UPDATE: The giveaway is halted and the comments have been closed. Apparently Orglamix is under a lot of fire right now and, until I can confirm the claims or otherwise, this giveaway will be on hold. I have also gotten some less than friendly comments but please keep in mind that I was unaware of the current happening with the company and this review was based solely on my own experience.
I’ll tell you right now that I am not good with makeup. I can put it on okay but my application skills are seriously lacking. So I was a bit nervous in trying Orglamix shadows. The main reason being that I would actually have to photograph and document how badly I put my eye shadow on. After this I will need a application course from my sister again (she’s really good at this).
The colors I received are (from left to right) Brimstone, Espresso, Mint, and Grape Hyacinth. Brown, green, and purple generally work well with my brown Asian eyes and the Brimstone can add a ‘smoky’ look to any of those. The color palette is so extensive that it was tough to choose though.
I am used to working with mineral makeup (tap in cap, swirl brush to get color, tap excess) but not eye shadow. For that I normally use the pressed, drug-store shadows.
I already told you that I’m not a makeup guru so please don’t laugh at my following application photos…
In this example I used the Espresso shadow and added a bit of Brimstone near the corner of my eye. I absolutely love this shade of brown as it has a great gold sheen to it. My husband thought the smoky brown was a great day-to-day look. The quality of the mineral shadow was so good that I did not need to plaster on twenty layers and it did not fade. I did notice a bit of creasing so next time I will have to use a shadow primer or dust some mineral foundation over my eyelid before applying the shadow.
For the sake of simplicity, I put the Grape Hyacinth and Mint on together. I tend to use makeup sparingly so I probably didn’t use enough of the Mint to show properly on the picture (Mint was used on the outer corner). The funny thing is that my husband commented that he thought this was good for fancy or special occasions/events. I don’t know if I’m bold enough to use such contrasting colors on a regular basis but for this review it was fun to try it.
I have to say I was really impressed. The color is more vivid than the shadows I typically use and the application is very smooth. Using loose shadow can be a bit messy so I would not use this if I need to put my makeup on the go. If I had about 15 minutes to spend in front of the bathroom mirror though, I would definitely use these instead.
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