PUR Cosmetics is a mineral based cruelty-free cosmetics brand that I first discovered a couple of years back on youtube. However, at that time none of their products were available in the UK, so it was hard to get my hands on any products I was lusting after. Then Beauty Bay came to the rescue and started stocking their products, hooray. I started out with one of their limited edition eyeshadow palettes, followed by their popular 4-In-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation. Which immediately became a permanent fixture in my everyday makeup rotation. So I was super excited when both of their new Vanity Palettes arrived on my doorstep….
If you’ve been following my Instagram you will already be aware that last month my google account and blog was hacked. In fact, my blog was so corrupted that Google decided to blacklist it! So any little traffic that did manage to get through organically was being referred to corrupted non-trusted websites. It was utterly heart-wrenching to see my blog hits go from almost 20,000 hits a month down to just 2,000 and decreasing by the day, then over 40 of my most popular blogposts just disappeared. So after much thought and technical advice, I decided to start a fresh new blog on WordPress through my domain host with good security. 3 years of passion, time and hard work gone! I guess the positive side of the destruction is this can be a positive fresh start for me. Especially now that I have gone cruelty-free so I can enjoy sharing more ethical and conscious beauty brands that I love. So, now we have established my blogs rebirth lets take a look at the PÜR Cosmetics Vanity Eye and Cheek palettes….
Could these be a more affordable alternative to the popular Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look Palettes?
Personally, I find PUR Cosmetics products hit or miss when it comes to quality. PUR have released 2 new do it all eye and face palettes, the Dream Chaser and the Goal Digger. The concept behind the Vanity Eye and Cheek Palettes are to compliment those with busy lives. Helping those who need an all-in-one product to perfect themselves on the go. Even though they look like your basic compact palette. However, they come with the ingenious feature of having a retractable standing mirror that converts into a mini vanity. Pretty Cool huh? Simply pull the mirror forward to create a mini vanity for makeup application on the go. The actual mineral powder products in each palette are formulated with green tea, ginseng and B Vitamins. The pigmentation of most of the powders is pretty good, whereas some are not overly pigmented (especially the face products). The formulation is incredibly smooth and any fallout brushes away easily. So you can relax knowing that you will arrive at your destination looking put together and polished. No one would ever know you spent a few rushed minutes perfecting your look.
Size wise the compact is pretty slender and easy to slip into your handbag. The large mirror (which is great quality btw) really helps with precise application and touch ups. Each palette contains four eyeshadows and 3 cheek products. The names of the products are also available both on the box packaging and on the back of the palettes.
Goal Digger – Has more cool toned shimmery powders with more adventurous eyeshadow shades. The shiny mirrored silver packaging helps to reflect this palette.
Dream Chaser – Has more warm toned neutral and matte powders, housed within a matte silver compact. Which helps you to differentiate the two palettes apart.
PÜR Goal Digger Vanity Palette
- Glow Getter – is a soft shimmery champagne highlight
- Glambition – is a cool mid-toned rosy pink blusher
- Motivation – is a cool-toned matte medium-dark bronzer
- Aim High – is a satin sheen bone eyeshadow
- 24/7 – is deep satin plum purple eyeshadow
- No Limit – is a shimmery glittery silver eyeshadow
- Grind – is a shimmery dark grey eyeshadow with silver glitter
The pigmentation of the Goal Digger Palette in my opinion is much better than the Dream Chaser palette. The Glow Getter highlighter is insanely pigmented yet extremely blendable that it can be sheered out for more of a soft delicate highlight if desired. I feel its more of an intense version of the Kevyn Aucoin Celestial Powder in candlelight only slightly icier. Glambition the cool-toned rosy pink blush has a slight hint of lilac to it, making it flattering for both warm and cool skin tones. Motivation the dark matte bronzer is incredibly pigmented, so if you are fair to light in skin-tone i would recommend applying with a fluffy brush to slowly build up layers, instead of going in with a denser brush. I have enjoyed wearing No limit packed all over the lid (it is a little choppy due to the glitter particles, so i like to wet my brush beforehand to grip the product and increase pigmentation), Grind out the outer part of the eye and 24/7 on the bottom lash line. Purple eyeshadows really compliment my brown eyes and this shadow is by far my favourite out of the two palettes. However, I do feel that this palette would have benefited from having a matte transition/crease shade though. Because of all the shimmer and deeper colours this palette is perfect for nighttime looks, if you are wanting to create a bold eye-catching look. However as I do not go out a lot, I already know this palette won’t get a great amount of use.
- Illusion – is a soft peach blush, perfect for pale skin tones
- Visionary – is a delicate warm coral blusher
- Driven – is light-toned warm bronzer with a satin sheen
- Aspire – is a Matte cream eyeshadow
- Good Intentions – is dark red-toned brown, almost maroon in colour
- Utopia – is mid-toned warm brown
- Fantasy – is a dark neutral brown
Though I’m sure Illusion is supposed to be a ‘highlighter’ it’s far too warm and dark to be used as a highlighter on my complexion, however, it looks very pretty as a blush topper over a neutral blush. Extremely fair skin-tones could use this alone as a soft blusher. The Visionary blusher is a beautifully rich coral shade, that would complement both warm and cool skin tones. The Driven bronzer though it looks light in the pan shows up much more pigmented on the skin than you would expect. It actually reminds me of the Charlotte Tilbury Filmstar bronzer – which is one of my favourites. The eyeshadows are more pigmented than I anticipated and don’t have as much fall-out when applying with a brush, as they do when swatching with a finger. The shade Utopia will probably be the most popular shade with warm eyeshadow lovers. I have been wearing Utopia packed all over the lid and blended up through the crease, it does take a little work to blend out though. Then I mix together Good Intentions and Fantasy to deepen up the outer corner of my eye. Fantasy is insanely pigmented so it’s best to gradually build up the colour or you could end up looking a mess. Aspire I find great for blending out Utopia. The eyeshadows are a dry texture which can be a little hard to work with. However, once blended they look very pretty on the eyes. I like that you can create a beautiful warm smoky eye for both day and night with just this little palette. Also the eyeshadow formulation is long-wearing and holds up in the summer heat.
Overall I like both of the palettes, but I wouldn’t say I love them or that they are Must Have’s. Goal Digger is my favourite of the two, even though Dream Chaser is the more popular palette. The Dream Chaser palette is more wearable for day to day, due to its neutral shades. If you are looking for an all-in-one product to do a complete look then I highly recommend. Especially if you are someone who has an active life and just wants one palette to complete their entire look and fit in with their busy lifestyle. I believe that the PÜR Dream Chaser palette could be a more affordable option to the Charlotte Tilbury Instant Look In A Palette.
The PÜR Vanity Palettes retail for £30-£32 each in the UK and $36 each in the USA
They are available to buy from: Ulta (DC – GD ) | Marks & Spencer (DC – GD) | Feel Unique (currently on sale for £25.60 ) | Look Fantastic
PÜR Cosmetics are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly and are committed to being eco-friendly and waste-minimising.
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