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Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

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Balancing Act Oil Control Powder

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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 90 reviews)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to apply (67)
  • Lightweight (64)
  • Blends well (55)
  • Controls shine (41)
  • Natural looking (29)

Cons

  • Settles in creases (6)
  • Doesn't stay on (5)
  • Poor coverage (4)
  • Causes breakouts (3)
  • Unnatural color (3)

Best Uses

  • Sensitive skin (32)
  • All skin types (30)
  • Oily skin (27)
  • Everyday (25)
  • Acne prone skin (14)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Brand buyer (25), Natural style (19), Budget shopper (18), Classic style (15)

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5.0

The Best

By Kathy

from Massachusetts

About Me Budget Buyer

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Acne Prone Skin
    • All Skin Types
    • Oily Skin
    • Sensitive Skin

    Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

    It's leaves your skin soft and silky it's not made to cover. I bought it for its oil control and it does a perfect job

     
    5.0

    surprisingly good coverage

    By Lorac

    from Chicago

    About Me Budget Buyer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • All Skin Types

      Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

      Used as finishing powder after makeup is applied. Evens out the tones in my skin. First time user and I love it.

       
      5.0

      Highly recommendI

      By Texasbella587

      from Pensacola, FL

      About Me Brand Buyer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Oily Skin

        Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

        I put this powder on after I have applied my foundation. It is a wonderful product for oily prone skin. I usually use Rimmel Stay Matte but this is so much better. I love the light, silky texture and it lasts all day. I will normally do a touch up after work if I am going somewhere other than home.

         
        5.0

        Great Product

        By doesn't usually wear makeup

        from Phoenix, AZ

        About Me Budget Buyer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Settles In Creases

        Best Uses

        • Acne Prone Skin
        • Sensitive Skin

        Comments about PÜR Balancing Act Oil Control Powder:

        Originally bought for a minor blemish, as I do not wear makeup, but started using this product on a daily basis.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        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.

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          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

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              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!!!

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                  • Q:

                    Is this product oil free & non-comedogenic?
                    Asked on 10/22/2017 by Danni from Oklahoma City, Ok

                    1 answer

                    • Brand Expert

                      A:

                      Hi PUR Beauty, this product is oil free! I think you will be really impressed with 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! It provides a natural matte finish to the skin!

                      Answered on 10/31/2017 by Brand Expert from PUR
                  • 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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