Concrete Minerals’ Pro Mattes collection

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  • Manufacturer: Concrete Minerals
  • Availability: beginning spring 2012 through the webstore
  • Contains: 14 eyeshadows
  • Cost/Amount: USD$8 per 2.5-gram eyeshadow
  • Would you purchase again: yes
Concrete Minerals’ Pro Mattes collection

Released in spring 2012, these thirteen eyeshadows contain FDA-cosmetic-approved lakes and dyes…so these are along the lines of Aromaleigh v1’s Rocks! Sonic Eyes, in that they’re a hybrid cosmetic. (Some people are allergic to FD&C dyes - and many of these dyes can temporarily stain skin if a primer isn’t used.) These cost just slightly less per jar than CM’s mineral eyeshadows, and the pigmentation levels are excellent. I wish they adhered just slightly better than they do, but only slightly. They’re not prone to flake off the instant you bring the brush down from your eyes; and if you can wear most mineral eyeshadows without needing a primer or some kind of adhesive, you’ll get similar performance from these. The colors are just utterly matte, and they’re generally more intense than CM’s mineral eyeshadows.

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Concrete Minerals’ Pro Mattes collection Kit: Concrete Minerals' Pro Mattes Kit: Concrete Minerals' Pro Mattes

This collection contained:

  • Bruise — navy-blue matte
  • Bulletproof — royal-blue matte
  • Domino — deep turquoise-teal matte
  • Ember — bright orange matte
  • Fame — sun-yellow matte
  • Gossip — shamrock-green matte
  • Hi-Fi — fuchsia matte
  • Jet — black matte
  • Queen — dark violet matte
  • Ravage — medium purple matte
  • Risque — bright red matte
  • Thrash — forest-green matte
  • Toxic — bright new-leaf green matte

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