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Saturday, September 10

The Conservatorie shimmer eyeshadow trio in Mocha Splash

Am using The Conservatorie's pic as well because mine does not look so good (one small edge remained intact). I specifically asked The Conservatorie not to send a flawless product because I do not need the packaging to be flawless in order to review the content. I quite liked the shade I got when all 3 were mixed together.

The Conservatorie has other surprises for us who have not visited for a while: now they also have pressed eyeshadows and I picked Mocha Splash for reviewing. The trio has one light color and two darker brown ones,  to me the two browns seem quite similar: one has a stronger silvery sheen and the other's a bit darker. It looks a bit different on Conservatorie's homepage.  
sry, lousy swatches - blame the light

Ingredients are skin friendly, product is pressed using coconut oil:
Mica, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Hydrated Silica, Caprylic Capric Triglycerides, Allantoin. May Contain ( /-): Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine, Chromium Oxide Greens and Tin Oxide.
Colors are wearable and perfect for someone who likes sparkle and sheen but cannot leave the house all guns blazing: brown is a nice safe color. The middle one is a bit too pinkish yellow to be worn as a highlighter (better for someone with darker skin, I'd look weird) but it's very good when one's blending the crease color upwards. The staying power is excellent (keep in mind, this is a glittery product) and pigmentation leaves nothing to be wished for. The shadows are very soft and adhere well, one should be careful when dipping the brush into the pan - it's really very very soft.
 I believe the foundation used here is The Conservatorie's pressed mineral foundation in Porcelain.

Personally I'd recommend these but since the shimmer shadows seem a bit fragile, I'd also recommend to treat them with great care. Shimmery and glitter shadows are a pain to press - if anyone knows this it's me: put too much oil and you got oily gunk, put too little and the shadow will crumble at a fleajump.

I'd also like to recommend The Conservatorie's loose micas in the Mocha family - my personal favorite is Super Brilliant Mocha Mica. A sample for 1,35 $ you cannot go wrong. I have not had the time to go through my samples to see which micas the colors in these trios resemble the most but I'll add that information when I have a bit more time for dabbling. :)

If you have the cash and prefer your pigments pressed, get the pressed version - for more price-conscious people I'd warmly recommend the loose pigments. Trust me, they are nice. :)


Lise M Andersen said...

I would LOVE to see a tutorial on how you apply eyeshadow. I think it always looks so immaculate. Please consider doing a blog post on this. :)

PS Just tried sending this exact test in your 'ask a question' form on the right side, but it didn't seem to work.

LiisK said...

Thank you for the compliment, Lise :), I'll try to get some kind of a tutorial going. I myself think my eyeshadow application technique is far from perfect - this is also the reason you only see one eye on this pic ;). I cannot manage symmetry.

But Formspring is rather new to me too - I've just put it up, when I tried it, it worked but yes, I could not see your question in my inbox :S. Maybe it only works between Formspring users? But that would be making the entire idea worthless... I need to research this a bit more...

chanel said...

Thnx for the review! I was very curious about the palettes and the pigmentation looks beautiful! I really enjoy what The Conservatorie has to offer!

Great Review:)

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LiisK said...

Thank you Chanel :)
I quite like them too ;)
the eyeshadow primer is still to do. I still cant decide whether it's good or just so - it works very well with The Conservatorie eyeshadows but does not give such a great result with my TKB piggies. I think I might be applying it wrong or something..