I wanted to swatch my Concrete Minerals colors as I recently purchased some new ones with their Blogger/Youtube Sample set. I really like the majority of the colors that I’ve purchased from Concrete Minerals. I first reviewed CM in March of 2010 and have continued to purchase from them since. The following swatches are on Aromaleigh Light Primer.


My Thoughts on the Colors:
Ruse is a lovely metallic deep bronze
Arsenic looks a bit like Orly’s Galaxy Girl nail polish, with its blue sparks in the red-brown-plum base.
Sabotage is a black with pink-fuchsia sparkles.
Bang-up is a vivid blue with little gold sparks.
Nocturne is a sparkly deep dark green.
Detox is a light minty green with silver sparkle.
Mad Hatter is a plummy purple.
Kismet isn’t a bright pink to me, more like a mid-tone pink with gold shimmer.
Lolita is a taupe with a pink shift, sort of like a duochrome.
Prude is a pale pink, perfect for a highlighter.
Ether is a deep dark grey.
Seance is an awesome deep purple with a blue-violet iridescence.
Wicked is a mid-tone purple with a strong aquamarine duochrome.
Chroma is a light lavender with aqua sparks.
Souljourner is a deep midnight blue with tiny copper sparks.
Temptress is a saturated deep teal with gold sparks. I’d love to see a version of this with silver sparks or blackened iridescence.
Zealous is a pretty, pigmented turquoise.
Juvenile is an acid green. I could never get the turquoise sparkle to show up in this. I always wondered if the aqua sparkle from Croma or the Aquamarine shift from Wicked could make the turquoise more visible in Zealous.

Official Shade Descriptions:
Juvenile – acid green with turquoise sparkle
Zealous – vibrant turquoise
Temptress – dark teal with gold sparkle
Souljourner – midnight blue with copper sparkle
Croma – shimmery lavender wiht aqua sparkle
Wicked – bright purple with aquamarine shift
Seance – deep purple with lavender sheen
Ether – gunmetal silver
Prude – pale shimmery pink
Lolita – shimmery taupe with pink undertones
Kismet – bright pink with gold undertones
Mad Hatter – dramatic reddish-purple with green sparkle
Detox – seafoam green with silver sparkle
Nocturne – deep sparkling moss green
Bang-up – electric blue with gold sparkle
Sabotage – black with pink sparkle and sheen
Ruse – bronze with gold sparkle
Arsenic – shimmery red-brown with blue undertones

I purchased the following colors:
Kismet, Juvenile, Zealous, Prude, Seance, Hearts, Detox, Souljourner, Croma, Ether, Wicked, Ruse, Lolita, Temptress and Sabotage.
I received Mad Hatter, Bang Up, Arsenic and Nocturne for free.
Hearts is not pictured here as I couldn’t find my sample of it.


Juvenile, Zealous, Prude


Detox


Croma, Kismet, Seance, Prude


Lolita, Prude


Ruse, Arsenic


Nocturne in the lower crease

I will continue to purchase from Concrete Minerals as I feel that they’re continuously improving their eye shadows and I feel like they give a great amount of product for the price. You receive a 10 gram container of product for $5.99 They often sell trios of shadows for $14.99 which are 10 grams each. They also have several other specials available here.

So how about you?  Do you like Concrete Minerals?