For anyone over the age of sixteen, shopping for anything that has “Teen” in its name can be a bit of a turn-off. When you’re older, it brings on that ‘been there, done that–and seriously don’t want to go there again’ feeling; and if you’re on the high end of your teens it’s like being made to sit at the kids’ table at a family gathering…’seriously?’
It’s with that as a backdrop that I tried Pur Minerals Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio–which is sold on the Pur Minerals website under the category of “Pur Teen”. Have to admit, it prompted a smirk.
But how Pur Minerals has chosen to market Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trio is misleading–it is actually a good eyeshadow, and there are palettes that are suitable for those who’ve gotten beyond harsh teal for daytime drama.
Take the trio called Rebel. First off, there’s not much rebellious about a trio of what’s basically pink, wine and deep chocolate. Really anyone can wear the combo. The pink (real name Heart Throb) can be worn alone as a full-lid wash during the day to subtly brighten up the eyes. It’s actually the highlighter shade of the trio and, as highlighters typically have that frostiness that can be a no-no on older eyes, you wouldn’t normally think of going there. But the frost here is kept low so it actually works.
What’s great is that the deeper shade, the dark chocolate (aka Renegade) doubles as eyeliner. A quick dabbing with an eyeliner brush is all it takes so if you’re not into creating a more dramatic look on your lids, the color isn’t a waste as usually is the case with at least one of the shades in a combo; Renegade redeems itself as liner. And that goes for every deeper-toned trio color Pur Minerals offers.
The formula goes on fairly well with a brush. As with all powder eyeshadows–mineral or not–everything adheres and glides on better when applied after using a primer. And it definitely has lasting power. A bit of Renegade tested on the back of my hand was there in full force until I washed it off.
retails $26, online & at Ulta, 10 shade combos