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I've never been that sure about mineral shadows, I don't own many and the ones I do own, I don't reach for often. There is no reason for this really, I just tend to reach for the same thing over and over. This changed recently though, when I received this gorgeous set of Mineral Eye shadows from the 'Gabrielle Faust' Collection at Overall Beauty.
Overall Beauty Say :
The first collection available created for and inspired by an amazing young lady of many talents. Is the first of many different product endeavors planned by the gothic fashionista and includes eight sultry shades:
“Love Lost” (deep rose)Tender and sweet as a lost love's last kiss, this delicately ashen mauve will bring a hint of warmth to your eye as well as your heart.
“Vampire’s Kiss” (sangria red) Spicy and seductive, this deep sangria red is as intoxicating as the most alluring immortal lover.
“Karmic Knight” (dark eggplant purple)Bold and daring, this smoldering shade of the darkest purple challenges the perception of the beholder.
“Misanthrope” (ashen violet) Delicately complex and deviously unassuming, this lovely violet shade will make the world wonder about the beauty who wears it.
“Indiscretion” (charcoal gray) ,Dark as one's deepest desires, this smoky charcoal shade is exactly what you need to create a perfectly seductive look.
“Aftermath” (burnt umber brown), One can still smell the smoke from the passionately raging fires in this earthen brown hue
“Sanctified Snow” (opalscent white) What dreams are made of, this shimmering opalescent eye shadow is the perfect way to highlight any look. “Hourglass Sand” (golden cream). A neutral shade that is anything but neutral, this creamy shadow is as timeless as the sands of Arabia.
Overall Beauty is an online store which specializes in unique, mineral-based beauty products, as well as natural and organic skin care lines. They worked with Faust to create this line of shadows, and will be working with her again soon apparently, to create a collection of nail polishes.
Gabrielle Faust is an acclaimed Horror and Sci Fi author amongst other things, She is also a goth fashion icon. You can read more about her on her website.
So, I was really excited to try these out, most of the colours are mattes and very deep vampy shades, mixed with a few lighter shimmer shades. I have created some lovely looks with these recently, and will have some looks coming up soon!
They are all great quality, they all have a smooth velvety texture and are really pigmented and blendable. The shimmer shades have a gorgeous sheen to them, rather than chunky glitter that falls all over the place.
Here are my swatches! The top pictures with the text are without flash, the bottom ones were taken with the flash turned on..
Such a lovely mix of shades there, I'm sure you will agree. Perfect for creating some Dark Vampy Halloween looks too which makes me very happy! :)
These can be purchased individually or as a set here at Overall Beauty.