purminerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup SPF 15| Review, Photos, Swatch

Fact: My mineral makeups are all in powder form.

Fact: I love the effect but hate the messy swirling, tapping and buffing.

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.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.

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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.

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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

Check out my review on purminerals 4-in-1 mineral tinted moisturizer to see if it’s meant for you.

~~Kathryne~~

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8 Comments

  1. August 28, 2012 / 8:30 pm

    Fantastic review and a lovely picture of you, Kathryne! I agree, I prefer full coverage and something that controls oil production and usually, powder on its own cannot do all that! This looks like a healthy option to wear over foundation, however ; )

    xoxo,

    –The Beauty Professor

    • August 29, 2012 / 5:18 am

      Aww, thanks much! I agree with what you said. I don't get it why companies market their products like that. Their focus groups must have been flawless people who don't need much coverage.xo

  2. August 28, 2012 / 9:56 pm

    I could not use this as a foundation either, my crazy oily skin needs more help than this would provide. Nice review!

    • August 29, 2012 / 5:20 am

      True that. On a happy note, having oily skin delays winkles, yay!!

  3. August 30, 2012 / 8:10 pm

    Conceal what flaws?!! Seriously, you have gorgeous skin!!!! xo

    • August 30, 2012 / 8:30 pm

      No way, if you can see my skin up close it's ridiculous. Open pores and adult acne, sigh!
      Thanks much for the kind comment :-))))

  4. September 2, 2012 / 9:29 pm

    Thanks for showing this product and giving an honest review 🙂 Products that claim to be "multitasking" always get my attention – too bad they rarely can really perform well on all their claims

    • September 2, 2012 / 9:46 pm

      Hi Catherine. Thanks for visiting my blog. Same with me, while the promise of multi-tasking seems to be the trend for makeups, I always treat it with a grain of salt.xo

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