100% Pure is one of my favorite natural makeup brands. It's quite expensive and pretty much only available online but I love the quality and use a lot of their products regularly. I know buying makeup online can be risky so I figured I could help guide you through some of the products (I have tried quite a few). One way to try out an array of their products is to purchase their cosmetic sets or the value sets that they feature occasionally. Either way, I hope you find this helpful.
I purchased the Fruit Pigmented 8-PC Set a while ago when they had a sale for 15% off all cosmetic sets. It comes in a cute box which would be perfect as a gift.
|As it states the set comes with 8 pieces|
The box is $65 but the website says it retails for $122. If you can get it on sale I think it is a complete bargain. It is the perfect way to test out some of their products plus, this set comes with wearable colors that you can get a lot of use out of.
Now for some swatches listed in the numerical order from the picture above:
|1. Lipgloss in Pinkberry|
|2. Blush in Strawberry|
|2. Swatch of Strawberry Blush|
|3 and 4. Vegan Blush and Eyeshadow Brush|
|5. Mascara in Black Tea|
|6 and 7. Eyeshadows in Vanilla Sugar and Cocoa Plum (I dropped the Cocoa Plum right before taking the picture..boo!)|
|8. Dual-ended Creamy Eyeliner Pencil in Champagne (top) and Chocolate (bottom)|
The Good: The colors are beautiful and I think you could get a really nice look using just the products in this set. The blush has good pigmentation, is a perfect cool toned pink that will look good on most skin tones and is matte. The Cocoa Plum eyeshadow is soft and has good color payoff. I have always been a fan of their mascara as it does a good job at lengthening, doesn't clump, and doesn't smudge or flake off. The gloss isn't sticky, and the dual-eyeliner pencil is my favorite part of the set as it's creamy, blends easily, and would be a good base to eyeshadow as well as an eyeliner.
The Bad: I hate the brushes that come in this set. Yes, they are soft, but the blush brush is very blunt on the end which isn't what I look for in a blush brush; I like them to be tapered. The eyeshadow brush is OK but I find it a bit to big for what I like. They are pretty to look at but I need something that is functional. I also don't think that the Vanilla Sugar eyeshadow has very good color payoff. I found it to be a little chalky and hard to blend.
The Verdict: Overall I think this is a good value set and I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Yes, it has a few duds but that happens often with value sets. I think if they are having a sale then you should jump on the chance to purchase this.
Have you tried this brand? What did you think and what would you recommend?