Review: December Visage Box from Hello Waffle

Hello all! I’m this week’s Thursday guest-blogger, Dana. You may remember me from such blogs as I Smear Pigment on My Face,  or such reddit usernames as /u/danakimberlyy. I know that I’m a little bit late to the party on this one, but today I’ll be talking a little bit about Hello Waffle‘s December Visage subscription box. December’s box was themed after Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and the colors included were meant to be used either in a smoky eye look or a more neutral-toned look. You’ll see more what I’m talking about in a minute.

Dec Visage


Here’s what Christine’s (Owner of Hello Waffle) packaging looks like for the Visage box. It’s a lovely presentation and is supposed to be themed along with the colors.

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Listing Information

Here’s the listing that comes along with the package. It lists the colors, gives a brief description, and shows how much everything is worth. Additionally, on the back Christine included a brief synopsis of A Christmas Carol to read, if you’re not familiar with it. This month, Christine provided halflings of the eye colors and contour colors, a full size of the lip color from Tilt/Shift Cosmetis, and a sample of Hello Waffle‘s new finishing powder.



Here’s a picture of all the colors in their respective jars (minus the finishing powder, since I decanted it into something else).

Eye Colors

Colors: (Top to Bottom) Bah Humbug; Ghost of Christmas Past; Ghost of Christmas Present; Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

Photo: Swatched over Elf Glitter Primer and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: Next up, we have swatches from all of the colors. Sorry if these colors seem a bit out of order, but I like to swatch in alphabetical order just in case I forget what I did.

Bah Humbug

Color: Bah Humbug

Photo: Swatched over Elf Glitter Primer and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: Here’s a close up of Bah! Humbug.  This was meant to be one of the more neutral colors, which would ideally be paired with Ghost of Christmas Present (the golden color). It’s a very light coppery color and applies with a kind of metallic look to it. I really like it. This is probably one of the colors that I would likely use most out of the bunch.

Christmas Past

Color: Ghost of Christmas Past

Photo: Swatched over Elf Glitter Primer and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: This lightish grey color is the next of the bunch, Ghost of Christmas Past. It’s a very light grey color, bordering on almost light. There’s not a TON going on, but it’s great when paired with Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come for a more smoky eye look.

Christmas Present

Color: Ghost of Christmas Present

Photo: Swatched over Elf Glitter Primer and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: Next, this is Ghost of Christmas Present. The color is a very, light golden neutral tone. I really like it, and it reminds me of Shiro Cosmetics‘ Baker’s Boy, just a little more pigmented. It has a little more gold going on here and there’s a gorgeous golden shimmer going on as well. My sister was pretty jelly of this color and wanted to steal it.

Christmas Yet to Come

Color: Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.

Photo: Swatched over Elf Glitter Primer and Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy, taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: This was the last shadow color that came in the December Visage box, Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come. It is a very dark color that I really, really want to classify as black, but there’s just so much glitter and shimmer going on that I feel like it’s more of a dark, smoky grey. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love the color, but it’s not a very pure, dark, black color. If you’re looking for a black color with a bunch of shimmer going on, this is probably what you want (and HW rocks at this, have you seen Edgar Allen Purr?).



Here’s a close up of the shadow colors in their jars.


Colors: (L-R) Scrooge; Marley

Photo: Swatched over bare skin on top and Elf Glitter Primer on bottom; taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: Okay, so next up, Christine provided everyone with two contouring powders: the lighter color, Scrooge, is meant as more of a highlight, and the darker one, Marley, is meant as a contour. Both came in halfling sizes and seemed a bit more cool-toned to me. In the above picture, I built up both colors a little and swatched over bare skin on top and Elf Glitter Primer on bottom, so you can see what both colors really looked like.  Scrooge was a very light color. It’s a pure white, bordering on grey kind of color. Marley was more of a dark grey color, bordering almost on brown. I’m not a huge fan of these colors, but I tend to be a bit more of a warmer-toned person, so this could be why.


Color: Galactic

Photo: Swatched over Burt’s Bees lipbalm (regular); taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: This month’s guest indie product was Galactic from Tilt/Shift Cosmetics. Before this, I hadn’t tried Tilt/Shift, so I was definitely excited about this color, especially since it was so pretty. The color came in a full size jar, which I wasn’t a huge fan of, due to the need for a brush application. I brushed the color on and built it up to a medium opacity to get it to this point, which I was pretty happy with. The color looks like a dark maroon in the jar and brushes on as more of a berry color. It could have definitely been darker if i kept going. I really like the color and would totally consider ordering it if it came in some other form of application device than a jar. I also really liked the scent of the color, which was more of a spearmint. I wear peppermint Burt’s Bees, so this was really nice.

Finishing Powder

Color: Hello Waffle Finishing Powder

Photo: Taken in natural lighting.

My Thoughts: Last up on the docket, we have Hello Waffle‘s new finishing powder product. Christine sent out samples with this month’s box and I decanted mine into another jar that I had. The finishing powder is more white, rather than green tinted, and applies relatively light. I don’t feel much of a difference from the other finishing powder I own, so that was nice to discover. I would definitely recommend trying out this new product when Christine releases it in the near future.


Other NotesTo be honest, I wasn’t the biggest fan of the colors in this month’s box. I generally wear more purples and browns, and don’t go out much, so the smoky eye look is a bit lost on me. I did try it out a couple of times, and it looked nice, so if you’re really into the smoky eye look, these colors would be great for you. Additionally, Christine was spectacular about pairing my shipping for this month’s box and my Black Friday order and sending everything to a different address (because I couldn’t wait until I was home). She is always awesome to talk to and provides excellent customer service, should you ever need it. I know that November’s Visage box was awesome, and this month’s looks incredible too, so I would definitely recommend signing up next time slots are put up (the 29th of every month at 9 AM EST). Thanks for reading and allowing me to be your guest poster today, and feel free to visit me at my blog, I Smear Pigment on My Face here: .

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