The title says it all, really 🙂
In anticipation of ultra-cute indie company Hello Waffle‘s brand new Blushed collection (ROSE GOLDSSSS!!!) I swatched every single coppery and rose gold loose pigment shadow (and one Stila) trying to see if I already own anything comparable. Thank goodness I don’t, because my hunger for rose golds makes me want the whole shebang 🙂
Anyways, this will be a very pic heavy post! There are 10 eyeshadows from Silk Naturals, Geek Chic Cosmetics, Victorian Disco, Dark Matter Makeup, and Looxi Beauty.
Seriously – there will be lots of photos 🙂
All swatches were done on BARE SKIN.
Silk Naturals = SN, Victorian Disco = VD, Geek Chic Cosmetics = GC, Dark Matter Makeup = DMM
- SN Sandwich
- SN Torrent
- VD Why is it Always You Three?
- VD Flesh Memory
- VD So Many Owls
- GC Princess in Distress
- DMM Emmy
- GC 12% of a Plan
- Stila Golightly
- Looxi Beauty – Mystic
You can see that 1. SN Sandwich is more golden than 2. SN Torrent. Torrent looks more ‘rose gold’ although on the darker side. #3 actually has a really pretty rose glitter in it that makes it look a little shifty.
#3 is actually a favorite of mine. It’s a great single lid color.
#5 So Many Owls and #6 Princess in Distress are two of the sheerer shades. They’re good for highlighting or for light washes of color. Princess is much sparklier.
Emmy is the closest to rose gold. Its a beautiful satin finish.
In my opinion #7 Emmy is the closest to rose gold. It’s more of a satin than #2 Torrent which is more like a bronze gold metallic.
#10 Mystic is more metallic than #9 Golightly which has more of a satin finish. Both of these are less warm and golden as #4 Flesh Memory that has an almost orange sheen.
You can see the difference between Golightly and Mystic best here. Similar tones, but Mystic is more bright and metallic.
Are you still alive after all those photos? I barely am, haha 😀
I think out of all ten of these shadows, only Emmy and Torrent come close to being “rose gold”. Emmy is brighter and rosier than Torrent. So Many Owls and Princess in Distress are both sheer, even over glitter glue, and are better for highlighting than full coverage. I’m still on the hunt for the One True Rose Gold so I think I can justify buying 90% of Hello Waffle’s new collection 🙂
Thanks for reading all of this! I love doing color family swatches and rediscovering my own collection!
til later lovelies,