Saturday, August 10, 2013

Impulse Cosmetics Review and SWATCHES!

Happy ass Saturday Zombies!

Today, I have a review for on Impulse Cosmetics, an up and coming indie cosmetics company that is  Etsy based. A few weeks ago, someone posted a picture of Narcissa eyeshadow from this company in my makeup group and I snatched it up immediately! 

My package arrived in just a few short days from ordering- and even contained a few extra samples to try out. Everything was bubble wrapped and the full sized jar was shrink wrapped and had a sifter label.

I received samples of:

Mumble, Sovereign, Davy Jones, Alchemy, Penny Serenade, Valkyrie, Flicker, The Fritz, Hemoglobin, Bellatrix, and Crush in addition to my full sized Narcissa.

All the samples in a row!

Full sized Narcissa!

Lovely, lovely swatches!

Descriptions per website:
Narcissa is a silky, matte violet/purple with a pink undertone that flashes into lime/teal green with green and teal shimmer.
Hemoglobin is a bright red eyeshadow with a metallic finish and gold shimmer.
Flicker is a midtoned gold, loaded with gold and silver shimmer
Mumble is a mid-toned violet with a frosty blue color shift.
Crush is a duochrome pink that flashes into aqua/teal with teal sparkles.Alchemy is a duochrome teal with a dark base and gold, silver, and blue shimmers.
The Fritz: did not locate on the site
Davy Jones: did not locate on the site
Valkyrie has a black base that transforms into a cross between lime and emerald green.
Penny Serenade is a dark, grapey purple with a sapphire blue color shift.
Bellatrix is a silky, dark magenta pink that flashes into lime/teal green with green and teal shimmer.
Sovereign is a silky, matte purple loaded with gold shimmer.

Ok, so how ridiculously AMAZING is Bellatrix? In the baggie it looked pretty enough, but once I swatched it, my jaw dropped. I'm honestly not sure I own a color like this, and that's hard to come by. It's hands down my favorite of this lot.  Penny Serenade is an amazing grape purple with a blue sheen- it's the perfect Blurple color. I also adore the vampy and intense sheen/feel of Alchemy, the light lavender and blue feel of Mumble, and the intense gold sparkle in Sovereign. Flicker is a gorgeous light gold with tons of sheen. I just can't get over the intensity of these shades. They are bright, pigmented, smooth to apply, creamy, and so blend-able.

Full sized shades from Impulse Cosmetics are $3.99 for a 5 gram jar, containing roughly 1/2 tsp of product or you can choose 5 samples for $4.50. Samples contain 1/8 tsp of product in each baggie. The owner of Impulse does not normally put the glittery lids on all the full sized eyeshadow (it's exclusively for the Glam Glue primer base) but she figured I might like the glittery touch. Of course, I did. ;)

All of the products at Impulse Cosmetics are handmade and hand-blended. The Cosmetic Glitter is eye safe, unless noted otherwise on the listings on their site. I can tell great care was taken in creating the shades I received. I can not WAIT to do looks with these bad boys. You can also stay informed of new and exciting events on the Impulse Cosmetics Facebook page HERE.

Do you see any colors you can't wait to get your hands on?

*products in this review were purchased with my own money and sent to me for review purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest. 


  1. Bellatrix is gorgeous! I love Alchemy, Narcissa and Hemoglobin. Penny Serenade is lovely too.

  2. I love narcissa, davy jones, mumble, penny serenade, alchemy, and bellatrix!! <3 <3

  3. Wow, Bellatrix is amazing! I love Sovereign, Alchemy Mumble, and Flicker too. Great swatches Wendi!

  4. Holy cow! Those are ALL so gorgeous!

  5. Gorgeous colors! These look amazing.

  6. Those are all gorgeous! I have Narcissa coming to me, but now I want Bellatrix!

  7. Damn, i want their lipsticks! And i've loved alchemy and hemoglobin!

  8. Stunning colors! They look amazing!

  9. Omg, noooooooooooo. :(i want them all.

  10. I *LOVE* Impulse Cosmetics. Have you tried their lipsticks?
    They are incredibly pigmented!
    I think I should try some eyeshadows... thanks for the review!!
    Love, Gisele.

  11. Those are all gorgeous! I want to try them all!

  12. I love the glittery lids- that's a cute touch! Narcissa caught my eye.

  13. can u do lipstick review and swatches?

  14. Those all look gorgeous! I just placed my first order with them! I got one eyeshadow, two lipsticks and their base. I hope the lipsticks are as high quality as those eyehsadows seem to be!!!


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