March 26, 2013

beauty scoop | jane iredale glow time full coverage mineral bb cream

I’m getting a little more comfortable in front of the camera (remember these makeup posts?), but one thing I never thought I’d do is get naked on my blog.

Well, today is the day I’m baring it all in the name of a beauty review.

You have Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream to thank for this little bit of skin nudity.

jane iredale glow time full coverage mineral bb cream

{I bought Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream in BB5 from my local salon, Roca, but it’s also available in various places online and at Nordstrom for $48.}

Because I wanted to show the true difference Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream makes in my spotty, uneven skin, I knew a before and after photo would be necessary.

I am thankful that during this particular week, my skin wasn’t absolutely broken out and annoying, but nonetheless, it’s not perfect.

And that’s why we have makeup…full-coverage makeup, thank you very much!

jane iredale glow time full coverage mineral bb cream kimberlyloc before and after

{I shot these pics in my guest bedroom with natural and fluorescent lighting, and didn’t alter any of the colors or levels in Photoshop. You can click the photo above to be taken to the photo landing page, and then click it again to enlarge for further detail.}

I was slow to hop onto the BB cream bus, mostly because I’m a skeptic by nature and wanted to understand how a miraculous BB cream was any better than a great tinted moisturizer.

The difference, to me, is in the coverage. A fabulous BB cream, like Jane Iredale’s, offers full coverage without feeling thick or goopy, and has added bonuses such as SPF 25 and beneficial antioxidants to help treat and heal the skin.

While Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream’s ingredients aren’t perfect (it contains the dreaded dimethicone, a silicone that gives makeup that nice slip for even application, but is known to cause allergic reactions and dryness in some people), they’re way cleaner than most mainstream brands while offering a superior level of coverage.

Titanium Dioxide, Water/Eau, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Stearoxymethicone/Dimethicone Copolymer, Maltodextrin, White Tea Leaf Extract, Green Tea Leaf Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Grapefruit Fruit Extract, Bitter Orange Fruit Extract, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Glycerin, Apple Fruit Extract, Pectin, Chlorella Vulgaris/Lupinus Albus Protein Ferment, Sodium Ascorbate, Tocopherol, Sunflower Seed Oil, Radish Root Extract, Lecithin, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Honeysuckle Flower Extract, Aluminum Hydroxide, Xanthan Gum, May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77489, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288)

As you can see in the “after” photo above, Jane Iredale’s Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream did a great job of evening out my skin tone and creating the perfect canvas for further makeup application.

I did, however, go back and add a little more coverage to the outstanding blemishes that I felt could use additional concealing — but that’s most likely because we’re all a little critical of ourselves as we are making up our faces.

Do you have a particular foundation or other makeup product that you rely on to get you through these self-critical times? What BB creams do you use and love? Ever tried anything from Jane Iredale? Tell me in the comments section!

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  • Susan

    I was slow to warm to BB creams mostly because I didn’t understand what they were. But then I tried out a couple and now I’m a fan! I use Dr. Jart+ Water-Fuse Beauty Balm. It works well with my skin tone and does a good job of covering. I also like that it offers some SPF protection and feels good on my face all day. I tried the Urban Decay BB cream, but it A) didn’t match my skin tone at all and B) felt caked on my face by the end of the day. I couldn’t wait to take it off after work.

  • Gina

    Way to go girl! Baring it all like a beast. :) You look great.

    I still use that Dr. Jart’s BB Cream that you showed me months ago. It’s currently my favorite beauty product. :)

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @susan i feel ya on the “late to the bb cream party” idea. this is the only one i’ve tried since i’m trying to stick with natural makeup, but there are a few others on the market that i am looking into. glad you found one that you love!!! xx

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @gina thank you! best way to do a review of foundation — gotta show that dreaded “before” picture. i’m glad you’re liking your bb cream! xx

  • http://beautybybritanie.com Britanie Faith

    Although this product contains Dimethicone, I still love it. I use a lot of products with Dimethicone actually. It has never bothered me and it isn’t really “toxic”. I don’t think I have ever found a natural liquid foundation or tinted moisturizer that gives better coverage than the Jane Iredale BB Cream. It really is the best. I love the coverage and wear of it. Your skin looks beautiful before and after!!!

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @britanie agree! dimethicone is sort of hard to avoid. i dont have reactions to it at all, and don’t mind it too much in my foundation — it’s all about that slip and glide! thank you for the sweet compliment on the before and after ;) it means a lot! xx

  • http://thegreenbeautybunny.blogspot.com Alexis

    Looking gorgeous! BB5 is a great match for your skin. I use 2 shades of it right now. Love the coverage of Jane’s BB cream though. Every time I put it on a client they are always amazed at how far a little drop goes. For me I use it as my “special occasion” foundation =)

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @alexis aw thank you! i truly love this stuff…definitely helps with the self-esteem during bad-breakout skin time ;) do you mix your two shades for a perfect custom blend, or do you use two shades for different parts of your face?

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  • http://mimiandchichi.com/ Jess

    YAY for baring it all … literally! You so pretty!

  • Aileen

    Okay, so I bought this (in BB5) and was really excited, but when I put it on, it made me look really pale and was way too yellow. I only left it on for a minute or so because it looked so odd – does this happen to you, too? The BB3 is too pink/pale and the BB7 is definitely too dark. I’m just curious if you (or anyone else) experienced this?

  • http://www.kimberlyloc.com kimberlyloc

    @aileen so is BB5 the right color for you? i have yellow undertones (im half asian) so it’s perfect for me. i’d suggest getting color-matched. i do wish the variety of colors was bigger!

  • Aileen

    I was color matched, which why I wondered if this was normal. I have neutral skin, but redness from acne and hyperpigmentation, so the yellow seemed the better choice. Oh, well. :)

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