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Oslo Cosmetics Review Part I feat. Vela, Lyra, Carinae, Doradus, and A Song of Ice and Fire

My general impression of Oslo Cosmetics has been great so far. I think a mineral shadow’s quality is obviously good if you’ve been reaching for them more than your more convenient eyeshadows, which has been the case for me.

Here are a few looks using some of my new shadows. I’ll make a part two soon, even though I’ve covered most of the colors here anyway.

Vela & Lyra
Oslo P1 - Vela, Lyra - Face

Vela looks scary dark in the pot, but it’s actually really lovely on the lid. It’s a green-blue duochrome that translates onto the lid as a brown with a green-blue sheen, depending on the light. It’s great for a daytime smoky eye. Lyra was just used to smudge under the lower lash line here. It’s a blackened plum/orchid but the purple-y parts don’t really show up unless you pack it on. I’ll have a look in part two of this review that will feature Lyra more as a lid color.

Oslo P1 - Vela, Lyra - Eyes

Doradus & A Song of Ice and Fire
Oslo P1 - ASoIaF, Doradus - Face

Doradus is a color that also looks quite dark in the tub, but it is actually a great lid color, too. A Song of Ice and Fire is one of the most beautiful colors I have ever seen—a deep, blackened purple with blue sparks—but the sparks don’t really translate well when worn. I think if I did it as a lid color, it would be more obvious.

Oslo P1 - ASoIaF, Doradus

Here’s A Song of Ice and Fire as a (messy) liner:

Oslo P1 - ASoIaF - Eyes

Oslo Cosmetics - Carina Blush - Face 1

Carinae is a beautiful pinky-gold that supposedly has a slight green shift to it. I can see it, but not really a lot if you know what I mean. It’s a pretty all-over lid color that looks fairly natural.

Carinae and A Song of Ice and Fire over LUSH Cream Shadow in Sophisticated
Carinae and ASoIaF over Sophisticated

Here, I wore Carinae on the inner 2/3 of the eye, with A Song of Ice and Fire on the outer corner and blended out. I lined my upper lash line with the Urban Decay liner in Ultraviolet, which turns out to have a bit of fall-out/smudging problems. This is the first time I wore a cream shadow under the shadows, instead of the usual neutral eye base or primer.

Carinae and ASoIaF over Sophisticated - Eyes

So far, I’m really, really, really happy with my purchases. So far, it is my favorite texture of loose eyeshadows because I feel like its clumpy formulation makes it a) less likely to have fall-out, and b) makes it a bit creamier and easy to blend. Stay tuned for part 2, where I take a better look at Lyra (again), Pyxis, Ara, Noctem, Orphicus, and Equinox.

Oslo Cosmetics is vegan and cruelty-free.


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