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Review: Detrivore Cosmetics Eyeshadow & Powder
Complexion, Eyeshadow, Reviews, Swatches - April 13th, 2011

I was very excited to try Detrivore Cosmetics thanks to good reviews I’ve seen around the web, and from tweeting with the owner. I placed an order for two eyeshadow colors, and a translucent face powder for oily skin. Read on for more!

My order came within a reasonable amount of time, so that was good. It was all packaged securely, all jars came with heat seals around them and ingredient lists. Yay! (I’ve already opened them, in the photo.) I ordered Misery, a coral color, and Ectoplasma, which looks like a lime green to me. (Ectoplasma is now marked as discontinued, sad!) The translucent face powder is the oily skin formula, that includes kaolin clay.

I really like the eyeshadows!! I ordered Ectoplasma mostly on a whim, because it looks so very bright, but cheerful. It’s very wearable however, because it blends perfectly with other colors. Likewise, Misery is awesome!

I have to add a funny story here. When my order came, I looked up detrivore because I didn’t know what it meant. My sister, the biology student, was familiar with the word. She looked at Misery and said “But worms aren’t miserable!” LOL. This is probably funnier if you know my sister.

Anyway, the quality is excellent. They go on like butter, blend smoothly, and have great pigmentation. Eyeshadow win!

I was interested in the translucent powder because it contains silica (the stuff that I suspect is the reason I love Bokeh Face’s foundation so much), as well as allantoin (a potent skin soother) and kaolin clay. I’ve been reasonably happy with Meow’s primer powder, but the texture doesn’t have the same silky slip as Detrivore’s does. So, total score on this product! It helps with the oilies and shinies, and feels great on my skin.

Overall, I’m super-happy with my Detrivore Cosmetics order. I plan to order again. Two thumbs up!

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5 Responses to “Review: Detrivore Cosmetics Eyeshadow & Powder”

  1. Heather says:

    My favorite color of theirs is Slimy :D The website picture doesn’t look that appealing but it’s actually bright and kind of chartreuse-y, like MAC’s Sweet & Punchy. I have a ton of their colors, I need to use them more!

  2. Luna says:

    I’ve been meaning to place an order with them, particularly since I have a sort of thing for bugs. Though I have to admit, “detrivore” kind of struck me as a gross name for a cosmetics company at first. But I sort of like gross. :P

  3. claire says:

    LOL, It appeals to me in a nerdy way, once I figured it out. I have a natural tendency towards categorizing things – herbivore, carnivore, omnivore, detrivore… Also, I like worms.

  4. Raven Rose says:

    You inspired me to place a Detrivore order today :) Keen to try their face powder, since I have super oily skin.

  5. claire says:

    Raven – I seem to have the best results re: oil control by brushing on a bit before foundation, then foundation (I’m using mineral foundation), then brushing more translucent powder on top to set it. This “sandwich” approach really works to lessen the shinies for me!

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