Put a Spell on your eyes…

by Bionic Beauty on 02.Oct.2008 · 7 comments

Eye makeup look by Bionic Beauty blog - Purple eyeshadows by Spell Cosmetics

Bionic Beauty creates a purple based eye look with shadows from Spell Cosmetics

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.

Spell purple eyeshadows in Passion and Aurora - eye makeup look by Bionic Beauty blog

Spell Cosmetics loose pigment shadows in Aurora and Passion

And now on to the details of the look and colors…

Bionic Beauty blog makeup look using Spell Cosmetics eyeshadows under flash

Spell eye shadows in Aurora and Passion (under flash)

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.

Bionic Beauty blog creates a Purple eye makeup look with Spell Cosmetics

Aurora shadow on inner half; Passion shadow on outer half of the eye

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!

Bionic Beauty blog makeup look using Purple eyeshadows by Spell Cosmetics

A close up of the final blending... no line between the colors should be visible

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).

FTC Disclosure: This item was sent to me free of charge in return for an honest review. The opinion in this article is based on my personal experience and was not influenced by any source. I was not compensated for this article. Feel free to read my disclosure policy for more information.


1 Mythbuster Beauty October 2, 2008 at 3:36 pm

Sooo pretty! I love purple, and with your deep brown eyes it looks stunning. Sounds like the eye kits are a great deal too.

2 Lydia October 2, 2008 at 6:12 pm

Ooo i love this look!

3 Critty October 2, 2008 at 9:45 pm

I agree, that purple is amazing on you!!! Just beautiful!!

4 BionicBeauty October 2, 2008 at 10:02 pm

Thank you ladies! 🙂 I’ve been wearing this look quite a bit lately and it’s really become a favorite. Love these eyeshadows even more now!

5 joycey couture October 3, 2008 at 9:33 am

I love it too! You’re beautiful BB, so that always helps too. 😉 I love the mineral products, I’ll definitely have to try this brand out!

6 gio October 3, 2008 at 2:13 pm

This is beautiful, I love it!

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