TKB Trading’s Aztec Gold review

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  • Manufacturer: TKB Trading
  • Availability: part of the regular line
  • Color Range: metallic orange-gold shimmer
  • Cost/Amount: USD$4.50 for one ounce
  • Would you purchase again: yes
TKB Trading’s Aztec Gold

Quite a lot of gold found in pre-Columbian South America was a gold/copper alloy - so this color's shade and name make a great deal of sense, in that context. The gold is a bit warmer than most metallic gold shades I've seen, and has a bit more orange to it (which would be the copper in the alloy.) I like the way this looks on me, better than most “pure-gold” metallic eyeshadows. The orange tones enhance my blue-grey eyes, and the color itself has a different depth than the pure-gold shadows.

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.

This is a straight mica, so a base and a sealant are both needed to get color payoff and wear-time comparable to my other loose-powder shadows.

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