Pur Cosmetics $40 Deluxe Mystery Grab Bag Review – October 2018


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Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Box Front

PUR Cosmetics periodically releases a mystery grab bag of full-sized products, and this time around they offered TWO different mystery boxes! This deluxe version is $40 and promises a retail value of $163! FYI- These bags are usually made of older stock.

Check out our reviews of previous mystery bags to see what you can expect.

FYI – this box is still available for purchase!

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Packed front

My Subscription Addiction paid for this box. (Check out the review process post to learn more about how we review boxes).

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - All Products

About The Box

The Box: PUR Minerals Deluxe Mystery Bag

The Cost: $40 + $6.95 shipping

The Products: Seven full-size items, this bag is perfect for brush lovers.

Ships to: US, Canada, and International

Pur Cosmetics $40 Deluxe Mystery Grab Bag Review

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Contour Blending Brush Packed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Contour Blending Brush Unpacked Front

Contour Blending Brush – Retail Value $24

I can never have too many makeup brushes, so I knew that this box would probably be a great fit for me. This one had densely packed bristles that are super soft while still being firm, and I think the way I will be using it is to blend bronzer into my hairline and jawlines (that is really the only contour I do, as I don’t think I look well with contoured cheeks).

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Skin Perfecting Concealer Brush Packed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Skin Perfecting Concealer Brush unpacked Front

Skin Perfecting Concealer Brush – Retail Value $22

I have never tried this type of brush before so I was really excited to see one in this box. This brush is so soft and dense, and it feels like I am applying my concealer with a cloud. I was happy with how well this blended my concealer in, too!

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Precision Crease Brush Packed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Precision Crease Brush unpacked Front

Precision Crease Brush – Retail Value $18

This brush is small and dense, and it really is perfect for applying precise lines to your crease before you blend it.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Brow Sculpt & Groom Brush Packed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Brow Sculpt & Groom Brush unpacked Front

Brow Sculpt & Groom Brush – Retail Value $16

This is pretty standard as far as brow brushes go and perfume, but I am always happy to have another one!

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Liquid Chisel Brush Packed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Liquid Chisel Brush unpacked Front

Liquid Chisel Brush – Retail Value $23 (found here for $18)

This is designed specifically for liquid foundation, but I wasn’t really happy with the end result when I was done applying my foundation- I felt like it wasn’t as smooth and seamless as my beauty blender would leave me.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - On Point Lipliner in Low Key Box Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - On Point Lipliner in Low Key unboxed Front

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - On Point Lipliner in Low Key CLoser

On Point Lipliner in Low Key, Full-Size! Retail Value $18

I love lipliners, and to be honest it is hard for me to find a bad one. This was creamy and applied perfectly to my lip line without budging, and I like the shade Low Key can be mixed with a variety of lipsticks since it is pretty universal.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Lip Swatch Front

Here is the lipliner swatched above the shadows at the very top.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Pur Pro x Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette Top

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Pur Pro x Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette Open 1

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Pur Pro x Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette Open 2

Pur Pro x Etienne Ortega Eyeshadow Palette, Full-Size! Retail Value $42 (found here for $33)

Holy palette, Batman! I knew we would probably be getting a palette in this box, but this one is still a gorgeous thing to behold. I’m not familiar with Etienne Ortega, but my Instagram perusing confirms he is a pretty big deal (you have to be to do Kris Jenner’s makeup, right?). I’ll be honest – when I was swatching I wasn’t very impressed with the matte shades, as I thought they were a bit chalky. That totally wasn’t the case when my makeup brush picked up the pigment, though- they blended really well and built up pigment to exactly how I wanted them. The shimmers, specifically Penny and Moni, were spectacular- buttery smooth and so sparkly.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 -Swatch 1

Pur Deluxe November 2018 -Swatch 2

Here are the swatches! This palette is so big I needed both arms.

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Selfie 1

Pur Deluxe November 2018 - Selfie 2

Here is the look I did using the palette and the brushes. It wasn’t my best selfie day, but that happens to the best of us. I used my liquid chisel brush to apply my foundation (that was mixed with a drop of the Cover FX glitter drops from this month’s Boxycharm!) and then followed with my concealer on my under eyes with the concealer brush. For my eyes, I started with a fluffy brush to dust Popular all over my lid. Next, I Muddy into my crease and my outer corner using the precision crease brush from this box. I patted Moni into the middle of my eyelid before finally taking a different fluffy brush and the shade Dreamer to my inner corners. It was a bit simple, but I was happy with the end result. To finish off I lined my lips with the lip liner before doing a coat of the Ciate Glitter Flip liquid lipstick and did a coat of mascara.

The Verdict: If you love eyeshadow palettes or makeup brushes this mystery box is definitely a winner. I am always happy to build my makeup brush collection, and the liquid chisel brush is the only brush in the bunch that I didn’t care for. The eyeshadow palette is gorgeous and the lipliner is super versatile, so I really do think PUR met their promise to include everything you need for a full-face look. Value-wise, I calculated a total value of $163, which is exactly what PUR promised.

The Wrap Up

Can you get this box if you sign up today? Yes, this box is still available, along with the $18 PUR Minerals Mystery Bag!

Value Breakdown: This box cost $46.95 ($40 + $6.95 shipping) and I calculated a total value of $163. That means you are paying approximately the following per item:

  • Contour Blending Brush: $6.91
  • Concealer Brush: $6.33
  • Crease Brush: $5.18
  • Brow Brush: $4.60
  • Chisel Brush: $6.62
  • Lipliner: $5.18
  • Palette: $12.10

What did you think of this PUR Cosmetics Deluxe Mystery Grab Bag?

Written by Jessica Hapak

Jessica Hapak

I am a staunch believer that pineapple doesn’t go on pizza and when I’m not studying for law school I’m relaxing at home with my cat. I’m a sucker for anything labeled a mystery box and I’ve never met a bath bomb I didn’t like!

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10 Comments

  1. Sorry, I can’t NOT bring up the fact that EVERY single PUR eyeshadow palette has the absolute worst fallout I’ve ever seen. How can this not be mentioned by anyone who’s tried one?! Without exception, every single palette! I can’t believe they still making them with such horrible quality.

  2. 😂😂

  3. I love how brow brushes go and perfume 🙂 that made me smile, silly auto carrot 😉
    Wonderful review as always!

    • I noticed that too, and figured it was an auto-correct, but I’m still so curious… what was it supposed to say? 🙂

      • Perform! Oops!

  4. I am so glad I exercised the very small amount of self-control that I had to not purchase this. After the Tarte Mystery Bag not so long ago, I just couldn’t bring myself to pay $40 for products that just might be items the brand would want to get rid of.

  5. It’s like they lack creativity. Lets just throw in a bunch of the same stuff so we don’t have to think about it. Five MLP lip glosses then five makeup brushes. No variety. Well at least five out of the seven items don’t expire. I guess. lol

    • I noticed the lack of variety both times too, I actually stopped getting Boxycharm because of all the Pur palettes so I definitely wasn’t tempted to buy this.

  6. Thank you for the review! A question – I apply concealer mainly under my eyes. Would that weirdo brush do that, or is the brush head too big to get under my eyes effectively?

    • Not Jessica but
      I’d use a small concealer brush or a beauty blender. There’s a concealer brush as an Ipsy point reward. Ulta,Sephora and Target have a good selection of concealer brushes priced well. Elf makes some good brushes for cheap too.

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