PUR Minerals periodically releases a mystery grab bag of full sized products, and this version promises a value of $95! These mystery grab bags are typically composed of older stock. Check out our reviews of previous mystery bags to see what you can expect.
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About The Box
The Box: PUR Minerals Mystery Grab Bag
The Cost: $20 + $6.95 shipping
The Products: Six full-size items. “The best surprises are the ones we give ourselves! We took your feedback into consideration and have created another fabulous Mystery Bag! Each bag includes two or more HOT 2017 releases and one of Instagram’s all-time favorite highlight palettes! Overall, 6 full-size products – a $95 value for only $20!”
Ships to: US, Canada, and International
Pur Cosmetics Mystery Grab Bag February 2018 Review
Before delving into the product descriptions, I believe it is important to note that this was the photo Pur Cosmetics used to market the mystery grab bag. As you can see from the photos above, the products included in this mystery bag did not match up to the photo used for marketing.
Pur Cosmetics x My Little Pony Glitter Lip Topper in Rarity, 0.11 oz. full size - Retail Value $16
Pur Cosmetics x My Little Pony Glitter Lip Topper in Applejack, 0.11 oz. full size - Retail Value $16
Pur Cosmetics x My Little Pony Glitter Lip Topper in Fluttershy, 0.11 oz. full size - Retail Value $16
Pur Cosmetics x My Little Pony Glitter Lip Topper in Pinkie Pie, 0.11 oz. full size - Retail Value $16
Pur Cosmetics x My Little Pony Glitter Lip Topper in Twilight Sparkle, 0.11 oz. full size - Retail Value $16
Of the six promised items in this bag, five of them were glitter lip toppers from the Pur Cosmetics My Little Pony Collection. From left to right, above the colors are Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Twilight Sparkle. The formulas themselves were not bad— not too sticky, a good tint of color. However, it is hard to truly appreciate the products on their own when you were expecting something else based on the photos Pur chose to market the mystery grab bag.
Here are the swatches. From top to bottom we have Rarity, Applejack, Fluttershy, Pinkie Pie, and Twilight Sparkle.
Pur Cosmetics Elevation Highlighter Palette with Fan Brush, Full size - Retail Value $15
The sixth item in the mystery grab bag matches the marketing photo Pur used. This small highlighter palette definitely pushes the boundaries of being “full sized,” but honestly I am just glad I didn't get a sixth glitter lip topper to really be fussed. The highlighters were a creamy powder and easy to pick up using the included fan brush. I did need to go in and blend out the highlighter after applying it though— I am not sure if that is user error or way the fan brush naturally deposits the product. I like that all three shades aren't too over the top. I may also use this palette for eyeshadow when I don't want too much eye makeup but want to add something. However, maybe I am just jaded, but I can’t really see what makes this highlighter “one of Instagram’s all-time favorite highlight palettes.”
Here is the highlighter palette swatched below the lip glosses. From top to bottom we have Boost, Altitude, and Upgrade.
Here is what the lip glosses looked like when the sun went down and there was no natural lighting. You can really see the punch of sparkle these lip glosses pack.
Here I am wearing the Altitude highlighter on my nose and cheekbones, as well as Pinkie Pie on my lips (and my Clarins Mascara and Julep eyeliner on my lower rim).
The Verdict: I am disappointed in this PUR Minerals Mystery Grab Bag. It feels like Pur was being intentionally deceptive by using a marketing photo that did not accurately reflect what the box would contain. I haven't seen them, but according to the comments on our spoiler posts, it seems that some people got an assortment of items, and some most people got five glitter lip glosses. The value does meet the promised $95, but this does not feel like a $95 bag of makeup.
The Wrap Up:
Can You still get this box if you sign up today? No, this is sold out on the website.
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Value Breakdown: For $26.95 ($20+ $6.95 shipping), this bag has a value of $95. That means for each lip gloss you are paying approximately $4.54 and for the highlighter palette you are paying $4.25.
What did you think of the PUR Minerals Mystery Grab Bag?
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