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Concrete Minerals Sugar Skull Collection Review and Swatches

Recently I had the opportunity to try out the Concrete Minerals Sugar Skull Collection. This collection was created in celebration of Dia de los Muertos. For those of you who don’t know what Dia de los Muertos is, it’s the Day of the Dead. It’s celebrated along with All Saint’s Day and All Soul’s Day. Dia de los Muertos is a celebration on Nov. 1 and 2 to remember family members and friends who have passed on.

Concrete Minerals the Sugar Skull Collection

My favorite musician of all time, Voltaire, has an awesome Dia de los Muertos song, which is the video I’ve linked here. It’s from a live show at Dragon Con 2007. I was there in the crowd. It’s from his album Ooky Spookie and he also has another version of it on Spooky Songs for Creepy Kids. Voltaire is an amazingly talented man and if you haven’t checked him out recently, you should! His Lair of Voltaire Vlogs are funny.

I have two additional colors that are not part of the Sugar Skulls collection swatched for you. They’re Angel Dust and Hi-Fi. I think Angel Dust was a GWP and Hi-Fi is a pro color. These are swatched on bare skin.

Concrete Minerals Sugar Skulls Collection Swatches and Review

Sweet Catrina
My Take
Neutral pink with soft sparkles

Altar of Roses
crimson red
My Take
Warm red shimmer

¡Viva los Muertos!
electric pink w/ purple shift
My Take
bright blue-based pink with pink-violet sheen

Concrete Minerals Sugar Skulls Collection Swatches and Review

Los Angelitos
bright aquamarine
My Take
bright sky blue with with slight teal iridescence

navy blue-purple
My Take
gorgeous inky blurple

My Take
deep yellow shimmer

Concrete Minerals Sugar Skulls Collection Swatches and Review

Angel Dust
no official description
My Take
Light lavender with aqua green shift

matte magenta
My Take
Deepest hot pink matte with an almost violet sheen around the edge

Sugar Skull Collection Ingredients
Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarines, Tin Oxide, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Silica, Boron Nitride. 100% Vegan and cruelty-free.

Pro Matte Color Ingredients
Manganese Violet, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, FD&C Red #40, FD&C Blue #1, Sericite Mica, Magnesium Myristate, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Allantoin


I think this is a beautifully done collection.


The colors are easy to work with, pigmented and pretty. They’re easy to blend. Plus, I love that they’re cruelty-free.

The collectible tin that the collection comes in is beautiful, too. There’s not a single dud shade in this set.

What do you think of these colors from Concrete Minerals? Would you wear them?

5 Star Rating

Products sent for consideration. All opinions are my own.

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  • I’d hate to be negative, but some of the names irk me a bit. Altar of Roses does not fit well with the Dia de los Muertos theme since traditionally marigolds are used on the altars. Also, the name should be Vivan los Muertos, not Viva, since Muertos is plural. Los Angelitos doesn’t seem to fit either since angels aren’t really a part of Dia de los Muertos.
    I know this may come off as incredibly nitpicky, but I think if they’re going to borrow a cultural tradition as a theme to sell cosmetics, they ought to do their research. Otherwise, I think the colors are beautiful.

  • Have you seen this video and the follow up? Voltaire’s not part of the second one, but it’s still awesome.
    Part 1    and
    Part 2

  • Angel Dust is gorgeous. I’m glad you did swatches, I was wondering what the colors from this set really looked like.

  • These look beautiful! I love the blurple and the marigold yellow.. I have Hi-Fi and I have to say it’s an amazing matte! Thanks so much for these gorgeous swatches!

  • Kicking myself for not buyin this when it was first released but I was short on funds at the time!  This set is gorg!  All of the colors are beautiful.  I can think of so many looks for this set!!  🙂 
    Thanks for the review!

  • girl I need that box it is  pretyyyyyyyy, I liked  the pinky neutral cause I like neutral eye shadow and Bold lips like I once told you
    50ties like . if u are planning to toss that box toss it this way of the world by me 😀

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