I recently discovered Sassy Minerals when I was reading Fresco Phyrra, and decided that I needed to give them a try. The website is very easy to navigate, there are sections devoted to foundation, blush, eyeshadows, lips, tools and questions you might have about the products. Within each section, there are subcategories: for instance, under “Eye Candy” you will see that there are “Shimmer”, “Silk Luster”, “Liner”, and “Deja Vu“. The last section, Deja Vu (which is also in the So Cheeky blush section as well), is dedicated to eyeshadows that are dupes of some of your favorite brands, including Nars and Bare Escentuals. I immediately navigated to the Shimmer section, since we all know I love the sparkles! The selection is enormous, and the pricing is great. A full size eyeshadow runs $4.25 and a sample is $0.75 – very reasonable, especially for the quality! Even better, the processing and shipping time was exceptionally fast! I was so excited when 4 days after I ordered my product, it was waiting for me at home! Below is my first order…
I ordered 3 samples of blushes (Plus one, Give Me Some Sugar and Applause), as well as 5 eyeshadows (Gasoline Rainbow – liner, Flash of Brilliance – liner, Fierce – liner, After Party and Dry Martini). I also received 2 free samples in my order, Pandora’s Box and Merlin’s Ball.
Plus One is a beautiful, shimmery peach to light coral blush. The shimmer is pale pearl with hints of pink and gold. This is very light, so it blends effortlessly into the skin. The pigmentation is great as well, so it doesn’t take a lot of blush to give you a subtle glow.
Give Me Some Sugar is pale pink, with peachy undertones. It has gold, pink, and pearl shimmer. This is a gorgeous color, full of “glow”, and looks like a true flush on the skin. I am definitely going to order a full size of this once I run out of my sample – this is a new go-to blush for me!
Applause is a pale pink/lavender blush. The shimmer in this ranges from pinks to lavenders, to even hints of silver. This is great for cooler tones, and is also a very light color, so it won’t be overwhelming or difficult to apply.
Pandora’s Box is a shade I received as a sample and I am definitely in love with this one. It is a deep penny copper with darker chocolates, greens, and golden shimmers running through. This would be a great color as an eyeshadow or an eyeliner. It is very creamy smooth to apply, and very pigmented as well. A gorgeous color for the fall!
Gasoline Rainbow looks exactly like the name. Think of the beautiful iridescence that you see on the ground where gasoline has puddled. You can see every color in the rainbow in this shade. It has a very deep black shimmery base with all the rainbow in sparkles. Perfect as an eyeliner, I also played with this as an eyeshadow to create a very different smokey eye. This eyeshadow/liner is definitely unique!
Flash of Brilliance is another very different and multifaceted color. This starts with a shimmery navy/charcoal color, and has swirls of blue, green and hints of golden iridescence. Another beauty for a liner when applied wet!
Fierce is a beautiful, deep plum shimmer with purple, green, blue and silver shimmer. I bought this as a liner, but it is so smooth that it would work very well as an eyeshadow as well. The color is deep enough to work with other eyeshadows outside of the purple and blue family.
After Party looked like a deep taupe online, but in person this has so much more character. The taupe is the base, but there is tons of olive green, copper shimmer and golden iridescence. This would make a great eyeliner or eyeshadow.
I have to say, I was so pleasantly surprised by the Sassy Minerals I received, and for multiple reasons.