Pür X Boxycharm Palette Review + 3 Looks

Pür X Boxycharm Eyeshadow Palette Review

Hey everyone! You may remember seeing this Pür X Boxycharm palette in my Boxycharm unboxing last month. I was excited for it because of the vibrant magenta and shimmery blue shade in the bottom row. Unfortunately the formula didn’t hold up quite as I expected. I’ve seen some beautiful looks using this Pur X Boxycharm palette on instagram but after trying several times to make the formula work for me l’m left unimpressed.

Pür X Boxycharm Palette

Pür X Boxycharm Palette
At A Glance

The Pur X Boxycharm Palette retails for $36USD at Pür’s website. It contains 12 eyeshadow pans containing a mix of matte & shimmer shades. Pür products are cruelty free, vegan and free of Parabens.

Packaging

The Pür X Boxycharm palette is made of sturdy cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. It has a decent size mirror which makes me happy. The Boxycharm theme in March when the palette was sent out was “Baecation” and the size of the mirror makes this a feasible travel palette. The shade names are printed under each eyeshadow pan.

Pür X Boxycharm Palette

Shade Selection

In the Boxycharm promo photos for this palette the eyeshadow pans looked a lot different than they did in person. Immediately I noticed that all the orange shades in the palette are very similar. There are two matte orange shades which are very close in hue to each other, and then almost identical versions of those shades in a shimmer finish. I found this really annoying because those orange shades are all you have for transition shades. I would have liked to see a matte light brown or something similar.

There’s a light shade to set eye primer with or highlight the brow bone as well as a matte black base with purple glitter. The blue, Mia, truly looks beautiful in the pan as does the magenta pink, BFF, but the bottom row of the palette is the only one to actually inspire me.

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Colour Story

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

Let’s talk pigmentation: The shades swatch on the skin extremely well. The mattes and the shimmers both pack a punch and pop on the eyelid. Squad is probably the least pigmented shade in the palette for me, it doesn’t apply well to the eye.

The problem with these Pür eyeshadows is that something in the formula makes their longevity terrible. They blend away to nothing. For example, I’ll apply that beautiful blue shade, Mia, that swatches so well on my arm and once I’ve blended the outer corners the blue pigment has already dulled. No matter how I prime my eyes or apply the shade, wet or dry, these eyeshadows don’t last more than a few hours on me.

The shimmer shades are no exception. The shade Charmer is absolutely stunning when swatched on the arm but when I apply it to my eye whether it’s with a wet brush or my finger it doesn’t look as nice. It has a ton of fallout under my eyes and looks patchy once applied and worked around.

I do really enjoy the black shade, Boxy Black, in this palette. It makes a really good eyeliner for when I want a softer black line.

Pür X Boxycharm
Swatches

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Swatches

Pürrfect: Beige nude matte
Nakey: Orange/peach matte
Belle: Peachy pink matte
Squad: Peachy pink shimmer

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Swatches

Charmed: Pale gold shimmer
Alliance: Bronze shimmer
Bae: Muted pink shimmer
ATL: Mauve shimmer

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Duet: Brown matte
Mia: Blue shimmer
BFF: Magenta matte
Boxy Black: Matte black base with flecks of purple glitter

Once again I created a tutorial video on all three looks 😉

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Inspo | Blue Hawaii

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Inspo | Blue Hawaii

Look #1: Blue Hawaii

I was using shimmers again so I didn’t set my eye primer for this look. It seems to be the way to go when using the shimmers in this palette, but it means I need to be more careful when blending. I started with the shade Nakey in the crease. Next I took the shade Mia and applied it in the inner and outer corners of my eyes. In the center of my eyelids I applied the shade Alliance. In the outer corners is the shade Duet.

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Inspo | Daytime Glam

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Look #2: Daytime Glam

I always like to include one wearable daytime look with each review. For this look I tried to make the shade Charmed work for me. It seems like it would make the perfect lid shade, but I found it really hard to work with. I didn’t set my eye primer because I wanted to leave something for Charmed to grip too. Otherwise it would blend away. In my crease and slightly above is the shade Nakey. In the lowest part of my crease is the shade Duet, swept lightly. All over the lid is Charmed and in the furthest part of the outer V is the shade Boxy Black.

Pür X Boxycharm Palette Inspo | Magenta Mood

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Look #3: Magenta Mood

First I set my eye primer with Pürrfect. Next I applied the shade Belle In the crease. Slightly below is the shade Bae. All over the lid is the shade BFF. I had to build this up a bit but I do like the amount of pigment I get with this magenta pink. In the outer V I used the shades ATL and Duet. Just for fun I popped the shade Mia on the lower lash line.

Pür X Boxycharm Swatches

Final Thoughts

I cannot in good conscience recommend this palette. I dislike more than 50% of the shades because they don’t last on my eyes even when using my HG Urban Decay Primer Potion. This eyeshadow palette is a prime example of why swatches mean absolutely nothing. They look great on my arm but they don’t perform well enough on the eyes for me to justify $36USD. If I had bought it myself from Pür’s website I would be looking for a refund, but because it came in a Boxycharm it will sit sadly on my shelf collecting dust.

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26 Comments

  1. April 29, 2018 / 11:04 pm

    Love the looks. And I agree, I’ve been trying and trying but I don’t like it as much as I thought I would. I’ll be putting up my review in the next few weeks. I have a lot of similar thoughts to yours lol.

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 30, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      There are so many mixed reviews on this palette, I was reading the Ulta reviews last night and some people absolutely loved it while others felt the same as me. I don’t know what to think now 😕 Looking forward to reading your thoughts on it!

      • April 30, 2018 / 11:24 pm

        Well no two products will work the same way for two people for one reason or another. Maybe it’s the batch, maybe it’s the way it sits on our skin (oily or dry lids), or maybe we just don’t like the formula period because we have tried better formulas. So it’s a toss up. Eyeshadows are just like any other makeup product, they won’t work for everyone unfortunately. It’s a shame really, because it was a palette I was really excited about getting lol.

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          May 1, 2018 / 8:36 pm

          That’s true, I just wish there was a way to know which one it is! I just wish the blue stayed vibrant, I would have kept using it for that shade.

  2. April 28, 2018 / 9:46 am

    what a shame about the similar colors & the fact that these don’t last! your makeup looks do look amazing though 🙌🏻

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 28, 2018 / 5:05 pm

      Thank you! The longevity issues are so disappointing 😔

  3. Makeup by Erin
    April 27, 2018 / 7:38 pm

    100% agree, this palette was such a disappointment. It did not live up to my expectations at all.

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 8:36 pm

      🙁 Hopefully we don’t get many more pur palettes in the future…

      • Makeup by Erin
        April 28, 2018 / 1:03 am

        I hope not!

  4. April 27, 2018 / 5:36 pm

    The third look is my favorite!! I pretty much hates this palette too! Oh well..

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      It’s funny it was my least favourite when I was creating it but I like it a lot more now. 🙁 I think we’re getting another pur palette next month…

      • April 28, 2018 / 12:23 am

        Oh really?? I have another Pür palette that I really like so I hope the next one is better quality! Or maybe I thought I liked it because it was so long ago… I should pull it out again!
        Back to this palette a few of the shades really are great, like BFF, but the crappy ones really made it crappy.

        • AlwaysCleia
          Author
          April 28, 2018 / 12:37 am

          I hope it will be a good one then, maybe this boxycharm collab is just all over the place. I do really like the bottom row of shades in this one!

          • April 28, 2018 / 4:15 pm

            Agreed!! 😊

  5. April 27, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    I got this palette too, but I’d never think of using the pink and blue the way you did. Looks gorgeous!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 8:35 pm

      Thanks Mare! I wasn’t really intrigued by a lot of the shades so I decided to just use the ones that interested me 🙂

  6. April 27, 2018 / 3:48 pm

    The shades in this are so beautiful!! It’s a shame that they have some fallout and the colours can blend away a little :/

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 8:33 pm

      It’s so disappointing, when I saw the shades I thought they had a lot of potential. I wish they had lived up to my expectations 🙁

  7. April 27, 2018 / 2:55 pm

    Bummer that the palette was disappointing. I hate when that happens, especially if it’s a pricey brand! But on the bright side, you look beautiful!! I really love the first look, Blue Hawaii 💓It makes your eyes pop!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      I knooow I was really excited for it and it just didn’t deliver what I expected. 🙁 Haha thanks! I did like how the looks turned out but I wish they lasted more than an hour on me 😄

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      The black is actually a pretty good shade, overall I was disappointed with the palette though 🙁

  8. April 27, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    I like the looks you created and the blue shadow looks really pretty. You have the best cheekbones by the way! I have this issue with Estee Lauder eye shadow. I find once you start blending, the colours start disappearing. And I get what you mean about putting four shades in a palette that all look really similar. A matte light brown would have been good!

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 5:16 pm

      Thank you! I was the most excited for the blue shade. Haha I did get some good genetics like that, my brothers have the same cheekbones as me so you can tell we’re related 😂
      I hate that, I want the colours to stay the same when I blend 😭 It’s so much work to keep them vibrant.

  9. April 27, 2018 / 8:13 am

    I’ve actually never tried Pur Cosmetics, but from this review, I know for a fact that I’m even LESS tempted to try their shadows. The fact that they don’t last is a big issue for me. I need my shadows to last. Great post Cleia xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      Author
      April 27, 2018 / 11:35 am

      There are so many mixed reviews on this palette, I see people raving about it on instagram still and I’m baffled! I don’t understand how it can work so well for people when the shadows don’t last at all on me :S

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