This post may contain affiliate links, which means I will receive a small share of any sales generated through these links

#FOTD // Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow

I got this Marsk mineral eyeshadow in my February Glossybox. I love getting eyeshadow in subscription boxes as it gives you the chance to try…


I got this Marsk mineral eyeshadow in my February Glossybox. I love getting eyeshadow in subscription boxes as it gives you the chance to try new brands and colours that you may not normally go for.

Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow would be perfect if it wasn’t called Fifty Shades.

I don’t know why they would ruin a perfectly good product by naming it by such a poorly written book. Yuck.

I’m guessing that over the next few years, we’re going to be subjected to more and more grey things that are somehow named or related to the book. I could just stay inside my man cave until then. Or  I could get over it.

Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow
Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow

This mineral powder-based eyeshadow is so pigmented. It’s also very metallic and reflects a lovely silver when caught in the right light.

I’m a bit scared of dark eyeshadows because I’m quite fair, I don’t think it suits me that much. But using a lighter shade with it to tone it down seems to cure that problem.

Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow Swatch

Enter this palette. Which I probably should chuck away because I’m pretty sure I’ve had it for over 2 years. I found it on Amazon and it’s full of bright, colourful, shimmery shades.

Don’t be fooled by the price, it’s highly pigmented. And lasts a long time. I wouldn’t have thought something so cheap could have given such a great colour payoff.

The packaging looks naff and cheap. It feels naff and cheap. But the colours themselves are fantastic. I’m kind of talking myself into doing a post about it where I swatch all the colours now, haha!


Anyway, I used the Fifty Shades in the outer corners and the white and silver shade out of the Saffron palette to tone it down a bit. I like the end result, what do you think?


If you want to check out the Saffron palette for yourself, you can buy it here.

You can also buy the Marsk Mineral Eyeshadow here.

Untitled3 (1)


  1. This shade is so chic. It blended so well. I think except of the name, it’s a great product.
    (the only thing I actually love about Fifty Shades is Ellie Goulding’s song in that movie)

  2. I received the same Marsk eyeshadow in my March ipsy bag too! And yes, I have no idea why on earth they have to dumb it down with a stupid name. I have yet to try it but probably will today after reading your post. The swatch looks amazing!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  3. I think that the 50 shades thing is only going to get worse. I love the colours though – the shade is lovely.

    Lizzie Dripping

  4. I wouldn’t worry about too many 50 Shades related products coming out in the future, the first film was just awful, pretty much slammed across the board as being utter cack.

    The shade itself is really pretty and much more interesting than the film it’s sadly been named after! Oh the lack of originality of the marketing!

    Love the look you created though, isn’t it funny how cheap palettes are giving the higher end ones a real run for their money these days?

    Sarah 🙂
    Saloca in Wonderland

  5. I remember you getting this and thinking who calls a product after the film a sure way not too sell a product. Looks lovely on though and the saffron palette is beautiful Lucy x

  6. I love the smokey look of this! It’s definitely a good idea to tone down a darker shade with a lighter one!
    Olivia x

  7. This make up looks so pretty! The dark grey looks a bit intimidating in the pot but you’ve made it so wearable x

    Josie’s Journal

  8. Gorgeous colour! Unfortunately, it’s a shade that never works on me. I’m way too cool toned!

    Snap on the Fifty Shades branding. I know the book is huge, but it’s effing awful. No idea why so many brands are adopting it. Yuck.

  9. naming things fifty shades really does ruin them a little.. but this looks so lovely! and i really like the other eyeshadow colours as well, so colourful! xx

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.