Mineral goodness from Pur Minerals

Pur Minerals 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation with SPF 15 ($25) has been a favorite of mine for years.  It’s billed as the ‘one minute mineral makeup miracle’, which is completely true.  This is the easiest foundation to apply, just use a flat top chisel brush and sweep it on.  Foundation is done in less than a minute, and it looks fabulous.  Plus it provides SPF coverage, another bonus since I am not always vigilant about wearing sunscreen.

Above is the travel size version of the color I use, Blush Medium.  What I like about this foundation is it applies so quickly, gives great buildable coverage, and doesn’t irritate my skin even when it’s at its most sensitive.  While it’s pressed powder, it has a slightly moist texture so it doesn’t give me the dry look I get from a lot of mineral foundations, which instantly ages me about ten years.  The foundation has organic shea butter and Vitamin E in it, so it’s great for dry and oily skin alike.   This is a perfect foundation to take on a trip as it travels well.  It’s also fantastic for late day touch ups.  My only gripe is that it seems to run out very quickly.

Another Pur Minerals product I am loving now is the All Over Glow Face and Body Bronzer ($28).  This is HUGE, and it’s just beautiful.  It’s a jumbo version of the Mineral Glow Bronzing Powder.

It’s a very natural looking bronzer with golden tones, it has a very subtle golden shimmer.  I was a little scared at first thinking it would be too dark, but it goes on softly without the dreaded ‘dirty’ bronzer look.  It does work extremely well on the body too, just don’t put it too near clothes because the color will transfer.  The super large compact makes it easy to use a larger brush for the body.

Here is a swatch of the foundation and the bronzer.  You can just barely see the golden shimmer in the bronzer, which is good – it keeps the look on the natural and healthy side.

The Pur Minerals foundation and bronzer are two of my staples in my summer makeup kit.  What are some of your summer staples?  – Lisa

Foundation Ingredients:  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. May contain: Ultramarines

Bronzer Ingredients:  Mica, Magnesium Silicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Zinc Stearate, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Tocopheryl Acetate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxide CI 77491/CI 77492/CI 77499


  1. Glogirl says:

    I have tried the 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Foundation and am very pleased with it. It provides great coverage and does not look “cakey” like other powder foundations. For my oily skin though, I wish this product had some oil absorbing properties to it but other than that it is a fabulous product. Well worth a try!

  2. I bought Pur Minerals at Ulta. This is an easy to wear foundation that looks natural.

  3. Science Teacher says:

    I can’t wear Bare Escentuals but this looks like a great alternative.