Monday, April 18, 2011

Review: Purely Cosmetics

The lovely Robyn from Purely Cosmetics was kind enough to send me some samples from her gorgeous line of mineral cosmetics, and I am so impressed!


After telling her a bit about my skin tone and texture, she sent me the following foundation samples:


Olive Beige and Neutral Medium both match me pretty perfectly, which I am stoked about. My skin has always been hard to match because I'm quite fair, but do tan up quite a bit in summer.
I'm not a HUGE fan of mineral foundation, but these are actually really nice! When my skin is in good condition (no pimples!) then this has the perfect amount of coverage. Unfortunately on days like today when my skin has decided to break out, I find that I really need a bit more coverage than these can provide. In saying that, I've been having more good than bad skin days - so yay!

I also got this Yellow Color Corrector:


I have quite bad undereye circles, it's so annoying and hard for me to find a concealer that really does the trick of hiding them. This however, is magic. I swear it erases my undereye circles with ease! I'm quite amazed to be honest. LOVE it.

Oil Absorb and Silk & Pearl Powder Primer:


I use this Oil Absorb first, just in my t-zone because that's where I seem to get most oily throughout the day. I follow it with the Silk & Pearl powder primer, which I apply all over my face. I really like these! Provide the perfect base for the foundation - my face looks sooo smooth when I use these.

Pearlescent Blush in Blushing and Bronzer in Lightly Bronzed:


I have used the blush everytime I use the mineral foundation. I really like it, it's a very nice natural blush colour that would suit anyone with a fair skintone. It's quite pigmented too, so you only need a very small amount.
The bronzer I use to contour. It's the perfect colour for me, not too dark or too orange and is really nice as a contour.

Diamond Perfect Finish:


Diamonds are a girl's best friend! This is amazing. It is a beautiful, finely milled powder made from real diamonds!. Really nice as a setting powder, and feels so luxurious on the skin. A little goes a long way and it really gives a gorgeous airbrushed looking finish. If you can only afford to buy one product from Purely Cosmetics, it HAS to be this! You will not regret it. I seriously cannot recommend this enough, will be buying one as soon as this one is finished. Imagine how my clients will react when I say that I'm actually using diamonds on their skin!

Overall, I really enjoyed using the Purely Cosmetics products, it's a really beautiful line.
My favourites were definitely the Diamond Perfect Finish (duh!) and the Yellow Color Corrector. Check them out at, and discover how amazing these are for yourself.

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