Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 in MEDIUM – Swatches & Review

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The Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 in Medium is my first dip into the CC Cream pool, of which I’ve been extremely curious.  This CC (Color Correct) Cream is available in four shades – Light, Medium, Tan and Dark.

IMG_7298 IMG_7305What Ulta says about Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40:

Description

More than just another beauty balm, Pur Mineral’s CC Cream with SPF 40 protects, corrects and perfects the skin’s appearance with clinically advanced plant-based ingredients, like DERMAPUR HP – a clarifying corrective from meadowsweet – and CLARISKIN II – a brightening powerhouse from wheat germ. Ideal for all skin types and concerns, this silicone-free formula works to erase brown spots, blemishes and even fine lines from sight while balancing uneven skin tone.

Directions

Smooth a small amount onto clean skin until evenly blended. May be worn under 4-in-1 products for fuller coverage.

IMG_7306 IMG_7312 IMG_7756The Pur Minerals CC Cream offered minimal coverage, but more than what I expected.  I added to the coverage when I tested this on my face by buffing on a powder foundation and the results were fabulous!  I’m loving these CC creams as primers for makeup because it’s not only prepping my face it’s also evening and correcting skintone and also contains skincare ingredients (BONUS wooo!).

The texture was light, smooth and blended into my skin easily.  Because of the high SPF this is something you could wear alone to the beach to cover and correct light flaws and also protect your skin.

Pur Minerals CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 40 retails for $38.00 and is available at Ulta and purminerals.com.

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Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Collection Swatches, Review and EOTD

Pur Minerals is not a brand I’m familiar with, Beautiful Creatures is not a movie (or book!) that I’m familiar with… so why did I buy the Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Collection?  Because it’s stunning… obviously!

IMG_6525 IMG_6533What the Ulta website says about the Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Collection:

Description

Light or Dark choose a side with this beautiful eye palette by Pur Minerals, inspired by the film Beautiful Creatures.

Shade Description:

  • Forbidden (Taupe)
  • Supernatural (Nude)
  • Siren (Moss)
  • Spellbound (Neutral)
  • Fate (Mushroom)
  • Cursed (Plum)
  • Secret (Pink)
  • Fantasy (Violet)
Directions

Eyeshadow: Using the Shadow Brush (included), sweep shadows across the eyelid, blending and layering as desired.

Eyeliner: Starting from the inner corner of the eye and working towards the outer corner, apply color using soft, short strokes.

Lip Gloss: Glide the lip gloss on with the applicator wand, re-applying throughout the day as needed.

IMG_6539IMG_6546IMG_6540IMG_6549IMG_6669The shadows in this palette are divine.  Each was swatched above using no primer and only one finger swipe.  Amazing pigment and color quality and they felt so soft.  I didn’t experience any horrible fall-out with any of the shades (very minimal with Fantasy) and all blended into the other seamlessly when I used them.

The lip gloss is mostly sheer with a pink tint.  It’s super glossy and has very little stick.  It’s sure to compliment any eye look that you create with this palette.  Love it.

The eye liner is a creamy black and swatched so well I couldn’t wait to try it.  Unfortunately, the pencil didn’t apply smoothly and dragged and skipped a bit.  I found myself having to closely inspect and make touch-ups… and still I really wasn’t happy.

For the EOTD I started off with a layer of Urban Decay Primer Potion.  Taking a firm brush I applied Fantasy all over the lid and into the crease a bit, leaving the inner corner bare.  Above Fantasy I blended Fate and then put a dab of Cursed in the outer V.  At the inner corners of the eye I applied Secret and also used this to highlight.  I dabbed a bit of Cursed under the outer part of the lower lid, then, using the same brush, applied Supernatural at the inner part of the lower lid.  To finish I lined with the included liner and added two coats of MAC Plushlash Mascara.

IMG_6754At the end of it all this palette has inspired me to not only go see the movie, but read the series too!

The Pur Minerals Beautiful Creatures Collection retails for $39.00 and is available at Ulta and PurMinerals.com.

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