My Dark Magic Mineralize Eye Shadow Duo is my favourite acquisition from the Venomous Villains collection, and the last one for those of you who've been following my posts on the other items. It wasn't a piece which spoke to me online, but in the flesh, or mica, it was too gorgeous to leave behind. My one has a lot of pink running through it, but I would have preferred more of the purple colour. It cost £16.50, but I try not to think about that...and it is bloody HUGE and will give me smoky eyes for the rest of time!
My last run in with a MAC Mineralize e/s was Love Connection from last Christmas's Pinkzapoppin' set. It was very roughly milled, packed full of cheap glitter and barely pigmented, and a lot smaller than this offering.
All I used for the above look was My Dark Magic. Easiest smoky eye ever! I found that if you blend too much you just end up with a sheeny charcoal, but you can just dab some of the purple or magenta lightly in the centre of your lid or the inner corner to add a bit of interest.
And some close ups...
You can see here I'd blended it in a bit too much, but the purple is still showing up along my lower lid. Below I just dabbed on some more purple/pink...
I found that the best brush to apply this with is a small, flat shader brush like the MAC 239, and then use a small blending brush on any sharp edges.
Sadly My Dark Magic is sold out now, the cheapest I saw it going for on eBay is £27 :O!