Monday, June 6, 2011

The Starshine Company Swatches + Review

My Order: I ordered samples in Chartreuse, Envy, Rain, Mermaid, Skywalker, and Tornado.  I couldn't find individual listings for all of the colors I ordered, but you can view the master color chart here.
Packaging:   My order was shipped quickly in a bubble mailer with a copy of my invoice.  My samples came in adorable little jars with plenty of powder for several uses.

And here's what the powders look like inside of the jars.

Today's Swatches
Left to right: Tornado, Rain, Skywalker, Mermaid, Envy, and Chartreuse
 With Flash
Without Flash

These swatches were applied to bare skin, and skin prepped with Shadow Poxy primer from My Beauty Addiction.  Sorry I forgot the foiled stripes this time!
Overall:  I was really impressed with the dry application of these colors.  The first thing I noticed is that they are quite a bit brighter  applied dry than  many of the other mineral shadows I've tried.  They have a pretty good amount of hold without a primer, too, so that's a definite plus.  I ran my finger over them and they didn't just wipe off like you'll see in certain other brands *cough cough* (see 6:10 in this video.)  So they have nice pigment and staying powder applied dry.  Tornado was a nice dark greyish-purplish-blue with a bit of shimmer; it would work really well as a  smokey liner.  Rain was similar, but without the purple tint.  Skywalker was a beautiful sky blue with some shimmer to it.  Mermaid has a little more sparkle to it, and it's a gorgeous teal color.  Envy is a deep forest green with a little bit of shimmer.  And Chartreuse is an awesome shade of yellow-green; it would be a great highlighter for a bright look!  I am super-pleased with these colors.  I'll probably put a look together with them sometime this week and show you.  I'd definitely recommend The Starshine Company.  Nice colors, nice pigmentation, nice staying powder.  Good stuff!


  1. Thanks so much for your opinion and the swatches! They are really helpful indeed!
    Love from Spain,

  2. You are so welcome! The colors are gorgeous, and the application was impressive. Glad you found this helpful. :)

  3. I love Kelly and her shadows!
    They really don't need primer, like you said, but it certainly makes them stand out more than usual when it's used :) I love the colors you picked out!

  4. Oh, absolutely! The primer really just made them pop, but they were just fine without. :)


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