Carina Dolci Mineral Cosmetics

Hi Gals!

I stumbled upon Carina Dolci during one of those Etsy window shopping sessions where hours have gone by and I just kept clicking my way from one store to the next! I really love mineral makeup and I’m always on the lookout for companies that have bold colours. Carina Dolci is based in Houston, Texas and have a great selection of bold, glittery and neutral eye shadows. They also carry blushes, bronzers, highlighters and lip glosses packed with colour.

I ordered five eye shadows, a lip gloss and an eye shadow primer called the “Starry Eyes Serum”. They were also nice enough to throw in an extra eye shadow for shipping my order a little late! I didn’t even have to wait that long, maybe 2 weeks? It was a very nice gesture on their part and I appreciated it.

Here are the eye shadows which are wrapped like little candies!

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This is the Starry Eyes Serum Eye Shadow Primer and Raspberry Tart Lip Frosting.

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As you can see, the Starry Eyes Serum has a watery appearance and for a moment there, I thought it was water, but when it dried on my hand it transitioned to being slightly tacky. The key with this primer is to make sure it has dried to that tacky stage before applying eye shadow.

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Look at how bright this lip gloss is! It’s intense! It’s also insanely smooth on the lips. I might have to get more of these!

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On to the eyeshadows! This is Bronze, Copper, Merlot and Metallic Gold. Aren’t they sooo pretty and pigmented?! I should add that the shadows only look this intense with the primer though and suffer from major fallout without it.

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And next is Chocolate Raspberry Truffle and Biscotti: 

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And of course, some samples!

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All in all, I was very pleased with my order as well as Carina Dolci’s customer service. When I wanted to know the ingredients on the eye serum, they got back to me right away with the list and reassured me that there would be ingredient lists on their products in the future. Their colour selection is beautiful and the intensity just amazing with a primer. It would have been nice to not have to use a primer to get that *pow* of colour, but I can live with it if I can get such beautiful colour payoff!

21 comments

  1. Ohh they look wonderful...I will check them out.

    I have another great cosmetic company you maybe interested in

    http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyBeautyAddiction?ref=seller_info

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  2. I just purchased some of there products.. :)

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    1. I got 20% off by using a coupon code from there fb page.
      Yahhoo can't wait!

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    1. I'm really excited to use them!

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  4. Wow everything is so pigmented! That lip gloss!! Such a wow! color :D

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  5. Holy cow! That lip colour is insane! How long did the eye colour last?

    - Jamie @Beauty and the Gamer

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    1. I haven't put the shadows to the test yet for a full work day. I'll let you know though!

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    1. Thank you!! I can't wait to play around with the colours!

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  7. Wow! Look at the pigmentation from those.. they are stunning!! Especially that lip gloss! I've never seen an eye primer like that before but if it works then I'm all in. Going to go over and have a look at this site.. how was shipping prices?

    xo

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    1. The shipping wasn't too bad, something like $5-$7? They have a 20% off coupon too "SPRING12" so that should help! I've never seen an eye primer like this either, we shall put it to the test at work today!

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  8. Those are great colours! Did you find the eyeshadow had good staying power, or did it crease easily?

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    1. I will find out the staying power today when I use the primer and shdaows at work! Keep you posted!

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  9. I love those eye shadow colours! just gorgeous, and the packaging is cute!

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  10. We are so glad you love our products!! Thank you so much or this wonderful review! We have considered adding ingredients to our shadows that would make them stay on longer without primer but then we would be like every other makeup company with 30 different chemicals and ingredients in our products and that would yield a higher percentage of allergic reactions. We like to keep as little ingredients as possible in our products so people with oily skin, sensitive skin, acne prone skin and hormone imbalances, allergies, and people that want to use makeup without chemicals can all enjoy our products. We may create a line of products in the future specifically for staying power but we want to do it in a way that won't limit our customers to only using certain products.

    We hope to hear how well the shadows stayed on with your Starry Eyes Serum all day!

    God Bless you and thank you again!!!! <3

    Carina
    Carina Dolci Cosmetics

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    1. I totally understand not including a crazy number of ingredients! I would much rather use a more natural makeup product. Your shadows stayed on me for 10 hours with the Starry Eyes Serum! Thank you so much for commenting!

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