Fact: My mineral makeups are all in powder form.
Fact: I love the effect but hate the messy swirling, tapping and buffing.
|.28oz/ 8g, $27, purminerals.com|
So in my mission to address my trivial problem, I was excited to try purmineral’s new 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup. Lured by the promise of multi-tasking, things couldn’t get any better.
The One-Minute Makeup Miracle! This product is your foundation powder, concealer, sunscreen (SPF 15) & skin perfector. Sounds like a manna from heaven? let’s dissect.
Packaging-wise, I think it’s sleek and futuristic (it reminds me of a flying saucer). It’s compact enough for travel and quick touch-ups.
Shade selection is commendable with 10 variants to choose from. I bought golden medium based from gut-feel.
SPF 15 is a good addition. Actually, anything that protects moi from the sun is always a better choice.
Paraben and gluten-free, ideal even for the most sensitive skin.
Cruelty-free. I have a soft spot for products and companies that don’t test on animals.
What about the coverage and concealing properties? Of course that’s the meat of the matter.
I have experimented with the application two ways since I was’t satisfied with the label instructions.
On its own as a foundation. For reference, I used a face primer prior to applying this powder. With a face brush, I applied it in circular motions until I was satisfied with the coverage.Then I sealed it with Skindinavia makeup finishing spray. The result is the same as a mineral loose powder ~ lightweight with a barely-there makeup look. With that said, if you have porcelain or flawless skin (which unfortunately I don’t have), this stuff is for you. That red zit on the side of my face was untamed.
On top of liquid foundation. This is the method I preferred better. I used the same face brush and sealed my makeup using this powder. It did help mattify my face (caveat: I use a mattifying toner and oil-free foundation so consider this as an advise from someone ravaged with sebum).
Over-all thoughts. I like it for what it is, a mineral pressed powder with SPF 15 component. My vanity is clean, thanks to its no-mess application. But I won’t use it on its own because the coverage wasn’t impressive enough to conceal my flaws.
|purmineral 4-in-1 pressed mineral makeup
on top of tarte amazonian clay foundation
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