Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Evil Shades Cosmetics


 I really cannot remember when I purchased from Evil Shades Cosmetics. I tried checking my email for the  order confirmations but unfortunately wasn't able to locate it. In any case, I purchased 2 blogger packs consisting of 8 eye shadow samples, 4 blush samples, 3 lipstick samples, 3 lip gloss samples, 1 sample of eye primer and 1 sample of a spectrum pot. I also purchased 1 full size Hardcore Lips lip gloss and 1 full size Deviant Lipstick.

Lip gloss sample pots. Aren't they adorable?
I can't really comment on TAT since I honestly don't remember anything about it but I'm pretty sure it was within her stated TAT of 8-10 business days which is reasonable and fairly standard for a lot of Indie MMUCs. I really love the branding with the cute little goth girl theme which is carried throughout her product labeling. All of the samples are packaged in clamshells with the exception of the lip glosses which are packaged in tiny little pots.

The eyeshadows themselves are really lovely. They apply very smoothly with minimal fallout and great pigmentation. I don't know why it took me so long to purchase from Evil Shades because the eye shadows are absolutely gorgeous! You have to see it in real life to really appreciate it!

Reondite - Shimmery Tiffany blue with purple sparks.
Toxic Lotus - Hot pink with pink sparks.
Victorian Night - Light shimmery lavender with iridescent green sparks. This was a bit more sheer than the other shades but it's still a very pretty color.
Drakon - Gorgeous smokey plum with gold sparks. I think this one is my favorite of all the shades I received! I'm definitely going to have to get a full sized of this one when funds allow.

Glooming - Matte black base filled with blue and green sparks. Much more beautiful in person than it is in pictures. It's very sparkley!
Zombie - Dark low sheen brick red. Not really a color I would wear but still very nice. It actually has a bit of a metallic shine to it that isn't picked up in pictures.
Mordant - Plummy taupe with red sparks.
Seraphic - Gorgeous peachy coral with a slight gold sheen. This reminds me of a shade from BFTE called Sweet N' Spicy.

This next set of swatches consists of the blush samples I received. In all the pictures, I swatched the blushes heavily on the left and sheered out on the right. Enjoy the swatches!

Bronze Skies - Coppery rose with hints of gold and pink sparks. I don't think I can wear this color as a blush as I can't even wear this color as an eye shadow. It's still very pretty though.

Atomic - Bright neon orange with blue sparks. I've never tried wearing orange blush so this will be a good one to experiment with.

Ceylon - Gorgeous peachy pink with gold sparks. This very much reminds me of the cult favorite NARS Orgasm.

Brazen - Matte bright pink/red. This is an extremely potent color so a tiny bit goes a long way. This would give a lovely red flush if used correctly.

Deviant Lipsticks are packaged in black slimline tubes with full labels featuring the logo, product name and ingredients list. I felt that the formula of the lipsticks were slightly different for each color. It took a little more effort for me to get Fearless and Bane to become opaque. Overall they are quite creamy and very pigmented.

Fearless - Matte hot pink. This is probably the hottest pink lipstick I've seen. It's a bit less pigmented than Devilista but not by much.
Devilista - Matte creamy red. I really loved the formula for this one. Really soft and creamy and overall LUSH! ;)
Caged Gypsy - Matte burnt orange. This one was waay different than the color I thought it would be. The description was a deep rose base with glowing pink shimmer and to me this was more of a burnt orange color. I'm almost wondering if I got a mislabeled sample.
Bane - Sheer lilac with a hint of blue shift. I bought this in a full size and I love it! My husband loves when I wear the pinky/purple shades on my lips so I knew this would work well for me.

Hardcore Lips are packaged in adorable clear test tubes with silver caps and doe foot applicators. I'm not sure if the packaging on these have changed though because I remember seeing something about potential packaging changes on their FB page but I'm not 100% certain what happened with that. These are also labeled in the same fashion as the Deviant lipsticks. I'm definitely more of a lip gloss than a lipstick girl and I <3 how these ones feel, super creamy and pigmented with not a hint of stickiness.

Robot Love - Clear base filled silver and holographic glitter. It's supposed to smell like cupcakes but it didn't smell the way I expected. It smells like a fake sugary cupcake.
Deception - Perfect nude with a hint of gold shimmer.
Feline's Kyss - Soft pink with blue shimmer.
Not Your Barbie - Intense hot pink.

Now last but not least are the Evil Shades primers/bases. It's unusual for an indie company to offer such a wide range of primers/bases and this is one of the things that makes them really unique. Currently they offer 3 shades of primer; Noir (black), Naked (nude) and Opal (white).  They also offer Spectrum Pots, which would basically be the equivalent of NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils. The Spectrum Pots are offered in 12 different colors which is amazing! I received samples of the Noir eye primer and Padawan Spectrum Pot.

Noir - Rich black. I love how creamy this primer is! I prefer creamy primers over those that are more solid because you don't have to tug on the delicate skin of your eyelids when applying. I think I'm definitely going to have to try out their primers once my TFSI and UDPP run out.
Padawan - Very pale nude with silver sparks. I must admit I had a little trouble applying this in the beginning. I think my problem was I was applying it too thickly which caused it to pill up on my skin which made it very hard to apply. With this I feel that the thinner the layer you apply, the better it is. I do feel it could be a bit less "hard" and a tad more creamy. I've got my eye on a few of the different color bases (especially the hot pink!) and will have to order some when I have more money.

If you have extra money are not sure what to do with it I definitely recommend picking up a few shadows or blushes from Evil Shades. You won't be disappointed with the quality of the products. Have you tried Evil Shades? What are you favorite products?

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. This review is 100% my own honest opinion of this company.


Anonymous said...

I want to buy stuff now. Noir is on my wishlist for quite a while, padawan looks nice (I'm also curious about the hot pink one. And the purple one, and...) and Feline's kyss says 'Buy me, you know you want to'

Oh, and I want Victorian Nights.

Melissa said...

Great swatches and review :) May need to try them... soon!

The Peach said...

Yay! You got so many great colors there! I love Evil Shades! Andrea makes my all time favorite blush, Skon! So glad you liked her products!

Leira Yann said...

Wow, so many pretty colors. Thanks for the great swatches.

Amanda S. said...

@ladandyzette Victorian Nights is GORGEOUS!

@Melissa definitely give them a try!

@Jill I'll have to try Skon next time I make an order!

@Leira, you're welcome!

starryeyedkiss said...

iv never heard of this brand but i love the style of the packaging and the eyeshaddow colours look amazing definitely going to give them a look now :)

Amanda S. said...

@starryeyed, yes go try them out! Andrea is lovely to work with and her eyeshadows are amazing!

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