Friday, August 15, 2014

Pürminerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara & Big Lip Gloss in "Foxy": Review and Swatches

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Pürminerals Big Look Waterproof Mascara & Big Lip Gloss in "Foxy": Review and Swatches
Earlier this Spring, Pürminerals released a series of new products and included in the batch is the Big Look Waterproof Mascara with Argan Oil ($23 CAD) and the Big Lip Gloss in "Foxy" ($21 CAD). I had a chance to give both products a try so to find out what I thought, click.......

purminerals big look waterproof mascara review swatches
Big Look Waterproof Mascara (Limited Edition):
What it is:
A high definition mascara with a water resistant formula infused with argan oil (full of vitamin E, antioxidants, and omega fatty acids) that helps hydrate the lashes.

The mascara comes in a super sleek double walled blue and transparent tube. The cap is embossed with tiny clear droplets that resemble splatters of water, the design reminds me very much of M.A.C.'s Alluring Aquatic Collection released earlier this year.
The applicator is a stiff, cylindrical silicone mascara wand. I found it to be quite clumsy and difficult to maneuver around the base of the lashes.

Formulation & Result:
Despite the fancy packaging, the formulation (in combination with the unwieldy applicator) of this mascara was a bit of a let down. I had a difficult time coating each of my lashes evenly and smoothly. Either the product just didn't go on or it went on too chunkily. I didn't notice any dramatic changes in volume or length either. The mascara is waterproof but it isn't sweat/oil proof so minor smudging did occur after a few hours.
purminerals big lip gloss in foxy review swatches
Big Lip Gloss in "Foxy":
What it is:
High-shine, hydrating lip gloss packed with rape seed extract that makes the lips plump and luscious.

The lip gloss is housed in a traditional see-through plastic lip gloss tube. The cap has a cute lip embossing along its side and the doe-foot applicator has a pointy tear-drop shape for precise application.

Formulation & Pigmentation:
The color "Foxy" is a fun and summery coral with no shimmers. The gloss is actually quite opaque and the formulation is lightweight and non-sticky.
purminerals big lip gloss in foxy review swatches
This is my first time trying Pürmineral products and I am pleased with the formulation of the lip gloss. The cute embossing incorporated with the packaging is very unique but the formulation and wand design of the mascara just didn't cut it for me.

Pürmineral products are available at select Shoppers Drug Mart across Canada.