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Entries for Monday, June 04 2012

Persephone Minerals’ Asteri

Persephone Minerals’ Asteri

Posted on Monday, at

Persephone Minerals has shut down for the forseeable future…but I still have a good chunk of colors that I got from them in fall and winter 2011, and I intend to share the swatches. There are some lovely colors - lots of duochromes and duotones. So naturally the first color I showcase is a lovely but rather straightforward blackened teal. This color looks nice enough in the pot, but the shimmer doesn't carry through to application. There is some shimmer,...

TKB Trading’s Yellow Oxide

TKB Trading’s Yellow Oxide

Posted on Monday, at

TKB Trading is a wholesaler, which means that you can get straight oxides from them as well as the various micas. I really wanted a yellow that wasn't gold or pale yellow, and that was just this sunflower/harvest shade, so I broke down and got the straight yellow oxide. Like any other raw ingredient, oxides need to be applied just a little differently than eyeshadows with some kind of base, the oxide colorants, and the mica(s). This one...

My Pretty Zombie’s Lady Killer

My Pretty Zombie’s Lady Killer

Posted on Monday, at

A soft silver-grey, nearly metallic but not quite. The opacity is a little less than I'd like; but the color blends well. The blues and greens, the jeweltone shades I've gotten from My Pretty Zombie have all been above-average to fairly good. The whites and greys…have not thrilled me quite as much. I know of other vendors for more opaque silver-greys, and some of them cost about the same for their eyeshadows. I wouldn't have a problem piggybacking this...

Fyrinnae’s Newcastle

Fyrinnae’s Newcastle

Posted on Monday, at

Originally I thought this had been released in a pub- or English-place-name themed collection…but nope, I was wrong about that.This was released in 2005 before I became a regular-ish customer. Newcastle is a brown with a lot of gold shimmer and sparkle. It's almost like the golder cousin of Shenanigans, a shade that Fyrinnae released in March 2012 (or thereabouts.) I don't love the fact that this is more sparkle than shadow, and you really have to apply this over...