The second June COTM from Shiro. Both Blep and Mlem are fairly standard shades that have close cousins in just about any eyeshadow lineup, but these both have Shiro’s typical smooth application and solid color payoff. When I applied it without any mixing medium, the shadow wanted to look a bit cakey. It was honestly difficult to get a smoother metallic-looking finish with dry application.
One of the two warmer colors in the Vintage Pharmacy collection…and the stronger performer of the two. The finish is mostly matte, though there’s a little bit of what looks like it could be light-ish shimmer. The application was decent, though deeper skintones will possibly want to wear a light-colored base if you want to preserve this shade’s intensity. It performs slightly better when foiled, though - as with many MPZ mattes and near-mattes - it doesn’...
The pink is soft enough that it’s not going to make your eyes look irritated. It’s more of a tint to the white than anything else. I felt like I had the most trouble getting this one to apply - I think that’s just because the product had dried out a little bit, not because of anything in the formula.
The first of two COTMs for June. This isn’t necessarily a unique color; but it’s an attractive color, and it applies and adheres well. The color is slightly softened rather than being a bright gold, so - for me, at least - it works best as a highlight and accent but not as well as an eyeliner.
You want a strongly pigmented midrange blue? Here you go! It isn’t possible to use “just a little” of this blue, to get a lighter turquoise. It’s this intense and saturated, or you use a different color. On the upside, all you ever need is a little bit of this eyeshadow. One fullsize pot would probably last quite a long time, even if you used it daily.
I got this one because I wanted a shimmery white. Well…it’s white. There are microparticles in it. But it took me four coats to get something close to full opacity, and the microparticles gave it texture, not shimmer or any kind of highlights. Not the worst color I’ve gotten from Zoya, but quite close to it.
Some lovely shades in this collection - they just look similar to previously-released colors. Viridian Veil looks very similar to Lost Lagoon. Mercurial is more silver than gold, though the pro artwork seems to indicate that it’s a warmer shade. Lilac Eclipse is similar to Lilac Longing (but different enough that, yes, I need them both.) I didn’t pick up either of the deeper purples, because while I like purple nail polish, I’m not so great a...
The base color is definitely orange, but a softer, pink-leaning orange. (Similar to Six Ice Creams Each, actually. I didn’t have that in my mind when i chose to publish these two entries in the same week, but…there ya go.) The pink shimmer is slightly visible when I apply it dry, and much more visible foiled. The texture is a bit…crumbly, no matter how I apply it. The coverage is fairly solid, though.
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