Wednesday, February 27, 2013

In the Pursuit of Fabulous-A Review of Rose Marie Shadows

Hello lovelies!
   It has been awhile since I have posted anything and I do apologize. But I am back and this time I am reviewing a lovely independent makeup line called, RoseMarie's Shadows on Etsy. RoseMarie's Shadows has a gorgeous line of mineral makeup ranging from stunning shadows to foundations and blushes. All of their products are all natural and made fresh. They don't contain fragrances, preservatives, synthetic dyes and parabens. Not mention they don't test on animals which is a big thing for me. I don't approve of animal testing. So good karma points for RoseMarie's Shadows! YAY!

   I received six colors and needless to say I am very impressed. The first color that drew my attention was Mermaid. Her store description of the color is a beautiful shimmer teal blue and she is right. I immediately noticed this gorgeous color and instantly wanted to put it on. Pirate Purple is a gorgeous deep purple shade that is extremely rich and vibrant with just a hint of shimmer. Sea Turtle is actually surprised me. When I first saw in the container I thought that it was going to be more of a pastel green but it isn't. I actually at first thought that the pigment had the wrong label since it wasn't as dark at it appeared in the shop. It seems that RoseMarie's camera is a much better judge of color than I am since it did photograph true. It is a shimmery green with hint of blue and gold. I also received Oink which is a shimmery pink shade that is subtle when applied dry over a base and really popping when applied wet. While I will admit that I think I don't have any single shades of orange shadow (all of them came in a pallet of some sort) I was wondering what I was going to do with Pumpkin. Again the color really fooled me to think that it was actually lighter than it appeared in the photo and turned out to be not only a lovely shade but winning me over. This is a shimmery shade as well since all of her shades have a slight shimmer to them. Finally in my package there was Snowflake a light soft shimmery white it makes an excellent highlight color and it is soft enough for you to use it when you go to work or visit in-laws when dramatic makeup might be a no no. However I like dramatic and I would really suggest using this color wet/foiled so that you can really appreciate how gorgeous it is. But enough blabbing on to what you are really wanting to see...PICTURES.

Swatches outside in natural light
Swatches inside with flash
The swatches in order from left to right are: Snowflake, Pumpkin, Oink, Sea Turtle, Mermaid and Pirate Purple. The top row is just on skin and on the bottom are swatched over NYX jumbo pencil in Milk. Silly me, I didn't think to swatch them wet but here are photos in comparison between dry and wet.
Shadows applied over just primer and Nyx jumbo pencil in Milk

Same shadows applied wet over primer and Nyx Jumbo Pencil.

Color variety-9 out of 10 bats
   RoseMarie has a nice amount of colors and shades that will keep you wanting to come back for more.

Pigmentation 8.5 out of 10 bats
   The colors of her shadows are really gorgeous and can be worn dry for a more subtle and conservative look or wet which I think really brings out the true beauty of the shades for a more dramatic look. 

Overall- 9 out of 10 bats
  The variety of colors and pigmentation will bring you back to the store and not to mention how sweet the owner is. All of her colors have a nice hint of shimmer to them and foiling them will bring new depth and dimension to the color. However if you are looking for a true matte color she doesn't offer it currently.

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