Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Loving Minerals Hauls 2: Eyeshadows

Apart from brushes, I'd bought 5 eyeshadows sample from Loving Minerals. A set of 5 eyeshadows sample kit selling at RM35.00. While you can also purchase a set of 10 eyeshadows sample kit at RM65.00. I'd purchased a set of 10 eyeshadows sample kit last year and quite liking it thus I made my repurchased and here's the haul's review:

According to Loving Minerals website, Seduction is a soft light tan with slight metallic copper sheen. To me, Seduction looks like dirty soil. Hahahaha... Have not tried the color yet, not even a swatch. Personally, I think Seduction will look good on any skin tone and if you like 'down to earth' style. This should be the right color for you. RM24.00, approximately USD7.40 for full size of 1 gram powder in 5 gram sifter jar.

Dark and mysterious navy blue with black undertones. I have no idea why am I still buying blue eyeshadow when I don't use them but I guess it's really hard for anyone to keep this beautiful dark blue away from their makeup trash. Hahahaha... Tried this yesterday, I will suggest to use it as eyeliner. I do find it quite difficult to blend it out, it creates a dirty and messy smokey eyes. The color is a bit similar (or Midnight is tad darker) to my Bloom 'Marine' but 'Marine' color payoff is so much silkier, smoother and blend-able. Until today, 'Marine' is still my favourite blue eyeshadow. With the price tag of only RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams powder in 10 grams sifter jar. I guess I can't complain much. Hehehe...

Green Glimer:
According to Loving Minerals website, Green Glimmer is a medium green with glimmery green flecks. I'm using green glimer as a base color this morning and accidentally dropped it and spilled the powder all over the basin! There's no way I can rescued the eyeshadow powder as my basin was wet after brushing teeth. My first and last use, I'm so sad! In fact, I've found Green Glimer is similar to my Beaute De KOSE Precious Jade palette, if you still remember but lighter and shimmery. RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams powder in 10 grams sifter jar.
According to their website, Envy is a light green with subtle yellow / light gold tones. To me, you can easily recreate this color using any yellow or gold together with green eyeshadow. It looks darker in real but the powder is fine milled. I would prefer to apply Envy near to the inner corner of my eye. Envy is a matte finish. So if you are looking for a nice matter green eyeshadow, this might be a good choice. RM24.00, approximately USD7.40 for 1 gram powder in 5 grams sifter jar.
Rich and vibrant emerald green. Gorgeous green eyeliner. RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams powder in 10 grams sifter jar.
Light blue with medium sheen. I used it as an eyeliner yesterday and the light sky blue really pop and beautiful. I wouldn't dare to use Denim anywhere larger than a thin line near to lashes, unless I can master the techniques of applying makeup. Hahaha... RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams in 10 grams sifter jar.

Cat's Eye:
Deep sage green with yellow sparks. Similar green with Green Glimer but tad darker. Hence, Cat's Eye also means similar to green color in Beaute De Kose Precious Jade palatte. RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams in 10 grams sifter jar.
Cafe Latte:
Creamy light tan with a hint of sparkles. Initially I thought Cafe Latte will be a nice highlighter but it turns out to be a 'not so good'. I suggest is the large and coarse sparkles creates uneven surface during application. Unlike MAC pigments, even with sparkles MAC pigments still smooth on skin. I'd held the highest expectation on Cafe Latte among recent haul but it seriously let me down. I've tried twice and both didn't turned up well. RM29.00, approximately USD9.00 for 2 grams powder in 10 grams sifter jar.

Colors above are purchased in sample size of 1/4 teaspoon but not full size. I always prefer to try on sample before digs into buying full size. Most of the colors are beautiful in pans but not on skin. I've learnt my lesson not to buy in full price for something I can't try or before tested on skin. Loving Minerals offering attractive sample kits and that's really a great start for those whom wishes to try but don't know which one to choose from. My best friend, who only makeup occasionally also joining my fun and got herself a Loving Minerals Sample Kit.


  1. I am starting to miss my mineral makeup! I haven't touched them for half a year now!!!

  2. Recently, my skin has been acting up... Heard say mineral makeup will not reacted to sensitive skin, so I pick them up again from my drawer... Hahahaha...

  3. I always prefer to makeup my eyes with mineral eyeshadow kit. Thanks


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