Jane Iredale is quickly becoming a brand I turn to for base products considering how much I love their Full Coverage BB Cream and now I’ve tried their PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation I’m a real fan. I also really like the way the foundation is sold; you purchase a compact (which is a solid, sturdy metal case with a mirror – definitely built to last) then you add the foundation which you can then keep replacing over time.
The Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation is available in 24 shades spanning a really good selection from very pale to really deep. I’m Light Beige which is the 4th (!!) lightest; if you consider I’m almost always the lightest shade, this proves that there are some seriously pale shades available, so if you’re a pale girl who struggles to get a good shade match then these are worth checking out. I would recommend going to a stockist and getting the foundation applied to get your shade right, then after that you can order online.
The foundation is extremely versatile with regards to coverage as you can apply a light layer to reduce redness and generally even skintone, or you can build this up to seriously high coverage.
Another use for this is as a setting powder after foundation application, although there are better powders for setting. I think this really comes into its own as a foundation that you can quickly and easily buff in to skin to be left with a natural, demi-matte finish that lasts a good 8 hours. I also love the fact that this is pressed rather than loose as it’s a lot less messy. If you’re a mineral foundation fan or you’ve considered trying powder foundation before but were nervous it would look heavy or unnatural (or was a lot of faffy mess) then this is a really good option to try.