PUR Cosmetics (formerly called PUR Minerals) sent me 9 of their new brushes, along with a PUR Pro Tools 5-piece collection (which will be in a separate blog post). After using all 9 brushes, I wanted to show them in one blog post and let you know my thoughts.
Just a general, applies to all: these are all soft and silky feeling!
Availability: Available on the PUR Cosmetics website.
PUR Perfecting Body Brush
Extra-large body brush for foundation, bronzer or highlighter.
Unlike a regular face brush, this over-sized body brush has flexible fibers that allow for speedy buildable application for specialized definition all over.
I thought this brush would be similar to my Becca The One brush, and while the shape and size is similar, I find they act a bit different.
PUR Powder Foundation Brush
Short, dense and super soft brush for powder foundations.
Designed to pick up and evenly distribute powder foundation for best coverage.
This brush is a great brush for exactly as it says; powder foundation. I have used it with loose and pressed powders, and it works perfectly. Nice and soft too!
PUR Contour Blending Brush
Flat-top brush with dense fibers to apply powder, cream and liquid complexion products.
The synthetic bristles work perfectly with a variety of foundation formulas while the specially designed shape hugs the natural curves of the face for a high-definition finish.
I used this brush to apply my cream and powder contour and it worked great!
PUR Contour Foundation Brush
Artistically-designed, tapered brush to provide definition into the natural contours of the face.
The uniquely dense brush will apply contour into the natural contours of the face without lifting or smudging foundation.
I normally really enjoy these shaped brushes for applying contour or highlight, but I wasn’t the biggest fan of this brush. I found myself reaching for another brush to get the job done. This is the only brush out of all 9 that I really didn’t reach for and don’t think is necessary.
PUR Blurring Powder Brush
Smartly tapered brush ideal for dusting on blush, bronzer and highlighting powders.
Controlled delivery of product allows for buildable coverage avoiding the over-saturation of color.
Now this brush I really liked! I used it for applying powder highlight and it works beautifully. Just the right size too! Can also use to be more precise with powder foundation or powder concealer application.
PUR Blurring Concealer Brush
Soft, domed brush to use with concealer or correcting creams.
Expertly designed to deliver concentrated coverage to conceal blemishes and imperfections without smudging or displacing foundation.
Although this brush is called “blurring concealer”, I found myself using it for my eye shadow as a large fluffy crease brush – perfect for blending out edges and applying base shades. You can also use this one for highlight application.
For concealer use, it works, but I just prefer how fast and easy it is to use a Beauty Blender.
PUR Blending Crease Brush
Slim eyeshadow brush for eye creases.
The short yet soft bristles of this brush picks up the perfect amount of shadow and applies it expertly to the crease of the lid to add depth and dimension without the harsh lines.
This brush works beyond just the crease. You can use it for a lighter wash of color on the lid, and it does blend out shadows nicely in the crease!
PUR Precision Crease Brush
Tapered, precision brush to expertly apply shadows in eye crease.
The brush is designed to deposit eye shadow where you want and avoid where you don’t without pulling or dragging. It can also be used to apply concealer.
This brush is great if you want to do a cut crease look, or make a more defined outer-v shape. Also great to use on the lower lash line to smoke out shadow/liner. I also found a great use for this for applying highlighter to the inner corner and brow bone!
PUR Sculpt & Groom Brush
2-in-1 Brush that artfully sketches, fills and sets brows.
Double sided brush makes grooming brows more efficient for both a natural or defined look. The dense angled brush fills in and contours brows while the wand combs and shapes even the most unruly brows.
While I really enjoyed all these brushes, this brush may be my favorite of the bunch. I know that sounds weird – but I really LOVE this brush for my brows! Specifically, for applying my Anastasia DipBrow Pomade…. it’s thin but dense, yet flexible…. it’s just perfect for applying a cream product to brows. You can also use it as an angled liner brush too. The spooley comes in handy, as I can’t do my brows without one!
These new brushes from PUR are nice! Soft and silky to the touch, and blend beautifully. I also like their white and silver sleek look, and how they’re labeled as to what you are to use them for — making it a no-brainer for those that are a bit challenged when it comes to using makeup brushes.
Of course you can use each brush for other uses — making brushes are your tools and you can use them as you see fit!
If you don’t know which brushes to pick up, consider your brush needs and what you already have in your brush collection. I have a very large brush collection (even after my purge), and I do have dupes for almost all these brushes – but I prefer some of these over the ones I have in my collection already.
My favorite brush, as mentioned above, is the Brow Sculpt & Groom. If you use Anstasia Dipbrow Pomade, then you’ll LOVE this brush. It’s thin enough to do you brows with a natural look, dense enough and flexible enough at the same time to easily glide and make hair-like brush strokes. The spooley is a must-have when doing brows, so that is a plus!
My next favorite brush is the Blurring Powder Brush – which I used mainly for applying my powder highlight. It worked perfectly for that. I also don’t have another brush quite that shape and size in my collection, so it was an asset for me.
My third favorite is the Powder Foundation Brush – it’s large, soft and dense; perfect for powder application! I have applied loose powder and pressed powder with it, and had great full coverage results. I tried it with my liquid foundation but I prefer to use it with powders instead.
Overall, a nice collection of brushes to take your makeup game to the next level!
xoxo with love & beauty,