Friday, March 25, 2011

Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics

My first ARC order!
I found Antoinette's Revolution Cosmetics (ARC) through several other friends who did reviews and blogged about them. This company is run by Racheal Hels who is very pleasant to work with. ARC has an official launch date of May 1st but they have opened up pre-launch ordering in order to help them finance their official launch.

The back of my cute little Thank-You card.
My order was shipped in a yellow bubble mailer and  the shadows were in a ziploc bag wrapped in blue tissue. I also received a handwritten Thank-You card which I thought was a really nice personal touch! All the jars were individually shrink wrapped and with sealed sifters which again I really appreciated.

My order excluding Marie and Liasons
I ended up ordering 10 of their fulls size jars; von Forsen, Damask, Icing Collection Pink, Liasons, Icing Collection Purple, Majesty, Gardens, Dauphin, Marie and Musket. At the time I ordered, Racheal was out of Liasons and Marie and she had stated they would not be back in stock for a few weeks. I told her I was fine with waiting till she had everything in stock even though she offered to send out what she had available first and the other two later when she had them again. A week later she emailed me again letting me know that due to a screw up with her suppliers, Marie and Liasons would be another few weeks later than originally stated. She was generous enough to go ahead and ship the in stock items along with another freebie full size jar for all the trouble and would ship me Marie and Liasons as soon as they came in. 5 gold stars for customer service!!

LOVE these labels!
All of the eyeshadow jars had these cute company labels on the top and an ingredients label on the bottom. What I really like is the ingredient labels tell you specifically if they are not safe for lips. With the amount of eye shadows I own I would never be able to remember which were lip safe or not.

Ingredients Label
 So without further ado, here are the swatches for my ARC collection. All shadows are swatched over MAC Painterly Paint Pot and photographed under a day bulb with no flash.

L-R: Icing Coll Pink, Majesty, von Forsen
Icing Collection Pink: light pink shimmer. I think this is similar to MAC shadows with satin finishes.

 Majesty: an almost matte deep plum base with a hint of purple glitter.

von Forsen: navy blue with blue twinkle. This is seriously the most gorgeous navy I currently have in my collection. LOVE IT!
L-R: le Dauphin, Musket, Icing Coll Purple
le Dauphin: rich mustard yellow shimmer.

Musket: steel blue/grey with blue twinkle. Very unique color.

Icing Collection Purple: light lilac shimmer. Again similar to MAC shadows with satin finishes. Another fave.
L-R: Gardens, Damask, Pomp
Gardens: almost matte grass green base with green twinkle

Damask: medium teal with aqua twinkle.

Pomp (my freebie): bright orange with orange twinkle

Final thoughts:
  • Superb customer service
  • Great concepts for company and product names
  • Very smooth almost creamy feel to the eye shadows
  • Very highly pigmented
  • I recommend!
I will post swatches of Marie and Liasons when I receive them in a few weeks as well!

5 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles

**All products were purchased by me with my own money. I was not paid in any way, shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own.


eRiN said...

Ooh, the labels are so pretty! Now I'm even more excited for my Gardens to get here ^.^

Amanda T. said...

@Erin, Gardens is the PERFECT grass green!

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