Jane Iredale • Pure Pressed Base • Powder
|Would buy this product again.||72%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I had been using BE for about 2 years, when I heard that JI had a line of pressed mineral foundation. I ordered a sample, and was hooked! I have very sensitive skin, that breaks out from most kinds of makeup (even non-comedogenic formulas), and not only did I not break out with this makeup, it actually improved my skin! In fact, I break out when I DON'T wear it! It's also so natural looking, and it stays true to it's color and wear all day and all night long. 12 hours later, I look as good as I did in the morning! This is a product that makes the statement true "you get what you pay for". *Update: I switched to another brand , and when I went back to this one, I realized how shiny it makes my face, and poor/very sheer coverage, so I'm no longer using this.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I have been on the hunt for a more natural foundation for so long and never thought I would find a product this good, especially one that is so good for my skin. Cream foundations tend not to blend well into my dry, sensitive skin and my pores look large. Other mineral products I tried were streaky no matter how much I blended. I have rosacea along my nose so I need something that makes my pores look smaller, evens my skin tone, and takes down the shine along my forehead, and tones down the redness. This is it for me - finally! I wish it were less expensive, but it will last awhile. I use a sponge to blend the powder and even everything out, then use a powder brush (not the $39 Handi) to go over and remove any extra. My husband actually asked me if my rosacea went away (I do use the JI Disappear for the really red skin and the undereye concealer for my dark circles). I reapply in the afternoon just for a refesher, but it really keeps my skin nice all day. **You may want a professional consultation for a color match, because I would have picked the wrong color without it and probably would not have loved the product so much** I feel so good about myself when I catch my reflection in the mirror, and I never thought I would say that about my problem skin.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Very Dry, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this pressed base with amazing powder. I use amazing powder as like for foundation, and I use pressed base for like concealer. It's coverage is better than amazing powder but both are great! To choose right color for my skin before I ever use it, I was concerned about colors. Therefore, I bought loose powder bisque, and incase it can be lighter for my skin, I bought pressed powder light beige. They go perfectly well together. I tried this product as travel size but I would buy full size.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Brown
Was intrigued by the whole mineral foundation hoop-la, so decided to try Jane Iredale after reading so many reviews. Thankfully, only bought samples. Suprisingly, bad colour match. There seem to be so many. Nothing seems to fit, and all I tried is too yellow (literally made me look jaundiced), too red, too pink or too muddy. Yes, it's mattfying of you have very oily skin perhaps. I actually have combo skin with oily tendencies, and this actually made me have itchy, painful flakes. Breaks me out too - which is the deal breaker. Dissappointing as I thought the whole point of it being mineral is it's natural-ish, and WON'T react with my skin. Off to the bin it goes!
UPDATE: recently tried Laura Mercier's and love this!!!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry Hair: Red Eyes: Green
Sounds odd, but I just spent $45 for a product that makes me look like I'm not wearing any product at all, which is exactly what I wanted! Hesitant at first to try this because I've seen women wear mineral makeup and look very cakey, but gave it a go when my skin technician offered the Warm Sienna as a natural, neutral powder after my facial. If it looked heavy, well, that's why God created soap and warter! She put a deep moisturizer on my face, explaining that this product works best with a base of moisturizer. She applied it with a brush, using light strokes. It really did look natural, even outdoors in the sunlight.. It evened out my splotchiness and I could still see my freckles. She said to use a damp sponge for a heavier "nighttime" look (no, but thanks anyway). Glad I tried it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING! Jane Iredale is one of the best poweders I have ever used. It goes on feeling light and clean, yet provides the most beautiful coverage. After a long night out, it covers all my red spots, undereye circles, etc. I rarely ever even use under eye conc. anymore as this can be used in place of it. On nights when I am going out, I use the loose powder for added coverage which leaves a soft glow on the skin (NOT oily). I would def recommend this to anyone who is looking for flawless coverage and light finish. I am also very acne-prone with large pores and this still works like a dream. BIG TIP- Invest in the HANDI brush as well...it will make all the difference when applying this as well as the loose powder (works better then kobuki). I am fair skined and the warm silk looks great!
Age: 25-29 Skin: Dry, Olive Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Case is heavy and hard to open-chips my nails. The coverage is good but I do not like the feel of it on my skin and unless my skin is super moisturized first it goes on too dry and looks weird. Also it is easy to overdose the amount of this. The sponge it came with is awful. Use the flocked sponge. I went back to my MAC studiofix powder.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
My new HG powder/foundation!! I just love this stuff! I have dry, sensitive, acne prone skin and this stuff is great - as long as you moisturize well and let your face cream sink in before applying. I am a MAC NC35 and was first recommended Warm Sienna, which was really too light. I went back and bought Golden Glow, which is a bit dark (maybe for NC40 or NC45) but hey - it ends up covering my hyperpigmentation! I wish they would come up with a color in between these two shades!
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I finally found a great salon that sells JI in my community and after all the great reviews couldn't wait to try it! I have tried so many powder foundations: Laura Mercier, Prescriptives, Dior, Guerlain, Shiseido, Chanel and the worst BE. So far I really am impressed with this product. It is much more convenient than loose mineral powders, it feels light and I got a great color match (Amber). The coverage is sheer but buildable and looks very natural, not chalky. Hasn't irritated my skin at all. However, I think this will be better in the cooler weather as it does seem to draw out some oiliness. Overall I am very happy. Also love the SPF! Now, I want the Handy Brush.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
I got a nicely sized sample of this in Radiant along with an order from the Derm Store. (same sized pot as a Wet n Wild single shadow - same packaging, too). It was too dark a shade for me, but I'm not counting that. It went on smooth and blended right in. It does last a while, and is really beautiful powder. No dry patches, no caking, no stupid shiny particles. And needless to say, no irritation whatsoever. But it is just too sheer. I'm using this up as a primer on my eyelids, which, by the way, it works amazingly well for. I think the powder formula is wonderful, but I wouldn't pay JI's prices for such sheer makeup.