Infinite Echoes (Light) is a mid-tone purple-taupe with matte finish. It has a slightly firmer press to it to minimize powderiness and help it build better, but it is slightly more reactive to natural oils, so be careful using fingertips with it as that can compact the press and make it sheerer to work with. Using brushes with it alone, there haven't been any issues for me with it getting more compacted/hardening at all.
Inspiration: The cooler-toned neutral space never feels as full as it should be, so I definitely wanted a more taupe color as a matte shade in the palette. Initially, there was only going to be one version for each palette (no light/deep), so I was trying to get to a cooler taupe that would work on most skin tones. Once it was tested on dark skin, while it was judged as workable, it was not the most ideal, so it became the Light version and we made a better, more ideal version that would work on darker skin tones for the Deep version.
Behind the Name: When I have to make more difficult decisions with respect to Temptalia, there are a lot of things to balance, but readers' needs and their voices are paramount -- like echoes in my head, I never forget that it is readers' support that has allowed me to do what I do!
It was described initially as a "plummy taupe" that wasn't gray. The first color samples included two versions, and I found A to be exactly what I wanted. The third version, which was the first iteration of it pressed, was close but needed to be less firmly pressed. The fourth version was approved and was originally the Deep version, but after feedback from testing it on darker skin, it was made the Light version.
FURTHER READING: Formula Overview, which is a detailed review of the range as a whole.
Our matte shadows are very creamy and pigmented. We use very high quality ingredients and formulate our shadows to have very high pigmentation, great color payoff, and little fallout. Blends like a dream and lasts all day long. We offer a money back guarantee, because we know you will love them! Each shadow comes in a 26mm metal pan and contains approx. 1.8 grams of product.
Silk Mica (Mica (77019), Boron Nitride, L-Lysine Mica (Mica 77019 and Lauroyl Lysine), Caranuba Mica (Mica 77019 and Caranuba Wax), Magnesium Stearate, Magnesium Myristate, Zinc Stearate ((+/- Mica (Mica 77019), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891) Vitamin E (Tocopherol), Allantoin, Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI77289), Chromium Green (CI77288), Carmine, Iron Oxide (CI 77499, 77491, 77492), Tin Oxide (CI 778161), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Ultramarines (77007), Silica, *Synthetic Flurophylogopite, Zinc (CI 77947), Bronze and Copper Powder (CI 77400), Nylon 12, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol))
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