In case you didn't know, I am not a natural beauty. ;) Shocking, I realize. I rely on the assistance of a full case of make-up each and every morning to help me look as radiantly gorgeous as I do, and even then this case of make-up isn't always adequate for the task.
Well, my little sis, Superstar Jo, introduced me to the world of mineral make-up. She's a Bare Minerals girl. After piquing my interest, I headed to my local Shoppers Drug Mart and picked up some mineral make-up, but not the BM kind (which they do not carry in their Beauty Boutique). Instead, I got me a fancy schmancy Pur Minerals starter kit and began my journey into the world of mineral make-up.
Well, fast forward a week and a bit, and I am a changed woman. My eyes have been opened and I wonder how I could have lived without Pur Minerals. In fact, I'm so enamoured with the stuff that I plan to pick up their mineral duo eyebrow compact and another shade of their 4-in-1 foundation (my current shade is a bit dark for my not-yet-tanned state) as soon as it comes in (they've run out of the stuff).
This mineral make-up is magical; I use their 4-in-1 on my face and it evens out my blotchy colouring, and then I use their very light blush and their subtle bronzer to give my face a bit of sun-kissed glow. The make-up is lightweight and is buildable, meaning you can add layer upon layer of powder to your face until you get the coverage that you want. It is also very clean-feeling, and it doesn't seem like I have foundation on my face when I'm done applying it. In fact, I'd say it is even lighter than the compact powder I used to wear (L'Oreal True Match Pressed Powder). I have also had zero break-outs.
Upon doing some post-purchase research on the product, I've discovered that many people prefer Pur Minerals to some of the other mineral lines out there. Pur Minerals is also fragrance-free, oil-free, and chemical-free. It is bound together with the ever-moisturizing ingredients of Shea Butter and Vitamin E. Oh, and it offers SPF15 protection from sun damage.
Testimonial: today, I even went out without any make-up, save for the Pur Minerals foundation. For those of you who've known me since forever ago, you know that this is *huge* since I'm always wearing lipstick and eyeliner, if nothing else. Not today, however. I was fresh-faced and I still looked okay! :) That is the magic of Pur Minerals make-up.
I am *so* turning into a mineral make-up junkie. But don't stage an intervention just yet - I still have some beautifying to do and there is more to the Pur Minerals line that I still need to investigate ;)