Mirabella Mineral Eyeshadow Duo – Review

Hey beauties!

A quick review and look of the day!

In my Wantable subscription box for May, I received an eyeshadow duo from Mirabella in the colors Titan and Haute. They’re a gorgeous, highly pigmented pair. Titan is an icy pale blue shade, and Haute is a deep matte blue. The colors complement each other quite well and I’ve been really happy with them so far. 

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I normally go with dark colors on my deep brown eyes, but sometimes you need to really shock with a blast of color. While I wouldn’t have chosen these two for myself, I’m glad they came in my box. One of the biggest reasons why I love subscription boxes is because they give me a chance to try new things that I normally wouldn’t purchase on my own. 

The pair come in a small, white, hard plastic container that clicks shut. The pans are magnetic, so you can remove them and replace them as you’d like. I think this is an amazing concept, as the amount of shadows I go through in singles in ridiculous, so I normally buy palettes instead to try and reduce waste. The duos go for $28.00 on the Mirabella website and there are currently two different sets to choose from (although you can always replace them with others). 

I found these had minimal fallout upon application, were very smooth both with and without a primer, and had excellent staying power. I left my makeup on for about six hours and the look never smudged or creased at all! It was as vibrant when I went to take it off as it was when I first applied. I wouldn’t go so far as to say that they were buttery smooth, but they weren’t chalky at all. It was a happy medium that left for clean application and a nice, lightweight feel on my lids. Sometimes after a few hours, I can feel like my eyes are suffocating under the weight of the dramatic looks I do, but not with these. 

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Verdict:

Packaging: 10/10 – I love that I don’t have to toss the whole package when I’ve finished, and I can continue using the same one and replacing colors as I finish them. The case snaps closed and won’t pop open, keeps your shadow safe, and since it holds two, it would be wonderful to travel with instead of bringing a whole palette or multiple singles. It’s very sturdy and has a small mirror inside to check for touch ups. 

Application: 8/10 – Soft enough to apply well, but not so much that they had crazy fallout, I was a big fan of the application of these. I will say that when you blend, these can blend completely into nothing. I always say that if you think you’ve blended enough, blend some more, but you do want to be careful with these or you’ll lose all color. 

Longevity: 10/10 – These lasted six hours on without smudging, fading or losing any of the vibrancy they had when I first applied. 

9.3/10

These are definitely an excellent purchase for anyone looking to add a bright pop of color to their daily look, or for a super intense eye. They blend easily and look great when used together or alone. Eyeliner applied over the top goes smoothly and doesn’t feather into the powder. I’d recommend these for just about anyone. With a white eye base, you could pull these off as bright as they are in the package, or go neutral for a softer outcome. 

I hope you enjoyed this super quick review and learned something new! Let me know what you thought and what you’d like to see next in the comments below, and be sure to subscribe to always be on top of what’s new and trending in the beautiful world of makeup and style!

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7 Deadly Sins of Makeup Tag!

I was asked to share my answers to this awesome little thingamabob, by Ginger Loves Make-Up! I’m super excited whenever I’m tagged, as I feel like I’m seriously a part of the blogging community. Cue warm and fuzzy feelings in 3…2…1…Ahhhhhh…..

So this is all about the 7 Deadly Sins of Makeup, and without further ado, let’s begin.

Greed: What’s your most expensive beauty item?
That’s a toss up between two different products that cost about the same amount. First is my ANASTASIA BEVERLY HILLS Beauty Express For Brows and Eyes kit. It sells for $39.50 at Sephora. It’s a full brow kit, including 5 stencils, a brush, brow wax, two different shades of brow powder and two different highlighter shades. It has a mirror inside of it and a magnetic lid so it won’t pop open in your bag. It’s a must have for me, even though it takes a little bit of time, and I don’t use the stencils. They seem a little big for my face.

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The second item would be my Smashbox Camera Ready CC Cream Broad Spectrum SPF 30 in Fair. I actually JUST got this in the mail today, after saving up for it, as it’s a $42.00 item. It has a dark spot correcting formula, has a ridiculous amount of product that goes a long way, and makes the redness around my nose go away entirely! I have high hopes after trying it out at Sephora a while back at a skincare class. This is technically my most expensive beauty item, but since I just got it today, I figured I’d give the Anastasia Beverly Hills kit an honorable mention.

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Wrath: What item do you have a strong love/hate relationship with?

Oh man…This is a tough one. Probably my Clinique Even Better Eyes Dark Circle Corrector. I’ve been using it for a little over a month now, and while I adore what it does to my eyes, the first part of the application sucks. It goes on feeling a little bit greasy, and you have to wait a few minutes before you continue with the rest of your skincare routine for it to absorb completely, otherwise it’ll get chalky. But I can’t argue the results, baby! And at $39.50, there had BETTER be results. (I only have this in a sample, which is why it’s not on my expensive beauty items list.)

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Gluttony: What brand takes up most of your collection?
Smashbox, hands down. I keep getting samples of their stuff, or the little Try It Kit that I reviewed in an earlier post. And the CC cream that I mentioned. And I love the face primer. The only thing I don’t love by Smashbox (so far) is the eyeshadow primer. And that’s because I’m a sucker for Urban Decay Primer Potion and I always will be.

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Sloth: What product do you ignore the most due to laziness?
Foundation. I haven’t got any acne to speak of, with the exception of an occasional break out. Which actually means one or two pimples that I get mad at and won’t leave alone so they end up staying there for like two weeks. So I do my normal routine, wash, eye treatment, face oil, moisturizer, CC cream and then I stop. Unless I’m going out for a super fancy night or I’m taking photographs of myself (because I’m terribly vain), I tend to skip it entirely.

 

Pride: Which product gives you the most confidence?
Back to the Anastasia Beverly Hills brow kit, again. To me, eyebrows are the most important part of the face. They frame everything, provide a base for the look you want to do (fierce, calm, retro) and there’s no way I’d leave without them done perfectly.

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Lust: What item is at the top of your list?
All I want in this world is the GlamGlow SuperMud Clearing Treatment mask. This stuff is unreal. It goes on thick and dark gray, and then lightens up as it dries. You can actually see it pulling junk out of your pores. And it makes my skin feel like heaven, or a baby’s butt, or whatever metaphor you like. But at $69.00, it’ll probably be a long time in my future before I’m able to splurge on it.

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Envy: Which makeup product/look looks great on others but not on you?
Barbie pink lipstick. I’m so jealous of girls that can pull it off. Or bright lipstick in general. I can pull off red occasionally, but I’m just so porcelain white that anything I wear on my lips tends to reflect across my face, and I come across looking like a clown. I usually stick with nudes or the occasional raisin. Once in a while, if I’ve got the hair, clothes, and eyes for it, I can do a dramatic red lip. But only once in a while. In dark places. 

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Well, that’s all my answers! Hope you enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed writing them! And thanks again to Ginger Loves Make-Up for asking me to share my thoughts.