jane iredale: Which Foundation is Right for my skin?

Choosing the right Make-up

When it’s time to restock your makeup bag, what factors do you consider when you choose your foundation? Do you consider the ingredients in your makeup?

At YES, we recommend mineral makeup to all of our clients because you its free of harmful or irritating ingredients. We believe that when you are investing in your skin health, make up should be part of the conversation.

In the same way that it doesn’t make sense to drive through McDonald’s on your way home from the gym, it doesn’t make sense to apply non-mineral makeup on top of your medical grade skin care products, or your freshly treated skin.

What make’s mineral makeup so healthy?

The main difference between mineral foundation and the foundation you can pick up at your local drug store, is the ingredients.

Mineral makeup is FREE of all parabens, fragrances, talc, oils or other harsh chemicals that can irritate sensitive or acne prone skin.

Mineral makeup also has a larger molecular weight than other makeup on the market. This means that the makeup molecules will ‘sit’ on top of the skin rather than ‘sink in’ or absorb into to the skin. This prevents your pores from becoming clogged with product and allows the skin to breathe naturally.

We love mineral makeup because it is the healthiest choice for your skin, especially after a skin rejuvenation, injectable or laser treatments. We always recommend our clients try mineral makeup.  You have to protect your investment into your skin health and that includes your makeup.

Other Benefits

The other wonderful thing about jane iredale mineral makeup is that it is 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly so you can feel confident that your makeup habits aren’t harming our furry little friends! Plus, their containers are recyclable and eco-friendly.

Which Foundation is best for me?

Dream Tint – Tinted Moisturizer:

Formulated with lightweight minerals, this tinted moisturizer not only hydrates and provides sheer to medium coverage, but also helps prevent trans-epidermal water loss! Perfect for sensitive skin and/or those that want a light coverage and the “I’m not wearing any makeup look”.

  • Broad spectrum sun protection with SPF 15 UVB/UVA.
  • Calms and soothes
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes
  • Gives a soft-focus effect that helps minimize the appearance of fine lines and enlarged pores
  • Comes in 7 shades

PurePressed Base – Pressed Mineral Foundation:

Weightless sheer matte foundation in warm, neutral & cool tones. A pressed mineral foundation that is slightly more sheer and matte than the loose powders. This foundation is the perfect option for clients that want to reduce shine and oil throughout the day. The sheer matte powder can also be layered to increase the level of coverage. If you are fond of a liquid makeup base, the pressed powder can be used as a setting powder for any of the liquid foundations.

  • Made from micronized minerals, oil free and weightless
  • An SPF foundation, powder and concealer with broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection. Either SPF 20 or SPF 15 depending on shade (26 shades)
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes
  • Contains antioxidants such as Pine Bark Extract and Pomegranate Extract (a potent antioxidant that helps fight free radical production caused by sun exposure)

Amazing Base – Loose Mineral Foundation:

This airy mineral foundation provides a luminous sheer-to-medium coverage that feels like silk on the skin. Ideal for mature or aging skin as the luminescent finish will reflect light and create a smoother appearance to the skin, disguising fine lines and wrinkles.

  • Available in cool (pink undertone), warm (yellow undertone) and neutral shades (13 shades)
  • Made from micronized minerals, oil free and weightless
  • SPF 20 broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes
  • Conceals redness and diffuses appearance of fine lines and pores with soft focus effect

Beyond Matte – Liquid Foundation:

Designed for oily or acne prone skin. This foundation is a three-in-one! It combines the benefits of a primer, concealer and foundation into one application. Its long-wear, light weight formula can provide medium-full coverage with a semi-matte finish.

  • Available in 18 self-adjusting shades.
  • Reduces the appearance of shine and creates the look of smooth, even skin.
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • Free from phthalates, parabens, GMO, artificial dyes, synthetic preservatives, synthetic fragrance, talc, nanoparticles and heavy metals.
  • Certified clean and safe: clinically tested, dermatologist tested, allergy tested, sensitization tested, noncomedogenic.
  • No SPF rating. Recommended to use with a separate SPF or jane iredale mineral SPF

Glow Time – Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

The Glow Time BB Cream is a Full coverage foundation designed to cover blemishes, minimizes appearance of pores, disguises wrinkles, smooths and brightens. It has a dewy finish and works well with dry or mature skin.

  • Contains SPF 25 or SPF 17 broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection*
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes
  • Minimizes the appearance of pores and helps disguise fine lines and wrinkles
  • Smooths and brightens skin
  • Non-comedogenic (non-blackhead causing), hypoallergenic, sensitivity tested, clinically tested, dermatologist tested
  • *SPF 25 shades: BB1, BB3, BB4, BB5, BB6, BB7 and BB8 |  SPF 17 shades: BB9, BB11 and BB12*

Liquid Minerals – Liquid Foundation

A light-weight hydrating formula that reflects light for a luminous finish. Perfect for dry or mature skin. We recommend paring this foundation with the AmazingBase Loose minerals for fuller coverage, luminous finish and added SPF protection. It can also be paired with the PowerMe Mineral SPF for a sheer- medium coverage, more matte finish and SPF protection.

  • A Hyaluronic Acid based serum with pigment that provides sheer to medium coverage
  • Provides hydration, diminishes the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, minimizes the appearance pores, evens out skintone and adheres so well, there is minimal transference
  • Liquid Minerals has no rated SPF
  • 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

we currently do not stock the LiquidMinerals foundation, however we can order it in just for you! give us a call.

PowderMe Mineral SPF 30

A dry mineral, physical sunscreen for face and body without chemical sunscreen actives. Comes in multiple shades to best match your skin tone. provides sheer coverage. Can be used as a setting powder on top of any liquid mineral foundations or on its own.

  • SPF 30 broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) sun protection
  • Water resistant to 40 minutes
  • Can be used on sunburn to help calm and soothe the skin
  • safe for children

If you don’t see the product you want on our online store, just ask! We can always bring it in for you! Give us a call 604-888-9397!

Still not sure which foundation is right for you?

Follow the link below to take the jane iredale foundation finder quiz. Or book a free skin consult today and let us find the right formula for you!

Click here for Foundation matching Quiz

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