65% would repurchase
Package Quality: 3.5
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PUR 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 15, Brown
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on 3/3/2016 8:51:00 PM
More reviews by HollyIvy
Age: 56 & Over
Skin: Combination, Olive, Not Sure
Hair: Brown, Other, Other
just got this in Nude, great deal, half price, free shipping, color is perfect, when I first looked at it, I thought it would be too light for my very olive skin, but it wasn't, looks natural, works well for my very dry/combo skin, I live in AZ, I'm 59 so love to try different tinted sunscreens, they upped the SPF to 25 which is a good thing, usually don't go lower than SPF30, but this is close enough, I had been using Almay CC, like that one too
1 of 1 people found this helpful.
on 8/14/2015 3:26:00 PM
More reviews by ziggymama
Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Neutral
Hair: Silver, Curly, Medium
I keep trying other foundations and keep coming back to this. While it's not perfect for my skin--which is not the product's fault, my skin can be a pain in the a**--it's as close as I've come. Note that I am violently allergic to chemical sunscreens, this is totally physical SPF.One bone to pick with other reviewers: It clearly states this is for "Normal to Dry Skin"; why do you oily gals get this and then complain it's "greasy"? I don't buy matte foundation and then complain it's drying! (Note that a friend of mine who's very oily adores Paula's Shine Stopper; she claims it's a miracle.)I also use Paula's Barely There Matte Tint; these work very well together, both mixed and in different places on your face. That is, you can customize your coverage: Just the tint in spots you need only some color; a mix in those you need a little more; and the full-on ABC in areas you need even more. At my age, the most important qualities (other than matching and not irritating my skin, those go without saying) are to look natural (not cakey and masky) and to NOT need powder, which my skin won't tolerate anyway. I do wish this came in more colors; I also wish that Paula would come out with a dry skin foundation without SPF (I hate the Resist foundation!). But I'm able to use Nude, so it's all good.
5 of 5 people found this helpful.
on 7/25/2015 11:58:00 AM
More reviews by georgia21
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium
My skin is dry and sensitive. This foundation, for normal to dry skin, didn't irritate my skin, but it didn't make it look any better, either. It has light coverage and left my skin with a greasy, unattractive film. The color selection is small.
on 7/21/2015 7:45:00 PM
More reviews by Deandra
Hair: Blond, Straight, Medium
This is a great option for women with normal to dry skin looking for a good summer foundation with built-in sunscreen. My skin is combination to oily so it's not the best choice for me, but as someone with sensitive skin, I appreciate that it didn't irritate me at all. It has a nice finish, doesn't settle into pores or fine lines. The tube packaging is convenient for travel. Here's my dilemma - Nude washes me out and Sand is slightly too dark. I wish PC would expand the color range as I think a lot of women are halfway between shades. I am not the first reviewer to say I have to mix Nude and Sand to get the right shade. If the foundation were perfectly formulated to my skin type, I might be willing to buy two tubes and mix, but I find that an inconvenient and costly solution. Nevertheless, it is worth a try, if for no other reason than finding a non-greasy SPF 25 for sensitive skin.
on 9/12/2014 8:34:00 AM
More reviews by kerprice
Skin: Acne-prone, Other, Not Sure
Hair: Blond, Other, Other
I love this foundation. FInally a foundation with SPF 25 that goes on smoothly, color is perfect for my fair skin, doesn't accentuate little fine hair on face, and covers well.I've tried many other foundations with SPF (Estee Lauder camoflauge--which didn't camoflauge and the lightest color was too dark, too yellow), and Neutrogena with SPF 30, which didn't cover and accentuated every wrinkle and fine hair that I didn't even know I had!I don't like the price, but a little goes a long way so I will definitely order it again.
4 of 4 people found this helpful.
on 7/30/2014 12:52:00 AM
More reviews by Eire1
Skin: Oily, Fair, Cool
Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine
I HAD THIS IN A SAMPLE. IT CAME IN A TINY JAR AND I WAS ABLE TO KEEP IT FOR UP TO A YEAR. I RECENTLY GOT A NEW SAMPLE.ABC( All Bases covered) was a decent enough foundation when I first got it. It was a sample in a tiny jar and not some stingy package. In the beginning it went on smoothly with no problems. The foundation range in this line is amiss.. it will not cover redness and acne. Although, you may find that even if this matched before in time it can be darker. If you didn't get an exact match though and you are darker skinned it may not be so bad in the end.I am giving it four stars since it was at first a really good foundation. Out of all of the foundations sold in this line this is one of the best because it is more comftorable to wear. ( In terms of blending,flaking, etc.)
2 of 2 people found this helpful.
on 12/28/2013 9:35:00 PM
More reviews by MagnoliaState
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral
Hair: Brunette, Straight, Fine
I have used this foundation for years! Every now and then I'll try something else. Three years ago they were changing manufacturers and this foundation wasn't available. NO foundation is as good as this one for my skin. What I want in a foundation that this has...1. Blend into my skin. I want people to see me not my makeup. 2. Not settle into or accentuate pores and fine lines. 3. Moisturize my dry skin. I don't want tan colored flakes on my face! 4. True medium coverage. Not too much not too little. 5. Satiny/Dewy finish. 6. Mineral s/s (hard to find!) It also goes on smoothly with any type applicator (brush, beauty blender sponge, or fingers).A big problem is limited color choices. I am NC20 fairly neutral but leaning warm. Sand is the perfect color for me. In summer, I will sometimes mix in some Wheat to darken it up a bit.Another gripe is that I wish this lasted a little longer. I don't wear primer - that might help.This is as close to HG as I think I can get though.Love love love this product and so does my skin!
3 of 3 people found this helpful.
on 1/11/2013 9:50:00 PM
More reviews by ashweb
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
This is the first product I've ordered from Paula B, and I love it. I have never been able to find a foundation (not Lancome, not Bobbi Brown, not drugstore brands) that doesn't make my fair aging skin look dry and wrinkly. This foundation does what I have been wishing that tinted moisturizers would. Good staying power, better coverage, not drying at all (but also not the lone moisturizer - I still have to wear moisturizer underneath, but I imagine if you're not too dry you could go it alone). Good slip, blends well, doesn't come off all over my cell phone. I'm a perfect Nude, and it helps offset the redness in my cheeks and on my nose from a bit of rosacea.
on 10/14/2012 5:46:00 AM
More reviews by Walko
Skin: Combination, Medium, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
Got two samples of this, one in nude and the other in sand. None was a perfect match. Both looked far too orange . The nude is the best for me but still too orange. I found this very greasy, ok it's for dry skin so probably not the product's fault.It now has spf 25 ,and I so wanted to like it but it's not for me.As Paula says herself , foudation alone is not the best source of sunscreen as you'd have to use too much. I always use a moisturiser with spf under foundation anyway.I love Paula's skincare, but I don't think her foundations all that good. I also tried the one for oily skin and found it difficult to blend.Nah , I'll stick with my Mac Matchmaster which I'm using now, then might try Estees Double wear next but Paula's foundation are not for me.I still think this could be a very good foundation for someone with dry skin and who can get a colour match. It's not bad stuff it just dosen't do it for me.
on 5/7/2012 1:01:00 PM
More reviews by ellen1159
Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool
Got in "Nude". Same issue I had with Best Face Forward foundation, just not enough coverage for me, and seemed a bit too pinky/red on my skin.
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