Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation is an excellent powder foundation for those with oily or acne-prone skin. It offers light to medium coverage, is lightweight and comfortable to wear. Its semi-matte finish, which many love, makes it a poor choice for those with dry skin. Unlike many powders, which can look ashy on darker skin tones, Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base is highly pigmented and looks good on all skin tones.
Natural formula with buildable coverage. Reviewers say that Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation is an excellent choice among mineral formulas because it contains few ingredients and most of them are natural. The foundation is talc-, dye- and paraben-free, making it a safe option for those with sensitive skin or rosacea.
Reviewers love the coverage Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Foundation provides, as it can easily be built up from light to medium. Beauty expert Paula Begoun praises the range of 24 shades, saying that even the darkest shades are great. (Often, powders in dark shades can look ashy, but not with Jane Iredale foundation.) It contains pure titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection.
Lightweight and comfortable formula. Users say they like the pressed-powder format of Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation. It isn't as messy as loose mineral formulas and travels well for touch-ups on the go. The formula doesn't feel cakey on oily skin, and it's great for acne-prone or sensitive skin. However, the powder formula accentuates dry areas, so it's not recommended for dry skin. Several reviewers say that Jane Iredale is superior to other mineral foundations because it doesn't look as shiny on the skin and it stays on longer.
Beauty expert Paula Begoun gives Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral her highest score. She says it's similar to Jane Iredale's Amazing Base, but with several advantages -- tidier application and broader shade range. It's not as heavy as the loose powder, so it won't look cakey on those with oily skin. Unlike many powders, she says this one won't look ashy on darker skin tones.
Review: PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20, Paula Begoun, June 19, 2013
2. Real Simple
Real Simple names Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation the best pressed powder in its Road Test of mineral makeup. Sarah Smith says it's highly pigmented and feels lighter than other formulas. She also notes that the compact is spill-proof and refillable.
Review: The Best Mineral Makeup, Sarah Smith, Not dated
3. Women's Health magazine
Women's Health discusses pressed mineral foundations and recommends two. While a Bare Escentuals formula is their first choice, Jill Percia says Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation works well for those with sensitive skin, which can be irritated by a common ingredient (bismuth oxychloride) found in the Bare Escentuals foundation. In general, powder mineral foundations are recommended for women with oily, acne-prone or sensitive skin, not for those with dry skin.
Review: Find the Right Foundation, Jill Percia, March 18, 2013
More than 70 TotalBeauty.com reviewers give Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation an average score of 9.1. It offers good coverage and lasts longer than most powders, according to users. Several recommend it for acne-prone skin. One reviewer says, "It's super light-weight, no matter how much you pack on. You won't even feel it on your skin!"
Review: Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com, As of June 2013