Sorry for being MIA but I'm officially back!
I thought I'd share with you one of my favorite purchases of the new year: Pur Minerals
I had heard great things about Pur Minerals from various bloggers and just word of mouth. I have incredibly sensitive skin so one of the things that drew me to Pur Minerals is that its just "pure pigments from minerals"- no chemicals. So I bought the starter kit for 20% off during an ULTA sale, while it normally retails for $35.
Here is what the starter kit comes with:
4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup: I cannot say enough great things about this. I generally have pretty clear skin so I don't usually use foundation. This is the perfect alternative for me. Very sheer coverage that is just what I need. It covers up my redness and blackheads (eccckkk) flawlessly. So much so that I don't even need concealer.
Mineral Glow: Good product, though I could live without it. It gives me a very slight bit of glow/bronze, but then again, nothing spectacular.
Universal Marble Powder in Pink: My second favorite product in the starter kit. I love the rosy color of this blush. And supposedly, can be worn on cheeks, eyes, and lips too.
Chisel Makeup Brush: Very good brush, would be better if it was a bit softer. However, its a great sturdy brush that applies the mineral makeup very well. Hasn't shed one bit and I love the clear handle.
Yes, $35 doesn't exactly seem like a bargain. But think about it, you're getting 4 different products. And also, the brush itself retails for $22 dollars! One of the drawbacks though is that the makeup products are travel size so you're not getting the regular amount of product. However, it's still a decent size. Overall, I think this is a great kit. I've been using it everyday since I got it and I'm absolutely in love with it.
P.S. The starter kit is being sold on HSN.com for $29.50. Look for a 15% coupon, as HSN usually has those. HSN doesn't carry the full line of shades so definitely check out the Pur Minerals website first.