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Swatches and thoughts-Morgana Minerals

I received my first order from Morgana Minerals today!! I didn’t take pics of everything yet, but I got some of her vegan lipstick samples, hair dye, stackable mini jars, white stage makeup and two foundation samples. The reason I jumped on here immediately after my order came was not because of any of that, it was the eyeshadow. Specifically one particular color.

Oh. My. Goodness.

I am not stranger to the awesomeness that is mineral eyeshadow. I have about 20 Fyrinnae eyeshadows and exactly 20 samples from High Voltage. I love them all.  I guess I’m like a polygamous husband in that way. So let me introduce you to my newest love!

Please ignore my nasty scarred hands, I couldn’t crop the picture. I’m going to install some decent picture editing software soon, i promise!

Burgundy Rose!  I could write poetry about this color, I love it that much. It’s a beautiful shimmery burgundy with some brown. The picture makes it look very brown but it’s actually more purple. The pic below shows it more true to color.

Here are all four eyeshadow samples I got.

L Tto R the colors are-Warped,Burgundy Rose,Twinkling Cherrine,Marooned

Warped and Burgundy Rose are very shimmery, Twinkling Cherrine has sparkles but is almost like a matte with glitter particles, and Marooned is just like Twinkling Cherrine in the sparkle department.

My only problem so far with these is that two of the samples were generous and two seemed small. I put one of the larger samples in a jar next to the smaller one and the difference is very noticeable. I’m pretty sure one is a freebie but it’s not labeled as a free sample. I guess I’m spoiled because Fyrinnae labels theirs “Free Sample” right on the jar. Also, if only one is a free sample then why are two of them so small? Maybe she was just extra generous with two of them and the smaller ones are the normal sample size? Oh well, enough speculating I just figured it was worth mentioning.

Her prices are very reasonable. She sells Jerome Russel Punky Colours hair dye for 6.00 per jar. Lipstick Samples are $.50 & full sizes are 10.00. They are vegan formulations!! I’ll pay extra to know something isn’t tested on animals and to get something totally vegan is even better. It’s tough to find lip products with no animal products anyway. She offers an amazing range of colors too. I haven’t had a chance to wear them yet but when I do, I’ll share my thoughts! She has multiple size choices for eye colors,samples are $1, 5gr jars are $5, there are also larger jars and refill bags. She offers mineral primers, foundations and veils (even shades for us ghostly complected gals)  glitter eyeliner pencils, and other neat stuff that you’ll just have to check it out yourself!!

I placed my order on April 16th. It arrived today, May 03.  Shipping times were stated on the site when I placed my order.

I can’t say for sure I recommend the company yet as I haven’t worn any of the products but I like what I see so far and I only ordered after reading many positive reviews myself. It’s worth checking out and I advise you to always order samples of some things that look appealing on these mineral companies sites before shelling out full-price for anything. That’s what I’ve been doing and now I have a lot of stuff to play with, without having spent a fortune and I’ve been pleasantly surprised by more than one thing I’ve received.


Fyrinnae mail!!

I am super excited. I just got my second order from Fyrinnae. After my first order arrived and I had a chance to play with my stuff a bit, I was so hooked that I placed my second (much larger) order less then 42 hours later!

Now it’s here and I cannot wait to start swatching and playing!  Last time I ordered 3 full-size eyecolors, two minis, pixie epoxy and a lip lustre in acidic cherry. This time I ordered all minis because there were so many colors I just had to try. I also got a blush, highlighter and bronzer for contouring. I also got a lip lustre in Ryo-Pinko. I already LOVE it! They included a free sample eyeshadow, and an itty-bitty pot of Pixie Epoxy! Since I already have the Pixie Epoxy I will probably feature a giveaway at some point on here. I will be posting reviews of their eyeshadow, the pixie epoxy & lip lustres all separately in the not-too-distant future.Why separately you ask?  I personally have a hard time keeping track of what’s what when people put 30 different things in one review and include all of the swatches all down their arm in one go. Besides, I do not have an unlimited budget so this way I can keep the posts coming, and you wont have to wait to read a review as long as it takes me to make another makeup purchase!

Now, I did take a few pics of everything after I opened it and laid it all out. I took another pic of three of the sparkliest shades in the bunch together because they just look so PRETTY! These pics are not intended to be like swatches or accurate photos of the colors, I just took them because I was excited and also want to show you some of the stuff I’ll be reviewing soon.

The whole shebang

LtR shades are Bastet, Fyre&Ice, Jaguar