We’ve long been a fan of celebrity makeup artist Samuel Paul and the beautiful looks he creates. You can see his work gracing the pages of magazines, in fashion advertisements and at red carpet events – and chances are you have seen them often!
He has worked with Olivia Munn, Nikki Reed, Azealia Banks and many more. We recently had the honor of chatting with Samuel and caught up on topics like what we can find in his kit, beauty trends for 2015, the best makeup tips and much more.
Tuesday, December 23, 2014
If you’re hosting the holidays or throwing a party, you probably have a mile long to-do list and it doesn’t always include hours for perfecting your hair and makeup. But it should, because getting gorgeous and feeling your best while entertaining makes any event that much better. Check out our three tips on finding time to do your hair and makeup, even in the midst of a busy holiday!
1. Plan Ahead. If you’re like us, when it comes to hosting an event or holiday celebration, it’s never too early to plan ahead. Make a list ahead of the day to cover all of your to-dos. Include cleaning tasks, errands to run and things to pick up for the party and cooking or setting up that must be completed. This will give you an accurate picture of not only what you can get done in advance but what needs to wait until day-of.
By planning ahead and knowing all that you have to do, you can determine when the best time is to sneak away and get yourself ready!
2. Get Started Early. Do as much as you can in advance so you can free up some time on the day of the party or holiday. Plus, by spreading some of the party tasks up over time, you aren’t spending a full day cooking or cleaning. Some items we like to complete in advance:
- Getting recipes prepped – chopping vegetables, gathering and organizing ingredients, etc.
- Take out platters, china and other items being used for serving
- Set up the buffet area or kitchen table (if you don’t have room to set it up early, make a rough plan)
Starting early goes double for hair and makeup, too! If you don’t think you’ll have time to wash and dry your hair, wash it the evening before so you only have to touch it up. Get your face ready by completing tasks like moisturizing early, so you can zip into your bathroom or bedroom and apply your makeup quickly.
3. Pick an Obtainable Look. If you’re short on time, don’t aim for a full glam look with false eyelashes, a detailed, smoky eye and the whole nine yards. Instead, go with a look that’s obtainable and pick products that offer what you want quickly. For example, our complexion products offer flawless coverage in 60 seconds or less – the perfect choice for a foundation when you’re short on time!
What’s your beauty routine when you’re hosting a get-together? Share below!
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Get the ultimate NYE party look with Pür’s new collection, inspired by the film, Big Eyes!
FACE: Prep the skin using Illuminate & Glow Primer all over the face. Then apply 4-in-1 Pressed Makeup using the Chisel Brush to perfect your complexion.
CHEEKS: Dust Spun Silk Blush from the limited-edition palette onto the cheeks using an angled Blush Brush and sweeping out and up towards the hairline.
EYES: Using the shades from the palette, press Fortune into the center of the lid. Then lightly sweep Luster into the inner corner and along the lower lash line. Apply Indigo in the outer corner and into the crease. Line the upper lash line with Silhouette. Finish the eyes with two coats of Big Look Mascara.
LIPS: Apply Château Kisses Lip Gloss in Scandalous to complete your look.
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It’s one of the most common makeup tips and tricks requests that we receive: how to make makeup last all day and night. There’s nothing worse than checking your reflection in the mirror after a long day of meetings and wondering exactly when and how your makeup disappeared.
Luckily, when using the right product, along with correct application and a few tricks, you rest easy knowing that your makeup will last through a long, rough day at work, dinner and drinks with friends and whatever else life throws at you!
To begin, the key is to use a primer on both your face and eye lids. Think of primer as a Spanx for your face –it preps your skin so that everything you place on top of it just looks better. Using it can help smooth and conceal, filling in lines and wrinkles, creating the perfect base so that your foundation looks better and lasts longer.
Apply primer on your face by using a makeup brush for a perfect airbrushed finish. Using a brush for application has the added bonus of extra coverage – and who doesn’t love that?? Next, use eye primer on your lids so that your eye shadow is locked in place. In addition, when using a primer on your lids, the eye shadow you choose will be truer to color.
Selecting the right products is another key on making makeup last all day. For foundation, oil-free formulas tend to be the best choice, because they don’t contain ingredients that make makeup slide off. If you use a moisturizer (hint: you should be, especially in the winter months!), make sure to apply it and let it dry before using primer and other face makeup.
If you struggle with eyeliner and other eye makeup not making it through your day, run a spot concealer under your eyes to make sure it doesn’t bleed down your face. While gel and liquid eye liners tend to last longer, plenty of us prefer to use a pencil. There are plenty of ways to make sure it lasts. Expert tip: A matching eye shadow color can help set your pencil eye liner. Use a slant-tip brush or pointy tip of a foam applicator and trace over your eye liner.
Want mascara that lasts all day and night without clumping or flaking? It’s all about the product selection. It’s not surprising to learn that if you want mascara that won’t budge no matter what you do, use a waterproof formula. To avoid clumps and flaking, apply it in quick layers before it dries.
Do you have a tried-and-true trick for how to make makeup last all day? We want to hear it! Share below.
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This just in—Pür has a new collection, inspired by the upcoming film Big Eyes by the visionary director Tim Burton! Featuring a limited-edition eye and cheek palette, two bold eyeliners and our Illuminate & Glow Primer, it comes with everything you need to turn your eyes into a work of art.
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Tuesday, December 09, 2014
‘Tis the season for glam! With plenty of parties and celebrations to attend this winter, chances are party-perfect holiday makeup looks that don’t require hours of work is high on your gift list this year. Luckily, we’re the experts on getting holiday festive with just a few essentials so you can spend more time celebrating and less time getting ready.
Going from the office right to a party or event? One super easy way to change your look from day to night is to go red — a red lip color, that is. It’s one of the most classic holiday makeup looks that never seems to go out of style and always matches your holiday outfit. Lipstick, gloss or tint is a quick and simple way to completely change your look and make sure you stand out in a crowd. Plus, as an added bonus, as a bright red or cranberry color fades through the night, it softens into a beautiful light matte color.
Another great way to add extra drama to your look is to use your everyday eye shadow palette but build up the amount of color you use. You can also try using some of the deeper, richer colors that the palette offers for the crease of your eye, to really emphasize a dramatic look. Don’t underestimate the power of a neutral, high-shine gloss on your lips, especially when paired with a dramatic eye – it makes for an overall polished and dramatic look.
No dramatic look is complete without some volume on your eyelashes. Use volume mascara for a full and flirty look that can pair with a dramatic eye or stand on its own for a more subtle look. Use a waterproof formula if you’re looking for mascara that won’t budge during a night of celebration.
If you’re looking for less drama but still fun makeup ideas for your eyes, highlight the inner corners with a metallic shade. Use a champagne or soft pink color if you have fair skin, gold if you have medium or olive skin and if you’re dark, use a bronze color. Pair it with a fun, bright lip color and emphasized lashes for an overall simple but festive look.
For a soft finish to any makeup look, don’t forget to use an illuminating powder. This gives you a fun, luminous glow and really perks up your complexion. Even if the weather outside is frightful and your summer tan has faded, you can still find a use for your bronzer! Break it out for some highlighting and contouring.
Do you have a go-to party look, or tried and trick day to night tricks you use? We want to hear them! Share below.
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Did you know that cleaning your makeup brushes regularly is a must-do activity for all, no matter how often you use them? Keeping the brushes that touch your face clean can help keep bacteria and breakouts at bay. Here’s how we recommend doing it:
Step 1: Rinse brushes under lukewarm, running water
Step 2: Gently swirl in a bowl filled with water and a squirt of shampoo or cleanser
Step 3: Repeat steps 1 and 2 until running water runs clear
Step 4: Use a cloth to remove excess water and reshape the bristles
Step 5: Lay flat on a cloth to dry
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Monday, November 24, 2014
We’ve been busy this past week and we want to share some of it with you! Check out this roundup of where Pür Minerals and our correcting makeup and skincare products have been featured this past week.
“Get a Flawless Look with Pür Minerals,” featuring our lip gloss sticks, pressed powder blush and eye shadow trios
“18 Eye Makeup Heroes Starting at $8,” featuring our eye shadow trios
Facebook.com/makeherup, featuring Chateau Cheeks Pressed Powder
“Travel With Care – What Not to Forget on Your Next Trip Out of Town,” featuring our 4-in-1 Mineral Tinted Moisturize and 4-in-1 Pressed Mineral Makeup Foundation
“Product Review: Pür Minerals Liquid Veil 4-in-1 Spray Foundation”
“Get a Flawless Fall Look with Pür Minerals,” featuring lip gloss sticks, pressed powder blush and eye shadow trios
Pinterest.com/makeherup, featuring Perfect Fit Eye Shadow Trios
“Poet Pampering: My November Must-Haves,” featuring Disappearing Ink Concealer
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Looking for a last-minute costume ideas that’s sure to turn heads? Never fear. Pür has you covered. With just a handful of products and dash of imagination, you can create a standout Halloween look in no time.
Friday, October 17, 2014
Your look changes every day, yet your foundation stays the same. Isn’t it time your beauty wardrobe kept up with your fashion wardrobe? That’s where Pür comes in. With a flawless array of high performance foundations in every finish and coverage imaginable, you’ll be able to find the one that’s right for your look—whatever it may be.
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