Thursday, October 20, 2011

Persephone Minerals: first impressions & swatches!

So, I am finally going to tell you guys about my first impressions of Persephone Minerals and their eyeshadows. This is long overdue - I've had these shadows for a few weeks now, and I can't remember exactly when I got them, but I know that they arrived quite quickly after I ordered them. Which means that the TAT wasn't bad at all. Let's just say that I've had to wait a lot longer for some of my indie company orders to arrive...

The shop owner, Victoria, is referred to as "the Queen of Duochromes" on several places online, and I can see why - she has so many gorgeous duochrome shades to choose from that it's almost impossible to make a decision about what yo buy. I could pretty much go to her site, close my eyes and randomly add items to my basket, and be sure that I'd love them. Admittedly, it would be pretty damn difficult to add items to a basket with your eyes closed, but you get what I'm saying, right? ;)

My first order from Persephone Minerals was small only because I'm a poor student and didn't have more money to spend at the time, but I will definitely be purchasing more makeup from them in the near future!

So, what did I get? Well, I got two full size shadows called Kore and Teeny Tiny T-backs. I have swatched both of them dry, over e.l.f.'s Mineral Eyeshadow Primer, in the picture below. But I kind of regret doing it that way now... I will have to add some pictures of what they look like wet asap, cause Teeny Tiny T-backs looks so much more intense wet! It's pretty much the perfect, super sparkly, black liner when applied using a damp angled brush. Kore is absolutely stunning both wet and dry, so I'll probably use it dry most of the time since I find it easier to apply that way :)

From left - right: Kore and Teeny Tiny T-backs

To sum it up: my first impression of Persephone Minerals is pretty great. I absolutely love the eyeshadows I have so far, and I will definitely be getting some more!


  1. You have to try more of her shadows. They are simply gorgeous. =]

  2. I will try more of them for sure! In fact, I was planning to place another order with her as soon as I get more money... I hate being a poor student, lol! ;)