Pressed mineral eyeshadows and swatches!

I blogged recently about some pretty mineral eyeshadows that Blair kindly gave me, which I had pressed.  I got a few comments requesting swatches, so here they are!
Of the 6 eyeshadows she sent me, I’ve pressed 4.
All of these eyeshadows are from Coastal Scents.
I’ve used these eyeshadows a few times after pressing them, so sorry about the mess!
Arubian Coral Mica
A very pretty true pink.  This picture has a slight blue tinge to it, and it is actually pinker.

A pretty yellow gold color.  Light yellows look very white on me, due to my strong yellow undertone.  This one turned out to be a very pretty gold!
Antique Gold Mica
This is a khaki shade.  I did not mix it well enough, as you can see from the uneven patterns in the eyeshadow.  It does not affect how the eyeshadow applies.
Black Star Red Mica
This is a very pretty purple eyeshadow.  The name doesn’t sound like it’s purple, but I guess Black + Red = Purple? The downside of this eyeshadow is that it blends away if you blend it too much!
From left, Arubian Coral Mica/Sunstone/Antique Gold Mica/Black Star Red Mica
Sunstone didn’t show up very well due to the intense sunlight where I took this picture, but it is every bit as pigmented as the other colors.  I especially like how Arubian Coral Mica turned out! As I mentioned previously, it is now my go-to eyeshadow!
I like to press any loose eyeshadows and pigments I have.  I seem to be able to apply them better in pressed form! 
xoxo, K
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12 Thoughts on “Pressed mineral eyeshadows and swatches!

  1. I don’t like to use loose powder type of shadows either. I can’t seem to work well with them. Pressing them seems too complicated so I just avoid it altogether. Great job of pressing them! The colors are very lovely!


  2. i need to learn how to press loose e/s into pots. much less messy to use.

  3. goodness K you’re so good at pressing loose e/s! i would have made a complete mess out of the loose pigments. thank you for the swatches, i really like them all! where do we buy coastal scents eye shadows? are they all in loose powder form? 🙂

  4. Love the shadows! 🙂
    I’m really getting into pressing pigments too!

  5. Wow, those are soooooo pretty!! 😀

  6. aww, they are so pretty!

  7. oooh nice swatches! 🙂

  8. They’re so pigmented! I love the first and the last colour swatches! GORGEOUS!

  9. oo good job babe! pressing shadows much be fun!

  10. oooo how pretty! i love pressed shadows but i don’t like the process of pressing, hahahaa :X *lazy*

  11. I need to try to press my loose shadows some times 😀

  12. all of them are really pretty. where did you get your pans?

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