October Odyssey (Deep) is a medium-dark plummy-brown with warm undertones and matte finish. It's more brown than plum, though. It has a softer press, though not so soft that it becomes powdery, which allows it to blend and diffuse out even more so it can be used at medium coverage with a lighter hand and still deliver opaque coverage with a more moderate hand.
Inspiration: This was originally going to be the deepest matte shade in the palette, but Infinite Echoes (Deep) ended up in that position once we decided to do light/deep versions for that shade and this one for this palette. I wanted this to work as a softer crease shade as well as a transition, so some warmth to marry with most of the hues but not being too orange or golden.
I envisioned a matte, darker, eggplant/purple/plum color to work with the other shades from the beginning. It was a real challenge to get a color that was purple/red (while using color additives that are approved for eye usage by the FDA) and maintaining richness and depth. I also ended up moving this shade towards a warmer, more plum spectrum because otherwise it was too similar to Unstoppable Love in Radiant Reflection (which is more eggplant).
Behind the Name: The best things happen in October--the blog started in October, hubby and I started dating in October, and we got married in October!
Initially, this was going to be a milkier, almost latte-like matte brown, but I felt like it was too light and too basic, so I wanted more of a "smoky eggplant with matte finish." The first, loose color sample of this take was close but I wanted it to pull cooler-toned. The second, loose color sample was still not cool-toned or dark enough. The third, hand-pressed version was closer but still not as rich as I wanted.
The fourth, machine-pressed version was still too warm-toned and too firmly-pressed. The fifth version was cooler-toned and a little more vivid as I anticipated, and with the change of Infinite Echoes (Deep), I didn't need it to be as dark as I had originally planned.
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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