Another Life’s Entropy review for you today! This time I’m taking a look at the eye shadows in their Animal Sanctuary collection. Animal Sanctuary is a mostly neutral collection inspired by animal puns, and it has a lot of fun colors!
I ordered samples of the Animal Sanctuary collection, but since I made a big order, I got a random full-sized shadow, Monkey Business! This picture shows the sample and full size side-by-side so you can really see the size difference.
Monkey Business: A shimmery medium golden brown with strong gold shift.
This was my full size! It’s a nice brown but not my favorite in this collection. You can def see the gold shift in this picture, it’s got some gold sparkle, too!
Quick Brown Fox: A bold satin orange with gold shift that transforms into a blood red-orange with red shift when swatched over primer.
Oh man. I love this color. It is seriously the perfect fox orange! I feel like I could do a great fox costume using this. It’s GORGEOUS.
Elephantry, My Dear Watson: Medium khaki-brown (like Asian elephants) with slight silver shift (resembling African elephants).
The silver shift in this is GORGEOUS. Like, ugh. Wonderful. This is just a little too dark for me to use in my crease though. Maybe I’ll try it as a liner or a teeny bit in the outer v? Idk, I need to experiment more!
Bad Hare Day: Semi-shimmery medium peach-beige with gold shift. Darkens to a tawny peach when swatched over primer.
This is a little peachy-orange, but not as dramatic as Quick Brown Fox.
Turtle-ly Wicked: A semi-shimmery medium olive green with strong gold shift. Deepens to a dark olive green when swatched over primer.
This is a nice, warm, medium green. Also, ignore the swatch, my sample was very weird…it clings to the sides of the baggie so it’s hard to get out. I also like the sparkle in this!
Happy Annibearsary: A shimmery dark reddish brown with strong gold-red shift.
This is a super dark brown with red glitters! I usually use this wet as an eyeliner, and I really love it.
Oh Deer: A shimmery peach beige with strong gold shift. Darkens to a medium orange brown when swatched over primer.
This color is another favorite! Depending on how much you use, it can be a light wash all over the lid, or it can be a dark crease color. Oh Deer is its own transition shade! I love how versatile it is.
Stay Pawsitive: A shimmery light golden white with a gold-copper-red shift reminiscent of a Golden Retriever’s fur coat. It is more pink-opal on bare skin but whiter and golden on top of primer.
This color is a pale, shimmery gold, and it makes a great highlight shade on me!
Owl Always Love You: A shimmery reddish silver-grey with strong silver-gold shift. Darkens to a slate grey over primer.
This color is a stunning sparkly grey-silver. It’s really nice paired with Geek Chic’s The Troubles!
My Mane Man: A satin-finish sandy yellow with majestic gold shift. Deepens to a dirty gold over primer.
My Mane Man is an awesome shimmery mustard yellow. I love to use this one on my lid!
Just Kitten: A medium pink-mauve with strong gold shift. Darkens when swatched over primer.
Just Kitten is another brown that I don’t find myself reaching for a lot.
Horsing Around: A medium golden brown with a strong red shift especially when swatched over primer. Semi-shimmery.
Yet another brown I don’t use a lot. Moving on.
Dismember: It looks flesh colored in the jar but the red shift appears once swatched on the skin (symbolizing blood).
This was my other free sample! It’s from their DotA-2 inspired collection, Secret Shop. It’s just a nice pale taupe, very good to use as a wash for the whole eye, but it has this awesome red sheen that sets it apart! It’s so hard to photograph, but it it so so cool.
Overall, I really liked this collection! I think it was maybe a little too big, a few too many browns, but I liked most of the shades. My favorites are Quick Brown Fox, Happy Annibearsary, and Stay Pawsitive. I also use Dismember all the time! I may get more shades from the Secret Shop collection, it’s heavy in purples and greens, which are also my jam, but I haven’t decided!
Questions of the Day:
What are your favorite eye shadow colors?
Do you have any tips for getting great swatches?
Until next time,