How I Strobe With Pur Strobe/Highlight Palettes

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The $34 Pur Strobe/Highlight Palettes

If you’ve read some of my posts, then you probably know that I LIVE for a good highlight. I am all about that glow! — whether it’s super intense or a bit more subtle.  

I’ve been looking forward to trying these two strobe/highlight palettes from PUR Cosmetics since the very first time I heard about them. I’ve been a fan of the brand since I discovered their Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation.

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The two strobe/highlight palettes from PUR Cosmetics ($34 each)

First up is the Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette, which is the lighter, cooler-toned of the two. From left to right, the colors are Twilight, Lunar and Eclipse.


The PUR Cosmetics Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette


Swatches of the PUR Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette (L to R): Twilight, Lunar and Eclipse

Twilight is a light, sparkling white gold; Lunar is a cool-toned shimmering baby pink; and Eclipse is a warm-toned true gold. I think all of the colors in this palette are very pretty and subtle enough to be used on a range of skin tones.

I used a heavy hand to apply these swatches, but I think all three colors are softer and more wearable on the face.

Oh! Twilight is so pretty as a brow bone and inner corner highlighter…

The second palette is the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette, which is darker and warmer-toned than Moonlight Glow, and from left to right, the colors are Aurora, Solar and Dusk.


The PUR Cosmetics Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette


Swatches of the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette (L to R): Aurora, Solar and Dusk

I think these colors are stunning! Aurora is a light yellow gold, Solar is a peachy gold, and Dusk is a rich bronze gold, and I am definitely more drawn to this palette than I am to Moonlight Glow.

Again, these are heavy-handed swatches so, on the face, these only have to be dabbed on for a gorgeous glow. Seriously, I think it’s hard to overdo these because the formula and colors are very forgiving and smooth.


Another look at the PUR strobe/highlight palettes. So wearable!


LOVE the sleek packaging

About the formula, even though I’ve tried lots of different cream highlighters, this is one seems quite unique. It has a cream-to-powder finish that I think many people will love. If you get nervous about cream highlighters because you have oily skin, or you’re concerned about staying power, definitely check these out!  They’re creamy enough to easily blend into the skin, but they do dry to a soft powder finish…which also means that they don’t continue feeling “wet” on the skin, so I think these will be a great option for people with oily/combination skin.

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Wearing the PUR Cosmetics Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette on my cheeks

For this makeup look, I applied Dusk from the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette all over my cheeks before applying the PUR Hydrafluid Water Serum Foundation on my face. Then I applied Jouer Peach Blossom blush lightly along my cheeks and did a little contouring with the Colourpop Sculpting Stick in New Renaissance.


Next, I applied Solar from the Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe Palette over top for more glow and used Twilight from the Moonlight Glow Strobe Palette to highlight my brow bone and inner corners of my eyes. My eyeshadow is Sunset Blvd, also from Colourpop Cosmetics, and my lipstick is 1993 by Urban Decay.

pur strobe highlight palette

Love this glow!

I think these palettes are PERFECT for that “lit from within” glow. Both are very versatile, but I feel like Moonlight Glow might be better for lighter skin tones, and Sun-Kissed Glow better for darker skin tones.

They’re available now for $34 each from PUR Minerals.

So, what are your go-to cream highlighters? I’d love to hear what you think!

Adia Goss

Adia is a lawyer by day and a beauty blogger by night. She believes that makeup should be fun and simple, but she also likes multi-step skincare routines (she’s complicated!). Adia loves the sight of a brand new highlighter, and she’s constantly looking for the perfect concealer. Follow her beauty adventures at Adia Adores (formerly beautyluxelife) and on Instagram.


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  1. sarah says:

    Could you do a strobe tutorial using this?

  2. Kelly B. says:

    My goodness are the GORG. And for $34?! Definitely picking one of these up next time I go shopping!
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  3. Your skin takes highlights and sheen SO well! On my it just ends up looking greasy. With big-asspores screaming at you from every angle.
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  4. Strobing is a trend I never got on board with. I just don’t like the way it looks on me. Your skin though looks amazing!
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  5. Eesha says:

    Woah.. Such amazing highlights and your skin is gleaming and glowing and looking so healthy. Love <3
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  6. Carolyn says:

    I came across these a couple weeks ago and couldn’t decide which one I liked more, so I got both! I have oily skin and these are so beautiful and last well. I’m really happy to see PUR stepping up their game. I also picked up one of the cheek stains and one of the cream/liquid eye shadows which are AMAZING!!!

  7. Erin says:

    I like them both! You look soo good in highlighters, I’m a bit jelly!

  8. denise S says:

    Looks pretty on you! I’m going to Ulta today so I’ll check these out. My favorite cream highlighter is Nars Gold Member not sure if it’s still available but I have a backup. Nars marketed this as a blush but it’s a highlighter. It’s a bright warm gold that goes on smooth with a nice gleam. And close favorite is Vincent Longo’s Gold Solare Hydro stick a warm rose gold that feels cool when you first apply it and last all day. I have a large variety of highlighters most of them are powder. But I love these two creams!

  9. Chris25 says:

    And the glow looks so good on you! Great way to wake up the face. Loving the hair, too.
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  10. Kelsey says:

    They look really pretty and workable. I tried the PUR contour/highlight sticks and didn’t care for them, but I would try this.

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