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Finishing Powder

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Finishing Powder

Everyday Minerals Pure Silk Dust

The Bottom Line

Reviewed by Wendy Wisotzkey

I originally received Everyday Minerals Pure Silk Powder when I selected it as part of my “I Can’t Believe It” kit and it's become a staple in my arsenal of beauty products.

What sets this apart from other finishing powders: This product contains no talc, cornstarch, or bismuth oxychloride, which makes it user-friendly for women with sensitivities to these ingredients.


  • Extremely smooth texture
  • Is translucent once applied
  • Can be worn underneath makeup to control oil
  • Can be worn over foundation to set it
  • Product comes in wide jar, perfect for swirling in lid prior to application


  • May leave white cast to skin if applied too heavily
  • Not able to receive sample of Pure Silk Dust in free sample kit.
  • Only available through Everyday Minerals’ website


  • Goes on light, sets foundation nicely
  • Minimizes appearance of pores
  • Also available in Tinted and Summer version

Guide Review - Finishing Powder

Everyday Minerals’ Pure Silk Powder is an extremely diverse product: It be applied over foundation to set makeup in place, or it can be used as a foundation primer to minimize the appearance of pores and control shine. Apply the powder first and you'll notice foundation will go on more smoothly and evenly.

According to the company’s website, Pure Silk Dust “reflects UV radiation and has 18 vital amino acids." This product also contains no mica so it gives a neutral appearance to the skin.

To apply over foundation, use a kabuki brush or dual fiber powder brush. For use under foundation, apply with a flat top brush, powder brush, or flocked sponge, which will minimize the appearance of pores and allow for a more smooth application of foundation.

One con of Pure Silk Powder is that it may leave a white cast on the skin if applied too heavily. I suggest sweeping a fan brush over your face to remove any excess powder.

Pure Silk Powder is offered in two sizes, a 4-gram jar for $6 and a 13.5-gram jar for $12. Only a small amount of product is needed for application, which makes either size jar a great value for the money. Everyday Minerals offers a 60-day 100% money-back guarantee so if you don’t like it, simply return it for a refund (minus shipping charges).

What others have to say about this powder: At the time of this review, 30 users rated Everyday Minerals Pure Silk Powder on Makeupalley.com. It scored 4.4 out of 5 "lippies" and 86% reported they would buy it again. Most women either absolutely loved for how well it set their foundation throughout the day and minimized the appearance of pores. A few women didn’t care for the fact that it left a white cast to their skin. Some complained of a strange odor to the product, which I have never experienced.

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