Thursday, July 2, 2015

Femme Fatale & Shiro Cosmetics Haul Swatches


Today I have swatches of some Femme Fatale Cosmetics eyeshadows and Shiro glosses that were sold on FF's site awhile ago.  The Shiro glosses were exclusive glosses made around the holidays and weren't available for sale until it was put up by FF.  

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Cosmic Owl
Cosmic Owl:  metallic bronze.  I have a few bronzes in my collection, but I couldn't resist getting a shadow named after one of my favorite Adventure Time characteres!

Shiro Cosmetics Fifth Anniversary Mini Haul Swatches


Womp womp, this one has been in my draft folder for awhile even though I finished editing the pictures weeks ago v_v  I purchased from Shiro Cosmetic's website shortly after their fifth anniversary sale announcement because they had a few new releases.  There was the May CotM, new Animal Crossing trio, and a fifth anniversary shadow GWP.  Additionally, they were also discontinuing the Badger Mushroom Snake collection, so I knew I had to grab it up because Mushroom is one of my favorite colors.  I actually bought all the aforementioned products, but the team forgot to send me the May CotM and sent it out immediately after I informed them (it will be in a separate post).

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Snake
Snake:  shimmery chartreuse

Notoriously Morbid A Sinister Set Swatches!


I'm definitely in a blogging mood today!  Got off work early, took a much needed nap, and now I'm a bit more revitalized :)  My favorite indie brand, Notoriously Morbid recently started a mini series based on musicians.  Each set will have three eyeshadows collectively called Tribute Trios and will have individual collection names based on the musician.  

The first set is based on Rob Zombie; I'm not familiar with his work, but I didn't want to pass up any great NM shadows.  Unfortunately, I was napping when it was released and woke up half an hour later with it being out of stock (I believe it sold out within minutes!).  I was mourning my loss when an amazing member of NM's Facebook group told me she bought two sets and asked if I wanted to buy one from her.  Obviously I jumped at the chance and was extremely grateful for the offer!  I consider myself extremely lucky because when these limited edition sets sell out, they're gone for good.  Anyway, I'll stop rambling and get on with the swatches :)

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over Notoriously Morbid's Shadow Bind (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Durango 95
Durango 95:  gray base with pink sheen




Cemetery Things
Cemetery Things:  crocodile green with blue sparkles and pink microshimmers




Paper Demons
Paper Demons:  shimmery burgundy with gold shimmers


Durango 95, Cemetery Things, Paper Demons

These all had nice pigmentation over regular primer, but the standout was Cemetery Things over a sticky base.  The pink microshimmers really looked beautiful and unique over the cool toned shadow and I can't wait to showcase it in a look.  It's a shame I'm not familiar with the songs because understanding the references would have made it more special.  I'm still really glad I was able to get my hands on this set though, it makes a great addition to my already huge NM collection.

- Jolie ♥

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Notoriously Morbid June 2015 Vanishing Cabinet - Beyond the Goblin City Swatches


Today I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's Labyrinth inspired Vanishing Cabinet.  It comes with four shadows, a solid perfume sample, and a shadow by guest indie, Corvus Cosmetics.  I love both NM and Corvus, so I was very excited for this box.  I have to admit that I've never watched Labyrinth before, but hearing people rave about it made me download and start.  I'm only halfway through and it's a bit hard for me to finish, but I'm getting there.  The movie's a tiny bit awkward for me and I think I would have enjoyed it more if I were younger.  

Happy birthday VC!


Pictures taken in daylight and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


You Have No Power
You Have No Power:  pale pink with silver shimmers

Innocent + Twisted Alchemy June 2015 Subscription Swatches


Today's the last day of June, which means I have only a few hours left to write up several June related posts (curse my procrastination!).  I have the swatches of Innocent + Twisted Alchemy's June subscription box.  This is a very special month for I+T because the theme is based on a character the owner, Linda, created and the label art is all hand drawn and extremely beautiful.  The box includes four mini eyeshadows, one highlighter, and two samples from other companies.

Pictures taken in daylight and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Voiceless
Voiceless:  pink with gold sparkles

Thursday, June 25, 2015

Notoriously Morbid Daoine Sidhe, Mystic Mattes, and Changelings Swatches and Review!


I have a huge huge HUGE post for you all today!  It's some new products from my favorite indie company, Notoriously Morbid.  They recently released a plethora of exciting lip products including some beautiful liquid matte lipsticks and topcoats.  I also picked up their newest eyeshadow collection, Daoine Sidhe, based on light and dark fairies and will be swatching those first.  Due to the extremely picture heavy nature of this post, I'll skip onto the swatches right now!

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Head Key
Head Key:  beautiful light pink with gold sparkles.  This was my free sample and a sneak peek of their upcoming summer collection.  This is a very pretty and feminine color.



Daoine Sidhe

This collection is inspired by light and dark fairies and has some beautiful shimmers.  Missing from this collection is a highlighter that was actually renamed and reintroduced from the Game of Thrones inspired Vanishing Cabinet a few months back.  It was so popular that the owners had to make it permanent and include it in this collection.

Pay What is Owed
Pay What is Owed:  lime green with blue sparkles

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Baroque Cosmetics First Impression Swatches and Review


Hey everyone!  I finally got to try out Baroque Cosmetics after hearing so much about them and picked up a lot of eyeshadow and blush samples!  Since it's an intensely picture heavy post, I'll just get right to the swatches :)

Pictures taken under daylight bulb and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top/left half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom/right half)


Confetti Candy
Confetti Candy:  white with red, gold, and green sparkles