Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Concrete Minerals Sugar Skull Collection. This collection was created in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. For those of you who don’t know what Dia de los Muertos is, it’s the Day of the Dead. It’s celebrated along with All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day. Dia de los Muertos is a celebration on Nov. 1 and 2 to remember family members and friends who have passed on.
My favorite musician of all time, Voltaire, has an awesome Dia de los Muertos song, which is the video I’ve linked here. It’s from a live show at Dragon Con 2007. I was there in the crowd. It’s from his album Ooky Spookie and he also has another version of it on Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids. Voltaire is an amazingly talented man and if you haven’t checked him out recently, you should! His Lair of Voltaire Vlogs are funny.
I have two additional colors that are not part of the Sugar Skulls collection swatched for you. They’re Angel Dust and Hi-Fi. I think Angel Dust was a GWP and Hi-Fi is a pro color. These are swatched on bare skin.
Neutral pink with soft sparkles
Altar of Roses
Warm red shimmer
¡Viva los Muertos!
electric pink w/ purple shift
bright blue-based pink with pink-violet sheen
bright sky blue with with slight teal iridescence
gorgeous inky blurple
deep yellow shimmer
no official description
Light lavender with aqua green shift
Deepest hot pink matte with an almost violet sheen around the edge
Sugar Skull Collection Ingredients
Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Boron Nitride. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free.
Pro Matte Color Ingredients
Manganese Violet, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, Sericite Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Allantoin
I think this is a beautifully done collection.
Check out my tutorial with ¡Viva los Muertos! and Saint.
Check out my tutorial using Angel Dust.
The colors are easy to work with, pigmented and pretty. They’re easy to blend. Plus, I love that they’re cruelty-free.
The collectible tin that the collection comes in is beautiful, too. There’s not a single dud shade in this set.
What do you think of these colors from Concrete Minerals? Would you wear them?
Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.
Tags: Concrete Minerals, Swatches
girl I need that box it is pretyyyyyyyy, I liked the pinky neutral cause I like neutral eye shadow and Bold lips like I once told you
50ties like . if u are planning to toss that box toss it this way of the world by me
Icequeen81ma I love the tin! It’s so cute. Em from CM has done a few of these.
Phyrra Icequeen81ma dont know Em form Cm I thing. But the tin is beautifull
Icequeen81ma Em is the owner of Concrete Minerals
Phyrra Icequeen81ma Gonna check her, thanks for the tip. like the dia de los muertos make up designs
Kicking myself for not buyin this when it was first released but I was short on funds at the time! This set is gorg! All of the colors are beautiful. I can think of so many looks for this set!! :)
Thanks for the review!
daisygirl2013 it’s still available
These look beautiful! I love the blurple and the marigold yellow.. I have Hi-Fi and I have to say it’s an amazing matte! Thanks so much for these gorgeous swatches!
Makeupfancy You’re welcome!
Angel Dust is gorgeous. I’m glad you did swatches, I was wondering what the colors from this set really looked like.
ChantelEldredge They’re really pretty
Have you seen this video and the follow up? Voltaire’s not part of the second one, but it’s still awesome.
Part 1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YfqnulWWxbM and
Part 2 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpORJhUHluE
Gorgeous colors. And I love the 2 looks you posted using them. That tin is friggin’ amazing!
UneLuneBleue Thanks Lynn!
I’d hate to be negative, but some of the names irk me a bit. Altar of Roses does not fit well with the Dia de los Muertos theme since traditionally marigolds are used on the altars. Also, the name should be Vivan los Muertos, not Viva, since Muertos is plural. Los Angelitos doesn’t seem to fit either since angels aren’t really a part of Dia de los Muertos.
I know this may come off as incredibly nitpicky, but I think if they’re going to borrow a cultural tradition as a theme to sell cosmetics, they ought to do their research. Otherwise, I think the colors are beautiful.
NatashaGreenhouse You can always contact the company and let them know that, Natasha.
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