Sometimes products seem like they have been created for a particular time of year or event. Generally they haven’t but sometimes they just seem to fit. This loose mineral eyeshadow is one such product, perfect for those Christmas and New Years evenings out…
Tarnished was one of a selection of eyeshadows that I was recently sent as part of a PR sample pack by Earthnicity Minerals.
Described on the Earthnicity website as a shimmery, rich, deep brown however I personally think it as more of a deep metallic taupe, punctuated with tiny gold sparkles. For a flattering soft-sheen finish, Tarnished looks beautiful applied directly onto the lid without any undercoat but add a swipe of cream shadow or eye primer before application and you get full on, high impact, metallic, smokey colour (apologies for the adjective overload there) that would look great on any skin tone.
The shadow has been incredibly finely milled and as such, the texture is light, smooth and silky and it glides easily over the skin without drag or irritiation. Long lasting, Tarnished wears incredibly well without creasing, dropping or fading and will definitely see you through into the New Year.
I haven’t had cause to used Tarnished on a job, however having worn it myself on a number of occasions in recent weeks and I can assure you it makes for a beautiful twist on a smokey eye and I will certainly be giving more of the range a go in the near future.
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Tarnished is a beautiful shade, has a lovely texture and as I said in the post, it makes for a beautiful twist on a conventional smokey eye. Definitely worth a try if you are looking for a universally flattering mineral shadow.
I find I go through phases with products and Tarnished has been sitting unused in the bottom of my make-up for some time. Writing this post has prompted me of it’s existence so I will definitely root it out and give it another lease of life but I think however it may be as we head into autumn… I’ll keep you posted.
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Kaolin Clay, Silica, CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, CI 77007
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