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Hi guys! I’m Emma, a new baby blogger that is slightly obsessed with indie makeup. I post semi-frequently and regularly over at In Pursuit of the Perfect Petticoat. I was super excited to be invited to guest post over here about indie cosmetics.

Since it’s January I’m sure you’ve all heard about the Color of the Year- Marsala. As pretty as the Sephora/Pantone collection is, I find that I always like the indie version better. I’ve put together a quick round-up of some of my favorite marsala-esque shades and products from indie companies. Some of the products lean more red or orange, this was intentional in order to help produce a list most people can find at least one thing that would suit their coloring. Personally, I cannot wear orange-based marsala but the red/burgundy shades look delightful on me!

First up is eyeshadow. I’m slightly apprehensive of anything remotely red near my eyes, but it looks like Pantone wants to break me of that this year

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Left to right, top to bottom: Brazen Cosmetics “Free Spirit”, Detrivore “Apocalyptic”, Glamor Doll Eyes “Chilvarist”, Beauty for the Win “Starbucks Lovers”, Kiss my Sass “Sunburn”, Dreamworld Hermantica “Risky”, Femme Fatale “Blood Moon”, Shiro Cosmetics “Goron Ruby”, Shiro Cosmetics “What’s This Lever Do?”, Beauty for the Win “Amsterdam”, Shiro Cosmetics “Queensguard”, Shiro Cosmetics “Ziggy”

My favorites are definitely Starbucks Lovers and Blood Moon of the shadows, now if only I can get the courage up to wear them….

Next up is blush, a much more wearable approach to the marsala trend.

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Top to bottom, left to right: Parlo Cosmetics “Call Me Baby”, Beauty for the Win “Anne”, Silk Naturals “Galaxy”, Notoriously Morbid “Numerology”, Aromaleigh “Gaussa”, Baroque Cosmetics “I’d Hate Toulouse You”.

My favorite from this line up is definitely the Baroque shade- though I think the Aromaleigh shade provides an interesting shade.

 

 

 

This part is my favorite: lip products. I got into lipstick long before I learned the basics of eyeshadow beyond “skin tone on the lid for some shimmer” and marsala is just so wearable and approachable this way, even for those who normally shy away from red. I personally run towards red with my arms outstretched, so that last part was just a guess.

MarsalaLipsClockwise from the left: Silk Naturals “Script”, Performance Colors “Coco Loco”, Fyrinnae “Naughty or Nice”, Fierce Magenta “Brick”, Parlo Cosmetics “Token”, Limnit Lipsticks “Ms. President”.

From this set you can’t possibly expect me to pick favorites. My answer is “all of them”. Those Fierce Magenta and Silk Naturals shades will be mine, ASAP.

I’m sure I missed piles of beautiful marsala shades, so leave me a name or link in the comments so I can add more things to my ever growing wishlist! Check out my blog next week for a review and swatch post of my vaguely marsala-esque shades in my personal collection, indie and non-indie alike.

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Andi from Baroque Cosmetics sent me some samples of her Viva la Revolution collection to check out! These are some lovely colors. :d Check them out!

Official descriptions
Affair of the Diamond is a silver with a blue shift to it.
Dictateur Sanguinaire is a deep blood red.
Death of Marat is a creamy oatmeal with a very soft blue flash.
National Razor is a gunmetal with a red sheen.
Madame Deficit is a lovely soft pink with a gold sheen.
Sun King is a deep noble blue with flecks of gold.
The Republic is a rich, leathery brown.
Versailles is an antiqued molten gold.

Ordering information
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5-2g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ? teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

All photos taken indoors in direct light and outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over bare skin, Glamour Doll Eyes Foil Me and Madd Style Cosmetics Optimus Prime primer.

Affair of the Diamond is a silver with a blue sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

Dictateur Sanguinaire is a metallic darkened red.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, copper powder, silicon dioxide, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

Death of Marat is a creamy sand with a blue sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, carnauba wax, iron oxide, tin oxide, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

National Razor is a metallic dark gray with a red sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide, aluminum powder, calcium aluminum borosilicate, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

Madame Deficit is a light pink with a gold sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

Sun King is a deep midnight blue with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, tin oxide, calcium sodium borosilicate, silica, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

The Republic is a bright rich brown with copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, carnauba wax, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN

Versailles is a darkened gold.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, copper powder, zinc, iron oxide, bronze powder, silicon dioxide, carnauba wax, silica, magnesium myristrate. VEGAN
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So what do you think? My favorite was National Razor and I also really liked Sun King. Dicateur Sanguinaire is also very pretty.

You can find Baroque Cosmetics on Facebook here. Andi can be reached on her contact page here.

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