New from PÜR Cosmetics, the Bare It All 4-in-1 Skin-Perfecting Foundation is a 12-hour demi-matte foundation that helps to cover imperfections and instantly perfect the skin while helping to correct problem areas over time. Designed for face and body and formulated with PÜR’s proprietary Energy Complex and Ceretin Complex, this formula also promises to renew the look of your skin.
With my dry skin, I usually stay away from completely matte foundations but the promise of flawless full coverage lured me into trying out this new launch! So, let’s take a look if it really lives up to its claims and goes the distance….
Texture-wise, PÜR Cosmetics Bare It All Skin-Perfecting Foundation is lightweight but slightly thick. The first time I used it, I applied using my fingers and while the formula goes on smoothly, I felt like it starts setting/drying down pretty quickly (compared to most liquid foundations I’ve tried). That’s just what I noticed but it’s not a problem as such because I am able to blend the foundation easily. As long as I’ve prepped and moisturized my skin first, it doesn’t cling to my dry areas or settle into my pores.
And yes, a little goes a long way with this foundation. The formula is quite pigmented and offers medium to full coverage with a matte finish that stays put. When I apply using my beauty blender, it gives me solid medium coverage that covers my post-acne scars and dark spots very well. And the coverage is long-lasting, with only minor fading by the end of the day.
As I said, the finish is matte and looks natural without a cakey, flat look that some full-coverage mattifying foundations have. That said, I prefer a subtle dewy look (especially during winter months) so I moisturize my skin really well before applying the foundation and it gives me a satin, slightly dewy finish.
PÜR Cosmetics Bare It All Skin-Perfecting Foundation is available in 10 shades. I tried two shades : Golden Medium and Light Tan. Light Tan is a nearly perfect match for my light-medium skin tone.
And here are the swatches of all 10 shades from PÜR Cosmetics website :
If you want a stay-put matte foundation with almost full coverage that won’t slide off during the day, PÜR Cosmetics Bare It All Skin-Perfecting Foundation has you covered! It think it would be a good choice particularly for those with combination to oily skin. It’s available now at Ulta for $39.
I also have two shades of the new PÜR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks to show you today. These liquid lipsticks are described to have an innovative mousse texture that glides on with ease and coats lips in a rich and conditioning burst of color in a true matte finish. The formula promises not to flake or dry lips and provide a smooth finish with bold color – everything you want in a matte.
True to its name, PÜR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick has a lightweight and velvety texture that feels great on the lips. It glides on smoothly with a rich color payoff in a single swipe. The color is also easy to layer on if you want a more intense look. The formula takes a little while to dry down completely but I really don’t mind that.
PÜR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipstick has a soft velvety matte finish that isn’t overly-matte and I like it. I also like that the formula doesn’t feel tacky or too drying (which is usually the biggest strike against most matte liquid lipsticks) and wears quite comfortably.
However, these matte liquid lipsticks aren’t very long lasting and I found the average wear time to be around 3-5 hours. Although the color isn’t completely gone after lunch time but definitely needs a touch-up. Also, the formula isn’t waterproof or smudge proof and easily transfers to coffee cups.
The two shades I have are FBF (warm caramel brown) and Oh Bae (nude pinkish beige). If you like rich caramel shades, FBF is a lovely color that’s sure to please…I love it! When I swatched Oh Bae, it looked really pretty but I didn’t find it very flattering on my lips…it appears as more of a pinkish beige than pink nude (you know what I mean?). But then again, I am very picky when it comes to nude lipsticks! Here are the swatches…
Overall, I’d say if you prefer comfort over longevity, PÜR Velvet Matte Liquid Lipsticks might be your best bet! There are 10 shades available and the colors range from a soft pink to dark mauve and burgundy brown. Available at Ulta for $18 each.
All PÜR products are 100% cruelty-free and also paraben free.
What do you think about these new products from PÜR cosmetics? See anything you like?