Monday, April 27, 2009

Pür Minerals Haul + Review

I got this off of The Shopping Channel (Canada's version of Home Shopping Channel). They always have a great deal whenever Pür Minerals comes to town. This entire set cost me $69.99, which at TSC retails reguarly for $129.99. Yeah...

So, here's what it comes with, and my thoughts on each item:

4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder (0.28oz/8g)
*see review below

4-in-1 Mini Pressed Mineral Powder (0.15oz/4.3g) :
a mini travel-size version of the foundation; great for on the go.

3-in-1 Universal Pencil with Brush in Cocoa Topaz
This is smudge/waterproof. Can be used as a eyeliner, lipliner (way too dark for that, for me...) and to fill in your eyebrows. I really like it!

Natural Calcite Lip Pencil
I LOVE this liner. Both this and Universal Pencil have a twist cap; which is great for traveling! This color suits my lips perfectly, and it lasts all day on me!! No need to reapply!

Marble Powder in Spice
This is the multi-colored powder for the face, that can be used for the eyes and cheeks. It's a lovely natural color if you need a bit of color on your cheeks. Just apply lightly; I ended up looking like Bozo the Clown the first time I used this.

Lip Gloss in Spiced Barite
The consistency of this gloss is nice; moisturizing and light. And really pearlized looking. I personally think it didn't look good on my skintone, so I gave it to my mom :)

Revitalizing Wash (4fl.oz/120ml)
Have yet to try this out. I usually don't venture out when it comes to my HG Obagi Cleanser, so I might just give this away to my mom again lol.

Chisel Brush
This is the brush that is recommended when applying their 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder. I have tried applying their foundation with other brushes (mostly MAC), but this one is the best ( was made for this purpose hehe). You don't need a lot of it; you just dip it into the powder, swirl it around on the inside cap, and apply on the face.
Utility Brush
This brush is specifically made for those "hard to reach" areas (around the nose, the eye corners...etc). It's super soft, and works great for this purpose.

Powder Brush
The powder brush was made for "layers Pür Minerals specialty mineral powders over their 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Powder. It's soft, and fluffy. Great for applying their Marble Powder.

And now, I'm going to review one of my favorite foundations of all time. The Pür Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation With SPF 15 is amazing. Here's my review on it:


Active Ingredient:
Titanium Dioxide 8%
Inactive Ingredients:
Mica, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Bismuth Oxychloride, Zinc Stearate, Magnesium Silicate, Magnesium Carbonate, Silica, Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Tocopheryl Acetate, Iron Oxides

I've been using every kind of foundation you can imagine for the past 8 years, and have tried every brand you can imagine [ Bobby Brown, Lancome, Chanel, Dior, Shiseido, MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique, Maybelline, Revlon, just to name a few....], and needless to say, they didn't work. If they looked good in the beginning, they would disappear in a few hours, or they didn't cover my flaws. Basically, I have always been searching for my HG Foundation, and I have come to find it , finally.

I had seen the informercials on television, and never thought much about Pur Minerals. I didn't give it a try until I read the great reviews here. So, I bought it off their website, and in the shade "Light", which was a perfect match for my pale skin. It blends in perfectly, and I use the Body Shop Face/Body brush with it, and it works great.

It's really hard to explain how amazing it is, but here goes! When you apply it on, it may look a bit powdery, but after a few minutes, it does settle into your skin's natural oils. The best way I can describe it is that it doesn't look like you're wearing any foundation. It let's your skin show, and covers all the "issues" you may have flawlessly, without looking like you put on 3 layers of concealer. It's just amazing! And it takes me about 2-3 minutes to buff it on my skin [ I tend to take longer..maybe I just love how the brush feels on my skin?? haha]. It also does not break out my sensitive skin, and it does not smell like anything, thankfully.

On a final note, I decided to switch back to liquid foundation for a bit, stating how much I missed it, and when I had it on, the entire time I wanted to take it off and put on my Pur Minerals!! And I haven't gone back since, to be honest!!
This is the best foundation I have ever used. I feel so natural and flawless in it. It is a miracle, and its not too pricey! Give it a try!!

If you're interested, here is the color chart. You can order their stuff off their website,

And if you want to try it out, I recommend getting this starter kit, found here.
You get the following things in it:

  • 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup
  • Mineral Glow
  • Universal Marble Powder in Pink
  • The Chisel Makeup Brush

Here's a great video by Michelle Phan, who uses their products. Check it out! :)

And remember, Pür Minerals does NOT test its products on animals :o)


  1. thanks for the review!
    some of the things on the shopping channel are SOOO tempting!!! and that's one!

  2. You're very welcome :) And yes, the shopping channel is a trap..for addicts like me :( haha