Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Pur Minerals Mystery Grab Bag Review, January 2016 + Discount Codes!

Up until now, Pur Minerals cosmetics were not really on my radar screen.  Despite my overflowing cosmetic shelves, somehow I don't own a single Pur product.  That could be because they haven't participated much in subscription boxes and/or their products aren't marketed in the places I usually shop.  Whatever the reason, I decided to try their Mystery Grab Bag which is advertised as containing five full sized products with a total retail value of around $100.  Although the customer reviews have been quite mixed, at just $15 (less another 10% if you sign in through eBates), there really wasn't much risk.

The five items arrived in a small unmarked box with absolutely no information card, no coupons, no ads, no nothing. That immediately made me suspicious that they are using this box to dump old merchandise, which was one of the frequent criticisms in the customer reviews on their site.

The first item is a versatile eye shadow trio in the shade set "Matchmaker".  This is a current product on their site that retails for $14.

The colors are more intense than they look in the photo; a deep rose, a pale dusty pink and a shimmery chocolate brown. So far, so good!

Next is a 3-in-1 Universal Pencil in "Natural", a light to medium brown color. This self-sharpening pencil has a spoolie on one end and can be used on lips, eyes or brows. The color is smudge-proof and long-lasting. I tried a little of this on my wrist; it has good color transfer and makes a fine precise line. This is also a current product that retails for $17.

I could not find this brow brush on Pur's site but it is available on a couple of other retail sites for $13.  Its flat angled tip allows for perfect eyebrow shaping and defining.

This Lip Gloss Stick in "Daredevil" is a current product retailing for $16 on Pur's site. This high shine gloss comes in the form of a chubby pencil and is loaded with rich emollients and Vitamin E. I would have preferred a more modest color but this is a really nice product that gets rave reviews from customers!

The fifth item is an eye pencil in "Hidden Treasure" which is described as a rich, shimmery brown shade.  It actually looks more like charcoal on my skin. There is a smudger on one end which allows for versatile application. This product was pretty hard to find but I finally located it on Dermstore's site for $17.  Other shades are on Pur's site for $7.

Using the most conservative retail prices, there is about $67 in retail value here. That's far from the $100 estimate, but I'm not complaining! Each of the first four products alone are just about worth the price of the box. These are all current products in usable attractive shades. It's clear that customers receive different items but by any measure, this particular box was a huge score!

The good news is that Pur's Mystery Grab Bag is still available!  Normally, shipping is $5.95 but you can get FREE shipping by using code AMFREESHIP at checkout.  Also, the code Sample20 will get a 20% discount which may be useful if you purchase other items from Pur's site.  And don't forget to sign in through eBates for an additional 10% rebate on your Pur Minerals order...effectively making the Grab Bag only $13.50!!

Thanks for reading,


Disclosure:  Views and opinions expressed in this blog are strictly my own.  Product discussed in this post was purchased by Lone Star Shopper. Post may contain referral or affiliate links.

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