|The SugarPill balances out the moral depravity of this picture|
Lime Crime I feel treads the board between mid end cosmetics and an Indie brand. I think they started Indie but due to their popularity are becoming more mainstream, Sephora sold them for around 48 hours and then they disappeared without a trace. No clue what happened there! SugarPill is definitely a brand that is getting more mainstream and seeing this gorgeously twee palette I had to grab it to bump me up to free shipping; any excuse to buy more make up!
The Velvetines were the main reason I bought but I was also interested in some of the more daring shades of lipstick. Again these have had pretty good reviews, better than the NYX Macarons, which are also hard to get in the UK, so I wanted to try the mint green as I had been lusting over NYX Pistachio for a while.
I like pink. I like unicorns. But I'm not the biggest fan of this packaging! Its a bit tacky, bulky and not tapered at the top which makes it feel a bit clumsy.
So onto the Velvetines. My new loves. (they also smell like a fairy cake)
|Red Velvet - Top|
Suedeberry - Bottom
|Mint To Be, Suedeberry, Red Velvet|
So lets end this post with a less controversial brand, SugarPill! I have heard nothing but great things about their eye shadows, and to be honest they price their shadows higher than your typical indie brands.
|Please enjoy my phone case in the mirror|
|Finally another cute Kitty in my life|
|Kitten Parade, Frostine, CandyCrush and Hotsy Totsy|
The pigmentation of these shadows is brilliant, these swatches are without a primer.
|Kitten Parade, Frostine, CandyCrush, Hotsy Totsy|
- Kitten Parade is a peachy pink with sheen, with a bronzey undertone to it.
- Frostine is a lilac which almost looks matte but has a very subtle sheen.
- CandyCrush is a lovely shimmery turquoise.
- Hotsy Totsy may not be the most wearable, but its my favourite. A matte fuschia shadow with white and pink 'fairy sparkles.'
So I am really happy with my first order from Cocktail Cosmetics. They're really good at keeping you up to date with stock too. I ordered two of the 'Clueless Witch' Velvetines which recently came back in stock but it looks like they're out again. I ordered on the Friday, they posted Monday and I received Tuesday. Pretty fast! I made another order this Friday so I am hoping Tuesday brings more lovely Velvetines to my door!
I feel sorry for my moral compass, but very happy for my lips!