Of all the cosmetics companies I have ordered from, Marin owner of Linnaeus Cosmetics, by far has the highest standard of customer service I have ever seen. From the moment I ordered from her, she made sure I knew exactly what was going on with my order, when it would ship and then letting me know it had shipped. I only wish other cosmetic companies had such a high customer service standard.
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I ordered 2 full-size collections from Marin; Lovely Cotinga collection and Green Mantella collection. The Lovely Cotinga collection consisted of 3 eye shadows in Astute, Show Off and Flutter. The Green Mantella collection consisted of 3 eye shadows as well; Brigand, Cavort and Pollywog. When I ordered, Marin was running a special deal of buy 4 shadows and get 1 free so I chose and received Tough Stuff. Also, I received a free sample baggie of Kalahari. All shadows were swatched over MAC Painterly Paint Pot and photographed under a mixture of daybulb and natural light with no flash.
|L-R: Flutter, Show Off, Astute|
Show Off: Deep dusty purple with red glitter
Astute: Deep purple/red shimmer. To me this shade looks almost the same as Show Off minus the red glitter. Astute is slightly more red than Show Off. I personally would have liked to see a bigger difference between the shades.
|L-R: Brigand, Cavort, Pollywog|
Brigand: Beautiful emerald green shimmer with aqua undertones
Cavort: Lime green with strong yellow undertones. This seems to be a somewhat pressure sensitive shade as I noticed the harder I pressed the more green it became.
Pollywog: Medium satiny green. If spring were a color this would be it!
|L-R: Tough Stuff, Kalahari|
Kalahari: Gorgeous shimmery champagne with gold glitter
|My very colorful arm!|
5 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles
**All products were purchased by me with my own money. I was not compensated in any way shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own. I make it a point not to reveal to the MMUC that I will be reviewing their product so as not to receive any undue favors.