4.1 (106 Reviews)
I absolutely love this foundation/BB Cream. I am 49 years old and it gives me a healthy glow with full coverage without looking "made-up". Compared to my old liquid foundation this product took some getting used to. Tiny amount does the job making it worth the money. Excellent coverage that looks like my skin.
Best product I've ever used
I bought this on a whim while out shopping and it was the best money I have ever spent. I bought it in the summer, so BB5 was my shade. It was a little dark for me in the winter so I went ahead and bought the BB3 and that color was perfect as well. I can mix the colors or use them individually. They have lasted me 9 months so far. I am so impressed with the flawless results this leaves on my skin. I feel like I'm glowing, and my face has never looked or felt better. I get so many compliments on my skin and I have gotten so many people hooked on this product. I'm in love with Jane Iredale and will never use anything else! You get what you pay for!
Great Full Coverage BB Cream? Yes!
Full coverage. BB Cream. What? It's true! It's a full coverage BB Cream that makes my skin look absolutely flawless. I don't count on this for my only SPF - I have incredibly fair skin - but it's nice to know that there's a bit of extra protection here. Alone, this has a wonderful glowing (but not shimmery! There's no sparkle here) finish but if you set it with the Pure Pressed powder, you get a wonderful natural finish with a lit-from-within look. Stunning, every time.
For my fair-skinned sisters: I've had so much trouble over the years finding a foundation match. In fact, I swatched 47 foundations - the palest in nearly every high-end line available - before finding this one. This foundation has a great shade range for the very pale BB1 (my shade) can handle folks who usually need to mix with a white base to get a match and you can reach up into BB3 for mixing shades if you need something between the two - a truly custom match. Even with the very pale, there is no ghostly effect to this foundation, which is fairly rare for something with neutral undertones. I hope they continue making this product for a long time to come, it's become my holy grail foundation product!
Best Foundatin I've Ever Used
I've used the pressed powder for years, but recently thought about trying the BB Cream. Wow! So glad I did, it's amazing, and provides the full coverage I like while looking smooth, bare and flawless. It's really great stuff!
I wasn't sure on which color to go for. I'm biracial with a deep olive complexion and went for the BB7. It's a great match. I have very oily skin, and midway through my day I start to shine through, so I dab the pressed powder on to get ride of the shine. I love the Combination! Thanks!!
Love Glow Time but my last purchase leaves black streaks. What is this? I have tried to exchange it from where I bought it but they refuse as I have used three quarters of the tube. A bit too expensive for this to happen really.
Oh no! It sounds like you received one from a previous batch that wasn’t mixed properly. This has been fixed and although it’s completely safe, we want to send you a replacement, so you can continue to enjoy it. When you have a moment, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I use the BB Cream as a sunscreen when I go swimming or play soccer, as it's water resistant and seems to be one of the only sunblocks I've ever used that doesn't come off when I sweat or make me break out. I'm not sure I've got the right colour though, as it often looks like I'm wearing fake tan when I put it on. I do put it on quite thick which I'm probably not supposed to. Looking forward to the new shades coming out as think the 6 will suit me best (so I'm told)!!
Whats not to love?
Honestly what is there not to love about this product? I have oily skin, acne, and my face likes to turn a pink pigment. I put the BB cream on in the morning and my face looks natural all day long! I don't have any pigmentation all day long, and I can even wear it through the night without breaking out. In fact I've noticed that my face doesn't break out at all since switching to Jane Iredale makeup.
Love this in BB9, but takes practice!
This BB cream is so perfectly named! I have tan/warm tan Indian skin and BB9 is a great match. The color goes on a tad light, but give it an hour and it has morphed into the perfect shade. My skin looks fresh, healthy, and radiant, but not dewy. It doesn't look like makeup AT ALL. The key is to apply a smaller than pea-sized amount on your face in little dots after you've moisturized well, distributing it quickly after you put the dots. I am glad I waited to review this product. Had I reviewed it a month ago, I would have explained how sad I was that this product made my skin breakout and blamed it on the physical sunscreen for being thick and greasy. And I wouldn't have been entirely wrong- but I think the problem was that I wasn't cleansing my face properly to get it off every night! I realized that if the product wouldn't come off my hands by washing with hand soap, how was it going to come off my face with my foamy face wash? Duh. Now, every night I use a sensitive skin face wipe before washing my face with an oil-based cleanser. It seems counter-intuitive considering that this product gave me pimples before. It made all the difference in the world. Now my skin looks great during the day and is not irritated at all. So glad this worked out!
Love this product
After trying a sample from Soft Surroundings for several weeks, purchased this amazing product. I'm on a budget and therefore very picky about what I spend my money on.I originally bought the mineral starter kit but didn't like how tight my face felt. Glow Time gives me the coverage I need and I feel like it also moisturizes my skin! I live in CO and am almost 57 years old. I should also say my skin can be sensitive and break out. Not with this! Less is more with this product. A tiny sample lasted me 3 weeks wearing it every day. Very pleased.
Remarkable customer service!
This BB cream is a full coverage foundation and it feels great on the skin. I am excited to have finally found a product with full coverage and good for you ingredients. Unfortunately, the shade was all wrong, but when I contacted a personal shopper they assisted me with great care. Alicia, a personal shopper, is someone I will continue to talk about with my friends because I was genuinely shocked by her professionalism. I am blown away by the customer service this company provides and for that I will NEVER spend my money else where.
I love Jane products. I use the powder at times and love my bronzer. Just started using bb cream about a week and a half ago and my skin looks great but I am now getting bumps everywhere. I have them on my cheeks near my eyes and my chin is extremely congested. This is not like my skin at all. Was hoping it was just the weather but my skin changed when I changed to this product. How long does it take to clear up skin from product breakouts???? Is this common with this product??
It’s nice to hear you love jane iredale! All of our products are sensitivity tested, and we avoid including known sensitizers in our formulas. If you’ve noticed a change in your skin and the only change you’ve made to your routine is the addition of BB Cream, please discontinue use, if you haven’t already, until your skin goes back to normal. If you’d like to give the product another try, we recommend patch testing first.
I just bought this line and went over my budget. I bought primer,brushes, powder and the bb3. I like the BB3 cream but I was sold wrong color. Its to white on my face. I don't have problems with the product but the color is all wrong. I had to mix it with left over liquid makeup I have to change the color. I can't afford to spend any more and I can't get it exchanged so I can at least blend two of the same products. Can you send me the next darker shade to mix it with?
Thank You I can't wait to see if I can get the color I need.
Welcome to jane iredale! It sounds like you are off to a great start with the exception of your BB Cream shade, and we’d be happy to help you with an exchange for the correct shade. To arrange this, please contact our Personal Shoppers at email@example.com or 877-869-9420.
I was introduced to these products in a salon makeover. The consultant was in a hurry and didn't write down BB number. I love the primer and like the pressed powder, but BB5 is too yellow. This isn't the number she used during the makeover. This foundation is expensive, but I am willing to pay, but not with a color that makes my skin look yellow.
It's great to hear you had a consultation and we're sorry it was rushed! All BB Cream shades are formulated to match many different skin tones and will self adjust to your skin tone over time. The most important part about matching BB Cream is ensuring you have a shade that matches the depth of your skin tone. Please feel free to contact our Personal Shoppers so they can help you find your match and assist you with an exchange for the correct shade. You can reach them at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great coverage BB cream
I love not feeling guilty wearing a foundation all day. It goes on smoothly with a moisturized face. Great for coverage and it gives an even appearance. I also feel like my skin is looking better. Love the smell too. Would order again!
love it... though may try another color
LOVE IT! Perfect balance for me, not too much coverage, but enough to not feel naked! (I do switch to the Dream Tint in the summer when I don't feel like I need as much). Also, I do like to go over it with a powder or bronzer to prevent any oily feel later in the day. I am currently using BB3, might try to go a shade darker as I feel like Snow White, the fairest of them all at times. Great product :)
BB cream Glow Time
I have used your products for years, I have mature, dry skin and was looking for a full coverage, moisturizing (hence the word "glow")BB / foundation. I bought it, worst product I have used in my life. Hard to apply, thick, chalky, sank into my lines. I use drugstore BB creams, your cream blush and mineral powder. Wanted something to use in the winter because the powder doesn't work as well. Awful, and, a waste of $48.
We’re sorry for this experience! We have a few application tips that we think will help you. BB Cream is best when applied to well moisturized skin and only a very small amount of product is needed for an application. If too much product is applied, it can compromise the performance and lead to creasing. If it looked a little chalky after application, perhaps you’ll need to try a darker shade. We hope you see an improvement with these tips, and if you decide this just isn’t the product for you, our Personal Shoppers would be happy to help you with an exchange for a product you’ll enjoy!
I use 3 of the shades to give light coverage year around, and to highlight. This foundation is perfection. Over the years, my skin has dried some. This foundation keeps my skin moisturized and very natural looking. It is highly pigmented; a little goes a long way. After application with a foundation brush and a sponge, I blot lightly and apply a little of the pure pressed mineral foundation just in the T zone area, and I am good to go for hours.
a little too glowy
As someone who has extremely sensitive skin and has struggled with acne for the better part of a decade this product has been a lifesaver. The only reason it gets four stars instead of five is the finish. I know it's called Glow Time but, by mid day my face looks like an oil slick! I've tried using the Absence primer and I set it with Amazing Base loose powder. My skin does not feel oily to the touch either, I'm just shiny as can be. I have to wash it all of and reapply in the afternoon. Can you JI beauty gurus offer some tips?
We have a few tips for you! Since Amazing Base has a luminescent finish, we think you should try PurePressed Base because of its semi matte finish. Another option is to apply PureMatte on top, which will help control oil and reduce shine. We're so glad Glow Time is working for you and we think with these tips you'll be even more happy!
I am sorry to say how disappointed I am with this product. I have been happy with Jane's products in the past, and had high hopes for Glow Time. I spoke with the rep about what I was looking for -a product that would create a natural look, and would not be to heavy. I have tried different application techniques, including mixing with my moisturizer to try to improve the results. I also went back to where I purchased and a different rep walked me through application tips. Final outcome- product still feels heavy and mask-like.
We're glad you experimented! If you'd still like to play around with different application methods, feel free to visit the following link to see our tips: http://makeupblog.janeiredale.com/blog/2013/07/16/how-to-apply-glow-time-bb-cream/. If you're still unhappy and you'd like something with light coverage, we recommend trying Dream Tint or Liquid Minerals.
I have red hair and a fair complexion and due to some medications I take I have some blotchiness of the skin. This BB cream is great - it gives the perfect coverage and feels so light on the skin. I pair it with the pressed powder and the look is wonderful. I am so glad I got the sample as that is what sold me on the product. The shade I use is BB5.
I have used a full coverage cream makeup from another line previously, but it turned to a strange color after an hour or so - Jane's BB Cream maintains the same color throughout. I would highly recommend this product. So glad this was added to the line of products.
I bought the BB cream to hide a surgical scar. I love the coverage, the glow, and how soft my skin feels. However, I am breaking out in pimples under my chin and on my neck. Also, I would love a shade between 5 and 7. Totally bummed as I spent boku bucks on this stuff!
We're glad you love Glow Time BB Cream! Since you've noticed a change in your skin condition, you may want to discontinue use to see if the condition improves. After a little bit, you can always patch test to see how your skin responds! If you'd like to continue using BB Cream, feel free to mix BB5 and BB7 to customize your shade. Remember, by mixing the two you have twice the amount of product that will last twice as long!
I can't recommend this enough! I have mild adult acne and have struggled for years to find something that will cover my blemishes without clogging my pores. This is by far the best thing I've found. I thought that as it's a BB cream it might not have great coverage, but it covers my spots perfectly! I apply it all over with my fingers, and then tap a little over problem patches - my skin looks flawless. Moreover, it feels incredibly soothing, and has actually improved my skin, which is amazing as most foundations/concealers/BB creams make me break out. My skin is much clearer and softer. On top of all this, I look healthy and glowing - I'm actually really tired and overworked at the moment but everyone is saying how well I look! It's pricey, but you only need a tiny bit so I think it'll last for a really long time. Anyway it's totally worth it, I'd pay twice as much for such beautiful skin! Buy it right now!
Overpriced. This product is thick and to me, feels kind of greasy. I apply it with my fingertips and it just kind of smears. The bright side is that a little does go a long way. I would not say that it is full-coverage. There are definitely much better foundations out there. Unimpressed.
We’re sorry you’re not happy! You’re absolutely correct that a little goes a long way and if too much product is applied, it can compromise the performance. We have alternative foundations and our Personal Shoppers would are available to help you find a foundation you love! If you’d like to discuss other options, please contact them at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com.
The BEST ever!
This is the only foundation I will ever need! Glowing, dewy skin is possible. Application is key, as very little product is needed for coverage. I tap tiny dots area by area and continue patting until it disappears into my skin, leaving a diffused, glowing finish that looks like I have nothing on. This is the real deal, if you pay attention to how you apply! It might sound like too much effort but it's actual quite quick and easy. Nothing else gives me these results. Don't use too much and don't try to smear across your skin~ this is a different product with an amazingly different result. Love beyond words! Now I'm excited to try the primer.
Can I wear this with--?
I have recently bought Jane Iredale's powder sunscreen which is literally the only sunscreen I have ever tried that doesn't give me acne. I love that it is SPF 30.
I'd really like to be able to use this BB cream, it looks beautiful, but using a pea size amount of SPF 25 isn't enough for me.
Can I use both? Right now I am using moisturizer (I have dry skin), then I apply the powder sunscreen. I just ordered the primer, so I will start using
3) powder sunscreen (so it sticks)
In that order.
If I order the BB cream, in what order should I apply it, especially if I want it to a) stick, b) go with the sunscreen and c) achieve that beautiful dewey finish that they show in the videos?
We’re glad Powder Me SPF 30 is working well with your skin! You can absolutely use Powder Me SPF 30 with Glow Time BB Cream. If you were to add BB Cream to your regimen, we recommend applying it in the following order: moisturizer; primer; Glow Time BB Cream, and top it with Powder Me SPF. If you’d like to achieve a dewy finish, you may want to finish with a Hydration Spray which will also help the minerals adhere. We hope this helps!
JANE! We NEED a BB2 that is Neutral-Light
This cream is amazing, but we need a "BB2" that is NEUTRAL! The BB1 is cool (pink), and the BB3 is warm (yellow), and I'm smack-dab in the middle. To get my true color, I mix my BB1 with "Cover FX N10 " (sorry Jane). I have adult acne and for over a year was on the hunt for something that covered well enough but wasn't cakey, or made my skin oily. FINALLY, I found this Full Coverage Mineral BB cream and my skin looks dewey and supple after applied. I use a small foundation brush to apply in downward strokes. A little goes a LONG way. I then dab the areas with my index finger to remove any excess coverage.
Best BB cream yet!
This BB cream is gentle, soothing, and creamy! I have tried almost every BB cream in Sephora but could not find anything that soothes my sensitive rosacea skin, yet didn't look like a foundation mask. The coverage of this BB is medium (read the directions and use a teeny amount!)and glowy. I love, love love this BB cream with Amazing Base over it or just alone.
I have been using Glow Time and really enjoy the coverage and lightness of the product However, when using bb5, the product is too light. When using bb7, the color is too dark. Both are too yellow. Do you have a good compromise?
May we ask if you've tried mixing the two to get a custom shade? We've heard this has worked for some of our shoppers. All BB Cream shades have yellow undertones since they're formulated to match many different complexions and with the right depth, the shade will self adjust to your natural skin complexion!
The Best BB
I love the Mineral BB cream..Having very dry skin, scars and blemishes, along with large pores and redness, guess about all the bad you could have.
Of course old age also..I am so thrilled to finally
Have a foundation that covers and leaves my face with a nice glow not dry looking and is kind to my face..I do use a concealer and found today that I used my night cream letting it dry then Smooth Affair before applying the BB ..it looks great..I ordered the 7 it is a little light so I will be ordering the 9.. With that said I used a bronzer with the 7 it worked fine ..I will mix the 2 shades together...I was worried about the product having yellow tones as I have to use a foundation with pink...it is not a problem if it were I would be sending it back for I look horrible with a foundation that has the yellow..I love the BB thanks Jane your the best..I think you have to use good skin care products on your face also..I use Just Natural Organic..
Try the Smooth Affair it's fabulous..
I used my fingers to apply BB foundation a little goes a long way...if you find it's not applying well for you then after you can use some smooth affair just pat it on over the BB..let it set and use the hydration spray..I place a small amount of the smooth affair on my palms rubbing it onto my fingers then just use my whole hand to pat my face works like a charm..
I purchased the BB5 at my local spa, and though I was color tested, it was too light, so I came online and read the reviews about the shades. Many have issue with the difference between 5 and 7, but I took my chances and ordered the 7. Just got it, and it's the perfect shade! I'm keeping the 5, as I know I get a lot paler during the winter months, and I figure it'll be perfect for then. As for all the talk about huge differences between shades, yes, 7 is darker (not yellower), but it's not a drastic difference. It's just enough :)
I love the feel of the cream, and that you don't need very much of it at all to cover your entire face. It gives my skin a nice glow and makes it very soft. I have noticed its a lot easier to apply right after I put on moisturizer, but that's not a big deal, I always put it on before my bb cream :) love that I'm putting on make up that truly benefits my skin :)
Ive always had a very difficult time with my complexion and this is the first foundation/BB cream that I have used that actually makes my complexion look fabulous. More specifically, it makes me look naturally beautiful. People actually question if I am even wearing anything on my skin because the coverage is so flawless. An additional perk is that it covers fully with such a minimal amount.
My daughter is a physician and carries JI in her office. She sent me this cream in bb7.At first I was apprehensive but gave it a try. I watched the video and it was perfect. I am hispanic and the color is alittle too light but the b8 is too dark. But if you use a small amount like they say...it works great and stays all day. Now I just use the moonglow over this instead of powder. I find that I get a little oily around my nose but I just use powder. You have to use a very small amount for the whole face!
My new favorite foundation for sensitive, combination skin
This lasts much longer on my combination skin than the PurePressed base, and provides more coverage/oil control than the Liquid Minerals. A rep at a Nordstrom spa showed me the trick: apply very LITTLE over well-moisturized skin to get medium coverage with no cakiness. I apply over a separate sunscreen + primer and set with loose powder. I still blot and powder my T-zone, but not that often. After 8 hours, I apply Beyond Matte all over + more blush to maintain a polished look. Could you make a BB4? I'm in between shades and must apply BB3 to neck and chest to get a perfect match.
These are great tips for application and thank you for sharing! If you find you're in between shades, feel free to use a little bronzer or a darker shade powder on top.
I was a little nervous when I got this because it was such high coverage but when I applied it with my beauty blender it was perfect very natural and glowing. The only problem is the color 5 is extremely light and almost makes my face look white, wish I had gotten number 7 but when I take it off at night my skin feel softer than before I put it on which I find to be pretty amazing since no other product I've tried has done that.
Glow is right!
This product is dense so very little needed. Ask for help with coloring that is key. I used both BB5 matches my face perfect and BB7 for summer look. I'm in my forties any people at work think I've had work done to my face cause I look so much better now.
I found IT
It is hard to find good coverage foundations from the line of more natural, cruelty free and better cosmetics. I bought this for the ingredients and the good reviews.
A pea sized amount covers the WHOLE face. Including RED acne. The BB5 is DEAD ON perfect for my light yellow based, even skin tone. It has no pink, which is great! It doesn't make you look like you're suffering from a liver disease, either. With the smooth affair, it lasts THE WHOLE DAY, and with some finishing powder you can eliminate any dewyness that might bother you. Mixed with a water based moisturiser (or even face oil, like jojoba oil) you can make it lighter and easier to blend. It also comes in a 50ml tube you can squeeze, you need so little of it and can use every single drop of it so I think this really is a bang for your buck!!! I will buy this for the rest of my life provided it is available. Jane, NEVER stop making this, even though BB creams might go out of fashion!!!!! :)
I really love the finish with this. I think that rather than being full coverage, it's more of a buildable coverage and that's great! Feels nice on and stays all day. I'm out riding behind my husband on our motorcycle in all types of weather, and BB Cream always looks nice and unlike other lines of foundation, this stays put until I remove it!
This product would be great, but mine must have a defect. Every other time I use the BB cream, I'm smearing some unidentifiable black streaks across my face. At first I thought it was me or something on my hand, but it only happens when I'm using this product. I like it so much that I try to work around it, but I want to know what this black grease-like substance is in my make-up. Too expensive for the mystery and inconvenience...
Oh dear, we’re sorry about this! We did have a small production mishap and it sounds like you received one of the tubes that were affected. We’d like to send you a replacement right away and if you’re interested, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I was introduced to product at the MedSpa that I visit. I love everything about it, texture, ease of application (I use a primer beneath) and overall look. I would like to purchase more on line but haven't been able to locate the name of the color on the tube. Can you please let me know where I would find it so I can reorder? Thank you!
We're so glad you love Glow Time! To find your shade that you're currently using, please turn the product over and at the bottom, you'll see that the shade is printed in black. We hope this helps and if you continue to have difficulties, feel free to contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com.
What a beautiful product! So easy to apply ~ smooth and nearly flawless ~ and, while I've never aspired to look younger than I am (45), I'm always willing to look better! This BB cream leaves my skin look ing moisturized, soft and radiant. (Coming from someone who has dry, flaky, sensitive skin, that's saying a lot!) As with all JI cosmetics a little goes a long way and this cream stayed on all day ~ totally worth the price!
I wasn't sure what color to choose and vascillated between the BB5 and the BB7. I ended up ordering both because I wear Medium in the Dream Tint tinted moisturizer which appeared to be a bit darker than the BB5 and a bit lighter than the BB7. I'm so glad I did! I mixed the two shades and ended up with the perfect combination! Thank you JI!
Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Received a sample from my plastic surgeon's office after a Botox treatment. Was in a hurry to get somewhere, decided to use this product, literally ran out the door without paying that much attention, and only when I came home, happened to look in the mirror on my wall when walking past, and IT STOPPED ME! I was AMAZED at how pretty my skin looked - I am almost 56 years old, and quite frankly, I never had this experience with a foundation - if the coverage was full, it looked too thick and made up, yet tinted moisturizers did not cover enough. This is worth every penny - I did lightly brush a translucent mineral powder over it, but HOURS LATER to still have this satin-y and dewy finish? WOW! Great job!
Can't Live Without
I know there have been a few unhappy reviews over this product and I wanted to submit my own review of this product. I have tried alot of BB creams out there. Perhaps I got sweept away in the fanfare of the BB cream craze. I wanted a foundation that was good for my skin and covered some mild rosacea. I didn't find a BB cream that I was in love with. When Jane came out with her own, I was able to get a sample of it and gave it a whirl. At first I thought it was really thick and heavy. I left it on my skin thinking my skin wasn't going to like the heaviness and my drier parts would respond negatively. I really have to wear it throughout the day to see the real affects. Within just a short few minutes it had melted into my skin and became like a second skin. And the glow... wow... the glow. My skin just looked bright and natural. And yes like other reviews stated, you only need a small amount. I put dots of the product on my forehead, cheeks, and chin. I also use my fingers and foundation brush to apply. I have also found that having a great moisturizer underneath makes a difference. I also wear the "Smooth Affair" which I also love. A little product goes a long way. It stays on all day and my skin looks even better when I take it off. Jane's products are skincare makeup. I love this product and I hope Jane continues to make it for the people who love it and can't live without it.
Hard to apply
I am a big Jane Iredale fan and I was very hopefull about this product, but I've found that it is very difficult to apply. I've tried several different ways and it's still disappointing, even when using a small amount (a little goes a long way). Also about four hours after applying it tends to settle in my smile lines, and look almost blotchy. I do however like the coverage and how well it conceals inperfections.
We'd like to help you with a few tips! Just as you mentioned, a little goes a very long way and only about the size of a very small pea is needed for a full face and neck application. For best results, make sure your skin is well moisturized and apply the BB Cream with your fingers in a tapping motion. This product shouldn't settle, however, our faces move throughout the day and smiles are a constant part of our lives, so if the product does move use your fingers to gently tap it out until it's well blended again. We hope these tips help!
The colors of this BB cream run very light. I have fair skin with redness and I purchased BB5. BB3 could also work, but has less yellow in it. I didn't like this product at first since it clung to dry spots and looked cakey. Your skin needs to be well exfoliated to have this look good. I found that 2 very smal dots patted onto my skin and than buffed gently with a brush is the best way to apply this product. Than this product looks how it is described and not cakey at all. I was looking for something I could apply quickly even without a mirror, however this is not it. But once I learned how to apply it I think it looks nice.
The best foundation I have ever used!
I am not really one to "jump on the bandwagon" when it comes to trends, but I am a Jane Iredale fan and when they came out with a BB cream I decided to try it as just using my powder in the hot months of summer wasn't cutting it anymore. All I can say is wow. It takes a VERY small amount for coverage and with just a little dusting of powder on top you have a flawless finish that looks incredibly natural and not at all cakey. I also love that it doubles as a sunscreen. I tried it with the primer and found that it actually works better for my skin without the primer. This is in my opinion one of the best products out there. Give it a try!!
Color on the rainbow - BB1 to BB11 ?
Hi, I would like to purchase "Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream", but there are BB1 BB3 BB5 BB7 BB9 and BB11. I have yellow skin tone but I prefer lighter color. Can you advise which color is best for me or send me some samples so I can try it out? Thanks!
We understand it can be overwhelming choosing a shade, especially when there are so many options! Our Personal Shoppers will be happy to help you find your shade. You can contact them at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
I bought this BB cream at the beginning of 2013 in a hunt for the perfect BB cream. I had tried so many but thought I should try just one more--the Glow Time BB Cream. I absolutely love this products and it's versatility. It's amazing on its own, or if I'm wanting a bit lighter coverage, I mix equal parts with my moisturizer or SPF--it's just a lovely product! But the problem is, my mom sneakily confiscated mine after I let her try it! Now we're both absolutely hooked. Thank you for such a nice product that introduced me (and my family) to your amazing line of makeup!
I don't write reviews but this stuff is excellent. It's extremely concentrated as advertised so only a tiny amount is necessary. I've used all Jane Iredale's foundations and I like this the best. I'm mid-50's, have aging, acne-prone(still!), oily, dehydrated(go figure),large-pored skin and this addresses all my issues. It gives the coverage I need without looking caked on. I love the liquid mineral foundation but this has sunscreen and offers more coverage which is a better fit for daily use. I mix it with the primer on my hand allowing sheerer coverage and easier application and buff it out with a brush in those areas that get too much product. It does have a "glowy" finish which I avoid having oily skin so I touch up with a light finishing powder throughout the day making it slightly more matte and lasting. Great product, can't recommend too highly. The only reason I gave it a 4 is that there are two few shades.
Can't live without it!
This bb cream is what gave me confidence to wear makeup again. I had lost faith in makeup. I am fairly pale and I am able to wear bb1,bb3,and bb5. It gives me a glow and covers so well. I can wear it alone but when applied over the glow time primer it is beyond what I ever expected. its worth every penny.
I love the smell and the experience of putting this on is something I look forward to doing each and everyday.
Thanks, Jane Iredale
Best BB cream ever!
I am 47 and have tried so many foundation products you would not believe. I have melasma and have been looking for something that will give me a natural look and also ample coverage for my brown spots. The product fits the bill perfectly. A little product goes a long way and for a full coverage product you do not look too cakey after application (but again don't use too much!) It will give you a dewy and bright finish. I also love Jane Iredale products because they are all natural. Thanks Jane!
I recently purchased the CC cream in BB7. I have used the color Latte in the past, and the BB7 is what I was told was a good match where I purchased it. The BB7 is too light and would like to know what you would consider the best match to the Latte in the BB cream. Thank you!
I am disappointed because I dont believe I am going to be able to exchange it after just one use.
Since you wear Latte, we recommend either BB7 or BB9. If BB7 is just a touch too light, try adding a little bronzer or Latte powder on top or another option is to jump up to BB9. Our Personal Shoppers can help you with an exchange, and you can reach them at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com.
Hi. I have only used Glow Time in BB3 once as I purchased the wrong shade. It is a shade too light and quite pink (BB3) for my skin tone. I really want to be able to use this product. The problem is, as I live in Japan and so I could not buy this cream from your website. The buyer I purchased it from is not able to exchange it. Are you able to help, please?
We're sorry you're having trouble exchanging your BB Cream for the correct shade! We have a distributer in Japan that will be happy to help you. You can contact them at 81 3-6419-7388 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
worst BB cream
I usually like Jane Iredale's products, but not this one. If I could have given it no stars I would have. Like a couple other reviewers, I felt the same way about the shades and that it felt like I was putting concrete on my face. It didn't go on smooth at all and I WAS using my fingers. It's way too thick. I've used other BB creams, but this is by far the worst. Even with the high price, I got rid of it.
We’re sorry Glow Time wasn’t a good fit for you! We have alternative liquid foundations like Dream Tint and Liquid Minerals that you may enjoy more. If you’d like to exchange Glow Time for another product, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com.
Love it but color is way off
I love the makeup but my local Nordstrom didn't have the product to color match me. JI.com sent me a sample of BB7 but it is WAY too pink/dark for me. I don't have the time or patience to try to find a local store that can color match me. Is there a sample kit that can be sent? I normally wear Golden Glow in winter, Latte in summer.
We're sorry BB7 wasn't a match! We understand time is valuable, so we'd be happy to send you another batch of samples that may work better. If you're interested, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the first review I've ever done, but felt I had to write one to express my extreme disappointment with this product. I purchased it on 5 April in England, UK, really excited to try it as it hasn't been out long in the UK, and applied it exactly as in the video, (after cleansing and moisturising). It was very thick - didn't spread so VERY difficult to blend and it clung to all the pores and emphasised them! So, I then tried it with a primer first then small dabs of Glow Time on top, but it made no difference to the overall effect. The result was awful. I found the product drying and the overall effect on me was aging. It wasn't luminous or velvety at all. I put some Purepressed base on top - an amazing product - but I just looked old and caked with make-up. Couldn't wait to remove it all. A complete waste of money. I love the fact that the products are free of parabens etc and have been using Purepressed base for several years, but this BB Cream is a disappointment to say the least.
We're so sorry about your disappointment! It's wonderful you played around with different application techniques and this just may not be the product for you. If you'd like to combine your PurePressed Base with a liquid foundation, you may like Liquid Minerals or Dream Tint! Please feel free to contact our distributer in the UK to inquire about an exchange. You can reach them at +44 (0)208 450 7111 or email@example.com.
I have to thank Jane Iredale for this bb cream. There are many of us out here that adore this formulation and for good reason. The description given for this bb cream is accurate so it should be hard to be disappointed when getting it. I think the problem is that society is so used to things that are bad for our skin that when someone brings us something good for us it goes unappreciated. If you are not getting optimal results it may be because of the extra nasty stuff that your using on your face. I'm replacing all my other products with Jane Iredale ones. I know this makeup isn't cheap but at the same time you aren't supposed to use a lot and it will last a very long time. I suffer from very dark circles, dark spots, dry patchy skin, oily t zone, and most makeups make me look older than i am. This makeup is my Holly Grail. I only hope that I can buy this product for the rest of my life. I love the luminous healthy look it gives my skin and I have confidence in myself.
I unknowingly bought this product in the wrong color and accidentally bought two tubes. So now I am stuck with a product that clogs the pores on my nose and is to dark and cannot return the unused product! How do you choose the correct color online? Can I return the products? I want to try the CC cream but am afraid and very apprehensive... will be stuck with another expensive product that may or may not be the correct color.
Our Personal Shoppers can help you find your match, discuss Dream Tint CC Cream and help you with a return! You can reach them at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Also please know that Glow Time, like our other products, have been formulated and tested to be non-comedogenic.
face discoloration, bleach-looking spots
My cousin used this on my face recently and I was amazed how great it was. I have large bleach looking spots on my face and I am wondering if this is used as a concealer or after a concealer is used? I don't used make-up so I'm very clueless. Any input would be great, many thanks
That was so nice of your cousin to share! Glow Time can absolutely be used solely as a concealer or it can be applied all over as a full coverage foundation. If you're unsure about the application, please feel free to call us for advice or click on the video tab next to the Glow Time on our website. We'd also have samples so if you'd like to give it another try, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com
I received a small sample where get facials and love it! The only problem was that the bb7 gave me a yellow tone. I am relatively lighter tone with a red undertones. I normally have to buy lighter makeup. I would like to purchase but don't know what to buy. Need help!
We're glad you love it! Our Personal Shoppers will be happy to help you decide. Please feel free to contact them at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Best bb cream
This bb cream is the best and one of the first purchases I made from the line and it's improved my whole face. It's definitely full coverage and it's supposed to be that way. It's not your drug store bb cream. This stuff can be layered up to cover better than a concealer. A tip though if you layer it to cover a lot and it feels heavy or you feel a little bit Caky just get the jane iredale d2o hydrating spray. It combats that Caky look and plumps wrinkles. Its for setting makeup and does work for that too. I have never actually looked caky using this though. i have trouble with every foundation in the past making me look older but this stuff never does that. My skin no longer goes through bad breakouts and the more I wear this the more my skin improves. It's never looked so good. I feel guilty putting other makeup on my face when I'm wearing this because I know it's bad and its reversing all the progress I've made so far. Xoxo
now I regret...
At first I really loved this.
My hubby loved it. When I tried it at the shop with the help of makeup artist. But now I find it is pretty difficult to wear it naturally. I tried it with my finger, foundation brush. But it gave me unnatural look.
I am full time mom and I thought this simple one would help me a lot. But it turned out wrong. It is pretty expensive and hard to get the natural look. Maybe I should buy your powder foundation, not this one. I regret my choice now. But the color no.7 is perfect for my californian sunkissed tone.
Oh I love your non animal test policy, too.
We'd like to share a few tips that we think will improve your experience! Since Glow Time BB Cream is so highly pigmented, a little goes a long way. Try using the size of a small pea or even less for the entire face. If you'd like to get more of a natural look with Glow Time, you can mix it with your daily moisturizer or Smooth Affair Primer. One of our Personal Shoppers found that by using a Hydration Spray before the application of BB Cream, you'll be able to control the amount of coverage you'd like. Of course, if this isn't the product for you, we can help you find an alternative that you and your hubby will love! Please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or email@example.com with any questions.
I love this cream. I first purchased BB5 but it was too light for me so now I use BB7 and sometimes mix the two. I can't believe how great it looks on my skin. My skin looks like it is glowing, I feel that the recommended amount is too much, and I need very little.
My face is atrocious--acne, scarring, t-zone...it goes on and on. I need full coverage, but unfortunately most full coverage foundations have ingredients that make my acne worse. This stuff is a life saver! My acne has reduced drastically since I switched over to this. The coverage is just as flawless as the studio makeup I was using prior, plus it gives me a nice subtle glow.
I agree with some of the reviews that thus formula is thick/ concentrated and somewhat drying, but if it is used/mixed with the JI primer, it is very manageable and goes on smoothly. The primer makes a big difference with the ease of use if this product! The primer also allows very little of the BB cream needing to be used. I almost used more primer than BB cream. The primer helps diminish pores. So I would recommend the primer as a necessity when buying the BB cream .
I recently bought the bb cream and am so disappointed with it. I got this in bb 9 as bb 11 was way too dark for me. But it just makes me look totally grey :( such a waste of money
Although Glow Time self adjusts over time, if you’re finding that neither BB9 or BB11 work alone, you can always mix the two to make a custom shade. If this doesn’t work or you find that BB Cream just isn’t the product for you, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange a return or exchange.
Took time getting used to....
Through days of trial and error with the application I finally understand how this works. At first I thought omg so thick, Cakey, gross! Everyday I tried a little less, then used literally a pea sized amount for whole and used a brush to blend it in, finally the look was achieved. My sun spots are covered ( which was my goal), and no breakouts (knock on wood). So you really need patience with this product but it delivers what it advertises, full coverage and glow.
Loved at first
I bought this bb cream and have been using it for over a week and at first I loved it but now I notice that my face looks REALLY shiny a couple of hours after applying it. I can't figure out why... I have replaced my morning moisturizer with this so I am not using anything underneath and the only thing that I am using over it is bronzing powder. Can you recommend what I should do?
We recommend combining Glow Time with a matte finishing powder like PureMatte or Amazing Matte. By using one of these translucent powders, you will reduce shine and control oil.
Glow time foundation does just that...makes your skin glow! I've had several people compliment my skin since I started wearing it and that never happened before. It covers flaws and smooths your complexion beautifully. I have light medium complexion and found that if I mix BB5 and little BB7, it's the perfect shade. Also, I've found that application is easy if I dot it on my forehead, cheeks, nose and chin and then use the blending brush to spread it out. Very pleased with this product - - especially since it has sunscreen. Great job, JI!
Beautiful Coverage but Color Matched Incorrectly
I purchased this BB cream at a local spa where the girl working there color matched me. The lighting was poor and she only put it on a small portion of my face. When I applied it at home, it was too light on my skin. The spa does not allow returns or exchanges. Ugh! Other than the color issue, the product is great.
Proper lighting is key for a successful color match, and we're sorry about your mismatch! We'd be happy to arrange an exchange for the correct shade either through shop.janeiredale.com or your local retail location. We'll contact you privately to help you out!
Flawless Full Coverage
Flawless Full coverage, yes I said full coverage, so if you bought this thinking sheer and natural, you didn't read about the product first.
This is fabulous for us gals with broken capillaries, acne, scars, and any other ruddy reddish or purplish flaw on the skin that needs to be really covered. You can make a totally clear slate with this foundation and then sculpt in the blush, the contouring if you want, and the eyes and lips to create the face you wish you really had!! Love this! I am super oily and I finish with the Beyond Matte translucent powder and and while I still have a luminescent sheen over my face from this JI make-up, it is healthy & glowy looking, not oily or dark and shiny. It keeps all my redness(flaws)covered all day , but I do touch up the oily bleed thorough that happens after several hours again with the Beyond Matte powder. Part of having oily skin....When I finally wash it off, I am shocked to see what I hid all day! Highly recommend for those needing to make a healthy blank canvas and go from there.
Unsure of Color Choice
I received my order of this yesterday and really like the texture and finish this product provides. I have used Jane's amazing loose base for years and I use Bisque. I ordered BB1 (as LovelySkin.com said that one was similar to Bisque) but it seems a bit chalky and too pink. My skin has more yellow undertones as does my loose base in Bisque. I want to exchange it, but I'm not sure which one I should get. Can you help me chose the right color?
We're glad you're happy with Glow Time! Bisque usually matches up well with BB1, and if you find BB1 looks chalky, we recommend trying BB3, which will be a little more golden and be a touch deeper. Let us know how it works!
Aluminum Hydroxide - Alzheimer’s
I am very surprised to see Aluminum Hydroxide as one of the ingredients. Some studies have shown that aluminum is linked to degenerative brain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. I really wanted to try the Mineral BB Cream but knowing that is has aluminum is a big concern.
We applaud you for asking this important question and are glad you're paying attention to the ingredients in your products! Aluminum Hydroxide is a specific form of aluminum that is found in nature and has been intensely researched for its safety and efficacy. This research was conducted by the FDA and other certification organizations, which resulted in Aluminum Hydroxide being universally recognized as safe and acceptable in natural cosmetic products. We hope this helps you feel more confident about your decision.
LOVE this BB cream
I picked up the whole box set which includes: Smooth Affair Facial Primer & Brightener, GlowTime Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream and then 5 smaller BB creams in different shades to test out.
The BB cream is THICK! The first time I used it I applied the same amount on my foundation brush as I did with my other liquid foundation. (Pea sized) WAYYYYY too much. A teeny bit goes a very long way and it covers so well.
I did notice that it does not look very well in the under eye area. It looks a bit clumpy and looks very noticeable. Each time I use it now I apply even less than half a pea sized drop, and I never put it under my eyes. I use a foundation with one drop of Jojoba oil, then the brightener and then the BB cream. Gives a flawless and even cover. It's AMAZING. I also love that it doesn't clog my pores, and it doesn't break me out. I've tried authentic Korean BB creams and they broke me out something horrible.
For reference I have oily/acne prone skin. I don't feel I have anything on my face, and it doesn't transfer the way liquid foundations do. Love it!
I received a sample of the BB5 and I loved it!! My only complaint was that it gave me a little orange tone but the shade otherwise would be perfect. I haven't purchased one just because of that...
We’re glad you loved BB Cream! May we ask if you had a chance to wear BB5 for a little while? The reason we ask is that over time the minerals work with your individual skin tone and will self adjust. If you find it isn’t adjusting enough to match, try BB3 since BB5 might be slightly too dark for you. We hope this helps!
Great product but not sure about color choices
I received a sample of #5, and I absolutely love the product itself, great coverage yet natural looking. However, the shade doesn't work for me. It's a tad too light and too yellow. I wanted to try #7 but from what I'm reading it's just even more yellow. Does anyone have any input on which shade might work?
We're glad you fell in love! We've talked to other shoppers with a similar experience and found that mixing BB5 with BB7 works well. If you'd prefer to use one shade, try using BB5 and touching up with a dusting of bronzer on top. All BB Cream shades have yellow undertones since they're formulated to match many different skin tones, and an added bonus to the unique formula is that it will self adjust to your skin tone over time!
to good to be true ?
i've been looking every where for a full coverage BB cream that looks more natural and last all day long ; reading theese reveiws and searching this product really makes me think this could be the right BB cream for me ! ( finally ) ... but im not sure about what color i should be using & would really like to test this product out to see if it works for my skin type & lasts as long as i need it to ; so with that being said , is there any way i could get samples of the more fair colors before buying this product ?
We're excited you'd like to try Glow Time BB Cream and are so glad our shoppers' reviews have been helpful! Your best bet to find the right shade is to get color-matched and try Glow Time on in a location. Please use this link to find one near you https://janeiredale.com/us/en/where-to-shop.htm. If this is not convenient for you, our lovely Personal Shoppers are also available to advise you and provide a sample. Please contact them at 877-869-9429 or email@example.com.
There isn't better out there!
This is the best stuff I have ever used and I have oily/combo skin so ladies if you have oily skin this is for you!! I have always had this issue with other foundations or BB creams making my face looks GROSS and a lot of the time more oily. This one goes on FLAWLESS it really gives you that flawless even skin look and it feels so light. Then as the day goes on and my face gets a bit oily (and I mean normal oily not crazy oily, this product does not make my face even more oily) it doesn't look oily. This product doesn't make my face look horrible and gross when my oily appears it gives me a glow that I have had ladies compliment me on! Its a must buy. I used to envy those ladies who would have a bright glowing flawless face well with this stuff my oily combo and sometimes red face looks like that!
I just bought this bb cream..my first ji product purchase and I'm already in love.. Ji will be seeing a lot more of me and my money!! Acne scars and hyperpigmentation are covered.. Love this!!!! ❤
Great formula for dry skin
Very moisturizing with great coverage (comparable to other med/ful coverage BB creams). It ended up being too heavy for me, and I switched to the Liquid Minerals, but I still think the formula would be amazing for the right skin type. However, there reaaaaalllly needs to be a #6. I've read other reviews and I agree with this. The #5 is too light and the #7 way too yellow. Even when I tried various degrees of mixing them together I couldn't get the right shade (Amber in the Liquid Minerals is perfect).
I purchased this at a store last fall, during a new store opening event. I used it for a while, but the tube is still in the cabinet. I found it too thick, difficult to spread and not at all the finish I was hoping for. I've tried some other Jane Iredale products and have been pleased, but this was a waste.
We are so sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our Glow Time. You’re right, this is our foundation with the fullest coverage. If you are looking for something that has sheer coverage, SPF and skin care benefits, Dream Tint might be just what you have been looking for! We would love to offer you a replacement or exchange and will be contacting you privately.
I have been using Jane Iredale for about 5 years now and I am in love with all of the wonderful products! BB Cream is one product in particular that I have only been using for a few months but I absolutely love it, it works so well. However, I finished my first BB Cream so I bought a new one, but it seems to smell different. It smells much more fruity and full of fragrance like than it did before and now causes my skin to break out. I was wondering if maybe the ingredients were changed? And if so, why?
We have not changed the ingredients in our Glow Time, but we would love to offer you an exchange and set you up with a new bottle to see if it resolves the issue, we will get in touch with you directly to set this up for you!
Finding Right Color
I absolutely love Jane Iredale makeup. I have only used the sample kit medium and love the colors although I'm not sure the foundations are right for me. I want to try the Glow Time Full Coverage BB Cream because I am a huge fan of liquid makeup vs powder. Although I do add power after for finishing and love the look. I am warm with yellow undertones and have redness on the cheeks and chin that I want covered. I have read the great reviews about coverage and staying power and I want that for myself. What color would you suggest for me please?
Our sample kit in Medium contains the foundation colors Natural and Radiant, we think a good color for you would be BB 5. We would love to send you a sample of this shade to see how it works for you, we will be in touch privately to set something up!
glow time bb cream
i love jane iredale products
but for e this is a no no. really thick and a nightmare to put on.i try mixing with moisturiser and other ways to see if it goes on any better but nothing has worked. pity as i was going a cruise and thought it would be ideal.
i,m sorry but is only good for the bin .
Why is my review for magic mitt posted but the review for glow time is still not up? Not good from a trust standpoint.
When we receive reviews that raise concerns or have questions, we like to take the time to provide you with the best information or resolution possible, that's why sometimes it takes a bit longer. Right now we are speaking with one of our educators about your Glow Time issue, and we will be responding very soon. Thank you for all of your reviews!
First, Jane Iredale products are amazing. I have been using them for years and they are top quality products with good ingredients for the skin. I tried the BB cream. The #7 color is too light, but the #9 looks too dark. I think there might be a huge jump in colors between 7 & 9. I used to use the dream tint but had the same problem, the medium was too light. Wondering if anyone knows how much darker the 9 in the BB cream is then the 7, or I might be better off going with the dream tint medium/dark? The product itself is awesome. I like the full coverage and prefer to wear it lightly. It gives a natural, flawless look. I think all the Jane Iredale products are wonderful and will continue to purchase!
Thank you for your kind words! BB9 is going to be a full shade darker than BB7 and is comparable to Medium Dark Dream Tint. If you find you’re right in between, we recommend using the lighter shade with a bronzer or mix the two which will make them last twice as long!
Not sure about my shade
I am really wanting to try this BB cream due to my problems with red spots left over from acne and harsh chemicals. I don't know what shade would be best for my skin tone though. I am very fair with pinkish undertones. Yet I have a bit of a light olive undertone as well.
We’re excited you’re interested in trying Glow Time! It sounds like you may be BB1 or BB3. Please feel free to contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these shades.
review & question
Let me start by saying I am new to Jane Iredale makeup. My main concerns are sun damage & acne scarring to cover up, but I HATE the look of caked on makeup. So i am like a lot of people I am sure & want fawless skin without looking like I am wearing anything LOL. So I am looking for my wedding make-up aka something that will last all day without oxidizing & looking poopie after a couple hrs. I called customer service & requested a sample of the pressed base & the rep mentioned maybe trying this BB cream. I am VERY glad she did!! I only tried it once but so far love it! Holy full coverage is right! I was curious if anyone has feed back for me or suggestions on this.. I read somewhere to stay away from spf products on your wedding day bc they will show white in some lights, also do you think this would last for hours I wish it to on that day in June weather? I tried today to put some pressed base over it but I think I hada heavy hand and it was a bit much. Do you think the bb cream alone for a wedding is "not enough"?? any other products you would recommend? Thank you!!!
Thank you so much for coming to us with these questions! We have never experienced this "whiteness" under lights with our SPF products, in fact, our makeup is specially formulated to work well under lights for film and photography purposes.
However, we do highly recommend that you get professionally color matched before your wedding to ensure you are wearing the correct shade of BB Cream and PurePressed Base. We will be contacting you directly to help you find a location and provide a few tips for application!
Jury is still out
This is my first Jane Iredale product and first bb cream. It goes on pretty dry even after moisturizing and even on top of my primer. Any dry patches and pores on my nose were accentuated. It works best for me after I moisturize then mix with additional moisturizer and apply with a beauty blender. The bb7 color matches my skin tone very well. I am south Asian. I will finish out this tube and decide how I feel after trying another option. Not sure it is the best for dry skin.
Welcome to jane iredale! Glow Time is great for all skin types and includes ingredients, like Sunflower Seed Oil, that are moisturizing and soothing to the skin. It’s tempting to apply Glow Time like a moisturizer, but it’s best to tap it onto the skin with your fingers. By using your fingers for the application, it warms the product, making it more emollient and will prevent it from looking heavy or accentuating pores. The other key to minimizing pores is to use a very small amount; only 4 dots the size of a “BB” are needed for a full application. We hope these tips help!
So far I absolutely love this product. The coverage is great and depending on how you apply it you can create many different looks (I prefer to apply with the blending brush.) What I'm not sure about is if this product is causing my skin to break out and hopefully this is not the case because it's the absolute best product I've used when it comes to evening out skin tone and concealing imperfections!
not for me
I recently got a facial and the esthetician recommended Jane Iredale makeup, so I went to the nearest beauty supply store to buy it (this woman did wonders for my skin and her skin was gorgeous so I was ready to do anything she said!). The person at the store recommended this BB product, and I've used it for the last 4 days and it just isn't working for me. I'm not sure if I'm applying it incorrectly but my skin looks and feels so dry and dull, which is ironic because my skin actually looks great without makeup. I've tried mixing it with primer and mixing it with moisturizer (per one of the other reviews) and it's just not working for me- my skin looks terrible. I think I should have gotten a different foundation product, but the store doesn't do returns or exchanges so it's back to my old foundation for now.
We are so sorry you had a disappointing first experience. Glow Time is our foundation with the most coverage. Since you have such gorgeous skin (lucky you!) perhaps you would prefer something more sheer, like our PurePressed Base or Dream Tint. We will contact you directly to arrange an exchange.
Best BB ever!!
I have tried Asian BB creams and also American BB creams. Jane Iredale's BB cream is amazing!! It has that thick consistency and covers very well. Be careful not to put too much. I mean, a 1/2 a pea size covers my face. That's how thick this product is. I really like this BB because, even though I like the Dream Tint and the corrector/concealer that comes with the starter kit, I can just use this BB cream to cover everything. Since this product is recommended to be used with the Smooth Affairs primer, I tried it with my current primer and I love the way it goes on. After I've finished my primer, I want to give it a go with the Smooth Affairs primer. I like apply my foundation with my fingers. For this BB, since it's so thick, I apply four dots (forehead, cheeks, chin) and tap it then smooth over then tap it in some more to make sure it's blended well. Although I love the coverage, I think there needs to be a color between the BB5 and BB7. The BB5 is too light for me and BB7 is a tad bit dark. I have settled for the BB7 since it gives me a warmth that I like. I don't use any blush with it because it gives me that much color. I like it but I'd love it better if I had a BB5.5 or BB6 or something like that, that'll match my color better. However, with careful application, the BB7 works for me for now. This stuff is full coverage!!
I received this BB7 today and tried it-not happy> It is very yellow, pores stand out, and it seems very dry. I look and think it looks blotchy. I used a little Bronzer and it helped some.
Glow Time is our fullest coverage foundation and a very little bit goes a long way. We always recommend applying your makeup to clean and moisturized skin. Start by putting 4 dots the size of a “BB” (no pun intended!) on your hand. Use the fingers to apply one to each cheek, forehead, and center of your face. Blend out with your fingers or a flocked sponge. If this still doesn't work for you, please e-mail our Personal Shoppers at email@example.com or call us at 877-869-9420 for an exchange.
A bit heavy
I like the look of this MU, but may have ordered a tint color a wee bit too light. I ordered the #7 color. Thinking about trying the Dream Tint because it is lighter but can't tell which tint color is bit darker than the Glow Time #7 tint color. Would appreciate if there is anyone out there that can help me.
The Dream Tint color that would be a wee bit darker than the Glow Time #7 is the Medium-Dark. I will contact you privately to see if you need to set up an exchange to get the correct color of Glow Time or Dream Tint!
Update to Previous Review
I had previously reviewed this product as being particularly drying given the fact that it is supposed to be a moisturizing all-in-one type product. A rep recommended using the Smooth Affairs with the BB Cream, and coupled with using a makeup brush instead of my fingertips, I truly love this product now, it is my everyday go to combo, providing good coverage while still looking natural. I have very very sensitive skin and with the Smooth Affairs this does not irritate my skin. Am very pleased now. I would highly recommend not applying with the fingertips though.
This make-up has great coverage, which is what I was looking for because I have acne prone skin. It also feels nice and does not break me out, which is great. The only issue that I am having is that it looks a little shiny and greasy quickly after application. Is there something I could do differently to prevent this from happening?
Thank you for your review! We would recommend following up your Glow Time application with a dusting of our PurePressed Base or Beyond Matte HD mattifying powder to help control shine. Another suggestion is to use blotting papers throughout the day to help control oil. We hope this will give you the finish you are looking for!
Glow Time Full Coverage
This BB Cream is AMAZING, DIVINE, and just plain DELICIOUS. When I use it like this it is flawless: Prep skin with a thin layer of moisturizer (love Luzern Cream Luxe) then take a half of lentil size of BB cream in the palm of hand and add some of your moisturizer or her primer and mix in your hand with your finger then take the #7 hour glass kabuki brush and lightly dab small amounts onto brush and work into skin. The skin looks flawless and looks like there is no
make-up on the skin. Add more BB cream for more coverage and go back and conceal in areas that need it it by using a light stippling motion on the skin. For an absolutely divine dewy look finish by using a peas size of her primer over the top by rubbing into the hands and pressing on the skin (do not rub). I find that when using the kabuki brush it gives an air brushed look that is absolutely flawless and is so much better than just using your fingers. If you ever feel you have used too much bb cream just add more primer or moisturizer with your kabuki brush and it will perfect it all over again.
the texture is not what I expected as a BB cream. The colour recommended by a representative is too light, & the texture cakes on the skin showing lines & pores.
Very disappointed considering the amount paid for the product. I tried using it sparingly and on spots, but still not happening.
Too heavy for mineral makeup
I've been devoted to Jane Iredale for years. Living in a coastal environment, I love how light it is on your skin while providing great coverage. I was so excited to learn there was a BB Cream, but am disappointed to have spent so much money on it. It's thick and cakey and feels like paste on your skin. If I needed heavy makeup coverage it would work well, but that's not what I understood BB Cream to be.
We are so sorry to hear that you are unhappy with our Glow Time. You’re right, this is our foundation with the fullest coverage. If you are looking for something that has sheer coverage, SPF and skin care benefits, Dream Tint might be just what you have been looking for! We will be in touch to help you set up a replacement or exchange for your Glow Time.
BEST FOUNDATION EVER
I love, love, LOVE this product. The shade I chose matches my skin tone perfectly and it hides my imperfections (and dark under eye circles) without looking heavy or cakey. WOW! A little goes an incredibly long way. AMAZING!
I am blown away by this BB cream. I have a large port wine stain on my face in bright red. It covered it completely with little effort and did not look like I had a ton of make up on. I used it with the Smooth Affair primer since I also have scarring from prior laser surgeries on the birthmark.
True test- I did a complete cardio workout and weight lifting session after the application. This all natural makeup did not come off. I'm thrilled. A must have for coverage that feels like you are wearing nothing.
not sure about this one yet
Definitely the first bb cream I've purchased yet that didn't make me break out. I have light skin and the bb3 was a close match although a bit ashy. 5 is too dark. Not sure about the coverage though. I think it actually makes my pores on the front of my face (sides of my nose) look a bit bigger. I haven't tried the new primer yet underneath. That might make it better. I use dream tint (medium light) then another pore minimizer in spot areas, then the glow time. I wish they had sample sizes of this product.
Fabulous & Healing
An esthetician friend of mine recommended this BB Cream to me for acne coverage. I started using it about a month ago, and it actually calms my skin throughout the day. I get great coverage, and I normally can't stand wearing liquid foundations, but this cream is so light. I even wear it on the days when I'm not going out because of the calming effects it has on my skin. Love it! (I use it in combination with Disappear, which I'm loving, too).
Well done Jane Iredale! I have tried so many BB creams and foundations and they just didn't do it for my overly sensitive skin. Glow Time covers just like a full coverage foundation but minus all the awful fillers and chemicals they contain.
I am very satisfied with this product and hope they never discontinue it. I plan on spreading the word about it to all of my friends and family.
We just received the testers for the Glow Time at our office and I LOVE this product! I am someone who usually wears the liquid minerals so I am used to a lighter coverage but I love the look of this as well! I really did feel like I had a "bit of a glow" to my skin. Thanks Jane for another awesome product that I didn't even know I needed!
I have started using Smooth Affair & Glow time .I think it looks great and flawless
I bought this and am quite pleased! I have tried several of the traditional Korean bb creams. All of them have been nice but not great for oily skin as they break me out. the only one I've found aside from this one that I liked was the Rachel k cc cream but it does not provide much coverage. This bb cream is medium to full coverage as they claim. I've tried using brushes, sponges and my fingers. I suggest using a small amount and use you fingers to apply otherwise it can get a little cakey. Overall a nice product as usual Jane iredale, keep up the great work!