There's something about marbled products that I simply can't resist. I just love the way they look, and the Pur Minerals Universal Marble Powders don't disappoint. They are simply beautiful. Of course, when it comes to makeup you need more than something that just looks nice, you need a product that'll perform, that'll meet your expectations, a product that'll be worth the splurge.
The Pur Minerals Universale Marble Powders aren't cheap, in fact they are definitely on the more expensive side of products I've tried before with this sort of formula and finish. That said, Pur Minerals is a high-end brand and one which has a large list of positives when it comes to their products. Both the skincare and makeup ranges are mineral based, using revolutionary formulas to create 'products with a purpose'. Clinical studies are carried out alongside the creative process of designing and creating products, using ingredients which benefit the skin, with products that are cruelty free at all stages.
The Universal Marble Powders may look like other marble powders you've tried, but I've found they really do stand out making the price tag - £22 each - justified. They work to highlight, brighten and define and can be used on your cheeks, eyes and if you're daring enough, even your lips. I've personally stuck to my cheeks for these but if you're off on your travels and need a space-saver, it's great that they can be used in so many ways and would be particularly lovely as shadows.
The pink, Marble Powder Pink, is a lovely soft rose, which I personally think would work wonderfully against any complexion for a subtle blush as it has a lovely luminosity that makes it stand out without being too bright or too shimmery. Marble Powder Bronze is a gorgeous coppery bronze that has more of a shimmer to it than the pink, not quite bronzer material but gosh it makes a pretty highlight (and would make a great summer shadow shade, too!).
Each has a deliciously soft powder formula and work well when applied with a brush, but also really lovely when applied softly with your fingertips; and it's not often I find a powder product that applies well when your fingers! You get a lot of product for your pennies, with each powder containing a huge 8g. The packaging isn't my favourite in the beauty world, but the product is what matters and for me, these are gorgeous and lovely to work with.
Have you tried anything from the Pur Minerals range?
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