Monday, September 15, 2008

Pur Minerals Skincare Review

Hi Bellas,

I had the opportunity to try out a bunch of products from the Pur Minerals Mineral Makeup/Skincare line.

In my video I presented an unbiased review on what was hot and what was not in this line. I have part II coming up where I review the makeup (fyi, I loveddddddd the foundation).

All in all, this line has some really great products. It's a bit expensive though, but I saw them at Ulta for buy one get one free the other day. In actuality the prices of the products are similar to a lot of other brands out there like MAC, Smashbox and Urban Decay...but it's hard for people to accept the price since the brand isn't as well known.

FYI I'm not wearing any makeup in this video except for false eyelashes. I guess the Pur Minerals skincare really was making my skin glowing.

Here's a quick summary of my recommendations:

-Let's Get Started Daily Skincare Trio: Revitalizing Wash, Perfecting Serum, Mineral Moisture Complex -- This product line is travel size and worked great on my sensitive skin. For $35 it's a bit more pricey than I'm used to spending on face products though. But is that a good or bad thing? I probably need to invest just as much in skincare as I do on makeup, lol.

-Under Control Oil Regulating Gel: You're supposed to apply this after cleansing and it will control oil. However, I don't have oily skin so I couldn't really tell if it worked. I'm going to try it on a wedding coming up where the bride has oily skin. For $18, you get a whole lot of product.

-See No More Pore Minimizer: $21.50...kinda expensive but it really works! I'm sensitive about my humongous pores on my nose. It's best to use this in combination with a biore pore strip. I noticed that my pores got a lot smaller after using. I just need to make an effort to use it regularly.

-Color Correcting Primer in Peach: My fav skincare product from this line. The peach corrects as well as primes your skin. It's the same concept as salmon concealer. $29.50 makes it around the same price as other high end primers out there. Really really works though...makes your skin super supple. Highly recommend!

-Pur Minerals Lip Revival: It's supposed to reduce lines and plump. I saw no difference. I'd pass on this one. Save your $21.50 for a year's worth of chapstick.

-Fulvic Mineral Mist: At first I thought this was the same product as MAC fix plus when in fact it's not. It's simply a hydrator which is supposed to be really great when used on ice for the summer. It's a whole lot of product but I don't find it necessary to my makeup routine. Save your $16.50.

-EYE Prep: Same thing as UDPP and Two Faced Eyeshadow Insurance. I actually prefer this to UDPP because the texture is more liquidy and I find it easier to blend eyeshadow on top of this primer. If you don't have a neutral eye primer, I'd recommend shelling out the $17 for this product.

-Lip Tint in Sandy Quartz: Has SPF 15, a plus! But at $16.50 I'd probably pick up a MAC slimshine for around the same price. The color options are a bit too limited for my taste.

Stay tuned for Part II where I review the makeup!
Till next time, Ciao Bellas!


Brown Girl Gumbo said...

You have GORGEOUS skin!!! :-)

Ethereal Prey said...

i always wonder about pore minimizers and if they really work or not...thanks for your review

Mrs. Lynne, said...

Nice review sis. I'm overly conscious about my nose pores also. Obsessive if you will! Will have to browse their products - thanks!

I found myself shelling out a shiney dime on skin care products also. They are definitely just as important (if not more) to makeup.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there-a great post and good reviews!!

Aleca said...

Great review- and great looking skin too! I have been looking at other Mineral lines and it's nice to hear what others think and love about their mineral makeup.

My favorite skin exfoliant is Dermalogica Daily Microfoliant- it always makes my skin feel soft smooth and glowing. So if your ever interested in a new exfoliant- check it out!

Askmewhats said...

your skin is definitely glowy!!! I love it!!!! You look so pretty even with no make up!