Black Rose Minerals’ Royal Orchid

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  • Manufacturer: Black Rose Minerals
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: red-plum purple shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$6 for 1 gram
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Black Rose Minerals’ Royal Orchid

Nominally purple…but actually, it can go either way: a very cool wine-purple red, or a red-plum purple. This reminds me of Bare Escentuals' Magical. It's a similar base color, but more than that, it's a purple that I initially didn't think I'd be able to wear easily. Turns out that it really accents my eye color very, very well!

Photos that show how the product actually performs...! See how I create my swatches

A montage of three images: top left, close-up of the eyeshadow in the pot; top right, the eyeshadow mixed with water and applied to bare skin; bottom left, the eyeshadow applied dry over primer.

Coverage is good, the shimmer finish nicely accents rather than overpowers. I think colors in this range may get overlooked, because they're not instantly jeweltones and not instantly categorizable as “warm” or “cool” and so when I'm choosing shadows to buy, I tend to skip past them. But when I do buy one, I'm always pleasantly surprised.

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