Yet another sequel from my Everyday Minerals haulage. See my post on Brow Defining Kit here.
Like I previously mentioned, while I love the whole ‘natural’ concept of mineral makeups, I bemoan the messy application. I can never succeed without the fallouts all over my vanity counter. So I thought it was a clever idea from Everyday Minerals to package their travel- size eyeshadows with rollerballs.
The buzz. These eyeshadows are described as “artisan colors for that artist in you”. Available in mattes, pearls, shimmers; super pigmented and ultra long- lasting”.
The bust. The color range of eyeshadows sold online cater to the Ms. Everyday Natural/Neutral, at least in my opinion. In fact, what hypnotized me to try this brand is the clean and sleek look of its website. Nothing frou-frou for that matter. The travel sizes come in vials and affordably priced at $4.50.
|Swatches: Concentrare is shimmery grayish-silver; Rare silk is matte champagne;
Too edgy is shimmery brown; Illuminator is pearl flesh
These have decent color pay-off, mildly pigmented based from the four color choices I bought. So if you’re used to loud hues these might be too neutral for you. I thought the rollerball idea is cool, especially when you’re in a rush or you don’t have a brush. But this concept had me struggle in application. I noticed that as I glide the rollerball onto my lids or brow bone, either too much is dispensed or way too little which left an uneven color that required further blending using a brush. So that alone defeats the purpose of this vial. I tried another trick by gliding the rollerball onto my forearm (similar to swatches above) and picked up the pigment using my eyeshadow brush. Haha, my arm became an artist palette of sorts. Messy t’was my dear. Used with an eye primer, wearability is about 6 hours on oily lids.
Over-all rating: 3.5/ 5 If you’re experimenting with mineral eye makeups and want to go for that neutral look, this is worth a try. I am rating this based on the travel size/rollerball which is a personal preference. Like I said, the concept was nice but I wasn’t a big fan of it. Quick solution for moi is to transfer these pigments to a small sifter. If you are new to this brand, you can order the baggy size for a penny and you get seven samples, how d’ya like that? Here’s the link.