*EDIT 8/23/11 Added a photo with re-swatched shadows. See last photo.
I don't remember exactly when or where I heard about Simply Kendra Cosmetics but I took a look at their website and was very interested in quite a few shades. I ended up ordering a full set of her Summer Warpaints Collection in 3g jars as well as a 6 miscellaneous shades from her permanent line also in 3g jars.
I placed my order on August 17 and received it on August 22 so the TAT was an amazing 3 business days! My order was packaged very neatly with the Summer Warpaints Collection in one small plastic bag and the shades from the permanent line in another. A third bag contained 3 free samples, a business card and a sheet listing ingredients for the eyeshadows. The last bag with the heart sticker on it contained a piece of Jolly Rancher hard candy! I seriously love her attention to detail and can honestly say this is one of the best packages I've ever received!
Each eye shadow has it's own custom label which I think is super cute! I would have preferred having the ingredients on the jars themselves rather than just a printed paper with the ingredients as I will probably end up losing this paper somewhere. Each jar has a sifter with seals to prevent leakage. Now for the best part..swatches! These were all swatched over MAC Painterly Paint Pot.
|Summer War Paints Collection|
Madd Krush - Orangey coral with iridescent sparkle.
Krista - Bright opaque jade green with a hint of gold shimmer. This seems to be a popular shade among MMUCs right now since I feel like I've swatched similar colors from a couple other MMUCs...or maybe it's just that I always end up picking the same color...lol.
E=MCPink - Medium bubble gum pink with a very slight blue shift. The nerd in me loves the name of this shadow!
Glitterbot - Shimmery medium purple with pink glitter. This is a very aptly named shadow which unfortunately my camera wasn't able to pick up the glitter. I might try reswatching over Hi-Fi Shadow Fix to see if I can get the pink glitter to show up.
|Permanent line shadows|
My French Boyfriend - Silvery light blue/gray. I really love this color, it's absolutely gorgeous!
Lisette - Pretty pastel lilac. Really liking this shade as well.
Jersey - Light chartreuse.
Naughty Librarian - Bright purple grape with holographic glitter. This shade is TO DIE FOR! I need to swatch this over a sticky base because of the glitter.
Razzatazz - Light fuschia with purple glitter. Another of those I need to swatch over a sticky base because of the glitter.
Summer Fling - Bright creamsicle orange with gold shimmer.
|Re-swatched over Hi-Fi Cosmetics High Impact Shadow Fix.|
You can see the glitter better in these swatches particularly around the edges.
Simply Kendra offers samples for $1.00, 3g jars for $3.00 and 5g jars for $5.00. She also offers pressed shadows for $6.50 which is unique since most MMUCs do not offer pressed shadows. Her pricing is very reasonable and on par with a lot of other companies. Overall I really enjoyed the eye shadows I received and the customer service is excellent! I would highly recommend checking Kendra out when you get the chance!
5 out of 5 Glittery Bubbles
**All products were purchased by me with my own money. I was not compensated in any way,
shape or form for this review. All opinions are my own.