A big topic of discussion in one of my many vegan groups is foundation. It’s not that it’s difficult to find good vegan foundation, it’s that as a woman you learn to stick to particular brands and formulas that work for you so it becomes a whole new chapter of discovery when you need to change. This is a journey I am currently in the midst of and so far I’m loving it. That is why I’m bringing you this review of Jane Iredale’s Liquid Minerals A Foundation.
Forget what you think you know about mineral foundation. Liquid Minerals involves no powders, no tapping, no buffing. It’s what you would expect from a liquid foundation …. or is it?
- Packaged in a beautiful glass bottle with gold accents and an airless pump, the clear chamber shows you the unique formulation of the foundation.
- The spheres of pigment are suspended in a moisturising gel formula. When you press the pump it combines the ingredients to give you a ready-to-use liquid. It’s purpose is to ensure the active ingredients remain intact but I personally like it because I’m easily amused.
- Coverage is medium when applied with your hands or a dry brush but you can make it more sheer by applying with a wet brush. I found it to layer quite nicely if you do want a heavier coverage but medium is my general preference so this was ideal for me.
- Two pumps provided more than enough to cover my entire face and down under my jaw line. If you were going to use it with a wet brush you would probably need 1 to 1.5 pumps.
- I found the most benefits were evening out the yellow tone of my skin beneath my eyes near my cheekbones, as well as masking small freckles and pigment. My before and after photo is wearing just one layer. On occasion I did test its coverage with 2 and 3 layers and it did well to further mask imperfections.
- The wearability is great. Very light feeling on the skin, comfortable and breathable. My skin did not produce oil in excess of what it usually does throughout the day. In mild and cool temperatures it wore for about 8hrs before requiring a touch-up. In the heat of summer it would wear a maximum of 4-5hrs, less if I was sweating. The trials excluded the use of anything to prolong the lastability, such as powder or setting spray.
- I would recommend this foundation for both dry and oily skin as it provides more moisture than a powder foundation but without clogging pores.
- I’m wearing shade Radiant.
What Jane Iredale say ….
A light-reflecting, mineral foundation in a special liquid formulation. The beads or spheres visible in the airless pump are actually liposomes encapsulating liposomes. State-of-the-art technology prevents active ingredients from degrading and allows actives to time-release into the skin.
Available in 12 shades. None of these shades contain wheat. All shades are vegan
Australia $86 from Adore Beauty
Have you ever used a liquid mineral foundation? What kind of coverage do you like from foundation?
Jane Iredale is certified cruelty-free by PETA.org and Leaping Bunny. Their use of animal ingredients is outlined on their Vegan & Gluten information page.
Liquid Minerals is a vegan product.
Aqua/Water/Eau, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Glycerin, Algae, Sodium Hyaluronate, Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Extract, Glyceryl Polymethacrylate, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Calendula Officinalis Flower Oil, Camellia Sinensis (White Tea) Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Raphanus Sativus (Radish) Root Extract, Chondrus Crispus (Carrageenan) Extract, Hyaluronic Acid, Magnesium Ascorbyl Phosphate (Vitamin C), Squalane, Ubiquinone (Coenzyme Q10), Boron Nitride, Stearic Acid. [+/- (May Contain) Mica, Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)]