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Swatches: Blackbird Cosmetics Figment, Juliet & Vintage

press sample

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.

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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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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.

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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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Baby May, Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook & Weird Dent

Swatches: My Pretty Zombie Baby May, Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook & Weird Dent

purchased by me

These are the three new shadows from My Pretty Zombie. Baby May is a shadow Andrea made to give out for her daughter’s birth and Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook and Weird Dent are new colors she put up for her shop anniversary. :)

Official descriptions
Baby May is a shimmery lavender with a pink sheen.
Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook is a brown plum that rubs down maroon. Green shift.
Weird Dent is a shimmery limey gold!

Purchasing options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ¼ by volume for $3.00 USD for 3 sample baggies.

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

Baby May is a shimmery, kind of bright lavender with a pink sheen and pink sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide,silicone dioxide, carmine, magnesium myristrate. NOT VEGANlip safe

Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook is a kind of maroon brown with a green shift and green sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, iron oxide, silica, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Weird Dent is a metallic lime with an antique gold sheen and lime sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, copper powder, zinc, silica, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Man all three of these shades are really pretty. I like Baby May a lot but my favorite of the bunch is Everything Looks Better On A Meat Hook. It’s so fantastic! The green shift is real prominent and kind of glowy. Weird Dent is also fantastic. It’s this pretty metallic lime green that is also kind of an antique gold. It’s lovely.

You can find My Pretty Zombie here. You can contact Andrea on her contact page here. Find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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Injurious Collection

Swatches: My Pretty Zombie Injurious Collection

purchased by me

Official descriptions
Avulsion is a sunset orange pink.
Enucleate is an ocean teal blue.
Trepanation is a taupe with green shift.

Purchasing options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $15.00 USD per set.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 1.5g by weight for $5.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a standard baggie, packed ¼ by volume for $3.00 USD for 3 sample baggies.

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


Avulsion is a bright orange with a pink shift.
Ingredients: Mica, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, iron oxide, manganese violet, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Enucleate is a cerulean blue with a teal sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, silica, titanium dioxide, ferric ferrocyanide, aluminum powder, magnesium myristrate. VEGANnot lip safe

Trepanation is a red toned taupe with a green shift.
Ingredients: Mica, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, tin oxide, magnesium myristrate. VEGANlip safe

Ahhh this collection is gorgeous. Avulsion and Enucleate are my favorites. Avulsion makes an amazing wing liner. It’s just gorgeous. The pink shift is strong. Enucleate is just a bright, glowy, beautiful blue. It’s so sparkly. I am not a huge fan of browns but Trepanation has an amazing green shift. They are beautiful. Also I am going to be re-swatching all the blush soon!

You can find My Pretty Zombie here. You can contact Andrea on her contact page here. Find My Pretty Zombie on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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

Luna

disclosure-purchased-by-me

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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Galactic Mission One

Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Galactic Mission One

contest winnings

I got super lucky and won the full set of Galactic Mission One when Aromaleigh Cosmetics was doing a giveaway! ^.^

Official descriptions
Aquila is a vivid teal green with a gold duochrome shift. Inspired by the Pillars of Creation, in the Eagle nebula.
Carina is a rich violet with a strong teal duochrome shift. Inspired by the Carina nebula.
Cassiopeia is a deep blackened brown base with a strong red duochrome shift. Inspired by the “Mountains of Creation” in the Heart and Soul Nebula, located in the constellation Cassiopeia.
Cepheus is a rich chestnut brown with a strong blue/lilac duochrome shift. Inspired by the Iris nebula, located in the constellation of Cepheus.
Monoceros is a vivid pink-violet with a blue duochrome shift. Inspired by the Rosette nebula, located in the constellation of Monoceros, the Unicorn.
Musca is a rich blue with a strong gold duochrome shift. Inspired by NGC 159, located in the constellation of Musca (the fly).
Oculus is a regal cool purple with a strong gold duochrome shift. Inspired by the Cat’s Eye nebula.
Ophiucus is a warm violet to gold duochrome, with gold shimmer. Inspired by the Rho-Ophiuci star forming region, in the constellation of Ophiucus.
Orion is a warm chestnut brown with a strong green duochrome shift. Inspired by the “Cosmic Hearth”.
Striga is a mossy green with strong blue/teal duochrome effect. Inspired by the witch head nebula.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 1.2g by weight for $6.50 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 3g jar with a sifter, packed ⅛ by volume for $3.00 USD per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the full collection in sample baggies for $10.00 USD, mini jars for $30.00 USD or full size jars for $65.00 USD.

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

Aquila is a dark seafoam green with a gold shift.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, hydrated chromium oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Carina is a pale violet with and aqua shift.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, manganese violet, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Cassiopeia is a blackened chocolate brown with a red sheen.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, carmine, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. NOT VEGANlip safe

Cepheus is a chocolatey brown with a blurple shift.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, manganese violet, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Monoceros is a vivid bubble gum pink with a blue sheen.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, silica, carmine, red #40, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, copper powder, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. NOT VEGANnot lip safe

Musca is a steel blue with a gold shift and multi colored sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, ultramarine blue, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, blue #1, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Oculus is a pale lilac purple with a gold shift.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, manganese violet, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, tin dioxide, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Ophiucus is a violet with a gold shift and gold sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, manganese violet, tin dioxide, silica, carmine, synthetic fluorphlogopite, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. NOT VEGANlip safe

Orion is a caramel brown with a green shift and green sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, chromium oxide, red #40, tin dioxide, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

Striga is a mossy green with a teal shift and teal sparks.
Ingredients: mica, titanium dioxide, ferric oxide, ferric ferrocyanide, carnauba wax, chromium oxide, manganese violet, tin dioxide, blue #1, yellow #5, hydrogenated polyisobutene, palmitic acid, magnesium myristate, zinc stearate. VEGANnot lip safe

So this collection is really pretty! Some of the shifts were harder to capture on camera than others. My favorites were Carina, Cepheus, Monoceros, Musca and Oculus. They are just gorgeous and the label art is beautiful. These are absolutely lovely and you should go try them. xd I am now going to try to sleep. Which I’m probably going to fail at again. Boo.

You can find Aromaleigh Cosmetics here. You can contact Kristen on her contact page here. Find Aromaleigh on Facebook and Twitter!

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

Luna

disclosure-giveaway

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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