Perfect coverage with Jane Iredale Makeup

Jane Iredale Makeup BB cream and primer

In my opinion, Jane Iredale makeup is probably one of the best mineral makeup brands available on the market. Maybe not all of its products are perfect, but the choice is just amazing plus you get all the bits and pieces such as setting sprays and brush cleansers that make your whole makeup experience much easier.  Another good point is that Jane Iredale makeup has lots of samples available so I’ve tried a lot of their products before I finally settled with my current routine. Also their foundations have got really wide selection of shades including different undertones.

I always had a major problem with foundation products. It’s so crazy how only few products can work for me. First of all, the colour…My skin colour is quite close to a medium, but a bit more to the light side, so here we go, I’ve never had any shade that would suit me! NEVER! I always have to mix two. Second, my skin texture, well in this way my skin is close to a complete disaster, I have blemishes, post-blemish scarring, whiteheads, blackheads and oily t-zone. I know, quite a lot of things to cover, but from the other side I cannot stand heavy foundations. In addition, I now use only natural and mineral makeup so my choices are even more limited. Before I used to cover all my problematic bits with MAC products and had litterally a mask on my face (btw if you use any MAC products, please save your skin and throw them into the bin). Now I have better relation with my skin and not necessarily cover everything but try to improve imperfections by eating good food and applying gentle yet effective beauty products. But still I am far from having perfect skin.

But anyways, there are no problems that cannot be resolved, and I found the solution that works for me. At the moment my most succesful way to cover all imperfections consits completely from Jane Iredale makeup products. But I have such feeling it will be challenged by Inika makeup very soon. Here is my line-up of products for a reasonable yet not heavy coverage:

1) Jane Iredale Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener (£31.95) is the first step in my makeup routine. This product made all the difference to my relationship with foundations. I apply it after moisturiser and it makes skin so smooth and silky soft. It smells gorgeous too. And the most important bit – all powders and liquid foundations just sink into your skin perfectly. I’ve tried Jane Iredale Absence for primer before but it didn’t work for me at all.

2) Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream in BB7 (£33.95) is applied after primer. It’s really light BB cream that gives medium coverage yet adds very nice glow to the skin and lasts for a really long time. I sometimes mix it with BB5 as it can be too dark for me, but if I put lighter powder on top then it’s fine. I apply it with Ecotools BB cream brush and it really helps to give more even application especially around the nose and lips. As I mentioned this product gives medium coverage but you can build it up by adding extra layers. I apply a bit more of the product to my cheeks as this is where I have blemishes/scarring/other problems and a little bit on other parts of my face. It also has SPF25 which is great especially for summer-time.

3) If I need a little bit more coverage I use Jane Iredale PurePressed Base (£30.95) powder in Warm Sienna. I use it mainly when I have big troubles with my skin after applying BB cream, I don’t usually use it on its own. This powder is great as it comes in som many different shades, I am sure anyone would find there perfect match! Warm Sienna is a bit light for me, but that’s how I like it. This powder works as both extra coverage and setting powder, plus it adds matt finish. If I have blemishes to cover, I actually layer this powder with my finger directly to the spot or other imperfections instead of concealer and then blend it well with my Ecotools Bronzer Brush. Once it’s done I apply a bit of powder all over the face with the same brush, again blending all excess very well with the skin. PurePressed Base also has SPF20, but I usually swap it for RMS Beauty Un Powder during summer to manage my shiny T-zone. 

Jane Iredale Makeup Purepressed Base

4) My last product is Jane Iredaly Hydration Antioxidant Spray (£15.95). I apply it after all my makeup is done as a finishing touch. You could easily avoid it but I just love how it sets everything together and it actually keeps your makeup in place for much longer.

I know that Jane Iredale makeup products are quite pricey, but they are definitely worth it and last for a long time too. They can mainly be purchased from spas and online retailers. I buy them from Beauty Time Therapies website as they have the lowest price and free UK delivery. And as I mentioned before they sell large number of samples, so it’s easy to find the most suitable product before purchasing full-size.

P.S. I never get paid or asked by businesses to promote any products or write a review. All reviews you find on this site are my own and fair (as much as possible) opinion.


3 Responses to Perfect coverage with Jane Iredale Makeup

  1. Lorna says:

    This looks really cool! I use a mix of dermablend and barbara panagos for my coverage. Also, I just wanted to say that I really like your blog! I’m glad that I found it through Kayture (it seems we have a mutual liking for Kristina’s blog!) It would be nice if you could stop by my blog sometime too (I’m from England) as I post my outfits, personal style, likes, new purchases and much more 🙂 🙂

    Raindrops of Sapphire

  2. Genya says:

    Thank you for your nice comment and for sharing your fav products! I checked your blog, it’s lovely so keep up good your good work! I will definitely visit your blog on regular basis.

  3. Anna-Alina says:

    I followed your blog on bloglovin. Can you follow my blog there?
    Have a great day!

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