So a little over a month ago I received my samples from Virus Insanity. All of the samples that I purchased were duo-chromatic and they have quite a good selection.  I had 5 samples, I tried to get a variety of colors but I mostly picked cool tones ones. I honestly can’t remember if I had picked a collection or individual shadows.

Their names are:

  • Bad Luck – Lavender color with a blueish-greenish-pinkish reflex
  • Black Cat– plum/navy with purple reflex
  • 13– Light, Soft Pink with silvery-white reflex
  • Step on a Crack – Green with a gold reflex
  • Incubus – Navy Blue with a lighter blue reflex and maybe a hint of something else

I think the color that I like most applied on my arm was Bad Luck but for whatever reason I haven’t gotten it to apply very pigmented yet. All of the other colors apply wonderfully especially the darker colors.

The sample sizes run at about $2.50 and the full are $6.50 for the duo chrome shadows.

In the photo they are swatched over NYX’s Milk as a base and below that you can see what it looks like without a primer or base to help it pop.

In my opinion these colors look best all over the lid and the darker shades fades out with a lighter one. Any other colors I would use with it would be matte.

I love that these samples came in a little container, I can’t tell you how annoying I find those little baggies.


 If you would like to see a tutorial or Eye of the Day look with any of these please let me know and with what color!

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The overall pigmentation of the products was nice, I do wish the Lavender shade had a little more UMPH though it may look better on darker skin tones. I wonder if they would do pressed pans as an additional option. I feel like I waste a lot of product when I use loose pigments. You absolutely want to use these with a base.