14 May 2014


Today I’d like to share with you my thought on some newly launched autumn 2014 collection products from Mineralogie, the *Mineralogie, the Pressed Eyeshadow Quad in A-List and Eye Shadow in Sepia;

What They Say:
The A-List Pressed Eye Shadow Quad contains the perfect combination of Autumn’s must-have shades that provide light yet luscious colour effortlessly. The shades of Rose Mist, Sugar Lily, Mulberry and Black Velvet can create a soft romantic look or an intense smoky eye – the choice is yours.

The Sepia Pressed Eye Shadow is a delicately rich chocolate shade that is perfect for autumn to create an updated deep smoky eye.

Eye Shadow Quad: $65 (4 x 2g) – available from Mineralogie Online

Eye Shadow Single: $29 (2g) – available from Mineralogie Online 

What I Say:

I have previously tried some makeup from Mineralogie, including the amazing bronzer (if you’ve missed it, you can see my review here).  

Mineralogie is that it is an Australian brand, which was established in 2007, and now available in over 12 countries around the world. And I like that the brand  manufacturers and distributors of 100% mineral makeup made from pure pharmaceutical-grade ingredients that are free from talc, starches, dyes, perfumes and parabens. And of course the products have not been tested on animals.

As an added bonus the eye shadows have been pressed with sweet almond oil for a crease resistant long lasting finish, and they have added vitamins E and A and aloe vera and rosemary to help soothe the eye area. And of course, the eye shadows are hypo-allergenic and wont irritate the eye area, and as I have very sensitive eyes, this is a big positive for me.

And Mineralogie has a huge product range with over 25 different product categories and around 250 colour combinations. How impressive is that!

Eye Shadow Quad in A-List contains a pale pink (Rose Mist), a pale bronze (Sugar Lily), a taupe (Mulberry) and a black (Black Velvet). The first three colours have a subtle shimmery sheen, while the black is a velvety matte shade.


The Eye Shadow in Sepia is a matte dark chocolate shade.


The palest colour, the Rose Mist, is perfect for applying all over the eyelid, followed by either Sugar Lily or Mulberry on the crease of the eyelid. I then use the Sepia shade on the outer corners blending into a V-shape to create a smoky eye effect. If I am going out for a night out, and want a darker and more dramatic look, I use the Black Velvet colour on the outer corners instead. Finally, to use the Rose Mist shade again under the brow bone and in the inner corners of my eyes as a highlighter to brighten up.


The four colours in the palette work perfectly together, but as just as suitable to use on their own for a more minimalistic look, and so is the Sepia shade. However, using the Sepia shade in addition for a smoky eye (instead of the Black Velvet) makes it more usable as an everyday look, and consequently I would have preferred if the Sepia had been a part of the palette instead of the Black Velvet.


Another way of using the palette is of course only using the three lighter shades and leave out the Black Velvet, for a more subtle daytime look, as suggested by Mineralogie.

The eye shadows are easy to work with, and blends easily. They are very pigmented so it is easy to build up an intense colour, while you can still achieve a just a wash of colour for a more subtle look.

Even with my combination skin and therefore greasy eyelids, the eye shadows are very longwearing as promised, and with the use of a primer first, they do stay put all day without sliding, or settling into creases or fine lines.


The palette comes in a slimline simple and elegant black compact with a see-through hole in the middle, allowing you to see the colours inside, which consequently means that the mirror inside is a little small. While I think it is a great idea being able to see the colour and distinguish between several palettes, on the other hand, I would personally have preferred a larger mirror. On the other hand, I rarely apply eye shadow on the go anyway, so it is not that vital for me. But one thing that does bother me a little is that the compact is a little difficult to open. I am not sure if it is because it is new, and it will loosen up with use, or there is a special trick to opening it, but right now I am struggling with it, and only manage to open it by sticking a nail into the opening.

The eye shadow palette comes with a small double ended black applicator, with a sponge in the one end and a brush in the other, and both are in a great quality. The applicator is obviously rather small to be able to fit inside the compact, so it can be a little difficult to work with it, if you are used to long-shafted brushes, but they are great if you are on the go. But personally still prefer to use my own brushes, but still, considering the price of the palette it is great to see the applicator included. The single eye shadow in Sepia, however, doesn’t have an applicator included.

The eye shadow single comes in a little square stylish compact with a black lid and a clear base, and unfortunately, like the palette, I do struggle to open it, and need the assistance of a nail! Compared to the quad, unfortunately, the compact for eye shadow single is a little more bulky, being about 30% higher. Inside the lid of the compact there is a little round mirror, which is reasonably sized considering the small eye shadow, but there is no applicator with it, which again, doesn’t really bother me.


In terms of cost, I feel that the $65 for the quad and $29 is very reasonable priced for eye shadows of such a high quality, also because all the colours in the quad work so well together, that you will actually make use of them all. Obviously, the single shadow is relatively more expensive, and for only a little more than the cost of two of the singles, you can actually get the palette, so personally I know what I’d go for.

What I like:
  • Long wearing and gentle on the eyes
  • Highly pigmented shadows that are long wearing
  • Colours work well together, or can be used on their own for a minimalistic look
  • Simplistic and stylish looking packaging
  • Reasonably priced for both the quad and the single eye shadow

What I Don’t Like:
  • A little difficult to open the products, especially the palette
  • The mirror in the palette is very small

Overall, this is another amazing product from Mineralogie – and being a very conservative girl, mostly using neutral and brown shades, that these eye shadows are fast becoming amongst my most reached for makeup products as I can use them or a simple and quick everyday look, or a more intense look if I’m going out.

These products truly belong on the A-List, and makes me so keen to explore more of all those 250 colour combinations available in the Mineralogie product range.

*Products were kindly provided for consideration, and have been reviewed in accordance with my Disclosure Policy.
Have you ever tried any of the makeup from Mineralogie? Do you use mineral eye shadows? Which ones are you favourites?



  1. Very nice palette! I've never heard about this cosmetic brand before!

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    1. The products are great, definitely worth checking them out!


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