Nov 24, 2013
Review/Swatches: Impulse Cosmetics Get Lippy Palette And Macabre Moon Eyeshadow
Well I did it again. I loved the things I tried from Impulse Cosmetics so much that I just had to get some more! This time I ordered a Get Lippy Palette and an eyeshadow in Macabre Moon. Macabre moon is a gorgeous deep blue with a gold duochrome that costs $4.32. The Get Lippy Palette is a 5 pan palette of their opaque matte lipsticks that costs $24.71. You get to choose whatever colours you want out of what is available at the time. I picked 3 colours and asked the seller to surprise me with 2 colours of her choosing. I did ask for one of the colours she picked to be a shade of purple and for the other to be something bright and unusual.
I didn't do an unboxing this time because I found these in my mailbox while I was on my way out the door to work and just couldn't help but open it up on my break before I got home! So, unfortunately all of my pictures are going to be of opened and already used products. They came packaged almost the exact same way the first one did. If you want to read about the shipping from Impulse Cosmetics you can read my first review here. The actual packaging on the eyeshadow is a plain jar with a sifter. The Get Lippy palette comes in a clear plastic palette that flips open. It actually feels quite sturdy. The palette includes a lip brush that is of surprisingly good quality. I have used it a few times and prefer it to my BH Cosmetics lip brush.
Now on to the products. I will start with the eyeshadow Macabre Moon. This is an amazing royal blue shade with a gold duochrome. I think this might be my favourite duochrome colour that I own!
It is very pigmented and blendable and the colour combination is so bold and unusual. Now, once applied to the eyes, the duochrome effect seemed a little less intense than it did on my hand, but it is still gorgeous. Here is what it looks like on the eyes with BH Cosmetics eye and lip primer underneath as a base:
Isn't it so pretty? The picture here doesn't even do it justice. You can hardly see the beautiful gold sheen in it. This is the second eyeshadow by Impulse Cosmetics that I have tried and I would definitely recommend that you try them. Especially at that great price!
The Get Lippy palette is my favourite of all the things I have from Impulse Cosmetics now. This is kind of cheating because it is really just 5 different little lipsticks. Here is what it looks like:
The colours from left to right are Circus, Clinch, Manic, Gamble and Maui Wowie. The three colours I picked were Circus, Clinch and Manic. Gamble and Maui Wowie were picked out by the owner of the company. The lipsticks are all incredibly creamy and long-wearing. I will admit there are 2 shades in here that don't really suit me very well. I still love them, they just don't go very well with my skin tone. You will see which shades they are once you see the lip swatches.
Here they are! Each swatch is over bare lips. I put a bit of chapstick on each time but made sure to wipe off all the excess so my lips were dry.
The first colour is Circus, an awesome minty teal. This is one of the ones I picked out and I think it is my favourite in this palette. This picture doesn't really do it justice. This one is very creamy and opaque. It looks a little less green on the lips than it does in the palette, but I think if I used a primer that blocked out the colour of my lips first it would be perfect.
This awesome blue colour is Clinch. I think this shade is pretty darn close to Oh No She Didn't by Lime Crime. I haven't personally tried that one yet, but just from looking at pictures online, I would say this is a good dupe. This is the creamiest and most pigmented out of all the colours in this palette. I also wore this one to work for an 8 hour shift yesterday and found that it did not feather at all. It did wear off a bit after a few hours and I definitely needed to touch up after lunch, but I was really impressed with it!
Can you see what's wrong with this picture? This is Manic, a light orange colour. I call this orange creamsicle colour since that is what it reminds me of. I really loved this colour in pictures, and it looks gorgeous in the pan, but it makes my lips just disappear. Apparently I am the colour of orange creamsicles, huh??? Regardless, I think this colour would look great on any really pale people as well as anyone with really dark skin. Those of us in between may just want to skip this shade, though.
This pinky purple colour is Gamble. This is one of the colours that was a surprise. All I said was anything purple and she picked this! I am really glad she picked this because it wasn't one that I would have picked out for myself. The picture on their website looked a bit more pink than purple and I have plenty of pink shades, so I would have skipped right over it. This shade seems slightly less pigmented than the rest, but since it isn't a completely contrasting colour from my lips it doesn't need to be. If you are looking for more wearable shades from this company then this is a great one that still stands out.
This is the second colour that was picked out for me, Maui Wowie. This is an awesome, bright chartreuse. I abso-freaking-lutely love this colour, but it doesn't look very good on me... I think this colour would look really amazing on anyone with very dark skin. I am so sad that it doesn't work for me. I will probably try to make this work somehow so that I can wear it anyways. I don't really know how yet, but I'll try. If you have any ideas, let me know in the comments!
So that is everything I got this time! I love it all, even the two shades that don't work for me. I'm sure I'll find uses for them as well. These lipsticks are all very creamy, pigmented and longwearing. I still think my favourite shade by Impulse Cosmetics is Smoking Gun, which you can see me wearing here. That is the most flattering shade I think I have ever worn, but all my new shades are amazing as well. I also really like Macabre Moon! If you haven't checked out Impulse Cosmetics yet, go do it!
What do you think? Which shade is your favourite on me? Which is your least favourite? Let me know in the comments!