I’m about to review something and then tell you to buy something different. Yes, I’m crazy like that. My review is for 4 different Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks that I was sent to review. I’ve been using them so much that I forgot that I was supposed to write about them. They’ve just become part of my daily life. When I went to do a little research I found that Pur Minerals had come out with a fabulous set that includes 3 shades of these Lip Gloss Sticks plus 3 shades of eyeshadow sticks in a set called Show Off. One Lip Gloss Stick sells for $15, the set is $28. Now do you see why I’m telling you this?
Let’s go backwards a little. Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks are terrific if you like easy to use, non-sticky lip products, sheer lip color that you can build up and lips that are moisturized.
They are very lightly fragranced; I’m not one for fragrance in facial products but they don’t bother me in the least. I’m so busy feeling how much softer and conditioned my lips feel that that’s all I care about. I will put one on when I’m sitting alone at the computer at night just because it feels so good on my lips. You don’t have to worry about sharpening these since you just wind these chubby lip gloss sticks up and you are done.
The 8 colors these come in are: Honey Pie, Coraline, Berry Pretty, Rum Raisin, Beach Bum, Daredevil, Spiked Punch and Game Day. When you hover your mouse over the color names on the order page you’ll see the Lip Gloss Stick change so you can get an idea of the color.
The Show Off Kit has totally different shades which I bet are just as pretty: Pucker (light pink), Fling (misty mauve) and Taunt (raspberry) for lips and Exposed (vanilla cream), Unveiled (gold shimmer) and Staged (toasted raisin) for eyes.
I’ve been a fan of pencil type lip products for a long time. I find them to be easy to use and mess free. These are different than most of the ones I have since they are more of a lip gloss than lip stick. Even though Pur Minerals describes them as being vibrant colors, I don’t find them to be nearly as vibrant as a lipstick is. The shades I have aren’t in the kit so maybe you’ll decide to buy one or more of these instead.
Rum Raisin is the darkest of the 4 shades I have. It looks dark in the packaging but not on my lips. I was sure I wouldn’t be using this color but I was wrong. Once on it just deepens my natural lip color and looks glossy yet sheer.
Berry Pretty is my favorite of the group. It is berry pretty indeed. It looks like a “my lips but better” shade on me while it emphasizes the rosiness in my lips.
Honey Pie is a nude that’s not really nude. It has a warm undertone and a natural lip color at the same time.
Coralline is just too pretty for words. When I think of the color coral I usually think of a reddish orange. Coralline is a pinkish orange, heavy on the pink side of orange. This is the one that brightens my lips the most. It’s a very happy shade that’s not dark so it’s easy for me to wear.
Whether you go for the bargain of the Show Off Kit or a single Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Stick, you should consider these for your lip wardrobe. If I had to pick just one I’d pick Berry Pretty but I’m enjoying all 4 of these shades. Pur Minerals is widely available at Ulta and websites like Ulta.com, zappos.com, kohls.com. If I got that Show Off set in my stocking, I’d definitely be showing off. Do you have any favorites? — Marcia
#sent for review *images from purminerals.com and personal