact that finally there was a cool-toned shade available in MMU! All in all one of the best MMU's out there.
I have fair, very sensitive, red, acne-prone skin -- basically the worst combination. I wanted to try a natural product that would help my skin breathe. Instead, I ended up with this crap. It is the worst waste of $50 that I have ever spent. By the end of the day my pores were clogged and enlarged. As is that wasn't bad enough my face began to glisten even more so; I didn't even know that was possible.
I will not be repurchasing this expensive product again.
No. How is this product for sensitive skin? I wore this one day. The coverage is light-medium. In a few hours, it both clogged (dimethicone?) and irritated (extracts?) my skin. I gave it one lippie for the broad color selection and decent finish. If you are sensitive and acne-prone, I would stay away from this product.
This is amazing!!!! I'm using it with a mac I87 and it applies like a dream :) I use mac studio fix powder in nc30 and wanted a neutral tone with JI so bought satin.. Lovely colour and tbh with this powder I think you could get away with different shades. I've ordered the handi brush and can't wait to use it! Another thing that I really can not believe is I actually use it with a benefit concealer brush I have to apply under my eyes! It doesn't crease or cake up!! Plus my fine lines are invisible :) HI normally wear a liquid concealer diorskin nude and won't be using it again!! With liquid concealers it makes under eyes shiny so I think it makes dark circle more noticeable but with this powder it doesn't!
I did get a little shine on cheeks, nose, chin, forehead so might try a little bb cream on those parts then see how it goes. Im not bothered about the shine though.
The powder is expensive but worth it.. Reviews from others are using the word chalky and I think maybe they are using a too light colour?
Also do not buff, just stroke downwards.
Will update if any problems :)
I went without makeup for years because even tho I need to cover redness, all foundations created issues that were worse than just leaving the redness. This is the only one I have ever used that 1) covers rosacea redness on t-zone 2) doesn't settle into lines 3) doesn't cake 4) doesn't flake/dry out 5) doesn't transfer once set.
I have also used origins liquid which is nice, but transfer is a huge problem and coverage is much thicker/heavier.
I apply with flocked sponge to red areas, then lighter app with their handi brush to rest of face, neck. spritz with d20. i generally find it too drying to use as under eye concealer, but otherwise it's perfection. It is best when applied on top of a light moisturizer (dream tint on top of your usual stuff) or wait for moisturizer to soak in for a few minutes before applying, otherwise it could stick to moisturizer and get cakey.
I recently changed over to trying some mineral foundation and i couldn't believe how great it was.
My skin has cleared up as i was prone to a few break outs here and there and it also gives an amazing coverage.
the thing i love most is that you can't feel it on your skin because it is that light.
I team it up with Dream Tint moisturizer so it applies evenly and leaves a more flawless finish.
I would defiantly recommend this!
I love this product - I have been using it for about 5 years now. I always get compliments on my skin when I use this foundation! Its never broke me out and was actually recommended to me by my dermatologist (who does not sell it at her practice but uses it herself)... I love that I can buy refills instead of buying new packaging every time. My absolute fave!
I've been using this foundation since I was 16 years old, and I'm now 21. It's the best foundation I've ever used. I have quite wide pores, and this foundation conceals them wonderfully! It makes my skin look perfect, I love it! Would definitely recommend to anyone, especially people with problem skin. It is expensive, but so worth it!