Good morning zombies!
I hope you all had a wonderful weekend! I had the pleasure of reviewing The Chequered Lily's new "Vampiric Vignettes" Halloween 2014 collection for you! I'm positive there is something in this collection that you'll HAVE to have. Trust me. ;)
This collection contains:
Eye Shadow #162 Silent As The Snow: Icy metallic pearl white with silver sparkle.
Eye Shadow #163 Form Of Mist: Warm semi-sheer metallic pewter with lavender undertone.
Eye Shadow #164 Bloodflower: Rich metallic burgundy-red with red shimmer.
Eye Shadow #165 Memento Mori: Metallic charcoal grey with dark maroon undertone.
Blushing Powder #B07 The Sinking Night: Cool lavender-tinted matte medium grey.
Glitter Blend #G12 Nightchilde: Ruby & crimson glitters blended with black and silver.
Nail Polish #NP03 Teeny Tiny Bat: Clear polish base with shredded black glitter, grey and pearl white hex glitters, and iridescent blue glitter.
Nail Polish #NP04 Empress Of Shadows: Sheer black polish base with large red metallic dots, smaller transparent red glitter dots, black hex glitter, and small ruby hexes.
I received samples sizes of all but the nail polish, as well as a few more the glitter blends to try out. Kim also sent along a mini custom blended nail polish.
The extra glitter blends I received are:
Wicked Jack: Burnt orange and copper with gold, pink-violet iridescence.
Ozymandias: Sheer Gold & Bronze Glitter with Gold Iridescence
Silver Bullet: Bright Silver w/Blue and Blue Iridescence
The packaging is adorable.
All the goodies!
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"Sinking Night" blush would be perfect for an "undead/zombie" look. It's also very build-able or you can tone it down for just a hint of the lavendar.
A custom blended nail polish. This has a red base with different sized glitter pieces. I swatched it over a black nail polish. Sadly, the larger glitter bits stuck to the sides of the bottle so I was unable to get them onto my nail with the brush. Next time, I'll use a toothpick to get some out. ;)
This Halloween collection is gorgeous! "Momento Mori" was the wildcard in the lot in my opinion, In the baggie it looked almost like a burnt/brick red, but once swatched, it took on a life of its own! I also really love "Silent as the Snow!" It's such a pigmented silver and will be awesome for a super wintery makeup look. As always, the eyeshadow from ACL are pigmented, smooth and so easy to blend.
My favorite products from this lot however are the glitter blends! The glitter is so fine and do not have a gritty texture to them at all. I am so stoked to get these on my balls! "Wicked Jack" and "Nightchilde" are both just flipping awesome! I feel like I need every single glitter blend from The Chequered Lily!
A quick note on the glitter blends that I found one of the listings (for those who are curious):
Please note: At this time, the FDA has not approved any glitter product as a color additive for any cosmetic formulation. You can find more information here: http://www.fda.gov/ForIndustry/ColorAdditives/ColorAdditivesinSpecificProducts/InCosmetics/ucm110032.htm near the bottom of the page. Glitters have a very long history of safety when used properly in cosmetics formulations. I only use the finest sizes of glitter for these blends, all of which are .004” or smaller. That said, by purchasing this product, you agree that you understand the FDA's stance on cosmetic glitter and will use this product at your own risk. Please discontinue use if irritation develops. If you'd like to help indie formulators like me get glitter formally approved for cosmetics, you can sign this petition: https://www.change.org/petitions/the-united-states-food-drug-administration-accept-cosmetic-grade-glitter-as-a-color-additive-and-set-usage-standards?utm_source=share_petition&utm_medium=url_share&utm_campaign=url_share_after_sign
Eyeshadow: "Mini" size container consists of a short 3 gram jar with black lid and sifter, packed with .50g of loose powder eye shadow. The “Full Size” option is a 3gram tall profile jar with sifter, packed with 1.50g of loose powder eye shadow (3x the product of the mini size). Sifters will come sealed, simply peel off the sticker before use. Mini sizes are $5.25 and Full Sizes are $11.00.
Glitter: “Mini” size container consists of a short 3 gram jar with black lid and sifter, packed with .50g of loose glitter. The “Full Size” option is a 3gram tall profile jar with sifter, packed with 1.50g of loose glitter (3x the product of the mini size). Sifters will come sealed, simply peel off the sticker before use. Mini sizes are $5.75 and Full Sizes are $12.25.
Have you tried any of the products from the new "Vampiric Vignettes" collection?
*products in this post were sent for review and consideration purposes only. All opinions are my own and 100% honest.