Jane Iredale BB Cream: One Year Later

Just over a year ago (January 2014), I reviewed a few different brands of liquid make-up, and my favorite was the Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream (that’s a mouth full). You can see that post here. I can’t believe I am still using the same tube of make-up! I thought it was pricey at $48 for 1.7 ounces, but here I am 14 months later and finally getting to the bottom of the tube. I noted then that a little bit goes a long way, but I had no idea it would last this long. Doesn’t seem so pricey now. The product does not have an expiration date, and so far, so good.

Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream
Over a year later–still using the same tube!

I use the BB Cream nearly every day, and even when used sparingly, it provides great coverage. A year ago I was battling some harsh acne, and this BB Cream covered it well. Today my face is nearly clear, so I apply less. I was in a panic about how my face was looking on New Year’s Eve, and I purchased the BB Cream earlier that day in hopes it would do the trick. I am very self-conscious about these acne photos, so I’ve cropped most of my face and am showing you just my chin area. I promise you, both of these photos are me and they were both taken on the same evening, with the same lighting, as I was getting ready to go out. These are true before and after photos!

Before and after acne Jane Iredale BB Cream coverage
Both photos taken 12/31/13. Now that is some great coverage!

I apply the BB Cream with a brush and only occasionally use concealer for a blemish here and there. How did I clear up my skin? I’m not exactly sure, but have some ideas. I’ll share those thoughts once I get them in order. However, no matter the condition of my skin, I was excited about this product a year ago and I’m excited about it now. It hits all the important points for me: great coverage, SPF25, low Skin Deep score, and certified cruelty-free by PETA. Boom!


Product Review: Jane Iredale Glow Time Full Coverage Mineral BB Cream

In my search for a non-toxic makeup that provides good coverage, I came across this Jane Iredale product. I’ve never used a BB cream before, and honestly I didn’t even know what a BB cream was. WebMD says the “BB” refers to blemish balm or beauty balm. BB creams in general are skin care/makeup hybrids that serve as your moisturizer, primer, sunscreen, concealer and foundation.

This product is an SPF 25, and that’s more than what a lot of moisturizers provide. We all know sun protection is so important. A little goes a long way with this cream – I applied much less of it than any other makeup I’ve used. It feels lighter than a traditional liquid makeup, but is just a bit sticky. I can’t run my hand across my face smoothly (but we’re not supposed to touch our faces anyway).

The BB cream provides great coverage and it works well with my combination skin. After 8 hours I feel just the slightest bit oily, but no more than if my face were au naturel. Also, I used a moisturizer under the cream. I haven’t tried this product solo to replace my moisturizer yet.

The only thing on my skin is the BB cream. There is no blush, concealer, or finishing powder. I didn’t expect this product to cover so well and am pleasantly surprised. I’ll be able to skip the concealer while using the BB cream.

Here’s the skinny on the Jane Iredale Glow Time BB Cream:

  • Skin Deep Score – 2 with limited data
  • How it Wears – lightweight; slightly sticky but finishing powder took care of that
  • Coverage – provides great coverage with the added benefit of SPF 25
  • Cost – $48 for 1.7 ounces

I really like this product. It provides the coverage I’m looking for, has a low Skin Deep score, and gives me sun protection as well. I also like that Jane Iredale products are certified cruelty-free by PETA – you know that scores big points with me! This may be my new go-to makeup.