Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Makeup

Elizabeth Arden Pure Finish Mineral Makeup
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79 reviews

73% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.5

Price: $$$



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on 7/2/2017 10:34:00 AM

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Green

I found this when EA was having a makeover promotion. If you're looking for a mineral foundation, you must try this. I love the idea of a mineral powder foundation but found Bare Minerals accentuated my pores. I have also tried a few drugstore brands but hated them. The kabuki brush is also outstanding. I am 02 in the shade range which fits my NC20 skin perfectly.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Other, Dark, Cool

Hair: Black, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

So i really liked this powder, thought it was the best thing ever until i discovered black opal deluxe finishing powder.
Its hydrating, finely milled, smooth and looks very natural whilst providing good cover. The thing that let me down was the shade selection. I was given no. 7 too dark and number 5/6 too light looked ashy. I was so dissapoint since we cannot return it once opened. Now im stuck with a super expensive powder which i cant use. No.7 is very cooled toned and doesnt work for me..blame the SA! Overall very good product shades not warm enough for me and the price is way to high. The packaging is awesome tho.I wonder if i could transfer my Black opal into this packaging hehe probably not!

on 11/19/2015 6:27:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Have used this product for nearly a year, I just love it! The product is easy to apply, leaves my skin feeling soft and flawless. It says put all day and doesn't go shiny. The only negative I've found is that it doesn't seem to go very far and a lot gets stuck in the bottom of the packaging due to the design. I will continue to use it though!

on 8/28/2015 7:18:00 AM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

One of the best powder foundations I have ever used!

I have this in Pure Finish 01 (the palest shade) and it is perfect for my NC15 skin with neutral to warm undertones. However, this color is not available in stores and I have to purchase on the EA website.

I apply this over my sunscreen (Missha Time Revolution SPF50) and it does not stick to wet patches or oxidize at all. This gives medium coverage but I think this can be built up more. It does not look powdery at all and instead makes my skin look perfected but luminous. I do have to wear a concealer under my eyes as I do need to cover my dark circles and melasma.

I love the packaging, and I love the way that this is a solid block until you twist the inner packaging to shave off the powder. This makes the powder mess free and great for travel. The puff that comes with this ok but I use a brush to apply anyway.

I was concerned that EA would discontinue it (all of my HGs end up being discontinued) but the SA in my local department store said that they were trying to promote this more and definitely not discontinuing. I will continue to purchase this, and may stock up when I can just in case EA change their minds!

on 9/25/2014 9:12:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Oily, Dark, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This is a good foundation if
-you like mineral foundations
-want light natural coverage
-don't want to look as if you're wearing makeup
-don't need to cover up too much
-want a day to day foundation

I use 07 to even out the different brown tones on my face and to cover up some acne scarring. I'm not looking for heavy coverage- just the bare minimum. I do find that by the end of the day that quite a bit might have come off, but I think that's normal after 14 hours. I recommend this for a more natural look. I'm on my third purchase since coming across it about a year and half ago. While it's expensive the packaging helps you use almost all of it.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Red, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

Yes it is an HG product. I tried a sample, then bought one in#02, which is a perfect match for my NC15to20 ish skin tone. I have a lot of redness, some wrinkles, fairly dry sensitive skin, with a tendency to form pimples (rosacea) along with some sebhorrhea and keratosis.

This doesn't set off any of my skin problems. Nor does it oxidize after a few hours. Its the same lovely look all day long. Light to medium coverage. Sort of blurs out freckles, redness and other imperfections.

My skin but almost perfect is how it comes out. I do use a bit of Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish cream foundation as a concealer when it has to be perfect but by itself this is my everyday choice.

Mine says spf 20, which is great since I can't seem to find a sunscreen that wont irritate my skin. I find it goes on top of anything I've tried without changing colour or oxidizing.

It is a little drying, which I expect in a powder so I apply on top of my faithful cerave cream.

No caking or visible powderiness.

I use a tip my sister told me. I give it a miniscule turn, then swirl the kabuki brush (I got the one designed for this powder), then tap it into an old mug. Apply then reload from the mug, and apply till done. Turn brush handle down into mug for later.

This ensures the least waste of the product. I find it stays in bigger "crumbles" till tapping into the mug & swirling the brush. Some crumbles landed on my makeup table till I learnt this tip.

Since this is a 50$ Canadian price it isn't to be wasted. Yet it is worth every penny.

Updated to add: Still loving this product, but not enough coverage. At 60 it's just not enough anymore. Won't rebuy but it's a gorgeous product and I highly recommend it if you just need a touch of sheer coverage.

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Age: 36-43

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

This foundation has become my Holy Grail of foundations. I have tried ever foundation from MAC to Clinique and I was never pleased with the finish. I have acne prone skin and liquid foundations seem to aggravate my skin and bring about break outs. The Pure Finish Mineral Makeup does not seem to have that effect, and I have been using it daily for the past two years. This is actually my second time purchasing a full size container.
I also enjoy the fact that I can continue to use it in the summer even when my skin is slighter tanner than normally. It seems to blend well with my medium complexion and I have no foundation lines. I have actually worn it by itself, because it gives me a natural looking finish.
I think it is quite affordable, I paid $18 for mine but I am willing to pay more. Each container last me at least six to eight months with daily use. The overall packaging is simple but the grinder also prevents it from being messy. I normally wear a silicone base primer but I am not sure how necessary that is, I think it would wear just as well without one.
If you like mineral makeup and you are looking for a great foundation I would definitely recommend that you check this one out.

4 of 4 people found this helpful.

on 5/9/2014 8:46:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Brunette, Other, Other

Eyes: Hazel

HG Alert!!!

I LOVE this powder!!! It has a light-medium coverage depending on how it is applied and it is not shimmery or sparkly like many mineral powders are. The texture is smooth and is easily distributed and blended. I bought shade 2 for my light neutral skin tone and use a large kabuki to apply a light coverage or a buffing brush for more coverage. I use this on its own over moisturiser for a light fresh look or over a tinted moisturiser for fuller coverage. I also apply a light dusting of this on my T-zone over other liquid foundations to set it and control shine. This does not break me out and blurs my imperfections. I still use a concealer for particularly bad blemishes or redness though.

I have nothing bad to say about this product. The grinding pot is fabulous, I don't need to use much per use and one pot lasts me 3+ months wear with daily use and up to 6 months with regular but not daily use. I will never be without a pot of this in my makeup drawer. This is the BEST foundation powder I have tried to date. If this comes in a shade that works for you then I totally recommend this product for you!

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on 3/4/2014 7:09:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

I have this in Pure Finish 03. I had to use a lot of powder to cover with. Powder only lasted 2.5 months before I ran out. All of the sudden with no warning No more powder. Due to the mirror jar the product comes in it is very difficult to see if you ran out or if push mechanism is broken. I had to use a lot of product to get good coverage. I think there are better options out there for the $45 it cost

on 3/27/2014 3:32:00 PM

Age: 36-43

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Not only the best mineral powder, but nearly the best powder I've used over last 20 years of testing different make-up products.

I ordered it on the huge sale blindly, it only cost 12, and I went for tone no 1, pure finish, and its perfect for my light golden caucasian skin. I usually have also a light tan in summer, so its great tone NB! If you have very pale skin, you probably won't find a match :(

Anyway, it has decent spf, 20 that is more than most of the powders, and is very very fine so leaves a beautiful semi-matte finish without looking unnatural, doesn't contain any mineral oil (i.e. doesn't clog pores, no allergies, break-outs on my very sensitive skin), and is quite hygenic, tone is not too pink, and the way you can grind just the right amount, is simply amazing.

I used to have YSL powder with the similar grinding mechanism long time ago, and I absolutely loved it, but sadly they stopped producing it. what a luck to find a similar one - grinding is just genius way to achieve very fine dust that matifies gently and naturally without leaving yr make-up mask-like. however, i'd recommend to get a good powder brush (i prefer natural fibres) to go with it as the included puff is not really usable.

I'm a little surprised by some negative reviews - people seem to not be very experienced with make-up, don't know how to apply it, and blame the product when in fact they have wrong expectations.

This perfect powder for NORMAL and COMBINATION skin, and even DRY skin with small pores and good general appearance. Its NOT a heavy duty medical product for acne skin that needs a good coverage, or NOT a super-matte and super-durable waterproof powder for very oily skin with very large pores. Its a light dusting mineral powder, semi transparent to top up your tinted moisturizer, BB cream or foundation to achieve VERY NATURAL look, it lets your skin breath and only suits you if you're looking for LIGHT coverage, and want to look like not wearing any make-up.

For these of you, its a a fantastic buy, much recommended!

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

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