Last week, I popped along to visit the wonderful Wizards and the mineral make up brand, Pur Minerals. This is an American brand that you’ve been able to get in Marks and Spencer’s beauty hall for about a year now I think. It’s a really good range of product, great quality and very easy to wear, not the most exciting packaging it’s got to be said, but it’s a great fit for the Marks and Spencer’s offering. This week, I’ve been trying out the Pur Minerals version of the Clinique Chubby Sticks and here’s what I reckon to them.
As I mentioned, the packaging isn’t generally the most exciting, however for the Lip Gloss Sticks I like the clean, simple design of the boxes that they come in, they’ve got little stickers on the lid to remind you what shade it is and a good bit of description about why they are so great. Basically, it’s a lip gloss in a stick and promises a super hydrating, easy to use, self sharpening pencil. It’s all correct, except the self sharpening bit, you can’t sharpen them, but you can twist them up to reveal more product, which wouldn’t be sharp.
The first shade I’ve been trying is called Beach Bum, it’s a soft peach colour, which on most would look very subtle and natural. I’ve got naturally dark coloured lips so it didn’t do too much for me. However, the formula is really easy to apply and moisturising with a lovely sheen and wash of colour.
My preferred shade is Spiked Punch, what a stupid name for a lip colour. I guess that’s just what happens when you translate names from an American audience to a UK one. But meh, at least it’s not just called pink, which is what it is. I love bold colours in make up, so this is the one for me out of this pair, a lovely pink wash without being in your face, perfect for those rare days of minimal make up that I have.
Overall, the Pur Minerals Lip Gloss Sticks do deliver what they promise. I would say that they don’t last quite as long as the Clinique Chubby Stick, but are a very close alternative. For me, I’m always going to prefer a fuller colour coverage, but I can highly recommend these for a easy to wear, glossy and sheer colour. You can pick up these from the Marks and Spencer beauty halls for £16 each.
Have you tried anything from Pur Minerals?
What’s your favourite Chubby Stick dupe?
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