When I received the package, I noticed how well everything was packaged. She included a business card and hand-written thank-you note that (this is what caught my attention) were wrapped separately to prevent from getting messy should anything happen during shipping. That small detail really made my experience rate even higher. As for the eyeshadow samples, they were a decent size, and I expect to get several wears out of each. They were very smooth and very pigmented.
(applied dry and then primed-artificial light)
T-B: Ferric, Forrestry, and Envy
I love all these colors! Forrestry is especially beautiful, but I would probably only wear this one with primer.
(artificial light, applied dry then primed)
Merlin, Poe, and Lenore
I would also only wear Merlin with primer.
They are all more beautiful than the photos can show. I would recommend them all. My top five would be Ferric, Forrestry, Envy, Merlin, and Poe.
Other colors I would like to try include: Crocus, Haze, Sultana, and Cupcake.
A three gram jar is $3, a five gram jar is $5, and a sample is $1. She has pre-formed listings where you can purchase 5 five gram jars for $25, but if you want, say six, all you have to do is message her for a custom listing, which she responds to lightning fast.
Spectrum Minerals also carries a variety of other products, such as solid perfume, perfume oil, primer, lotion, bath salts, etc. I would love to try:
- Solid Perfume or Perfume Oil in the scents Blackberry Vanilla, Cedarwood Amber (mmm), Exotica, or Strawberry Lemonade
- Bath salts or sugar scrub in the same scents
- and the shadows I mentioned above (Crocus, Haze, Sultana, Cupcake)
Overall, I would purchase anything from her store, as impressed as I was with my samples.
These samples were provided for me for review by Spectrum Cosmetics. This in no way shape or form influenced my opinion. Remember,this was one of my first mineral/loose pigment eyeshadows, and I was extremely critical from beginning to end, because I did not want to believe the hype about mineral eyeshadows. However, through testing these shadows, I sincerely believe I like them more than samples I have purchased from Fyrinnae.