The Pur Minerals 4-in-1 pressed mineral foundation, is a great option for gals and guys who have sensitive, mature and/or acne prone skin. All Pur Mineral products are cruelty-free, paraben-free, gluten-free, vegan-friendly, alcohol-free, BPA-Free and Talc-free. I think those are really impressive features for a makeup product. People also seem to love their products. The pressed mineral foundation is rated an impressive 4.6 out of 5 on their site and rated 4.4 out of 5 on Ulta.com.
The pressed powder was sent to me along with the illuminate and glow correcting primer. The pressed powder and the primer combined looks absolutely gorgeous on my skin. I took these photos with a camera phone in front of a circle light and these pictures are honestly not a good representation of the beauty of this product. The illuminating primer actually gives the pressed powder a dewy look which I thought was impossible, especially when using a powder foundation. I also just tried this as a setting powder over my every day, holy grail foundation and it actually works well together.
I think it’s pretty cute, especially the compact powder. It looks like a little flying saucer. I love the mirror and the top hinge looks sturdy enough to survive the many accidental drops that it will encounter. The primer, not so much as it is in the standard tube that most primers come in. I also love that there is an expiration date at the bottom of the powder. Mine expires November 2017. I’ll be surprised if I still have any left by November though.
Pur Minerals is available at Ulta and Kohl’s nationwide and at select Duane Reade, Marks & Spencer, and Shoppers Drug Mart. It is also available at a number of online sites including purminerals.com, dermstore.com and skincarerx.com. It only comes in 11 shades from light to caramel brown, (my complexion). Unfortunately, women with complexions that are deeper than mine will not be able to find a shade. The primer is $31 and the pressed powder is $28 which is pretty standard pricing for cosmetic products of this caliber.
For a powder foundation I was honestly surprised with the coverage. Maybe it’s because I took my time pressing it in with a powder puff, not a brush, but it actually gave me better coverage than my holy grail liquid foundation that I use daily. I think I am going to use this on days when my acne and her even uglier scars are raging and now that I know that I can use it as a setting powder…
This pressed powder foundation is blendable, buildable and leaves a semi- matte coverage when worn with the illuminating primer. I only kept it on for a few hours while I watched television so I can’t comment on it’s lasting power or how long it lasts before it starts breaking down. Just don’t tear up or get water splashed on your face because it runs, I know. I don’t think this will make a great option for super hot and humid days either. This is definitely a fall, winter, spring, cool summer nights foundation.
Disclosure: I received press samples from Pur Minerals for review. The opinions expressed are true and are my own.