Jane Iredale • Liquid Minerals • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I bought this foundation based on the good reviews here. I was so disappointed though. It made my skin very oily that I had to blot my face more often than usual. So I purchased the Jane Iredale primer thinking that it would make my face less oily... unfortunately, it didn't help. I had to throw away both the foundation and the primer. Too bad I spent so much for nothing. I definitely do not recommend this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
The search is over. Jane Iredale is it. I have been a reader of MUA for three years now, inspired only now by Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals (and Pure Pressed Base) to write a full review.
They are superior products, a powerful combination. For the first time in my life I feel no urge to search for that HG foundation that always seems to elude us all. You just know when it's right.
A quick word about me: I am 35 with normal/dry skin. I rarely break out, but when I do I struggle with hyperpigmented spots that can be difficult to cover. I have tried: Lancome Dual Finish (teens through college), Mary Kay cream to powder (grad school), and in the last few years Becca, Shiseido, MAC stick, Bobbi Brown stick, and I-Iman. I-Iman was my holy grail (a lovely, elegant formulation and a perfect color match) until it was discontinued by Sephora two years ago. Since then I've tried one mediocre formulation after the other. I looked fine, but felt that something better must be out there.
The few negative reviews here seem to center around one of two problems: 1) color and 2) application. My suggestion: take the time to go to a spa or dealer who sells JI. Make the appointment. Go there. Try on a number of colors on your full face. Take a mirror outside and look again. Don't waste time with internet samples and guesstimating. You will only frustrate yourself and waste your hard-earned money. The JI return policy is not the best, so you're better off just investing the time and getting it right. You won't regret it. My dealer did not charge me at all. I gave him a nice tip just as a way to show my appreciation for his time. He was patient and did not push, which I appreciated.
As for application, well, practice makes perfect, but frankly I don't think you need to pursue an advanced degree or go to school at night to learn how to use the product! Key points: 1) If you have dry skin use a good moisturizer, which you probably should be doing anyway no matter what foundation you're using. 2) Use a foundation brush and/or fingers. I use fingers alone and this works well. I'm not sure I understand the observation here that the product is "grainy" when it comes out of the package. Those are the minerals suspended in the gel. Of course you have to blend it. I find it sinks right into my skin.
How to do it: I use Liquid Minerals first, which offers what I would call medium coverage for my better skin days. On top I lightly dust the Pure Pressed Base if I want more coverage (using the JI Handi brush, but you could use your own). I have a prominent hyperpigmented area from a bad breakout several months ago due to one of my foundation experiments. To cover this I use a wet concealer brush with the Pure Pressed Base. I use it anywhere I think needs a bit of brightness (under eyes, in creases around nose, etc.) That's it. And if I want a dewy, fresh weekend look I mist with Evian spritzer. You could buy the JI D20 spritzer, which smells lovely, but I think the cheap Evian spritzer works just as well.
The routine is easy. My skin looks natural and beautiful, even in the unforgiving natural light of day. I don't look made up. This is the kind of skin that makes you look healthy and radiant, which is the whole point. My boyfriend can't take his eyes off of my face. He asks if I've been eating better because my skin looks so clear!
Like most of you I am pretty skeptical of cosmetics company hype. But I can't argue with the objective results I've experienced. These products look natural, cover well, feel good on my face, do not break me out, and even make my skin feel better after I've washed them off. They seem to be improving the quality of my skin, working with (rather than against) the skin care regimen I've spent years putting together.
Finally, regarding cost... Yes, it is somewhat expensive. And I do use both Liquid Minerals and the Pure Pressed Base together. Remember that the Pure Pressed is an adaptable and buildable product that functions as a concealer and powder as well. Some days I use it alone. I no longer purchase either concealer or powder. This simplifies my routine and saves me money. I buy the sample sizes for travel, the gym, touch ups at work before going out, etc. I look great. I feel great. And again, that's the whole point.
Holy grail. And I don't use the term lightly.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
Wow, I am surprised to see the mixed reviews on this product... I DID have a difficult time deciding which color to order online (that's why 4 lippies), but other than that only great things to say... I found the powder-form minerals to cling to flakies and have a less natural finish than I achieve with this product which has the minerals suspended in a gel base... This makes it VERY lightweight with less coverage, so I DO use the powder-form minerals with a JI Camoflauge brush to spot-cover any blemishes/dark spots/etc... And like others have said, the first few pumps do come out clear, but after that it consistently mixes clear gel with suspended minerals...
Not sure if the Smashbox products I use give me the great results (with NO problems applying/spreading), but I was using them prior to trying this product and incorporated them from the get-go... Maybe the Smashbox Primer prevents the Liquid Minerals from penetrating my pores and/or Artificial Light (Diffuse) I mix with it helps with spreadability???...
Anyway, here is how I use this product with FLAWLESS results:
1) Moisturize, allowing to absorb 2) 1 pump Smashbox Photo-Finish Primer, smooth over entire face 3) Onto index finger: 2 pumps of JI Liquid Minerals and 1 pump of Smashbox Artificial Light (Diffuse); rub my fingertips together to mix, then spread over entire face and eyelids 4) Use powder-form minerals with JI Camoflauge brush to spot-cover any blemish or dark spot while Liquid Minerals are still "setting" -- and spot-covering seems to "set" along with... 5) Apply Eyeshadow and Tarte cheekstain 6) Light dusting of BE Mineral Veil 7) Curl eyelashes and apply mascara
Hope that helps someone else have the same flawless success!! :)
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Very expensive thick makeup. Very unnatural looking. It is supposed to be loaded with minerals, vitamins and nutrients to assist skin health but the health of my skin dimished the longer I use it. Illuminare definitely has better coverage and blendability and kinder to the skin than Jane Iredale. This makeup reminds me of the mask of the deceased at the morgue. My skin look dead, flat, chalky, thick, unnatural inspite of using special taklon brush to thinly layer the makeup. I have used over 10 different brands of mineral makeup and proper application is not the issue. By far most of the other mineral makeup I have tried are much much more beautiful , natural , and healthy for the skin than this product. After wearing it for one day, my complexion started looking really ashy, dingy, unhealthy, and take on a death like appearance like it hasn't been breathing for weeks. It clogs pores, interferes epidermal bilipid layer function, and worse of all, it aggravates skin disorders. I have better luck and my skin overall function improved with mineral makeup that has less additives in it, such as Afterglowcosmetics, Signatureminerals, or any other brand that doesn't contain too much preservatives or decomposable by products to harbor bacterias, yeast, fungus to promote pimples, acne, rosacea, rashes, or ashy appearance. I spent almost 50 dollars on the makeup and shipping fee. This cosmetic is just not right for me. Extremely disappointing experience. Will never purchase this product again.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
If this had been the first mineral foundation I had used, I would have been satisfied. But I have tried Illuminare's Fantastic Finish & Extra Coverage Foundations, and somehow they do the job better for me. Plus, it was more difficult for me to apply just the right amount. So I think I will go back to Illuminare.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Other Eyes: Hazel
This is fabulous make up, however there is a learning curve in finding the correct method of application. For me, I have found that applying it with the foundation brush to be the best. Every women who is interested in this make up needs to experiement with it. It's worth it if you value your skin and are concerned about the harsh ingredients found in most cosmetics. You need very little. I put a 1/3 of a pump on the back of my hand at a time and then swish the brush around. I then apply it to an area of my face. I then continue until all areas I want are covered. Sounds like a lot of time, but my face is convered in less than a minute. It drys extremely quick so don't think you will be able to move it around with your fingers once it's on. It lasts all day. I put a bit of powder on top although some women don't need the powder. I wear a moisturizer and sunblock underneath. My face is not breaking out anymore since wearing it. Remember, you just need a tiny amount. If you put too much on, it will look like a mask. The foundation keeps getting better looking as the day wears on as it warms with your skin. It looks like my skin only better. There are so many colors of this foundation, so I don't know how anyone couldn't get a good match. Her website lists all the colors available. I also wear her circle delete as a concealor. I find it goes on over the make up better than other concealors. Just make sure you experiement. My friend puts it on with her fingers. Someone else I know applies it with a sponge. Everyone's skin is different.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm Hair: Black Eyes: Green
Ok the pressed base from Jane Iredale was far to drying for me so I tried this one instead, after trying almost all of the light colours 3 sales assitants still couldn't find my skin tone, so we went with Warm Sienna, I asked for a sample before buying some and I'm glad I did. It was far too yellow for my skin and I looked like a member of the 'Simpson Family' with really yellow skin. Anyway the only thing I liked about it was when I applied it, it felt nice and like my skin was drinking it in but from made my skin yellow and it added no coverage at all, I applied it once with my fingers and once with the Jane Iredale foundation brush, but either way it was still no good. So I can't find the right colour for me and two it added no coverage at all. I just give up on Jane Iredale!
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Lovely foundation. The coverage is nice - sheer to medium, but leaning more towards medium. The finish is fabulously natural - probably my favourite thing about it. It's not matte, but it's not dewy either. It just looks to me like how skin should look.
I like to think that all the minerals, etc in the foundation actually helps my skin to improve whilst I'm wearing it and I think that it might, but I'm in the habit of wearing different foundations everyday so it's hard to tell.
I have an oily t-zone which is prone to congestion. In terms of break-outs, there have been none which is always good. In terms of oil control, it seems to do the job well enough for about two hours. However, once my face is oily, the foundation has a habit of just wiping straight off my face. Hence, one lippy off.
It doesn't tend to catch on flakies either, which is a definite plus. It doesn't feel particularly heavy on and I'll admit that seeing the little mineral balls get squished as they get pumped out amuses me. :-P
However, as I already have so many foundations on the go at the moment, I'm unlikely to repurchase it right away, but I would should the day come when I'm running out of foundation!
For reference, I'm a Chanel #20, lighter than a Dior #200, GA #4-4.5, Becca Nude, NARS Fiji, etc with neutral-leaning-towards-yellow undertones and I wear Warm Silk in the Jane Iredale.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Hazel
Thankfully, I sampled this product before purchasing it. For the price, this product is too difficult to use and just not that great. There is no SPF for one, and the foundation is really hard to blend. In fact, you have to buy another product--H20--(which is basically water with some essential oils tossed in)to spritz on top the foundation in order to keep blending it. The foundation dispenses in a mousse-like form and turns liquid when you start spreading it. The problem is that it dries too quickly and becomes streaked unless you "wet it" with the H20 mist and begin blending again. the coverage is pretty heavy, if you like that (I don't) and looked mask-like on me. According to the salesperson, the color of the foundation "develops like a polaroid" on your face and that it might look different an hour after application! I left the store without the foundation and not knowing what to expect...would I turn orange? Ash? Pink? Well, the product never "changed" that I could see--it stayed the same until I took it off. I think this would be an okay foundation for someone with sensitive skin who wants a lot of coverage and doesn't mind spending a lot of time (and money) on application. As I don't fit that profile, I will not be purchasing this foundation--I'm sticking with Bare Minerals foundation.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Does not blend out on the face. Creates a mask-like layer that feels rather tight on the skin like aloe vera does. I like the way it looks-good coverage, but it feels tight and increases the oil production over the course of the day. I don't care to touch up all day long and that's what I would have to do if I decided to use this product, no thanks. There are no returns because this is an imported product-buyer beware. Recommend you sample it first before committing.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I am 43 with normal/dry skin and mild rosacea with some clogged pores and breakouts on my chin. I have used Laura Mercier for years but find it doesn't cover redness that well and seems to contribute to pore-clogging. This is my first experience with mineral makeup, and I am pleasantly suprised. I wear Amber, a light golden tone. After a few pumps this comes out nicely; I blend on my hand with a foundation brush and apply only a small amount. What I really like about this is that it's not too matte or too dewy, just right over a lightweight moisturizer, covers all my redness, and I don't have to set it with powder. It's non-irritating and doesn't clog my pores. The pump is hygienic and travels well in my gym bag. I will likely repurchase. If you have mature skin and rosacea, I would definitely give this a try. For dry to very dry skin, apparently it helps to spray JI's spritz over the foundation for additional moisture. Update: I have started to use this only for special occasions, and use the JI loose powder for everyday, as I suspect that the liquid minerals might be clogging up my pores a bit with daily use. I still love the product, however, but now that my skin is looking better I am okay with going with a more sheer product for daily wear, like the loose minerals
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Brown
I was disapointed in this foundation. It came out of the tube a funny consistency and didn't blend well on my face, even though I used a foundation brush. I've gone back to Napoleon minimal makeup.. It may be contributing to my break outs? but it looks so much nicer on.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Oily Hair: Blond Eyes: Green
I've been using this product intermittently for a while. I liked the pressed powder foundation, but it can be too heavy. I tried this in the same shade I was using the in the powder version and the color match is fine. The first few pumps do come out clear, which bothered me initially, but after that it dispensed correctly every time. This looks great on me when I first put it on. I have very oily skin and I find that after 2-3 hours, it sort of collects in a couple of areas on my face to look like I haven't blended it. I think this is a pretty good product, but not for someone with oily skin.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Dry, Fair Hair: Red Eyes: Green
The first few pumps from a new bottle do dispense clear liquid, but after that the mix comes through, and its just wonderful-highly pigmented, so very little (I pump!) does my whole face, respectful of my extremely sensitive skin moist but not icky frosty, just fabulous!
I learned the concept of "HG" here, and this is my hg foundation.
The coverage is medium, it doesn't sink into pores and lines.
I will definitely repurchase, despite the price. And on the latter - I found it on EBay for less than 30 dollars, including shipping.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine Eyes: Brown
This came out of the pump as a clear gel. This was completely invisible and did absolutely nothing, but make me shiny and stink. Oh, it smells really bad. I had looked forward to trying this product, and so was not ready to give up yet. So I unscrewed the cap and fished out some of the mineral beads that were suspended in the clear gel. This was hard to rub in and distribute. I persisted, though, I dug out some more mineral beads. I did eventually get good coverage, but it looked mask like, and then there was still the smell issue. I like some JI products, but this is not one of them. Overall this was overpriced, a hassle to put on, and not even worth it.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
i don't know why it is made like this. first of all, getting a match is impossible. then, it's very difficult to put it on evenly. and not for my combo skin, i need to blot every hour.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I've used Jane Liquid Minerals for over a year, and I'm very happy with it, compared with other brands out there. For those who haven't used it before, some notes: first off, it goes on very light. So if you're looking for something with heavier coverage, this is not for you. And since the coverage is so light, you should plan to buy a shade or two darker than you'd normally wear in foundation; otherwise you'll look too pale or washed out. Also, it does tend to "shine up" by mid-day if you have combination or oily skin (as I do). After all those caveats, the reason I'm so happy with Jane Liquid is because a) it's the first foundation I've used that has NOT caused me to breakout, and b) doesn't feel mask-like on my skin. In fact, it doesn't even feel like I'm wearing anything!
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Blond Eyes: Hazel
I have fallen in love with this foundation. I have been using tinted moisturizer for some time now, but decided to give this a try since I really like JI products. Well, it is awesome. You definitely have to get the right shade, though. I usually powder over this with my JI pressed powder in the same shade and it works well. I have oily skin and this is holding my shine down nicely. I don't know if this would work for dry skin, but it is great if you oil up throughout the day. I, also, think this will work well when summer hits and my skin becomes even more oily. I'm sold and plan re-purchase when this is gone. Price-wise it is comparable with other high end foundations. I do wish it had SPF in it, but the powder base does and I use sun screen prior to application so I'm covered for sun protection. .
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
I just got into Jane Iredale mineral foundations and am totally loving it. I think I'm about to abandon my Shu and Armani foundations altogether after using this foundation. It's hard to tell what each shade looks like online because the online swatches are pretty crappy IMO. I looked up the nearest retailer on Jane Iredale's website and was pleasantly surprised to see that a nearby day spa carried the line. The makeup artist there helped color match me and in the liquid minerals, I use Amber. I think this shade is perfect, if not a lil on the lighter side. I wear Warm Silk in the Pure Pressed and I can do either Bisque, Warm Silk or Amber in the Amazing Base. I'm usually a Stila B/C and MAC NC20-25. THis foundation doesn't have the smoothest consistency coming out of the pump, but I usually put one pump on my hand and use a foundation brush to mix it a little and use the foundation brush to apply and use my fingers to even and smooth the foundation out a bit. It wears really well and I use the pure pressed on top to help control any oiliness during the day. This foundation has not broken me out at all and has not clogged my pores. It feels so light on that my skin doesn't feel all gunky by the end of the day and it can be removed easily with my cleanser. This has definitely become a staple of mine.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
Jane Iredale Liquid Minerals is great for those of us who are tired of the bathroom "fog" that ensues from the mineral powders. I feel that the philosophy of the mineral powder line of Jane Iredale is great, and am great that I have found it. The Liquid Mineral line follows the coloration of the pressed minerals of her line. If you are unsure, the different web sellers from a google search will provide you with help. After a few pumps of this product, (you need to prime it), you will have a pump that actually works all the time!! I usually need one to two pumps to cover my face and get reasonable coverage.. Make sure to moisturize first.. You can use your fingers, foundation brush, or sponge to spread .. You need to do half of your face at one time, becaause this foundation dries quickly. It will also need about 10-15 minutes for you to see nice matte coverage.. It also doesn't transfer very easily to shirt/blouse collars... Unfortunately, I don't think that this mineral product contains sunscreen, so lather on another product first, or use a mineral powder over it, as a finishing powder...