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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Get Festive Holiday Makeup Looks with Just a Few Essentials

Tuesday, December 09, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Party Time

‘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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Pick Your Holiday Gift

Friday, December 05, 2014 | COLUMN: Promotions

Take your pick from three spa worthy gifts when you make a $40+ order on purminerals.com this weekend. Treat yourself (or someone special) to our age-defying Red Wine Exfoliating Mask, exclusive White Wine Exfoliating Cleanser or our hometown favorite, Georgia Peach Tea Sugar Scrub. Just enter code SPAGIFT at checkout to make your choice.

 

Hurry—offer ends Sunday, December 7th!

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Give Back this Tuesday with Pür

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | COLUMNS: Campaigns, Things We Love

Today is Giving Tuesday, and if you’re looking to give back, we’ve got a cause for you! Pür Minerals has teamed up with Action Against Hunger in the fight against child hunger, and you can help. Simply make a purchase on purminerals.com now through 1/7/15 and a portion will go to AAH. You can also add a donation of $1, $5 or $10 to your order at checkout (100% goes to AAH) and Pür will match it dollar for dollar!

 

About Action Against Hunger
Hunger claims 1 million young lives every year, but for the first time in history, game changing solutions are within our reach. Using ready-to-use therapeutic foods, we can now treat children at home, and save lives at a scale never before imagined. Learn more at http://fundraise.actionagainsthunger.org/.

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Let’s Entertain! Fun and Easy Party Recipes

Tuesday, December 02, 2014 | COLUMN: Recipes

If you ask us, one of the best parts of the holiday season is all the celebrating and festive occasions. Office parties, meeting friends for holiday cocktails, going to and throwing your own party, there’s never a shortage of things to do during the holiday season.

If you’re going to a party, it’s always nice to bring something along to share, and if you are hosting a party, you should expect hungry guests. As a Southern brand, there’s nothing we love more than feeding people with our homemade baked goods and other dishes, and today we want to share with you some of our favorite fun holiday recipes.

We’re all in on the pumpkin-everything trend lately, and we love this quick and easy party recipe for pumpkin bread from Southern Living. It ups the ante by adding pecans, is a quick and easy recipe and is always a crowd pleaser. Another Southern favorite we love to bake on chilly days or for easy dessert is straight from the Southern cooking queen herself, Paula Deen. Check out her orange banana bread, which can also be easily made into muffins.

When hosting a party, we love to serve plenty of appetizers and finger foods that guests can nibble on throughout the evening. Some of our favorite easy appetizers for parties include tortellini and caprese skewers and dates stuffed with goat cheese and chorizo. Both are simple, easy recipes that can even be made in advance, and the skewers are great to include as a vegetarian option.

For the tortellini and caprese skewers, simply cook the tortellini following the instructions on the package, then rinse them under cold water so they are easy to handle. Next, slide them onto a skewer along with a grape tomato and a fresh mozzarella cheese ball – add a second round of everything if the skewers are long. We place them on a platter, sprinkle a little chopped basil, salt and pepper on top, then drizzle balsamic glaze over all of them.

To create the stuffed dates, sauté bulk chorizo sausage (casing removed) until it’s cooked through. Then, slice your date down the middle, but not in half. Spoon in a little bit of goat cheese and chorizo. If you’re feeling extra adventurous, wrap the date with cooked bacon or prosciutto and secure with a toothpick. You can serve them as-is, or pop them in the oven for 15-20 minutes to get them nice and warm.

Looking for more cooking inspiration and fun holiday recipes? When we’re planning a party or holiday menu, we do a lot of browsing on Pinterest (okay, we admit it, we do a lot of browsing on Pinterest no matter what) and food sites like Food Network, Allrecipes.com and of course, Southern Living. Plenty of magazines and bloggers also feature party and recipe tips and tricks, too.

What’s on your go-to party menu? Share below!

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30% Off Extended through Monday!

Monday, December 01, 2014 | COLUMN: Promotions

Missed our Black Friday steal? Never fear—we’ve extended it through Cyber Monday! From now until midnight tonight (12/1/14), you can take 30% off your entire purminerals.com order*. Wrap up your holiday shopping or stock up on the products you use most. Just enter code PURCM14 at checkout, and you’ll be on your merry way to a happier holiday.

 

*Excludes items in the Kits and Specials categories.

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Black Friday Savings Start Now!

Thursday, November 27, 2014 | COLUMN: Uncategorized

Skip the lines and save big when you shop purminerals.com this Black Friday! Get 30% off your entire order* with code PURBF14 and stock up on gifts for everyone on your list for a whole lot less. Still planning on hitting those door busters? Save while you wait with your smartphone like the multitasking holiday hero we know you are!

 

*Excludes items in the Kits and Specials categories.

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How to Clean your Pür Minerals Makeup Brushes

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Tips & How-Tos

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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Pür Minerals: In the News Roundup

Monday, November 24, 2014 | COLUMNS: Makeup, Press

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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Take the EMpowered Holiday Health Challenge

Monday, November 24, 2014 | COLUMNS: Things We Love, Tips & How-Tos

By EMpowered founder and head trainer Emily Cook Harris

The holidays are notoriously the most unhealthy, stressful time of the year; but I believe that we can do better than that! This year, I created the EMpowered Holiday Health Challenge: four weeks of accountability in your nutrition and exercise (plus some other fun surprises to make your season bright.) No, it’s NOT a diet; it’s NOT a competition. It’s a healthy way of life that focuses on movement, clean eating, taking deep breaths and doing some good in the world. And it’s 100% FREE! The only requirement is that you complete the challenge with a friend—because everything is better when you are surrounded by people you love. So grab your mom, dad, friend, sister, husband, neighbor, boyfriend or roommate and get to it!

 

Click here to join the Facebook Group and download all the free goodies: EMpowered Holiday Challenge 2014

 

It’s my holiday gift to you! I want you to feel strong, confident and empowered now until Christmas, ending 2014 with a bang and setting yourself up for success in 2015! EMpowered is here to help you have the best holiday season yet!

 

Xoxo,
Emily Cook Harris

 

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