Molly of Psyche Minerals is a serious friend of the blog. Over the last few months we have developed a glittering, colorful friendship that has finally blossomed into something we can share with the rest of the world. The theme for this month's Indie Pickup is Duos & Pairs, and we paired up to bring you a duo-ception.
(promotional samples ahead)
First up is my girl Molly's mini mineral shadow duo. It is comprised of an inky satin navy with diffuse sparkles and a glowing warm platinum. This duo was inspired by Castor & Pollux, the two brothers who make up the Gemini Constellation.
Castor | 1g
Molly calls this a medium silver, but I think I would call it a platinum. It is a highly reflective, almost metallic shimmer. This is my favorite kind of color, and I have been enjoying this as an all-over-the-lid color this past week. I swatched it on my hand over Urban Decay Primer Potion. I didn't get too much fallout, which is always a worry when it comes to loose shadows. I bet this would be a great inner corner highlight if you applied it with a damp pencil brush.
Pollux | 1g
This is a deep, interstellar navy with tiny blue sparks. It is immediately evocative of The Void. I have been using this smudged into my lash line...and I love it. It gives an inky look, but is way less harsh than typical black. I swatched this one over Urban Decay Primer Potion as well. Because this is so dark, I think that gentle blending is best. I got a little excited, and it tried to fight with me and got a wee bit patchy. I admit that I tried to blend it without laying a base shadow down...I should have known better with UDPP.
Playing around now! I blended my swatches together...and love. I need a duochrome that looks like this on its own. I can't wait to play around with these shadows more. I would love to add some neon to this mix.
And like I said, this is a collaboration! I made some killer hair baubles for The Indie Pickup! They really do go quite well together, don't you think?