I’m very excited to share this post with you today because I’ve had a great time creating some eye makeup looks for you all using Marsk Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows! But before that, I thought I’d share some more information about the Marsk brand. Some of you may be familiar with the brand as their products have been included in past beauty subscription boxes from Lust Have It but for those of you who are new to the brand, here is some information about the lovely Rebekah, the founder of Marsk:
Marsk Cosmetics is a Sydney and London based brand offering a range of natural, certified organic and assured cruelty free cosmetics from foundations, eyeshadows, bronzers, blush, eyeliners and even makeup brushes! All the ingredients are sourced from Australia, Europe and the US with only the highest quality materials used.
The eyeshadows come in a range of beautiful shades from the basics, to neutrals and eye popping bolds. These mineral eyeshadows are milled extremely finely, making them a dream to work with, wet or dry. They are very nicely pigmented and have a creamy soft and extremely smooth texture, allowing them to glide onto the eyes effortlessly. Easily blendable and with little fallout, these shadows would be great for both professionals and amateurs like myself because they are so easy to work with.
In the past, one of the main things that has stopped me from using any type of loose product is that it can cause a bit of a mess but the stoppers in this packaging really help to ensure that there is no mess when using these loose shadows as they don’t dispense too much product at a time.
Below are swatches of the shades I used to create my looks as well as a short description about them.
- Rich List – ‘A touch of this glitzy gold will have your eyes looking like a million dollars.’
- You’re Toast – ‘A great neutral brown resembling a wonderful slice of fresh toast, well done of course!’
- Vanilla Frosting – ‘A glimmering white that will highlight the eyes and define the brows.’
- Black Comedy – ‘A black shimmer that is a must-have for that gorgeous smoky look.’
With these shadows, I decided to create 3 different looks suitable for different occasions – a day look, a night look, a more glitz and glam look! I hope you all enjoy the range of looks I created with these Marsk Shadows as much as I enjoyed creating them. I am definitely no where near a makeup artist’s standard but I am quite happy with how they turned out!
THE DAY LOOK
Whether you’re going to work, heading to Uni or just popping to the shops, I think this look is a great, quick and easy, fresh and polished makeup look. I applied a light touch of You’re Toast all over the eyelid and blended it into the crease to give a soft natural wash of colour that’ll also help hide any red or dark veins on the eyelid. Using a finger, I then patted Vanilla Frosting into the inner corner of the eyes – this helps to brighten up the eyes and make them seem larger and more awake. I finished off with a thin application of liner to thicken up the lash line, curled my lashes to open up the eyes and then coated both my top and bottom lashes with mascara.
THE NIGHT LOOK
When people think eye makeup for nighttime, almost everybody thinks ‘dark smokey eye’ but it doesn’t suit everybody unfortunately! I prefer to go for a softer approach as it wont close up the eyes too much but still has some drama to it. I applied Rich List all over the eyelid and around the inner corner of my eye, bringing it half way across the bottom lash line as well. With Black Comedy, I blended it into the outer third of my eyelid and extended outwards, reapplied some more shadow and blended again to create depth to the eye, as opposed to just a dark shade sitting on my eye. I repeated this step until I was happy with how it looked. I then took a cotton bud soaked with makeup remover and from the outside corner of my eye, dragged it upwards to create a clean, crisp wing that the blending of Black Comedy had created. On the lower lash line, I blended Black Comedy in and towards the middle to meet Rich List and then applied mascara to both the top and bottom lashes and added some wispy false lashes for some extra drama to the look.
THE GLITZ AND GLAM LOOK
For this look, I started by applying a light wash of You’re Toast all over the eyelid and blended it into the crease. I then highlighted the inner corner of my eye with Vanilla Frosting and blended it into You’re Toast on the eyelid. I used a damp brush to pat Rich List only onto the middle section of my eyelid and then sweeped the colour along my lower lash line. With a black eyeliner, I lined my lower waterline and created a subtle wing on my upper lash line. Using Black Comedy, I patted it onto the liner I had just drawn on the upper lash line to create a deeper colour and then also softly blended it into the outer third of my lower lash line. After curling my lashes, I applied mascara again to both the upper and lower lashes and then also placed on some false lashes for a glamourous flutter.
For more information about Marsk Cosmetics, visit their website. The Marsk Cosmetics Mineral Eyeshadows retail for $24.95 and can be purchased from their website.
Have you tried Marsk products before?
*These items were kindly provided to me. As with all my posts, it is 100% honest and of my own personal opinion. For more information, visit my Disclosure Policy.