Sunday, November 21, 2010

Persephone Minerals Sailor Senshi Review and Swatches


Persephone Minerals is an Etsy shop that sells eye shadow. It is run by Victoria, who is a total sweetheart. Not long after I started lurking her shop she started releasing Sailor Senshi sets. Now, if you know me you know I'm pretty much obsessed with anything Sailor Moon. This was taken last Halloween: ..Yeah. This is what you're dealing with. Needless to say, I was all over it. After lots of hemming and hawing I finally decided I was going to get the Mercury set first. Ami isn't my favorite Sailor Scout, but I enjoy blues and these looked so pretty. She's having a special where if you get a full size set you can get a free sample set (excluding the Sailor Moon one because it's bigger). For my sample set I decided on Sailor Venus. The full size Senshi sets are $25 and come with five colors (excluding Sailor Moon which has 12 and is $55). This is a special price that will be going up after the holidays. That's a pretty good deal if you ask me.
Shipping was really reasonable at $3.75 and everything came in a bubble mailer. I got my order in about 5 days, which is really quick! As you can see everything came in two little organza pouches (I do this too, it's a nice touch).
Here is the Mercury set, the Venus sample set (jars! thank the lord!) and also a free sample of "Deviant Dasher" from a Christmas collection.
Sample size compared to full size. Considering I paid $25 for one full size set and got five more of those samples free, that's pretty amazing.

SWATCHES! (all swatched over Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy)
Sailor Mercury: Color Descriptions (from Etsy listing):
Ami: a deeper, black based blue with blue microfine glitters
Sailor Mercury: a nice medium-dark blue with sparkles of aqua and gold
Princess Mercury: just the faintest touch of super shimmering blue. Very light & soft
Mercury Crystal Power: an amazing DUOCHROME shift from gold to bright blue. It is chock full of sparkles of gold and pink (this is spot on!!)
Mercury Aqua Rhapsody: Blue with various shades of blue sparkles,white sparkles, & aqua sparkles

Sailor Venus:Princess Venus: the faintest touch of orange-yellow
Minako: a nice yellow-blond color full of microfine red glitters
Venus Crystal Power: a slight shift from orange to gold, chock full of pink and gold sparkle
Sailor Venus: bright orange filled with microfine yellow and blue glitters
Venus Love & Beauty Shock: bright orange-yellow-gold, chock full of white,orange, and gold glitters

Here is a simple look I did today using all the Venus colors except for Love & Beauty Shock:
I was honestly BLOWN AWAY by these shadows. For such a new company (for any company, for that matter) they are amazing. I LOVE the "Crystal Power" ones they are so complex and gorgeous! To be honest, I'd buy these no matter what just for the novelty of it, but they really are awesome. I hate to rave so much, but I'm honestly super impressed. I WILL be getting the rest of the Sailor Senshi collection, I'm excited about Sailor Mars (my favorite scout) and Sailor Moon, which has some gorgeous golds. Persephone Minerals, you have my seal of approval.

Be on the lookout for a FIERCE EOTD using all of the Sailor Mercury set!

Have a lovely Sunday evening!

24 comments:

  1. I've been wondering about these! I really like the Jupiter set as well as the full Sailor Moon set... Moon Crystal Power looks amazing.

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  2. I love the Venus Crystal Power!

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  3. The crystal power colors look so pretty! :o Great swatches, and they really do seem like nice colors.

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  4. These are beautiful shadows! I have to admit I have no clue what Sailor Senshi is.... I'm assuming it is a cartoon or video game? :) You will have to forgive me! Anyways, I have been hearing a lot of great things about Persephone! Thanks for the swatches!

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  5. They really are wonderful! They stay on all day, too.

    The Peach: I can't believe you've never heard of Sailor Moon! It's an anime from the 90's about a young girl super hero and her friends(the Sailor Senshi). I'm a total dork for Sailor Moon haha

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  6. I think I'm going to get ALL the Crystal Power ones. And I'm going to ask for the Sailor Moon DVDs for Christmas xD

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  7. Sailor Moon, my favorite Anime! You were Sailor Moon for Halloween ahhhhhhhhh that's so awesome!

    These colors look amazing and omg MERCURY CRYSTAL POWER..... I must have it. I'm dying. Any duochrome with gold is a must have for me. Thanks for the pics!!!

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  8. These are all so pretty, the Sailor Venus colours look great on you.

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  9. I love your Sailor Moon Halloween costume! (As well as your boyfriend's Death Note costume)

    I like that indie makeup brands are coming out with collections based off of anime and video games. The Venus colours are gorgeous and capture her character really well. From what I've seen she has done a great job with all of the Sailor Senshi sets.

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  10. OMG I love the swatches! So gorgeous!

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  11. Great pigments!
    Here is my blog, for whenever you feel like visiting!Dont forget to participate in the prize giveaway!Love from Athens!
    http://beauty-is-within.blogspot.com/

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  12. These look absolutely gorgeous! Love all the blue shades cos I'm actually liking any sort of blue/green shadows at the min - I reckon you could create some seriously eye catching OTT looks with those :)

    The golden toned ones are lovely too! I find metallic gold shades really warm up my face and make me look a bit brighter and more vibrant for some reason

    Great EOTF - thats some perfectly applied liner you've got there! ♥

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  13. I really really want every set of the Sailor collection :) I also grew up on Sailor Moon, I loved learning the lyrics in Japanese and showing off to my friends. haha.

    That looks really good on you! I love gold eyeshadow with golden brown eyes, looks so good.
    -Anna

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  14. I really really want every set of the Sailor collection :) I also grew up on Sailor Moon, I loved learning the lyrics in Japanese and showing off to my friends. haha.

    That looks really good on you! I love gold eyeshadow with golden brown eyes, looks so good.
    -Anna

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  15. These look absolutely gorgeous! Love all the blue shades cos I'm actually liking any sort of blue/green shadows at the min - I reckon you could create some seriously eye catching OTT looks with those :)

    The golden toned ones are lovely too! I find metallic gold shades really warm up my face and make me look a bit brighter and more vibrant for some reason

    Great EOTF - thats some perfectly applied liner you've got there! ♥

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  16. Great pigments!
    Here is my blog, for whenever you feel like visiting!Dont forget to participate in the prize giveaway!Love from Athens!
    http://beauty-is-within.blogspot.com/

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  17. OMG I love the swatches! So gorgeous!

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  18. These are all so pretty, the Sailor Venus colours look great on you.

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  19. Sailor Moon, my favorite Anime! You were Sailor Moon for Halloween ahhhhhhhhh that's so awesome!

    These colors look amazing and omg MERCURY CRYSTAL POWER..... I must have it. I'm dying. Any duochrome with gold is a must have for me. Thanks for the pics!!!

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  20. I think I'm going to get ALL the Crystal Power ones. And I'm going to ask for the Sailor Moon DVDs for Christmas xD

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  21. They really are wonderful! They stay on all day, too.

    The Peach: I can't believe you've never heard of Sailor Moon! It's an anime from the 90's about a young girl super hero and her friends(the Sailor Senshi). I'm a total dork for Sailor Moon haha

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  22. These are beautiful shadows! I have to admit I have no clue what Sailor Senshi is.... I'm assuming it is a cartoon or video game? :) You will have to forgive me! Anyways, I have been hearing a lot of great things about Persephone! Thanks for the swatches!

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  23. The crystal power colors look so pretty! :o Great swatches, and they really do seem like nice colors.

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  24. I love the Venus Crystal Power!

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