Hello all! This is Remonstrater from tryallthecolours! This is my first guest post ever (yay!!). So what do I have for you today? I couldn’t decide so I grabbed some of the odd ball items I received in the past month to do a mixed bag of reviews. Today we have Performance Colors Zombie Bride lipstick, Siren Song Cosmetics Black Magic Beauty eyeshadow, Spectrum Cosmetics Iris lipgloss, and Solstice Scents Lavender Vanilla.
First up, Zombie Bride!
This is a sample size of this colour from Performance Colors and it is very generous! You can easily get a couple wears out of this to decide if you like it! Zombie Bride is described as a “deep dark berry black red with red sparks”. This is a beautiful black cherry colour, a very wearable purple/red for those who are a bit more daring. It can also be applied with a lighter hand for those of us who may be a little less adventurous. The online swatch is pretty accurate although the colour is more purple in the shade/artificial light. Swatches!
Applied with a lighter hand, this colour is a light black cherry colour with a hint of blue shimmer. It’s a wearable statement colour that, depending on your occupation, could be work safe.
When layered for fuller opacity, this is a deep purple with lots of blue shimmer giving it a frosty look. If you’re looking for a real statement lipstick, this is worth a try! You can more swatches of this and other Performance Colors lipsticks here.
Black Magic Beauty is the first eyeshadow I have had the fortune of trying from Siren Song Cosmetics and after swatching it, I plan on trying many more!
This is described as a “Orchid purple with a subtle pink and red glittery shift” on the website. The eyeshadow is nicely pigmented and applies with minimal fallout. This is a vivid colour when used with a primer and it has a very subtle pink and red shift. The online swatch is more pink than I found the shadow to be and captures the red shift better than my camera was able to, but it is there!
Over the Shadow Insurance, this colour is slightly more blue than over bare skin or Glitter Glue.
You can see a slight bit of red here! The shadow photographed a bit patchy but did not appear patchy in the slightest in real life.
Such a pretty purple for all you purple lovers! Lots of sparkle in this one!
Iris, at the sound of the name my mind immediately goes to blue and purple and this colour did not disappoint.
This beautiful gloss from Spectrum Cosmetics is described as “a semi sheer purple gloss with beautiful blue violet iridescent tones!” The swatch on the Etsy store isn’t the best but it does give you the general idea of the gloss although I found it to have a bit more of a purple sheen than the swatch shows.
The formula reminds me of Shiro’s beloved glosses; smooth without being sticky, and moisturizing. The swatches are over bare lips but this works very well over other lipsticks, adding a purple/blue sheen.
Soooo pretty! I’m not a big gloss person, but I love this one. This has been reached for a couple times already and I may have to buy a full size soon.
Solstice Scents: Lavender Vanilla
Lavender…purple…it works! The description for this one is long but the general gist of it is that it starts out as a powerful but calming, smooth lavender scent scent tempered by vanilla and french vanilla scents, drying down to a vanilla with the “ghostly memory of lavender.” Now, I don’t actually usually like lavender but this sample went straight into the ‘Need a Full Size’ pile!
To start out it is a bright floral lavender with sweet vanilla dancing around the edges. It isn’t over powering but it is unmistakably floral. After a bit it morphs slightly with the lavender stepping back and allowing the vanilla to come through. The vanilla softens the lavender, making it a creamy, warm floral. After about 45 minutes this dried down to a scent that can only be described as a creamy floral; warm, creamy vanilla with lavender dancing in the background.
Sillage was very good as usually my skin gobbles up scents. I was catching whiffs of this floating around me for 4 hours before it started sitting closer to my skin. In total this scent lasted about 8 hours (!!) and was still slightly noticeable the next morning.
This is a great scent for those who prefer warmer scents but that also want the femininity of a floral perfume. On my skin it is the perfect balance of floral and vanilla. Loveeee it!
These are some great purple products for those of you who love purple. I was really excited to share these reviews with you today and hopefully y’all enjoyed it as much as I did!
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