elaina's review of Pur Minerals Pressed Powder Foundation


585 reviews

71% would repurchase

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 3.9

Price: $$$


ORIGINAL FORMULATION: Active Ingredient: Titanium Dioxide 8%; Inactive Ingredients:Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides. May contain: Ultramarines NEW FORMULATION: Ingredients Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Boron Nitride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Mannitol, Sodium Gluconate, Citric Acid, Sodium Citrate, Waltheria Indica Leaf Extract, Dextrin, Ferulic Acid, L-Lactic Acid, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Silica, Thioctic Acid, Sodium Hyaluronate, Retinol, L-Ascorbic Acid, Ceramide 6 II, Magnolia Officinalis Bark Extract, Vitis Vinifera/Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Tocopherol, Lecithin, Maltodextrin, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Fruit Skin, Glycerin, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-5, L-Glutathione, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Hydrated Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Aqua, Glucosamine HCI, Pisum Sativum (Pea) Extract, Bambusa Vulgaris Leaf/Stem Extract, Magnesium Carbonate, Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499). May Contain: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Ultramarine (CI 77007)


Age: 19-24

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

I bought this after seeing it on The Shopping Channel (Canadian QVC). It's a pressed mineral foundation (they also make a loose version) that comes in a double-sided compact (mirror and flocked sponge on one side, powder on the other). It's really handy, but the packaging isn't as nice as one would hope for $33--more functional than anything else. I am a NC15/Stila A/10 Watts and Light is a good match, though it can be too dark if applied heavily with a sponge. I like to use a combination of flocked sponge and kabuki brush to achieve the most natural finish. This product lasts pretty much all day on me with minimal touchups. Doesn't do anything to make pores look smaller or control oil, but doesn't make things worse either. Coverage is excellent--my blemish scars are GONE when I wear this. It's interesting that the first ingredient in here is mica, but you really don't sparkle when you wear this--you glow! You can check out the company website at purminerals.com

EDITED 11/29/02 TO ADD: When I was about 2/3 of the way finished with my first compact of this, the product began to crumble and come away from the pan. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, though--I crushed the remaining product up and put it into a sifter jar, and it worked fine this way. Apparently this sometimes happens with pressed minerals.EDITED 12/14/03 TO ADD INGREDIENT LIST:
Mica, Bismuth Oxychloride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Tocopheryl Acetate, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Methylparaben, Propyl Paraben, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides. continued >>

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