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PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

PÜR

Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

0.28 oz Item 2248941

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Reclaim your shine-free complexion with PÜR's breakthrough oil control marble powder. Featuring a mosaic of sheer neutral hues, this one-of-a-kind formula blends beautifully to give all skin tones a balanced, barely there finish, while keep excess oil at bay with mattifying sebaryl. Use it alone for a marvelously matte, all-natural look or over your 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup for added coverage and shine control.
Using the Chisel Brush, apply in circular motions to achieve an even and flawless finish. Layer as needed for desired coverage.
Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Silica, Boron Nitride, Lauroyl Lysine, Zinc Stearate, Aqua, Phenoxyethanol, Sodium Dehydroacetate, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) Extract, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Sorbic Acid, Niacinamide, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Yeast Extract, Lactic Acid, Ammonium Glycyrrhizate, Panthenol, Zinc Gluconate, Retinol, Caffeine, Ceramide AP, Biotin. May Contain: Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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PÜRBalancing Act Oil Control Powder
 
4.3

(based on 86 reviews)

85%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (63)
  • Lightweight (60)
  • Blends well (51)
  • Controls shine (37)
  • Natural looking (29)

Cons

  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Settles in creases (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Unnatural color (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (30)
  • All skin types (28)
  • Everyday (25)
  • Oily skin (25)
  • Acne prone skin (12)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (24), Natural style (19), Budget shopper (15), Classic style (15)

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2.0

Would bot recommend

By Beth

from Minneapolis, MN

About Me Brand Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Controls Shine

Cons

  • Unnatural Color

Best Uses

    Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

    I love the Pur line of products but this powder made me look pale and chalky. I returned and bought their 4 in 1 powder in a color that complimented my skin tone.

     
    5.0

    I always love this product.

    By Keltre8

    from North Olmsted, Ohio

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Blends Well
    • Controls Shine
    • Covers Well
    • Doesn't Settle In Creases
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight
    • Long-Lasting
    • Silky Finish

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin
      • Normal Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

      I use it alone. No foundation.

       
      4.0

      Perfection

      By Sarah

      from California

      Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

      I have tried so many different finishing and oil-absorbing powders throughout my makeup career. And even though I haven't been using this one long, I'm already noticing a HUGE difference. I have always had super oily skin, especially at the end of the day, and I have had a drastic reduction in the amount of oil on my face at the end of the day. The powder blends really well without looking cakey at all (I do not use a Pur brand foundation), and I don't feel like it settles into pores and creases at all - the opposite, actually. It gives a great, long-lasting look. And I seriously love the fact that it's talc-free.

       
      5.0

      Yes, I would buy again

      By Tonya

      from GA

      About Me Budget Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Controls Shine
      • Doesn't Settle In Creases
      • Easy To Apply
      • Lightweight
      • Long-Lasting

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • All Skin Types
        • Normal Skin

        Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

        Works great

        Service and delivery comments:

        Delivered on time

         
        4.0

        Good finishing powder

        By DimplesRD37

        from Ocala, FL

        About Me Brand Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Doesn't Settle In Creases
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Acne Prone Skin
          • Dry Skin
          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin
          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

          This is my first purchase from this line. I was looking for a setting powder that wouldn't dry my already dry skin out. A Pur cosmetics rep recommended this and so far I've been liking it. It looks good on my skin and doesn't emphasize fine lines or dry patches.

           
          5.0

          Great Product!!

          By LA

          from SLC

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine
          • Covers Well
          • Doesn't Settle In Creases
          • Easy To Apply
          • Lightweight
          • Long-Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Oily Skin

            Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

            Love, love, love this powder!!!

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            1.0

            Not for me..

            By Mel B

            from Saucier, MS

            About Me Brand Buyer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Apply

            Cons

            • Poor Coverage
            • Settles In Creases

            Best Uses

              Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

              I used this powder twice and did not cover like I wanted.

               
              5.0

              The Best for Oily skin

              By Amber

              from New Orleans

              About Me Brand Buyer

              Pros

              • Controls Shine
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Silky Finish

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Acne Prone Skin
                • Oily Skin
                • Sensitive Skin

                Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

                This stuff is amazing. I have spent the first 34 years of my life just dealing with an oily face, or applying powder constantly throughout the day. This stuff works wonders. I apply it after all my makeup and it keeps me from getting greasy. I sometimes have to reapply after a few hours, but it really holds up. I also have sensitive acne prone skin and this has never made me breakout. I would recommend to anyone with oily or combination skin.

                 
                5.0

                Love this!

                By Tris

                from Wisconsin

                About Me Budget Buyer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Blends Well
                • Controls Shine
                • Covers Well
                • Easy To Apply
                • Lightweight
                • Long-Lasting
                • Silky Finish

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Normal Skin
                  • Oily Skin
                  • Sensitive Skin

                  Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

                  I received a sample size of this in a kit and absolutely fell in love with it! Many products of this type (and I have tried a lot of them) leave your face looking white, this one does not, it just blends in with your skin tone and does not leave a distinct color. Worth the price!

                   
                  3.0

                  Not bad

                  By Sandy

                  from Weirton WV

                  About Me Brand Buyer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Not good match with 4in1 foundation

                    Best Uses

                    • All Skin Types

                    Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

                    Did not pair well with 12 hr 4in 1 foundation makes foundation look even more fake accentuates pores

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                    • Q:

                      Does this product give off a white cast when using flash photography?
                      Asked on 4/1/2017 by AlexM from New York, NY

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hello PUR Beauty! Balancing Act is a translucent oil control powder that is colorless on the skin. For photo shoots, you may also like the Correcting Primer Hydrate & Balance that helps to reduce break through shine!

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from PUR
                    • Q:

                      How does this compare to the Urban Decay Deslick powder? Is there a quality about one vs the other that might be more appealing to certain people, for example, those of us who are older and have more fine lines and larger pores? Thank you!
                      Asked on 3/8/2017 by Jammer from Pasadena, CA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi PUR Beauty, I think you will be really impressed with Balancing Act Balancing Act as a translucent setting powder over foundation &/or as a blotting powder throughout the day. All you need is a light dusting if your Tzone gets oily throughout the day! Its perfect for all skin types and you'll love that it doesn't "cake" or appear cakey on the skin!

                        Answered on 4/3/2017 by Brand Expert from PUR
                    • Q:

                      How finely milled is this? Will this settle into fine lines and pores? Would you advise to avoid using it on the under eye area?
                      Asked on 3/7/2017 by 40 is the new 30

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi PUR Beauty! Balancing Act is our oil control/mattifying powder. We recommend using a light dusting of this product to blot the skin during the day. If you are looking for a setting powder, you can use the Balancing Act very lightly but we recommend using the 4-in-1 Mineral Makeup for setting and concealing under the eyes!

                        Answered on 3/8/2017 by Brand Expert from PUR
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this a a setting powder? And when you use this to blot throughout the day does it get cakey
                      Asked on 3/4/2017 by Monica from New Jersey

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi PUR Beauty, Balancing Act can be used as a translucent setting powder over foundation &/or as a blotting powder throughout the day. All you will need is a light dusting if your Tzone gets oily throughout the day! Its perfect for all skin types and you'll love that it doesn't "cake" or appear cakey on the skin!

                        Answered on 3/5/2017 by Brand Expert from PUR
                    • Q:

                      Will this clog pores?
                      Asked on 12/31/2016 by Hana

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Balancing Act is a translucent oil control powder that doesn't "cake" on the skin. It only takes a light dusting for a shine free look!

                        Answered on 3/6/2017 by Anonymous
                    • Q:

                      Can you use this if you have normal to dry skin?
                      Asked on 10/30/2016 by Angie from Monroeville, PA

                      1 answer

                      • Brand Expert

                        A:

                        Hi PUR Beauty! Absolutely! Balancing Act can be used on normal to dry & normal to oily skin tones. Balancing Act is meant to mattify "shine" on the skin, so if you are looking for a matte look then you will love Balancing Act translucent oil control powder!

                        Answered on 11/8/2016 by Brand Expert from PUR
                    • Q:

                      Does this come with any kind of applicator like a pad/sponge?
                      Asked on 9/29/2015 by helga from Seattle, WA

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        Balancing Act does not include an applicator. Pür Minerals recommends using a powder brush when applying Balancing Act.

                        Answered on 10/6/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Can this be used as a foundation by itself or is it meant to be used over foundation?
                      Asked on 8/4/2015 by Samantha from Southern Indiana

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        You can certainly use Balancing Act alone for a marvelously matte, all-natural look! It provides sheer coverage.

                        Answered on 8/5/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
                    • Q:

                      Does this have sunscreen?
                      Asked on 7/7/2015 by kathy from bay area

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Expert

                        A:

                        No, this product is not formulated with sunscreen and is not SPF-rated.

                        Answered on 7/7/2015 by Staff Expert from ULTA Beauty
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