We’re assimiliating Osmosis Colour Water Color High Intensity Loose Shadows into our lives

Looking for some bold drama for your eyes? Osmosis has what you are craving – loose shadows that have crazy good pigmentation that look like a cream eyeshadow and wear like iron. We are talking about their line of Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows ($14). There are five gorgeous jewel toned shades available, including Amethyst, Azure, Onyx, Pink Champagne, and Topaz.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadows

These are unlike the typical loose pigment eyeshadows – they aren’t powdery and dry. Instead, they eyeshadows look like little pebbles in a jar. The minerals are bound together around molecules of water that burst when applied, so the end result is creamy, shimmery, and and gorgeous. Lisa and Marcia each tested one shade and they are lusting for the rest of the collection.


Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Ok, let me be frank – I am getting old and my eyelids are showing it.  This means that cream eyeshadows are becoming a no-no for me. Yes, I know I my eyelids are getting crepey. No, I don’t want to accentuate that, thank you very much. A loose pigment that turns creamy doesn’t sound good for my eyes, but once I read Olivia’s rave review (The Unknown Beauty Blog, read the review HERE) I knew I wanted one of these.

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Osmosis Water Color Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne

Wearing Pink Champagne

Wearing Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Pink Champagne with FACE atelier Iced Amethyst in crease

I am no stranger to loose pigments, but Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow is different from any I have ever tried. It has an incredible texture, and you need just the tiniest bit for incredible color and shine. I tried Pink Champagne, which is heavy on the silver if you use too much. Used lightly with a sponge tip applicator, the color is a pinky silver that is truly gorgeous. The powder balls morph into a creamy shadow that brightens my eyes yet doesn’t sink into the crepey lines. Instead it looks smooth and beautiful. I love it and I want all five shades!!


Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

When these two pigment shadows arrived from Osmosis it took everything I had in me to give one to Lisa for review. I wanted them both so badly but I’m trying to be a good blog partner so I brought her Pink Champagne knowing she’d love it. The shade I have is Topaz which is bold and beautiful. It’s the most unusual eye pigment ever! I’d describe it as a liquid powder.

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

As you can see Topaz is an intense shade that’s very gold or a golden topaz depending on how much you use. Because of the unusual texture a brush didn’t work for me and my fingers didn’t fit in the pot. I’ve used my Make Up For Ever Silicone brush with it and get an extreme metallic golden look. Love it!! But I also want to be able to use it for daytime so I tried a sponge tip applicator and got a softer look. Then I buffed my eyelid with my finger and smoothed it even more. That’s what you see below although it’s more metallic in real life.

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz

Osmosis Water Color High Intensity Loose Eyeshadow in Topaz with Milani pressed shadows in crease and on browbone

Besides beautiful shades (I really want Pink Champagne after seeing Lisa wear it last week and Onyx) these creamy pigments are actually good for your eyes. They are infused with antioxidant-rich goji berry and green tea extracts and hydrate, condition and protect your delicate eyelids. They contain Vitamins A, C and E for free-radical protection. The special formula also prevents creasing and caking. I’ve worn Topaz several times and it amazes me how the shadow never fades. It stays silky and vibrant. It’s heading towards eyeshadow of the year, that’s how much I like it!

*Thanks to Osmosis for providing us with these beauties

ingredient list: Mica, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Triethylhexanoin, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Lonicera Japonica (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Lonicera Caprifolium (Honeysuckle) Flower Extract, Retinyl Palmitate, Ascorbyl Palmitate, Lycium Barbarum Fruit Powder, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Camellia Oleifera (Green Tea) Leaf Extract, Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491), Iron Oxide (CI 77492), Iron Oxide (CI 77499), Ultramarines (CI 77007), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)

Look at this great set of Onyx, Topaz and Amethyst for $37 at beautystoredepot that even includes a brush!

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot

Osmosis trio at Beauty Store Depot


available at Beauty by Alana, dermstore.com (out of stock right now), and skintrends.


  1. Ooooh, pretty shades!

  2. These are the most amazing shadows!! I have the same shades, and am blown away by them. They are gorgeous and perform so well!

  3. I’ve been trying out two lipsticks, mascara & brow gel from Osmosis, but now I wish I had tried the loose shadows as well. They sound and look fabulous! I need to add them to my shadow stash for sure!

  4. Topaz looks gorgeous!

  5. These are absolutely gorgeous! I want both colors!

  6. I absolutely love these! Such gorgeous pigment!

  7. What beautiful texture! And both shades are lovely!

  8. Pink Champagne is gorgeous!!! I love silky shimmering shadows like these and I don’t think I will ever grow out of it.

  9. Oh these are so pretty! I am such a sucker for a metallic finish, and that pink champagne color is just the sort of all over lid shade I adore! The formula sounds really awesome too.

  10. These shadows are insane! I got to try a couple of shades and I am so impressed. Now I want these two shades, too!

  11. Very pretty. I like that it’s moisturizing.

  12. Lisa – Agreed, the words “tiniest bit” are important when using these shadows. I made the mistake of just using what was stuck in the cap and I could have painted my face with it! Pink champagne looks great, actually I want that one now! Silver/pink, nice combo.

    Marcia – Love the Topaz, looks sexy on you! Don’t you love how it blends so easily? The shadow is mistake proof once you know which applicator to use to apply. LOL

    I think these eyeshadows come super close to what liquid metal would look on the eyes.

    BTW, thanks for the mention. 🙂

  13. These are some of my favorite shadows! I have been using Amethyst like crazy!

  14. Both shades are pretty but Pink Champagne looks beautiful on your eyes!

  15. Wow I love Topaz!

  16. They are so pretty but that gold really catches my eye.

  17. These are gorgeous and I’m loving Topaz!

  18. Those are great eyeshadows for everyday wear!

  19. wow. These are so neat! I love, love, love metallics, and these pigments are gorgeous. I understand why you need them all.

  20. I absolutely love mine too! I’m curious if either of you used primer with these and if so which ones. Thanks ladies for a great review!

  21. Wow those pigments look lovely!

  22. These are super stunning! The metallic glow they have is perfection.

  23. Hi Justina, I (Marcia) used Too Faced Shadow Insurance and I’ve also used Edward Bess’ Eye Primer. It’s habit with me to use a primer first although I think the Topaz would work even without since it’s so intense.

  24. These shadows are gorgeous. Pink Champagne is my favorite!