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Dear Blue Eyeshadows, don’t worry – you are still the love of my life. But sometimes I just need variety.
Purple is like my eyeshadow color mistress – I just can’t tear myself away no matter how much I love blue!
Everyday Minerals Art Girl Eyeshadow Rollerball is one of my most-recent purple purchases. Super excited when I pressed the Add to Bag button because the purple on the site looks more grape juice and vibrant. In person, it’s deeper. Still a gorgeous color nonetheless, just doesn’t get my heart pumping and racing as much.
Everyday Minerals Art Girl Eyeshadow Swatches & Photos
- √ Beautiful deep shimmery purple
√ Goes on evenly
√ Good for touch-ups
X No mess
- Name: Everyday Minerals Art Girl Eyeshadow Rollerball
- Amount: 0.03oz Mini size ($7.00) or 0.1g Travel Rollerball ($4.50)
- What I Paid: $$4.50 USD
- Ingredients: Mica, Lauryol Lysine; May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide
- Other Colors Available:
- Matte: Bedtime, Bird House, Bundled Up, Dreaming Dandy, Driftwood, Love Letters, Movie Night, Rare Silk, Swing Set, Tide Pool, Wallaby, Wild Flowers, Parasail, Nutmeg, Monsoon, Everylasting Love
- Pearl: Autumn Afternoon, Ballet Slippers, Bubble Tea, Butterfly Kisses, Comfy, Cypress, Good China, Hot Chocolate, In the Garden, Laptop, On the Phone, Room Addition, Scented Candles, Shopping Spree, Starlit, Late Checkout, Cardamon, Free Wheelin’ Denim, Marvel Denim Universe, Hipster Hippo, Sea Horse, Taj Mahal, Lip Lock, Mall Punk, Heart 2 Shop, Prettier in Pink, Ado to You, Smokey Pink
- Shimmer: Anna Karenina, Boardwalk, Chamomile, Diary, Floating Feathers, Funnel Cake, Ginger Peach, Jane Eyre, Mystic Night, Net Surfing, Oasis, Pressed Olive, Romance Novel, Samba Lessons, Starry Eyed, Well Being, Wine Tasting, Kayak, Wood Sorrel, Queen Anne’s Lace, All Spice, Juniper, Vintage Denim, At the Zoo, Rock Anthem, Little Black Dress, Wish You Were Here, Volcano Blossom, Passion Passport, Bronze Medal
- Where to Buy: Everyday Minerals website
Everyday Minerals Art Girl Review
The actual color of Everyday Minerals Art Girl is more of a midnight purple with sparkling shimmer. It’s pretty, but a little too dark for me. I think lighter shades complement my eye color more since they open my peepers up.
Everyday Minerals Art Girl Eye Shadow has incredible color payoff. One glide/layer of this gives you incredibly intense color. You don’t need to apply a second time over the same spot in order to get the final shade.
Staying Power & Blendability
Well, here’s where it’s not so good. Art Girl by Everyday Minerals needs to be worn over a primer. Otherwise, it fades, creases and disappears into thin air. But with a good primer, it’ll last you through the entire day.
A primer doesn’t intensify the shadow’s color though because it’s very pigmented on its own. But if you want to blend the color, a primer is a must. When you blend this shadow without a primer, the color fades into a barely-there dusty plum shade. Only a few light strokes will blend the shadow out. So primer it up!
I got Everyday Minerals Art Girl in the travel sized, which is the rollerball. I’ve experimented with many rollerball products before, and they’d clog! I haven’t experienced that with this at all. It comes out smoothly and glides on evenly.
But I find that the ball is a little bit too big. It’s hard to apply shadow in the corners of the eyelids. Also, it distributes just a little bit too much for a thicker-than-what-I-need application on the lid. This causes a bit of fallout, but not a lot.
AMOA (Austin Museum of Art)
Purchasing Everyday Minerals Art Girl Eye Shadow means you’re contributing the AMOA. All proceeds will go to help the Art School Expansion Project and Scholarship Fund. (Everyday Minerals is based in Austin, Texas.)
Final Verdict: 7.3/10
The color is pretty, but I’m not crazy in love with it. I would definitely not repurchase this color again if I run out (I doubt I will ever finish it).
What do you think of this deep purple? Have you tried other eyeshadow rollerballs before?