The path to more natural and clean beauty has begun, or should I say, is continuing. Since visiting Jane Iredale to learn all about clean beauty – you can read all about my visit Discovering Clean Beauty with Jane Iredale – I’ve been trying out the Jane Iredale Amazing Base Loose Mineral Foundation. Let’s talk about all things, from coverage to wear time.
From Jane Iredale
A loose mineral foundation that gives a sheer to medium coverage. Made from micronized minerals, free of synthetic chemicals, oil free and weightless. A foundation, powder, concealer and broad spectrum sunscreen with SPF 20 UVB/UV. Water resistant to 40 minutes. Conceals redness and diffuses appearance of fine lines and pores with soft focus effect. Available in cool (pink undertone), warm (yellow undertone) and neutral shades.
It’s worth noting that there is a particular way to apply this foundation. With a flat foundation brush and sweeping it on in one direction. You want to think of the minerals as mermaid scales (I thought that was a nicer way of thinking about it than fish scales). You don’t want to disrupt the minerals, instead, you want them all to run in one direction. If you buff them on, you will end up making your foundation look cakey. Not the way forward! If none of that makes sense, you can check out the video below.
As you can see from the before and after below, doesn’t look cakey. It is definitely sheer to medium coverage. I’ve applied it initially with the larger foundation brush, I then covered up those beautiful red blemishes with a smaller, denser concealer brush. I think it did a great job of knocking the red out. It also didn’t cling to the crusty top on one of my spots – yes that is gross, but I can’t think of any other descriptive word. Either way, it didn’t make it massively obvious.
It also covered the majority of my freckles and pigmentation, without blanking out my skin completely. This is perfect for the “natural” look. The foundation doesn’t feel heavy on the skin, nor does it sink into my slightly larger pores. I think it does soften the fine lines, but only a small amount.
This wears really well. I would definitely get a full day out of it, although in this warm summer sunshine, maybe not – although this applies to all foundations! You can touch it up without disturbing it, just blot off the excess oil and sweat and top up if needed.
Worth The Money?
This retails for £40, so it is definitely on the higher end. Given that you only need a small amount of product with each application, I can see this foundation lasting for a very long time. This hasn’t caused any irritation, hooray for being free of nasties! My only concern is the shade range, there are definitely more than most, particularly on the fair end of the spectrum, however, it might not suit all of the dark skin tones. I’d recommend getting shade matched is possible!
Given that it’s free from nasties and is a joy to wear, I’d recommend it for normal to oily skin types. It may suit dry skin too – although it would be dependent on how dry your skin is.