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on 9/1/2012 9:29:00 PM
More reviews by FairytaleEndings
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium
I watched a tutorial with the starter kit from this brand and was really excited to try it. When I received it I liked some of the products, but one of the products I didn't like was the foundation. I suppose that maybe I was expecting a bit more coverage since it's advertised to replace the need for concealer but it's very sheer coverage. Applied with the chisel brush in the kit, it looked horridly cakey yet covered absolutely nothing. When applied with my ELF complexion brush it looked like there was absolutely nothing on my skin - and not in a good way. Nothing at all was covered. I don't have horrible skin, but there are a few blemishes and things I'd like to at least diminish the appearance of and this did not do that at all. It also did not control my oily skin at all throughout the day - I got shiny very quickly. Also I found the compact itself hard to open. Not sure if the latch is very tight or whatever but I always struggle to open it. I hated this product. I would not recommend it unless you had absolutely perfect, normal skin. But in that case, you probably wouldn't need face makeup anyway!
on 8/28/2012 7:17:00 PM
More reviews by DixieJane
Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Wow, I absolutely loveee this product! I've used Mary Kay Mineral Foundation for years, but it just gave little to no coverage and it didn't stay on my face more than a couple hours. So I did my research and Pur Minerals sounded promising. It so is!! Great coverage without looking "fake" or made up. And even though this foundation gives great coverage without a ton of layers, it doesn't feel heavy on my face at all. I do have breakouts sometimes, so I use Bare Minerals Bisque Concealer with the Pur Minerals- perfect coverage and face! UPDATE: Turns out, despite me really wanting this to be MY perfect foundation...it made my face breakout reallllllyyyy bad. Big big bumps and lots of little ones too. I'm kinda afraid this product may have brought on cystic acne for me(if that's possible). So after waiting for what was probably too long- I had to stop using this foundation. Since then my face has kinda calmed down- even though I feel like I'm still having some lasting negative effects from the makeup. The great things I said about the make up above are still true- but the major con outweighs all the pros.
on 8/13/2012 10:32:00 PM
More reviews by abbeygail
Skin: Combination, Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium
I love me some Pur Minerals!! :) I wear Golden Medium and it is my perfect color!! In the packaging I was like this is YELLOW not golden but when i put it on I was like HALLELUJAH!! It really is great!! I personally don't have breakouts often (thanks mom!!) but when I do you can't tell!! I started off with the original kit that came with the blush and it was great but they took it out :( !! But I still have some left from a year and a half ago and I wore it everyday!! So what I do in the morning is moisturize and let it soak in for a little while then I use the Pur Minerals chisel brush and buff the powder in!! For dark circles and stuff I use a smaller brush and rub it on! then I put on some blush so I look alive! Then mascara and a little bit of eyeliner!! It lasts pretty much all day depending on your skin type!! For me I touch up on my nose because it can get oily in this southern heat!! I also think my makeup stay on longer because I use a moisturizer but I don't know! If you really want it to stay all day use a primer! I stopped using one because my skin was like BACK UP to the heavy silicones and it broke me out so yahhh! But hey it might work for you! Anyways it looks really natural!! I recently stopped using liquid foundation because it was heavy and who wants to FEEL their makeup on their face, no ew gross!! So I went back to this bad boy and I'm really glad I did my skin just feeling SOOO much better!! I hope this helped!!
2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
on 8/13/2012 5:34:00 AM
More reviews by obstinateideas
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Red, Other, Other
ETA (August 24th): Yesterday was past day 3 of my second attempt, and my face is one big rash again. =( So sad, I really did want this foundation/powder/concealer to be IT. But no. Rash like whoa. Colour and cover were awesome, so if you don't have sensitive skin, go for it. If you do have sensitive skin, though: avoid like the plague. I mean, yeah, I can go two days without horrors, but two days on a grander scale? That's nothing. So sad. =(ETA (August 21st): I've started using this again, on day two now, and so far, it doesn't seem like this is what caused my issues. I didn't notice anything until after day 3 last time, though, so I'm still kind of holding my breath. ;)I bought this the other week and for the first few days of using it, I was in love! The shade exactly matched my skin and the cover was great.But then, after three days, I noticed that my skin was extremely irritated and I had a rash around my mouth, eyes, and nose. Right now, I'm thinking this powder is the culprit, though it might also have been these makeup remover napkins I used recently. I'm hoping they are to blame and will update this review once I've used the process of elimination to figure out what caused my issues.
1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
on 8/11/2012 7:19:00 PM
More reviews by Yskots
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
Let me just say that I usually don't write reviews for anything as I am extremely critical and skeptical of everything, but I cannot keep quiet about this, anyways, I have extremely oily, acne prone skin, and huge pores/acne scars. I have been battling a severe acne outbreak lately, and nothing has been helping (not the expensive antibiotics or prescription acne creams), all the expensive foundations and powders I was using were only making me break out more (plus made my face look really greasy and tired, with huge pores and acne scars sticking out). I'm only 24 but people said I look like I'm in my thirties (which is really depressing to hear). Anyways I stumbled upon the purminerals compact foundation. I ended up buying the whole kit - powder/bronzer/blush/brush - everything cost me 28 dollars - they had a discount going on.Anyways, as soon as I put it on which only took about a minute - I used the brush to put on the powder plus dabbed some blush on my cheecks, and my face was completely transformed. I couldn't believe how smooth and natural my face looked, how even the coverage was, my pores and acne scars looked almost non existant. Also after just a couple of days of using this, my acne started healing up and no new breakouts!!!! It is worth every penny!!! I will definetely buy it again. The only down side is my face is still extremely oily so I have to dab some blotting sheets on my face every few hours. But this powder lasts about eight hours before I have to touch it up, instead of my foundation which cost twice as much and melted off my face in about two hours.An added bonus is now I look like I'm 20 and I keep getting compliments on how good and sexy I look.
on 8/11/2012 3:46:00 PM
More reviews by nicebrite
Skin: Oily, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I like to just use concealer and then throw a little powder on with a kabuki brush so that my skin looks very flush and natural. This does the trick, but after a few hours I feel like I need a touch up to cover the shine again. The applicator pad that comes in the compact is useless, so if I don't have a brush around I just have to walk around with oily skin. ): Overall I'd say it's a successful product, I just wish it had either more staying power or a better brush with it!
on 8/8/2012 8:15:00 AM
More reviews by ctaylor0789
Skin: Dry, Tan, Warm
Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine
I was a devoted BE user for 5 years, but switched to MAC Studio Fluid Fix (NC 37) when I realized BE didn't match my skintone or cover the way it had in the past. While I love my MAC SFF, I hate how heavy it is on my face. After extensive research for a great mineral makeup, I discovered Pur Minerals. I ordered the Start Now kit (the new Pur formula) from Ulta, in light tan. I wanted to have the brush to apply the makeup, but I also noticed a lot of people complaining about the chisel brush shedding and being scratchy. So as a back up, I bought ELF's flat top brush. I prepared my face by scrubbing off the dry flakes, putting on my Olay Regenerist serum (eyes and face), and my Cetaphil lotion. I applied my Glamoflauge concealer under my eyes and waited 10 min. for my moisturizer to soak in. Once I started applying the makeup with the chisel brush, I was so happy that I had spent the $3 on the ELF flat top one. The chisel brush was awful. The ELF one did a great job with layering on the Pur Minerals. After I'd applied 2-3 layers, I used my BE maximum concealer brush to use the Pur to conceal some reddness I have. I don't use the Pur under my eyes because I think it would be too drying, plus I have really dark circles and need full coverage there. Overall, the light tan is a perfect match for my NC 37 skin and I love the coverage that doesn't feel heavy, at all, on my skin. I did have to use a dab of my Glamoflauge on an eruption I had on my chin. I just put the Pur over it, and was good to go. I would definitely recommend the Pur Minerals foundation if you are in the market for a great mineral makeup with buildable coverage. I only gave this a 4 because of the horrendous chisel brush. **UPDATE** (8-23-12) I am adding the fifth lippie, because I decided to give the chisel brush a second chance. After washing the brush and letting it dry, I used it and like it A LOT better than I did initially. It does give more coverage than the ELF brush, but the ELF brush is still softer.
on 8/2/2012 2:33:00 PM
More reviews by ak72167
Skin: Oily, Other, Not Sure
Love this mineral foundation! The coverage is sheer to medium, good for your skin and it matches my Asian, oily with yellow undertones skin, light tan is perfect for me. I tried other mineral foundations - this one works and not messy at all. A little expensive for my budget. However, it lasts a long time. I find that this powder works well with the chisel brush from Pur. It sheds though. I might try the SK synthetic flat top brush when I'm ready to toss my chisel brush.
on 7/27/2012 12:55:00 AM
More reviews by BrittneyBuddy
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine
ETA: As this product aged, it got really hard to the point it would NOT transfer onto my brush! What a waste! If you're looking for a better mineral foundation, I recommend a Bare Minerals foundation. I honestly love this mineral foundation. It's lightweight but gives great coverage, and the porcelain shade matches my skin perfectly. I apply this everyday over concealer with the ELF complexion brush and get a flawless finish each time. I find it applies better with this brush than the chisel brush it comes with in the starter kit they sell because it deposits less powder, making it never look cakey like it can when I apply it with the chisel brush. The only reason I didn't give it a 5 is because it does not replace my need for concealer, but I think that's mainly because I have horrible hereditary under eye circles. This also works really well for setting foundation, but you really don't need foundation with this product, unless maybe you were going for stage makeup or something. Either way, this is THE best mineral foundation I've ever tried and I greatly recommend it!
on 7/18/2012 6:55:00 PM
More reviews by Sparklification
Skin: Normal, Fair, Not Sure
I have a lot of issues with powder makeup. I can't wear it over foundation, if I do, I breakout. I can't wear it by itself either, again I break out. For some reason, I don't a have problem with liquid foundation... don't know why...Until I tried purminerals 4in1 original foundation. The person at shoppers convinced me to try it and I really didn't expect to like it but, I do like it.This is the only powder that doesn't destroy my skin. I think it might make my skin better but, that might be my imagination.Anyways, this powder provides coverage as good as any other powder foundation (clinique, mac, covergirl) and it's much better for my skin.Love it!
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