PUR Cosmetics Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin Perfecting Foundation 12-Hour Wear
I was sent new foundation samples from PUR Cosmetics to try. I usually opt for light coverage ones with liquid consistency so I admit that I wasn't sure how this creamy (almost pasty) foundation that provides a full coverage would work for me. The new Bare It All foundation is actually very impressive, and I have been wearing it all week. (I had a very busy week and this long lasting foundation helped me a lot to get through it.)
Sometimes I get overwhelmed by generous PR samples. I received all 10 shades available plus the new oval brushes. (It feels, however, somewhat wasteful because I find only a couple shades suit me. If you're interested in trying the other shades, do let me know.) The color range is rather great covering palest to deepest and it has a good mix of warm and cool shades.
For myself, the lightest shade Porcelain is the best match. (For your reference, I am about MAC NC15 but can also wear NW15.) Porcelain is a pale neutral color that has equal parts of yellow and pink, in my opinion.
I compared the two lightest shades, Porcelain and Light.
Light is about a shade darker than my skin tone and has more beige in it. Interestingly, the color kind of adjusts once I apply it on my face and ends up looking quite natural, so I've decided to keep both shades for myself.
According to PUR website, the new Bare It All Skin Perfecting Foundation is a long lasting demi-matte foundation with high coverage. I've tried it using the suggested foundation brushes, my fingertips, and a conventional foundation sponge. The foundation blends in flawlessly regardless of the application methods. It instantly covers everything (well, maybe not my beauty marks) and my complexion becomes kind of "high-definition" (I don't know how else I could describe it). It is remarkable that PUR Bare It All lasts throughout the day without darkening, yet it feels very very comfortable on. It definitely doesn't feel like a full coverage foundation on skin.
I've been interested in trying these oval-shaped brushes for some time now. These are really well-made, so dense and soft! The big brush is intended for face and body application, but I think maybe it is a bit too large to work on every detail. I find the small one works just fine for face application although it is meant for concealing and contouring. I can achieve the highest coverage when I use these brushes to apply the foundation. My favorite way to apply Bare It All is, however, to use fingertips first then buff it out using these brushes. This ensures a smooth even finish without any blotchy spot!
I do wish the foundation was unscented and maybe came with a better cap (it doesn't screw as smoothly). It is a pretty darn good foundation despite a few little things, though. It is probably the most natural looking full coverage foundation I've tried. More importantly, it feels good and even nourishing on that I see myself continue to wear it for months to come.
PUR Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin Perfecting Foundation is available at retailers like Ulta ($39 for 1.5 oz).