Since the wordy-bit introduction was in the last post, I’ll get straight to the point! All of these mica powders were bought from Coastal Scents, who have nothing to do with this post other than selling me the samples.
I used the Semi Matte and the Metallic Pearl Honey Tan as a base. The Semi Matte works as a good primer/filler to even out skin-tone, and the Metallic Pearl Honey Tan is perfect for a daytime shimmery eyeshadow.
Over this, I tried the red/pinks in batches of three. All were applied with a blender brush.
First batch, left to right: Cerise Flame, Bordeaux, Blue Claret Pearl.
Cerise Flambe came out very bright reddish and shimmery; Bordeaux looked like a deep pink/purple and also pretty shimmery; and the Blue Claret Pearl seems like a great warm semi-matte color for adding depth and shade to any look.
(Side story: when I blended them together after this, it turned into a perfect shade for a fake fresh bruise. Amateur make-up artists take note!)
Second batch, left to right: Roussillon, Sienna, Satin Rouge.
Roussillon turned out to be a bright, burnt, shimmery coppery red; the Sienna was also very shimmery and on the pinkish side of red; and Satin Rouge was a semi-matte darker reddish, which I’ll primarily use for shading warm eyeshadow color combos (and possibly lipsticks, etc).
(This one did not look like a bruise when blended together, in case you were wondering. It was too bright and shimmery.)
For the last set, I did a complete “look”; I still used the same base of Semi Matte and Metallic Pearl Honey Tan, and then used Copper over the lid. I used Blackstar Red along the upper lashes, applied with thin liner brush.
The Copper is really warm, kind of on the reddish side of orange. The Blackstar Red is a nice deep purple.
That’s all of the micas!
I hope this was helpful if you’re considering getting any of these colors, or inspiring if you’re considering making your own eyeshadows, or at least entertaining if none of the above apply to you!
I’ll be using these in various experiments and looks in the future, so keep a lookout for those at some point.
Thanks for reading!