VEGAN MAKEUP REVIEW greyaphelion:
#picstitch #swaggercosmetics are amazing! #1stimage is of Red Bone, Belieber, Dirty Martini, Blonde Dyke, and Swagger. #2ndimage is the #eyeshadow Responsitransity. #3rdimage is Blonde Dyke and Dirty Martini. #igmakeup #instareview (Taken with Instagram)
Triptych of images I put together showing off my free samples of Swagger Cosmetics eyeshadow. First and foremost, the company owner and creator of the cosmetics is Blake Karamazov. As a makeup artist, it was easier and cheaper for Blake to create eyeshadows and lipgloss rather than purchase them. Along with her lifestyle choice, as an “eater of plants” she states that, “Swagger Cosmetics were born out of my desire to have affordable, bold, vegan products. I believe everyone should be able to afford to be fabulous, and especially to be weird AND fabulous! All colours and formulas are handmade from scratch, and never tested on animals.”
The first image is a list of swatches. From left to right they are: Red Bone, Beiber Fever, Dirty Martini, Blonde Dyke, and Swagger.
Red Bone is a beautiful two-toned, shimmery red shadow that brings both luxury and a party. There is a deep red brown shade that is accompanied by a bright, red wine color that leaves others mesmerized. The first day I wore this color to work I received several compliments - always a plus!
Whether or not you’re swooning for the teenage heartthrob, Beiber Fever is a color for anyone who loves vibrant hues - or LOVES purple. A little goes a long way for this hue, as it is a sure way to get anyone focused on you.
Dirty Martini happens to be my favorite out of this group as it is a deep olive green that is truely stunning (It compliments my skin tone rather well). This eyeshadow is has a very easy and smooth application and pairs super well with brighter matte colors. The extra shimmer catches the light just right and gives this color a new ‘emerald’ depth to it.
Blonde Dyke is true to its pigment and stays just as bright as it does in it’s container. This makes this semi-matte eyeshadow essential for anyone who loves bright colored eyes…or just a fantastic yellow shade! Pair this with a shimmer or glitter eyeshadow and you’ll be the star of the show.
Finally, after all we’ve been through… We still have our Swagger (lol). Swagger is a two-in-one pigment. Use a little bit and you’ll have a faint teal shimmer that would pair well on top of a darker color. Use more and the teal will shine through.
Overall, I feel that Swagger Cosmetics produces quality product that is worth a try.
True to swatch/true match pigments
Bright colors that last
A little goes a long way
More cosmetics offered on web store
Free samples with a purchase
Charismatic owner who handmakes all of her products
No animal testing
Products may vary in chemical composition due to being handmade
Some eyeshadows need more product applied to be seen
Shadows are very fine, and too much product on brush can result in pigments falling onto face.
Must be bought online, unless you live in Seattle.
1 - Red Bone, Beiber Fever, Dirty Martini, Blonde Dyke, and Swagger swatches (from left to right).
2 - Light application of Swagger on lid.
3 - Application of Dirty Martini on lid, paired with Blonde Dyke on inner corner.
To purchase: http://swaggerco.bigcartel.com/ http://www.facebook.com/prettyparlor