Pür Minerals Strobe/Highlight Palette review, swatches | Sun-Kissed Glow, Moonlight Glow, & Glow Together


The products: Pür Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow & Moonlight Glow; Glow Together Jumbo Matte-Shimmer Bronzer

It’s tough to find creme cheek products that aren’t full of ‘cones, so when I found not one, but SIX shades of cruelty-free shimmering creme highlighters this summer, I was pretty thrilled.

They’re by one of my favourite brands, of course: Pür Cosmetics. (Or Pür Minerals? I’m never sure what to call them anymore.)


The Pür Moonlight Glow Strobe & Highlight Palette ($34 USD/$ CAD) is the cooler variation of Pür’s summer strobing palettes, and it’s the one that I’ve gotten the most use out of. I’m pretty sure that it’s meant to be some sort of highlighter/colour/bronzer combination, but I use the yellow Twilight and peachy Lunar the most – the bronze Eclipse never sees any use.

(Why would I want my contour to shimmer??? Or my bronzer, for that matter?)

The Strobe & Highlight Palettes have a fairly dry creme texture with a powder finish, and I like the level of shimmer in them. I think I would have preferred a glossier base, just because I prefer my creme products to have an inherent sheen to them, but I can see why Pür chose to go in a different direction: powder finishes wear much, much better.


Pür Cosmetics Sun Kissed Glow (first 3), Moonlight Glow (last 3) Strobe/Highlight Palette swatches


Pür Minerals Sun-Kissed Glow

The warm-toned Sun-Kissed Glow Strobe & Highlight Palette ($34 USD/$ CADis equally as pretty, with Aurora, Solar, and Dusk from left to right, but I think it’s better suited to darker, warmer-toned complexions. All three shades are pretty bronzey, Moonlight Glow features more of an ivory, pink pearl, and cool copper palette, Sun-Kissed Glow is more golden, coral, and orange-bronze. 

Both of these palettes feature a light, fruity scent which is kind of fun to use! I know it makes me kind of a monster, but I’m a fan of scented cheek products–when it’s done well.


Finally in Pür Minerals’ summer collection, the Glow Together Jumbo Matte-Shimmer Bronzer ($34 USD) is a warm striped bronzer with both matte (upper) and shimmer (lower) tones. A portion of the proceeds from all Glow Together purchases will be donated to Action Against Hunger, an international humanitarian organization who aim to feed the many!


The verdict?

If you love creme highlighters but struggle (like I do) to find silicone-free ones, then keep an eye out for these palettes at your local Shopper’s. They deliver a subtle, glowy highlight that looks great both indoors and out, and their powder finish and fruity scent make for a lovely morning pick-me-up.

The one thing that I did notice about these palettes is that, while they wear well, they’re not particularly bold – if you want a really obvious, metallic highlight, you’re better off finding a buttery powder (like the NYX Strobe of Genius palette).

Availability: All $34 USD each at Pur Cosmetics & in-stores at select Shopper’s Drug Mart locations. Limited edition.


Pür Cosmetics Moonlight Glow review


Pür Cosmetics Sun Kissed Glow (first 3), Moonlight Glow (last 3) Strobe/Highlight Palette swatches

Pür Minerals Strobe/Highlight Palette ingredients:

Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Mica, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Silica, Ozokerite, Polyethylene, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ceramide AP, Retinol, Lactic Acid, Sodium Starch Octenylsuccinate, Synthetic Wax, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Lecithin, Benzyl Benzoate, Fragrance, Isopropyl Titanium Triisostearate, D-Limonene, Tin Oxide.

+/- Titanum Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Carmine (CI 75470), Yellow 6 Lake (CI 15985), Red 6 Lake (CI 15850).

Pür Minerals Glow Together Jumbo Matte-Shimmer Bronzer ingredients: 

Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Zinc Oxide (CI 77947), Dimethicone, Octyldodecanol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Tin Oxide, Alumina, Triethoxycaprylylsilane.

+/- Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

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  • shireenplatt

    I swear I need another new highlighter as much as I need another leg but these are so pretty! Believe it or not, I have yet to try anything from this brand!
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  • Kate & Zena

    Excuse, I have to laugh because I think some beauty buyers have gotten used to cruelty-free sometimes meaning "vegan" as well (and it is 1:35 AM whilst I'm reading this, so that's OF COURSE where my brain went) and as I'm reading the ingredients for the creme highlighters I read "carmine." Carmine is, of course, a color derived from the crushed scales of certain cochineal insects. But, of course, my being overtired, the uber popular song from the opera "Carmen" pops into my head while bugs are being squished Looney Tunes style with a hammer for their red coloring and all of a sudden "cruelty-free" doesn't seem to fit the brand.

    Excuse me, I am clearly off the rails at the moment. xD

    • Ooh, that's true! But I feel like it shouldn't be – cruelty-free is one thing; vegan is totally different. I would LOVE if everything was both, but if I had to choose, just cruelty-free is ok with me!

      • Kate & Zena

        Tis true, tis true, although I'm still having fun laughing at the bugs being squished. I'm just an odd duck. XD