Thursday, November 2, 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics The Premiums 2017 Swatches and Review

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm extremely excited to show off swatches of Dawn Eyes Cosmetics' newest collection - The Premiums!  They're created with some insanely gorgeous multichrome pigments that are new to the market.  Because they are more expensive to purchase, the prices for these pigments were higher as well.  I usually purchase samples from Dawn Eyes, but decided to splurge on full sizes because I didn't want to run out so quickly.  Along with eyeshadows, DEC also released nail polishes and nail polish flakes to match.  I didn't purchase those, but they do look beautiful.  Due to the color traveling nature of the pigments, it was really hard for me to capture the insane shifts, but I tried!

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

Alluring: sparkly pink to green shift

Magical:  sparkly fuschia to green shift

Ravishing:  satin magenta to antique gold shift

Corvus Cosmetics Pressed Eyeshadow Palettes and Pressed Highlighter

Ohhh boy, this post has been delayed for long enough!  Corvus Cosmetics launched their pressed eyeshadows and highlighters earlier this year and my life has been so hectic that I haven't been able to post :(  Anyway, I was pretty excited when they announced this because I use their products almost every day and have pressed the samples that I purchased since pressed eyeshadows are easier for me to use.  During the initial release, I picked up the pressed highlighter and the 12 pan palette.  I later picked up the 5 pan palette which I have included in this post as well.

The current TAT is 5 - 30 business days.  The pressed eyeshadow pans retail for $8 each, 5 pan palettes are $38, and 12 pan palettes are $78.  The pressed palettes are customized, so you get to choose the shadows and input them yourselves.  The pressed highlighters are unfortunately discontinued due to packaging issues.  

Disclosure:  I'm an affiliate of Corvus Cosmetics and the link provided above is an affiliate link.  You can also use my code 'JOLIE20' for 20% off your order (discount does not apply to palettes).

Pictures taken under LED bulb

Pressed Eyeshadow

5 Pan Palette

12 Pan Palete

Pressed Eyeshadow

I'm not swatching anything in the order because everything I purchased had already been swatched in previous posts.  I was overall extremely impressed with the great packaging.  Although people had issues with the pressed highlighters breaking during transit, I was very lucky to have received mine intact.  The packaging seems durable and very professional.  

Additionally, I absolutely love the palettes!  Not only do they come with gorgeous label art, but they have a magnetic closure and are hefty in weight.  Because of their beauty and ease of use, I've reached for my palettes daily.  I'm very tempted to pick up several more in the future.  Corvus also recently released five new loose highlighters and their site swatches look gorgeous.  I've already ordered them and will try to post them soon after they're received!

- Jolie ♥

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Dawn Eyes Cosmetics The Confessions Collection Swatches

Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Dawn Eyes Cosmetics' exclusive Confessions collection.  It's a collection made exclusively for the FB group - Confessions of a Cosmetologist/MUA.  Dawn Eyes doesn't have a TAT listed, but it's usually under 7 business days.

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

Confessionistas:  icy blue with green and red shimmers and silver sparkles

Opal Essence
Opal Essence:  shimmery champagne with green and red shimmers and blue sparkles

Princess Peach
Princess Peach:  peach with pink and gold sparkles

Addicted:  dark coral rose with green and gold sparkles

Notoriously Morbid September 2017 Mystic Monthly - Endor Swatches and Review

Welcome back, everyone!  I'm so excited to show off swatches of Notoriously Morbid's September Mystic Monthly!  It was inspired by Endor and featured a Mystic Matte liquid lipstick as well as a Night Kiss Lip Balm. Notoriously Morbid's current TAT is 14 business days, but the Mystic Monthly bills on the 20th of each month and ships two business days later.

Bare lips
Endor on face
Endor:  beautiful rosewood with copper shimmers.  I fell head over heels in love with this color!  I think it may be my favorite Mystic Matte lipstick yet (even beating out Bishop!)  It's the perfect My Lips But Better (MLBB) shade and the perfect rosewood that I've been wanting.  I really hope this color is voted back into permanence because I can't imagine running out of it.  

Speak to Spirits
Speak to Spirits:  deliciously Nutter Butter scented

- Jolie ♥

Notoriously Morbid August 2017 Crypt Creation - Creature of the Night Mystic Matte Swatch

Hello, everyone!  I have a short catch-up swatch post of Notoriously Morbid's August 2017 Crypt Creation, created by NM Maven Amber!  It's no longer available, but you may be able to find some people selling it on destash pages.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days.

Bare lips
Creature of the Night
Creature of the Night on face
Creature of the Night:  beautiful plum base with strong green duochrome.  This is an absolutely stunning MM and so unique.  The color scheme reminded me of Maleficent from Sleeping Beauty.

- Jolie ♥

Notoriously Morbid September 2017 Vanishing Cabinet - Murdering Maven Swatches

Welcome back, everyone!  I have swatches of Notoriously Morbid's September Vanishing Cabinet. It was inspired by the board game and movie, Clue.  It was a special because NM made the VC into a bit of a murder mystery.  Some promoters (Mavens) were made into "game pieces" and one game piece was included in each VC and the customers could try to see which Maven committed the crime (spoiler: it was me).  I had the honor of becoming Mr. Green and loved creating a green themed look.  The VC included five mini eyeshadows and one mini blush.  NM's current TAT is 14 business days, but the VC ships on a different schedule.

I got Andrea as Miss Scarlet as my game piece!

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

Accident Prone
Accident Prone:  grass green with gold sparkles and red and green shimmers

Determined to Enjoy Myself
Determined to Enjoy Myself:  ocean blue with red and blue sparkles

Casualties are Inevitable
Casualties are Inevitable:  orange with pink sparkles and red and gold shimmers

Guess Who's Gonna Get it?
Guess Who's Gonna Get it?:  pink red with gold sparkles and red and gold shimmers

It's You and Me Honeybunch
It's You and Me Honeybunch:  matte merlot

Flames...On the Side of my Face
Flames...On the Side of my Face:  light pink blush with silver sparkles and green and red shimmers; swatched heavily over bare skin

Accident Prone, Determined to Enjoy Myself, Casualties are Inevitable, Guess Who's Gonna Get it?, It's You and Me Honeybunch, Flames...On the Side of my Face

For those of you who didn't get my game piece, here are the pictures I submitted for Mr. Green :D

Overall, this VC had some very fun colors and I look forward to playing with them!  I hope you guys had fun playing Murdering Maven with all of us and can't wait for the next whodunit!

- Jolie ♥