Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Evil Shades..revisited. !Review and Swatches!

Hi Zombies!

I'm baaacccck!  *Said in the creepiest voice possible!*  I haven't made a "real" post in 12 days! That is sad.

So, moving on, let's just jump right in! I've been a huge fan of Evil Shades for just over a year now. ES was one of the first "indie" makeup companies I purchased from because there was an eyeshadow called "Zombie."  I soon made a lasting friendship with Andrea, which continues today. Over the past year, I've watched ES grow and seen Andrea come up with some of the most unique and pigmented colors out there. To my delight, I was contacted by Andrea, and asked to do a review of Evil Shades. Honestly, I don't think the reviews recently of ES have done the company justice. Andrea has worked very hard, competing with all the new up and coming indie companies, and has held her own in the most amazing and evil way!

What's in this inconspicuous bag you ask?

Ohhh. just THIS!

Andrea sent me an array of products to try, including brand new ones, such as "Dark Princess" lipstick and a few eyeshadow and samples from the new Arcane, Faerie and Summer Lights collection! I was also able to try out the newish primers!

(Please click pictures for maximum goodness!)

One of my very favorite products that Andrea sent me was "Atomic" blush! Described on the website as a "Hot orange cooled down with a blue shift." This blush is so cool! I see the blue shift, but also tons of pink sparkle (which was hard to capture in my photos.)

I am TELLING you, that picture does NOT do this blush any justice!

Also, the full size jars came packaged with teeny little stickers as seals on each side of the jar. I really don't mind this! It keeps from spillage in route (Andrea doesn't add sifters, which means your getting MOAR product!)

So, let's move on to the GOOD stuff..


I adore the Faerie colors, especially Faerie Dance and Faerie Kisses. Amulet and Voodoo (from the new Arcane Collection) are pretty amazing as well!  I swatched all the colors over Evil Shades primer in "Nude."

(descriptions from website)

Faerie Dance:Bold cobalt blue with aqua sparkles

Faerie Kisses: Cheerful, bright coral with a rose pink shift Amulet: Deceptive pink shifting wine- morphs to a deep metallic blackened pink fandango

Voodoo: Wicked bold hot pink- arises as a shimmering hot pink hiding purple and pink sparkling bursts. (reminds me just a little of Phyrra's Fantasy but deeper!)

When I look at the color below, I think of Robyn from Stay Beautiful!

I usually have trouble with purple lipstick not covering my lips, especially in the lower middle. I think my lips are TOO big!  I was super impressed that Dark Princess did NOT do this, even after a few minutes of wear. I'm excited to experiment more with it. I also LOVE "Not Your Barbie"! Each lippie has a light scent, but nothing overpowering.

Some random thoughts:

I love Andrea's new packaging and labels. I especially love the new way she's packaging lippies!

I have nothing negative to say regarding this review, as everything is amazing! And, I've always loved ES. 

Samples come in clam shells. Some love them, some hate them. But, there is more than enough product to depot into a 3 gr. jar or into a sample baggie.

Because Andrea is wanting to keep overhead and cost down, you may see "stickers or tape" on some of your products for closure purposes. It's just a means to prevent spillage and not an unsanitary eyesore.

Andrea just released a brand new product called "Spectrum Pots" which are to rival paint pots or jumbo eyeshadow pencils. This is EPIC! And they only cost $4.50 for a 3 gram jar! I am totally STOKED about this and can NOT wait to try them! There are currently 6 colors to choose from!

Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) C30-45 Alkyl Cetearyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, dimethicone, Ozokerite Wax, Emulsifying Wax NF, Glycine Soybean Lipds, Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Silicon Dioxide, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Vitamin E, Salix Nigra (Willow) Bark Extract, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide
*Individual color ingredients will be added to the Ingredients page soon.

Color descriptions:

Gamut Blue: Royal Blue with subtle pink shimmer

Photonic Green: Bright light green with aqua sparkle

Nano Yellow: Shimmering sunshine yellow

Pink Prysm: Hot carnation pink with silver shimmer

Visible Violet: Red toned violet with subtle blue and pink sparkle

Copper Reflection: Coppery brown with soft green shifting shimmer

(Colors may appear different on different monitors. All color descriptions are based on my optical reception. Individuals may perceive colors differently)

So, there you have it! I am back and kicking and thought I'd start things off right. Who else is loving Evil Shades?


  1. I'm curious about the spectrum pots too. I wanted to try the NYX pencil in milk like you suggested but it contains parabens.
    I hope she makes a white. *cough*

  2. *drewls* i love Evilshades, especially her lippies. I wish I had a creditcard, then Id buy so much more!

  3. Ooh, there are some truly gorgeous colors in this bunch! I'm loving Atomic and Ardour!

  4. Pretty, LOVE the look of 'Ardour!' Eventually I *might* order some eyeshadows to try, but after my first (and most likely last, to be honest) experience with Evil Shades I'm wary to order again.

  5. Conjure and Voodoo are so pretty!! *starry eyed* And I am in love with the Not Your Barbie & Dark Princess lipsticks.

    Also, that little pot with the black goo, called Noir, is that a sample of the Spectrum Pots? Cause, I kind of love that it's black and if it's meant as a base that would be fantabulous.

  6. @Mandy: Noir is actually a primer! Good for a black base/primer!

    BBH: Sorry you had a bad experience!

    @Sari: I LOVE Atomic!

    @Jasmine: you need MORE! lol

    @Skulda: yeah, I thought that SAME THING!

  7. MissMidnightBlueJune 15, 2011 at 2:38 PM

    I love this! I need to save muh munnies to get me some of her pretties. :D

  8. I've just made an order of tonnes of samples including all the lip colours you got here! :D I love the look of Dark Princess especially. I don't understand why people think the tape is unsanitary, I can understand why you might not particularly like it, but it's not any way dirty :/ Andrea is so sweet and I've loved the vast majority of her products.

  9. I've been eyeing ES for a while... but knowing the samples come in clamshells totally sold me just now. Woot!

    Just wish something would get done with that horror of a store front. It's so bloody confusing to me.

  10. WHOA. I love that Ardour lipstick! The color is such an amazing orange!

  11. Love, love, love! I haven't made a purchase from Andrea yet, but after this post I'd better get on that!

  12. Ok, I NEED Atomic, it looks amazing! I also really want one of those purple lippies but I would never wear them out! I love ES' stuff, I've never been disappointed!

  13. Welcome back! I'm a huge ES fan. I agree, Andrea doesn't get enought love and positive reviews, which I don't understand. I think ES blushes are by far some of my favorite! Love Atomic! Thanks for the swtaches

  14. Oh gosh...this all looks so delicious. Those look colors look excitingggg

  15. These are all so amazing! Btw, I left you award on my page if you wanted to grab it!

  16. Yay I love Evil Shades! I don't have anything from that top row of shadows in your swatches, I'll have to check out Amulet and Conjure :) I also love Ardour, and I can't wait for my purple Spectrum Pot to come in the mail!

  17. I cannot WAIT to try the Spectrum Pots. You also cemented my want for Ardour - I didn't think I needed it but apparently I really, really do. I got a sample of Dark Princess in my last order and fell in love! I also got Atomic... HOLY ORANGE BATMAN, it's so nice!

  18. I already wanted Dark Princess, now I NEED it! Thanks for the swatches.
    I am also hoping for a white Spectrum Pot.

  19. Honestly, I wish I had your lips. :)

    But, I did tag you for a Best Blog award.

  20. I love ES also! It is my very first indie makeup company I ordered from and pretty much the one I order from the most. My favorite eyeshadow is Imp (hehe it was my custom order, I felt honored that she liked it too and made it a core color.) Heartless Queen was also the red I had been searching for. I can't wait for new limited edition colors. Sad that I missed my chance to order a full size jar of my fave colors of the Summer Lights collection. Glad I have some samples still tho... (Zombie was the reason I ordered from ES too.)


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