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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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Dun dun dun! I have for you the Liars Keep Secrets collection from Kiss My Sass Cosmetics! This collection is in collaboration with Glamour Doll Eyes and releases on December 2nd! So Elizabeth had a little giveaway for Glamping in her Facebook group and I won. Woo! When I received my package she’d included samples of the other products from the collection! All in all there is 1 lipstick, 1 lip tint, 1 cream shadow and 3 loose shadows. I have swatches for all of you today!

Official descriptions
Friends Share Secrets is a shimmering peach with golden flecks. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Allison.[/do]
Hope Breeds Eternal Misery is a light peachy nude. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Spencer.[/do]
If Lying Was A Crime is a bronzed plum with purple & bronze shimmer. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Emily.[/do]

Cream Shadow
If The Feather Fits is a sheer black base with turquoise & purple shimmer. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Hanna.[/do]

Lip Tint
Parties & Body Bags is a sheer dark plummy purple. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Aria.[/do]

Lipstick
Glamping is a dusty rose with hints of mauve. [do action=”u-2″]Based on Mona.[/do]

Ordering options
Eyeshadow

You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 2×2″ baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Cream Eyeshadow
You will receive cream product in a 29mm pan compact with mirror, packed 3g by weight for $8.50 USD per compact.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.50 USD per clamshell.

Lip Tint
You will receive loose product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 4.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.00 USD per clamshell.

Lipstick
You will receive loose product in a slimline lip tube, packed 2g by weight for $7.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a clamshell, packed 1g by weight for $2.50 USD per clamshell.

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix and bare skin.

If The Feather Fits is a metallic blackened blue with turquoise and pink sparks.
Ingredients: caprylic/capric triglyceride (fractionated coconut oil), mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, ricinus communis seed oil (castor), iron oxide, euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), zinc oxide, oryza sative (rice powder), silicon dioxide. VEGANlip safe

Friends Share Secrets is a light peach with gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, boron nitride, tin oxide, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide. VEGANlip safe

Hope Breeds Eternal Misery is a matte peachy tan.
Ingredients: ultramarines, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, mica, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, boron nitride, silicon dioxide. VEGANnot lip safe

If Lying Was A Crime is a shimmery plum brown.
Ingredients: mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, manganese violet, nylon 12, magnesium myristate, magnesium stearate, silicon dioxide, boron nitride. VEGANlip safe

Parties & Body Bags is a sheer plum wine.
Ingredients: ricinus communis seed oil (castor), euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), mangifera indica seed butter (mango), simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba), manganese violet, orbignya oleifera seed oil, iron oxide, tocopheryl acetate, mentha piperita oil (peppermint essential oil). VEGAN

Glamping is a dusty rose.
Ingredients: ricinus communis seed oil (castor), euphorbia cerifera wax (candelilla), mangifera indica seed butter (mango), simmondsia chinensis seed oil (jojoba), titanium dioxide, orbignya oleifera seed oil, manganese violet, iron oxide, red #40, tocopheryl acetate, menthe piperita oil. VEGAN

Ah these colors are lovely! I love If The Feather Fits and Glamping! Also If Lying Was A Crime. They are are lovely. What was your favorite? Will you be picking any of these up?

You can find Kiss My Sass Cosmetics here. Find them on Facebook and Twitter! You can contact Elizabeth on her contact page here. There’s also a group on Facebook you can join here! Lots of sneak peaks and some giveaways and discounts! Let her know I sent you! ;)

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