|How cute is this box?? Right now it's housing a good majority of my loose shadows.|
|It came with a little sample of a matte black|
"White satin shimmer"
"Lavender shimmer with blue sparkles"
"Pink satin shimmer"
"Deep red, almost burgundy, with red sparkles"
Dry Swatches over no base
I think the colors are very nice. White Chocolate is the most pigmented, followed by Red Wine and Sweetheart. Soulmate is a VERY light color, which is barely visible when applied, which I think would have a tendency to look very ashy on darker skin. I did a few looks using exclusively these colors. I also used the matte black sample, which is quite nice.
I wasn't able to come up with tons of different types of looks using just these colors but I know I could add colors already in my collection and use them every day. Red Wine was the main color I kept trying find different ways to use. I did apply it wet on my lid one day (which I have no pictures of) and I wouldn't say it's a deep color. I'd say it's a medium color, it's not too dark, not super light.
For this look, I used Red Wine over a black base:
|I actually applied just a hint of Sweetheart in the middle of my lid over Red Wine just to give it some more dimension|
This look I already showed you, but I'll let you know my placement:
Sweetheart applied wet all over lid and under the eye
Red Wine in crease
Soulmate blended above crease (see the light tint of purple?)
White Chocolate as a highlight
This set is being sold for $20. Is this a set I would buy for myself? No. The colors just aren't as bright as I like my colors to be. Would I buy this set for someone who's more into toned down, neutral looks? Absolutely. I think Red Wine is a great, versatile color as you can make it look more brown or more purple depending on what you're using it for. I think that White Chocolate is a great universal highlight color but you could definitely use it on the lid too. Soulmate is a bit of a miss for me as it's really really light, but seeing the color in the jar, I would expect it to be so I really wasn't surprised. And I haven't received any makeup packaged like this so I think this would be a great gift for someone.
So I definitely think this would be a great set for someone who prefers more natural looks as the colors aren't overly pigmented or bright. But they did apply really smoothly, I didn't have any spottiness to how they applied, which is awesome. They blended out without any issues and I think they're really nice, just more for someone who isn't a color freak like me haha.
Pink Blossom Cosmetics also has a facebook page and I believe she's trying to come up with more matte colors, which you all know I'm a sucker for. The sample sizes are $1 for the little container like the matte black came in. The full sized jars are $5 for a 5 gram jar with 1-3 grams of product. I don't make makeup so I don't really understand why there isn't a more consistent amount of product per jar. *Edit: I sent a link of this to the owner and she said, "As for the weight in products the reason why I stated 1-3 grams per jar because Iron Oxides and Ultramarines are heavier than Mica's. So if a particular color contains iron oxides and/or ultramarines it will be heavier but I make sure every jar is packed full to the brim." * Lilly, the owner, was great to work with. I'd definitely at lease check this company out and see what you think.
*I was sent this for free but I would never lie to you. It wouldn't do me any good to lie to you. These are my complete honest opinions.