Is there such a thing as too much pigment? The new Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Blush Book ($36) packs 4 super-sized, pigmented blushes into one palette. Best part? Pur Cosmetics has a BOGO offer going on where you buy one item and get the second item completely free (use promo code BOGO18). How can you go wrong with that deal?!
Pur Cosmetics 4-in-1 Blush Book arrives in a sturdy mirror-less cardboard compact which is a little bigger than a CD case. This packaging is fairly big so if it isn’t your thing no worries as the blushes have a little notch which allows you to easily slip the magnetic blush wells out and pop them into a Z-Palette or any other empty palette of your choice. Each blush is a whopping 0.29 oz in size! That’s a lot of blush for $36.
The blushes have a zigzag pattern that’s made up of three gradient shades that go from darker to lighter. I was a little tiny bit disappointed that there wasn’t an even amount of cool versus warm shades here. There’s a lot of cooler pinks but only a single warm orange-y bronze. I wish they would have included a peach as well but none the less this is a nice quad of shades.
At first I was concerned that these might be frosty but they turned out quite satiny and lovely on me. I had to be very careful with them because these are crazy pigmented and quite powdery with a lot of dusky kick up but they aren’t dry nor chalky. The texture felt quite silky and smooth! In my photos below I went very light and sheer with the colors I wore because I was terrified I’d get a severe case of clown cheeks. Use a fiber brush and make sure to tap off as much excess as possible before applying. Truly they are pigmented as hell and not a single shade lacked pigment. I experienced no frostiness nor shimmer of glitter and the finish was a satiny matte on my cheeks with a smooth, even finish.
This is an outstanding palette but not for those of us with heavy hands. You have to be careful during application but a little caution will get you a lovely pop of color on your cheeks!