Venomous Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows Part II: Swatches and Review

A little while ago, Venomous Cosmetics was having 30% off their main collection sale so I picked up a few loose and pressed eyeshadows that I was eyeing. I already reviewed the pressed eyeshadows (in this post) so here are the loose eyeshadows. I purchased samples of Across the Universe, Copperhead, Green Mamba, Inland Taipan, and Versicolor. I received Egyptian Fattail, Fire Ant, and Pegasus. Here are my thoughts on them!

Venomous Cosmetics Loose Eyeshadows

Where to purchase: Venomous Cosmetics

Price: Samples are 1/4 tsp for $1.00 and full size is a 5 gram jar for $6.50. 

Cruelty Free? They are cruelty-free.

Packaging: Samples are packaged in a plastic ziploc bag and full sizes are packaged in a 5 gram jar with a sifter.

Product Description: "Loose powder in a variety of finishes "

My Thoughts on the Formula/Wear Time:

With this set of eyeshadows, I wasn't disappointed in any of them when it came to application. I noticed that Across the Universe was a little dry but it applied well. I was especially impressed with Fire Ant as it can be difficult to find matte loose eyeshadows that aren't chalky. Green Mamba was a little sheer but built up to semi-opacity. I'm going to say it several times in this post but I promise you, get Versicolor.

Swatches ahead! As always, these were done dry over a primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and pictures were taken in natural daylight.

Venomous Cosmetics Across the Universe, Copperhead, Egyptian Fattail, Fire Ant

Across the Universe: "Green with purple shimmer". I don't see the purple shimmer but instead see pink sparkles. I wish I could have captured the tone of the eyeshadow better, the listing has a much more accurate picture showing how much more green it is. This is part of the Spaced Out Collection. 

Copperhead: "Brown with copper and gold shimmer" This is much more darker and brown than in the listing picture which appears lighter and orange. I do see the gold and copper shimmer in the eyeshadow.

Egyptian Fattail: "Light golden shimmer" It's not a super unique color but it's quite pretty. You can really see the golden tone at the top of the eyeshadow.

Fire Ant: "Bright red with red sparkles" I don't think this is red but a very bright orange. Look at that smooth application though, it's freaking amazing and very rare to get out of a matte loose eyeshadow.

Venomous Cosmetics Green Mamba, Inland Taipan, Pegasus, Versicolor

Green Mamba: "Light acid green satin" This is a great green shimmery color with green sparkles. It is slightly sheer but can be built up to semi-opaqueness.

Inland Taipan: "Light taupe satin" I keep wanting to write the name of it as Island Taipan and I don't know why. I see kind of pink and grey undertones in this taupe. As always, as long as it's not a purple based taupe, I'm in love.

Pegasus: "Pink based light satin" This is part of the Legendary Collection. This is spot on with the listing color, it almost reminds me of mother of pearl with just a hint of pink. 

Versicolor: "Maroon with green sheen" Get this eyeshadow, I mean it. Stop and buy this because while the red/brown with green duochrome eyeshadow isn't a unique concept, I absolutely think this eyeshadow does it the best. The red maroon base is amazing and I need more of this.

Final thoughts

Get Versicolor is all I'm saying. Venomous Cosmetics often has sales and as an indie brand, they're very nice to the wallet. If you missed it, check out my past review on their loose and pressed eyeshadows and their lip poisons.

Disclaimer: I purchased these loose eyeshadows myself and two of them were samples I received in my order. All opinions are my own and I was not compensated for writing my review. The link in this post to their website is not an affiliate link!


My final grades are finally in! I managed four A's and one B this semester which I'm quite happy with since I did five in-major courses this semester (and they typically recommend four max). A 3.8 is quite a respectable GPA. I don't have school until January 22nd and incidentally, I'm planning on going to IMATS LA the weekend before and then ISSE Long Beach (my first time!) the week after. It's going to be a very very busy weekend! I hope you guys have an amazing holiday season.


  1. I agree with you on Versicolor. Seeing it makes me want to go & buy it.. NOW!

    Your GPA is so good! I can never get my GPA that high. I think the highest GPA I ever received in college is 3.6. Have fun at IMATS & ISSE!

  2. Pegasus is really pretty! Nice swatches Mai :-)

  3. Congrats on the grades! My professors STILL haven't uploaded grades... *sighsoimpatient*
    Inland Taipan looks like my kind of color; I have a weakness for taupes. :)

  4. I think Fire Ant and Versicolor look absolutely fabulous.

  5. Pegasus is so beautiful! Have fun at IMATS~ please please do some reporting on it :D


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