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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Review: pur minerals Limited Edition Collection Inspired by the Film Beautiful Creatures


I must admit that this is actually a makeup line I have not tried before. However, my first impression of pur minerals is a great one. Pur minerals is a line of color cosmetics and skin care treatments designed for optimal skin fitness. The line has been around since 2002. They design their products so that the ingredients are great for the skin, offer exceptional coverage, and multitask to eliminate the need for complicated regimens.

The movie Beautiful Creatures is a supernatural, romantic film based on the young adult novel by Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl. The main character struggles to conceal her power and a curse that has haunted her family for generations. One secret could change everything. Stars include: Emmy Rossum, Emma Thompson, Viola Davis, Jeremy Irons, and Alden Ehrenreich. The film hits theaters on February 14, 2013.


The eye shadows are (left to right) are: Supernatural (nude shimmer), Siren (moss shimmer), Spellbound (neutral matte), Fate (mushroom shimmer), Fantasy (violet shimmer), Secret (pink matte), Forbidden (taupe shimmer) and Cursed (plum shimmer). There is a nice brush included with the palette. The set includes Black Magic (black) eyeliner and Lust (clear light pink) lip gloss.


As you can see from the swatches, all of the eye shadows have great pigment. In fact, this is first time I have never had any problems swatching eye shadows before. All of them are very pigmented, even the light ones. tones though, no bright ones. These are shadows that would create nice smoky eye looks. The eye shadows are also extremely soft and buttery. Another great thing is that there was no fallout when I applied the eye shadows. A plus! I am very happy with these, which is a good thing considering this is the first time I have tried this line. The black eyeliner tugged when it went on, it was not as smooth as I expected it to be. I was a little disappointed in it. The pink lip gloss is nice, a clear pink without way too much pigment but a color I can keep in my purse and use. The lip gloss isn’t too sticky and will wear okay, not way too long though.


For my look, I used the following eye shadows from the palette: Fate in the crease, then Fantasy below Fate to create a deeper look in the crease. Then I took Cursed and used it in the outer corner of the eye with Fate. I used Fate and Cursed under the eye. I used Secret under the brow and on the lid. I took Black Magic eye liner and used it under the eye very lightly to line and also on the upper lid very lightly. For mascara I used L’Oreal’s Voluminous Power Volume 24 HR in Black Smoke to really give some good, smoky lashes. I wanted the eye to be kind of soft and smoky. On my cheeks I used Nars Gaiety, my new favorite blush. On my lips I used the Lust lip gloss over Cover Girl’s Sublime lip liner mixed with e.l.f.’s Lip Definer & Shaper (I use this on my lips all the time now under all lip items).

Verdict: I LOVE this palette. The shadows are phenomenal. So soft, buttery and pigmented. No, they aren’t bright but they are perfect for smoky eye looks. I need to look at what else pur minerals offers. This is a nice tie in to the movie. This set is available at www.purminerals.com for $39.00.

(This set was sent for consideration. My opinions are all my own.)



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