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Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Review

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.

Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Swatches

Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Swatches

Techno
a peachy orange with tons of iridescent rainbow glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter

Virus Insanity Techno Swatch
My Take
Vibrant peachy orange with iridescent glitter and pink iridescence.

XTC
a pinkish purple with tons of rainbow iridescent glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter.

Virus Insanity XTC Swatch
My Take
Vibrant purple with iridescent glitter

Glowstick
a blue toned teal with tons or rainbow iridescent glitter and silver rainbow hologram glitter

Virus Insanity Glowstick Swatch
My Take
Vibrant teal blue with iridescent glitter

Unicorn Puke
a deep blackened green that shifts to a rose color

Virus Insanity Unicorn Puke Swatch
My Take
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

Virus Insanity Four Leaf Clover Swatch
My Take
Light seafoam with turquoise iridescence

Summer Solstice
a warm coral pink with iridescence that shifts from blue to silvery green to golden green

Virus Insanity Summer Solstice Swatch
My Take
Midtone warm coral pink with golden green iridescence

Superbia
a pinkish purple with iridescence that shifts from red to copper to gold

Virus Insanity Superbia Swatch
My Take
Purple with strong pink and red iridescence. This color looks like it’s lit from within. This is an amazing color.

Blizzard
a deep blackened blue that shifts to purple and teal

Virus Insanity Blizzard Swatch
My Take
A blackened navy base with teal iridescence.

Clawdeen
a shimmery medium brown with iridescence that shifts from green to gold to purple

Virus Insanity Clawdeen Swatch
My Take
Brown with strong gold and green iridescence and a hint of lavender purple around the edges.

Sookie
a shimmery natural pinkish golden color with gold and silver glitter. Sookie also has iridescence shifts from greenish gold to silvery green to blue.

Virus Insanity Sookie Swatch
My Take
Light tan with gold and green iridescence.

Zombie Cupcake
a super light pink with iridescence that shifts from gold/green to silver/green to blue

Virus Insanity Zombie Cupcake Swatch
My Take
Girly light pink with gold, turquoise and green iridescence.

Black Ice
Unknown official description

Virus Insanity Black Ice Swatch
My Take
Deepest black base with midnight blue iridescence.

Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Swatches

Virus Insanity Eyeshadow Swatches

Row 1 – Techno – XTC – Glowstick – Unicorn Puke – Four Leaf Clover
Row 2 – Summer Solstice – Superbia – Blizzard – Clawdeen – Sookie
Row 3 – Zombie Cupcake – Black Ice

Price
$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

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.

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    • Sirvinya

      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!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Sirvinya Thanks B :) Which colors do you have?

    • staticheartsx

      i love her stuff! she’s so sweet too

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        staticheartsx That’s great to hear :)

    • Mellyora

      I really love VIE. Their glosses are also fabulous, very pigmented with good wear time.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Mellyora Oh good to know! I haven’t tried a gloss yet, but I’ve been eyeing them.

    • leahofoz

      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.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        leahofoz Yes, I’m glad they’re not glitter bombs!

    • kissmysparkle

      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!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        kissmysparkle I tried very hard! I also have a video of the swatches to edit.

    • ravensekhmet

      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 :)

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        ravensekhmet Yay, glad to hear it!

    • Makeupfancy

      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!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Makeupfancy Yes, Superbia is lighter in hue than XTC (which is a brighter purple). Superbia is gorgeous.

    • Wendi Girven

      Lovely swatches!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        Wendi Girven Yay thank you :)

    • DesireeShantellHollis

      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. :(

    • DesireeShantellHollis

      I have several VIE shadows but I had to put them up because they are unusable. :(

    • http://www.LuminousLacquer.com/ LuminousLacquer

      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!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        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.

    • UneLuneBleue

      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!

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        UneLuneBleue Wow, I’m surprised!

    • annak1

      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.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        annak1 Yes you gotta check it out :)

    • KimberlyLagosiPurcell

      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.

      • http://www.Phyrra.net/ Phyrra

        KimberlyLagosiPurcell Yay! glad you like :)

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    • JenniferClark

      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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    • jaruka

      Superbia is gorge!