Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 20
Pure Mineral Powder - YES !
I was first introduced to Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation a year ago while I was undergoing radiation treatment for cancer, Elizabeth Arden donated this product to "Look Good Feel Better", an organization which provides a make-up session and an evening of camaraderie for women who could use a bit of diversion and a pick-me-up during a difficult time -- when "looking good" doesn't seem possible. I was so thankful for the generosity of Elizabeth Arden for providing cosmetics I vowed I would always look to Elizabeth Arden first when I needed a powder foundation product. You have my business for life. Thank you.
Best powder foundation ever (and great packaging!)
I usually apply this on top of BB cream. The combination will give a even-toned and almost perfect skin. It lasts for hours and is easy to re-apply when needed.
The case is a big bulky but it's a handy stand-up-mini-mirror when you are out. And it's easy to control how much powder to dispense a time.
I've been using this since they had it. Definitely don't plan to switch.
This mineral powder foundation is outstanding, the best powder I have ever put on my face, and I have tried a LOT of different ones (from cheap brands to expensive). It does everything it claims to do in the description. It is so ultra-fine in texture and just disappears into your skin, unlike a lot of other mineral powders that seem to look cakey and sit on top of your skin. Plus you can build coverage as much as you want, and it still doesn't look heavy or powdery. It also does not have any kind of unnatural sheen or shimmer to it that some mineral powders have. And it controls oil better than any makeup I have ever used before, and I have really oily skin, so that is a huge plus for me! Also a plus is the added broad spectrum SPF. All in all, it just really looks and feels amazing on the skin. The container it comes in is also really great, because there is no powder mess flying everywhere when you are applying. Not sure how well it works once you get down to the bottom, or if there is much wasted powder that gets left in the bottom. Also, it would be nice if the container was clear so you could see how much is left. The only real downside for me, though, is that the lightest shade available in Canada (Pure Finish 2) is still just a fraction too dark, so I really wish there was a lighter version available here.
I just purchased this. I've tried products here and there, but I always end up going back to Elizabeth Arden. This mineral powder blends so well with my skin, to the point where I forget that I've even put it on. It is light, and a little bit goes a long ways. I found that I initially applied too much and it got powdery (understandably). A little dab will go a long way, which is how I feel about a lot of EA products. I have also been using the Dual Perfection Brow Shaper & Eyeliner for the past 8 years, and it has never failed me!
Great mineral powder product
I love the product I just wish you would do two things. 1) Put it into a container where you can tell you are about to run out. 2) Make it in a larger container. I use this product religeously and buy it approx. every 3 weeks but would really like a larger container so I don't have to keep worrying about running out or having to run to the local store to buy it on a moment's notice.
nice looking but
do not last and it is too expensive. In the past EA products last the whole day.
Great coverage, looks natural, lasts all day.
Easy to apply.
Beautiful compact with smooth natural looking skin after application.