Concrete Minerals – Swatches
I was contacted by Concrete Minerals to test out some of their eyeshadows. I’ve been on a mineral & indy kick lately so I thought it would be nice to try out another line. When a company contacts me, the first thing I do is check out their website. The Concrete Minerals site is very clean, easy to navigate AND cute!
I received 2 full sized eyeshadows, Kinky & Brat. They also included 4 sample baggies in Juvenile, Rocked, Zealous & Smut. Concrete Minerals packages their samples in really large sample baggies. I’m personally not a fan of of sample baggies and I transfer them into a jar IF I think I will use it. I simply don’t use eyeshadows when they are in sample baggies so this way I will use them.
I do LOVE their full size packaging! The full size eyeshadows are 1.5 grams and run $6.99 a piece. I have not used any of these shadows yet so these are simply my thoughts after swatching. ENJOY!
Kinky - “Black-base teal w/ rainbow sparkle”
This is another color that is right up my alley. Blackened blue smokey eyes are my go to when I’m not feeling particularly creative. The rainbow sparkles in it give it that extra kick…
Brat – “(Shocking, hot pink) The hottest, brightest vegan pink under the sun excluding dyes! Pat it on lightly, and its violet leanings will pop out. Wear it all over your lids, and dance this mess around because you’ll be the star of the party!”
Brat was a lot brighter than it looked in the jar probably because of the sifter. It is definitely a bright hot pink that has a blue shift/undertone. Pinks with blue shifts are my absolute favorite so I’m definitely excited about this color. It’s not overly shimmery and has a pretty pearly, slightly metallic finish.
And the samples….
Juvenile – “(Acid-green w/ turquoise sparkle) Bright yellow-green shadow. Try it alone or as an accent in the inside corner of eyes!”
Juvenile is probably my least favorite of the bunch as far as color is concerned. I honestly thought the description was completely off. It was more of a softer yellow than an acid-green to my eyes.
Rocked – “(Soft, neutral peach w/ violet sheen) A delicate girly shade, perfect for the office or days you only have 5 minutes for makeup! Don’t worry though, you’ll still feel pretty in this lovely neutral with subtle violet duochrome!”
Rocked completely surprised me. I didn’t really think much of it when I saw it in the baggie because I’m not a huge fan of orange on my eyes. When I swatched it, I immediately transferred it into a sample jar because it was gorgeous! It was a lot softer and “creamier” than it initially looked. This is a great everyday color that is far from boring. Great finish on this one…
And here are Kinky, Brat, Juvenile & Rocked swatched with MAC Fix+
Zealous – “(Vibrant turquoise) Reminiscent of tropical waters, this color is pure fun. And yes, this color is bright! Go crazy or add just an accent to the inside corners of eyes.”
This color sort of disappointed me in the payoff department. It’s not bad but compared to the others it’s not great. The color itself is pretty but not unique to this blue eyeshadow fanatic.
Smut – “***A Concrete Minerals Bestseller!*** (Dirty silver with pink-purple undertones) It’s impossible to get the beauty of this incredible color to show-through in photos. “Smut” seems to be an instant favorite of anyone who even glances at it! This shadow looks just as good on as it does in the jar (and it looks reeeeally good in the jar) and compliments every color eye!”
Smut is damn sexy. It’s a very unique color and sort of hard to describe. I’ll let the pictures do the talking on this one.
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