Considering how Evil Shades Cosmetics is in my top five favorite makeup companies list I think I've been a terrible fan. Looking back on my posts I've failed to do ESC (oooh, like the button!) justice and think I should do a post dedicated to all the shadows I have (another fail: I really ought to have more).
Andrea, the owner, is the most sweetest, fun company owner you will converse with over twitter and my orders have always been prompt and very satisfactory. This is my third order with her and the first order since she changed her logos and I think ESC is just getting better and better.
Anyway, without more jibber-jabber, here is my order:
(Wanderflower, ReAnimated full size (there is also a pro size) and Hfb spectrum pot)
While opening all those clam shells and lining them up (samples come this way as it's easier for Andrea, with patience you can manage these so don't get too excited then rage at the clam shell) was it bad that I thought of that story from Alice in Wonderland? The one with the walrus? Ho hum.
Top four swatches from left to right:
Double Barrel: Very shimmery, dark gray unswatched but swatched it is a purple-gray and an absolutely amazing color you can gaze at all day long. Must have a full size of this
Wanderflower: A dusty, shimmery teal unswatched it proves to be a lovely sea-blue (heavier on the blue) when swatched
Zombie Moon: Silver, a perfect silver. Unswatched it seems like it would be a darker silver but when swatched it is a true frosty silver (not metallic, frosty...maybe dusty, I like this word dusty, I know)
ReAnimated: Must have a full version - oh wait, I do! Must have a backup full version! Dark in the jar you cannot imagine what it would be when swatched and then you swatch it. It morphs, it's green when the light hits it but could be a brown. I have a passion for brown-green morphs. Beautiful.
Bottom four swatches from left to right:
Ceylon: I got this eyeshadow purely for the name (Ceylon is what Sri Lanka was originally called) because I'm not a pink fan (I think I prefer blues over pinks now that I think about it) at all. Unswatched it is a soft pink, swatched however it is a metallic pink that's really quite pretty.
EDIT: Um, Ceylon is actually a blush! Bah, stupid me, it isn't an eyeshadow! As a blush it would still be too light for me though so maybe a pink highlight color?
Zombie Girl: A scary shade of green unswatched but a very wearable green when swatched, it is so deceiving that you would never believe that bright green would be such a nice, gentle metallic green instead.
Living Dead Zone: Fierce fire engine red unswatched and when swatched it is the same although perhaps more like a darker fire engine red. Very intimidating but using Dominique's way of adding red shadow to a look and making it look ah-mazing hopefully I can use this without cowering away from it!
Victorian Night: Oh I am so glad I have a full size of this! Thank you A! Although same with ReAnimated - I definitely need another jar! The right intensity purple with shimmer and a silvery edge to it. Beautiful. Andrea does THE BEST purples (Cheshire is still my favorite though).
Ceylon, Zombie Girl and Living Dead Zone are the more metallic and matte shades of the lot while Wanderflower and Zombie Moon follow closely but have a hint of shimmer to them. Double Barrel, ReAnimated and Victorian Night are the very shimmery (or sparkly?) ones with some color changing effects (ReAnimated mostly has this). And I don't know why I didn't swatch these all in a more orderly fashion but please note that Living Dead Zone, ReAnimated, Zombie Girl and Zombie Moon are limited edition so get your paws on them ASAP.
Hfb Spectrum Pot (sorry, refer to the photo way back when in the post): Described as a 'shimmering nude beige' in the pot it appears more of a metallic beige. Mamma Bear (as I know her as, heh) was so kind and included this in my order - LOVES! I think I need to work on how I use it because there is a certain technique to it but I'm keen to try it out seeing as these days I do a lot of neutral, brown looks so this would be the perfect base. Since you can't really see it swatched on my brown (recent photos have proved I have become a Sri Lankan light brown, yum) skin you can kind of see it in action with the three swatches in a row (from my 88 palettes). It definitely makes the shadows more noticeable and makes for a good base that grips that shadows well.
(Devious Virtue and Stormy)
Lipstick - Devious Virtue: A gorgeous purple-pink (mauve? I don't know complex colors so purple-pink will do) but unfortunately too bright for my skin tone. It would be fantastic on someone with a lighter skin tone. I think I'll use my sample of it (again, kindly included in my order by Mamma Bear) mixed with a darker color.
(First off, I know that middle pink part looks like my tongue or something but it's that stubborn wet part of my lips which refuses color. It is an embarrassing child, I know.)
Lipstick - Stormy: This is definitely not a color I would have chosen for myself (thank you again for including this MB!) but oh my gosh I wish I could sport this loud and proud! It is a fantastic, futuristic color and I wish I had it for my unicorn costume this weekend past as it would've added that amazing magical appeal!
Overall the lipsticks were a little difficult for me to apply (I didn't use a lip balm or primer or base or whatever you may put on your lips prior to applying lipstick) but it might be because I only had samples to work with and a lip brush. I have a feeling a tube version might be easier. The formula is smooth and creamy and isn't cake-y at all. Very wearable.
Halfway through writing this I made another order with Evil Shades Cosmetics - I seriously cannot believe this order was my third order ever. How terrible ): Although my first two orders were the best ever and since most of the colors are no longer available (oh Cheshire, my darling) I think they will remain locked up and I'll use them oh so sparingly!
Anyway here is a look I did with Double Barrel, Zombie Moon, Zombie Girl and Victorian Night. Sorry you can't see them really clearly but hopefully you get the gist - the first two on my lid and the latter two on the top.