I wanted a simple, but colorful look the other day so I pulled out my new Spell Cosmetics mineral eyeshadows in Aurora and Passion.
Since I haven’t shared my thoughts on Spell’s eyeshadows on Bionic Beauty yet, here they are. Ready?
I thought so.
These loose mineral shadows come packed in a screw-top sifter jar with Spell’s signature label on top. They’re clear on the bottom half so you can quickly pick out which color you need for the day.
The shadows themselves are wonderous. I’m almost (but not quite) beyond words they’re so lovely! The shadows are micro-milled to such a fine particle size that they feel SOFT when you apply them. The colors are true, highly pigmented, resist smudging and creasing, and they are amazingly blendable.
And now on to the details of the look and colors…
Aurora is a what Spell calls a di-chrome. To me, it’s a brilliant pink with purple base and such fine shimmer that the color can shift from first to a purpley-blue. It’s really gorgeous and would work well on brown, blue, and hazel eyes. Some people also call them duochromes.
Passion is a true purple. Again with loads of shimmer, but it’s so finely milled that your eyes don’t end up screaming “Glitter!”, just luster.
For this really easy look, I swept Passion across my entire lid, and up into the crease. I focused a bit more color in the crease and outer corner of my lid to create some depth and shading.
Then I applied Aurora on the inside half of my lid and blended the two until the line between the two was invisible. One coat of mascara, and voila!
Afterwards, I walked into the kitchen and my visiting friends did a double take but didn’t say anything. Later that evening, on the couch, my close gal pal (who’s not big into experimenting with makeup) said “Do you have purple on your eyes?” yep. “Wow… it’s pretty.” Aww, shucks, thanks! So my Spell-ified peepers were a hit with my pals!
Each Spell mineral eyeshadow sells for $8.00 at their website and there are 36 colors to choose from! I’ve also got Citron (a sparkly lime green) and Camille (a coppery pink).
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