I know it seems like I'm trying to rush these posts out, but I swear I'm not! I just can't wait any longer to share swatches of a company I recently discovered. This company is called Dark Matter Makeup, and for now, their only storefront is Etsy. They introduced themselves in another indie makeup subreddit I frequent called /r/IndieIslandofMisfits. They only sell eyeshadow right now, but everything is astronomy themed which I absolutely love. There are no swatches of the products yet, so I bought the whole catalog to swatch for you guys!
Initially, there were two separate listings for every product, which made it extremely confusing for me to see how many individual eyeshadows they had. I messaged the owner, Dom, and asked how many eyeshadows there were and how much it would be to buy one of each sample. She responded very quickly and said there were 18 so far, and she can put up a special listing just for me. The price she gave was $17 for 18 eyeshadow samples and $2 for shipping. After I paid, she gave it to the mailman that afternoon and it was on the way over! For some reason, shipping took awhile, I'm not sure if it was some odd route they take or if it was because of Blizzard Juno, but it took a lot longer to get to me. Tracking was stalled for a few days, so I was left waiting in anticipation.
I finally received it a couple of days ago and got to swatching. The eyeshadow samples come in cute little test tubes that are about half the length of my pointer finger. The cap is extremely secure and there's no risk of making a mess because it's half full. Dom had listed the shadows in grams, and when converted to teaspoons, she said it should be 1/2 tsp. However, other reviewers compared it with Shiro's samples which are 1/8 tsp (albeit super generous), and said Dark Matter's samples had less.
Anyway, my samples came in a cute moon and stars bag that's fitting with the shop's theme. Dom included a business card and thank you card in a small wax envelope. There's an ingredient listing on the back of the business card as well.
I've bored you guys enough with my ramblings. Onto the swatches! Just a fair warning though - I did buy the whole catalog, so this post is very picture heavy! You have been warned.
Pictures taken in daylight and swatched over ELF Glitter Primer (top half) and ELF Essential Primer (bottom half) - click to enlarge