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Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection Part 3 Farfarello, Graffiacane & Libicocco

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Yay we’ve made it to part 3! I have Farfarello, Graffiacane & Libicocco from Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection. Sadly the sun hasn’t been out in days. D: So part of these are still taken outside, just not in the sun. :FACEFLOOR:

Official descriptions
Farfarello is a muted brownish/mauve plush matte base with a gorgeous metallic copper lowlight and a very strong red to violet color traveling duochrome effect.
Graffiacane is a deep warm brown plush matte base with an intense color traveling duochrome effect that ranges from gold to chatreuse green.
Libicocco is a greyed violet plush matte base with metallic copper undertones and a strong copper to red to violet color-traveling duochrome effect.

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 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the entire collection in sample baggies or jars. You can get the sample collection in baggies for $13.00 USD or in 5 gram jars for $84.50 USD.

Some photos were swatched indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were swatched outdoors under direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix, bare skin, Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Mighty Magenta, Plum Persuasion, Sapphire Sensation and Turn Up to Teal and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Jet Black and Pure White.

Farfarello is a brown mauve with a reddish copper sheen.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Graffiacane is a deep brown with a gold-green sheen.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Libicocco is a stormy violet brown with a copper sheen.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

All three of these colors are gorgeous, but I really love Libicocco. It’s just a lovely vampy, glowy shade. I love it. :SQUEE: I also like Farfarello, it’s similar but has a different glow and shift. I am loving this collection so far. It’s so perfect for Autumn! What’s your favorite shade so far? Have you picked anything up from this collection?

You can find Aromaleigh Cosmetics here. You can contact Kristen on her contact page here. Find Aromaleigh on Facebook and Twitter! Look it’s 5am and I’m done. Woot.

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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 32! 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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Liars Keep Secrets

Swatches: Kiss My Sass Cosmetics Liars Keep Secrets

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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. Based on Allison.
Hope Breeds Eternal Misery is a light peachy nude. Based on Spencer.
If Lying Was A Crime is a bronzed plum with purple & bronze shimmer. Based on Emily.

Cream Shadow
If The Feather Fits is a sheer black base with turquoise & purple shimmer. Based on Hanna.

Lip Tint
Parties & Body Bags is a sheer dark plummy purple. Based on Aria.

Lipstick
Glamping is a dusty rose with hints of mauve. Based on Mona.

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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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 32! 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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Radley Prep, Not Your Secret, Madhouse Mona & Hefty Hanna over bare skin

Swatches: Glamour Doll Eyes Liars Keep Secrets

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Vee from Glamour Doll Eyes sent me the Liars Keep Secrets to swatch. Ugh these colors are so pretty! I did a FOTD with them, which you can see here. I don’t have the eyeliner yet, but as soon as I get it I shall swatch it. :) You can see swatches of the shadows and blush right now though! This collection is inspired by the tv show Pretty Little Liars. It’s also in collaboration with Kiss My Sass Cosmetics! I will be swatching their collection as well! This collection comes out December 2nd. Enjoy minks!

Here are Vee’s notes on all the colors!

Hefty Hanna
Hefty Hanna was a nickname Alison had given Hanna because she was a little overweight. After Alison disappeared she became friends with Mona and lost a lot of weight. “A” still constantly reminds Hanna of her “hefty” past. I chose purple for Hanna because she is very girly. I think she is the girliest out of the 4 and has a very feminine wardrobe. I also chose to incorporate pink into it because she is also the sweetest of the 4.

Madhouse Mona
Madhouse Mona was a name given to the not so popular Mona by Caleb and I think it is a great name for her. Mona was proven to be the original “A” and just caused a lot of trouble for the girls. I chose burgundy for Mona because like a lot of the other girls, she generally has a smokey eye but often rocks a beautiful burgundy lip. I also chose to add some red sheen and sparkle because she plays dirty!

Not Your Secret
Emily I feel is one of the quietest of the group. You can tell she thinkgs a lot. I named this “Not Your Secret” because that is what she told Paige when they started dating and Paige didn’t want to come out. Emily didn’t want to be her secret. I chose blue for Emily for a few different reasons. She is a bit of a tom boy compared to the other girls but she does have a very feminine flare (hence the purple and pink) but also because she is a swimmer and water is blue.

Radley Prep
This color is inspired by and named after Spencer. Spencer is known to be a little preppy, always studying or being studious in school but she also has her dark side which landed her in the Radley Sanitarium. Ever since she has gotten out, she has been falling down a rough path. I chose brown for Spencer because she is very dull (the preppy part) but as I said, has a dark side so I wanted to add some color sparkles that were just insane!

Hot for Teacher
There is no denying that Aria is hot for the teacher. They have been dating for quite a while. Let’s be real, if Ezra was any of our teachers, we would probably date him too. I chose a soft pink blush for Aria because her normal make up is usually a basic smokey eye, like most of the girls but she usually has a soft pink blush on.

Red Coat
Red Coat is crafted mainly for Alison because she is the girl behind the red coat, her disguise to get to the girls and stay in hiding. Alison has beautiful blonde hair which is highlighted in the golden shimmer of this liner.

Official descriptions
Hefty Hanna is a blackened purple with a strong pink sheen and a very subtle copper sparkle.
Madhouse Mona is a burgundy base with a subtle red shift and a golden red sparkle.
Not Your Secret is a medium grey blue with a purple duochrome and a slight pink shimmer.
Radley Prep is a medium brown base with a golden beige overlay and a gold – green – blue sparkle

Blush
Hot For Teacher is a light pink matte base with a subtle golden sparkle.

Static Line Gel Liner
Red Coat is a vibrant red with a golden shimmer.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $6.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 1.5×1.5 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.25 per baggie.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.

Blush
You will receive loose product in a 20g jar with a sifter, packed 4-4.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar without a sifter, packed ¼ teaspoon by weight for $2.50 per jar.

Eyeliner
You will receive cream product in a glass jar, packed 6.5g by weight for $9.00 per jar

All photos taken indoors under a daylight bulb(where is my sun?!). Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix & Foil Me and over bare skin.

Hefty Hanna is an eggplant purple with a pink sheen and copper sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Ultramarine Blue Pigment, Iron Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. VEGAN not lip safe

Madhouse Mona is a dark mauve with a red sheen and pink and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Pigment Violet, Iron Oxide, Mica, Black #2, Copper Powder, Aluminum Powder, Silicon Dioxide, (glycidoxphenol) propane / bisaminomethylnorbornane copolymer, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Silica. VEGAN not lip safe

Not Your Secret is a grey/blue with a purple to pink sheen.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Talc, Zinc Stearate. May contain: Ultramarines, Bismuth Oxychloride. VEGAN not lip safe

Radley Prep is a beige with a metallic golish-silver sheen and blue and green sparks.
Ingredients: Synthetic Fluorophylogopite, Silica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Boron Nitride. VEGAN lip safe

Hot for Teacher is a
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Magnesium Stearate, Carnauba Wax, Pigment Violet, Tin Oxide, Carmine, Ultramarines, Iron Oxide. NOT VEGAN not lip safe Eye Safe

Red Coat is a
Ingredients: Cyclopentaxiloxane, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Isododecane, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Ceresin, Carnauba Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Sorbitan Stearate, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Propylene Carbonate, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerine, Kaolin, Red #40 Lake, Carmine, Iron Oxide, Magnesium Myristate, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Triglycerides of Caprylic/Capric Acid. NOT VEGAN

These colors are so pretty! I love Hefty Hanna and Radley Prep! They are so pretty. The blush is just gorgeous. Will you be picking up this collection when it comes out? I can’t wait to get the eyeliner to swatch. It sounds fabulous!

You can contact Vee on her contact page here. Find Glamour Doll Eyes on Facebook and Twitter. Just so you know the links to GDE are affiliate links. If you make a purchase through my link I get a small percentage. :) There is also a GDE facebook group. You can find sneak peeks, other peoples looks and giveaways! You can join here. Let them know I sent you! ;) If you like this post please like it by clicking like in the top right hand corner!

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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 32! 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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l-r Calcabrina over Turn On The Teal, Sapphire Sensation, Plum Persuasion, Mighty Magenta, Jet Black & Pure White

Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection Part 2 Calcabrina, Ciriatto & Draghignazzo

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Yay part 2 of my Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli swatches! Also I uh apparently can’t count. I said there were 3 parts in part 1 and I meant 4. >.> Also, once again I am starting this post way too early in the morning because I can’t sleep. It’s currently 3:45am. Wee.

Official descriptions
Calcabrina is a very deep brown/violet plush matte, with a vivid color traveling teal/blue multichromatic pigment.
Ciriatto is a brown/mauve black plush matte, with a vivid color traveling duochrome that shifts from gold to chartreuse to green.
Draghignazzo is a deep taupe plush matte base. In other light, this base appears more grey.

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 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the entire collection in sample baggies or jars. You can get the sample collection in baggies for $13.00 USD or in 5 gram jars for $84.50 USD.

Some photos were swatched indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were swatched outdoors under direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix, bare skin, Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Mighty Magenta, Plum Persuasion, Sapphire Sensation and Turn Up to Teal and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Jet Black and Pure White.

Calcabrina is a deep wine with a blue/teal sheen with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Ciriatto is a jeweled brown with a green/gold sheen and green sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Draghignazzo is a dark taupe with a teal/purple sheen with blue and teal sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGANnot lip safe

Uggghhh. More fantastic colors! Calcabrina is my favorite of this bunch. I’m a sucker for anything resembling purple as you all probably already know. The color changing and sheen and sparks are all so pretty. It has a very jeweled sheen over all of the different bases and it’s just beautiful. The swatches of Draghignazzo over different bases reminds me of a jeweled forest. A Druid’s circle. It’s so lush and beautiful. I wanna go dance among the pines under the moonlight. That’s how it makes me feel. Ciriatto for some reason makes me think of damp mossy rocks along a beach. And mermaid scales. These colors are so whimsical in my brain. What’s your favorite so far? Have you picked any up? Will you pick any up?

You can find Aromaleigh Cosmetics here. You can contact Kristen on her contact page here. Find Aromaleigh on Facebook and Twitter! Look it’s 5am and I’m done. Woot.

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 32! 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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l-r Alichino over Turn on the Teal, Sapphire Sensation, Plum Persuasion, Mighty Magenta, Jet Black & Pure White

Swatches: Aromaleigh Cosmetics Diavoli Collection Part 1 Alichino, Barbariccia & Cagnazzo

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Not too long ago Aromaleigh Cosmetics asked me if I’d be interested in swatching the new Diavoli collection for them, I of course would, so they sent me off some samples. There are 13 colors which I’m breaking up into 3 posts, because well, you’ll see why. ;) This post is image heavy. Get ready to be blown away!

Official descriptions
Alichino is a muted greyed warm green plush matte base that sometimes appears more blue-grey.
Barbariccia is a muted/greyed dark brown/green “breen” plush matte base that appears more greenish in sunlight and more brownish under indoor lighting.
Cagnazzo is a deep purplish black plush matte base that flashes magenta in certain lighting conditions.

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 baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.00 USD per baggie.

Alternately you can buy the entire collection in sample baggies or jars. You can get the sample collection in baggies for $13.00 USD or in 5 gram jars for $84.50 USD.

Some photos were swatched indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were swatched outdoors under direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix, bare skin, Maybelline Master Drama Chromatics Eyeliner in Mighty Magenta, Plum Persuasion, Sapphire Sensation and Turn Up to Teal and Nyx Slide On Pencil in Jet Black and Pure White.

Alichino is a mossy green with a muted wine to gold shift with green and violet sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

Barbariccia is a greenish brown with a gold to bronze sheen with bronze and gold sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

Cagnazzo is a blackened wine with a blue sheen with green and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Contains: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Carnauba Wax, Ferric Oxide, Nylon-12, Silica, Magnesium Stearate May contain: Manganese Violet (CI 77742), Ultramarines (CI 77007, ), Chromium Oxide (CI 77288), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), (Silica (+) Bronze/Copper Powder). VEGAN not lip safe

So how pretty are these shadows?! Diavoli is a collection inspired by Dante’s Inferno. These shadows all contain multichromatic color traveling pigments. That means they look different in different lights and at different angles. The colors are really gorgeous. I swatched these over different colored bases and both indoors and outdoors so you could see the differences in the colors in different settings. I think out of these three Alichino is my favorite. I just love the color combination and the way it changes and shifts. So pretty. :3 These colors are perfect for autumn! I’m going to be doing a couple of looks soon. Bottom line is I really like these colors. If I had a penny to my name I’d be picking them up in fullsize! Also if you visit their page check out this months color of the month. It’s Cthulhu and it’s freaking gorgeous. T.T I need it.

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

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 32! 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: Performance Colors Bubblegum, Cheekie Monkey, Cool Pink, Hottie, Islander, Mango, Peachy, Rocket, Ruby, South of France, Valentine, Vertigo & Vino

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Let me just start off by saying I’m a bad bad blogger. I received my order from Performance Colors at the end of May 2013. Eek. D: All I can say is a lot(of crap) happened last year and blogging wasn’t a main priority. But I have whipped out my lipsticks to swatch! I also have a few other goodies to swatch and post, but those will be in another post. Also because it’s been so long since I ordered a few of the colors are discontinued, but I had to swatch them anyways, just cause. And next let me say ohmygod. I need Zombie Bride( :GRABBY: ), Badlands and Committed in my life, yesterday. I have been lusting over Zombie Bride since it came out and just discovered Badlands and Committed. Okay now that that is out of the way. Valentine, Vertigo and Vino are semi-matte lipsticks and the rest are the restorative lipstick formula. Also these are all the older formulas and I have a sample and fullsize of mango, but they are different shades since I got one early on when I made an order of cream eyeshadow(which are really awesome by the way) samples in 2012. Swatches!

Official descriptions
Bubblegum is a highly pigmented, baby pink sparkly semi-opaque.
Cheekie Monkey is a super cool wearable flashy lilac, goth by day color.
Cool Pink is a deep rose pink with cool blue shift.
Hottie I couldn’t find the description.
Islander is a deep warm pink color.
Mango is a neon deep peach coral.
Peachy is a highly reflective peach.
Rocket is a red chockful of red sparkles.
Ruby is a deep dark cooler red.
South of France is a medium deep muted raspberry color with hint of apricot bronze.
Valentine is a deep dark and mysterious classic valentine blood red rose color.
Vertigo is a dark violet brown color.
Vino is a deep wine red with purple and burgundy tones.

Ordering options
You will receive cream product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 5 mL. ounces by volume for $6.00 USD per tube.
You will receive cream product in a 0.05 ounce clamshell, packed 1 gram by volume for $5.00 per 6 clamshells.
There are three listings for Purple, Deep Neutral and Red. You can choose 6 samples for $5.00 USD. There is also a buy 2 get a 3rd lipstick for free for $12.00 USD.

Photos were taken indoors in indirect sunlight.

RESTORATIVE LIP COLOR:
Ingredients: Ricinus communis (castor oil), Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Beeswax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Sweet Almond Oil, Lanolin (anhydrous), Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Vitamin E Tocopherol, Emulsifing Wax, Preservative less than 1%: Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, and Hexylene Glycol. Flavor and Fragrance: Vanilla, Stevia extract infused in Coconut Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Tin Oxide, Silica, Red 33, Red 30, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 27, Red 7, Blue 1, Red 40, Red 6, Red 21, Orange 5.

SEMI MATTE LIP COLOR: (discontinued)
Ingredients: Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Beeswax, Macadamina Nut Oil, Ricinus communis (castor oil), Jojoba oil, Kaolin, Silica, Polyglycerol-3 Beeswax, Lanolin (anhydrous), Vitamin E Tocopherol, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Potassium Sorbate, Hexylene Glycol. Flavor and Fragrance: Vanilla, Stevia extract infused in Coconut Oil. May Contain: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Tin Oxide, Red 33, Red 30, Yellow 5, Yellow 6, Red 27, Red 7, Blue 1, Red 40, Red 6, Red 21, Orange 5.

Hottie, Islander and Rocket are discontinued. All of the other shades are still available. So these are the older formulas and not as pigmented as the newer formulas. They are still pretty! I love Vertigo and Vino. I need to get a full size of Vertigo! While I haven’t tried the new formulas yet, I’ve heard nothing but great things about them, and the old formulas were fantastic, so. Look out for a blog post in the next week or so on the other goodies I have to swatch!

You can find Performance Colors on Etsy here. You can contact Tiffany through Etsy here. Find Performance Colors on Facebook.

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 32! 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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You Smell Like Burning & That Tastes Like Purple over bare skin under a daylight bulb

Swatches: AFK Cosmetics Aedena and the Saucy Boys, Bronze V, Brotherhood of Steel, Female Titan, The Strip, Tunnel Snakes RULE, That Tastes Like Purple, You Smell Like Burning & The Thorn’s Embrace

press sample

So Dena from AFK Cosmetics made a post over on /r/Indiemakeupandmore/ asking for some people to swatch some of her things for her. I have been wanting to try her shadows for a while, but funds, yeah, so I quickly messaged her! She sent me a lovely package of shadows and a new lip balm to try. So I have swatches for you!

Also I wanted to share this from the Aedena and Saucy Boys listing:

This shadow is a limited edition color to raise money for my team’s contribution to the Extra Life Charity Event on October 25th. 100% of the profit from each shadow sold will be donated to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital of our choice, which is located in our home state of Alaska!

This is my team’s 3rd year participating in Extra life, which is a video game marathon to raise money for our charity. Extra life is an amazing charity and 100% of each donation goes to the chosen hospital.

If you would like to make a larger donation (which is appreciated but NOT expected) please go to the link below, you can also find any and all information about extra life on the website.

Official descriptions
Aedena and the Saucy Boys is a beautiful shimmery teal color that tends to lean to the greener side when on the skin.
Bronze V is a deep reddish brown bronze with gold flecks.
Brotherhood of Steel is a dark slightly metallic gunmetal grey with slight sparkles.
Female Titan is a slightly shimmery peach color with a slight golden yellow glint.
The Strip is an earthy, slightly rusty brown with every glitter color imaginable for some glitz and glamor!
Tunnel Snakes RULE is a mostly matte black with loads of green sparkles!
That Tastes Like Purple is a deep and highly sparkly royal purple.
You Smell Like Burning is a deep smokey grey/purple with red and pink flecks!

Lip balm
The Thorn’s Embrace no official description yet.

Ordering options
You will receive loose product in a 5g jar with a sifter, packed 2-2.5g by weight for $5.00 per jar.
You will receive loose product in a baggie, packed ⅛ teaspoon by volume for $1.50 per baggie.

Lip balm
You will receive cream product in a 0.05 ounce clamshell, packed 2 mL. by volume for $1.50 per clamshell.
You will receive cream product in a standard size lip balm tube, packed 0.20-25 ounces by volume for $5.00 USD per tube.

Some photos were taken indoors under a daylight bulb, the rest were taken outdoors in direct sun. Swatched over Detrivore Cosmetics Eye Primer, Glamour Doll Eyes Glitter Fix and bare skin.

Aedena and the Saucy Boys is a jeweled teal with a slight emerald sheen.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Oxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Tin Oxide, Silica, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

Bronze V is a rusty bronze with gold sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide. VEGANlip safe

Brotherhood of Steel is a slightly metallic gunmetal gray with silver and blue sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax, Mica. VEGANlip safe

Female Titan is a shimmery golden peach.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide, Iron Oxide, Caranauba Wax, Mica. VEGANlip safe

The Strip is a brown with a metallic silver sheen and multi-colored sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax, Mica, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate. VEGANlip safe

Tunnel Snakes RULE is a black satin with teal/green sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Sercite Mica, Carnauba Wax, Mica. VEGANlip safe

That Tastes Like Purple is a grape royal purple with purple/blue sparks.
Ingredients: Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxide, Carnauba Wax. VEGANnot lip safe

You Smell Like Burning is a blackened, silvery, plum purple with red and pink sparks.
Ingredients: Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxide, Silica, Tin Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Mica. VEGANlip safe

The Thorn’s Embrace is a dark red/brown balm.
Ingredients: Coconut Oil (Cocos Nucifera oil), Candellila Wax (Euphorhia Cerifera), Sweet Almond oil (Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis), Avocado oil (Persea Gratissima), Silicon Dioxide, Copper Powder, Iron Oxide, Carnauba Wax, Vitamin E Oil, Flavoring Oil. VEGAN

Sooo. Can you guess which shades I love? I’ll give you a hint! Aedena and the Saucy Boys, Female Titan, The Strip, That Tastes Like Purple and You Smell Like Burning. They are *all* pretty, but those are my favorites. The balm is awesome. It feels really good, it’s non-drying and the color is lovely. The formula is great. All of the shadows are soft and smooth, nothing is patchy! I want all of her purples and ohmygod have you seen Super Mutant? It’s gorgeous. :GRABBY: Also. Are those labels not the cutest ever? Dena drew them herself!

You can find AFK Cosmetics on Etsy here. You can contact Dena through her Etsy contact here. Find them on Facebook here.

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 32! 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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