All-Day Wearing & Beautiful : Beyond Matte Foundation!


You might know already that I am a bit of a fan of Jane Iredale products.

For me, as a pro makeup artist, they do give me the textures and performances I require, while being low-tox and cruelty-free.

What you also already know is that I am a lover of dewy skin! BUT:

I can’t use a dewy foundation on everyone, for every occasion, in any climate on any skin type. Sometimes matte is best.

Matte doesn’t need to look all dry, wrinkly, cakey or powdery either. Matte can look just like perfect baby skin.

Velvety, smooth, even and yet radiant in all its matte glory.

Insert: Beyond Matte Foundation.

Did I mention that lasts all day with ease? That the coverage makes it easy to skip concealer and additional layers? It’s so smooth it also totally doesn’t need a primer.

Yep, that’s right. Although I prefer priming with proper skincare anyways, that is a different story.

So if you are oily/combination skin, live in humid conditions or prefer a more flawless matte finish, this one is for you.

Here is a short story of what happened when I wore it:

I had to road test this foundation to be sure that it deserves a place in my pro-kit.

So after I received my bottle, I quickly applied it in the morning before heading to a playgroup with my toddler. When I came out of the room, my husband immediately commented and complimented on how great my skin looked.

I was surprised that he even noticed. Husband was busy getting ready for work, my skin is usually pretty ok, and also he is NOT a fan of makeup in general.

He said my skin looked amazing and I looked so well.

At the playgroup three more people commented saying that I looked very well and asked if I had been having a very relaxing time etc. which couldn’t have been further from the truth.

We haven’t had the bests sleeps that week, and I had a few stressful situations with work/travel/deadlines.

So I have to give individual credit to this foundation.

My skin is slightly dry over Winter and Spring has just started, so of course, any dry areas showed up with this foundation. But they would have with any foundation. It was more a question of looking after my skin better.

In the evening it was still in place, beautifully and it looked so even and radiant.

The two little mini pimples that I had that day were entirely covered, no concealer needed.

I highly recommend this foundation. Also and especially for the time-poor, as it applies very quickly and fuss-free and it lasts. It does it all. Unless of course, you want dewy. It doesn’t do dewy.

Thank you, Jane Iredale, for creating another fabulous and wearable product.
You earned extra vegan brownie points with this one:

1. It’s Vegan
2. It’s pro quality
3. It comes in a large variety of shades including deep skin tones.

I will add this to my kit, and it will serve me well on all this hot Summer destination weddings!