Confession: I’ve never used mineral make-up. I guess I’ve always avoided it because mineral cosmetics always seem to be loose powders, and I’ve studiously avoided carrying loose pigments and powders in my make-up kit ever since I was a little baby make-up artist.
The nice thing about being semi-retired, however, is now I can start playing around with products I’ve always avoided for reasons of transport/storage/possibility of spilling. These Mineral Colour Crystals from Vani-T are my first little foray into mineral cosmetics and, yes, they’re loose powders.
Coral Reef Blue is a sparkling teal that applies a little more blue than what you see in the pot. This one erred on the sheer side so it’s best applied with a damp brush in a patting motion, ideally onto an eyeshadow primer.
Blackstar Gold is a dirty burnished gold with the teeniest touch of green. This shadow had incredible coverage but can get a little fallout-y, so again, a damp brush over a primer is best. Like all mineral products this can be used wet or dry, so try mixing it with a little eyeliner mixing medium for a clean metallic eyeliner flick!
I’ll be totally honest, I’m still not thrilled with loose powders. I’m 99% sure I’ll end up pressing these into regular eyeshadow discs at some point because I’d prefer to use these otherwise super pretty colours in a format that doesn’t end up in a messy cascade of colour on my bathroom sink/floor/the front of my shirt. Apart that though? They’re pretty, pigmented and colourful.