I really hadn’t planned on reviewing Purely Cosmetics’ Diamond Perfect Finish Powder. Lisa wrote a great review about this brand and I thought she’d shared what you needed to know. Then I was getting ready for New Year’s Eve and something I’d read online about Diamond Perfect Finish Powder had stuck in the back of my head. I pulled it out and decided to go for it. I normally wouldn’t use something that I hadn’t tried before on an occasion like that but I had only read impressive things so I had a feeling I’d be safe.
Safe isn’t the word though that’s stuck in my head now. I have other words instead:
What better words are there? Lisa uses this as a primer powder but I use it as a finishing powder. It can be used both ways obviously. My skin isn’t as oily as Lisa’s especially in the winter. I get a little oily breakthrough in my t-zone but unless I have a hot flash I don’t need to worry about oil, instead I need to make sure I don’t look like an old lady who has walked through a cyclone of powder. I need to set my makeup but I don’t want to look like I need to set my makeup!
Diamond Perfect Finish Powder isn’t shiny, it isn’t glittery, it’s just a finely milled powder that gives you the high definition look of more expensive powders. I own Make Up For Ever’s High Definition powder and never did see what the big deal was about it. I have another brand that a friend had raved about and didn’t see what the big deal was with that either. I do see the big deal with Purely Cosmetics’ version though. This is by far my favorite.
Let me explain my word choices: Soft: if you put a little of this powder between your fingers you’ll see how soft and luxurious this feels, it’s got a creamy feeling to it. Luminous: not shiny, just a finished look. Flawless: you can’t see the powder on my face, all you see is an eye-catching polish to it. Even though it’s white, it blends in perfectly. Diamonds: there’s a full carat of diamond powder in each container.
Here’s how the company describes it: Your face will have an airbrushed look. This fine powder will settle into your lines and pores translucently, and the photoluminescence subtly illuminates a blue glow invisible to the naked eye which decreases the appearance of wrinkles. This leads to youthful looking skin as the appearance of shadows, wrinkles, pigmentations and discolorations are diminished. The diamond powder bends and refracts light to reduce the visibility of those imperfections while giving an aura of “je ne sais pas”! It is so finely milled that it does not give off a shimmer. Rather than being a glow that one thinks of in terms of “shiny”, this is more of an “aura” – like that of someone who has a pleasant secret they’re keeping to themselves.
Another big plus is the container it’s in. Not all companies that sell loose powder put a sifter top on it and when they do, they rarely have one that closes and that you can move to alter the number of holes that are open. Diamond Perfect Finish Powder has the perfect sifter top. Look at the picture and you can see that you can open or close it as much as you want. It’s perfect for travel since you can actually close it all the way so you won’t have spillage that gets over everything in your makeup case and then everything you own for months after.
You don’t need to save this for special occasions like New Year’s Eve or Valentine’s Day either, it’s $18.50 for 6 grams that will last you for a very long time. You can splurge every day with diamonds. — Marcia
NOW FOR THE CONTEST:
Purely Cosmetics has generously provided Diamond Perfect Finish and their fabulous Dual Fiber Stippler Brush for one Beauty Info Zone reader. This “skunk” brush works beautifully with this powder as well as with bronzers and blushes.
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Disclosure: this was provided for PR consideration; prize has also been donated.