Monday, August 28, 2017

Talk About Cosmetics - Osmosis Mineral Matte Eye Shadow Duos

It's so easy to fall into a makeup rut. It's like we get stuck on autopilot using the same products to create the same look sometimes. I, however, love to play with different products so when I find a brand I've never tried before I get really excited. I had heard a little bit about Osmosis Cosmeceuticals but had never tried any of their products until their Mineral Matte Eye Shadow Duos came into my life. I'm going to kind of spoil the rest of this review by simply saying that I'm completely in love with these pigmented little gems.

There are 5 duos and I've tried 3 of these pretty pairs. Matte is my absolute favorite formula when it comes to anything I apply on my lids so these were made for people like me. They have become my go-to's because they are the most perfect staple shadows for everyday wear that you'll ever come across.

There are 2 purple toned duos (Mystic Mulberry and Crimson Cream) and 3 that are brown-based, which are the ones that I selected.

Chocolate Brulee is a dark neutral brown paired with a light cream.

Sienna Dusk is a very warm pair featuring a medium red-based brown and a light tan.

Truffle Bliss is a combination of a medium cool-toned brown and a light greige.

I love all 3 duos. I expected to love Truffle Bliss most, though, but this summer I've been all about the really warm colors so I've been gravitating towards Sienna Dusk a lot. Chocolate Brulee is a great pair to grab when you're wanting to make a look more dramatic. I think you can easily wear a single duo for a great full look but you can also mix and match to create a custom look if you so choose.

The formulation is so smooth and beautiful. If these babies are any indication of how good the rest of this line is I'll need to pick some other products up ASAP. They are beyond nice. They're rich and luxurious, which isn't something I would normally say to describe eye shadow. They are buttery and softer than soft. They blend so easily and last wonderfully throughout the day. They are seriously long-wearing. I'm really impressed with the pigmentation and the quality of these shadows. The darker shades are especially incredible.

You can apply these for a soft look whether you're going for that "no-makeup-makeup look" or create a romantic, flirty look or build them up for something more dramatic. They're really versatile.

The only thing I don't love is that they have a bit of a rose scent to them. The smell doesn't linger, though, so it's something I don't really mind in the end but it's just something to note.

The packaging is also really great. I like how simple they are. The cases are magnetized so the lids stay closed and if you have more than one they actually stay together, which is nice.

The brand is Leaping Bunny Certified. They also use non-toxic ingredients to create their products and they believe in being good for our bodies and also the environment. Their website states, "We maintain sustainability by using recyclable packaging and materials, BPA and BPS free bottles, and using natural or eco certified ingredients. We design our products to have minimal packaging and maximize the bottle usage so there is limited waste. We are compliant with California Prop 65 as well as the California Air Resource Board with all of our ingredients. Osmosis continues sustainability support by respecting animal life and does not test or harm animals."

Here are some swatches. 
Truffle Bliss, Chocolate Brulee, & Sienna Dusk
I'll post a photo of me wearing these once I start feeling better. By the way, thank you all so much for being so understanding during my health crisis. I appreciate the kind words and well wishes more than I can explain.

To learn more about the company you can visit their website. You can also find them on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

(FTC: These products were sent to me for free for review consideration. I am not being compensated for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.) 


  1. such lovely shades
    personally liked Truffle Bliss

  2. It is so nice that there are cosmetics in USA that are so well made yet bio-friendly...........even the containers are bio-degradable...........searching so hard for things like these in my country with no luck

    1. I am so sorry to hear that. Maybe soon they'll start selling healthier products in your country!

  3. I would love to try the Brighten mask.


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