Pur Cosmetics x Boxycharm Eyeshadow Palette Review

It’s a tough life when you have a brand that you absolutely adore and then find yourself with a product of theirs that makes you want to run for the hills. At least that’s how I initially felt with this Pür Cosmetics x Boxycharm eyeshadow palette that I received last month. I absolutely love Pür Cosmetics and eyeshadows are one of my favorite makeup products, but this particular palette was a little intimidating on the inside. I was still curious, though, was it as good as all the rest??

This palette was featured in the March Boxycharm, but it is also available on the Pür Cosmetics website. It retails for $36 and comes with 12 eyeshadows. The packaging is a pretty standard cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. It’s actually one of their palette designs that I like the most because it’s so sleek, easy to store, and easy to travel with. Plus, I think chrome accents on the front add such a fancy touch.
There is a nice sized mirror on the inside, but it does not come with any type of applicator. There are a variety of finishes throughout the eyeshadows and a somewhat decent shade range, which we’ll get to in a minute. I’ve talked about how much I love this brand before, with one of the main reasons being that they don’t include talc in most (if not all) of their products. I think that takes them many steps above the rest and I appreciate their prices staying in the more affordable range.
From left to right starting on the top row, the shades included in this palette are: Pürfect, Nakey, Belle, Squad, Charmer, Alliance, Bae, ATL, Duet, MIA, BFF, and Boxy Black. All of the shades in the top row are matte, except for Squad which has a glitter finish. Every shade in the second row has a shimmer finish, although Bae provides more glitter than shimmer. Duet and BFF in the bottom row are both matte, MIA looks like a shimmer but isn’t as shiny as Charmer or Alliance, and Boxy Black has purple glitter in it even though it provides a more matte finish.

Most of the shades are pretty pigmented, but they aren’t as good as other Pür Cosmetics products that I’ve tried before. You can barely see Pürfect in the swatch and the three other shades in the top row all look extremely similar. Charmer and Alliance both felt very buttery when I first got this palette, but are starting to crumble the more I use them. I’ve never experienced that before! Duet is probably my favorite shade because it’s so consistent, smooth, and pigmented.
Even with some of the inconsistencies with the formula, all of these shadows are pretty easy to work with for the most part. I do have to put in a little work to get the first row of eyeshadows to show up, as well as Bae, ATL, and BFF. I wish Charmer and Alliance wouldn’t crumble like they are, I really don’t know what to do about that. Once I get these eyeshadows applied over a primer, they have a pretty average wear time. I can go about seven hours before any fading begins, although Charmer does wear off faster than the rest. I’m assuming that’s because of the texture issue.

Overall, I’m a little mixed on this palette. I’ve really only liked one look that I’ve gotten out of this palette, which you will see in a tutorial coming up on Wednesday. Most of the time, all the looks that I get out of this tend to be very similar because there’s not a large enough shade range to create anything else. They really just knocked it out of the water with their Soirée Diaries eyeshadow palette and this one doesn’t come anywhere near what that can do. So this one is kind of a toss up for me. Whether I’d recommend it or not just depends on your preference and what you’re looking for in a palette.

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~Mani Monday~
I really wasn’t expecting to pick out a blue nail polish this week since I just wore a light green that could halfway pass as a baby blue, but I think it was the weather. I almost always choose my nail polish based on my mood, current weather, or upcoming holidays. It was raining when I picked out the color and this definitely reminds me of a stormy sky. The polish is by the Ulta brand and it’s called Bam-Blue-Zled. I can’t even remember the last time I wore this one. I forgot how light it is on the first coat, so this definitely needs two coats for the full effect.
What’s on your nails this week?

~Christina~

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