Pur Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation


581 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$


ORIGINAL FORMULATION: Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Inactive Ingredients:Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides. May contain: Ultramarines NEW FORMULATION: Ingredients Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mannitol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Ferulic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Silica, Thioctic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Ceramide 6 II, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera/Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Skin, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, L-Glutathione, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrated Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua, Glucosamine HCI, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Magnesium Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine (CI 77007)

on 10/11/2009 1:07:00 AM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

if you want fast, easy, affordable makeup.. this is it !! this is very quick in coverage especially when used with the chisel brush in their "3-d" motion! I LOVE IT!! you get flawless face in seconds !! reason why i gave it a 4 is because of the bismuth oxychloride ( a cheap filler that can cause irritation over time) .. many people cant use this .. especially sensitive skin like mines ! BUT GOSH I LOVE THE COVERAGE AND FLEXIBILITY !

on 10/9/2009 3:45:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Oily, Dark, Warm

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Brown

This review is for the 4-in-1 Powder Compact.... I love this powder!!!!

I use the "Deepest" (the darkest color they make) as my base and use "Deeper" (2nd darkest color...) as a concealer under my eyes, and as a highlighter on on my cheeks and chin. But I know a few sistas who are a darker hue than me that would not be able to use Pur's limited deep color range. They need at least 2-3 more shades. I hope they will expand one day!!

But the "Deepest" is a perfect match for my skin tone. It gives me a better warmth and glow than my faves Bobbi Brown (Oil Free Liquid in Almond 7), Lancome (Tient Idole in Suede), Chanel (Matte Lumiere in Walnut) or MAC (NW 45, sometimes NW43 in loose). I love that I don't need to set it with another powder, and go through so many steps. It is so rare you find a mineral makeup that has a beautiful *matte* yet natural finish and quality comparable to high end commercial lines.

I am dark brown, but have a yellow, rather than red undertone. I have some discoloration on the lower half of my face from acne meds. I would say Pur is medium to full coverage. It evens me out great. It doesn't fully cover a scar I have on my cheek, but it otherwise looks great! You can really build the coverage. I have had it on all day and it hasn't streaked around my creases, or faded at all!

I love that Pur has no parabens, silicone, fragrance, talc, harsh preservatives, or other gunk that can clog and irritate my acne prone skin. My only gripe is that it can feel a bit heavy if you don't blend well. I think my powder brush (Stila) is too soft and I need to buy the Pur powder brush like the one the Ulta makeup tech used on me....

5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

on 10/6/2009 10:21:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

I like the texture of this foundation.
The problem that I have against this makeup line is that it does not provide a lot of shades. Light is too light for me. Golden Medium is too dark and pink for me. I wouldn't try Blush Medium, it looks way too pink.
It also contains oxychloride which causes a lot of inflammation to my sensitive skin.

on 10/6/2009 10:05:00 PM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I purchased the 4-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation at PurMinerals online, and followed with the kit two weeks later. I absolutely love the foundation; it covers great, wears well and reveals soft, luminous skin. The compact has two sections: one side has foundation and the other has a small brush and mirror. The kit includes a smaller version of the foundation, application brush, a tanner and beautiful pink blush. Great way to test these products, and the results are also fabulous.
I, too, used B.E. but no matter how carefully I put it on, the product always settled into fine lines and I looked dusty; had way too much mica for my taste. I think it is probably great for younger gals! With mineral foundation all the rage, I really think that PurMinerals is a terrific buy.

on 10/5/2009 3:20:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I had high hopes for this product. It is very expensive in Australia so I ordered it from the USA. It does give good coverage, but it doesn't last on my skin. Sadly, it leaves a residue that is quite hard to remove. Twice in the last month I have been asked if I have dry skin - I don't but it looks like I do due to the flakiness that is left by this product.

I had been a mineral foundation user for years and chose to try something more convenient to use but it looks like I will be back to liquid foundation for a while.

on 9/28/2009 12:19:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Very Oily, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Love this product! I have extremely oily skin, and this provides a nice matte finish and really lasts through the day. Also, it doesn't cause break outs and the price is great. Golden Medium is a great shade for fair - medium skin, and doesn't turn orange even on the most oily skin types.

on 9/23/2009 3:59:00 AM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Hazel

I've been searching for a mineral makeup that I like and thought I'd give this one a try.

It's normally $25, but they were running a half price sale. Can't complain about $12 for a foundation - so I'd say it's fairly inexpensive. I love the compact...it's small and circular and has a sponge right underneath. It makes it easy to carry with you in your purse.

When I put this on it looked great. Gave me a nice texture with just a hint of dew (if that makes any sense). But within a few hours I was an oil slick! It would probably do great for someone with dry skin, but not me.

on 9/17/2009 3:08:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I love this mineral foundation. I have been using it for a month now and it does look like there isn't very much in the container but with using it everyday I have hardly put a dent in it. I bought it on sale 2 for 1 so a friend and I split the price and now I wish I would have just bought 2 for myself because at full price its a little more than I would like to pay but probably will because I like it so much. You must follow the directions on how to use it though because my friend just took out the sponge that came it with it and it didn't work good that way so I told her to use her kabuki brush and swirl it and then swirl it in the lid and tap and now she is happy too.

on 9/14/2009 5:07:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Oily, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Blue

Love it. Looks so natural, easy to use. It doesn't go into lines and wrinkles and it looks great as a concealer under the eyes. I like the coverage, application, convenience, spf... marvellous... especially the price.

I tried the Light shade, which is yellow enough for my skin tone but too dark. So I moved onto the Porcelain which is not as yellow. Nor is it pink. It is more peachy. So it is pale enough (which is wonderful) and a bit too peach and not quite yellow enough. But it is still a fairly good match. Certainly good enough that I have reached for it every day for the last week in preference to my Estee Lauder Bone foundation and Linen powder - which ARE a perfect match.

BUT... I have discovered two problems with this stuff - one is that it contains bismuth oxychloride (which gives me a mild tickling-itchy sensation as if I had a cat hair on my face, so I keep casually brushing the non-existent hair away), and the second is that if I wear this foundation for more than a week I get a break out. It is usually just a single white headed spot on my upper lip or nose area, but it is painful, inconvenient, and takes several days to clear.

I can cope with the cat hair sensation, it is sporadic, and so long as it doesn't get worse, it is a small price to pay for skin that looks this good. But the breakouts... well they mean that I will be only using this foundation a maximum of 3-4 days a week, which is a pain.

Update - I am still using this stuff 6 months later. Now I add a primer under the foundation. This helps with the itching, and reduces the break outs - I still only wear it 3-4 days a week, but it is more comfortable. I also add YBF's Yellow Powder over the top, that ensures it is a perfect match to my skin tone.

on 9/8/2009 11:38:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

I like this product better than BE because it's so much easier to just dip your brush into the packed product rather than tapping the right amount into a lid (I'm very uncoordinated in the mornings).

The coverage is very good with a flat top kabuki (I use the one that came with the starter kit). I have pigmented acne scars and horrendously dark circles. The acne scars are mostly covered up, though it might take two takes. It's enough that I generally won't use a concealer even on my very dark red/brown scars, unless I really am concerned about creating a flawless impression. However if you really don't want any hint of your scars, you need a concealer under this product. I DO need an undereye concealer -- this product is not enough (but no foundation ever is).

I'm satisfied with this product and have repurchased on numerous occasions. For about a year I was so pleased that I thought I had found my HG, but I think I will start to look at other mineral m/u's also because I recently feel that this is giving me a powdery look and I'm not sure I like the slightly pink undertones in the color, especially in the summer.

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