Friday, May 20, 2011
Evil Shades Haul, Swatch and Review
Yep, I've had these items since around Xmas. I know... shame on me for never posting about them. :p Well, I'll be changing that now! :) Today I have an Evil Shades haul, swatch and review on eyeshadows, a blush, and several forms of lippies.
L-R Second Row: Wanderflower, Phyrra's Fantasy, Lucia, Whisper
Bottom: Skon Blush
L-R Second Row: Lipstick - Stiletto, Evince, Fateful
The blush, $6.50 each for sull size (10 gram jars):
Wow... this is so awesome! At first it scared the shit out of me, but be warned, if you're as pale as I am use a light hand with this shade! It's really super pigmented, and it will give you a ghoulish look (in a bad way). :p The shade is a duochrome and is so beautiful and multidimensional, something I never thought I'd like on my cheeks as I'm normally a "matte" kind of gal. This lasted all day on my face over top my normal foundation routine. I will be buying more of these!
The eyeshadows, $5 each & up for full size (5 gram jars):
They're all highly pigmented and give great payoff and wear. Lucia does stain like a bitch, and Steele Green and Whoo R U are pretty similar other than the fact Steele Green (omg I'm just drooling over that name, yum Peter Steele!) has shimmer where as Whoo R U is more matte. My swatches did not seem to be too keen on showing the shimmer that's in these shades, but I promise you, it's there. The price is right and there are always new/limited collections and shades being added, so check these babies out.
The lipstick, $4.25 each:
Seriously cannot believe how affordable these are. However, the shades are kinf of hit and miss. Two of the three I got were awesome, but Evince was really hard to get any saturation out of. :( It does show up, but I have to apply about three or more coats to get it to show. There are a ton of new shades up though, and I would love to get more in the future to try. They're super smooth and to tell you the truth I can hardly feel them on my lips at all, but yet they last about 6-7 hours, which fucking rocks.
The wicked gloss, $5 each:
The price and packaging has changed on these since I bought them, which is a HUGE plus seeing as how the little pots that I have in my old ones... are a nasty, sloppy pain in the ass. These smell like coconut and taste so damn yummy, and they are so moisturizing. The color payoff isn't too great, but they're supposed to be sheer almost like a balm so I was expecting that.
The hardcore lips, $5.75 each:
Umm, this was the one and only thing I'm kinda on the fence about. Although the shade is okay... it's just too "meh" and the formula is a little gritty to me, but maybe I just got a bad tube because I got the when they were first released and I think she may have changed the formula? The one I got though, I don't really use too much because it's a little uncomfortable on my lips, but the color is very nice.
Shipping was fast, it arrived 4 days after my 3 day process time (if I remember correctly, it was so damn long ago), and pretty cheap too, and everything arrived perfectly handled in a nice bubble mailer.
Customer service is one of the top three of the indie cosmetics in my book, right next to Morgana and High Voltage.
Customer Service: 5/5
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Have you tried/would like to try Evil Shades? What are your thoughts?