I promised you, dear ladies that I will come back with the 2nd part of Pure Anada presentation, where I want to show you some of their makeup products that I find very nice! At the first glance, I was mostly attracted by their pressed mineral products. You know, that I’m always in search of these kind of products among green brands. But I ended up to like even some other products that I didn’t expected. Here is the review of my favourite products 🙂
Pressed powders in all shapes plus a gorgeous palette!
I love the fact that Candace, the owner of Pure Anada, has added in the collection this handy palette called Pro magnetic compact, where you can store all your pressed powders! Here is the picture with my products (one pot of the powders has broken, in case you are wondering what’s that 🙂 )
As you can see from the picture, I have stored inside 5 pressed eyeshadows, 2 blushes and 3 mineral powders. If you want to store separately the products, you can put inside 6 powders (the biggest one; 60mm diameter), 6 blushes + space for small eyeshadows. If you want to store only eyeshadows there is space for 24 of them.
Pure Anada pressed makeup
All Pure Anada pressed powders are sold separately in carton “envelopes” and so you can choose the product you want and put it in your palette. Among pressed products I love the most Pure anada blushes I have 2 of them; Strawberry field (left) and Sweet Pea (right). The first one is a medium pink suitable for all skin types because it liven up your face, the Sweet Pea is an earth rose warm shade, perfect for a subtle natural nude effect.
On the picture I have added also the lovely Deluxe blush brush that you can easily use for applying blush or even pressed powders if you want a light effect.
Here is the list with ingredients: Mica (CI 77019), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77499) Calcium Carbonate, Caprylic Triglyceride *Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba seed oil) Ultramarines (CI 77007), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) * Certified Organic Ingredient
Pure anada Pressed powder Sheer Matte Foundation comes in 5 shades. I have 3 of them. On the picture above you can see on top the Light shade and bottom left Very fair and right bottom Deep. As you can see the light shade is quite dark, so I recommend to try a shade lighter than you would. For instance I have light skin (not fair) but the right shade for me was Very fair. The texture of those powders is quite silky and gives a smooth finish. But if your skin is very dry, use a lot of moisturiser underneath and then spritz after with toner. Otherwise, for very dry skin I recommend to use the tinted moisturiser instead. The powder is easy to use and you can apply it with a brush by sweeping it in circular motions on the face.
Pure anada pressed eyeshadows I have just a few colours and I like them! The texture is soft and silky, not too dry nor too creamy. They have 20 pressed shades in matte and demi-matte finish. On the picture you can see: Whisper (demi-matte vanilla), Breeze (demi-matte blue), Meadow (demi-matte green), Dove (matte light grey), Onyx (dark semi-matte black grey). Another tip for the eyes that I personally love is to mix Whisper and on top I put the blush Strawberry field which gives a feeling of freshness on the eyes. The colours blend easily, are nicely pigmented and don’t crease! Here are some suggestions for your summer makeup:
Pure Anada lip makeup
I have tried 2 Pure Anada lipsticks: Petal and Bordeaux Cherry. I find their package amazing, so luxurious! Packed in a silvered bullet with the vintage logo PA. Both colours are pearly and I like them because are wearable and not too shiny. But I’d love to see also matte versions of lipsticks. Petal is a “day make-up” lipstick and is a light rosy bronze. While the second one is a deep pearly warm red with a hint of brown. I also tried one lipgloss called Icy pink, which is very moisturising and pearly too. The lipsticks are very wearable, they have a good staying power and pigmentation. Sometimes I find them a little bit dry, which is weird because they have so many oils.
Lipstick INCI: Ricinus Communis (Organic Castor Seed Oil), Simmondsia Chinensis (Organic, cold pressed Jojoba Seed Oil), Butyrospermum Parkii Fruit (Unrefined, Organic, Shea Butter), Limnanthes Alba (Organic Meadowfoam Seed Oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla Wax), Copernicia Cerifera (Carnauba) Wax, Mica, Iron Oxides, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Citrus Tangerina (Organic Tangerine Essential Oil)
Pure anada Loose eyeshadow pigments are one of my favourite products from this brand. Here are a few of them, as you can see they are highly pigmented! They have a huge selection of matte and luminous shades to choose from. They can be compared to professional pigments. Add sparkle to your eye makeup 🙂
The super clean list with Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, May contain: Titanium Dioxide
Pure Anada loose eyeshadow swatches
That’s my thorough review of all Pure Anada products I have tried so far.
hotdougandbunJuly 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm (9 years ago)
Hi I came across your blog and I love it! Maybe you could check out mine?
Amber KarlsonJuly 8, 2014 at 3:49 pm (9 years ago)
Those lipstick colors look lovely! I just did a review on Pure Anada, the lipstick I got wasn’t for me but I’m hoping to try out others in the future. I am wondering if your pressed eyeshadows had a strange smell to them? Mine did and it really worried me at first! I thought that they were expired!
green makeupJuly 8, 2014 at 6:26 pm (9 years ago)
Hi Amber! I will check asap your review too! No, my eyeshadows don’t smell strange. Thanks for stopping and sharing your thoughts!
Kristen von RiesenJuly 10, 2014 at 4:02 pm (9 years ago)
Hi ladies! I was just taking a look at your review! Thanks, by the way!
Just wanted to quickly comment regarding your concern, Amber. Our pressed powders are bound with jojoba oils. We also do not fragrance our pressed powders. Therefore sometimes they can have a musty smell. Rest assured, it’s not because they’ve gone off! You can leave your pressed powder compact open overnight to air out, and let the odor dissipate. Hope this helps! ~Kristen, professional makeup artist, Pure Anada~
green makeupJuly 10, 2014 at 4:05 pm (9 years ago)
Hi Kristen,Thanks for stopping by and clearing the issue 🙂
AmberJuly 9, 2014 at 1:14 pm (9 years ago)
Great review! I love that Sweet Pea blush & Petal lipstick!
BlushiesAugust 3, 2014 at 8:36 pm (9 years ago)
I haven’t tried this line but I am very impressed! The ability to buy what colors you like and create a custom palette is great. The eyeshadow colors are just what shades are needed for summer! I will be sure to try them out. thanks for posting
Libellule verteFebruary 24, 2015 at 2:51 am (8 years ago)
I am switching to green make-up and I discovered this canadian brand 2 months ago. I did a short review on my blog (but it’s in french). I love their eye shadows and blush. I also use their eye pencil, which I like but wish it would last longer. I am ordering the mascara this week, can’t wait to try it! I also tried the loose mineral foundation, but it was too drying for my cheeks (I have combination skin with oily T-zone). I would have liked to compare with the pressed powder but the “Medium” shadeI ordered was too dark. Looking at the ingredients, do you think the pressed powder is more moisturizing than the loose mineral foundation? I see it has jojoba oïl in it.
green makeupFebruary 24, 2015 at 11:46 am (8 years ago)
Hi! Thanks for your thoughts and stopping by!
I have read your review (I understand & LOVE french but don’t speak it) and you’d like to try the Pure Anada pressed powder instead the loose one? Yes, it has jojoba, but for me is still quite dry (but I have dry skin). You should try it before in every case. If you ordered the wrong shade of pressed powder, don’t worry. Apply it on your skin without looking at the wrong colour (let’s say one day when no one can see you for a couple of hours at home), just to feel it and if you will feel it’s ok on your skin, go for a light shade.
Otherwise, I also understood that you’d prefer a loose powder? If so, I suggest you to first really moisturize well your skin with oil, if needed just on cheeks, because all mineral powders (even pressed) tend to dry the skin and so they need a good base, even more than normal foundations. Among loose mineral powders I recommend HIRO, Jane Iredale pressed, Alima Pure and perhaps Everyday minerals Jojoba base if P.A. won’t work. Hiro has a slightly sheer finish so on T zone perhaps you’d need some powder to set the shine.
But in general, I agree with you on the quality of all Pure Anada products. The mascara for me is their top product, one of my favourites!
Hope that helps! Bisous 🙂 Dasha
Libellule verteFebruary 25, 2015 at 2:46 am (8 years ago)
Thanks Dasha for all the advices! I will try that. As for the brands you are recommanding I will check if they are available here in Canada. Thanks again! 🙂
EmilyApril 21, 2018 at 6:04 am (5 years ago)
Hi! Do you know how many colourpop pressed eye shadows i could fit in this palette?
Thanks you! Lovely review (: