Category: Indie

Swatchfest #4: My Newest Single Eyeshadows

I tend to post my newest purchases far in advance on my Instagram page, so if you’ve found me through there, you may have seen some of these already. However, the majority of these shadows I’m featuring today have not been posted on this blog until now. In addition to arm swatches, I’ve also tried to do eye swatches and some finger swatches as … Read More Swatchfest #4: My Newest Single Eyeshadows

Indie Brand Spotlight: Oden’s Eye Review

As a lover of mythology, and of course makeup, I’ve been drawn to this company from the moment I heard about it. When the Swedish brand first established themselves, they stated, “Oden’s Eye is inspired by ancient Nordic mythology, and our products and collections will also be built around this theme.” Their initial collections were very light and whimsical with eyeshadow palettes that reflected … Read More Indie Brand Spotlight: Oden’s Eye Review

JD Glow and Terra Moons Cosmetics

Unlike some of the other Indie brands I’ve discussed before, I didn’t feel like I had enough to say about JD Glow or Terra Moons for standalone posts, so I combined them both here today. Terra Moons Cosmetics The majority of my Terra Moons mattes are from the Neon Mattes Collection, in which I have 9 of the 14. Neverland is a discontinued traditional … Read More JD Glow and Terra Moons Cosmetics

Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula Palette

Today, I’ll be reviewing the Club Nebula palette and showing the reformulated Mars Melter Highlighter. The reason I’ll just be showing, but not reviewing, the highlighter is because mine was shattered. My usual method of repressing shimmer products is to use a little 91% isopropyl alcohol. While I don’t believe the integrity of the two eyeshadows from the palette were effected, I believe not … Read More Kaleidos x Angelica Nyqvist Club Nebula Palette

INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Persona Cosmetics Review

I’d like to begin this post by noting the Georgia Blush, Del Mar Highlighter, and 24Hr Eyeliner were gifted to me by Persona Cosmetics for the purpose of customer satisfaction and not for blog/reviewing purposes. I will go more into detail on that in the Terracotta Blush section. Prior to January 5th, I only had the eyeshadow palettes. The Identity Two palette specifically had … Read More INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Persona Cosmetics Review

Ofra Cosmetics Review

Ofra is a small Florida based company best known for their highlighters and liquid lipsticks. I wasn’t aware of the brand until four years ago when Ofra had their first collaboration with Youtuber Nikkietutorials. Since then, they’ve continued to partner with influencers: Nikkie, Kathleenlights, Samantha March, Jen Luvs, and more. I imagine Ofra is doing very well considering their products are available at Ulta. … Read More Ofra Cosmetics Review

INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Clionadh Cosmetics

I’ve never been one to fawn over brands. There are some companies whose products I really like, and I speak about them highly, but when it comes to Clionadh Cosmetics I fully acknowledge I am a Stan. I respect the company so much because of their amazing customer service, social media presence, and support of customers, creators, and even other indie brands. The biggest … Read More INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Clionadh Cosmetics

Lethal Cosmetics Face Powders, Velvet Dusk Palette, and More

I’m a big fan of Lethal Cosmetics for their quality products, fantastic customer service, fast worldwide shipping, and the importance they place on diversity and inclusion. My initial interest in the brand was for their eyeshadows. At the time of writing this, I own 72 out of their 90 individual shades released so far, and I reviewed most of them earlier this year. Even … Read More Lethal Cosmetics Face Powders, Velvet Dusk Palette, and More

INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Juvia’s Place Review

I’ve been a Juvia’s Place customer for three years now, but it wasn’t until 2019-2020 that I actually started using what I purchased. Most of my experience with the brand is through their eyeshadow palettes. The quality is great but the color stories always threw me for a loop. I never knew how to pair colors together in a way that I felt was … Read More INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Juvia’s Place Review

Swatchfest Part 1

At the rate that I’m currently posting, it would be impossible for me to showcase my entire makeup collection. The reason I started this blog in the first place was to help others find swatches of products that I had a difficult time finding on someone with my skin tone. However, there are parts of my collection that I’ve had for well over a … Read More Swatchfest Part 1

INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Kaleidos Makeup Review

Kaleidos Space Age Highlighters The Space Age line of highlighters from Kaleidos is known for having non-traditional shifty duo-chromatic shades like blue, bright red, green, etc. They even recently released a multichrome highlighter. As much fun as it would be to have colors like that in my collection, I’m not bold enough to rock shades like those regularly enough to get my money’s worth … Read More INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Kaleidos Makeup Review

INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Grace

I placed my very first order with Sydney Grace in November 2019, but the majority of my collection was purchased during their annual Christmas in July sale. The deals were so good, I couldn’t pass them up! Along with the eyeshadows, I will also discuss one of their blushes and their empty magnetic palette. Overall, Sydney Grace makes beautiful high-quality products. I believe they … Read More INDIE BRAND SPOTLIGHT: Sydney Grace

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