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PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

PÜR

Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

Item #: 2248941 Size: 0.28 oz

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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
 
4.4

(based on 76 reviews)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (56)
  • Lightweight (54)
  • Blends well (48)
  • Controls shine (30)
  • Natural looking (29)

Cons

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

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (27)
  • All skin types (26)
  • Everyday (25)
  • Oily skin (20)
  • Going out (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Natural style (19), Brand buyer (17), Classic style (15), Budget shopper (13)

Reviewed by 76 customers

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5.0

Great product!

By Queen Glenda

from Milpitas, Ca

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

    I got a sample size in a Pur cosmetic gift set (and at a bargain price after the holidays) and this was in it. I tried it right away and I think it's awesome! I use it all the time and I'm just now hitting the pan bottom in the middle! I had some points so I wanted to buy the regular size and redeem my points. It really does stop the shine! However, it's not as long lasting as I would like, but it's good enough I knew I wanted it anyway.

     
    5.0

    Love this powder

    By Hoosier girl

    from Cincinnati

    About Me Brand Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Controls Shine
    • Easy To Apply
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Acne Prone Skin
      • Oily Skin

      Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

      Does not give white cast some other powders do. Natural looking.

       
      5.0

      Helps longevity of the foundation

      By KG

      from Minneapolis, MN

      About Me Brand 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
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

        I don't usually write reviews, but felt compelled to with this product. I love the PUR minerals foundation. However, I was trying to find ways to extend the longevity of it, as I was getting oily and seeing a degradation of the product in the early afternoon. Using the Hourglass Veil mineral primer helped, but it's the PUR Balancing Act that perfected it. I have tried many other big name finishing/oil control powders before, but nothing compared to this one. I am completely satisfied with the product and would recommend it to anyone who uses PUR Minerals foundation!

         
        4.0

        Decent

        By Rach

        from NW FL Panhandle

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Blends Well
        • Controls Shine
        • Covers Well
        • Easy To Apply
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Accentuates dry skin
        • No applicator
        • No mirror in compact

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Good for light coverage
        • Good for setting makeup
        • Oily Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

        This powder is good for shine control and setting makeup. The powder is not translucent. I use it alone sometimes for days when I want light coverage and don't want to deal with a full face of makeup. And on those days, I may have to reapply once or twice. When I use it to set my makeup (I use it over the Pür 4-in-1 mineral pressed powder), it really helps and does a good job at making my makeup last and stay matte. I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 because it doesn't come with an applicator (I purchased Ulta's velour and satin puffs. They fit nicely inside the compact), and the compact does not have a mirror, which would be helpful for on-the-go applications. Overall, though, I would (and have) recommend this product.

         
        5.0

        Excellent Powder

        By Court

        from Simi Valley, CA

        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

          • Normal Skin
          • Oily Skin

          Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

          Super happy with this product. I have really oily skin and was looking for a finishing Powder to help with that. First I use Urban Decay's de slick spray, then Smashbox's photo finish just in my T zone. Followed by a foundation Powder and this Pur Powder on top. The coverage is great and is easy to swipe off the compact. Good coverage and lightweight feel.

           
          1.0

          I wouldn't buy this again.

          By Jes

          from Rancho Cucamonga CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Controls Shine

          Cons

          • Causes Breakouts
          • Poor Coverage
          • Settles In Creases
          • Unnatural Color

          Best Uses

          • Sensitive Skin

          Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

          Couldn't stand the smell of the powder. made my face shinny on my nose and dry on the rest of my face.

           
          1.0

          I wasn't everything that was said it would be.

          By Jes

          from Rancho Cucamonga CA

          About Me Brand Buyer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

            • Cakes Up
            • Causes Breakouts
            • Goes On Heavy
            • Messy
            • Poor Coverage
            • Settles In Creases
            • Unnatural Color

            Best Uses

            • Sensitive Skin

            Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

            Very bad for my skin. Has not cleared up. This product says to be natural.

             
            5.0

            Love this product

            By Sheena

            from 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

              • All Skin Types

              Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

              I use this product over any foundation but like it best with the pur minerals.

               
              4.0

              Love this powder

              By Sarah

              from Waterloo, IA

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Easy To Take-off
              • Good Pigmentation
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

              • Doesn't Stay On

              Best Uses

              • Everyday
              • Oily Skin

              Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

              I use this as a finishing powder. I have oily skin, and apply this powder over my other makeup. It works well, for awhile, to take away the oily/shiny look, but doesn't last all that long. If it lasted all day I would love even more, but it works well enough for me.

               
              5.0

              It works well for me.

              By Charlie

              from 73012

              About Me Natural Style

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Blends Well
              • Easy To Apply
              • Lightweight
              • Natural Looking

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All Skin Types
                • Everyday
                • Going Out
                • Sensitive Skin
                • Travel

                Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

                It works well for me, especially since I'm very sensitive to many products

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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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