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Swatches: Backstreets Makeup Co.


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April from Backstreets Makeup Co. was looking for people to do swatches, so I shot her an email and she sent me some of her shades! So I have 21 shades swatched for you! I shall be posting the Freaks and Geeks collection shadows I have in a separate post. :)

Official descriptions
(love) is a lovely teal green.
(thirsty) Thursday is a mild shimmer champagne that depending on application can be champagne, to shimmery peach, to a light burnt shiny orange.
Animagi is a deep purple with a blue undertone, it’s very rich.
Bruised is a deep plum with brown undertones.
Carnival is a lighter based emerald.
Coraline is an orange leaning coral with pink and minor sky blue reflects.
Corcra is a beautiful bright purple with shimmery eye-catching pink/purple shimmer.
Crown is a mid tone brown with blue undertone and shimmer.
Deoch-an-Dorus is a lovely purple with a seriously true turquoise sheeny-shift that’s almost metallic!
Dirty Reggae is a blackened brown with good red undertone and red and black glitz.
Flabbergast is a dark purple undertones deep brown with beautiful purple and lavender shimmers throughout.
Goldenpie stay gold, Ponyboy! This golden dream isn’t too bright, isn’t too muted, and packs a wicked shimmery sparkly punch!
Kricka is a nice deep grey with serious aqua shift.
Laissez-Faire is a black base with an orangey-copper-red sheen except in certain lights where it somewhat has a minor purple shift Originally named Asset Manager.
Lugh’s Chain is the prettiest black you’ve ever seen.
Obsidian is a black base with serious purple/violet sheen.
Olivine is a deep black base with a violent green sheen that has a swash of violet in certain angles.
Raven is a matte black.
Tangerine is the bold orange that doesn’t look like a terrible mistake.
The Mintalist this mint has lots of shimmer, no glitter.
Usky is a bright blue with serious aqua/green sheen.
White Lie is a shimmery barely-off-white.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $5.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $5.00 per 10 baggies.
You will receive loose product in a clamshell, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $5.00 per 5 clamshells.

All photos taken outdoors in direct sunlight. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer.



(love) is a bright teal.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Chromium Oxide Green. VEGAN

(thirsty) Thursday is a light pinky peach.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, and Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Animagi is a royal purple with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Carnauba Wax, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Ferric Ferrocyanide. VEGAN

Bruised is a blackened eggplant purple with brown undertones and green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Calcium Carbonate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate. VEGAN

Carnival is a slightly blackened emerald with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate. VEGAN

Coraline is an orangey coral with pink and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxides, Silica. VEGAN

Corcra is a bright purple with pink, silver and purple sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate, Ultramarines, Synthetic Fluorophylopite, Silica, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Crown is a bright brown with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate, Ultramarines. VEGAN

Deoch-an-Dorus is a blurple with an aqua sheen and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate, Ultramarines, Synthetic Fluorophylopite, Silica, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Dirty Reggae is a dark brown with red and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Carnauba Wax, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides. VEGAN

Flabbergast is a dark brown with a purple undertone and purple and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite. VEGAN

Goldenpie is a goldenrod yellow with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate, Silica, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite. VEGAN

Kricka is a dark gray with a teal sheen and teal sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Laissez-Faire is a blackened burgundy with red, orange and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Lugh’s Chain is a satin black with a royal blue sheen and teal and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite. VEGAN

Obsidian is a blackened purple with purple and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Synthetic Fluorophylogopite Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

Raven is a matte black
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Carnauba Wax, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate. VEGAN

Tangerine is a reddish-orange with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitrate. VEGAN

The Mintalist is a lime with a mint undertone.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Ultramarines, Chromium Oxide Green. VEGAN

Usky is a bright blue with an aqua sheen and aqua sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide, Silica, Calcium Aliminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Ultramarines. VEGAN

White Lie is a shimmery off white with a champagne sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Boron Nitrate, Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide. VEGAN

So out of these I really loved Corcra and Obsidian! Which shades do you like? Plan on picking anything up?

Find Backstreets Makeup Co. on Facebook and Twitter. You can reach April through her contact page here.

Luna

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I've been blogging since I was 16 years old... That's uh a long time. I am now 34! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!

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  • Amazing swatches! April’s shadows are awesome. I think I’m gonna have to pick up some of the purple shades for myself soon.

    • Thank you! I was surprised with several of the colors. They looked so plain in the baggies, but when I dumped them into jars they kind of came alive!