jane iredale PurePressed Base Review & Tutorial

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of jane iredale – THE SKINCARE MAKEUP™. All opinions are 100% mine.

I get a lot of requests for more makeup posts and tutorials so I was excited when the folks from jane iredale reached out about doing a photo tutorial for their PurePressed® Base Mineral Foundation to show the jane iredale difference.

I’ve actually been using this product for years, and I’ve mentioned it a lot on the blog in various posts, but I’ve never really shown you HOW to use it so that’s what I’m going to do today.

The thing I like most about this product is how fast and easy it is to apply, but it also has great coverage and staying power. I’m always surprised by how well it lasts. For those with sensitive skin and a desire to use only clean beauty products, you’ll be happy to know that jane iredale products use natural preservatives (no parabens or talc) and clean ingredients to minimize allergy risk and nurture healthy skin. As an added bonus, the Hydration Sprays are all ECOCERT Natural and Organic certified with aromatherapy and skincare benefits. Not only do they make my skin feel fresh and dewy, they also smell wonderful.

After a phone consultation with a jane iredale personal shopper, they sent me a box with several shades of their PurePressed® Base along with The Handi Brush, Flocked Sponge, and three of their Hydration Sprays (D2O™, POMMISST™ and Balance.)

I really love The Handi Brush. I can apply this mineral foundation a lot faster and get better coverage with this brush than I could with the one I was using.

Here’s how it works. I always wash my face and moisturize before beginning to apply makeup. This is how I look with a fresh face (and a hint of mascara and eyebrow pencil… keeping it real!) You can see that I have some redness as well as freckles and sun damage to cover.

STEP 1: Swirl the The Handi Brush in the PurePressed® Base and tap lightly to remove excess.

STEP 2: Apply to your face with downward strokes. You can also apply it down into your neck. I always do this so there’s no line where my foundation ends.

STEP 3: Spritz your face two or three times with the Hydration Spray. This helps to set your makeup and create a long-lasting, flawless finish.

Each Hydration Spray has its own unique aromatherapy and skincare benefits. Balance Hydration Spray contains Orange Essential Oil, Orange Peel Extract, Grapefruit Peel Extract and Algae Extract to calm and feed the skin, as well as Green Tea Extract which is beneficial for acne-prone skin. D2O™ is based on Ylang Ylang and helps to hydrate and plump skin cells and to calm and protect the skin.

POMMISST™ hydrates and conditions all skin types and helps to conceal pores and fine lines. It also has the added benefit of Pomegranate Extract, which is a powerful antioxidant and UV protector. I think this one is my new favorite. (I had tried the other two before but never this one.) It has a pleasing aroma, and I’ll take all the help I can get concealing pores and fine lines.

Here’s the final result!

I love how fresh and natural my skin looks with jane iredale PurePressed® Base. It takes less than a minute to apply, and it creates the perfect canvas for applying the rest of my makeup.

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