I am surprised to see such positive reviews for this product because I really was not a fan of this product and I also have heard some negative feedback from others as well.
Firstly, the shadow comes in 6 different shades - 3 lighter colours (Cashmere, Satin and Silk) and 3 darker (Velvet, Suede and Cavier). The colours are beautiful with a metallic-type shimmer and are highly pigmented which is a positive.
Unfortunately, this shadow is very thick. It applies watery and feels very wet + heavy on my lids even after the product has "dried". It IS buildable without clumping and blends into itself nicely but then you are left with even heavier feeling lids and is just uncomfortable. It also creased for me very quickly (within an hour or so) and I think it's because it is so thick. It says it has a built-in base coat in it but I decided to try it with a Eye Primer anyway because I liked the colours so much. The primer did help with the creasing but my lids felt even heavier because of the excess product.
I am also not a fan of the packaging, I really don't like the mesh-netting. I think it looks messy and "icky", it does not attract me to use the product at all. It also comes with a small silicone applicator which does work better than if you were to use an actual brush, it glides and smooths nicely. I just wish the brush was made longer for easier control but Lise Watier has a similar applicator for Glitter that has a longer handle that could be used in it's place.
I was shocked because I love Pur Minerals.. this just wasn't a product for me. I would only recommend it if you want/need a dramatic look for only a few hours but wouldn't wear daily or for too long.
I cannot get enough of this eye shadow.
The pigment is amazing. I get compliments every time i wear it.
The silicone brush is amazing and allows for easy to apply application.
It rarely ever creases. My eye shadows always crease, but this one can last over 12 hours withouthrease.
I want every shade!
This is a thorough review on the Eye Polish Base and Top Coat by PUR Minerals. I tried out the Eye Polish shade Suede.
Looking at the packaging, I thought it was fairly large compared to any single eye shadow product I own and I could only imagine myself using up this much product if I absolutely loved the shade.
The Eye Polish was created to be a one stop product that preps, primes and polishes your eyes in one step. It is a metallic creamy/liquid product which after a minute of dry time, gives long lasting, non-transferring colour. Unlike other metallic shadows, this one had minimal fallout.
The Eye Polishes come packaged in a little pot with a screw on cap. The product is dispersed through a wet sponge like sheet. The Eye Polish can be used as an eye shadow base, so you can build your eye makeup look over top of it. Or by itself, as it is extremely pigmented.
See below for the swatches of the shade Suede (A bronze with a hint of golden micro-shimmer):
It has a dry time of a minute or so, which gives you time to build on other products and blend away. Each Eye Polish comes with a silicone applicator, which I was curious to use, since the product is a creamy, liquid consistency.
I have never used a silicone applicator for applying any form of makeup and I sort of expected it to wipe away the Eye Polish when I went in to apply more product. But surprisingly it allowed for a smoother application. Also since the product is liquid, I didn’t think it was buildable, but after giving it some dry time in between the first and next application, I found that you could build up the coverage but since the shade Suede is dark to begin with, it is hard to tell.
After 7 hours of wear, I did not find any creasing, which I was pleased with, which shows the primer portion of this product worked well.
The Eye Polishes are available in six shades and all have a metallic sheen to them. The Eye Polishes retail for $32.
You can purchase the Eye Polishes from www.purminerals.com or from ULTA Beauty stores. I hope you found this review helpful! :)
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