Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base

4.0

648 reviews

72% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Package Quality: 4.0

Price: $$$$

Not tested on animals

INGREDIENTS

CTIVE INGREDIENTS: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) 14%, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947) 3% INACTIVE INGREDIENTS: Mica (CI 77019), Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Hydrated Silica, Stearic Acid, Plankton Extract, Algae Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [ /- Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470)]


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Blue

At first I was super disappointed with this foundation (I have it in Warm Sienna). It has such light coverage it did nothing for the blemishes I had at the time. So I stuck to my trusty Everyday Minerals for coverage, or used a bb cream underneath the JI PurePressed. Now my skin is better and this foundation is my go-to, it evens out my pretty good skin tone and gives it a lovely glow. You have to be careful not to overdo it or you will look like you have powder on your face, which I hate. I want to look like I have naturally amazing makeup-free skin. I find this works best for me over a good moisturizer, not over naked or dry skin. Bottom line : sheer to light coverage, perfects good skin tone but don't expect it to hide dark blemishes or even out blotchy complexion, rosacea ...etc. on its own.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.



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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

This is currently my HG foundation, I have probably purchased over 8 of them. It lasts all day and has buildable coverage. I have very acne prone skin and this doesn't break me out or cause clogs. It also doesn't transfer onto clothes which is awesome! Love it! Well worth the price


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

Love it. Always used liquid foundations, expensive ones at that, plus concealer and setting powders -
But now i only need this one product. It's quite simply amazing. Wears so well throughout day. I'm having electrolysis atm and this can be applied immediately after even though my skin is red and bumpy - it is that delicate for sensitive skin. I'm a convert.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Brown

If skin is dry and dehydrated, and didnt use a primer, product rating is a 1. It can look really awful on the skin. Automatically accentuate texture and dryness. Sometimes it might look okay when you apply it but Within 3-4 hours, the foundation sort of lifts up and just sits thickly on the skin with all these dots. It's really embarrassing.
Then one day i wiped it off at work and liberally slathered my face with a mask as a moisturiser. When I pressed the foundation into my skin it was sooo smooth looking, almost flawless. I was so shocked, it looked so good, was fabulous. Coverage was medium, it was not able to go up to full. And when I hit the 4 hours mark the foundation still look good! Unfortunately for me that mask I used broke me out terribly so I'm off to hunt for a good primer to use this foundation with.
I have this in Amber and satin which looks identical to me, with the same pinkish undertone, and both lighter than nc20. Not the right shade for me at all. Bought it from beautybay.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I have normal, sensitive skin, about NC15/20 in colour, very yellow/olive undertone. I use this in Warm Silk.

This is one of the rare mineral powders that don't bother my skin. I love how many colour for my skin tone there are in this line - *maybe* two other foundation from the about 50-60 I have tried during my life time actually matched my skin tone. This is å 100% match!

The coverage is light, which is, most of the time, enough for me. I have pretty good skin, but sometimes get acneic systs on my jaw line, and a few pimples here and there. There is no way this would cover the acne - I use a concealer for that. My boggest skin concerns is dark marks I get after pimples and acne, and that my face is lighter than my neck (I use Sunscreen so I get less hyperpigmentation). This makes my face match my neck perfectly, and makes my hyperpigmentation look more skin-toned, instead of red, purple or dark brown. When I put on makeup, I want to see better skin, but I don't want flawless, full coverage. If you want high, or even medium coverage, this is probably not for you. Medium might be able to achieve with a sponge, but you might need a lot of product. I use a fluffy brush for application: the powder brush from Ecotools

What I really like about this, and what oacka in most other powders is: longevity. This lasts the whole day on me, without losing coverage - awsome! I'm really not a fan of short-lasting powders that transfer. No problems here in this regard. It looks very, very natural, with no powderiness on me - looks just like my own skin. Even all the way up close, you would probably not guess I'm wearing makeup. This also means you will not manage to correct texture-issues (I don't really have that). Some people said this creases on them; I don't have that problem. Maybe it makes å differences what moisturizer you use?

I've used this for about 3 months, and I have over half the conpact left, so I don't actually find this very expensive.

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I really don't get this product, it just doesn't cover anything! I'm sitting at my desk at work anxious that the redness and pimples on my face are completely visible. Plus it looks dry on my t zone, I think this would suit people with absolutely zero imperfections. I need something with a lot more coverage. I may as well be wearing no foundation!

1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Not a big fan as many this board! The colors are almost impossible to match and it is a rather small compact for a whopping $52. I was however extremely excited to try this as the reviews on here have been great for oily girls. I tried applying this 2 ways with a brush and with a sponge. I prefer the brush. After about 2 hours I looked oily and my pores were more noticeable and I could see the powder clumping up in the creases of my nose. It is also very average coverage you have to use a lot of powder for decent coverage and considering the size of the compact and the price I can't image how long this will last for $52 (refill $42). I am still searching for my perfect powder foundation. I wanted to love this one but it's was a big disappointment for me.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 19-24

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I've been using this powder for 3 years. It has an amazing range of colours. First I used "radiant" which is a peachy undertoned light colour. As I have acne scars and redness it looked terrible like a red mud. But I didn't give up on this as the soft, light feeling it gave was amazing. I bought a yellow undertoned light colour "warm silk". It was a match and the coverage is like Mac's studio fix powder but way more natural. No-one can ever say that you have makeup yet you get wonderful coverage. And you're shining! Not because of the oil of course :) it's like a healthy shine. By the way it has matte finish.
The brush you use makes a lot difference. I use JI Handi brush and this is the perfect combo. Before handi I used Claire's powder brush it didn't get powder. The closest to the best application was real techniques buffing brush. But I definitely prefer the handi it gives the most natural yet at least medium coverage.
I also use this powder as a concealer on my red spots. I spray some hydration spray of Jane Iredale's on a concealer brush then take some powder on the brush and conceal red spots, this way it sticks to the spots and never gets cakey or moves away. Also I use it under my eyes sometimes. But if you have dry under eye area, you won't like it as it has a matte finish and may dry the area.
On my extra extra sensitive skin it caused not a tiny reaction at all, even in the worst skin times. Soooo this powder is definitely an all time HG.
Give this a shot, you won't regret. Especially the people with problematic skin.

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Brunette, Other, Fine

Eyes: Green

For reference: combination skin, slightly oily tzone, sensitive skin, broken capillaries cheeks, light to medium skin tone, neutral to warm skin tone. Approximately NC/NW25

My skin use to be very dry,with the exception of my tzone. I avoided powder foundations because they cling to dry patches. Yes I exfoliate, moisturizer etc. With the humidity of summer my skin is more supple and I needed a new foundation. My hair salon sells JI and I decided to try it. I was matched with Golden Glow. My skin tone is neutral with some yellow although not strong yellow. They suggested a try a warm tone foundation to help cover up any redness and capillaries.

She applied the foundation with the JI sponge. At first I wasn't thrilled. Although it covered and evened out my skin, I found it looked cakey. I didn't purchase the sponge.

I found the perfect way for applying this. After moisturizing, I apply my Lise Watier green primer to red areas. Next I use my elf kabuki brush to buff the JI product in circular downward motion. If some areas need a little more, I add a light layer. For my tzone I aply a light dusting of setting powder.

The only thing I notice is my t zone does become shiny after a few hours. However I find this occurs with any foundation I've tried. I've experienced no irritation or reactions from this product.

I purchased Golden Glow because I was more tanned in the summer. I may be able to get away with this colour for autumn and winter because I add self tanner to my face moisturizer and body lotion. If it ends up too dark I will buy one shade lighter.

Now that it's near the end of September, somewhat cooler, my cheeks are becoming slightly more dry, this product still works great.

You can purchase a separate compact to house the powder. I just keep mine in the plastic container it came in.

I paid approximately $50.00 Canadian. I would repurchase.

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

I love JI powder foundations! and much prefer them to actually everything else i EVER used. Several other mineral foundations i tried needed buffing in which is too harsh a treatment for my extremely sensitive skin (tho I haven't tried the Tarte one). Several mineralized powders either irritated the skin (EsteeLauder sumptuous) and oxydized (Vichy, tho otherwize it was very good, shame it was discontinued). Between the two JI powders, I in any case prefer the loose Amazing Base, for reasons:
- AB gives very buildable sheer to rather full coverage - and looks good all in the skin-but-better way for solid 6-8 hours even without blotting. The PurePressed looks good only when worn sheer to light coverage but gets makeup-y visible when built up to medium and unacceptably so in medium-plus; full coverage is out of the question; gets oily muuch sooner than the AB, so wears without blotting 4-6 hours tops
- AB can be used as a concealer, just as they promise (use damp brush, i find synthetic Sigma E55-like work best), PP can't. However, for setting a creme/liquid concealer the PP works better (my guess it's due to it's being more sheer and kinda more finely milled)
- the PP packaging is surely more portable and less messy, no argument here, however the powder is quite soft, so I hit pan in the middle (hate the look:(- soo inelegant) with my kabuki brush after only about a month of daily use, and it took me another 3 months to finish it off, totaling in a little less than 4 months of use. Whereas the AB lasts me for 5-6 months - definitely longer than the PP, and never looks half-used up :P. And I manage the messy loose powder packaging with a transparent plastic protective insert (like those they give with many other powder products, incl. the PP, but not the AB!) and a simple sponge about the size of the AB case - makes it totally portable!
So, if choosing between Amazing Base and PurePressed (ie not buying both): the PP is for very good skin which never needs even medium coverage, just a little tone and texture perfecting (guess then it'l last longer than 4 months, too), and with a nice portable case. The AB is very a universal product.
Both give a nice healthy healthy skin glow. But you could overbuff the PP and get shiny face, esp if you try to build it up. Neither irritates in the least bit or breaks out; however, the AB seems to be more soothing, perhaps because of a little more zinc oxide in it. Neither needs buffing in (you know, the circular motions), so no irritation. Very good ingredients! Don't ever oxidize and go orange, altho there is naturally some very littly shade darkening when it blends with the skin natural oils (or your moisturiser). Blend in very very well, no ashy powdery look.
The shade selection is alright (the PP runs lighter that the AB in the same shade) - i use Bisque (in AB it's a bit darker than my face skin tone, still good). However, there is a very limited choice for the fair skinned - basically, you only have Bisque and Ivory that you could mix to customize the shade, but that is only possible with the loose AB. There's also Light Beige marketed as cool fair-light, but it runs SO pinkish when on the whole face - when I swatched it, it actually looked quite exactly like my cheek, so I first got that one instead of Bisque. So, when I applied it all over, it boosted my neutral/cool complexion up to the point of a pink piglet. So, when in there Shade Selector they say to steer away from their cool range if you are prone to reddness of any origin - they do speak the truth. (Had to give the Light Beige to my friend, who wanted to lighten and neutralize her yellow light-medium complexion, never heard from her about any sort of success with that :))).
I also own a La Prairie cellular pressed foundation, which is very demanding to the condition of the skin, or it will accentuate dry flakes, and quite tricky to use if you need to conceal little smth as you can't really layer it, incl. on top of a concealer, or it will stand out from the rest of the face never blending. And can look powdery if you go heavy handed. But it is very-very densely pressed, and I barely scratched the surface and I used it like 20 times - by that time the PP would be already approaching pan!
I bought the PurePressed only once for a try and I don't think I'll repurchase, as i find the Amazing Base so good and versatile (went already thru like 4 of them in the last two years).

7 out of 8 people found this review helpful.


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