It’s Halloween! I was hoping I’d be able to churn out a few more October-y blog posts before the end of this month, but I buried myself under a truckload of commitments and it just didn’t happen. It turns out that sewing a toddler-sized Snow White costume for my daughter is a lot more time-consuming than I had ever anticipated. Fortunately for you, I’m not that excited about November, so I’ll just keep pretending it’s October until Christmas rolls around. Good? Good.
On my quest to find the most awesome indie cosmetics companies ever, Lunatick Cosmetic Labs popped up on my radar and I just had to have one of their horror-themed palettes for $35.00. Because, you know, I don’t have enough eye shadow palettes already. The palette showed up on my doorstep in no time in a black and white striped box filled with confetti with a personal thank you note attached. It made me feel pretty dang special.
Oracle is housed in a coffin-shaped cardboard case with a bat-shaped mirror. I’m not a fan of the outside, but the inside is printed with all of the classic horror characters and various supernatural-related things. I freaking love it. It contains five gorgeous shades and a clear plastic presser disc for each one. The shadows are 100% vegan, talc free, & cruelty free, so if you’re into that sort of thing or if you have sensitive eyes and skin, these are worth trying out.
From left to right:
Intuition-A shimmery silver.
Spirit-A shimmery yellow-gold.
Premonition-A sparkly, slightly neon salmon pink with a matte base.
HooDoo-A sparkly periwinkle with a matte base.
Summon-A sparkly black with a matte base.
As always, I swatched the shadows dry with no primer. As you can see, all of them, with the exception of Intuition, have incredible pigmentation. Spirit is slightly patchy, but with primer, all of the shades perform very well and can be worn all day long without creasing. They do have a bit of glitter fallout, the metallic shades being the worst offenders, but that doesn’t make me hate them. One of the things I love most about these shadows is that they look exactly the same on my eyelids as they do in the pan. The texture is very soft and creamy, allowing them to go on smoothly and effortlessly transfer lots and lots of color. Since these shadows are so soft (like really, really soft), I would probably never travel with this palette. I’m assuming the presser discs are included because the shadows are so fragile. After all, their website says to HANDLE WITH CARE. I think that is probably part of what makes them perform so well, though. It’s a minor issue for me.
Here is how they look:
I usually get frustrated with palettes that don’t have enough neutrals to balance out the more vibrant colors, and I thought this one was going to have that same problem. However, Intuition, Spirit, and Summon are just neutral enough to really play up Premonition and HooDoo without being too out there, so I don’t find myself having to reach for another palette to make this one work. As a whole, this is a pretty solid palette, and I’ve already added more to my wish list.