Friday, April 17, 2009

Raving Beauty Cosmetics-- A Raving Success

Thanks to Annette (TheLoveForMakeup on YouTube) I had the opportunity to try a few mineral shadows from her new cosmetics line-- Raving Beauty Cosmetics
She offers a wide range of mineral shadows, as well as an eyeshadow primer, lip glosses and lipsticks at affordable prices. Her cosmetics are a wonderful addition to any collection and at this price who wouldn't want to give them a try?! All mineral shadows come in a sealed, full, 5 gram jar with sifter packaged separately (a feature that I really like) and cost $5 individually.

The three colors I received were:

Sparkle Beige: described as " The barest hint of beige/rose color coupled with high sheen. Excellent for highlighting."

Gentle Brown: "A pretty soft brown."

Dark Chocolate: "Deeper Brown Copper."

Here are some swatches and comparisons:

These shadows performed very well over both UDPP (Urban Decay Primer Potion) and MAC paint pots. They stayed all day, had excellent pigmentation and were beautiful to boot. I will be updating tomorrow with an eye makeup look (Eye of the Day-- EOTD) using these three shades. My favorite color was the Dark Chocolate. It bared a striking resemblance to MAC Chocolate Brown just slightly darker in tone. This color had just the right amount of shimmer and such rich color that it was bound to be my fav right from the beginning.
The sparkle beige is an excellent highlighter and offers a very shimmery finish which is great for the summer and spring--very fun.
Gentle brown was the most surprising color by far. In the jar it seemed a bit bland but once applied there was almost a duo chrome effect which turned this color from boring to wow in no time flat. I found that layering this color more gave the fore mentioned effect.
Overall, I'd highly recommend Raving Beauty Cosmetics. Not only are the products great quality, and the owner a wonderful person but they are also a great deal. In these times of recession spend your money in a smart way and support a fellow beauty buff!


  1. Oh, these look so pretty. These would make great neutral colors. That is what I wear mostly. Thanks for the great swatches!

  2. Lovely colors. Definitely i will check out these products...

  3. Really Nice Post. I love the video tutorial.