Detrivore Cosmetics is an indie gem. The Graveyard Collection exemplifies this beautifully. Consisting mainly of neutrals, this collection is made up of 22 loose matte eyeshadows. I own 20 of them and will be showing you 10 of them today.
All swatches taken under daylight bulb, no flash, and no primer was used. Click each image to enlarge.
Ossuary: Hard to see in this swatch as it is close to my skintone. On me, it's the perfect all-over lid shade to neutralize or use as a base. Would make a nice highlighting shade on darker skintones.
Mourning: An orangey beige; another good all-over lid colour.
Sarcophagus: A warm orangey-brown. Not my fave as I prefer cooler browns, but I bet it would look nice on warmer skintones!
Mortician: The essential matte black. The swatch was sweeped on with a brush, but you can get even more opacity by packing it on. A definite must if you don't already own the perfect matte black!
Adipocere: A gorgeous, cool grey. Would make a great smokey eye with Mortician.
Exhumation: Another brown on the warm side, but one I quite like on myself. Nice crease shade for lighter looks, or lid shade paired with Funeral.
Funeral: Yummy darker brown! Love it in the crease.
Tomb: Pretty, dusty taupe/lilac shade. One of my favourites!
Casket: A pale pinkish lavender. Leans slightler more pink than my photo shows.
Each shade costs $6 USD for a 5 gram jar. The texture of these is amazing -- many mattes are on the chalky side, but these are the exact opposite. Each shade is nicely pigmented but can also be toned down by using a light hand and lots of blending. And do they ever blend seamlessly! They are some of the easiest shadows to work with that I've tried, excelling in pretty much every area you can think of. Being loose, fallout can occur but I haven't much issue when I tap the excess into the lid of the jar.
I can't recommend The Graveyard Collection enough to those who love neutrals and mattes, as well as those who are new to indie loose shadows. It is beautiful, inexpensive, and so great to work with!
Stay tuned for 10 more swatches, coming Sunday or Monday, as I'm taking off for the weekend. ;)
Ingredients: Sericite Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Carnauba Wax, Magnesium Myristrate, Myristic Acid, Magnesium Hydroxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Manganese Violet, and Ferric Ferrocyanide.
Have you tried anything by Detrivore? Do you like mattes/neutrals? Let me know!
Products purchased myself. All opinions are my own.
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