Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish review and swatches.

Pur Caviar

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Try as I must, I cannot steer clear of shimmery eyeshadows.  My head realizes my maturing eyelids are best suited for satin and matte shades, but my heart will always skip a beat at the sight of glitter/shimmer in shadows.  My personal preference for the reflective variety will always remain with cream shadow formulations.  The smoother application, longevity, richer pigment, crease-free wear, no shimmer fall down and increased amount is very difficult to find in powder formulas.  Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish ($26 USD/8mL) delivers on all of the above–the gorgeous dark pigment paired with golden shimmers is enough to awaken the sallowest of appearances.  I hope you enjoy.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

The Pros to PUR Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish:

  1. Rich dark blackened base is incredibly concentrated.
  2. Abundant warm golden shimmer feels undetectable.
  3. Damp mousse-like texture applies smoothly without skipping.
  4. Can be applied with fingers, brushes (synthetic or natural) and accompanying silicone applicator.
  5. Formula feels cooling on initial application and dries down within 20-30 seconds.
  6. Once dried, the color does not budge–over a primer.
  7. The tiniest amount is needed for rich color payoff.
  8. Can be layered for an intense metallic look.
  9. Due to the dark nature of Caviar, this color can be used as an eyeliner as well.
  10. When worn as an eyeliner, the line remained in perfect condition for 12 hours.
  11. Powder eyeshadows layer well over Caviar.
  12. NO glitter/shimmer fallout.
  13. Depending on lighting, color shifts from a deep brown to a rich forest green.
  14. Removes easily with any makeup remover.
  15. Come is six permanent shades:  Cashmere (champagne) , Satin (rose gold), Silk (coppery bronze), Velvet (burgundy purple), Suede (rich brown), and Caviar.
  16. Formulated without parabens, or mineral oil.
  17. Made in the USA.

The Cons to PUR Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish:

  1. Odd packaging contains a cloth-like net/mesh right at the opening.  Seems a bit unnecessary and makes for awkward product pickup.
  2. Even though I did not experience fallout, I did notice glitter migration toward my crease area–could be a problem for hooded eyes.
  3. Shimmers become disturbed when blending powder shadows too vigorously.  I would suggest to PAT powder shadow on top.
  4. Shimmers also tend to shift if eyes are touched.
  5. Product has a history of drying out–5 out 6 in-store testers were dried out.  Be sure to tightly close the pot and store upside down after use.
  6. Formula has to be store upside down or knocked against the palms of the hand to get product to the surface of the mesh.
  7. The accompanying silicone applicator is too stiff and large to accommodate the angle of the pot’s opening and contours of the eye.
Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish with included silicone applicator.

  • My main criticism lies with the odd packaging.  The mesh covering does not seem to have a specific purpose, other than to appear distinctive compared to other brands.  In this day and age, where we have seen it all, some products can get lost in the mix if the packaging is unassuming.  I certainly can appreciate the company’s desire to make their product stand out, but a squeeze tube, (although not the most exciting) would have made a better delivery system.
Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish swatches (taken without flash).

  • As you can tell, Caviar is rather deep.  The blackened base is hardly noticeable because of the abundance of shimmers.  Predictably, the golden shimmers transform this color into a forest green shade that will suit any skin tone.
  • I found fingers and a concealer brush to be the best tools for application.  Although the above swatches show the silicone brush to be a suitable applicator, I can assure you the stiff composition does not hug the curvature of the eye socket very well, which leads to uneven results.  My old Sigma concealer brush is flexible enough to pick up product from the mesh and distribute an even coat on the skin.
Pur Caviar Eye Polish.

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish used on the upper lash line as an eyeliner.

  • As mentioned, Caviar makes an amazing eyeliner.  I absolutely love the effect when worn over a black liner or even on its own (as shown above).  The golden shimmers have a brightening effect on the eyes and give the illusion of a more awakened look.
  • A dense, short hair brush like the Wayne Goss 21 Eyebrow brush, or Bobbi Brown Fine Eyeliner brush picks up color very well.  Patting motions, instead of dragging motions also help deposit a more opaque/shimmery line across the upper lash line.
Pur Cosmetics Caviar

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish applied on the mobile lid.

  • The above photo shows the full effect of Caviar when worn all over the lid (over a clear primer). This look is not for the faint hearted, the heaps of golden shimmer was in full force, a look best reserved for nights out rather than the office or PTA meetings.  Granted, you can wear what you want, when you want, but on my larger lids, the look (although fierce) was a bit overwhelming.
  • I have read reviews stating this eye polish is difficult to remove, but I vehemently disagree.  My dual action makeup remover eliminated all traces of pigment and shimmer with minimal effort.  In fact, water was the only thing used to remove Caviar from my brush.
Pur eye polish

Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish smudged over a dark brown shadow along the upper lash line (photo taken indoors on a cloudy day).

Ingredients for Pur Caviar Eye Polish:

Caviar: Aqua, Polysilicone-11, Glycerin, Pentylene Glycol, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Mica, Bis-PEG-8 Dimethicone, Carbomer, Laureth-12, Ethylhexylglycerin, Aminomethyl Propanol, Silica, 1,2-Hexandiol, Caprylyl Glycol. May Contain: Bismuth Oxychloride (CI 77163), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

 

**Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish is found at Ulta.com and purcosmetics.com.**

THE VERDICT:  If Makeup Could Talk what would it say?

Makeup would tell you Pur Cosmetics Caviar Eye Polish has won over my girly-girl side.  The rich opaque blackened base, combined with the exquisite golden shimmers and amazing longevity is enough to satisfy my urge for drama.  Will you be indulging in one of the colors?  Until next time, be well, stay safe and be happy.

-Maria

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