Friday, June 18, 2010

Origins Eyeshadow in Frosty Fudge

purchase for free shipping by picking up an eyeshadow and You know how you look for an item to get you up to the free shipping threshold for on line orders? You know how you usually look for things like Q-Tips or Pantyhose or some other small item? well instead of Q-Tips I get Taupe Eyeshadow. I usually try to round up to the minimumpreferably in taupe. This time, during a recent purchase I found myself lacking the total to get free instead of buying contact solution or breathe right strips I got Origins eyeshadow in Frosty Fudge!

I know what you all are thinking. "Elvira! You don't need another taupe eyeshadow! Don't you have like 3 kazillion of them already?" And here is my response oh judgemental reader.
Yes. I do in fact have 3 kazillion taupe shadows but YOU don't and I'm your humble taupe servant and I NEED to review all taupe shadows so YOU my lovely reader will find the perfect taupe for your collection. I buy taupes so you don't have to....or so you can too....whichever works for you.

OK. Now that I have successfully rebuffed your Judgey McJudgeypants comment I can go on with the review. You never know. You might just thank me. Most likely you will curse me, but I'm cool with that. I like hearing new swear words and teaching them to Darthypie to use at school. Then I act all shocked when the teachers tell me what he said that day. It's great fun. Last week he was using "poopy butt", which by the way I had been saying to him for ages since he was in diapers and actually had a poopy butt when I was changing him. I had no idea this was a bad thing to I know...and knowing is half the battle. Come to think of it. I guess I shouldn't be taking about Darthypie's poopy butt when I'm reviewing an eyeshadow with the word "fudge" in the name. Oh well. Too late. The image has been created.

So the eyeshadow from Origins was a first for me. I have been somewhat neutral about Origins. It's not that I don't like them, it's just I never considered them for color cosmetics. I saw them more for skincare...they have an excellent charcoal mask you all should try. I figured why not try's taupe after all!

Now I apologize that my EOTD does not show the true glory of this beautiful neutral dark taupe. It's really not happy with it at all, so don't judge the shadow by my poor application. Imagine MAC Greasepaint Stick in Dirty, but in powder form! Yes. The color is excellent, and unlike the greasepaint stick from MAC, the POWDER shadow for Origins is blendable, long lasting and smooth in application. Now imagine using the Dirty Greasepaint Stick under Origins Frosty Fudge eyeshadow...yeah. you know it would look awesome. Sadly I didn't have time to do that kind of eye to show you, but just imagine also might help get that other image from earlier out of your head.

Do you NEED this? Yes. I think for $14 USD and for the same amount of a MAC shadow this is an excellent taupe to add to your collection. It's a great neutral that goes well with warm and cool colors. It makes a super crease color and would make an excellent smokey eye. It's awesome as a liner color, because there is little to no powder fallout and it's not too frosty that it would make some of us with older eyelids look even more ancient. Best yet, the formula is creamy and soft and the powder is insanely pigmented, yet is blends effortlessly. I would buy other shades from Origins in the future.


  1. You need their mushroom eyeliner as well which is also taupe! I use it with this eye shadow. I like their charcoal mask too.

  2. Um so when did having 3 Kazillion Taupes become bad???

    I've never tried any Origins cosmetic products, but now I'm rethinking that.

    Taupe= Friend

  3. I have this and have loved it for a while - I wear it with Origins Celestial Shimmer which you need. It's a neutral champagney gold. Gold Dust is another fave - the perfect neutral gold. Their pastel shades suck though...I also suggest everyone check out the moisturizing Rain and Shine lipstick in Sugared Toffee. It's similar to Nars Dolce Vita only more pigmented and smoother on the lips, like a balm. A staple in my purse!

  4. you have awesome liner skills. I am jealous! your blog tells me there's no such thing as too many taupes, love it! xx

  5. Super pretty taupe! I've never bought cosmetics from Origins before.
    Too much taupe is like too much chocolate. Doesn't exist, don't even think about it.
    Excited for Chanel Taupe Grise, E?

  6. Having just found this eyeshadow on, I thank you for your great (and funny) review.


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