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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!