Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dusts in Mosaic Gold and Copper Element- Review and swatches


Do you ever have one of those moments where you decided you just have to have something even though you’ve lived perfectly a perfectly full life without it before? That’s how I felt right before I went and purchased these Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dusts. I woke up one day and decided I just had to own a rose gold eyeshadow but, as much as I tried searching for one, I couldn’t find the exact shade I was looking for. I came across these and decided that I’d buy them as my consolation purchase.

I bought the shades Mosaic Gold and Copper Element and I they’re both beautiful on their own or when combined. I loved the packaging these come in and the design releases enough loose powder without making a mess. My only concern is that the lid doesn’t seem very secure as it’s a flip lid so I’d be careful when travelling with them.


Mosaic Gold is a white shadow that reflects gold and reminds me of one of my favourite inner corner shades, MAC Solar White. Copper Element is a fiery copper shade that is perfect as an autumn lid shade.



Here’s Mosaic Gold on its own:


Here’s  Copper Element on its own:


I usually wear both shades together with Copper Element on the lid and Mosaic Gold on the inner corner and just blend out the crease with a mid tone brown. The shades go perfectly together and the resulting look is very radiant and easy to pair with both neutral or bold lips.


These shadows seem very finely milled and are quite pigmented on their own. I’d still apply them over a base though because they do tend to have a bit of fall out. There’s a really good shade range in this line and, if I didn’t already have way too many eye shadows, I might have been tempted to pick up more.


The box has a ‘Pro Tip’ which says that you can mix the loose shadows with a clear gloss to make a lip gloss. I was really curious about how these shades would look on the lips so I mixed them with NARS Triple X lip gloss (a clear gloss) and gave it a go. I used Copper Element all over my lips and then patted Mosaic Gold in the centre. It’s an interesting look but not one I’d ever wear out!


I decided to pat some of the Copper Element over MAC Ruby Woo to see how it would turn out and it was lovely. The usually matte and bright Ruby Woo ended up turning into a perfect fall shade with the gold mixed in.


These sell for $25US/$35 AUD. They’re not cheap but I’d recommend them if you find a shade you love enough.

Categories: eye, eyeshadow, Napoleon Perdis, swatches


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One Comment on “Napoleon Perdis Loose Eye Dusts in Mosaic Gold and Copper Element- Review and swatches”

  1. April 14, 2014 at 8:52 AM #

    OMG that lip effect in the first picture is to die for!!! Gorgeous!

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