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Swatches: AFK Cosmetics The Round Table Collection

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I forgot to add… In case you haven’t figured it out… It’s a collection based on Monty Python. That is all.

Official descriptions
Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow is a simple dark orange based brown in a lovely satin matte. Over a sticky primer the brown is at the forefront of this shadow, but over bare skin the color leans a burnt orange/brown that is begging for fall weather.
Black Beast of Arrghhhh! is a deep satiny blackened teal. Works well over any type of primer primer and holds promise of fantastic smokey eye look for evenings out.
Bring Out Your Dead is a dusty grey-taupe with a silvery sheen when applied over a sticky base. An excellent all over lid color.
Ni! is a lovely forest green with just a hint of silvery blue glitter. Perfect for walks in the woods, shubbery picking, or cutting trees down with herring.
That Rabbits Dynamite! is a gentle and unassuming as an innocent little bunny, this shadow is a pearly soft white with a touch of pink. Especially suited for inner eye highlighting!
……Tim? is a lovely golden, earthen brown with red and golden flecks and a satin finish.

Blush
Your Father Smelt of Elderberries is a soft, but fun light magenta blush that blends out into a gorgeous berry pink with a satin finish. Ideal for taunting people in French accents.

Highlighter
Holy Hand Grenade is a gorgeously shimmery gold highlighter with the ever so slightest hint of silvery glitter. Perfect for evening questing.

Lip gloss
Tis But a Scratch is a dramatic, sultry, and almost earthy blue based red gloss with excellent build ability.
Witches are Made of Wood is a gorgeous dusty rose gloss with hints of golden flecks. Can be applied in thin layers for a natural look, or built up for some added drama.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Blush & Highlighter
You will receive loose product in a 10g jar with a sifter, packed 4-5.5g by weight for $8.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ¼ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 USD per baggie.

Lip Gloss
You will receive liquid product in a 8mL tube with doe foot applicator, packed 4-5.5g by volume for $8.00 USD per jar.
You will receive liquid product in a clamshell, packed 1.5mL by volume for $2.00 USD per clamshell.

You can purchase the entire set in full size for $62.00 USD or sample size for $14.00 USD.

Taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Airspeed Velocity of an Unladen Swallow is a satin chestnut brown.
Ingredients: Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Black Beast of Arrghhhh! is a metallic blackened teal.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Bring Out Your Dead is a satin taupe with a silver sheen with silver sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Kaolin Clay, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

Ni! is a metallic forest green with silver and green sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Chromium Oxide Green, Aluminum Powder, Silica, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

That Rabbits Dynamite! is a pearly white with a pink sheen and pink sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safe

……Tim? is an earthy brown with a gold sheen and gold and red sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica, Carnaba Wax, Magnesium Stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Your Father Smelt of Elderberries is a satin berry blush.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Red #33, Kaolin Clay, Bismuth Oxychloride, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safeNot Eye Safe

Holy Hand Grenade is a silvery gold highlighter.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Tin Oxide, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax. VEGANlip safeEye Safe

Tis But a Scratch is a deep wine red with red shimmer.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mango Butter, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Glycerine, Mica, Iron Oxide, Red 33, Red 40, Vitamin E. VEGANlip safe

Witches are Made of Wood is a dusty rose with gold shimmer.
Ingredients: Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Mango Butter, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil, Glycerine, Mica, Iron Oxide, Titanium Dioxide, Vitamin E. VEGANlip safe

Miss Dena sent these out before she went out of town for a wedding and I got them swatched a couple of days after I got them. I’m gonna need full sizes of the blush and highlighter, they are SO freaking pretty. I thought I love Mawwage, but Holy Hand Grenade is even prettier guys. t.t SO pretty. Also I love That Rabbits Dynamite, Bring Out Your Dead and Black Beast of Aughhhh! Also Witches Made of Wood is an amazing gloss. It’s gorgeous. This is a beautiful Autumn collection and you kind of need it. Such pretty rich colors! This collection will be released on August 31st and is a seasonal collection, so it’ll be around through November each year. Also one of the glosses was missing the little insert that wipes off the excess gloss, so that’s why one of the wands was gloopy. I let Dena know and asked if she could send me one when I get some Paladin Primer for my giveaway, so no worries if you order gloss, it will look like the other wand! xd

You can find AFK Cosmetics online here. You can contact Dena through the contact email afkcustomerservice@outlook.com. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Luna

Disclosure

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Too Pure to be Pink & Beautiful Blonde Pineapple over Glitter Glue

Swatches AFK Cosmetics Beautiful Blonde Pineapple & Too Pure To Be Pink

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Official description
Beautiful Blonde Pineapple is a delicate blonde with golden shimmer.
Too Pure to be Pink is a coral-tinged pink.

These are extras from AFK Cosmetics Summer Lovin’ Advent Calendar.

Taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer, Darling Girl Cosmetics Glitter Glue and bare skin.

Beautiful Blonde Pineapple is a shimmery cream with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, sercite mica, bronze powder, aluminum powder, silicon dioxide, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax. VEGAN not lip safe

Too Pure to be Pink is a peachy coral pink
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, tin oxide, red #40, magnesium stearate, carnauba wax. VEGAN lip safe

I don’t know if Dena is going to be making a batch of these to sell or not. Right now there’s an advent calendar grab bag up in the shop for the leftover colors, but it’s random what you get. These are both pretty colors but I love Beautiful Blonde Pineapple! It’s so pretty.

EDIT: Dena is going to be making up small batches of both of these to sell!

You can find AFK Cosmetics online here. You can contact Dena through the contact email afkcustomerservice@outlook.com. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Luna

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Swatches: Chirp Cosmetics Company Matte Lip Color Fruit Punch, Shocker & Vamp

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Official descriptions
Fruit Punch is a versatile pinked red
Shocker is a shockingly bright magenta-toned pink.
Vamp is a beautiful, bold blood red colour with orange undertones.

Ordering options
You will receive lipstick in a bullet, packed 4mL by volume for $11.00 USD per bullet.
You will receive lipstick in a clamshell, packed 3mL by volume for $3.00 USD per clamshell.
You will receive lipstick in a baggie, packed 0.5mL by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Photographed in daylight over bare skin and bare lips.

Chirp Cosmetics Company contacted me to see if I’d like to swatch their new matte lip colors and of course I said yes! These are bright, creamy colors. Shocker is my favorite! It’s an amazingly bright pink. These are a tiny bit drying as mattes can be and do stain. The Shocker and Vamp are very opaque and Fruit Punch is a little sheerer. I’m looking forward to seeing what other shade they come out with!

You can find Chirp Cosmetics Company online here. You can contact them through this email. You can find them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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Luna

Disclosure

I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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Ring that came with my order!

Swatches: Blackbird Cosmetics Figment, Juliet & Vintage

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These three shadows are from Mattes, Vol 2. Maleah put in Vintage for free because my order shipped a couple of days late, but I honestly didn’t even realize. Vintage is a pressed shadow and the other two are loose.

Official descriptions
Figment is a light muted plum.
Juliet is a dark muted pink.
Vintage is a muted, but somehow still vibrant mid-toned violet.

Purchasing options
You will receive pressed product in a 26mm square pan , packed 2g by weight for $8.00 USD per pan.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $6.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ⅛ by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer and bare skin.

Figment is a light grayed out plum.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Juliet is a dusty mauve.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Vintage is a dusty wine brown.
Ingredients: Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Nylon 12, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. +/- Titanium Dioxide, Iron oxides, Manganese Violet, Ultramarines. VEGANnot lip safe

So I kind of love all three of these colors. Vintage is not a color I would have picked for myself, but I really like it. I’m so glad Maleah put it in. I ended up ordering pressed pans of Figment and Juliet. They are beautiful pinky neutrals and I love them. I can’t wait to try the pressed version! As I said in my previous swatch post here, these formulas are fantastic but the pressed version is magical. It is buttery and smooth. It applies and blends beautifully. I love them. You must try these. Go forth and buy!

You can find Blackbird Cosmetics here. You can contact Maleah on her contact page here. You can find them on Facebook here and Instagram here.

If you like this post do me a favor and like it up there on the top right!

Luna

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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All the goodies!

Swatches: Blackbird Cosmetics Beau, Fiction, Fire Pledge, Gravity, Immortals, Imogen & Thirteen

purchased by me

These shadows are from the Mattes, Vol. 1. All are loose except Imogen, which is pressed. Beau and Fire Pledge were free samples. I will be posting the Mattes, Vol 2 shades I have in another post, here.

Official descriptions
Beau is a reddened dark brown
Fiction is a perfect dark gray.
Fire Pledge is a vibrant orange.
Gravity is a medium muted complex plum.
Immortals is a soft lightened pink.
Imogen is a medium muted mauvey pink.
Thirteen is a light to medium exactly neutral brown.

Purchasing options
You will receive pressed product in a 26mm square pan , packed 2g by weight for $8.00 USD per pan.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $6.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ⅛ by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Taken indoors under a daylight bulb. Swatched over Lunatick Cosmetic Labs Lunatick Primer and bare skin.

Beau is a dark brown with a red tone.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Fiction is a dark gray.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Fire Pledge is a dark fiery orange.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Gravity is a plummy brown.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Immortals is a light mauve toned pink.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

Imogen is a light dusty mauve rose.
Ingredients: Talc, Magnesium Myristrate, Boron Nitride, Nylon 12, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Tocopherol, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. +/- Titanium Dioxide, Iron oxides. VEGANnot lip safe

Thirteen is a light taupe.
Ingredients: Talc, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Myristrate, Iron Oxides, Boron Nitride, Isoeicosane, Zinc Stearate, Mica, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Alkyl Benzoate, Lauryl Laurate, Caranauba Wax, Tocopherol, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Jojoba Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil. VEGANlip safe

So some of you may know that I’m not a huge fan of mattes. There are a few favorites I have, even then I don’t wear them much. I am also not the hugest fan of neutrals. I like my bright sparkly colors. But I have to say, I was completely blown away by these shadows. The loose formula is fantastic. It’s highly pigmented and blends easily, but the pressed shadows? They are truly amazing. They are soft and buttery, they apply wonderfully. They are just amazing. I love them. Maleah has done a wondrous job with her formulas and I hope she releases more shades in the future. I’d love to have some pinks/purples/teals from her. Oh yes. I love, love, love some of these colors and actually went off and ordered them in pressed shadows. >.> Immortals, Imogen and Thirteen are my favorites here. Even though I got a full loose size of Immortals I decided to get it pressed as well. See. I love them. t.t I also ordered another Imogen that I’m going to be giving away with some other favorite indie stuff probably next month. :d Seriously. If you haven’t tried them, you need to. They completely changed how I feel about mattes and neutrals. I can’t wait to do a look with them!

You can find Blackbird Cosmetics here. You can contact Maleah on her contact page here. You can find them on Facebook here and Instagram here.

If you like this post do me a favor and like it up there on the top right!

Luna

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I run this blog! This blog is a personal blog for all things beauty related. I love swatching, reviewing and hosting giveaways. I’ve been blogging since I was 16 years old… That’s uh a long time. I am now 33! Sometimes I like to blog about my life and what is going on, but not often anymore. I hope you enjoy my blog posts!
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