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on 8/11/2008 9:21:00 AM
More reviews by patpatpatpat
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Not being an everyday foundation wearing person but looking for sunscreen, I tried this. In the past I have tried BB before and my skin didn't like it at all. It was drying and felt grubby at the same time so I never tried another mineral foundation until now. Having read good things I decided it was worth a try since it had SFP20 and most people could tolerate it because it didn't have Bismuth. The colour I picked was Warm Sienna for my NC30-ish skin. In the pan it looks a bit too light, but applied with my BB foundation brush it looked pretty good, only slightly light. The coverage is ok. What couldn't be covered (I only have a few minor blemishes) I corrected with Bisque. The look is a very natural look like I have really good skin and no foundation on. I wore this several days in a row and never experienced any major reactions, I did find the side of my face was a little itchy by the end of the day but that was partially caused by my hair. However, the lasting power is a real issue for me. The first 3 hours or so everything's great, but from then on even if you blot every hour it still didn't seem frequent enough. Maybe the idea of the compact form is so that you can reapply on the go after 3 hours... Also I did wear the foundation during the hottest days of the year so far, I'm sure when it's cooler it'll work better. I'll give it another shot with reapplication. If that works I'll add another lippie.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/7/2008 6:39:00 PM
More reviews by jazzjos
Skin: Acne-prone, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Finally, the mineral foundation that I've been looking for!! This mineral foundation is amazing. It stays on well and never looks cakey. Plus it's in a pretty compact perfect for touch ups. The best this is that Jane Iredale does not put Bismuth Oxychloride in her foundation or blushes anymore!!
on 8/4/2008 4:25:00 PM
More reviews by aleko
Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
EDIT-- I REMOVED A LIPPY BECAUSE I GOT SOME ORANGE-Y DARKENING YESTERDAY WHEN I WENT TO TOUCH UP. I WAS HEARTBROKEN. I WILL THINK HARD ABOUT REPURCHASING, GIVEN THE $$$. MOREOVER, IF YOU ARE VERY OILY, CONSIDER GETTING THE LIGHTEST SHADE YOU CAN WEAR.I can't say that I"m in love with this product, but PPB and I certainly have a good thing going.I am super oily and although this does not keep me as matte as I would like, it holds up at least as well as Bare Minerals AND it looks MUCH more natural on my skin. I have applied PPB with a kabuki brush, with a conventional powder brush, and with a makeup sponge; with each style of application, I have gotten a smooth and even coverage that looks polished and natural. PPB did not wander into my creases or accentuate my dry spot. The color does NOT "orange out" as my skin gets oilier during the day. The coverage is build-able, but anything more than a medium level of coverage looks fake. The sunscreen components (listed at SPF 20) are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which together provide an awesome range of protection. The downside, however, is that titanium dioxide tends to make oily skin oilier and that it is impossible to tell how much one must apply to hit that 20 SPF mark.The things that sold me on PPB and will probably bring me back for more are the ease of application and the portability. The product is as easy to handle as any pressed powder (i.e. touch ups on the fly are simple) and the compact is sleek and understated (unlike the Bare Minerals "compact" for their powder foundation which was bulky and messy).So, not the hoped for HG foundation, but close enough that I would recommend it and will repurchase it until I find perfection.
on 7/28/2008 3:11:00 PM
More reviews by nechama22
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
Oh how I love this! I am trying to use all natural cosmetics and people on the "Gorgeously Green" site raved about Jane Iredale.I have excessively oily, acne-prone skin with a few gorgeous acne marks and dark spots that haven't faded yet from previous breakouts. I sweat like mad in the summer and I always break out horribly during the summer months. I usually don't wear any kind of foundation on my face because I sweat it off and look like crap by the time I haul in the hot weather from NJ to NY every day.I found that loose mineral makeup held up well in the heat, but I wanted makeup that I could swipe on quickly on the commuter bus. I decided to try the Jane Iredale and it is wonderful! I use the pressed powder base in the "Ivory," the lightest color, and it is a perfect match for my skin tone and color. I love the way it smoothes out my complexion. It provides sheer to medium coverage and the guy that helped me at the store where I bought it, told me not to buy a separate concealer, but just to use the pressed powder base as my concealer and apply it with a brush. On my dark spots it doesn't cover them perfectly, but it does tone them down significantly. For the record, nothing really covers them completely! :PWhat really sold me on this marvelous product is the staying power. My husband and I just bought our first house and went to pick up some boxes that someone had left over from their move just a few days before. We collapsed about 30 boxes in the guy's garage in 95 degree NJ heat - and this makeup didn't BUDGE. I wiped my face repeatedly, sweat like crazy, and when I got home and blotted the wetness off my face, my skin looked as flawless as it did when I put on the powder at 8:30 that morning. I was sold for sure!This is a bit pricey - I think I paid US $48, but it is worth it.
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 7/21/2008 5:40:00 PM
More reviews by beckie511
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine
ok so granted I have only used this powder for a few days.... but already I have seen such a difference in how my makeup looks on my face throughout the day, and my confidence continues to improve just wearing this.. I don't feel so "made up" when I look in the mirror, just very natural. This is a huge thing for me, because due to acne for many years I've always had to wear makeup, and I've tried almost all of them. My recent favorite was Alima before I tried JI and it was just ok, but this powder has put it to shame! Seriously I am willing to pay just about any amount to appear as though I have good skin, and even though this is pricey for a foundation, it is sooo worth it! I also invested in the Handi Brush to apply the powder, and it's so easy to get just the right amount on your face. I am in love with this powder.
on 7/21/2008 7:16:00 AM
More reviews by Lyzet
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Straight, Medium
I like this powder better than the loose ones I've tried, because it doesn't make me look pearly. Unfortunately I bought this over the net and the colour is a little too dark for me, therefor I don't really know if it can provide the coverage I need, as I don't put too much on (Though I tried a lighter shade in a shop and that covered well enough). After a long day I will need a lot of blotting (but I always do that no matter the foundation) and that is rather annoying. I like the packaging and use it with the handi and that's not messy at all, unlike some loose powders.I would buy this again if I find the right colour and don't find anything better... Guess I'm just hoping that eventually I wont need it...
on 7/11/2008 10:56:00 AM
More reviews by tobers1
Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Best mineral foundation. I have tried Bare Escentuals, Laura mercier, urban decay, Glo Mineral, Merle Norman, etc. Those others are messy and the coverage isn't nearly as nice. This foundation is wonderful. The new formulation is Bismuth free too!! Its more of a matt finish, doesn't accentuate pores or lines. It hasn't caused any breakouts, in fact my face has seem to have less breakouts since using it. This is my HG foundation.
on 7/3/2008 2:55:00 PM
More reviews by Caitsidhe
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
I posted a review on here earlier giving this product a low rating, but I must retract that because having the *right* color made all the difference..This stuff is amazing. It gives good, medium coverage and looks very natural at the same time. It has SPF 20 and comes in "Ivory," a pale shade suitable for redheads. I've been using it for 2 months now, and have had no increase in blackheads or acne. Also, my dermatologist sells Jane Iredale, which further confirmed the good health safety ratings of Jane Iredale products on EWG's Cosmetic Safety Database..The cons are the price ($48!) and the heaviness of the metal compact. Minus one lippie. If they are going to use a metal compact, they should at least make refills (which they don't).
on 6/29/2008 8:54:00 AM
More reviews by luvsjewelry
Skin: Normal, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I use the color Amber as a finishing powder for my nose after applying foundation. Unitl I found this, I always had an oily-looking nose within hours of leaving the house. This is also great as a spot concealer, but I don't like using powder foundation all over my face. This doesn't add any sparkle like some of the loose powders out there. I Iust love this product!
on 6/27/2008 7:50:00 PM
More reviews by patchem
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Straight, Medium
This is the best mineral makeup I have ever used. I've tried Glo Minerals and Cover FX and this one leaves them in the dust. I use Bisque and apply with a flat-topped powder brush. It feels like I'm wearing nothing at all. Meanwhile, it provide a smooth even, "my-skin-only-better" look. Plus, I noticed my skin is healthier these days, less clogged up, and fewer breakouts. It's definitely worth the extra money.
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