Friday, September 23, 2011

Madd Style Cosmetics

Cute little packaging!
This isn't the first order I've placed with Madd Style Cosmetics (MSC) but I didn't review the first order because I didn't have time to compile everything. I found MSC originally when they were on Etsy but they have now moved to Artfire as so many other MMUC's have done and are doing. Ordering is very straightforward using the ArtFire interface. I placed my order on Sept. 6 and received my package on Sept 19.  I received a shipping notification on Sept 15 so her TAT was 6 business days which falls within her stated 5-8 business days TAT.

My order arrived in a plain manilla envelope (not a bubble mailer) and inside was the cute little zebra print bag with the small heart sticker. Inside the bag was the above ziploc bag with my order and a small square card with the MSC logo and website on the front and a list of eye shadow ingredients on the back.

Ingredients List
The 10 samples I ordered
I ordered 2 packs of samples for $4.00 and my total with shipping was $10.25. Each pack consists of 5 samples so the pricing is very reasonable and less than what most other MMUC's charge.  Her samples are very generous, each clamshell is almost completely full.

Close-up of sample label

Frankenstein - Bright teal green with holographic glitter
Gunslinger Girl - Slightly darkened grape purple with silver glitter
She Bop - Hot pink with pink glitter
Pisces - Iridescent mint green with gold duochrome. This was from my first MSC order but I hadn't swatched it before so I threw it in here.

Seaglasm - Frosty sea green with silver shimmer
Glitter & Doom - Gorgeous blue-based deep purple with green and purple glitter. This is another that was also from my first MSC order that hadn't been swatched.
Bam! Rock! - Metallic red-ish pink
Chatter Box - Jungle green/blue with strong pink duochrome

Tron - Medium teal with silver sparkle
Graffiti Jungle - Dark jungle green rainbow shimmer
Illuminati - Light lavender with an iridescent green sheen
Double Rainbow - Gorgeous deep black with a rainbow of sparkles. This is a dupe for Archetype Cosmetics' Oil Slick only better since this is a deeper black. Definitely my FAVE of this lot!! Sooo much more gorgeous in person.

The shadows are smooth and very blendable. Some of the more glittery shades such as Double Rainbow, and Glitter & Doom I would definitely recommend using with a sticky base like Fyrinnae's Pixie Epoxy or DGC's Glitter Glue to really bring out the glitter help prevent fallout. All of Mo's products are vegan which honestly isn't important to me but I know there are quite a few people out there that will appreciate this.

Mo does not offer samples on a regular basis which is a shame since I know a lot of people like to try samples before buying full sizes. I understand that samples are normally time consuming to fill but it would be nice if she did offer them on a more regular basis. If you want to know when she will be offering her samples your best bet would be to like her FB page as she always posts on there when she is offering her sample packs. Check out MSC when you get the chance and tell me what you think!

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.


Kattatonic Fierceology said...

I vote samples always be avaliable >.>

SilhouetteScreams said...

These all look beautiful, but I especially like the look of She Bop, Glitter & Doom, Chatter Box and Double Rainbow. :)

I hate it when companies don't do samples, I was really annoyed when Concrete Minerals discontinued their samples option and decided to make their customers pay $7 for a full size. I saw they just brought back a sample deal, but only for a limited time. /offtopicrantover

Amanda S. said...

@Katt and Jerry, yup I wish all MMUCs offered samples because it would just make life that much easier (and Darling Girl is one of my absolute favorite companies just because she offers 3 different sizes on her eyeshadows. And I also think CM charges way too much for samples at pretty much $10/4 samples. said...

Loving all the shimmery metallics there :) Hypnotizing.

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