A while back at the recommendation of friends, I decided to try out Virus Insanity Eyeshadows. They had some interesting looking duochromes and other colors. So I placed two orders in quick succession, picking up several samples and a few full size colors.
These were all swatched on top of Gosh Eyeshadow primer.
a peachy orange with tons of iridescent rainbow glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter
Vibrant peachy orange with iridescent glitter and pink iridescence.
a pinkish purple with tons of rainbow iridescent glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter.
Vibrant purple with iridescent glitter
a blue toned teal with tons or rainbow iridescent glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter
Vibrant teal blue with iridescent glitter
a deep blackened green that shifts to a rose color
Deep, rich green on a charcoal base with mossy green iridescence
Four Leaf Clover
a teal with iridescence that shifts from turquoise to blue to purple
Light seafoam with turquoise iridescence
a warm coral pink with iridescence that shifts from blue to silvery green to golden green
Midtone warm coral pink with golden green iridescence
a pinkish purple with iridescence that shifts from red to copper to gold
Purple with strong pink and red iridescence. This color looks like it’s lit from within. This is an amazing color.
a deep blackened blue that shifts to purple and teal
A blackened navy base with teal iridescence.
a shimmery medium brown with iridescence that shifts from green to gold to purple
Brown with strong gold and green iridescence and a hint of lavender purple around the edges.
a shimmery natural pinkish golden color with gold and silver glitter. Sookie also has iridescence shifts from greenish gold to silvery green to blue.
Light tan with gold and green iridescence.
a super light pink with iridescence that shifts from gold/green to silver/green to blue
Girly light pink with gold, turquoise and green iridescence.
Unknown official description
Deepest black base with midnight blue iridescence.
Row 1 – Techno – XTC – Glowstick – Unicorn Puke – Four Leaf Clover
Row 2 – Summer Solstice – Superbia – Blizzard – Clawdeen – Sookie
Row 3 – Zombie Cupcake – Black Ice
$6.50 – full size duochrome (2.5 g)
$3.00 – sample size duochrone (1 g clamshell)
$5.00 – full size regular (2.5 g)
$2.50 – sample size regular (1 g clamshell)
They also sell
$6.00 – lip gloss
$6.50 – primer
$10.00 – nail polish
Mardi Gras Tutorial with XTC, Unicorn Puke and Clawdeen.
Would I recommend?
Yes. I found the eyeshadows to be beautifully pigmented. The color descriptions were fairly accurate. I couldn’t coax all of the duochromes to show up, but I did the best I could. The colors last forever on primer for me. I hit the 20 hour mark without showing wear. The colors blend easily, too.
While I do find the website design to be unique, I dislike that it has no search functionality. When I let the company owner know that, she told me that the site was being redesigned. So rejoice! There will be better navigation soon.
Virus Insanity has a good mix of colors; there’s something for everyone. With multiple collections ranging from True Blood to Disgustingly Cute, there’s a lot of fun product names. Fangtasia, Haunting, Pinch Me, Cotton Candy, Rave, Lollipop and Medusa are all on my ‘Must Try’ list.
Have you tried Virus Insanity? Are you a fan?
Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.
Tags: Swatches, virus insanity
I’ve ordered from them, before the site went live so I had to do it through Facebook! I really love the colours I got, they’re pretty amazing. You got some really nice ones!
Sirvinya Thanks B Which colors do you have?
i love her stuff! she’s so sweet too
staticheartsx That’s great to hear
I really love VIE. Their glosses are also fabulous, very pigmented with good wear time.
Mellyora Oh good to know! I haven’t tried a gloss yet, but I’ve been eyeing them.
I’ve been a big fan of VIE for awhile now, especially her duochromes. I really like that the eye shadows aren’t just glitter bombs, but they also have a lot of depth and intensity.
leahofoz Yes, I’m glad they’re not glitter bombs!
I really like VIE. Clawdeen is my #1 favorite eyeshadow of all time. I’ve never seen a swatch that captures it’s complexity, but yours comes really close!
kissmysparkle I tried very hard! I also have a video of the swatches to edit.
Thank you for this post. It pushed me to finally place an order with them. Your swatches are so pretty. Now I can’t wait to get my new pretties
ravensekhmet Yay, glad to hear it!
Wow! A lot of these look like I must have them… is Superbia as amazing as it looks? It’s so hard to find good pigmented purples but that one looks perfect!
Makeupfancy Yes, Superbia is lighter in hue than XTC (which is a brighter purple). Superbia is gorgeous.
Wendi Girven Yay thank you
I still own several VIE shadows from a few years ago. Sad to say, I’ve had to stop using them and put them away because they were unusable.
I have several VIE shadows but I had to put them up because they are unusable.
These are awesome! Do they have as bold of a color shift as they look? I think I know where some of my poor tax return is going!
LuminousLacquer I feel they have a pretty strong color shift. A few of the colors I couldn’t get to show up in the pictures, but otherwise I think they look good.
I picked up Clawdeen in the recent sale (along with some others, oddly we have no other overlapping colors), but now I’m wishing I’d grabbed Superbia, it’s wow!
UneLuneBleue Wow, I’m surprised!
I love the look of Superbia. I think my mouth actually dropped open when I saw that swatch. Will check out their website for sure.
annak1 Yes you gotta check it out
I will, soon, be a fan too. I have an order out and look forward to getting it. I’m even more excited seeing your review, swatches and the look you created with these.
KimberlyLagosiPurcell Yay! glad you like
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I love VIE! I’ve been a customer for over a year, and I have yet to be disappointed! My collection is over 100 colors and growing (lol) I’ve even had to order replacements of some colors (like Bill – one of my favorites). So glad to see you got Glowstick! It’s one of the first I got and I fell in LOVE with it!!! Love all your pictures, they look beautiful!
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Superbia is gorge!