My general impression of Oslo Cosmetics has been great so far. I think a mineral shadow’s quality is obviously good if you’ve been reaching for them more than your more convenient eyeshadows, which has been the case for me.
Here are a few looks using some of my new shadows. I’ll make a part two soon, even though I’ve covered most of the colors here anyway.
Vela looks scary dark in the pot, but it’s actually really lovely on the lid. It’s a green-blue duochrome that translates onto the lid as a brown with a green-blue sheen, depending on the light. It’s great for a daytime smoky eye. Lyra was just used to smudge under the lower lash line here. It’s a blackened plum/orchid but the purple-y parts don’t really show up unless you pack it on. I’ll have a look in part two of this review that will feature Lyra more as a lid color.
Doradus is a color that also looks quite dark in the tub, but it is actually a great lid color, too. A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen—a deep, blackened purple with blue sparks—but the sparks don’t really translate well when worn. I think if I did it as a lid color, it would be more obvious.
Here’s A Song of Ice and Fire as a (messy) liner:
Carinae is a beautiful pinky-gold that supposedly has a slight green shift to it. I can see it, but not really a lot if you know what I mean. It’s a pretty all-over lid color that looks fairly natural.
Here, I wore Carinae on the inner 2/3 of the eye, with A Song of Ice and Fire on the outer corner and blended out. I lined my upper lash line with the Urban Decay liner in Ultraviolet, which turns out to have a bit of fall-out/smudging problems. This is the first time I wore a cream shadow under the shadows, instead of the usual neutral eye base or primer.
So far, I’m really, really, really happy with my purchases. So far, it is my favorite texture of loose eyeshadows because I feel like its clumpy formulation makes it a) less likely to have fall-out, and b) makes it a bit creamier and easy to blend. Stay tuned for part 2, where I take a better look at Lyra (again), Pyxis, Ara, Noctem, Orphicus, and Equinox.
Oslo Cosmetics is vegan and cruelty-free.