Jane Iredale • Liquid Minerals • Liquid
|Would buy this product again.||58%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Although I love other Jane Iredale makeup products, I'm not so crazy about this one... It sounded so good; made with natural ingredients, good for your skin, etc. However, once I tried to apply this foundation it came out grainy. Tried to rub it in my fingers first and then apply but still doesn't blend well on my face. Has a tendency to get caught in peach fuzz :\ Sad. I will continue to just use the Jane I. loose powder as a foundation.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Tried this with great expectations but it just doesn't go on my face right. Seemed to sit on my face without out blending.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Other Hair: Brown Eyes: Blue
I SO BADLY wanted to love this product. I had heard nothing but raves about it, and since I am perpetually searching for my foundation holy grail, I thought ... breathlessly ... could this be it??!!! NOT!! So bummed. It goes on ... what's the word I'm looking for: GUNKY. I don't know how else to describe it. It's like it has little particles of what?! in it, and I gotta tell ya, they don't dissolve so well, you really have to rub them in. The coverage is barely negligible. I found the application just weird. It doesn't blend well. I've never used anything like it before. After applying this, I feel the need to go over it with powdered minerals, so what's the point?! With the first bottle I received, I was having such a hard time with it that JI offered to replace it, said it might be defective, and I was grateful for their willingness to send me a new one. But, alas, I don't think the new bottle is any better. It's just a weird formulation. I think it's supposed to be mousse-like, and it sorta does look mousse-y when it's on your hand, but the coverage, it's just not there. Wanted to love it but just don't. Sorry JI! Hope they play with it some more and perfect it.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
Love how this looks, the fresh dewey finish. I have to use the loose minerals for touch ups to cover broken capillaries. I have it in suntan will go lighter in the winter.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Acne-prone, Olive Hair: Brunette Eyes: Hazel
I've been using Bare Essentuals (Medium kit) powder foundation with "Bisque" by Jane Iredale, to achieve the correct color (I bought it on the internet, and wish I would have gone to a salon to purchase it...I highly recommend NOT buying either of these for the first time, on the internet.) I definately prefer the way JI looks over the Bare Essentuals...ANYWAY, onto the review at hand...
I just put on my first application of JI Liquid Minerals, and I have to say that I love this foundation already. I have combination olive/mediteranean darker Italian skin, prone to hormonal breakouts. I purchased the color "warm sienna", and it appears to be a PERFECT match with my skin. If you have skin like mine, you can appreciate a makeup line that matches olive and yellowish skin-tones, since they are few and far between. The longer this stuff is on, the more I love it! It's melding to my skin, just like the powder stuff, only it looks more "dewy". I prefer a more dewy natural look, so this is great.
I did have to pump it a few times before getting any actual foundation out, so I was concerned that it wouldn't cover very well, but eventually it DID come out, after about four pumps. The nice thing about this makeup is that you can layer it to get the coverage you desire. I have a few sunspots and a couple of zits right now, and it covered them up pretty well.
The price stinks, I have to admit. $48.00 is a lot to spend on two months' worth of makeup, but if it continues to do what it's doing right now, I could care less about the price. A perfect foundation is priceless, in my opinion.
UPDATE: Just stopped using this after five years. When I think about all of the money I spent on this stuff, I want to scream. Just switched over to Everyday Minerals, a much cheaper and--IMHO--better option. JI is just too expensive, especially in this economy. Not that JI Liquid Minerals isn't a good foundation or anything, it's just too much to spend.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I can't use JI's compact foundation cause they make me itch, so I was happy to see that JI came out with a liquid foundation, but unfortunatly it was bad news. I tried bisque, which is a light and yellow based color. The cover is good but the foundtion sinks into every big pore and depressed little scars and the skin looks awful!!! It so sad cause the color is good, and the foundation looks dewy. I have never experienced that with a foundation that it's make żour skin looks ten times more bad................
Age: 30-35 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
Wow! I love this foundation. Not only does JI make the best mineral powder foundation but also the best liquid one as well. I got this in the warm silk shade and its a perfect match. I read the previous reviews and also found I had to pump it several times to get some foundation out but I did't waste the clear liquid, just used it as a primer. It goes on smoothly and the finish is very slightly glowy. Put some powder on top if you want to make it more matt. It feels like heaven for the skin when you apply, very soothing and cooling. Looks like your skin but better. It doesn't have the coverage of the pressed powder but you can use a concealer to touch up the bits which need more. You don't get much product for your money but this foundation is definately the best. I use with the pressed powder and have found my HG! Very happy with this.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I love the Jane Iredale pressed base, but the liquid minerals, although they look cool, do nothing for my skin. Coverage is lousy, color is not flattering (I got Warm Silk, same as in the pressed powder, but it comes out kind of yellow), and I don't like the way it feels.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Dry Hair: Black Eyes: Hazel
I like this foundation alot. Mainly because the colour (bisque) is the closest to my own I have ever found. It is a light coverage formulation and it feels weightless and looks completely natural. I am looking forward to trying more J I products.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
I don't like this foundation, poor coverage and my skin look so MAKE-UP even thou the flaws are still there! Moreover, it is not easy to spread around comparing to Armani and CdP fluide foundation. As stated by another reviewer, it accentuates the pores and it cakes in the mid-day....There is also very comedogenic ingredient in it: carrageenan, stearic acid...etc
Ingredients: Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Water, Glycerin, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Boron Nitride, Algin, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan), Agar, Sodium Polyacrylate, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Hyaluronic Acid, Squalene, Phytonadione (Vitamin K), Stearic Acid, Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Extract, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Salix Alba (Willow) Bark Extract, Calendula Officinalis, Sodium Hyaluronate, Vanilla Tahitensis Fruit Extract, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcia (Sweet Almond) Extract
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination, Medium Hair: Brunette Eyes: Green
I like this product, but I find that I'm going through the bottle very fast, and considering how expensive it is (46.00) I won't buy it again for that reason. I love the texture (mousse-like, very cooling) and coverage (moderate). Stays put all day with an occasional blot with oil absorbing sheets. A little goes a long way, but I'm still flying through the stuff. I've had it for 1 1/2 weeks and am 1/4 of the way through the bottle!! yikes. If it were half the price, I would definately buy it again and again. Sometimes I feel like more pigment comes out in one squirt than the next squirt, so the reliability of coverage is a little difficult, but overall I recommend this if you can shell out the dough!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Combination Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I was given a free makeover using this product. I have crazy sensitive skin, so the woman told me this would be perfect.
Well, I couldn't believe how great this stuff felt on my face! It felt like heaven, really. Only problem is that this foundation made my pores look like crap, and it actually added years to my face! It didnt' look good at all, and I don't think it's a matter of how it was applied; I just don't think it's the product for me. I would definitely not buy this product.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Fine Eyes: Brown
This is a fantastic product. I use the Iredale Pure Pressed Base religiously, and this product, though not quite as spectacular, is hands-down the best liquid foundation I've ever tried. It is suspended in glycerin and lavendar water...goes on smooth, it's easy to blend and very concentrated... and it has a very clean, light texture when it's dry. It doesn't cover as dramatically as the Pure Pressed Base, but I only apply one layer of makeup, and I achieve good to excellent coverage of my 30-something flaws (sparse acne, rosacea and blotchy patches). The second best thing about this foundation is that it's totally non-irrtating to my senstive skin. (Another plus is it's rich with Coenzyme-Q 10!) It's a terrific alternative to her (incredible) powders, and provides a more natural, lighter finish. I use the Iredale flocked sponge for the smoothest application...
Age: Unknown Skin: Normal Hair: Brunette Eyes: Brown
I have used the Jane Iredale pressed mineral products for a few years, really like them, and was curious to try the liquid formulation. I have it in Bisque, which is one of the lightest shades, but it could be a tad lighter for me skin tone. It comes with the foundation balls suspended in a clear gel, really neat packaging. The first few pumps you just get a clear gel though, and after that, it is mixed. This foundation also is rich in many antioxidents as well. I find it gives a moderate finish, more glowy on me, not that matte, so I like to finish with powder as needed.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Dry, Fair, Warm Hair: Brown, Curly, Fine Eyes: Blue
I can see that I am in the minority here but I love the new Jane Iredale liquid minerals foundation. I found that I had to squirt the top several times before any actual foundation came out but since I read the directions at Who's The Fairest I was expecting that. I apply this foundation just like I do a moisturizer - with my fingers and very quickly because it dries pretty fast. This foundation is very pigmented so I have to be careful to only use a very small amount for my whole face. This dries quite matte on my face but since I have combination skin I don't mind. I do use a light moisturizer under this foundation and the staying power is excellent. I am very pleased with this foundation and would recommend it.
Age: 56 & Over Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I love the way this feels on your skin and what it does for your skin; will continue use due to that reason if no other. However, I have shook my bottle into oblivion, have used MANY days in a row now....and STILL see NO COLOR whatsoever...just a clear gel..even looked at it under magnifying glass..I see nothing but clear gel....I have Warm Silk. Alone it doesn't appear to give me any color and no coverage..not even minimal..when applying JI min. pwdrs over it, it looks fine...I am unsure how that works? or even why. I have used it long enough, if there was going to be 'color' in it, I think it would be by now...so I am sort of confused by this product. Again, it feels glorious on the skin..whatever else it does or doesn't do.
Age: 44-55 Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Neutral Hair: Brown, Straight, Fine Eyes: Hazel
My first bottle of this LM was defective. I never got any color out of it, just clear gel. Ready to throw in the towel, my JI retailer talked me into giving this another try and having no willpower, I went w/ Bisque this time. This bottle gives me lots of color, so much so that I am now having difficulty in applying this stuff. I use over moisturized skin b/c this LM seems to drag on me somewhat but I'm still getting uneven coverage. I have followed w/ a dampened sponge and that helps. 1 pump is enough for my whole face and it wears all day for me. UPDATE: After wearing this for 2 weeks now, I have fallen in love with this stuff. It does take a little work to apply this to my skin, but like other mineral foundations, it morphs into my skin creating a flawless look. And the best thing is when I take it off at night my skin looks improved. I can't say that about any other foundation I own so maybe this is worth the $65.00 I paid for it(which by the way was way overpriced--if interested look around on the web, it can be purchased for $35.00). If you can find a color that matches, check this product out. It is unique as far as I can tell. NOTE: I found that the best way to apply this is w/ a foundation brush.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Red Eyes: Blue
I know that a lot of you have been waiting for a review of JI's newest addition to its product line - Liquid Minerals. It really is an innovation; it's nothing like any foundation I've ever tried before; the foundation comes in a clear pump bottle, with color beads suspended in a clear blend of vitamins, minerals, and herbal conditioners.
For those who know JI products, the Liquid comes in a limited range of JI's colors. I've tried two - Satin and Bisque.
Color is important with this foundation, because of the way it works: The vitamin, mineral, and herbal boosters are there to help calm and soften the skin. When an MA at a nearby spa tried Satin on me, I felt that the coverage was on the heavy side. (I did not purchase it, as I found it too pink for my skin tone...and like the powdered mineral samples I tried that I'd found too pink, it kept turning pinker as the day went on!)
The color I own, Bisque, is just opaque enough, with a dusting of powder, to suit my needs. This may very well be my HG. However, I've taken off 2 lipsticks for packaging quality, even though it's sanitary and economical. This is because more than my first few pumps contained the gel only. I'd shaken the bottle to make sure the beads and solution were combined properly, yet the pigmentation - at least for Bisque - was minimal. It took at least 3 times as many pumps as the JI guide states to get a truly mixed formula.
However.... in terms of quality, JI Liquid Minerals merits a 5. It feel so soothing and calming to the skin, and, after a bit of patience and extra pumping of the container, provides full, if a bit dewy, coverage! After I washed my face, my skin was in better condition - smooth, no redness, no blotches - than before I applied it! It must be due to the soothing goodies in the gel: Among the vitamins, minerals, and herbs are Coenzyme Q10, the usual (and, the company claims, antibacterial and anti-inflammatory) titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, plus chamomile, lavender, and oilfree emollients.
So, if you have sensitive skin, rosacea, or just want a healthy product to support your skin's health and beautify it at the same time, Liquid Minerals is the ultimate "wearable treatment."
UPDATE: I agree with the other reviewer that the herbal content in this formula does have the potential to irritate already-sensitive skin and hope that JI will someday reformulate its products (including the D20 spritz) with no herbal content at all; however, with Liquid Minerals, I'm hoping that the anti-irritant properties of CoQ10 and chamomile will "cancel out" the effect of lavender and anything other contents that may be irritating.
While my next Liquid Minerals purchase would (if I remain reaction-free) be of a more pigmented neutral-to-warm color, maybe Warm Silk (though I'm surprised and disappointed to hear that this darker color is also low on pigment!!!), I'm happy with Bisque for now. I do, however, wish JI made this product in their next-darkest neutral color - Light Beige. (In the powders, this is an absolutely beautiful neutral; JI's guide even recommends using Light Beige around the eyes to brighten them in photos.)
I believe the packaging error will be hard to correct - there will always be some waste when you start a new bottle. (The company recommends that you rub in the nonpigmented gel as a hand treatment; this does feel very good.) The tradeoff is in having a hygenically packaged product that allows for little waste once it's dispensing properly. (For my initial review, I had pumped the bottle only a couple of times, to save product in case I decided to sell or swap the bottle.)
The properly mixed foundation is pigmented, even in Bisque, the company's lighest "Porcelain" formula. As the JI guide states, there will be variations in the way skin will "take" this formula - even on different areas of a person's face! And it varies over time. When I first apply it, it looks very yellow. Within an hour, though, it blends with my skin very nicely.
Because coverage can vary, I use a foundation brush. (Px's, for now. However, I think that one with a thinner head of bristles - such as Illuminare's - would be better for this formula; Px's is best for stick and compact foundations.)
Powdering over Liquid Minerals, says the guide, is also essential - to build coverage, add SPF (if you use the Amazing Loose or PurePressed Bases), and cut down on "dewiness" if you don't desire that look. For oilier skins or the most matte look possible, JI's guide advises using minimal to no moisturizer first, then applying first PureMatte powder, then a layer of protective mineral powder. With my skin tone, Prescriptives' Magic powder works wonderfully over it - though without providing SPF. Its slightly pink tone cancels out the foundation's slightly yellow tone.
It seems like a lot of work, but the Liquid Minerals are easy to apply - you can even just spread it with your fingers and see if this works for you. And if, like this reviewer, you don't mind the extra step or 2 of using powder, the result is worth using this new application technique.
I have not yet tried the PureMatte powder, but am eager to, along with its color cosmetics, tube and compact concealers, to give you a better idea of the entire "JI" face.