First up: Hocus Pocus.
Angry Zombie: A mixure of copper, bronze and tan that has created a beautiful deep bronze color.
A beautiful light bronzey copper.
Black Flamed Candle: Purplish brown with yellow undertones. Slight shimmer.
SHUT UP this color is amazing. On my skin, it’s a really interesting light bronzey brown with slight purple undertones. It’s got a pretty, dusty kind of look to it. Every swatch I’ve seen of it looks different, so it seems to be a bit of a shifter. In any case, it’s gorgeous, and the whole reason Dreamworld Hermetica came onto my radar to start with.
1963: Deep purplish brown in color.
A muted medium reddish purple.
Bloody Witch: A deep brownish black with shifting reddish undertones.
An olivey brown base with tons of red shimmer. Viewed straight on, it looks like a dark reddish brown. On an angle, it looks like a brownish green!
Next up, a mix of shades from different collections.
Rusalka: Deep neutral purple.
A medium purple with sort of a grey-brown tone. More of a satin finish. (Creatures of Darkness collection.)
Ahultzotl: A deep burnished gold color.
A bright green gold with a satiny finish. Very lush. (Creatures of Darkness collection.)
Feralia: Warm neutral slight shimmer.
A vanilla cream sort of color, not super pale. Satiny finish. This was included as an extra, and it shows Ellie’s attention to detail because it’s absolutely a shade I would’ve picked out for myself. (Ancient Tradition collection.)
Deadlocked: Deep burgundy brown metallic with satin finish and slight shimmer!
A metallic medium coppery pink. (Sookie Stackhouse collection.)
Keys to the Repository: Deep bronze with slight shimmers.
A metallic copper, less orange than Miranda. (Blue Blood collection.)
And finally a few semi-loose shadows!
Sonnet: Soft pink that shifts to green and back again!
A very pale pink with a green shift. I love these kinds of “neutral with a twist” shades. (Medieval collection.)
Leanan Sidhe: Deep purple with brownish undertones.
A smooth medium/dark reddish brown. (Medieval collection.)
Inner Glow: No website description given.
A light peachy base with a strong pinky red shift. The shift reminds me of Crimson Ghost from Fyrinnae. This was another extra, and another one that I had considered getting to start with. (For the Love of Eros collection.)
Blazing Hearts: No website description given.
A beautiful metallic pinky copper. (For the Love of Eros collection.)
There you have it! I really like all of these, but my favorites are all from the Hocus Pocus collection – Angry Zombie, Black Flamed Candle, and Bloody Witch, with Black Flamed Candle easily taking the top prize. I did a look the other day (no pictures, because the rest of my face was a sweaty mess) with No More Running, Black Flamed Candle, Bloody Witch, and Feralia, and the shadows wore like a champ all day long (over primer + PE of course).
At this time Dreamworld Hermetica‘s eyeshadows are not up on the website, but they should be back soon! And I will be placing another order once they are, because I’m really impressed with the quality and the range of shades. It’s pretty much a neutral-lovers dream. My one and only complaint is that the website swatches aren’t great – I relied a lot on googling for swatches when I placed my order. But I couldn’t be happier with the actual products or the customer service.