I’ve dabbled with Pur makeup on and off for years, so I’m definitely familiar with the brand, but it seems over the past couple of years it’s taken a new direction that I really like; the products just seem a lot more trendy, the vibe of the brand seems much more upbeat and there are a lot of lustworthy launches on their main page. Today I wanted to show you the amazing Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette, because it really is fantastic.
I’m astounded that I haven’t seen the Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette all over the place, as it’s one of those fantastic palettes that provides a little bit of everything, with some great basics, sparkly jewel tones, great smoky numbers and several really unusual shades that make this an incredible collection of colour.
I don’t know much about Etienne Ortega, but going by the blurb on the Pur site, he’s a successful, LA-based make-up artist known for creating stunning, “Glamazon” looks. You don’t need to know much about him to see that he clearly has an eye for colour, as these shades are very exciting.
The Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette shades lean mostly warm, but there are some lovely cool tones dotted through, especially on the lowest line. The top line contains a row of colours that I would say are mostly starter shades, with a mix of base, highlighter and transitional shades that can be used in a multitude of looks.
The second line is quite similar, with some more transitional shades as well as main shades and some gorgeous, glimmering shimmers. There’s also a couple of deeper, smokier shades that start to amp up the palette, before you get to the *amazing* bottom row that contains some incredible shades.
These colours are a lot smokier and deeper, but there are a few standout shades that I have to draw your attention to, starting with Paradise, which is an almost metallic, petrol-like purple that leans grey and slightly khaki depending on the light. It doesn’t look all that in the palette, but it really comes to life on the eye – hopefully you can get a gist of it in the swatch above. I also love Zenon on the bottom row for its metallic taupey joy, and favourites in the rest of the palette include Muddy – the perfect deeper transitional shade – and Faux, a flattering and easy to wear brown.
The Pur Pro X Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette contains 18 shades in total and I would say almost all of them are near perfect to work with; there are a couple of the darker matte shades that are a little more dense than the rest, but I’m splitting hairs as they’re all good, creamy formulas that are really pleasant to use…this is such a great palette! I think the thing about this palette is that it has charisma, you look at the colours and you immediately start putting together various eye look possibilities – I love any palette that invokes creative thought. Find it here – link – for £34.