Jane Iredale Pure Pressed Base Mineral Foundation with SPF20 Review from DermStore


Dermstore.com is one of the leading online beauty stores dedicated to offering their customers quality cosmetic and skin care products recommended by beauticians and experts (Dermstore was also founded by a certified dermatologist). Dermstore carries over 600 brands plus with over 22,000 product. Additionally, they have over 85,000 product reviews on products they carry from real customer. Now that is phenomenal! and a HUGE plus for me because I love to read reviews before purchasing any products.

Dermstore offers a very user friendly shopping experience via their online website. They have loads of different search options available to make browsing for products you want effortless and timeless. Plus, many of the items they offer are available at lower prices than you would find elsewhere and they do this without compromising the quality of the products they carry. They only sell products that are 100% authorized by the brands they carry, which means they are real, safe, in code and certified by the manufacturer! Products that Dermstore offers consist of brands with physician-strength formulas otherwise only available through a doctor’s or surgeon’s office, widely available quality drugstore brands, exclusive spa care lines, salon-grade brands, and difficult to find niche and specialty brands from around the world.

Dermstore also has an Expert corner where you can find highly skilled experts in your area for consultation.  The licensed estheticians on staff are constantly reviewing products and personally answering questions submitted by their customers! You can find more tips on skin care through their online beauty blog.

A few other perks that I love about Dermstore are:

  • They offer free shipping on all orders all the time no minimum required! Who doesn’t love FREE shipping?!? I know I love it!
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Jane Iredale has an impressive background that you can read all about here. She first introduced her minerals back in 1994 but I recently just had the opportunity to try one of her products, the PurePressed Base MIneral Foundation – SPF20. Growing up I didn’t know much about makeup and never wore much of it. In high school I finally started wearing makeup; however, I still wore very little because I still didn’t know much about it. I wanted to look natural and had heard that mineral makeup was the best way to look natural so I started buying BareMinerals. While this worked at first I noticed that my skin started getting irritated and my face no longer looked flawless or natural. I later realized that the Bismuth Oxychloride in Bare Minerals was causing great irritation to my skin so I stopped using it. Since then I have been on a MASSIVE hunt to find a foundation that looked flawless, felt weightless, didn’t irritate my skin, and was not too pricey.

While Browsing through Dermstore, I came the Jane Iredale PurePressed® Base  which caught my attention; although it was not that budget friendly, the reviews were great so I decided to give it a try. I chose the color light beige because I have a light complexion with cool undertones. I tried applying the foundation with the sponge applicator inside but found that it did not give me a flawless finish like I was hoping for. I then reverted back to my favorite foundation brush, the Sigma Flat top Kabuki F-80 brush. I found that using this brush to apply the foundation gave me better results. I simply patted the foundation on my F-80 brush and applied to my face in curricular motions, concentrating more on my areas of concern.

At first I was not impressed with the foundation and left the bathroom with disappointment. 5-10 minutes later I looked in the mirror again and was impressed buy the way the minerals sank into my skin and did indeed provide a smooth, natural, flawless look. Keep in mind I am still battling with my acne (My acne is doing a lot better since I started using the clarisonic mia though) so it is very hard to cover all my scaring and current breakouts. I will say that Jane Iredale did not cover all of my current breakouts; however, I will still be keeping this foundation. I have high hopes of getting my acne under control in the near future and cant wait to use just this foundation for my everyday routine. I caught myself looking in the mirror all day and thinking, wow im really loving the natural look!  I would recommend this to those with a budget and clear complexion for it; however, if your like me and have bad acne it will not cover it. At $40.00 a refill and $52.00 for the first compact I find it to be over priced but worth it for those wanting a smooth, natural, and flawless face.

The PurePressed® Base comes in a large variety of colors and is available for all skin tones from fair to deep. It do love that is has  SPF 20 in it and can be used alone or over another sunblock or foundation. Plus it is recommended by the skin cancer foundation. For now I actually love using this to set my liquid foundation (American Beauty from Kohl’s). It gives me a little more coverage and takes away any excess oil on my face.

Just for comparison – I’ve used powder foundations from Bare Minerals, Sheer Cover, Ferro Cosmetics, elf cosmetics, various drugstore brands, but the Jane Iredale pure pressed is my second favorite choice next to Ferro Cosmetics for mineral powder Foundations.

Head on over to Dermstore to buy Jane Iredale Products plus 22,000 other products from over 600 different brands. Also, if you add items to your favorite list you will receive 10% off of those products. *some brand exclusions do apply.  I also can send you a personal invite by e-mail and you will receive a FREE $10.00 credit leave a comment below with your e-mail letting me know you would like the invite sent 🙂

I love shopping at Dermstore because they have great customer service, carry my favorite brands, and offer FREE samples, and discounts. Have you shopped at Dermstore? Let me know your thoughts and opinions on Dermstore in the comments below!

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    Julie M.

    I love the colors and I love this line of cosmetics! I got to try it out when my mother-in-law bought some!


    I love mineral powders! This would be great!!

    Trisha G.

    Great review! I love how honest you are about this product. I like to use mineral powders and def. will consider using this one.


    These look like some great products. I love mineral makeup. I need to check out this brand. I am actually low on my makeup so this post was very apropro:)

    Theresa Grisanti

    I love Jane Iredale! I have been using the make-up for years. It has been great to use a make-up that doesn't cause my skin to break out.

    Kristen Jeffery

    I have never used mineral makeup before and am interested…,maybe they would do a giveaway?

    Debbie Lamb - DeDa S

    This products looks really nice! Thanks for the review

    Shopping Tips and Tr

    I need to look into mineral makeup for my daughter. I keep hearing about them. Thanks for the review!


    Love that there are so many color options. Thanks for the review!

    Danielle @ Royalegac

    This sounds like something for me. I just don't like wearing liquid foundations anymore, and I would like to have my skin look nicer. They have such an array of colors, too. I am quite sure I can find one that would match my skin tone. Thanks for the review.

    Lena - @elenka29

    Thank You for reminding me about this stuff

    Lena - @elenka29

    Thank You for reminding me about this stuff – it looks so great

    Myrah - Coupon Mamac

    I am obsessed with mineral powders. Thanks for the review.

    Noel Giger

    great review – I'd love to try them. I've always heard great things about her brand!

    Renee @ Made By Rene

    ive never tried mineral powders/makeup – but I am really interested. thanks for sharing