Saturday, October 11, 2008

Pure Luxe Swatch, Review + FOTN

Okay, I'm not sleeping so I decided to swatch PL that I just got in the mail today!

Initial reaction: wow! I'm really impressed with the amount they give you for only $1. It's enough to last me 30+ looks. I never tried mineral before and found it to be softer to the touch than MAC pigments. Reminded me a lot like Jesse's Girl's eye dust (which I use to love but now I hate)... so we'll see how my love for them will venture out later in life, ha.

(All swatches were Foiled using Jesse's Girl Eye Dust Transformer.)
Let's begin...

Smug: is described as a hot pink with blue interface. It reminds me a lot like MAC's Stars N' Rocket. Very pretty color and an alternative dupe to MAC.
Alloy: is a bronze metal and these samples cost $2 as oppose to the $1. The color is a gorgeous gold, it's described as khaki with yellow undertones but since it's metallic - looks gold.
Rococo: a very nice basic, true blue color that's not as vibrant as "Blueberry" but all in the same very bright and fun.
Sour Apple: is part of their brighter collection and this color takes on a neon-green look. Very pretty and fun and I think one of my "loudest" looking color that really jumps at you.
Russet: I was on the lookout for a nice burgundy color and found this and felled in love, it's really gorgeous and makes a great smokey look. I tried it on my lip as well and it's really awesome, multi-use color.
Blueberry: Perhaps, my 2nd vibrant color that's like no other. You gotta be brave to wear a color like this, haha.
Charm: it reminds me of "Smug" in that it sorta has blue undertones but this isn't as bright. A nice, basic pink color that would look great with purple or blue.
Misfit: not photo well here but it reminds me of MAC's Bitter & Chartreuse in it's bright lime color shade. I love it. I can't get enough of lime shades.
Risque: a dark red, almost burgundy color that's nice but I prefer "Russet" over it but it'll do great also in a smokey look.
Ouch!: fushia! A lot like MAC's Bright Fushia... pretty color and I'm a fan of fushia, so this is a must.
Tart: I honestly don't know why I bought tart. I'm not so much of a green fan besides the brights but the "Old" look it gave out was nice. It's a pretty shade but not my favorite out of the bunch, but that's just my prefernce over bright colors talking.
Amethyst: I think this and Charm are similar in person... it's lilac color is nothing wow worthy. I was expecting something new but it's like any other purple shade I've seen. They're selections and colors in purple don't differ much.
Grape: another bright color along with Green Apple and Blueberry. My swatch was wetter than usual but the color is very bright as I expected it to be and very true to purple then any of the other purples I've seen. Gorgeous color.
OMG!: not kidding, I seriously said "OMG" when I swatched this. I've been wanting a red eyeshadow in forever and this was perfect. Gorgeous color times 10. I'm definitely purchasing more of this in the future.
Sunny Side Up: I just bought this yellow just because... I own MAC's Chrome Yellow and this is similar in color and matte texture. I like it and this is an alternative/dupe if you don't have the MAC one. I'm not wowed by it because of that fact.
Surfer Girl: the swatch doesn't do it justice, again. But it's a pale light blue, sea-color and it's perty. Reminds me of mermaid color.
And here is my FOTN testing out "Green Apple".

I used it wet, and I won't do that again with these... looks chunky.
Overall: I'm impressed with Pure Luxe and would recommend them because of their large color choices and the good prices.

Chola Brolas


  1. You don't like Jesse's Girl loose shadows...

    but why...

    the Pure Luxe samples come in thos jars too?

  2. LOVE the eye shadows...The colors are so candy like....And you look so pretty in them. Love the pink gloss.

  3. Wow -- the color payoffs from PUR LUXE are really bright and yummy - I'm impressed by your swatches!!... might have to look ito getting me some samples!!! Thanks for sharing!!!