You know you like my visuals. :)
After being so impressed with the Sailor Mercury and Sailor Venus sets(see my review and swatches here), I decided to place another order from Persephone Minerals for Mars and Jupiter. I got the full size set of Mars with the free sample set of Jupiter. It's kind of cool that it worked out that way because as a kid Jupiter was always my favorite, and Mars is my favorite now. I know, I'm super cool.
In just the short amount of time between now and the last time I ordered, the packaging has improved. The full size jars now have a nice shiny silver label and the names are printed on the bottom instead of hand written like before.
Jupiter:Please excuse my messy swatches. I'm left handed but have to swatch with my right hand in order to get a good picture so sometimes it's not as pretty as it could be. Anyway, I'm in love with "Princess Jupiter." It's the perfect minty green color. I also love Sailor Jupiter, it's just like her uniform: medium green with noticeable pink sparkles. This collection was the one I was the least excited about, mainly because I don't wear greens much for some reason, but I really love it. I can already tell Princess Jupiter is going to get used up.
Mars:If you love red eyeshadow, you NEED this set. Mars Crystal Power is AMAZING (just like all of the "crystal powers," I've found) and Mars Flame Sniper is so sparkly it almost hurts my eyes. I wouldn't say Princess Mars is a light red, but it's definitely a soft red if that makes any sense. Rei is a gorgeous crease color. That's actually the one I've used the most so far. I can't wait to play around with these more.
I've noticed that all of these sets follow the same pattern. The ones named after their actual names (Rei, Makoto, Ami, Minako) are inspired by their hair colors. The ones named after their sailor names, like Sailor Mars, are inspired by the colors of their outfits. The "Princess" ones are soft, light versions of the theme colors, and the ones named after their special attacks are very sparkly and intense. The "Crystal Power" ones are all AMAZING duo chromes. If you don't get any other colors from these sets, I highly recommend all the "Crystal Power" shades. I wear Mercury Crystal Power ALL THE TIME, it's one of my favorite eye shadows ever.
What do you guys think? Have you tried Persephone yet or plan on it? I'm hoping to try out some of her other collections, the "Exotic Dance" one looks so pretty!