A perfect finish with Purely Cosmetics (giveaway alert!!)

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:

Soft

Luminous

Flawless

Diamonds

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.

Here’s the rules:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling us why you’d like to win these two items.

2. Email beautyinfozone@gmail.com to leave your user name on the BIZ.

3. LIKE Purely Cosmetics on Facebook for a second entry.

4. Email beautyinfozone@gmail.com again if you became a friend on Facebook. Be sure you include your Facebook name in that email.

This contest is open to readers anywhere (except Italy or Mexico due to import laws). The contest will close on Tuesday, January 18th at 11:59 EST. Winners will be selected by Random.org.

Disclosure: this was provided for PR consideration; prize has also been donated.


Comments

  1. I’d like to look luminous!

  2. Being a woman in her mid 50’s, this powder sounds like what I need to help hide my wrinkes and the brush looks like a perfect match to the powder.

    Thanks and I enjoy reading your blogs. Thank goodness I an a subscriber to your blog :O)

  3. I’ve always wanted to try one of the finishing powders that will blur the lines a bit! Thanks for the chance to win one.

  4. Valerie C. says:

    My skin needs a powder like this. I agree about the MUFE HD powder, not the best for me either. My skin is less than perfect and would look a lot better with this for sure. Thanks!

  5. I’d really like to win these items, as I have been longing for some kind of finishing powder that I could use to set my makeup. The primer I bought is not giving me the finish I’d like, so this could really help with the problems I’m having!

    I don’t even own a brush for blush/bronzer – isn’t that sad! I end up stealing a flimsy one out of an old blush compact, since my kabuki is used for mineral foundation. So the stippling brush would be put to good use!

  6. FYI – I will ship internationally, as allowed by a particular country’s customs. We cannot ship to Italy and Mexico. So if you’re international, you can still enter :)

  7. Anonymous says:

    I was just thinking how MUFE’s HD powder was a bit of a letdown for me. You’ve piqued my interest with this one!

  8. tmeyer1@stjoelive.com says:

    I’m loving the Purely Cosmetics – entire line!

  9. Josephine McIver says:

    This sounds like a really awesome product. What woman wouldn’t love anything that has diamonds?

  10. Tina Renee says:

    You had me at diminished discolorations! I’d love a finishing powder that reduces the appearance of my red, broken capillaries.
    Plus, I’d love to get my hands on that Dual Fiber Stippler Brush! It’s amazing how good makeup can look when applied with the right tools!

  11. Tina Renee says:

    I LIKE Purely Cosmetics on Facebook – Tina Renee Barker

  12. Brianna Beers says:

    I would like to win this because I am a single momma of three beautiful children that I am supporting on my own and I can never afford to buy this on my own. I would love a nice treat for myself so I can feel good about myself when I look in the mirror and see some shimmer!

  13. I’d like to win this so I can try to see if this will be the powder that will defuse the look of my acne scars (ice pick scars make for an unhappy me) and I’ve been looking for a new duo fiber brush!

  14. Thanks for the opportunity. I’m always looking for the HG powder that will tame the T-zone oiliness that comes midday. This diamond powder looks amazing.

  15. RITA AVALOS says:

    Hi! I would love to win these products because I have finally learned how to apply makeup. LOL I didn’t know how much fun makeup can be. I am currently obsessed with brushes and I want to try all of them. I am in my 30’s and I notice that I am beginning to lose that “youthful glow”. Being a high school teacher I want to be able to look alive and radiant for my students. I’ve heard great reviews about Purely Cosmetics and this was a product that was in my next purchase list.

  16. Sherry B. says:

    I would like to win this because I have the same skin issues that you mentioned having and am after the very same type of finish that you described. At 57, the last thing I need is to look as if I have fallen into a powder bin! Also, I could really use a good powder brush; the one I am using is by Lancome, but, unfortunately, it sheds very badly and I always have to brush away the shed hairs with a tissue after using it, often smearing all my hard work!

  17. cheryl rausch says:

    This sounds awesome! I am currently looking for a powder that will give that luminous airbrushed look but at 50….powders tend to make me look dry and wrinkled. Marcia, how does this compare with the IT no pores you also like?

  18. I’m looking for something that will give you a flawless finish. This sounds like that kind of product.

  19. I would love to look luminous rather than both oily and dry! And who doesn’t want to powder themselves with diamonds?

  20. I’d love to win this because my skin desperately needs to look flawless and luminous!

  21. I am a fan of Beauty Info Zone and Purely Cosmetics on Facebook. I shared the contest with over 100 friends on Facebook. I am a subscriber of Beauty Info Zone and Purely Cosmetics via Email. I love finish powder because it glows my face.

  22. I’d love to win because it would be nice to use something that will work for my wedding day make-up! :-)

  23. I would love to win this because I’m constantly looking for a colorless powder to control the shine and give my skin a more uniform look

  24. I would love to win the powder because I don’t want to look like a grease pan. I also want to win the stifling brush because it is a good brush for many uses, such as applying bronzer and blushes.

  25. Johannah B says:

    There never seems to be enough to stretch for some awesome products… I’d love to try these.

  26. WOuld be great to try. Like that you described it as soft. Sounds like would be a great finishing powder. Thanks for the chance!

  27. I’d really like to win these items for my makeup

  28. LIKE Purely Cosmetics on Facebook

  29. I am just starting out with make-up & I love your review of this product. It really sounds like something I would love to use!
    Thanks for giving us a chance to win this! <3

  30. I’d like to win these two items because I haven’t yet found the perfect powder to set my makeup. Maybe this is the one!

    Cynthia.Richardson@azbar.org

  31. I am 51 and I have been sick, well for a long time. The reason I would like these items is because all my make up is so old. I’m not in a position to buy expensive products, or for that matter cheaper one either. Thank you kindly~Ellen

  32. Annette Peel says:

    I’ve never tried ‘loose powder’ before, it looks like something I might really like, though! And you can never have too many good brushes :D
    the4peels at yahoo dot com

  33. Annette Peel says:

    I LIKE Purely Cosmetics on Facebook & left a message on their Wall that you sent me!
    Annette Govan Peel
    the4peels at yahoo dot com

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