I liked this pretty well. It does give the skin a nice glow which I wasn't expecting for a long wear foundation. I would recommend for normal to dry skin. It does last and keep me looking fresh faced. Would definitely repurchase.
This foundation really does what it claims to do: last 14 hours. It's uncanny how it lasts, and I like that as I work VERY long days during the week, without any time for touch-ups. I just want to stay professional-looking.
The texture is a bit thick, the coverage is heavy, so use a light hand. It doesn't move much after it is applied. The end result is slightly tacky.
The SPF is not sufficient, so I would advise using a higher SPF sunscreen underneath. I use anything by Paula's Choice.
I bought two bottles of this, as I was initially very impressed, but I am going to seek out lighter options when I finish the product.
Verdict: It isn't bad. It looks far more natural than Estee Lauder Doublewear. As I am 45 now, however, I am going to seek out lighter options after I finish these, as a lighter touch is more flattering to our skin as we get older. Having said that, this stuff really adheres like glue, and I love that. It still looks pretty fresh on my skin after a 12-hour plus day, just a little too "masky" if that makes sense.
I don't believe that the company tests on animals, so that is another consideration. (That is why I will not use Estee Lauder, or many other top brands anymore.)
I've been using this for about five days now. I have held off on submitted a review, because I wasn't sure what I thought of this foundation. I've decided that its an okay foundation. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. There are some things I really like about it, but others...not so much.
I purchased this after thinking I was allergic to Makeup Forever Mat Velvet. I read a lot of positive reviews online, and decided to give it a shot. The color samples on the ulta website were not really helpful in choosing a color. So I did a Google search and was able to find a Pur Minerals Color Selection Chart. According to the chart, Blush Medium is the shade for people with medium skin and reddish undertones. So that is the one I purchased. I also asked someone at Ulta about the coverage and if it was good for someone with sensitive skin. I've never used a mineral foundation before. My skin is annoyingly sensitive, so that did concern me some. She told me it was full-coverage and that it was great for people with sensitive skin. It cost $36, which is a bit of a splurge, but is a price point I'm comfortable with.
First, the positives...I really like the pump on this foundation. It was easy to use and kept things neat and clean. It gave you just the right amount of foundation without wasting product. I also had no problems whatsoever with it clogging up. I also thought the Blush medium was a pretty good match for my skin. I think it was just a touch too light, but it wasn't that noticeable. I also like that this didn't irritate my extremely sensitive skin.This makeup is definitely buildable. Now, for the negatives. First, I found this foundation somewhat difficult to work with. It wasn't easy to apply evenly and it was hard to blend. After I applied it and let it set, I looked in the mirror and would see patches of bare skin on my face. The texture of this makeup is also very strange. It feels almost like glue. It's a bit on the thick side and kind of sticky. The directions on the package say to apply with your fingers to moisturized skin. I usually apply my foundation with my fingers anyway. But I found applying this foundation somewhat frustrating. I didn't try it with a brush, but I think that would have been worse.
The coverage was okay. Not exactly what I was looking for. Because of the flaws on my face ( alot of redness and small bumps) I prefer a medium to full coverage foundation. I would say the coverage for this makeup is light and buildable to medium. Even after building it up, it is NOT full coverage. It did a good job of covering up the redness. But it didn't make my face look smooth and flawless. You could still see the bumps under the makeup. It did smooth them out some, but not enough for my liking. As far as the staying power goes, it was good, but not great. Even though this foundation claims to give you 14 hours of wear, it didn't last anywhere near that long for me. Even with a primer, I was still only able to get 7-8 hours of decent wear. After that, it starts flaking off and fading away.
When you first apply it, this makeup feels very thick and heavy on your face. Once it sets, you can't even feel it on your face, but doesn't look that great while it's setting. I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing this foundation without giving it time to set. Once it dries, this foundation has a very powdery texture. I don't like foundation that is overly matte, but this one I felt wasn't quite matte enough. Especially given the fact that my face is one big oil slick.
Lastly, I noticed that this foundation has a tendancy to fade and flake as the day went on. Once it started flaking, it started looking bad really quickly. It would flake off in big patches.After about the 87-8 hour mark, I would have more bare patches on my face than makeup.
Quite honestly, I don't understand all the positive reviews. In my opinion, this foundation doesn't warrent them. In the end, I decided that the negatives outweighed the positives. I ended up returning this to Ulta. I've since discovered that I'm NOT allergic to the Mat Velvet, so I think I am going to repurchase that .
I got this product during their once a year buy one get one free sale.I got this and the powder. So far my only complaint is it doesn't blend easy with my brush. I have to blend with fingers then buff with brush.but that is ok. Only a little messy. The pump makes me happy and the coverage is amazing. Topped with the powder it just lasts forever. Most expensive. foundation I've used but worth it
This is an ok foundation. That being said, I guess I'm just not a liquid foundation girl. I find myself using this more in the winter time. I normally wear Pur's Golden Medium or Blush Medium pressed powder foundation (which I love), but decided as I get older, I'd like a little more coverage. The tinted moisturizers are nice, but they have that sparkle in them which I hate, so I thought I'd give their liquid foundation a try and, with a discount, got this for $16. I purchased Golden Medium. While the Golden Medium pressed powder foundation matches my skintone perfectly, it's just not the same color in the liquid. It's a little more "tan" looking on my skin- which is fine, I just have to be very careful to not use a heavy hand or it looks a little too orange-y for my liking. I like the pump bottle- nice and hygienic and you don't waste as much product. The formula itself is a little thick to me and I have a hard time applying it with a foundation wedge and it applies too heavy when using a regular foundation brush. I refused to shell out another $20 bucks for Pur's special foundation brush, so I apply it lightly with my finger tips working quickly before it dries. Not ideal, but the only way I can get it to work for me. Coverage is good, doesn't break me out and I think I'd like it a lot more if it were easier to apply. All in all, I wouldn't spend the full $38 and it's way too heavy for me to use during the warmer months. I'll stick with the pressed powder foundation.
I bought this foundation on a recommendation from an Ulta associate who also wears it. It's very lightweight, the coverage is decent, and best of all it didn't irritate my sensitive skin. It's a little hard to blend, but it does last all day and even though I have oily skin, I rarely have to blot when I wear it. I love that it covers most of my old hyperpigmentation scars (with two layers) and doesn't look cakey, and the ingredients list isn't bad. Unfortunately it does make me break out in areas I've never had acne, so I'll be returning it the first chance I get. I would recommend it to someone else because it really is a great product - it's just not for me.
This is a fantastic long-wearing, lightweight, full coverage foundation. It has a beautiful natural finish. I knocked off a lippy because I have to mix the light shade and tan in order to get the correct color, which really isn't a terrible thing because that saves me from having to purchase a different foundation for the summertime, but I don't always want to mess with two different colors to get the perfect match. I really do like everything else about this foundation, so if you find your match it's definitely worth trying! I have been a loyal 4-in-1 compact user for almost 6 years, I mess around with many other powders, but Pur Minerals is my staple. This was a great addition to the family.
I am surprised that this foundation hasn't received more love. I got it as a gift, and didn't bother with it for a month or so. When I used it I was amazed at the great color match, and really good even coverage. I used the Pur powder foundation lightly over it and it lasted about 8 hours with no "show through". I think it's a really decent product, and in many ways far superior to other brands I've tried.
I've used this for 4 days and I'm very pleased with it. I was nervous to spend 36$ on a liquid foundation. It's the most expensive I've never purchased. Like the previous writer wrote it has a great finish and I loveeee the pump. I'm a germ-a-phobe. I used to use Clinque super balanced but I felt greasy within a few hours.
I am pretty fair I also use tarte amazonian clay and this in blush medium . Together that is my current color as summer tan fades.
This product is buildable. I'm a nurse and work 12hr shifts. I wear makeup to work which means I literally wear this 14-16 hours. I'd honestly say with my new moisturizer (10.0.6 shine free) I don't get oily/ requiring blotting my face for 8 hours. That would suffice for most working adults.
I'm very pleased thus far!
I'll update as I continue wearing. I debating on getting the light.
I don't write reviews on anything (even if I love it), but because of the lack of reviews on this foundation I felt I had to. I'm not normally one to shop at ulta but I found myself looking for a new foundation there. I stumbled across this, and was color matched by a sweet and very knowledgeable woman. She matched me to Golden Dark which was a great match! This is a great, light-medium coverage foundation. It takes not even a pump and a half to build up to a medium coverage (if you have just a few problem areas like I do with acne scars around my chin). It doesn't leave my face feeling heavy at all, and dries to to a silky finish. I do have to set it with a light dusting of powder, but even without, it lasts about 8-10 hours (have not tested it for the 14 hrs yet), with a little bit of blotting in my t-zone around hr 3 or 4. I'm so surprised that it has not gotten more recognition because it gives a fantastic natural looking finish! I have applied it with the elf powder brush, but have found that it is best applied with fingers and then buffed in later. I had to knock off a point because it does tend to make me have that grey color in certain light around my mouth area (as many women of color naturally have), but that's nothing that a color corrector can't fix. I also knocked off a point because it can settle around the lips odd, and look as if your foundation is running into the lines of the lips, but once again, a quick solution can be found (natural color lip liner). If you are willing to spend the $36, it's a great everyday foundation that I have grown to love!