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Amazing Base Makeup Foundation Basics and Beyond

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The very first product ever created by Jane for the jane iredale makeup line, was Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder. Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder began being marketed in 1994 and was absolutely revolutionary for its time. It was weightless, good for your skin, contained a broad spectrum sun protection SPF 20...and it is still all of these things! Nearly 20 years later, Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder continues to be one of the great hero products of the jane iredalemakeup line. That is why today I wanted to write about this product, one of the most powerful tools you can have in your makeup bag, for everything from everyday coverage to major concealing.

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Basics: When you first open your brand new Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder, you will notice that there are a series of holes in the top plastic, covered by a clear sticker. I recommend poking 4-5 of the holes in that sticker at first, screwing the top back on, tipping the foundation over and gently tapping the bottom 3 times. When you flip Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder right side up and carefully unscrew the top, you should have enough powder for your first application. If you feel you need more powder during your application process, you may pop more holes or peel that sticker off all together. Once you have the powder in your cap take your Chisel Powder Brush and press it into the cap, wiggling the brush back and forth to evenly distribute the powder onto the brush. Turn the brush over to the other side and do the same thing. Once you have the powder on your brush bristles, gently tap off any excess. Then begin your application by gently patting the side of the brush bristles on your face.

To watch this application for yourself take a look at the video below.

When you are finished, spritz with Hydration Spray to set the minerals and adhere them to your skin. For many of you this one layer is enough coverage, but for those of us who suffer from fussy skin, one or two more layers, applied using the same technique, may be necessary. Beyond: Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder currently offers the most coverage of any of the jane iredale foundations, and it is “amazing” for covering scarring, heavy bruising or even tattoos. We get asked about tattoo coverage a lot, especially from brides who may be looking to cover tattoos that show when wearing their gown. This may not be for everyone, but if this is something you need, here are the steps:

  • Using the Camouflage Brush, apply a layer of Disappear Concealerover the tattoo by gently pressing the brush on the skin.
  • Tap some of your Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder into the cap.
  • Take your Flocked Sponge and press it into the cap picking up some of the powder.
  • Place your powdered Flocked Sponge over the tattoo and press down, then roll off, as if you are stamping the tattoo. Continue this until the entire tattoo is covered.
  • Spritz with Hydration Spray and let dry.
You will probably need to repeat these steps 1-2 more times to cover the tattoo. Remember: any camouflage technique will help cover your tattoo from a social distance. Using makeup for heavy coverage, whether it be for tattoos, bruising, scarring, or a severe skin condition, will help better conceal the area, but it will never be absolutely perfect. I hope this blog was helpful to many of you who have lots of questions about Amazing Base Loose Mineral Powder and also the technique of covering tattoos. Please feel free to ask any more questions below, or post your own before and after tattoo coverage pictures on our Facebook page!
Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea Simmons

Chelsea began her beauty journey in 2010 as a fashion and beauty freelancer at Ladies’ Home Journal magazine. There she had the chance to test and review hundreds of products while quickly falling for the benefits the clean makeup she tried. After leaving the magazine industry, she worked as a publicist for international fragrance and beauty brands until 2016 when she landed at jane iredale. Here, she has discovered liquid eyeliner doesn’t have to burn her eyes, foundation doesn’t have to feel heavy, and that the jane iredale Global Educators truly have the best beauty hacks. Since then, she’s shared her 10+ years of experience with you on The Good Glow Blog.