Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Overall Beauty Mineral Shadows (and GIVEAWAY!)

Kim, the super sweet and very customer-friendly owner of Overall Beauty, sent me a bunch of fabulous Overall Beauty Mineral Shadows to swatch for you all - plus, she offered to give an identical gift set to one of my very lucky readers!!

Overall Beauty Mineral Shadows have a higher percentage of pure mineral colorants than other mineral shadows, plus they contain no fillers whatsoever (there is no talc, bismuth oxychloride, or corn starch in Overall Beauty Minerals).  Therefore, a small amount of Overall Beauty Mineral Shadows gives you the same color as multiple layers and a more heavy application of tradition pressed powders.  These shadows are SUPER heavily pigmented - I only applied one layer for each swatch!!  They all covered great and wore really nicely with very little creasing (I had no primer or foundation underneath).

Check out the collection and let me know what you think :)

Kim also sent this adorable Etsy pouch from SolSisters, plus a great eye shadow brush from Overall Beauty (it worked great for applying the OB Mineral Shadows!).

From left to right, shadows are in the order they are reviewed.
Click on any photo to enlarge!

Tiger Eyes
I LOVE Tiger Eyes.  It's a very hot bronze brown that can be used for a great smokey eye look, or worn more sheer as a neutral.  It has lots of golden shimmer.  Such a gorgeous shadow!

Peach Fizz
Peach Fizz is an orangish shadow with lots of golden tones.  Really pretty.

Juiced Up
Juiced Up is a beautiful golden pink (Like Zoya Reece for eyes).  I love this one because it matched my skin tone so well and it is a neutral pink.  So many pink shadows make me look like I have pink eye, but this one wears really nice because of the golden tones.

I really like Dancer and wish I had gotten a better picture of it.  Dancer is a gorgeous golden bronze with some sparkly shimmer.  It is a really, really nice neutral.

Mermaid Hair
Mermaid Hair is a brighter medium green with a medium amount of shimmer.

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Gumdrop!!  It is the PERFECT shade for my fair skin tone.  Gumdrop is a gorgeous light lilac that wears like a great neutral.  I've worn this one for the past five days now - it is just gorgeous.  Scroll down to see how I used Gumdrop with Tiger Eyes.

Time & Tides
Time & Tides is a cool-toned medium-dark green with a minimal amount of shimmer.

Minion is a gorgeous light grey with slight taupe tones.  It has lots of great sparkle and would be excellent for a gorgeous smokey eye.

(no flash)

I used Gumdrop on my lids, then used Tiger Eyes to line my eyes and shade up to my crease.

For this look, I just wore Gumdrop on my lids. (indoors, no flash).

So, what do you think of these Overall Beauty Mineral Eye Shadows?  Which shade is your favorite of these eight?
Visit OverallBeauty.com to check out the TONS of other Overall Beauty Mineral Eye Shadow shades (see the left sidebar to view them by color category), plus all the other beauty products available.
Thanks for reading!

Want to win this entire set of Overall Beauty Mineral Shadows?
Head over to Overall Beauty and check out the Mineral Shadows.  In the form below, let me know which one is your favorite (other than the ones swatched here).  Make sure to leave your name and email address too!
Giveaway ends midnight EST August 31, 2010.


Leah ♥ said...

oooo great post! Mermaid eyes looks so go on you!!!

Megan Harmeyer said...

My fave of this group is either Minion, Tiger Eyes and Juiced Up. They're all so pretty - it's hard to chose just one!

Vanessa Freitas said...


Unknown said...

thank you for this giveaway!


Gaby Fauchon said...

Great review! Tiger Eyes looks gorgeous!

Thanks for the giveaway (oh an by the way, in the form, I said that my favorite shade was Tiger Eyes but then I realized it had to be another shade than the ones you talked about in this post... so I'll go with Plum Pizzaz).

Jana said...

These are phenomenal! Looks amazing on you :) I love the last two looks you did

Kitty said...

The colors are so pretty and out of this world. I love how light it goes on one's face. And cute etsy pouch!!!

Rhania E. said...

mineral eyeshadows!!! love them (^_^) even im not good in applying these babies *sobs*

Aurora's Nails said...

Wow, I LOVE the greens!

Binara said...

Thank you for the giveaway and the easy entering :)

Unknown said...

Tiger Eyes is gorgeous! It's the standout for me - thanks for the swatches!

Kelsey said...

These are so beautiful!

lsfish said...

I love sparkly mineral eyeshadows, Juiced Up is my fav

mogrill said...

I like Mermaid Hair.
Thanks for the chance.

Deborah Wellenstein said...

I like Calendula. Thank you!

Sarah at Starlight Radiance said...

these are so pretty!

Melissa O. said...

From this collection, I like Tiger Eye...but overall, I'd probably get the most sue out of salmon!

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jhitomi said...

I like a deep rich color so I would choose "Chocolate" but the ones you tried all look great.
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