Purely You Minerals Review + Swatches

Natural and nontoxic makeup has come a long way in the last few years, but it can still be challenging to find clean pressed powder products, particularly at an inexpensive price point.  I was introduced to Purely You Minerals a few months ago and was excited to discover a makeup range filling precisely that gap.  Purely You makes small batch handmade mineral cosmetics without talc, bismuth oxychloride, silicones, or nanoparticles.  They offer a selection of both pressed and loose products and everything is very reasonably priced too!

Purely Rose Blush
Purely Rose* is a gorgeous rosey-peach shade with a satin finish.  In the pan, the color has a slight sheen, but it's barely noticeable on the skin and the blush has a very natural finish.  It has great pigmentation and also blends really beautifully.  With fair skin, I always worry about blushes looking stark or like a harsh stripe of color, but Purely Rose blends so easily that it hasn't been an issue at all.  The color is also quite long-lasting.   

Bright Eyes + Dark Chocolate Eye Shadows
I love a good neutral eye shadow and these two are just the thing!  Bright Eyes* is a richly pigmented shimmery warm tan with both gold and silver shimmer.  It feels almost creamy to the touch and I've been loving it as an all-over lid shade.  

Dark Chocolate* is a mid-toned matte brown with a somewhat drier feel.  It starts out sheer and takes a little more effort to pick up color, but it can be layered and built up for better color payoff.  And, I've actually been enjoying taking advantage of the sheerness for quick makeup days when I'm aiming for a more softly defined crease.   

The Bottom Line
Purely You Minerals has some great offerings!  Purely Rose blush is a fantastic everyday peachy-pink shade and I have nothing but good things to say about it.  The eye shadows are really pretty too, although pigmentation does seem to vary across shimmer and matte shades. 

You can also catch the end of Purely You's Moving Sale this week!  20-30% off all products through July 28, 2016.  

*Press sample