I’ve been waiting for the arrival of Pur Minerals Cushion Foundation for what seems like ages – I’m genuinely a huge fan of cushion foundations, particularly at the moment Lancome (HERE) and a lesser known one but the best of the lot, 3Lab Aqua BB.
Pur is a bit hit and miss for me and texture wise, I find this a little bit on the dry side compared to other cushions I have tried, but do bear in mind that I like a dewy look. Pur has a fuller coverage than any other I’ve come across, and it does have the advantage of containing niacinamide (vitamin B3) and sodium hyaluronate which is helpful for hydration. Personally, this is exactly the texture that I need to add one drop of oil (usually Body Shop Serum in Oil) to so I can get a little bit of sheen on it.
Cushion foundations make portability a breeze – a compact, exactly like a powder compact, with a liquid foundation suspended in a sponge. I’ve nearly finished the first lot of my 3Lab, but it comes with a refill, as does Pur, and there’s a big price difference too, with 3Lab coming in at £80 (HERE) and Pur coming in at £27 (into M&S – not yet on-line). I’ve yet to find a cushion that gives the same sheen as 3Lab to be honest, but it all depends upon how you like your finish.
Pur doesn’t contain a sponge, which is probably just as well because they look tragic quite quickly (my 3Lab one is the sponge of shame) and instead suggests using a brush. I tried the Pur brush but it didn’t measure up to my beloved NARS brush which I use for everything – powder, bronzer, foundation, liquid blush, creme blush. I have never loved a brush more than that one! It’s £31 HERE.