Friday, May 8, 2015

~Beauty Review: Pur Minerals Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation~

Hello everyone! Is it Friday already?! Wow time flies by so fast (especially when you have exams to study for huhuhu U__U) Today I have a review for this foundation I just recently discovered at Ulta.

Pur Minerals Liquid Veil Foundation $39 at Ulta and Pur Minerals Complexion Authority brush $23 *shudders*

I didn't look into this product at all and when we went into Ulta I was trying to get my mom to look around and hint at something for Mother's Day. *sigh* Of course what ended up happening was we went into the Benefit section with my mom asking what I want for my birthday (a WHOLE MONTH away mind you, oh mom) and then one of the people who worked there asked if we needed any help and my mom told them I was looking for foundation (which I did tell her I needed before I got the Calypso one at Uwaji, I don't think she remembered I got that one lol) and so they started recommending things from the Pur Minerals section. I dunno if that was a product they were just really trying to sell that day because a bunch of the sales associates were in the Pur Minerals section having people try on this brand. But the person who was helping us did say it was good for sensitive skin (which I have) and so I was like sure, I'll try it. About 95% of the time I get makeup products because they look cool or have cute packaging or something. This time I actually got it because I thought it made my skin look nice hahaha. Today is my first day actually trying it's ability to withstand my oily, sweaty skin ^.^ Perfect sunny day in the U-district!

**Hint: TL;DR at the bottom of the post if you just want and overview and scroll through the pictures! ^.^**

Here's how I got this stuff on this morning!

First I shook the can and sprayed in onto this brush (side note: I don't know anything about make up brushes, please bear with me here for now hahaha) Here ^^ is what it looks like on the brush. I took this with my phone camera so it comes off as a LOT more orange in this pic, and the brush makes it look orange as well but it really isn't orange at all!

Face with sunscreen and primer only ^.^ Also, look at this super adorable dress I got from Buffalo Exchange on the Ave! I might just have to do an Adventure Post for this shop it's AMAZINGGG! (ooo did I just hint at a possible new blog post segment? ;D heehee) It has CATS and a COLLAR how could I leave the store without it?!

Then I brushed it onto my face, I read some reviews and makeup tutorials and they said do a "cross-hatch" pattern when putting it on, which is basically a bunch of little x's.

With foundation on only half my face. I'm only using one layer for this first try to see how much I might need to use.

This half has the foundation >__<
Face with foundation on both sides! 
Creepy staring into the camera with full makeup face o.o hahaha
My face right NOW!! At school eating lunch in the sun & blogging. This is after sweating while walking from home to bus stop and then bus stop to school >.< So hilly, so many stairs *huff* *huff* hahaha

As you can see in the last photo my skin still looks pretty good, although at this point it's only been almost two hours since I applied the foundation so, we shall see how this stands the test of my skin! Hehehe!


This is right after geology soooo 1:30ish (about five hours since application) and the foundation still looks pretty good, even in this not all that great lighting in Kane haha ^.^

Why do I look so annoyed in this picture? LOL This is on the bus home which was at about 4:08, eight hours after application taking into account my oily skin and the sun and sweat and such~ Looks like it's fading a big in this pic, can see some of my acne scars a bit more clearly. 

Aaand finally at the end of the day after doing a bit of browsing around and eating out. I went home and removed my eye makeup because it was bothering me a bit. But I didn't touch up at all throughout the day just to see how the foundation would do on it's own. About 14 hours since application of the foundation here. 

My  thoughts (updated):
Love how "airbrushed" it makes my skin look. A TON less cakey than my Calypso foundation! And it's actually closer to my skin tone! The person who helped us recommended light on me even though summer is coming up because even though I'll be tan (hopefully hehe!) it blends so nicely and evenly. The foundation is also light to medium coverage I'd say because it covers my acne scars but they're still a bit visible, but I'd say my redness is covered quite nicely! I price is the only thing that really bugs me, it's so expensive but I had to at least take it home to try it once. I don't think there are any foundations that last on the skin without needing touchups or a powder every once in a while throughout the day, especially for oily skin. But then again I haven't tried enough foundations to really know that for sure haha.

~Amount of product: 3 oz (90 mL) I think this is a decent amount of stuff in a can, especially since it's the spray kind. That being said...
~Price: $39 3/10 too expensive to buy frequently on my budget. I can't leave the store with a clean conscience when I buy this.
~Did it work?: I do think it did what it said it would, although don't expect this to be a full coverage all day type of foundation. You'll probably have to reapply at some point if you want full coverage or try to layer it on upon first application. 7/10
~Would I buy it again?: I think I need to use this more often to really see if this is a reliable product but for now I think I'm good with just this one can and I could survive without it if I didn't have it. 5/10
~Design and ease of use: Spray on brush and criss-cross it on, easy peasy! Can is not cute or anything but the whole spray concept is pretty cute. Though I've heard some people have had trouble with the spray of the can o.o 8/10

Overall rating: 7/10 The smooth and even coverage without caking is this foundation's best feature in my opinion. Other than that, nothing special, spray is cool, only comes in four shades :C, expensive.

Thanks so much for reading through lovely people! I have some projects lined up for the next couple of weeks but I also have a bunch of exams coming up too so I'll see when I get to post them!! Yay for almost regular posting? Well at least I'm posting semi-frequently?? Hahahaha ^_____^

xoxo Abby :D

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