Pur Minerals Secret Crush Palette Review

Sorry guys, I’ve accidentally taken almost a week off but I’ve had a lovely Christmas break and I’ve been busy planning a load of new content do the new year, exciting!

So if you’ve been reading my blog recently, you would have probably seen my post about a HQ Hair Giveaway that I won not too long ago. Because I got such an array of beautiful products to try out, I decided to do separate reviews for some items and then mentions in my favourite posts for others. One item that I was so excited to receive was the Pür Minerals “Secret Crush” Palette retails at RRP£24.00/each, for 8 shades. I had heard of the brand before, and was expecting big things from the palette – so here’s what I thought of it! 

PACKAGING

I am literally in love with the look of this palette – I am so fussy about packaging and this ticks all of my boxes. Why? Rose gold metallic casing, a secure hinge closing mechanism, and an overall chic feel. Simple, yet effective packaging that would definitely catch my eye if I passed it in a shop. The only let down is the brush, which is large and only useful for clumsy application. Not quite sure what sort of brush it’s supposed to be, all I know is that it’s pretty useless.

SHADES

Unfortunately this palette lacks what I deem to be a bit of an essential – the shade names on the actual palette. For me, it’s just a little bit annoying to have use Google to find out the names of the shades every time you need them, especially as this isn’t a cheap palette. However, they are listed on the website (with no description) so I have just guessed that they’re in layout order because that would make logical sense. Speaking of the layout order, I love it – four shimmery shades framed with two gorgeous mattes. Some palettes make me question the order of the colours, even if it’s just a few shades – but this order, I am very happy with.

The names are really cute, and relate directly to the palette name, which I love. There is something a bit special about creating a sexy look by layering on Lust, Passion, and Rendezvou – it really does set the scene, right?

Whisper – matte, true white

Lust – matte, warm nude

Passion – shimmer, warm pink

Muse – shimmer, cool taupe

Infatuation – shimmer, warm bronze 

Admirer – shimmer, warm mid brown

Rendezvou – matte, cool mid brown

Rumor – matte, cool dark brown/black

The palette is perfectly colour matched to me, a mix of essential matte shades and gorgeous shimmery accents to make simple, yet bold make up looks. All of the colours compliment each other so well, and you could easily take this on a holiday as an easy multi-look palette. Apparently all of the colours are also “limited edition” – so I’m not quite sure how long they will be around for.

PRODUCT

The majority of the colours in the palette as lovely and buttery, however they all have a tiny bit of fall out which can cause a bit of a mess on your cheeks if you’re not careful. The one exception for this is Rumor which is very powdery, which is a shame because it’s a wonderfully pigmented black tone. I found it nearly impossible to use because of the hassle of cleaning up the amount of fall out. I would also say that Whisper is a bit of a no-go when Lust is just that much more pigmented, and provides a much better eyeshadow base colour. The four shimmery shades however, provide super-saturated colour and blend out effortlessly on the eyelids – I’ve become a big fan of this formula!

OVERALL

This palette has become a much loved item in my make up bag, and I’m really questioning why I didn’t consider buying it before I won it in a giveaway. Even though I wont get any use out two of the matte shades in this palette, the four shimmery shades definitely make up for it. For me, this palette is essentially a four-shade spectacle featuring a variety of wearable and blendable shimmery metallics .

What do you think of the warm tones in this palette? Comment below!

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20 Comments

  1. look.love.wear
    December 29, 2015 / 9:59 PM

    Thanks for sharing, just found your blog and love it – had to follow you! The packaging looks so chic and elegant and we really like the range of smoky, neutral and metallic shades :)Have a happy new year and feel free to check out our latest post xLOOK LOVE WEAR

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      December 30, 2015 / 9:21 PM

      Thank you so much, lovely!And I definitely will check it out 🙂 xx

  2. Girl Abroad
    December 29, 2015 / 10:22 PM

    I've never heard of this brand before, but glad you introduced me to it! The eyeshadows quite remind me of a one of the Naked palletes by Urban Decay.Alice ❤️www,girlabroadblogs.blogspot.co.ul

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      December 30, 2015 / 9:23 PM

      I know right, that's what I was thinking – but the formulas are quite different so no dupe there xo

  3. Cherry
    December 30, 2015 / 9:22 AM

    Wow, this is so gorgeous!

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      December 30, 2015 / 9:24 PM

      Thank you for reading! x

  4. Milk News Ldn
    December 30, 2015 / 8:05 PM

    That palette is beautiful! I'm such a sucker for eyeshadow palettes, I think I bought like 5 this month alone lool XIfeMilkNews

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      December 30, 2015 / 9:25 PM

      Haha tell me about it, so tempting!Thank you for reading xo

  5. Jacquard Flower
    December 30, 2015 / 10:54 PM

    That looks like a really beautiful palette. I love the colours. Gemma xwww.jacquardflower.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 1, 2016 / 11:05 AM

      Such stunning colours right! Thanks for reading, Gemma! x

  6. Thania
    December 31, 2015 / 5:42 AM

    The swatches look amazing!!! I'll be on the hunt for this so I can play with the tester and see if I like it on my complexion <3xoxo Thania & AimeTheMakeupHunt.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 1, 2016 / 11:05 AM

      I hope you do like it! Thanks for reading! xx

  7. Toni Clarke
    December 31, 2015 / 10:15 AM

    What a gorgeous palette! This really reminds me of the Urban Decay Naked 3, which I love – stunning! I'm such a sucker for pretty packing too, rose gold is my favourite!!Toni xwww.clarkecouture.co.uk

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 1, 2016 / 11:07 AM

      I haven't got the Naked 3 (yet) so I can't compare, but I can see what you mean! xx

  8. Mel Davies
    December 31, 2015 / 6:02 PM

    This is a beauty! I don't really mind a bit of fall out if the pigmentation is good, you can always sweet fall out way with a fluffy brush :)Lilies and Lipbalmxx

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 1, 2016 / 11:07 AM

      Good point, I just find it a bit annoying that's all! 🙂 Thanks for reading! x

  9. Trishna Patel
    January 1, 2016 / 10:51 AM

    The shades look so lovely ♥tipscapsule.blogspot.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 1, 2016 / 11:08 AM

      Thank you, Trishna! xo

  10. MyBeautysleuth Sarah
    January 4, 2016 / 11:14 PM

    Love the packaging on this palette it would be great for travel xwww.MyBeautySleuth.com

    • Holly Ah-Thion
      January 4, 2016 / 11:46 PM

      It's the perfect size! xo

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