PurePressed Base SPF 20 Refill

PurePressed® Base SPF 20 Refill

The look is sheer and semi-matte. The feel is weightless. Trust our mineral foundation to look like your skin, only better.

The Look sheer and semi-matte The Feel weightless
  • Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 20 and UVA P++ protection that is water resistant for up to 40 minutes.
  • Provides a foundation, concealer, sunscreen and active skin care benefits all in one.

Purepressed Base U.S. - Refill - All Shades Except Latte
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 14%, Zinc Oxide 3%. Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Plankton Extract, Algae Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)]

Purepressed Base U.S. - Refill - Latte
Active Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide 14%, Zinc Oxide 3%. Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Stearic Acid, Plankton Extract, Algae Extract, Pinus Strobus (Pine) Bark Extract, Punica Granatum (Pomegranate) Extract. [+/- (May Contain) Iron Oxides (Ci 77489, Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499), Ultramarines (Ci 77007), Chromium Oxide Greens (Ci 77288)]

  • Swirl our Handi Brush around the cake. Use the side of the compact to tap off any excess minerals.
  • Begin application where you want the most coverage, using downward strokes. Then layer the minerals over the rest of your face and neck.
  • Apply Dream Tint or Absence Oil Control Primer to prime the skin and provide a perfectly smooth surface for the pressed minerals. Absence controls oil and can be used by all skin types as a primer and to prevent color change.
  • Use a lighter color in the center of the face and a darker one around the edges. This pulls the center of the face out and has the same flattering effect as highlighting.
  • After you’ve applied blush, without picking up more mineral foundation, use The Handi to blend everything together.
  • PurePressed® Base SPF 20 Refill
    None of these shades contain wheat
    All shades are vegan

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  • Light Beige Light Beige
  • Honey Bronze Honey Bronze
  • Warm Silk Warm Silk
  • Warm Sienna Warm Sienna
  • Natural Natural
  • Amber Amber
  • Bisque Bisque
  • Suntan Suntan
  • Satin Satin
  • Teakwood Teakwood
  • Latte Latte
  • Autumn Autumn
  • Caramel Caramel
  • Fawn Fawn
  • Maple Maple
  • Golden Glow Golden Glow
  • Ivory Ivory
  • Radiant Radiant
  • Riviera Riviera
  • Coffee Coffee
  • Mink Mink
  • Butternut Butternut
  • Chestnut Chestnut
  • Terra Terra


Average Rating 4.8 (33 Reviews)

Best foundation

I LOVE this foundation. I am just months away from being 50 and get compliments all the time on my skin! I attribute it to good skin care and great makeup. This is light to moderate coverage depending how you use it and it does not emphasize fine lines!

Love the text but need a lighter shade than IVory

Love the way the mineral foundation feels on my skin the only problem is that my skin color is lighter than IVORY.


I purchased this product and it crushed into pieces the second time I used it! Came highly recommended by my Dermatologist too !!!!

Our Response

We’re sorry this happened! We want to get a replacement out to you right away. If you’re interested, please contact our Personal Shoppers at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.

I love this product!!

I absolutely love this make up! everywhere I go people compliment my skin how pretty and smooth it is!

PurePressed in Latte

I have used Latte for a few years now and love it; however I have recent;y lightened my haircolor and it has changed my skin tone. Many years ago, when I was blonde, I used Honey Bronze, which I am currently using and it is not right either. I have gone from a dark natural auburn to a light caramel with red tones. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Our Response

It's great to hear you love PurePressed Base! If you’d like to provide a few details about your complexion our Personal Shoppers will be happy to help you find your new match. Please feel free to contact them at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.


I had used this product in the past, and received a refill as part of a gift package. To my dismay, it came completely crushed and unusable. I was very surprised on how easily this product crumbles despite its packaging. I now need to purchase another.

Our Response

This isn’t the way your product should arrive! Our Personal Shoppers will gladly help you with a replacement and you can contact them at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.


I love this foundation! It would be perfect if it didn't transfer quite so easily. I have been using golden glow, but as my summer tan fades I'm finding it a bit yellow on my skin. What would you recommend for a more neutral tone without going lighter or darker?

Our Response

We're glad you love it! We recommend Suntan which is a neutral medium shade. May we ask if you've tried one using your powder with a Hydration Spray? These sprays not only hydrate the skin, but also help the minerals "set" instantly and adhere to each other and your skin.

Tried Mirabella

Latte is invisible on my skin and looked fantastic! I recently have been out in the field for training for a month and got sun damage. As soon as I could, I went to a spa for a facial and matched IV W Mirabella pressed powder. Mirabella's foundation does not offer mineral sunscreen protection and the silicone in it makes me break out. My skin misses Jane Iredale but what shade would be a shade darker than Latte or comparable color to Mirabella's IV?

Our Response

We miss you too! A shade darker than Latte is Caramel or Butternut. Our Personal Shoppers can help you determine which one you should try and feel free to contact them at 877-869-9420 or personalshoppers@janeiredale.com.

Just Glowing

I tried Golden Glow and found it to be just the right shade to give me a little glow without being to much, a soft tan look was what I wanted. I normally don't tan my face and this did the trick. I will continue to use this color all summer. Please give it a try! It is wonderful!!

I wish you could tweak the ingredients

I realize that there are a number of satisfied customers with this product. I have also seen some like myself. Loving it, but breaking out when using it. Algae extract is considered an acne causing ingredient. Would it be possible to replace it or leave it out for a non-comedogenic version? I have loved this, but after discontinuing use, my skin has cleared significantly. I had always assumed your products were safe for acne prone users.

Our Response

We're happy to let you know that our products are completely safe for all skin types including acne prone skin and they're non-comedogenic! It sounds like you had a sensitivity and we're sorry to hear this. The algae extract in PurePressed Base and other products is included because of its amazing skin care benefits that nourish, soothe and protect all skin types, including acneic. Anyone can have a sensitivity to anything and again, we’re sorry this may be causing you a sensitivity. Thank you for sharing your experience with us!

Lovely Skin

I love the PurePressed Base in Riviera. The light feeling and coverage is absolutely amazing for my damaged skin. I would love to go a shade darker though. What would be the suggestion for this transition? Thank you!

Our Response

We’re glad you like PurePressed Base! If you’re looking for a shade darker, we recommend Caramel, and Coffee would be two shades darker. Enjoy!


I already knew I loved the product but had been ordering my refills from a different website. When I saw the price to be the same on this website, I decided to try it out. The makeup came very quickly and arrived in the most beautiful packaging. I adored the pink tissue paper and the dried lavender or some sort of flower that was attached via the company sticker. I was even more pleasantly surprised to find a note personally signed by my personal shopper. Jane Iredale displayed unsurpassed service and I will definitely exclusively shop here again. Thanks to my personal shopper Liz too!

Best Powder ever!

I've been using this powder for about 5 years and I absolutely love it! I have tried other cheaper powders to see if I could find something cheaper but still good, but none of them have as good of coverage and they dried out my skin too much. I haven't found anything as good as jane iredale. I ended up spending more on 3 different powders, none of which worked well. I have red skin and acne sometimes so people are confused when I say my skin is red because I am always wearing Jane Iredale and they can't even tell I'm wearing make-up. Even more than that, Jane Iredale helps calm my skin and protect it even more after applying sunscreen so that when I wash it off my skin seems to look better than it did at the beginning of the day. I also love liquid minerals :) Thanks so much!

Looking for the next few shades darker

I love my golden glow powder and always get compliments when I'm using it. I need the next shade tho since I live In a tropical country and always get a nice deep dark tan. What shades would you recommend? The next shade darker and the next 2 shades darker than golden glow?

Our Response

It's so nice to hear you're receiving compliments and that you love your powder! We recommend Latte which is one shade darker and two shades darker would be Butternut. Enjoy!

Hard to please

Every time I wear this foundation people tell me I look beautiful. That's enough for me!

TJ from Pembroke, NC

I have been searching for the perfect foundation for many years. I just received my mineral pressed foundation last week and it is awesome. I have told all of my friends about the foundation and they are excited to try. Thank you so much for allowing customers to take the foundation quiz. It was a perfect for me. I also ordered the blush in sheer honey and it to is awesome. A very satisfied customer.

Just what I was looking for

I'm a new JI customer and I couldn't be happier. I was looking for a new source for organic cosmetics. I don't wear much, but what I wear I want to be good for both me and the environment. I found JI after a long internet search. I loved, the story, loved the mission, loved the customer service, and I'm happy to say I love the products. The online quiz picked out Suntan as my shade and I think it works well for me. I also use the Dream Tint in medium as my "weekend face." There are so many makeup choices out there making so many claims about how wonderful they are for you. Here's one you can truly believe in.


I have very oily skin as well as acne and cystic acne. I have tried literally every other kind of foundation. Finally, my new friend who happens to be a makeup artist and only uses Jane Iredale makeup, used this foundation on me. I was AMAZED! I ordered immediately! Nothing is too much for this foundation! And it feels so natural! I will never use anything else!

The Best

I just started using the Pure Pressed Base on a regular basis about two months ago. From someone who has tried about every higher end mineral makeup out there, I can tell you that this one is the best if you want a natural/not cakey look. There are occasions where I like to have a very full covered foundation look, in which case I use another mineral foundation to achieve that airbrushed look, however, Pure Pressed Base is my everyday foundation. It covers well, and feels great on my skin. I still have to use a concealer to cover blemishes and scaring, but I have very fair skin so every discoloration stands right out. Darker skinned individuals might be able to get away without having to use a separate concealer. It’s very buildable, and so natural looking. I have not been able to find a foundation that has matched as well as this one does to my skin, I literally have no visible line on my neck. It also does not rub off easily on clothing, pillows, etc. and my skin doesn’t freak out if I forget to wash the makeup off at night before bed, like other makeups can make it do. I also have combination skin that tends to get very dry in the cold winter months, and this foundation does not make me break out or over dry my skin at all. It’s a pricey foundation initially, but I have found that one container lasts me at least 3-4 months, and I feel like I use a generous amount every day. In the long run, I think I have saved money since purchasing this since I’m not buying it as often as I did with loose mineral foundations. Pure pressed Base can also work as a finishing powder. I used it in this way on my wedding day. Since I wanted an airbrushed face for the photos on that day, I used a very full cover liquid foundation (which I never use other than that one time, because I HATE liquid foundations) and then brushed on a layer or two of the Pure Pressed over it. My makeup looked amazing that day and stayed intact and fresh looking through humid August heat and a night of dancing. It really is truly water resistant like it says. I would highly recommend the Pure Pressed Base if you like a natural look. Jane Iredale customer service is amazing and shipment is super fast.

blushing bride

I first used Jane Iredale when I was in Jamaica to get married and forgot my makeup in the United States...my sister in law had Jane products from her sister that is a hairdresser...she told me it was amazing and I had no choice but to try it...low and behold I fell in LOVE! I will always be back for more

No puff?

I ordered this so I could carry it in my pocketbook for touchups during the day. Imagine my surprise when what should be a puff, is merely a packing/shipping material. Not to worry, I called JI to find out what they sold for the compact. Nothing! The flocked sponge does not fit either. So I would have to put it in a ziplock bag. My plans to have a backup make-up in my purse are shot. I have to return it. Otherwise it is a great product.

Our Response

Hi there! The pad included with our PurePressed Base (and Refills) is intended to provide additional protection for the pressed powder and is not intended for application. We understand sometimes on-the-go applications are necessary and for this we highly recommend using the Retractable Handi Brush which is ideal for travel and touchups.


I used to use Bare Minerals until I had a facial. The 'stuff' coming out of my pores was disgusting. It was recommended I switch to JI and I did. I love the coverage I get from the Pure Pressed base and use it over tinted moisturizer. I love that it does not feel heavy and does not clog my pores. My skin has never looked better since I started using JI. JI is the only makeup I will use and recommend it to all my friends and family.


My skin has some dark scars from acne and combined with the disappear concealer, the pure pressed foundation makes my skin look amazing. Everyone complements me on how beautiful my skin looks.

The best out there

I have medium-light skin with pretty cool undertones, but I like a "warm" shade with more yellow to balance out the redness in my skin. During the winter, I can use Warm Silk (although it's a perfect match it can make me look a little washed out) and in the sunnier months I wear Amber or Radiant. All of the colors work well. The colors do disappear into the skin and the coverage is great for my aging, yet still acne-prone skin. I have been wearing this for years and it never irritates my skin. I'll never use anything else, especially since this stuff isn't loaded with harmful chemicals like other brands.

Only one for me

I have been using this pressed powder foundation for 6 years now. I will never use anything else. I have very oily skin that is prone to breakouts. Before I started using this make up I used a different mineral make up brand but I was still breaking out and was not able to achive full coverage. Since I have been using this, my skin looks healthier, yonger and naturally beautiful, breakouts are minimal...I will never use anything else again. Please never stop making it.

Color Samplers

I love Jane Iredale products and will be using them for years to come! I especially like the PurePressed Powders for its convenience. However, my skin changes color depending on the season and the amount of time in the sun. I wish I can purchase a color sampler of the powders online so that I can match my current skin color.

best foundation

I have allergies and tried just about every mineral makeup in the USA. This one is creamy, covers redness and does not look cakey out in sunlight. i love that you make it in a pressed form, so much easier to travel with, i have one in my purse and one at home. This is a great formula so gentle. hope the formula never changes. Thanks!!! Raleigh, NC

The best foundation!

I used the loose foundation for a over a year and loved it. My best friend turned me on to the PurePressed Base and it is amazing! I have sensitive skin and am prone to breakouts (even though I'm in my late 20s). When using this product, there is no need for any concealers. I've seen a marked difference in my complexion from using this makeup. Also, my skin glows in photos when I wear this foundation (loose too). LOVE IT!

traveller's favourite

Among mineral foundations, you can often find qualities like non-toxic ingredients, skin-friendly properties, natural radiant coverage, smooth texture, wide array of shades, sun protection, water resistance, multi-function, elegant pack, portability and ease of use. Rarely all that is combined in a single product! JI PurePressed Base may not be the absolute champion in each and every one of the above categories, but it definitely has it all! It permanently resides in my bag, irreplaceable for travel and the outdoors! But for severe skin conditions or just “bad skin days”, this is not a life-saver, at least not on its own. If you keep layering to get more cover, you’ll be pushing your luck, with the risk to reveal pores and wrinkles you never knew you had! The price is not exactly a bargain, so those refills are more than welcome. Speaking of which, I would suggest extending the refill policy even further to lipsticks, loose powders, liquid foundations and so on… I’m sure there’s enough creativity at JI to come-up with smart solutions!

simply fabulous

I absolutely love the mineral make up it is so natural yet makes me look fresh and my skin looks flawless.Love it.


This pure pressed base is just amazing, it gives me such a natural healthy look. Jane Iredale service is just great, I have never had any problems, my orders always get shipped out right away.


I love PurePressed Base - I'm naturally very fair skinned and this gives me a golden shimmer that makes it look like I just came out of the sun. Other mineral make-up made me look like I didn't know how to put on self tanner, very clown like. The coverage is amazing and easy to control whether using a sponge or brush. It's very rare I find myself needing a touch up during the day or night and I truly feel goddes-like when wearing this make-up.


This is too perfect! Disappears into my skin and takes the redness out - very natural looking too.


Makeup For Travel

PurePressed Base is a great product to travel with because it is a 4-in-1 powder foundation. ...[MORE]


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    March 2013

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