Coffin Colors aren't the type of colors that are made to be blended nicely for a subtle effect.
Coffin Colors are loud and pushy in all the right ways. They stand up and say "HEY! Now tell me I'm pretty, bitch!"
And, you know what? How do you not love that in an eye shadow?
My Coffin Color order arrived last night, a mere five days after I had placed the order. It came with an extra sample (which is what I'll be giving away in the contest) and a Coffin Color button (which you can't have because it's mine).
Of course, I had to try some out right away. I used my fancy eye shadow brush to slide some Girl Pants
I was really impressed by how much the color on my eyes was the same as the color in the jar. It didn't fade or get absorbed into my eye lid or whatever it is that happens with regular eye shadow. The color was bright and true and, yes, somewhat lighter than in the jar, sure, but what do you expect, exactly, it's powder? I'm pretty sure that, had I applied a second "coat", it would have been exactly the same shade as the powder in the jar. But I don't need that. So I didn't.
I have tried the bright, funky, wild eye shadows before and have always been disappointed at how they disappear and fade out when I put them on. That is not an issue with Coffin Color, and I love that! I don't have to try to guess what color it's going to be when I put it on, because it already is that color. For me, that is so awesome, not to mention helpful, because I am so not suave when it comes to these things, and I can use all the help I can get. Seriously.
This is what happens with loose powder eye shadow when you're as suave as I am:
And they are serious about the eye shadow's staying power! I had to use actual soap to get the strays off.
Much better after a clean up:
And, of course, because they have much better lighting than my bathroom, a picture from Mr. Pickle:
Obviously, the pictures do not do the colors justice. These are serious colors and they really pop. I am totally wearing these to work today, and I cannot wait. I'm sure I'll get lots of looks and double-takes, especially since I really don't wear much makeup. But that's ok.
At least I'll be pretty!