Oh color me Minnie! Unless you’re living under the rock, our childhood icon Minnie is graciously entertaining Sephora’s makeup hungry patrons for a limited time. For the ultimate Minnie fan, it’s the collection of a lifetime, but for the curious majority, is it worth all the hype? Read further because mama got the highs and lows for you!
I ordered two items online during the VIB Rouge 15%-off event last week, the Minnie’s World in Color Eyeshadow and Minnie’s Perfect Red Lipstick. The boxes for both are well-thought-out, what with gold and black combo (not too girly, meaning mature enough for the oldies-but-goodies like me) and Minnie charm dangling on the lipstick box and clutch-type eyeshadow. For reference, the boxes look like these:
Minnie’s World In Color Eyeshadow Palette retails for $45 and has 20 eyeshadows in varying matte, sheen and metallic finish, with neutral and bright shades randomly laid out in a clutch-type case. The clutch itself is really cute, something you can use whether it’s for a costume party or for your tween who’s affinity for makeup is unstoppable. Twist it open and you’re greeted with decent-sized mirror and eyeshadows packaged in a flimsy and cheap-looking cardboard. Quite forgivable since you can use the clutch on its own by pulling out the mirror and eyeshadows from the side.
The shades are pretty basic, some neutrals and brights, which for the most part cater to an audience who’s mostly excited with the whole collection; with that being said, the colors are on the safe side and not as fun as Minnie herself. Color-wise, the metallics wow, with mattes and sheens meow (average at most).
Shade description as follows:
Flirt in a skirt is matte light brown
Hello Mickey is sheen pink
Put a bow on it is matte flesh
Daisy’s my bff is matte white
I’m all ears is matte black (a favorite)
Yoohoo is sheen apple green
Ex-boyfriend is metallic purple mauve
Some like it dot is metallic bronze gold (a favorite)
Mickey’s squeeze is lilac with silver blue flecks (fallout party)
Blue rhythm is sheen pastel blue
Puppy love is matte light yellow
Starlet is metallic peach pink
Red carpet arrival is is metallic grayish mocha
Girlish appeal is semi-matte purple maroon
So demure is metallic dark blue
Miss Minnie is sheen pinkish red (another favorite)
Big shoes to fill is is sheen golden yellow
Pick me up at 8 is matte dark brown (favorite also)
Whoopee party is matte blue
Be my bow is metallic gray
The metallics apply and blend nicely, the mattes are a tad powdery, while the sheens need building up to intensify the color. Worn over eye primer, wear time is seven to eight hours; on the tenth hour, color has largely faded. Overall this palette is okay as I see myself using 65% of the colors, a must-buy if you’re a Minnie collector with extra money to burn, a must-pass if you value perfection over cuteness or better yet, if you already own similar shades.
Whether you’re a collector or not, The Minnie Perfect Red Lipstick is beautiful, from the packaging to pigmentation, it’s a must-have! It comes in a lovely matte gold case, with adorable “xo Minnie” embossment on the body and “Minnie head” on the tip. I did hesitate swiping it, for the love of the head! It looks luminous and feels hydrating on the lips and while it isn’t really long-lasting (four hours depending on your activity) at $15, I think it’s a steal!
Here they are in action! I used Pick me up at 8 to fill-in my eyebrows, Miss Minnie on outer eye corner, Starlet on lids, Flirt in a skirt and Some like it dot on crease, I’m all ears on upper lash line, Girlish appeal and Hello Mickey on lower lash line. The Perfect Red Lipstick says it all.
Are you a Minnie fan? Would you be buying any of these?