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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Smash Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadow Review & GIVEAWAY!


I recently purchased a set of eyeshadows from Smash Cosmetics on Etsy to review. I chose 10 samples in varying neutral and green colours (which are my favourite!). Each sample (1/4 tsp.) is about $0.65 each and comes in a 3g jar.

Full sizes are also available. They come in 10 gram sifter jars (which is huge compared to the 5 gram ones that similar stores sell) and they're only $3.60 each! Smash Cosmetics on Etsy has by far some of the best prices for mineral eyeshadows.

Although the colours I chose were quiet neutral, most of them have a fine glitter mixed in.

-----Scroll to the bottom of this post for the GIVEAWAY form-----

Open internationally!
The winner will receive 3 full size eyeshadows and 10 samples of his/her choosing.

Guilded
Gold with slight shimmer/satin finish

Espresso
Antique gold with silver/holographic glitter. Slight shimmer.

Passion
Peachy-pink with slight gold shimmer, few shades darker than a nude or flesh colour.

Strange
Warm, matte medium brown with blue glitter.

Tea Time
Very shimmery purple-silver (almost taupe) with holographic glitter.

Asteria
Matte smokey grey with blue glitter.

Poison
'True' green with golden shimmer. Very shimmery.
(More green than in the photo)
Spruce
Very shimmery. Silver-sage colour.

Envy
Slightly shimmery blue-green.

Plum
More purple than in the photo. Warm, matte (very very slight shimmer) burgundy/red-purple.


The glitter in these eyeshadows is micro-fine and will therefore not leave as much fall-out as eyeshadows with larger pieces of glitter typically do.

As for application, I found that all of these eyeshadows work best if worn with a primer or some sort of creamy base. Applied on their own, the shimmer can easily be wiped away. Wearing them with some sort of base will intensify their colour and shimmer.

Swatches on bare skin

Guilded, Passion, Espresso, Strange, Tea Time

Asteria, Poison, Spruce, Envy, Plum

Swatches over primer 

Guilded, Passion, Espresso, Strange, Tea Time

Asteria, Poison, Spruce, Envy, Plum

I think that the price and variety of colours available from Smash Cosmetics is great! If you'd like a chance to win a total of 13 eyeshadows (3 full size, 10 sample size), then enter using the form below! :)
a Rafflecopter giveaway












19 comments:

  1. guilded and tea time are gorgeous!

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  2. Thanks so much for the giveaway dear! I'm in love for the poison color ^^

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  3. This giveaway is awesome! Thank you so much :) Poison color is attention catcher!(I like it)

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  4. Wooo everything looks great!

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  5. this giveaway is so awesome, thank you for that! :)

    really would love to win cause the colours are so beautiful, I bet that they look even better on the eyes! :)

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  6. Great swatches!! the pigmentation is awesome

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  7. Hey girl!!

    Thanks for leaving your blog address on Beautylish for me to check out! Love this post and the giveaway is awesome! I love that you displayed swatches, and you use ELF products (my fave!)
    Check out my blog new friend!!

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

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  8. I love tea time and plum. These look like nice quality shadows.

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  9. I've already tried some of her eyeshadows but I haven't tried these colors!

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  10. Crossing my fingers! I have over 100 of her samples but I'm dying to try her new colours!!!<33333

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  11. Thanks for the giveaway! The colors look so pretty!

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  12. Guilded, Passion &Espresso look so lovely! Thanks for doing this giveaway! :)

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  13. Thank you for the oppertunity!I love all the colors, would be lovely to have this! :)

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