Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight: Jane Iredale

Jane Iredale is a full-line of mineral-based cosmetics. It first was introduced back in 1994, which makes it one of the more established mineral makeup brands available today.

Some products I enjoyed:

Amazing Base SPF 20 ($42.00) is one of Jane Iredale’s signature and best-selling products. It is a loose mineral foundation that gives a good amount of coverage without having oil, talc, dyes, or parabens. It is considered a water-resistant formula. I like that it has a lot of range in the colors it offers, which is always ideal so customers can choose the appropriate tone for themselves. If you’re not so keen on loose powder, think about trying Liquid Minerals ($46.00), which definitely caught my eye (and I hope to try sometime!).

In Touch Cream Blush ($26.00) comes in five shades, all equally gorgeous. I really enjoyed Charisma for its subtle raspberry color. These mineral cream blushes come in a stick form, which makes application incredibly easy, even on the go.

Active Light ($25.00) is an undereye concealer that comes in liquid form–which I think is great. I find that powder concealers never work quite as well as liquid does for me, though I couldn’t really tell you why. I also like that it comes in the form of a pen, which makes it even easier to apply and really get into the areas I need.

Other products you may be interested in: Jane Iredale Sample Kit ($28.00), Moonglow Bronzer ($46.00), 24K Gold Dust Powder ($34.00), Eye Gloss ($15.00), and LipColour SPF 18 ($19.00).

What could they improve on? Their prices seem a bit all over the map–their foundations are $40 or higher, while they have several lip products and staples under $20. I do feel the foundation seems a bit pricey, but I do like Jane Iredale’s overall quality and feel it may be worth it to those who can afford.

Learn more about the brand at www.janeiredale.com.

About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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I’ve been using Jane Iredale Pure Pressed base for 6 years now and I absolutely love it. I don’t love the price, but it is the only foundation that covers well without feeling heavy on my skin and it gives my skin a flawless glow. People think I have great skin (not true) and the pressed compact is neat and portable.

Did NOT like the liquid foundations. Blending together the beads was hard (maybe I got a bad bottle) and it didn’t look good on my skin.

my sis has been wearing this foundation for years. she said that it is the most recomended at the spa that she works at.

i have tried it but i perfer my loose powder minerals

I’m so glad I found this review! I just booked my makeup for my wedding and the salon only works with Jane Iredale cosmetics. This review has been very helpful. 🙂

Hi Jenn,

I know this review is over 1 year old – but did you like the make-up on your wedding day?

I’m getting married in July 2010 and I don’t like the high street foundations so I’ve booked myself in for a trial on Saturday with a beautician that specialises in Jane Iredale cosmetics. Looking forward to it!

Thanks Helen

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