Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Pur Minerals Review Part II: Mineral Makeup Review

Hey Bellas,

Here is part II on my review of the Pur Minerals Line. This video was mainly reserved to reserving their makeup.

Stay tuned for my tutorial using the products from this line to create a dramatic look for brown eyes.



Universal Pencil in Natural: Can be used for eyebrows, lips, or as eyeliner. $16.50. If you’re trying to use this as a multi-purpose item it should be worth the money. But as an eyebrow pencil it doesn’t really work. The liner is just too soft. The texture reminds me of MAC crèmestick liners. Thus, I’d recommend strictly for the lips and to line the eyes.

Lipgloss in Neolite Sunset: Supposed to be a plumper, but I saw no plumping action. Another thing is that I hated the smell. It tastes like old lipstick back in the day, yuck. I prefer the scent of vanilla and bubblegum, or even unscented. As far as texture and moisture, the lipstick is pretty good. The lipstick is a little better, but I just hated the color on me.


Beauty in Numbers Eyeshadow Palette: $25. A great little palette with a bunch of dime sized eyeshadow colors. A mini booklet shows you how to use the eyeshadow colors according to your eyecolor. This is a great palette for beginners or neutral wearers. The shadow is pigmented but has the tendency to fall out so you’ll need to wear a creamy base underneath.


Blush in Plum Adamite: $15 for this little blush, but it’s too cute too resist! The blush comes in a mini compact with a mirror and a little brush. I Love this color and would definitely recommend. It looked good on x-sparkage who is on the fair side, and on me who is on the tan side. This is a great, versatile color.

Mineral Eyeshadow in Chocolate Topaz: $13 This also comes in a compact with a little mirror. I picked a basic brown, great for the crease. The shadow is extremely pigmented and smooth. In terms of the range of eyeshadows though, the colors are pretty neutral…so don’t expect any wow factor colors.

Four in One Pressed Mineral Makeup with SPF 15: Anything with SPF is a plus, and this also comes in a compact with sponge. I loveeeee this foundation. I got it in the shade medium dark and it’s the best match in mineral makeup I’ve found so far. It even matches better than my MAC msf natural in med dark. It sinks into the skin and has great, seamless coverage. At $24.50 I’d definitely repurchase.

Mineral Split Plan Mineral Glow and Mineral Light: This is a split compact with a bronzer and highlighter. For $22.50 you get two products in one. The colors are very natural and give the look of getting a sun-kissed glow without seeming like you’re not wearing anything.


Not Pictured, the Brushes:

Brush Set: $39.50 This 5 piece set comes in it's own quilted brush case. In includes an Angled Blush brush, a Powder brush, a basic Eyeshadow brush, a Crease Brush, and a Lip Brush. I wasn’t too impressed with these brushes. After washing and conditioning them they weren’t soft enough for my taste. They seem machine manufactured and a little cheap-o. Pass on these, you can get better brushes for a better price elsewhere.

Chisel Makeup Brush: This is supposed to be used as a buffer brush with the mineral foundation. $22.50 for this brush? I don’t think so! It’s super scratchy and sheds big time. Definitely pass.

Crease Brush: Again, super scratchy. Using it would just give you an irritated eye. For $16.50, save it and get yourself a couple of crease brushes from Sonia Kashuk.

All in all, the prices are a little steep for this mineral makeup line. It's even harder to stomach since the brand isn't as well known. Many of the products are very good and some of them you could definitely pass on. Personally, I’d recommend the pressed mineral foundation, the color correcting primer, and the skincare line. The rest are up to you, but there are definitely some cheaper alternatives out there.

Till next time, ciao bellas!

3 comments:

Ethereal Prey said...

crikey, thanks for the informative review. i've never really heard of this brand either.

Cathy said...

Hi! thanks for the video...great info. I am a great fan of pur minerals. I have used it for over 2 years. What I love the most about it is that it feels like you are not wearing makeup at all. Also you dont need to use a concealer. The utility brush you had is a little scratchy but it is meant to be used to apply the foundation under the eye, on dark or reddened areas. It really adds the product on those areas without needing to keep putting more foundation all over your face. I guess different brushes for different people lol. anyway thanks so much for your video...I am a fan. Also I am canadian....there are great deals on the shopping channel. I just go the foundation, self tanning which is awsome, lipgloss, eye pencil and blush for only 59 Canadian ( which is I think about 42 american. bye!!! Cathy from Canada

x3tiina said...

great review! and ur skin looks gorgeouss! do you know what color i would be if im a nc40?