This giveaway is over. Congratulations to Bianca who will be receiving the Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow Kit from Bramble Berry!
I love mineral eye shadow. In my experience the colors tend to be a bit richer than regular shadow and it never irritates my contact lens wearing peepers. About a month ago I received the Neutrals and Metallic Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow Kit from Bramble Berry.
This kit has everything you need to make up to 10 shades of eye shadow in one sitting. It contains various powders and clays that you mix with any combination of 9 neutral shades of mica to create a wide variety of eye shadows in blacks, grays, golds and browns plus little pots to store your shadow in. It even has little spoons to measure and scoop out the ingredients.
But the key to this kit is the recipe book. Without this I wouldn’t have had a clue as to where I should start. And I was still a bit timid when it came time to make that first batch.
When I had a solid half hour to myself I set up a drop cloth on my table with all of the components of the kit and set to work. I measured very carefully, mixed very cautiously and marveled as a beautiful dark brown shadow appeared before my eyes.
There was no mess. The shadow looked great. And it was so easy.
After weeks of not having time to myself to blend some new colors I got desperate and grabbed the kit as I went to the bathroom to supervise as my daughter brushed her teeth. No drop cloth this time and I didn’t worry about perfect measurements. It’s not like I need to be able to reproduce the exact same color every single time. By the time Princess’s teeth were clean I had two more shadows in my makeup bag!
One of my favorite shadows is a custom blend I created by mixing patina with gold to get this gorgeous green that makes my eyes pop. For a great everyday look that goes with almost everything I cover my crease and lower lid with medium brown and then brush my custom green along my lashes.
The other shadow I love is the pearly silver recipe from the Mineral Makeup Guide. Bright, shimmery silvers are predicted to be a hot color this spring and I’ve already go the perfect shadow ready to go.
The colors are so rich you don’t need use much shadow. I didn’t have to pile on the product like I do with lower quality shadows. And this stuff has lasting power. I usually can’t get eye shadow to stick around for more than 4 hours without shadow primer. The colors I mixed with my Brumble and Berry eye shadow kit were still going strong after 6 hours – no primer necessary.
I’m addicted. It is so easy to whip up a new color or tweak one of the shades sitting in my makeup bag.
Even better, one lucky commenter will get the opportunity to create their own custom blends of eye shadow. Bramble Berry has graciously offered to giveaway one Mineral Makeup Eye Shadow Kit in Neutrals and Metallics.
To be eligible leave a comment below and let me know what your favorite shade of eye shadow or which pigments you would blend to create your signature eye shadow color before 8 AM EST Saturday January 31st. At that time I will chose a winner with the help of Random.org and notify the winner.
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