I like this product but I would not buy it again because it is not the best color match and there are better foundations out there. When I apply the color in light, I look too pale in some lighting and ok in others. Usually most foundations' color labeled "light" is a perfect or almost perfect match. So to anyone buying this, go a shade darker.
It can apply patchy sometimes if your skin is dry so make sure to properly moisturize right before applying it.
Edit: After using this a few times I found little bumps around my mouth. I think I'm allergic to this.
I love this foundation. I have tried other mineral makeup and it either wore off after a while or looked blotchy. I've also tried liquid but HATED the heaviness. I have acne scarring and hyperpigmentation, so I need something with coverage that will not break me out. This stuff is great. I put just a little concealer on the darker spots and then add a few layers of this foundation. It looks really natural and it covers really well. I love it. I try not to sleep in my makeup, but on the occasional time that I have had to, this doesn't break me out. In fact, I feel like it could be helping my skin.
This is my first experience with a a quality mineral makeup. I had tried some cheap Mabeline stuff awhile ago but it was awful and orange and gross.
I bough the lightest shade avalable (porcelaine) and I find it to be a great match. I have very dry skin, and although this can highlight some dry flakes, they're pretty easy to remove and I prefer a couple of flakes to the splotchy red mess that is my skin. I tend to pick, so even if I don't have a ton of pimples, I look like I do because of all the little aggrivated red marks on my face. This product helps cover them in a way that no other foundation or concealer has before. Not seeing the red spots in the mirror helps prevent me from picking more, so really it's breaking a bad habit.
To apply, I've been using a small round eyeshaddow brush to apply heavily on the spots, and then applying a lighter layer over the whole face with a kabuki brush to blend. Even though I'm wearing it a lot heavier than I've worn makeup before, it sits a lot more comfortably on my skin than other products I've had, so I don't feel like a painted up joke.
Pur mineral 4 in 1 mineral powder. When I originally bought this I loved it, but since been using it for some time now I find it's not working so well. I like the idea of 4 in 1, but I find it makes my pores seem larger and looks a bit cakey after a few hours. have been on the search for that perfect foundation, have yet to find it.
I have tried a different brand of mineral powder foundation and was unimpressed by the results. This time around, I decided to try Purminerals. Wow. What a difference. It lasts all day and looks as fresh as it does when first applied. No caking, no flakiness, just smooth, glowy skin!
I generally like this product, the fairer color matches my pale skin and I like it as a powder foundation or setting powder over foundation. Worked out well for me. The packaging is a bit bulky to me, but I guess that is the downside. The price is okay, I got a deal on it before and sometimes they have coupons or special kits, so it is not too bad. Otherwise I might go with something less expensive, it doesn't last forever either.
I have used this for years! I used the Bare Minerals, but will NEVER, NEVER, NEVER go back to it. Love this in combination with the Mineral Glow. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this!!!!!!!
I am absolutely in love with this product. I have extremely oily skin and have been searching for the perfect foundation that matches my skintone and also doesn't make my oily skin any oilier, I also have a lot of redness on my nose and cheeks which NOTHING thus far has been able to cover, this covers it, and EASILY. I have absolutely nothing bad to say about this product, and I am glad that I can finally stop searching for a foundation that finally does what it says it will do! I am pretty fair skinned, but not the lightest, and the porcelain shade (which is the lightest) matched my skin perfectly!!
The rosacea on my cheeks has always made me lean towards fuller coverage foundations. Before purchasing this product, I was very skeptical about it, I had never heard of a powder that had so much coverage that it could double as a concealer. It wasn't until I was at my work (Shopper's Drugmart Beauty Boutique) and saw one of my co workers apply it on someone that I realized that it was worth a try. I bought the starter kit, took it home and applied it, I was amazed by how well it worked! Now, I do think that the Pur Minerals brush does play an important role. The brush is very dense and makes it very easy to pick up a could amount of product.
If you have dry skin like me, you want to make sure you exfoliate and moisturize very well, otherwise, it will make your skin look flaky. Also, at my work, we have a hard time getting it in because the company itself has a hard time filling their orders (they sell Pur Minerals on the Shopping Channel so there is a very high demand for the product). Those are the only two cons that I can think of!
i had been wearing cream foundation for a while.. but since i wear foundation daily i wanted to find something less heavy and good for everyday use.i purchased the pur minerals powder foundation from Ulta in the shade golden dark. i have brown skin with yellow undertones and the shade is a perfect match. it covers my hyperpigmentation well(without adding concealer), and it gives my face a smooth,radiant look. i have discovered that in order for this foundation to look really nice, you have to moisturize well before hand and apply it with the right tool. after some experimenting, i found that my sonia kashuk pointed foundation brush applies it the best. another wonderful thing about this makeup is that is has skin perfecting ingredients in it! it has retinol,lactic acid,shea butter,vitamin e,spf, as well as some other good things. so while you are covering your flaws, you are also treating them at the same time. i've noticed that my skin is looking better without makeup on. now on to the negatives... its just okay at controlling oil- not great, it does take me quite some time to build the foundation up to full coverage, i have to use a lot of extra moisturizer under and around my eyes because this makeup causes excessive dryness in those areas.overall im happy with this foundation and unless it starts to cause breakouts, i will continue repurchasing. will do an update regarding breakouts in a few weeks.
im not liking it as much as i did when i first got it. i liked the application i got with the sonia kashuk brush but it took sooo long to apply the foundation with it. so i invested in the pur minerals chisel brush to see if that would speed up the process..it did somewhat but really didnt make a huge difference. it still takes way too long to get the coverage that i need. also, now that its getting warmer, this make up gets really oily and starts melting off by mid day.the new version has shea butter in it and im sure thats the reason for the oilyness. although i get good coverage when i first apply it, when i start getting oily the makeup starts to fade and my dark spots start to show. i tried setting it with an oil control powder and that didnt help.. blotting is not an option because it removes too much of the foundation. i tried touching it up and i looked too cakey. i would say this foundation is better for ladies with dry/normal skin.also, i get that raccoon look around my eyes. i guess adding a cream concealer would help to conceal my eye circles and dark spots but if thats the case i may as well just keep using my cream foundation.its a bummer because the shade is a really good match,it was improving my skin, and it didnt cause any breakouts but its going back to Ulta :(