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Saturday, February 14

The TKB haul is here

Friday the 13th and there's finally a note in my mailbox telling me to come and pick up my parcel.

Some pictures of the haul:
The little round thingies in the picture are samples of Blackest Black and Crucible Khaki - the expensive piggies, that are only 1 teaspoon per sample. They are packed into clamshell-jars. They're not mine and I did not dare to open them - they look potentially messy :S.

I did not bother to take a picture of the boron glow sample and the 1 ounce TiO2 and silica microspheres baggies - they're just white powders.

So have spent a happy and exhausting day swatching the stuff. I spent 3 hours potting all my new piggies... The best way to get them potted was to lift the pigments out of the plastic bag using a teaspoon.

These samples are BIG - they fill a 25ml Sarstedt jar with no problem.

Some of the colors bare the same names as the Conservatorie's but are not exactly the same. First of all - the sample sizes differ significantly:

And the colors are not a match either (see Antique Gold):

For the record: I like Conservatorie's version of the Antique Gold a lot more - more gold and less black pigment in it.

I am in love with browns and golds at the moment and so it's naturally to be expected that they make up the most part of the haul (some Conservatorie's browns are also added for comparison):
Antique Copper - medium brown with copper sheen and orange sparkle
Antique Gold - has strong dark grey undertone if rubbed, a tad too dark for me
Athena Mica - perfect shiny purplish brown, very elegant
Australian Amber - shimmery light brown
Bronze Fine - beige with strong metallic sheen
Bronze Mica
Bronzed Gold - looks like red gold, would make a decent bronzer
Chameleon Fine - exact match to Simply Naturals Moca, beautiful reddish brown with silvery shimmer
Copper Penny - unbelievably bright metallic dark orange
Glimmer Beige - glimmery neutral
Honey Mica - extremely glittery, needs a good eyeshadow base
Mermaid's Gold - reminds me of Zion Views, more coverage and more yellow pigment
Moonstone Mica - seems matte medium brown, blends well
Swiss Chocolate Mica - beautiful rish dark brown with some gold sparkle
Zion Views - same as Conservatories Xian Vistas

And the pinks (with some browns for comparison):

Dusty Rose - not pink at all to my surprise
Winter Rose - looks like Archetype's Silk & Cyanide
Ivory Lace - skin colored shiny highlighter

Dusty Rose is NOT pink, it has a very strong coppery sheen - weird, methinks.

And the miscellaneous greens etc:

Blackstar Blue - black with blue sheen
Starlight Green - warm yellowish green sparkle
Ocean Green - beautiful light blue with gold sheen
Sparkle Turquoise
Pisces Blue - beautiful light blue with gold sheen with more sparkle
A Breath of Spring - like Archetype's Weeping Willow
Sparkle - more silvery sparkle
Satin White - pretty good coverage

And last but not the least: the Pop! Collection (gonna use this one to mix new shadows and tweak the ones I already have but do not like). Very vibrant and with good coverage.

Lemon Drop, Green Apple, Blueberry, Grape, Tangerine, Strawberry, Raspberry

(I think MAD Minerals Big Apple is mostly Raspberry.)

Not all these piggies are mine, about half of them will go to their separate ways.

Also ordered 7 of the 20gr stackable jars. I can safely say that there is NO WAY IN HELL one of these samples will fit in a 20 gr jar. So my friends just have to fill out their jars and stash the rest of the piggies away. It seems to me that the stackable jars are smaller than ordinary 20 gr jars - they have extra space under them to accommodate the next jar's rim.

The first thing I did in the morning was to wear my new colors, here are the results:

And here are all my multi-use piggies in their box:
PS! I think I am gonna be quite sorry that I have stored my Simply Naturals piggies upside down...


Mademoiselle C. said...

Wow i'm still amazed by the colors, even if i have quite the same (but left in France, I'm currently in Ukraine).
Love your MU, really pretty with your eye color :)

Siilike said...

Thanks :). It seems impossible to catch the real colors on the photos - the look was not as subdued IRL. You have these pigments yourself, you can surely tell :D

Cup of Coffee said...

So perfect on you!

Xo, Jamily.

Siilike said...

Thanks, Jamily