I received the items in a standard envelope, with a business card and a brochure. The brochure reads with a lot of info on purity and the benefit of mineral makeup- which is alright if you're new to minerals. I want to get to the pigments personally! The first item I tried was the lip colour:
The balm is called Sugar N Spice and is a nice plummy red/pink with a bit of shimmery pearl to it. Above it's on my natural lip which tends to be a bit pink anyway. It's a pretty colour- sheer and soft. The one thing I loved was the flavor- it was soft and sweet and I really liked it. On the site they say it's infused with a bit of vanilla and stevia, which I found really appealing. The texture was smoooth and it held up even for a few hours. I was really impressed with the balm. Listed for $6.50 for 0.7 oz- kinda pricey for a balm if you ask me.
Next are the eyeshadows. I used Pixie Epoxy from Fyrinnae as a primer and well, the shadows kinda fell flat. I loved the colour of Glistening Grapefruit- but it was hard to keep on. I had to apply more and more and I kept wanting it to 'pop'. Here are swatches in daylight, no flash, indoors.
From L to R:
Glistening Grapefruit: Sparkling bright pinky-peach
Honey Drizzle- brilliant sparkly golden yellow
Rainforest- Deep nearly matte jungle green
Like I said, Glistening Grapefruit is pretty, but so hard to stack. The Honey Drizzle is a nice lemony yellow and Rainforest is a gentle green. I wanted to love them, but next to complicated colours like Spells from Aromaleigh, these just don't thrill.
Almond Drizzle: Pale yellowish taupe, nearly matte
Waterfall: Deep sky blue, like Nintendo Mario sky blue, low shimmer
Seagrass: Sage grey/blue/green with a nearly matte texture
Here they all are, lined up with flash. I like them, I guess, but I don't think I'll order these. They just aren't that great considering all of the other companies out there. I'll put this in the: Wish It Were Better pile. Below is the same shot, no flash, indoors.
Cranberry Passion blush- a rich berried pink, soft and easy to blend.
Body Frosting- white based shimmer/highlight powder. Would be great as a glow but I didn't see a lot of luster or shine...kinda meh.
Again, they're nice, especially the blush, but I don't think I'll order these full size. I wish the wow of the products matched the wow of the swatches...or perhaps I'm just spoiled? Here's an eye I did with WTM below...
I only used Willow Tree products for the eyeshadows. I like how it turned out and my favorite colours were Almond Drizzle and Glistening Grapefruit.