I am a big fan of PUR Cosmetics. I have tried lots of their products and are always excited to review them!
I have recently received PUR’s Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation and Contour Diaries Palette Ultra Matte Contour Kit for my honest review. I love trying new products to help give me a flawless complexion! I even did swatches, which are after the reviews below:
The Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation ($39 USD) is a full coverage demi-matte foundation. It claims not to settle in to lines and pores and last for 12 hours.
From the website — Formulated with agave extract, green tea, ginseng, B vitamins and PÜR’s proprietary Ceretin® Complex, this unique formula moisturizes and plumps the skin while stimulating the skin’s renewal process and fighting signs of aging.
I have found that it is a bit thick and the texture is a little dry. It does blend out well and is full coverage. For me it works best over a primer. It doesn’t settle in my pores or lines, and I really like that! It also stays looking fresh for hours. I received the shade Porcelain, which is a bit light for me now, but will work well in the winter. This foundation is available in 10 shades.
This is the front of the Contour Diaries. It’s just like the outer package. I think it’s very elegant!
The Contour Diaries open to show the mirror and shades. Here are the shades more close up:
The shades are:
Charm: Light pink/peach
Dream: Golden hue
Flirt: Warm peach
Secret: Light brown
Passion: Warm brown
Mystery: Deep brown
This palette has all matte shades. I thought that was really interesting for the highlights. They are soft powders that blend really well. As my skin tone is light, Secret is the best contour for me, but I can also use Passion with a bit of a tan. Mystery is too dark for me.
The highlighting shades are too dark as well, but I do light Dream for under my eyes. It kind of reminds me of a banana powder. That and Charm can be used as setting powder.
These powders can also be mixed together for the perfect shade. I think this kit would be gorgeous on someone with a medium to tan skin tone. The lighter shades would show up nicely.
Here are swatches of the foundation and palette:
The foundation is to the left and the bottom row is Charm, Dream and Flirt. The top row is Secret, Passion and Mystery.
I will be using the foundation in the winter when I am lighter and like more coverage. I will definitely use Secret and Passion to contour and I will play around with the lighter shades to see how to best use them.
Have you tried either of these products? Leave a comment and let me know!