Concrete Minerals’ Souljourner

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  • Manufacturer: Concrete Minerals
  • Availability: part of the regular eyeshadow line; also available in the Color Stacks kit
  • Color Range: medium-deep lapis blue shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$7 for 1.5 grams
  • Would you purchase again: yes
  • Similar shades: Meow Cosmetics' Sardonic (almost exact)
Concrete Minerals’ Souljourner

Even though I'm reviewing them a week apart, I swatched these two colors almost a month apart…so it wasn't until I was writing these up that I realized that they were nearly twins. On Concrete Minerals' site, the color looks like it will be a blackened navy-ish, almost similar to Aromaleigh's Drama Blue. It's actually a tad brighter than that…it's a rich lapis lazuli blue, with a shimmery finish (not a metallic finish) and very little “blackening” that shows up. All I saw when I swatched this color was rich rich blue. And a little bit of gold shimmer.

Adhesion was good, and while it did take a little more work to remove when I was swatching the color, it didn't have a sooty leave-behind. This is an amazingly lovely color! I don't know if I got a slightly altered batch or what; but on me this shade really shows up more blue than “blackened”, as it does on the Concrete Minerals site.

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.

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