Introduction to Life's Entropy: Eyeshadow Swatches and Review

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I'm so excited to be posting about this new indie company, Life's Entropy. Life's Entropy was started by fellow blogger turned entrepreneur, Jane. Her blog is/was fantastic and her company is a great evolution of her blog (which is archived here). As part of a blogger set, I tried out one full size and six samples of their eyeshadows. The eyeshadows have a wonderful duochrome/shift to them and are incredibly beautiful on the eyes. I find these to be quite pigmented but as with all loose eyeshadows, I prefer wearing them with a primer. You can also wear these over a glitter fixative like Darling Girl's Glitter Glue or Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy for the strongest duo chrome effect. I also got a few other products (including a contour stick and lip tar facsimile) which I hope to review soon!

life's entropy eyeshadows (1 of 1)

Where to Purchase: Life's Entropy

Price: $1.50 for 1/4 tsp sample, $6.00 for a full size containing 2.0 grams.
Do they test on animals?: The company does not.
Packaging: The samples come in a plastic ziploc bag and the full size eyeshadows come in a five gram jar (sifter optional) plus a paper box.

As always, the eyeshadows were swatched dry over a primer (Too Faced Shadow Insurance) and the photos were taken in natural daylight.

Lifes entropy haul and swatches part 1

Astral Imprisonment: Shimmery dark green with a medium green shift. I am such a sucker for a green duochrome. This will be fantastic to use in a smokey eye.

Dismember: Cool toned pinky beige with a red shift. On me, it was difficult to see the red shift, more of the satin beige came out instead. I'd recommend a glitter fixative for this shade.

Exorcism: Medium purple with a green shift. This is a color combination that a lot of indies have already done but it doesn't mean that it's not beautiful. The base color is super pretty in combination with the green duochrome.

Lifes entropy haul and swatches part 2

Monkey Business: Shimmery medium golden brown with a strong gold shift.  The gold shift is really coming out in my photos. It's a nice eyeshadow, not my favorite but I do think it's a shade that can pull more or less brown depending on your skin tone.

Owl Always Love You: Shimmer reddish silver grey with a strong silver-gold shift. Out of all the shades I got, this has to be my favorite. In the swatch I think you see more of the gold shift but there's also a tinge of pink that I see. This looks fantastic over a glitter adhesive.

Shadow Walk: Shimmery reddish dark brown with gold shift and sparkle. In addition to the gold, I also see pink and green shimmers to the eyeshadow.  It may seem like a typical dark brown but it's not due to the intense amount of sparkle to it.

Turtle-ly Wicked: Semi-shimmery medium olive green with a strong gold shift. In all honesty, I got this eyeshadow because I have a tortoise.  It is a really beautiful deep mossy green with a gold shift. The base green is a little satin/matte and the gold adds nice depth to the eyeshadow.


The eyeshadows have carnauba wax added to them which helps make it less powdery and easier to apply onto the lid. I found them all to be fairly pigmented without primer and the duochrome effect still shows through. If you'd like to get a stronger duochrome look, you can apply the eyeshadow over a glitter fixative.


I'm pretty pleased with my eyeshadows from the brand. I like the duochrome nature of the eyeshadows plus it seems like they have a nice range of neutrals with some bright colors. They do offer samples so it can be very economical to try the brand out. Turtle-ly Wicked, Shadow Walk, and Owl Always Love You were my three favorites from the set.

Are there any colors from this set or from the brand that catches your eye?

Disclaimer: I purchased these eyeshadows myself with a blogger discount. All opinions are my own. I was not compensated for this review.


  1. As someone who had been following her blog for a long time, I really want to try her line! I don't care for loose shadows though, so I'll have to explore her other stuff!

  2. Oh wow these look amazing. The shades are beautiful and I am digging your swatches. I need that green asap! :)

  3. These are gorgeous and so are your swatches.

  4. What beautiful pigmented shadows! They made gorgeous swatches!

  5. Pretty! I love Exorcism, and Turtley Wicked

  6. Owl Always Love You is my favourite from these and on my "to buy" list.

  7. These are absolutely stunning! I love the green

  8. Absolutely swooning over Owl Always Love You and Monkey Business. I miss playing around with loose pigments -- haven't done it in ages!!

  9. Astral imprisonment is gorgeous! I have to say, though, I have several samples in little baggies, and I have no idea how to use them without getting shadow all over the place.. so they go unloved.

  10. Holy crap these look amazing

  11. WOW these are gorgeous! I love Monkey Business!

  12. Congrats to Jane!! I love the look of Exorcism!

  13. Loving the look of the ones you chose!

  14. The pigmentation is incredible but i just can't use something in a baggy. I would feel jibbed not being about to get all the contents out and everytime i open it some flies away. I'm too stingy for that, haha

  15. The colors are so lovely! I love indie anything, thanks for introducing me to this one :) Btw, do you also happen to have a review of Vain Pursuits? I'd love to hear what you have to say abt them!

  16. Ah, I really like Astral Imprisonment, but I'm still irrationally terrified of loose shadows!

  17. What's Vain Pursuits? The named piqued my curiosity!

  18. Gorgeous colors. I like Turtle-y Wicked!


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