Friday, March 20, 2009

Elizabeth Arden Gives Good Minerals

I’m really digging this container the new ELIZABETH ARDEN Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation SPF 20: Pure Finish ($37.50 @ comes in. The compact has a built-in shaver or grinder to give you just the right amount you need each time and it just makes everything so much neater when using it! If you use mineral makeup, you know how sloppy things can get when using them. Smashbox has a container like this one too though I have not tried that one.


The powder itself is considered a loose mineral powder even though it’s packed tight inside the compact. And it’s infused with antioxidants, vitamins A, C and E, SPF 20 and a sea water complex. I couldn’t find the exact ingredients for this on their site so I’m not sure if it contains any ingredients that are proven to aggrevate some people’s skin. So as with every product for the face, do a spot test.


Also, I’m not sure if the puff that is included is the best choice for the application tool but you can use your own brush like in the picture if you feel you have more control over that, which I for one, do. Available in 9 shades.



Carolyn G

I love this. What an ingenious thing to put the shaver/grinder right into the compact. I always get too much powder with the trditional mineral foundation and have to really shake it off.

It's good to know that you think the brush is not that great.


According to the Skin Store at

the ingredients are:
Sea Water, Mica, Silica, Squalane, Magnesium Myristate, Vitamins A, C & E, Aloe, Titanium Dioxide.

I think it is bismuth oxychloride that causes the aggravation for most people so it looks like ELiZABETH ARDEN Pure Finish Mineral Powder Foundation should be safe for most. I know that squalane is a very good natural product for skin and of course the vitamins are and aloe is very soothing to skin. I think this sounds like a great product.


HI Christie - thanks for the info! I guess I assumed (wrongly) that if the elizabeth arden site itself didn't have the ingredients listed, no other place would. I was certainly wrong! And yes, from that list it looks like the bismuth oxychloride is the only one that looks like it could iritate so that's good news.


that's great, minerals can be such a mess. I hope the product is not too shiny(?)


I must say, when I saw this I immediately thought it was a copycat of the Smashbox Halo Powder which I am a diehard fan of.

I have never been an Estee Lauder girl, but I wonder how the finish and effect of this powder differs from my beloved Halo. Can't wait to hear more on it!

Marlene V

I have been wanting to try out a mineral foundation --- I think I will try this one. I like that it has some SPF in it so that I can wear in the summer at the lake. I think the shaver is great idea too!!!

Lindsey@A Kindred Spirit's Thoughts

This is awesome! I use mineral makeup (bare escentuals) and my makeup area gets so messy with makeup dust, especially when I'm in a hurry. It's hard to tap just the right amount in the lid. This is a really smart idea!

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