A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post about Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation. I've almost hit pan on my sample, which for the record, I'm really impressed by the amount you get in said sample. I think the sample size is more than enough to decide whether or not you wanna pay for the full size. I wrote in that post about how I wasn't fully convinced yet. Well, I made the leap and purchased the full size on Sunday!
I've used a lot of foundations in the past. I'm talking a lot, and this one has been my favorite by far. So, I wanted to update you guys on why I decided to purchase it, and why I recommend it:
-I barely feel like I'm wearing anything on my face. It's not chalky or heavy. It never looks overdone. They advertise that "it's like your skin but better" and I agree with that. I have a sample of their BB cream I've been using as a concealer, and the power still doesn't get overly cakey on top.
-If using a liquid concealer isn't your thing, this doubles as a concealer. Just use a concealer brush and pat a little more where you need it.
-The color is perfect. I'm so used to mixing foundation colors I never know what the heck I am. But this foundation shade is spot on.
-I truly feel like this foundation makes my skin look radiant and healthy, even in artificial light. I was in the fitting room at Kohls anticipating that horror when I saw my foundation in those bright unforgiving lights, but I couldn't stop looking at my face! It looked so healthy!
-The coverage is sheer to medium, in my opinion. I prefer medium coverage. So it covers what I want covered (for the most part) but doesn't cover up everything that makes me "me." I feel it offers the best coverage of any powder foundation I've tried. Nothing is perfect though, always remember that.
-This makeup lasts all day on my cheeks. I do notice that I get a little oily in my t-zone as to be anticipated, but only to the point I need to blot once and go. I don't have time to blot pretty much ever in my every-day-is-so-hectic work days, and I still think it holds up well.
-Even with my super sensitive skin, I haven't had any issues with breaking out, redness, or rashes. Yay!
-It's got an SPF built in already, so that one less step when you're getting ready.
There's a spa semi-close to me called Cole Wellness Spa and they're an authorized Jane Iredale retailer. I had to purchase the compact, but now that I have the compact I can buy the refills after. This is the older compact, which is gold. It was $52 for both. The compact was $10 and the refill was $42. I know, the price is scary, but it's skincare makeup. It's an investment, that's how you have to look at it. If you don't have an authorized retailer near you, shipping is free on the Jane Iredale website. However, patience is a virtue that I don't have so, I wanted it like that day lol.
I'm super impressed by the sturdiness of the compact itself. It's like solid metal. I was surprised by how heavy it was. I think it will hold up well through several refills.
If you're on the fence about trying this foundation, do it. Like I said before, you can get free samples from their Personal Shoppers and you can't go wrong with free. I'm not one to spend this much money on anything unless o truly thing it's worth it, and this foundation is totally worth it.