PurePressed Base Mineral Foundation
No! Say it isn’t so! Upon writing this post I discovered that this product, my favorite daily makeup, contains dimethicone, a synthetic silicone I absolutely avoid due to possible skin irritation and bioaccumulation. I’ve been using this foundation since before dimethicone was on my radar. I might have to finish my compact for economic reasons, but I sadly will NOT be repurchasing.
I’m giving this review for those of who don’t care about dimethicone (even though you should; but I, the Guilty Greenie, shall not judge!). Jane Iredale is still a greener choice than A LOT of other makeup.
Coverage: 5/5 light to full. I have hormonal acne that ranges from one pimple to ‘eek, my face!’, so I always look for build-able coverage (up to full). This is super-duper build-able. Plus it has built-in spf. They’ve got a range of shades. I usually buy ‘natural’ (I’m very fair with pink undertones).
Ease: 5/5 I started wearing this foundation before I had any knowledge of makeup whatsoever. I usually apply with their flocked sponge ($5.50 from amazon) in my effort to minimize waste, but if I need major coverage I just use a cotton ball (and then cry when I throw it away). The flocked sponge gives the skin a more flawless look but absorbs a good amount of product.
Ingredients: 3/5 Sad face. Major points docked for dimethicone.
“Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 14%, Zinc Oxide 3%. Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Plankton Extract, Algae Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)]”
Price: 4/5 It’s $42 if you buy it without a compact case on the Jane Iredale site. But I just found it on Overstock in my shade for $33.99. It’s a fairly mainstream brand, so you may also be able to find deals at your local stores. I usually end up being able to buy a concealer and the pressed powder at my local beauty store for $40. For me, that’s worth it, especially because the powder lasts a long time.
Guilt: 4/10 (10 is the guiltiest) Knowing I’ve been putting dimethicone on my skin and into my backyard (literally; I’m on a septic system) does not make feel yummy inside. It’s probably (hopefully) not been a huge amount.
I love this makeup, but I can no longer fully support it. So, don’t buy it if you have greener options!
I’ll be ordering samples from the following brands to find a replacement: Silk Naturals, Root Pretty, and Alima Pure.