Friday, September 27, 2013

A Splash of Dragon Dust

Ooh, this one's a pretty one for sure.  You've heard of pixie dust, right?  Well, I've got something that's even better.  Bolder.  More enchanting.  It's a beautiful offering that's going to get quite the workout during the upcoming holidays.  It's Dragon Dust from LA Splash.

Dragon Dust is a black-based, loose mineral eyeshadow of metallic gold.  It comes in a small, hard plastic jar with a black stopper and screw on/off lid.  It is from LA Splash's Diamond Dust line of shadows, which are mineral pigments formulated to bring sparkle and shimmer to the eye (or body).

Dragon Dust is classified as a "glitter", but it is too finely milled and does not possess glitter "chips", if you will.  The shadow is light and smooth to the touch and the gold is more like airy, flaxen flecks that easily take flight and disperse upon application...

which is why it is highly recommended to use a base that has a little tack to it like their Splash Proof Sealer/Base.

Outfitted with a doe-foot applicator, this off-white base dries down to a clear coat and helps to keep the loose shadow uniformed and intact on the eye as well as intensify the color.

Dragon Dust without base (top), Dragon Dust with base (bottom)

As you can see from the swatches above, a good base can make quite an impact on the final look and partnering their Sealer with the mineral shadow will only help to promote a better performance.

So, even though this dust - when sprinkled - won't have you soaring through the skies like a fairy, it will give you a starry-eyed brilliance that will have you looking like a golden goddess.  And I don't know about you, but I'll take the beauty of a goddess over the flight of a fairy any day of the week.

LA Splash Dragon Dust and Splash Proof Sealer can be found at Ulta.  They retail for $8.99 and $6.99, respectively.

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