Happy Tuesday, blog fans and a happy belated Thanksgiving to my fellow canucks. I did the lazy thing yesterday and didn't even turn on my computer. It was pretty glorious until this morning when I had to sort through a few hundred emails. Anyhow, today is all about the brush + bronze life with some Pur bits. If you love collecting brushes you're most definitely going to want to read on.
Pur Powder Foundation Brush $26 USD, Sculpt & Contour Foundation Brush $24 USD, and Precision Crease Brush $18 USD
With pearlescent white handles and silver ferrules, the new Pur brushes are not only super freaking soft, but they're quite pretty too. Yeah, let's get right to the good stuff... these are stupendously soft brushes! They're also synthetic and as such, cruelty-free and can work with powder or cream formulas.
The vbrushes come packaged in sturdy zip-top pouches that work to keep the brushes protected. I love the idea, as it's a great way to pack the for travel as well. The range currently has eight brush option for eyes and face, with the three styles I received being dense types:
- Powder Foundation Brush: a large, dense brush perfect for buffing on powder foundation. It also works well for applying finishing/setting powder.
- Sculpt & Contour Brush: a tapered shape that fits the hollows of the face for application of cream or powder contour products. The tip also works nicely to apply highlight.
- Precision Crease Brush: a smaller, dense shadow brush for precise crease application. It also works well to smudge out liner and apply shadow on the lower lash line.
I will admit that I'm not really a bronzer girl, I'll occasionally use it, but blush is what my heart prefers. That said, the ma-hoosive Glow Together Gradient Matte-Shimmer Bronzer is making me pretty happy as of late. The jumbo bronzer combines three strips of matte bronzer with three strips of lightly shimmery bronzer to create a soft warm bronzer. The size of the compact allows you to just use the shimmer or matte side, but I like to do the swirl for a bit of both. The shade is great for light-medium skin tones, as it's not too warm or overly pigmented. It can be built up, but I don't think it would provide enough oomph for deeper skin.
An added bonus with the bronzer is that a portion of the proceeds from each sale are donated to Action Against Hunger, a global humanitarian organization committed to helping end hunger around the world. As Pur states: Give Back. Glow Forward.
Overall, some great products. I highly suggest adding a few new brushes to your collection because Pur got these really right. What do you think? Tried any of these products or want to?