Saturday, March 31, 2012

Victorian Disco Review: Sindarin Collection

Hello lovely readers!
Today, we are going to geek out and chic out with Victorian Disco Cosmetics' new Sindarin collection. This collection is based on works by J.R.R. Tolkien. This is a collection of six duo-chrome, iridescent, and magical eyeshadows! And as always, VDC eyeshadows are 100% vegan!

Sindarin (also known as Elven-tongue) is the Elvish middle-earth language used by J.R.R. Tolkien in many of his works and spoken by the Grey-Elven, or Sindar. "Sindarin" is the Quenya term for the Sindar's language, and the Sindar term for their own language is Edhellen.

Price and Availability
I purchased the entire set in mini jars, and it is $12.
A full size set is $27. 
Check out the VDC store for more information.

Lorien - pale, yellow-toned champagne shade with gold duo-chrome. This is named after Lothlorien, which is the fairest forest realm of the Elves (from The Lord of the Rings)
Mellon - a yellow-toned orange with pinky violet shift. "Mellon" (which means friend) was the password to enter Moria in The Lord of the Rings.
Arda - a light and girly pink with gold and red shimmers. "Arda" is the word for "Earth" used by Tolkien.
Eldar- This is an iridescent pastel lilac with pink/violet shimmer. The Eldar were the elves that accepted the summoning of Orome and journeyed to Aman, The Undying Lands.
Evenstar- a dusty blue with a green/turquoise shift. "Evenstar" means Evening Star and refers to Arwen.
Thranduil- pale minty/sage green with a purple sheen. Thranduil is Legolas' father and is a character in The Hobbit.


     As a huge geek and bookworm, you can imagine how excited I was to get this collection! I am a huge fan of J. R. R. Tolkien's work, and as you may know, a beauty junkie. This collection is right up my alley!
The eyeshadows go well with this elf-inspired collection because all the colors are iridescent, shimmery, and very magical-looking. Because these are so iridescent, it also means that these won't give you an opaque color; they are meant to be sheer and shimmery. Even so, they give a pretty good amount of color. 
All the colors are very smooth and apply easily. My favorites are the last three: Eldar, Evenstar, and Thranduil. Thranduil was a big surprise. In the jar, it looks very green, but it is very toned down and it has an awesome purple shift. It is gorgeous! Eldar is purple, so of course I love it! Evenstar is another color that surprised me. It looks like a dusty blue, but when applied it explodes with a turquoise duo-chrome! Overall a very lovely spring collection. Lorien is a great color for highlighting, since it has a gold duo-chrome. Mellon and Arda are very fun and spring-time colors that will work well on their own or in combination with other colors.
      If I could only pick one color to recommend, I couldn't; I am tied between Evenstar and Thranduil. I love Evenstar because it has a mermaid-like, turquoise quality to it, and I love Arwen! Thranduil, on the other hand is such a dusty color with a pop of purple that is very unexpected!
     As far as negative points, I don't really have much to complain about. I can see that if you prefer matte shades or very pigmented colors and if you don't like pastel colors, you might not like these. You might get some shimmer fall out and what-not, but to me, that is not a huge deal. The only thing I can personally complain about is that I wish that Eldar was either slightly more pigmented or that the shimmer in it was slightly more noticeable.

Rating: 9.5/10

It is official. I feel like the biggest geek right now~ ♥
So tell me, are you a J. R. R. Tolkien fan? Excited for the upcoming The Hobbit movie?!
Which color from this collection is your favorite?


  1. the colors are so pretty!!! i almost squealed in delight ahahaha! :)ermmm... colours are too pretty. >.<" it's hard to pick just one. i want them all! hahah!

  2. They really do look magical! Love Thranduil!

  3. Wow these swatch beautifully. Thranduil is such a unique colour.

  4. They are absolutely stunning!! It looks like this collection might be discontinued, though. :(

    BTW I'm so happy to find a beauty blog with a Star Wars theme to it. Woot!


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