You know those products that have such a cult following, that people call them their “holy grail” products? This is one that time and time again, I’ve heard the term “HG status”, enthusiastically spoken by both professional makeup artists, and bathroom counter beauty junkies alike—Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish.
Why on earth it took me four years to make it my own holy grail product, heaven only knows. But I finally fell into the lure of Purely Cosmetics’ spell, as the founder and creator of all the products, Robyn Bloom tells me that she personally and painstakingly formulates and blends all of her products herself—no loose mineral repackaging here. Purely Cosmetics has an excellent reputation in the indie mineral makeup industry, and I can see why. Everything I’ve tried has been fantastic thus far.
What makes Diamond Perfect Finish so special, is that it’s a talc-free finishing powder that is so finely milled that it’s whisper soft on the skin, and even contains diamond powder. While I’d like to say that the diamond powder is for the glitz and glamour (but hey–why not for that, too!), it actually lends an ability to the product to bend and refract light, allowing a special light spectrum to show through that not only looks great in everyday light sources, but photographs incredibly beautiful.
This is an ideal product for brides, and when used as a finishing powder, it makes the skin glow without looking cakey, shiny, or glittery. It truly is one of my “dream” products. Several makeup artists who specialize in bridal parties tell me they have this in their kit at all times, and get a spectacular result. If it’s good enough for brides, it’s good enough for our mugs—right?
I know people are scared of translucent powder, finishing powder, or just the word “powder” in general. This is one where I’m going to have to say—trust me, guys. This is a professional-grade product that will not leave your skin ghastly looking or dry. It’s not matte, it’s not shiny, it’s just…perfect. I find that it gives a little temporary optical illusion when I lightly apply it over any of my foundations or BB creams, and makes my pores look a little less pronounced. My skin just looks smoother, brighter and fresher, and only I know why.
Professional makeup artists also tell me that Diamond Perfect Finish works well on bare skin, to control shine and just add that bit of healthy “oomph” to the skin that’s hard to achieve with products that don’t actually look like makeup. Women of color should also have no problem with this product—don’t let the white shade fool you in the jar—it’s so transparent on skin that I cannot even swatch it for you!
The Diamond Perfect Finish jar has a sifter that slides back and forth, so you can keep it closed after you dispense the perfect amount you need. It truly isn’t quite as messy as my very well-used jar but I wanted you to see the interior packaging.
wearing Diamond Perfect Finish
In this photo, I’m wearing a very light layer of BB cream, and Purely Cosmetics Diamond Perfect Finish. I love the fresh no-makeup makeup look I can have with Diamond Perfect Finish, or how it instantly dials up the glow-factor of my skin when I jazz up my complexion products. This photo is on a very carefree and easy makeup day—but I have plenty of enlarged pores and fine lines that need a little help, this product makes them just a little less prominent.
If you’re on Twitter and have any questions about Diamond Perfect Finish that I may not have answered (or about any of Robyn’s other Purely Cosmetics formulations), shoot her a tweet at @purelycosmetics. I’m sure she’d love to hear from you! Don’t miss this indie mineral brand.
Why spend more on comparable products when Purely Cosmetics does it well—if not better—at an even better price? With Diamond Perfect Finish, I get a professional, airbrushed finish that both photographs beautifully, and makes everyday skin look flawless; whether I’m wearing liquid, powder, or BB cream foundations underneath it. It’s safe to say that my jar of Diamond Perfect Finish is very, very well-loved! This is the AMAZING un-powder powder.
Price & Availability…
$20 for 6gm net weight, pro-size 12gm net weight for $35—purelycosmetics.com