Q&A with Lucy Halperin

Wednesday, March 04, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, lucy halperin, lucy halperin interview, pur minerals lucy halperin, q&a, q&a lucy halperin

We just recently caught up with U.K. native and celebrity makeup artist Lucy Halperin.  With the keen ability to deliver exceptional artistry for demanding editorial shoots, Lucy is one of the top go-to pros working with esteemed photographers such as Andrew McPherson, Tierney Gieron and Lisa Eisner. Today she gives us a “behind the scenes” glimpse of her unique craft.

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Makeup Organization Tips

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

It’s just after the holiday season, which (hopefully) means you have plenty of new makeup to add to your collection. But if your makeup drawer or makeup bag is unorganized, you may be struggling to find a place to put it all.

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Winter Skin Care Tips

Thursday, February 19, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

Winter is here to stay and it has brought its friends: dry and itchy skin. But you don’t have to put on a turtleneck, stock up on lip balm and hole up indoors for the next few months! Flawless, beautiful skin is right around the corner – even if warm temperatures aren’t.

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Fun, Flirty Valentine’s Day Makeup Looks

Friday, February 13, 2015 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Party Time

 

This year, Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday – perfect for a date night! Whether you’re going to a romantic dinner with your husband or significant other, hitting the town for a fun night out with girlfriends or even staying at home for a cozy night in, it’s the perfect holiday to try some fun, flirty makeup looks.

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One-on-One with Celebrity Makeup Artist Jake Bailey

Monday, February 02, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup

If Jenna Dewan Tatum’s Golden Globes look was at the top of your best-dressed list or you were obsessed with Katy Perry’s look at the big game last night, chances are you already know about the genius that is celebrity makeup artist Jake Bailey. He’s the man behind the sparkling, bold look of Katy Perry rocked during her halftime performance and the soft, stunning look Dewan Tatum wore at the Golden Globes.

We had the chance to catch up with Bailey on a rare free moment and picked his brain on event makeup, the one touch up item you should never leave the house without, what you can find in his makeup kit and much, much more.

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One-on-One with Celebrity Makeup Artist Samuel Paul

Wednesday, January 21, 2015 | COLUMNS: Behind the Brush, Makeup, Things We Love, Pur Minerals, pur minerals samuel paul, samuel paul makeup, samuel paul makeup artist

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.

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Finding Time for Holiday Party Makeup and Hair when Entertaining

Tuesday, December 23, 2014 | COLUMN: Makeup

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.
  • Cleaning
  • 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!

Be a New Year’s Knockout

Monday, December 22, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

Get the ultimate NYE party look with Pür’s new collection, inspired by the film, Big Eyes (link no longer available)!

 

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.

How to Make your Makeup Last All Day

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

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.

New Kit Inspired by the Film Big Eyes

Wednesday, December 10, 2014 | COLUMNS: Campaigns, Makeup, Things We Love

This just in—Pür has a new collection (link no longer available), 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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