I am a liquid foundation user, but use a powder to help me feel "complete". I love this powder, from the packaging to product, I have no complaints. It 'sets' naturally, doesn't clump or sit in my wrinkles. I thought of trying smashbox since it is suppose to be more moisturizing, until I read the reviews. I'll stick with pure finish.
I am a BE user but decided to try some different products to see if I liked anything better. I am a BE Medium and I used 04 in this line. Although it looked darker it was looked exactly like BE medium when applied. It was an okay mineral make-up. I found that it did not provide as much coverage as BE so I ended up having to use more to cover. It also sometimes made my skin itch. Overall it was fine - but did not like as much and went back to my old line.
Like Smashbox Halo Hydrating Perfecting Face Powder, it comes in a compact with a mirror, powder puff and built-in grinder inside. The lid closes securely like the way I'd prefer.
The foundation itself is a pressed powder. You just simply turn the grinder to release the amount of foundation powder needed.
I like the fact that the compact is sturdy and handy, which makes it very convenient to travel with and touch up without spilling the powder all everywhere.
However, the puff is not fluffy enough for my liking. When I am applying it, I feel it is a little bit rough on my face.
02 is the second lightest shade and it is an ivory beige without any pink undertones. The color is a nice match for my fairly light skin tone. On the other hand, 04 is a medium beige. It is a great darker shade foundation to contour my face.
The powder is finely-milled, and has a silky smooth and lightweight texture. It feels moisturizing and comfortable on the skin.
Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation is blendable and buildable. It gives a sheer to medium coverage, depending on the amount you apply.
It does not cover my imperfections like redness, freckles and pores completely. But I think it is common in mineral foundation makeup, which is known for providing a natural-looking and light finish than full coverage.
The powder foundation gives a soft-focus, matte finish. It imparts a matte luminosity as the powder settles in my skin in half hour. It doesn't look powdery or heavy when more layers are applied.
The oil control is fine. It does require a few touch-ups during the day in warm weather. For people with combination and oily skin, I would recommend to use a foundation primer or setting powder with oil controlling properties.
Best Mineral Powder, best foundation of any kind, on the market. I look so much better with this powder. I actually use the puff it came with , not a brush. It is so fast and fool proof. My husband, 2 friends, mom and even my brother (!) commented on my skin and rested, glowy, great, etc. that I look. HA! I look the same, it is this powder. It really does make me look better, and my skin looks like someone elses. I was SO LUCKY to try this. I have tried everything out there, and was constantly disappointed. The number 4 is perfect, so neutral that I can even wear lipsticks that looked awful on me before because they clashed with my tone.
This is my HG, which I have never had before. I will sob it it is ever discontinued. I really will. You should try it if you want a soft focus, very long lasting, super natural and very gorgeous look.
I would like to try this product with a better brush than the kabuki brush that I have as I felt that I couldnt apply this product properly with it. However, I like the product, it looks nice and lasts well. The best thing though is that since I began using this mineral powder (and did not use regular foundation or powder AT ALL) I notice the huge change in my skin. No breakout, not even the usual mandatory pre menstrual pimple and much smoother skin. Wont be going back to regular foundation and powder. That said, I was not impressed with the two months or so that this lasted. Maybe it was the brush I was using I suspect it was wasting the powder, but I would still like to experiment with Youngblood mineral makeup which I have tried once and liked. I will try the Youngblood and then decide between the two which one I prefer. I do find that the EA one does become shiny on a hot day after a few hours. I like the option of the Rice powder for helping to stop shine that the Yblood offers so another reason that I want to experiement. Overall, I really like this product and would buy again, unless I find that the Youngblood is much better.
okay, so after seeing this in a magazine, i wanted to try it because I was looking for natural coverage and the compact looked like fun!! First I went to the store to see it and try it and decide which color was best for me and how my skin reacted to it. I was happy, but because it's too pricey in Canada, i had to order it online but it's worth the money!!! it made my skin look so soft and even my husband agreed that it was natural looking without that chalky effect you can get from some compact powders. I have to point out that I got the brush from EA to appy it with and maybe that's what makes a difference in terms of how much you need, which isn't a lot. Honestly, one of the best powders I have tried. This was also the first "mineral" makeup that i've ever tried and i was impressed with the versatity of it. I could put on a little or a lot. I would recommend it:)
I love the cover it gives, it matches my skintone perfectly, the case is gorgeous and the proper puff that comes with it is lovely, even if it does tend to twist on your fingers as you apply it. The grinder is great, because you can grind as much powder as you want, and it keeps the rest of the powder secured in the package. It's a joy to use.
I've recently spent a lot of money in the search for the perfect mineral make-up. I've tried BE, Laura Mercier and Lancome and have found this to be the best for my skin. It doesn't have a heavy coverage like Laura Mercier (too heavy), but does even out skin tone. It doesn't dry my skin, as BE does and gives a nice soft focus effect without being powdery. I also bought the brushes and apply all over with the large one and finish with the small brush concentrating on my nose, cheeks and chin, which need more coverage. The packaging is genius and saves on so much mess.
I am now on my third product since getting hooked on it somewhere last year. I find that majority of foundation I have used gives me the feeling like I have a mask on my face which is uncomfortable since I hate wearing heavy make up during the week. After using EA mineral make up I find the product gives me a quick and flawless finish. The only thing about this product is I still find my skin getting somewhat shiny after a while and I find it does run out quick compared to my other foundations but then again I suppose that is due to the fact how often I wear it. So definitely give this a go!
I have been a mineral makeup fan for years but hate the mess factor of loose powder. I bought the MAC pressed mineral powder but found that this is better as a handbag touchup product rather than giving enough coverage in the morning. I read about the Elizabeth Arden product, and have to say that the it was the clever packaging which sold me. However, the product itself is really really good!
Nice natural coverage; just enough to give a flawless finish without overload. The assistant picked 05 for me which I now think may be a bit too pale as I am a fake tan fan and have just returned from a week in Marbella. Too pale for me at the mo, so may have to invest in 06 as I miss it. I use 1/2 twist every morning, which is more than enough. I apply with my Nars Bronzing Brush but may get the EA mineral brush next time as it was not expensive. Highly recommended for those who don't want to look too madeup but like a flawless long lasting finish.