I’m so sorry this review has taken me
a while months. I’m currently feeling extremely overwhelmed with so many palettes to try but that’s no one’s fault but my own. I will* get to them eventually, but that only means I’ll be super slow getting these out.. Just so you know…
Anyway, let’s just jump right into this review, don’t want to keep you waiting any longer.
Product Description from PÜR Cosmetics:
A 10-piece good-for-your-skin face palette that easily takes any look from natural and innocent to sultry and mysterious. Perfect for every makeup newbie or maven, this limited-edition PÜR palette is arranged with highly pigmented and buildable matte and shimmer shades that blend effortlessly into the face and eyelids for endless full-face looks that stand out. Making a bold statement has never been easier with four, shimmery face powders and six buttery, soft-to-the-skin eyeshadows that complement all skin tones and eye colors. Uncover your true creative side with this unique shade range with a finely milled formula that makes for a flawless application. Infused with our Energy Complex of ginseng, vitamin B and green tea, the highlighter, blushes, bronzer, and eyeshadows help energize the skin’s metabolism for a healthier-looking complexion well after the makeup comes off.
Price: $38.00 USD
This palette came in a sleeve that looks exactly like the palette itself. It definitely has the masquerade theme going all over it, it looks nice. The palette comes in a standard cardboard packaging with magnetic closure. It’s small and sleek and in my opinion it would be perfect for on-the-go if you don’t feel like taking many products with you. It also comes with a small rectangular mirror.
Formula & Application
The formula is pretty amazing. I was actually a bit impressed with this palette because a past palette in collab with Boxycharm was such a letdown and it gave me a really bad impression on this brand. I was not expecting much when I received it, so when I swatched it I saw the potential.
The shades were really blendable and highly pigmented. I didn’t have a hard time blending the eyeshadows and I also liked that I was able to build them up to make them more intense. In my opinion, the blushes are so much more pigmented so I do suggest you use a light hand with those.
Quick Shade Breakdown
I wasn’t into the color story as much and I was seriously concerned with the fact that it had just ONE matte shade. I wasn’t sure what to do with just that, but I did my best and used only this palette for the looks below. It also took me a while to use this palette because I didn’t feel inspired by it, but once I used it I came up with a few ideas to try.
I don’t want to spend too much time going through the shades one by one, but I at least do want to hit the highlights of each, if possible.
- Twilight; a peach highlight
- Hidden Secret; a coral red shimmer blush
- Enchantment; an apricot highlight
- Reveal; a ginger shimmer blush
While the blushes are super pigmented, I wasn’t a huge fan of the shimmer in them. In fact, I tend to stay away from shimmery blushes because they tend to enhance the texture I have on my cheeks even more. And even though I don’t have large pores, they do accentuate that too. I tried to go easy on the blushes but the real winner for me is the Twilight highlight.
- Exposed; a silver shimmer
- Sneak Peek; a cocoa matte
- Showtime; a turquoise shimmer
- Mask Off; a musk green shimmer
- Disguise; an imperial purple shimmer
- 12 AM; a charcoal shimmer
The shimmer eyeshadows are probably my favorite in this palette, they’re so bold and pigmented and super gorgeous. The blue and purple are probably my top faves, with the green one close behind, the only thing I didn’t like about the green is that it looked a bit golden on the eyes rather than the green that it appears to be on the pan.
Pros & Cons:
- Small size for on-the-go
- Complements all skin tones & eye colors
- Highly pigmented and blendable formulas
- For beginners and pros alike
- Buttery smooth formulas
- 100% cruelty free
- Paraben & gluten free
- One matte shade, too many shimmers
- Shimmery blushes are not my thing
- The palette was good but didn’t wow me — color story is meh to me
Look #1: Festive Holiday Green:
The first look I did was inspired by the green shade, Mask Off. As I mentioned, on the eyes it looks more gold whereas the swatch slightly more green. So I wasn’t too fond of that but I think the look came out pretty okay.
Look #2: Blue-Gray Cut-Crease
Still practicing those cut-creases, I know lol. Just trying to get better. I wanted to use the shades Showtime & 12AM together, somehow, and this is what I came up with. Not totally in love it, I had a different idea in mind, but maybe I just wasn’t feeling as inspired by it, as I keep mentioning, lol.
The palette is nice as is the formula. It’s a good palette, not necessarily my favorite, but only because I have my own preferences. If I hadn’t thought up of a festive holiday look, I probably would have taken much longer to use it, and even then, it still took me a while to pick it up again. So who knows, this might be one of those palettes that I will eventually de-stash from my collection if I don’t reach for it from here on out.
What did you guys think? Is this your kind of palette or pass?
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Disclosure: this review is a personal opinion and is honest. I do not receive compensation for my reviews. Product(s) was/were purchased by me, unless noted otherwise.