What are your memories of your secret crushes? When I received Pur Cosmetics Secret Crush Eye Shadow Palette for review my memories came back in full force. Back in high school I had a crush on several boys but one in particular was on my mind all the time. He was a year or two ahead of me and he didn’t know I existed. I made it a point to walk by his classes and his locker all the time but I doubt he ever saw me. My crush finally dissipated after he graduated and I found someone else to crush on. Two years ago I went to a reunion and there he was! My sister knew who he was and told me to turn around. OMG, my heart was pounding. But what I saw was a balding man with a gut too big for his frame. Crush truly dissipated and gone forever.
It’s been replaced with the gorgeous Pur Cosmetics Secret Crush Eye Shadow Palette now and I’m finally being noticed! This palette is like a crush come true. 8 beautiful shadows with 4 of them being metallics. My secret is out and I’m in love.
The 8 shadows range from matte to a light almost invisible shimmer to metallic hues. The matte shades are good but not exceptional since they don’t have an even pigmentation to them. But I’ve never been a huge fan of matte so I may not be the best to judge. What does stand out though are the metallic hues since they are outstandingly pigmented and long lasting. They are not to be missed.
*Whisper an ivory shade with just the smallest amount of shimmer to it. The shimmer doesn’t have fall out though, it just gives this ivory shade some interest, especially on the browbone.
* Lust has a slight pink undertone and a matte finish
* Passion is a stunner especially if you love rose gold. This is probably the shiniest of the metallics
* Muse is a chocolate brown that’s shimmery but not sparkly, it is close to metallic but not quite
* Infatuation has a metallic finish and is warm bronze
* Admirer is another metallic and this one is more of a neutral brown
* Rendezvous is a matte that is a neutral to cool brown
* Rumor is a charcoal with a matte finish
I’ve been wearing Secret Crush several days a week because there are so many possible combinations. Today for example I wore Muse on my lid with Lust on the browbone. We went out for dinner so I added Rumor to create a cat eye and smudged it over my Pur Minerals Double Ego eyeliner in Tasmania. Saturday night we went out with a group and I got to get dressed up for a change. My EOTD consisted of the stunning and sparkly Pur Eye Polish in Satin (light pink) with Admirer in the crease and some of the matte Rendevous blended into the outer corner. I felt terrific in the combination.
I have to mention the brush in this palette since it’s surprisingly nice. I rarely even remember that an applicator has come in a palette since I’ve never counted on them before. But this brush is not only usable but one that you’d use often. It’s wider than most palette brushes and applies the shadows evenly plus it’s great for blending. A definite asset.
The shadows in Pur Secret Crush last so well on me. I love that I have no fallout when I apply these and that they make it throughout an entire day (with an eye primer of course) without fading. Plus the sturdy palette is perfect for traveling.
Even if you’ve never had a secret crush, you still have time to have one with Pur. I won’t tell what’s making you look so great but I’ll know. — Marcia
*sent for consideration