Today’s beauty post is a foundation review of Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream*. So, here are the claims – offers full coverage, with SPF 25, and water-resistant for up to 40 mins. Available in 7 Shades, it’s also non-comedegenic, hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested and has skin friendly ingredients which help to calm, purify and condition the skin. So how did it fare?
So, Glow Time (£39.95) is indeed a full coverage foundation, of which a little goes a long way and it will definitely cover all imperfections. It has a creamy, rich, moisturising formula, and is the first time in ages I’ve put on a new base which actually smells pleasant! It has an orangey/citrus smell – likely because it contains Grapefruit, Bitter Orange and Apple extract to provide smoothing, clarifying and brightening skin properties.
My skin type is normal – dehydrated, with some uneven skin tone and slightly enlarged pores at times (as you can see from the below). I always wear primer under every foundation, and I did put Bare Minerals Prime Time underneath as it’s the best thing to help disguise my pores, although I did find that this base doesn’t accentuate them like others can. I then built up coverage a small amount of foundation at a time, buffing it on with a Bare Minerals Seamless Buffing Brush. I was matched up to shade BB#3, which you can see below.
This has a luminous but not iridescent finish, and gives a glow but doesn’t look like a second skin type product – it feels super comfortable to wear, but it’s not a no make up make up – you can see you have make up on. Which is fine for most full coverage seekers anyway as I think we all know to expect that to some extent, and it’s worth bearing in mind I did build it up to it’s fullest coverage – you could definitely sheer it down if you wished. That said, it doesn’t look cakey and dry, but smooth and nourished.
For oily skins I would definitely apply only a small amount and I would definitely powder over the top – if you use a mineral powder you won’t be counteracting the benefits of a natural mineral make up. I’d also consider a mattifying base underneath – because this is a highly pigmented. creamy product, it does need setting with something to keep it in place to stop movement. This would be a great product for dry skins as it feels super nourishing. I used Jane Iredale Disappear concealer in Light under the eyes, which is a great product to work with this foundation – it has a similar texture but has an even higher pigment content so you only need a tiny amount to cover very well. I wore this for 12+ hours on one of the days I tried it, and I wore it to the gym (yes, I am one of those girls), and it lasted well with only minimal creasing or shine. Because the coverage is dense, you’ll need to add blush and bronzer or sculpt to the face to ensure it doesn’t look too flat – I added a cream blush to keep some of the radiance the foundation gives and it blended beautifully.
Overall I’d say JI’s Glow Time is a great product which I’ve really enjoyed wearing – it would be lovely for holiday being heat-resistant and water-resistant, and it’s a winner for full coverage fans who want a more natural, skin kind product than your average long wear full coverage. If you try this do let me know how you get on, and if there are any other foundations you’d like to see reviewed do let me know!
*This product was sent to me to review, but as always I only share with you my honest thoughts on products I’ve enjoyed using and would recommend.