18 August 2013

Foundation for Oily Skin | Pur Minerals Review

I recently posted a blog about the reformulation of Revlon Colorstay Oily/Combination Foundation which you can read here. This led to my search for a new foundation that would work well with my oily skin. I have a very hard time treating my oily skin, and have yet to find a successful way to do so, so I make deal. Unfortunately, most liquid foundations are too moisturizing for me and either made it too greasy or they sit on the few dry patches of skin I have from all my acne treatment.  So I had to find a product that would sit nice with both oily/dry skin. This led me to..

PUR MINERALS 4 in 1 Pressed Mineral Makeup

an image of Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation
Photo from the Pur Minerals Official Website

I have been very curious about liquid-to-powder, cream-to-powder and just plain powder foundations lately and this mineral pressed foundation works great at reducing oil during my busy days.

I chose to go with this product, because it's pressed and I can't be bothered with a loose powder, as it causes too much of a mess. I chose Pur Mineral products as my first mineral foundation because the brand does not use nanoparticles in their products.

This product is $21 here in Canada for 8 grams of product. This is said to be a 4 in 1 product, which includes your foundation, powder, concealer and sun protector all in one product. I love this product. The matte finish of this product makes my skin look so flawless and I fell in love with the way that it looked the minute I used it. When you use enough product, it does cover fairly well, granted...I do still need to use concealer underneath.

The staying power is perfect for my oily skin, and after a few hours the foundation still remained with very little oil coming through. I didn't find it to fade or disappear nearly as quickly as my good ol' Colorstay!

This product did not irritate my skin or break me out at all, my skin is a little less sensitive than most...all my acne issues are actually hormonal and I generally don't break out from MOST products.

This product comes in 10 different shades:

Blush Medium
Golden Medium
Light Tan
Medium Dark
Golden Dark

The shade that I had purchased was Light, and it matches my skintone perfectly! This is very rare, it almost never happens!

I did not find this product to transfer at all, on to my clothes or when I touch my face (as I tend to do quite often, oops!). AWESOME!

Now, the downside that I found to this product and it may be the reason that I choose not to repurchase is how fast I go through it. I have found that I can't use this alone as a foundation, because in order to get enough coverage to hide most of my hyper-pigmentation and even out my complexion, it requires me to use more product and I found that I go through this much too quickly because of this.

So, as beautiful as this product makes my skin look...I will probably try out a few more options before I repurchase this one again.

However, for those of you who do not have much to hide and already have an even complexion, this is a highly controllable foundation and it's completely up to you how much coverage you would like. I definitely recommend this product to all those girls with oily/combination skin. It goes on smooth, evenly and doesn't highlight and cling to dry patches. It's wonderful!

Have a BEAUTIFUL day!

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At 18 August 2013 at 22:37 , Blogger Lolli K said...

This sounds amazing! I am lucky enough to have quite an even complexion, but I am plagued with blemishes! Must keep an eye out for this!

Lorraine x

At 19 August 2013 at 10:08 , Blogger Rae Marie said...

I am plagued with both blemishes AND an uneven complexion. it's awful! lol I've found lots of products that work for it though, so it's really not so bad!

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