Are you tired of me talking about Jane Iredale yet?! Lol. Well, I've got a few more samples I want to review!
Let's talk about their Dream Tint Tinted Moisturizer first.
-This tinted moisturizer is barley tinted. If you have beautiful skin, you could probably just wear that and go. Unfortunately for me, I don't have perfect skin, so I need more coverage. I didn't anticipate a lot of coverage, knowing it's a tinted moisturizer.
-They don't offer a ton of colors, but since the coverage is so minimal, it works. I use the Medium Light, and I feel the color is comparable.
-The moisturizer dries matte, but it didn't stay matte unfortunately. It made my face greasy, even with my powder foundation and finishing powder on top. At this point, I only use it on the apples of my cheeks because that's where my face doesn't get greasy.
-As a result of my greasiness, I was started to break out. That's why I originally used it on the apples of my cheeks, and I haven't had much of an issue since.
-I'm disappointed that this stuff makes my skin oily because under my powder foundation, it provides a great base and it looks great! It just didn't last on my skin. Once the oiliness hit my makeup began to basically fall apart on my face and it was a mess.
-I've been applying it with my fingers, and I notice is dries fast. It starts to bead up under my fingers and get stuck on my face. It's easy to brush off, but you have to be fast. I can't speak to the efficiency of using a brush with it, but that's how they recommend applying it.
-It helps to minimize pores, which I love. That's why I continue to use it where I'm pore heavy, because it does make a noticeable difference.
-A little does goes a long way, so despite the hefty price tag ($39), it'll last.
I took some photos below to highlight the coverage and what it looks like under the foundation...
Overall, I may purchase the full size in the colder dryer months when my face need a little more moisture.
Next up, the BB Cream.
-I only got a sample card with 3 shades to try. You know the peel back things with the product underneath? That's what it was. Personally, I don't think it's enough to decide whether I would purchase a $48 bottle based off that.
-I feel like all the shades are for yellow undertones which I don't have. BB5 is my closest, but unless I have my powder on, the shade is slightly off.
-This is a full coverage BB cream, but I can't speak to the efficiency of this because I didn't have enough to try my whole face. I have been using it as a concealer, and I think it works pretty good for that. It adds an additional layer of coverage with the powder.
-I don't use liquid foundation, and I don't like full coverage because it always feels so heavy.
Overall, I would like to see shades with different undertones, not just ones catering to yellow. Even then, I wouldn't purchase the full size unless I could get it on sale and even then I would probably only use it for special occasions. I just know I wouldn't like it as much as the powder because I only use powder anyway.
Lastly, PureMatte Finish Powder.
-It only comes in one shade, which fortunately for me is close to my skin tone. They say it's translucent, but I think there's some pigment to it. Not a lot though, it won't change your face color.
-It's made with rice starch to soothe, absorb oil, and eliminate shine.
-They offer both pressed and loose versions to you can choose your preference. I use the pressed because I find pressed powders to be less messy.
-You can use it under, on top, or both ways for your makeup.
-It's really light and does help to keep my t-zone oil free longer than if I don't use it. I do still need a blotter sheet, but I expected that. It's June.
-It goes on smoothly.
-A little goes a long way, so you get more for your money since it last awhile.
-I'm a huge fan of finishing powder, and I think this one does a good job.
Overall, I like this finishing powder. My samples will last me a long time, but I think I'll purchase the full size once they're empty.