Reviewers say that Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20 is an excellent choice among mineral formulas because it contains few ingredients and most are natural. The foundation is talc-, dye- and paraben-free and uses only gentle ingredients, making it a safe option for those with sensitive skin and/or rosacea. It contains pure titanium dioxide and zinc oxide for broad-spectrum sun protection and has a smooth, lightweight texture. Users say they like the pressed-powder format, which isn't as messy as loose mineral formulas and travels well for touch-ups on the go. Several reviewers say that Jane Iredale is superior to bareMinerals because it doesn't look as shiny on the skin and it lasts longer through the day. PurePressed Base provides light to medium coverage with a semi-matte finish. It's a good option for all skin types and comes in 24 shades from fair to dark. If you prefer a liquid foundation makeup, reviewers say that L'Oreal Paris True Match Super Blendable Makeup SPF 17 (*Est. $9) is a lightweight option that looks natural.
To evaluate Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20, we turned to skin care expert Paula Begoun and her online database of beauty reviews -- Beautypedia.com. Here, Begoun compares hundreds of foundations and rates them according to the safety of their ingredients as well as their overall wearability. User reviews at MakeupAlley.com and TotalBeauty.com are useful in analyzing ease of application and the overall feel and comfort level of the formula.
Paula Begoun praises PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation for being long-wearing and smooth in texture, and for not appearing too shiny on skin. She says it is one of the better mineral foundation options and that it has a broad range of colors including "some exemplary options for darker skin tones."
Review: PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20 by Jane Iredale, Paula Begoun, June 1, 2011
PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation gets an 4-star overall rating from more than 500 reviewers at MakeupAlley.com. Several say they prefer it over bareMinerals because it wears longer and doesn't look as shiny. Several also say they prefer the pressed-powder formula because it's less messy.
Review: Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, Contributors to MakeupAlley.com
More than 60 reviewers at TotalBeauty.com comment on Jane Iredale PurePressed Base, giving it an overall rating of about 9 out of 10 stars. Users say that it's an excellent option for sensitive skin and that it has a natural look and a lightweight feel. Several say that it's a bit pricey, however.
Review: Jane Iredale PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation SPF 20, Contributors to TotalBeauty.com