It may only be early October, but in the makeup and fashion world that officially means it’s the Holiday season! The Holiday collections have begun rolling out, and there are so many exciting launches! I recently got the chance to play with the new PUR Sweet 16 collection, and as soon as I saw the sequin packaging I knew I needed to write about it!

Above images are from the PUR website!

This year marks the 16th anniversary for the brand, and they are celebrating with a special edition Holiday collection: the PUR Sweet 16 Collection! Working as a makeup artist for the last 5 and a half years, I’ve had the pleasure of watching them grow immensely in that time. They have rebranded, repackaged, and have really stepped up their game to become huge contenders in the competitive cosmetic industry. In my opinion, they are the perfect example of a brand listening to their consumer requests and using that feedback to grow and improve.

The PUR Sweet 16 collection just went live in stores, and online this month. It features 7 items:

The collection features gorgeous white packaging, with a sequin design. What makes the packaging so unique is that the sequin/glitter is cased inside the front cover.

The Celebrate Your Selfie Blockbuster Set is definitely a standout product in my opinion. Not only because the eyeshadows are stunning and super pigmented, but also because it’s such a great value! You get 16 eyeshadows (matte, shimmers, and pressed glitters), a mini lip gloss, mini mascara, set of false lashes, 2 blushes, and a highlighter! The only aspect of this I didn’t like is the box, as it’s neither storage nor travel-friendly. However, I have it on good authority that the eyeshadows are magnetic and can be (carefully) detached from the box. You could likely de-pot these and pop them into a magnetic palette!

The next item on my radar is the Love Your Selfie III Sweet 16 Face Palette & Mini Mascara SetI am always a sucker for PÜR eyeshadow palettes, as their formulas are incredible and they perform so well. I always find the colours to be super pigmented and easily blendable! This has a range of warm tones with a couple of neutral shades, and a mixture of mattes, shimmers and pressed glitters.

 

The Sweet 16 Kiss of Confidence Set comes with 3 lipsticks, and 1 hydrating lip balm with. It’s a clear balm with a hint of sparkle that you can wear under lipstick to prep the lips, or over top to add some extra sparkle and hydration!

Above image is from the PUR website!

 

They also launch a limited edition brush set every year, and these are one of my favourite items to get as they’re such a great value! This year’s set features the oval brushes. If you’re a fan of oval brushes, these are some of the best quality on the market (in my opinion!) The bristles are soft dense, and of course cruelty-free!

PÜR also launched 2 exciting new skincare items in this collection!  A new gold sheet mask set, and a skincare set featuring exciting new launches! It contains an illuminating setting spray, the 4-in-1 primer, a gold peel-off mask, and a shimmering dry oil! These products are infused with some amazing ingredients, like liquorice extract, vitamin C, ginseng, and green tea.

 

Overall, I think this collection is absolutely gorgeous. The palettes are definitely the biggest wins for me, as PUR’s formula is incredible and they are such a great value!

What are your thoughts? Are there any stand-out products for you?

 

 

*This post is not sponsored, all opinions are my own. Some links may be affiliate links, in which I can earn a small commission if you choose to purchase product through my link. You are in no way obligated to do so, but it is much appreciated!* 

 

 

It’s been a little while since I’ve done a monthly favourites video, so I thought I’d put together a video talking about my favourite products from the past month! Many of these products are new launches, and I used them in my previous tutorial which you can see here!

February and March were really about the skin focus for me – creating glowy, dewy skin and a more natural makeup look. These were my stand-out products to help me achieve that!

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Products mentioned:

  • Skinceuticals Blemish & Age Solution Decongesting Toner

  • Pur Miracle Mist

  • Clarins Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch
  • Smashbox Halo Highlighting Wand “Pearl”

  • Tarte Skin Twinkle Lighting Palette
  • Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit – That Glow

  • Becca Mineral Blush “Flowerchild”

  • Morphe E4 Brush

  • Lancome Absolue Precious Cells Lip Balm

  • Lancome Juicy Shaker “Apri-cute”

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Pür (formerly known as Pür Minerals) has totally rebranded and revamped their entire line. Apart from the obvious name change, they’ve also been redesigning their logo and displays in stores, and really trying to compete with the biggest brands on the market.

I absolutely love Pur, and could not be more excited to see them grow as a brand and really become a contender for high-end beauty! Pur is all about healthy, good-for-you makeup that’s safe for the skin. They’re also founded on some amazing principles, such as being completely cruelty-free and containing no chemical fragrances, dyes, or fillers! They have majorly stepped up their game with some really innovative products, as well as making sure to stay on top of trends!

This spring, they’re launching a brand new foundation that’s very on par with the “natural” more lightweight foundation trend. I’m seeing water-based foundations popping up in all different brands, so I was very curious as to what Pür had to offer to this trend!

Introducing the brand new Pür Hydra Fluid Water Serum Foundation!

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