Saturday, June 21st, 2008

pur minerals is a mineral makeup brand with both loose and pressed mineral makeup, which makes it a more versatile brand. In addition to the traditional mineral makeup ingredients, they have added shea butter and Vitamin E to help bind their ingredients together. They do not use talc or oil or fillers in their products, either. In addition to their full range of mineral makeup, they also have skincare products available, which I don’t usually see from mineral makeup brands.

Some products I enjoyed:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15 ($24.50) is, according to purminerals, the brand’s “claim to fame.” What I like about the pressed mineral compact is that it allows you to have the benefits of mineral makeup, but without the mess. I have always found that whenever I use a loose mineral powder, more often than not, it gets all over me and the bathroom countertop. There is a good range of colors within the product’s range, but if you are concerned, they also have a split pan version, where you get two shades instead of one (which is especially good for those who change skintones over summer!).

Universal Marble Mineral Powder & Bronzer (Bronze & Brighten) ($21.50) is this gorgeous swirled bronzer that acts to highlight and brighten skin. It is universal, which means it runs lighter and sheerer than super dark or pigmented, but it is buildable, which is what matters in a sheerer product. There is also a Marble Mineral Powder in Pink, which looks incredibly pretty. Aside from bronzer, Pur Radiance Mineral Powder ($21.50) is a great pressed mineral highlighter/blush that gives you that just flushed, glowy complexion.

pur truly has a full line of mineral makeup based cosmetics–not just powders and face products, but lipsticks, glosses, and even lip tints. The Mineral Lip Tint SPF 15 ($16.50) comes in several fun shades, and they’re great for just a hint of color. The Lip Tints come in a sleek, silver tube with twist up color. Don’t forget about their Mineral Eye Defining Pencil with Smudger ($16.50) for waterproof, smudge-proof eye liner that’s mineral based.

Other products you may be interested in: 4-in-1 Loose Mineral Makeup Foundation ($23.50), Mineral Eye Prep ($17.00), Pur-ly Abundant ($16.50), Pressed Mineral Eyeshadow Singles ($12.00),

What could they improve on? There aren’t many loose powder options, which may make some traditional mineral makeup wearers wary or even pass them over. I like pressed mineral makeup, because it’s not as messy and it’s more travel-friendly, but I do think loose mineral makeup is part of the allure of mineral makeup in general. I do not think this is so much a con, as something that differentiates pur from other brands.

Learn more about the brand at www.purminerals.com.

Have you tried this brand?  What was your experience?

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5 thoughts on “Mineral Makeup Brand Spotlight: pur minerals

  1. robyn

    I really liked the 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15. I was afraid that it would age me, having over 40 skin, but with a light application, it smoothed out my complexion and reduced the appearance of blotches and wrinkles.

    I tried the starter kit which included the bronzer and blush. I don’t really care for the blush as it is barely noticeable and hard to get out of the container. I would have to scrape the surface with my tweezers to get some loose powder and invariably, it would be too light or contain too much of the white powder. No such trouble with the foundation, which easily covered the application brush. I found that one brush full was exactly right. Heavier applications than this could enhance your wrinkles.

    After a year, I’m just about out and will purchase the foundation again.

  2. kimberly

    this make up is really good for girls with darker skin tone who cant find a good BE foundation product

  3. debbie

    Decent products, but AWFUL customer service!