Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Positive Review a miracle for my skin
I've been using Pur Minerals foundation on and off since about 2006. I'm always on the hunt for the newer, better thing. When I saw that Pur had come out with a foundation with added skincare benefits, I was skeptical but I just had to try it. I'm sooo happy I did. My skin has improved so much in the few months I've been using it. My redness has diminished. I don't break out anymore. Overall, my skin just keeps getting better and better. I can even hang around the house without makeup on, which used to make me uncomfortable due to my red, broken out skin. Application is fast and easy...just buff into the skin for a few seconds and you're done. I don't use the Chisel Brush...I use the bronzer brush from Eco Tools and it works great. It's soft and covers a large area at once, so application is even faster. I wear Porcelain, which is a great color match. Even with the great coverage this foundation provides, my skin is still soft and touchable all day. It never separates, gets cakey, or feels like makeup. The oil control is also amazing. I usually become an oil slick before lunch time, and I need a couple blotting sheets to soak it all up...but not anymore! I actually don't even need to blot ALL DAY! I may get a slight glow as the day goes on, but it just looks like natural skin, not oil. I've been on the hunt for the perfect foundation for almost 20 years, and I've finally found my HG!
Most Helpful Critical Review Why did Pur Minerals change the formula?
I am so disappointed. My teenage daughter has acne and we have sworn by Pur Minerals for excellent coverage and for not aggravating her breakouts. We have recommended it to many people for that reason. I have no idea why Pur Minerals would make such a big change to their formulation. My daughter started using a new compact a few weeks ago and instantly broke out in an itchy, bumpy rash all over her upper lip, around her mouth, and on her cheeks. We had noticed the new packaging, but I didn't realize the makeup itself had actually been changed. The ingredient list is twice as long! She discontinued using it, and the rash has cleared up. We can no longer recommend Pur Minerals. I really wish they could continue to offer the original formula.
Reviewed by 4916 customers GAME CHANGER!
Tiffany from California
Wonderful product! First off, I am a make-up junkie. If I hear that any of my favorite brands (Tarte, Pur, MAC, Nars, Too Faced, etc), is dropping a new product, I definitely try it out. As you can imagine, I own all kinds of foundation and this one takes a cake! It goes on smoothly, it's blendable, and provides light-feeling coverage while still covering my blemishes. I highly recommend. I use "Linen", as I am European/Asian mixed with light neutral/olive complexion. Colors look darker on the palette itself, so don't be thrown off! Stop thinking about it, just buy it!!
Best pressed powder i've ever used
RDH from Anderson , SC
In the summer time by the pool I use as base and get good coverage. On daily basis I use as powder over base
Jamie Lynn from Pittsburgh
I've been using this foundation for a few weeks. I'm in my late 30s and have noticed that the foundations that used to look good on my skin no longer do. Because of that I've been hunting for a new foundation that doesn't accentuate my dry patches and doesn't leave me an oily mess either. This foundation comes very close to being perfect for me. It has good coverage for being a powder and does not make my dry patches stand out. I still set it with a setting powder but somehow end up oily after a few hours of wear. That's the only problem I have with this foundation otherwise it is great!
Flawless Face from Minneapolis, MN
The best product for everyday use. It's lightweight, but also has pretty great coverage for my skin, which is pretty red in the cheeks most days. It really evens out my skin and I am forever grateful!
Best summer foundation
Combo skin from New England
I have combo skin that tends to get oily quickly in the summer humidity. I've been using this for the past few weeks and it's been perfection for me - light, airbrushed finish, doesn't settle into lines (but I'm only late 20s so take that with a grain of salt), and lasts all day with a well-primed and set face. It took a bit of getting used to at first to make sure it didn't look cakey, but with a light-handed application and some concealer underneath this has been all I need for foundation. It also darkens a bit after you put it on, so I'd trust the online color descriptions for a best match.
My go to summer powder foundation
Rosagirl from Fort Worth, TX
Love to use this for areas that need a bit more coverage over the summer when wearing a tinted moisturizer. Has good lasting power, looks nice on my skin, and when it wears off it does so nicely. I have purchased this power many times!
Georgia Mom from Marietta, GA
Wish I had discovered Pür's 4-in-1 Powder Foundation years ago! We live in the hot, humid South and my liquid foundation just melts every summer. I never thought about using a powder foundation before - but I should have. The powder is subtle and light, not heavy. Pür's Powder Foundation doesn't melt - and neither does Pür's Correcting Primer. The color (Ivory LP5) is a perfect match for my skin tone. (As a reference I use Clinique's Even Better Foundation in Alabaster.)
JoanneC from Crystal Lake, IL
I have used lesser priced products but they just don't provide the coverage that this delivers.
40 is the new 40 from Miami
when I need a rush make up job, I grab this! Does a great job with coverage and makes my skin look smooth
Looks dry, dumb packaging
Margo from Chicago
I'm a big fan of powder foundation but this one looked EXTRA dry on my (normal) skin. The packaging is also weirdly thick, we don't need several extra mm of clear plastic. I'm not sure why brands think MORE packaging is better, it's a waste of plastic.
No Space for Applicator
Nhgirl from NH
Actual product is great. Current container design is flawed. Like many women, I want to be able to have one in my purse for touch-ups. Not being able to put an applicator inside is inconvenient. It's so hard to find powder compacts with SPF in them. It would be smart for this company to take advantage of their product containing it and make it desirable for women to use both at home and on the go.
CiCi from Pittsburgh PA
I'm obsessed with this foundation. Recently bought new Chantecaille cushion and this Pur is better! I'm 56 with mild rosacea, dry, textured skin (tret) also oily t-zone at times. This is very smoothing over dryness and has a natural skin like finish. No need for primer, just a little concealer. I can get 9-10 hour wear with CT setting spray. My skin has less congestion now and no talc in this formula which is a plus. Others foundations that work well for me are BM Complexion Rescue, Mac Face & Body, Lancôme Teint Idole. But my skin seems to love the Pur Pressed Mineral Powder and it's quicker since I don't have to use primer and setting powder.
Paula from High Point, NC
I have been using this for years. Very natural looking and light weight. I highly recommend Pur!
Great as a setting powder but not foundation
MrsLindy611 from Maryland
I absolutely hate this as a powder foundation BUT with a light hand and application with a fluffy powder brush this makes a gorgeous setting powder! Tried it on a whim because I'm almost out of translucent powder and it stayed beautiful all day! It added a hint of coverage which was great since I used a skin tint, didn't get heavy or cakey and gave me a lovely glow that wasn't at all oily! Not sure about the under eye area so I'll have to try that next.
Nice finishing powder
Stylish from Georgia
Works as a nice setting powder over foundation with the same brand brush
Not my favorite
Breanna_rnold from Fort Worth TX
I was recommended this in-store, and the girl was super sweet. It is does give a good natural feel to the skin, but I wasn't super impressed. Did match skin tone decently though. Just wasn't for me I suppose. The only thing I wasn't super pleased about was the fact I got is broken, so will be returning.
Won't stray again
M from Alabama
I love this stuff. Don't know why I ever wanted to try anything different. This is my go-to summer foundation. Period.
Syd from Plymouth,MI
Best powder foundation, and really makes my skin look healthy
Morganh_88 from Eau Claire Wi.
I got a mini sample one in a sub box and finally bought the full size. I prefer a lighter coverage, just to kind of even out my face/perfect it, for that I use a softer lighter brush, but you can use a more firm dense brush to get full coverage, I do that under my eyes and it covers my dark circles really good! Make sure to moisturize well when using powder foundation, and I like to use setting spray or hydrating spray to lock it in/add moisture.
I really love it!!
Summer Belle from Vancouver, WA
This has been good for daily use, my skin looks great.
Best powder foundation so far
Susie from Foster City, CA
This product's performance is true to its ingredients: the high mica content accounts for its light-deflecting qualities, while the titanium dioxide provides its opacity. It is the best substitute I've found for Benefit's discontinued "Hello Flawless". In today's work-from-home culture of Covid, I keep this product handy by my computer so that an unexpected Zoom call doesn't find me with a shiny or blotchy face.
The best powder
Angel from Texas
This is seriously the best powder foundation I've ever used! I've tried so many and no other one has improved my skin the more I wear it, look flawless, and I swear it works on all skin types because there's no talc in it! I also multi use it as a setting powder for all my foundations!
Skin looks divine, airbrushed
Busy in NoVA from Virginia
I got my teenage daughter hooked on this. It makes her young skin look like she's walking around with a filter. I'm 51 and starting to get fine lines and texture. This makes my skin look airbrushed yet so natural, even with a light application. I apply this using the amazing Milani Universal Kabuki Fan Brush. I love that applying this powder is so fast and easy, and coverage is buildable. It melts into the skin and just looks better and better as the day goes on.
My New Favorite Foundation
Mermaid from Helotes, Tx
At 74 years old, I feel like
I have tried every foundation sold from drug store to department store. My daughter told me she was using this and liked it because it didn't get in the creases. Wow she was right! It goes on easily with a brush and blends well. I apply a vitamin C serum and the Cera-Ve tinted sun screen first and wait about 10 minutes before applying the Pur.
Kayla from Colorado
I love this foundation, it goes on silky smooth and lasts all day. Would definitely recommend!