Mica Beauty Bronze Mineral Eyeshadow Review

 Mica Beauty says their Mineral Eyeshadows offer a "unique formula" that's "extremely gentle, free of preservatives, chemicals, dyes, talc, oils, and other fillers". Mica Beauty, formerly Micabella, also promises that their loose mineral shadows will "look ultra smooth and stay put for hours without creasing or pulling the delicate eye area." Each Mica Beauty Mineral Eyeshadow contains 2.5 grams and retails for $14.95. I received this pigment in my August Ipsy Bag. This is a cruelty free brand. This pigment was made in the USA. Mica Beauty products are available through the brand's website, which ships to the US, South Africa, Australia, and the United Kingdom.

Packaging for Mica Beauty's pigment is simple - a clear plastic jar with a black screw on lid bearing the company name. The product and shade names and a ingredient list can be found on a label on the bottom of the jar. Inside is a sifter with three small holes that let out only a small amount of product at a time. Don't like sifters? Don't fret, this one pops right out. Packaging is recyclable. 
 Mica Beauty's Bronze Mineral Eyeshadow is a soft, smooth loose eyeshadow. This pigment is easy to apply and blends nicely, though it does cause a moderate amount of fallout. Mica Beauty's Bronze is adequately pigmented, but not impressively so. Primer, base, or foiling barely increase this pigment's potency. Actually, I find that this eyeshadow responds poorly to foiling, they pigment doesn't bind together, it separates instead; also its quicker to crease when applied wet. Bronze has subpar wear - worn over a primer this loose mineral shadow begins to fade after four hours, starts to crease at five hours, and is essentially gone by seven hours. 
Mica Beauty's Bronze Mineral Eyeshadow is a pretty color. A warm, very metallic gold with just the slightest touch of pink to it. Bronze showed up slightly oranger in my photos than it truly is. The metallic finish can be quite strong, almost reflective. Bases and foiling don't seem to warp the color much.
Mica Beauty's Mineral Eyeshadow in Bronze is quite average. The texture is soft, powdery, and blendable. Pigmentation is middle of the road. To me, the high point of this product is the color - Bronze is pretty and highly metallic. I experimented with wearing this pigment in a sheer dusting as a highlighter, and while it was too strong and warm for my skin it would likely look nice on darker skin tones. I'll continue to use Mica Beauty's Bronze Mineral Eyeshadow from time to time, but I would not recommend, and would not repurchase this product. In my opinion, fifteen bucks is expensive for a mica based pigment - you can get a half pound of pure mica for like $10 bucks. I much preferred BA Star's Bronze pigment over Mica Beauty's. 




Ingredients:
Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Carmine 



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3 comments

  1. Gorgeous! I still have yet to try mine out. It sitting in my makeup collection waiting to be used!

    Des Simple Charm Beauty

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  2. I love a good metallic bronze color! Thanks for sharing, I'll have to check this out!

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  3. Gold just like Mary's heart n.n

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